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How To Install CyanogenMod 10.1 ROM for HTC One

For those of you, who love to taste new custom ROMs and own a HTC One, we’ve got good news, the popular CyanogenMod custom ROM has been released for your shiny HTC One, however since it’s alpha release, it may not be fully stable at this time.

If you’re unfamiliar with CyanogenMod, it’s popular AOSP custom ROM to get a fully stock Android experience of latest Android version, it offers impressive customization that enables you to personalize your phone depending on your personal taste even it includes many handy tweaks to make your task easier such as Apollo music player, T9 dialer, file manager app and more. The latest CyanoegMod 10.1 build is based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

This guide shows you how to install CyanogenMod 10.1 for HTC One.


  • Keep in mind that your HTC One must have unlocked bootloader, check this guide to unlock bootloader.
  • Make sure a custom recovery is installed on your HTC One, check this guide to install ClockworkMod recovery or this guide to install TWRP recovery.
  • You need a Windows PC and make sure USB drivers for HTC One are installed. You can use HTC Sync to install USB drivers.
  • Backup everything because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use the carbon Android app to backup apps and data.

DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.


Step #1: Turn off your HTC One and reboot into recovery mode by holding down volume up and power buttons, in recovery mode create nandroid backup of your current ROM, it’s important because if anything not work out that you expect from this ROM, you’ll be able to easily revert back to your current state. To create backup select “Backup and Restore”, and then select “Backup” again, if you’re on TWRP recovery, click on “backup” and slide the blue button to confirm the action.

Step #2: Download the latest version of CyanogenMod and Google Apps for HTC One from here [XDA Link].

Step #3: Copy both zip files to internal storage of your HTC One.

Step #4: Download the Fastoot Package to your PC.

Step #5: Unzip the downloaded file into C drive “c:\”, it’ll generate fastboot folder containing four files.

Step #6: Unzip the ROM zip (downloaded in step 2) and get the boot.img file, then copy the boot.img file to fastboot folder, now you have 5 files in fastboot.

Step #7: Turn your HTC One off.

Step #8: Reboot phone into fastboot mode, to do this reboot phone by holding down volume down and power buttons.

Step #9: Once you’re in fastboot mode, plug phone to PC using a USB cable.

Step #10: Open the fastboot folder and run flash-boot-windows.bat file, it’ll install the boot.img file.

Step #11: Once the installation is done, unplug phone from PC, then on your phone select HBOOT, there select “recovery” option to enter in recovery mode.

Step #12: In recovery mode, perform wipe, select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on the next screen then select wipe cache and confirm on the next screen. At the end, select advanced, then select “wipe dalvik cache” and confirm action.

Step #13: Return to main menu by selecting “Go Back”.

Step #14: Select “Install Zip from SD Card” then “Choose Zip from SD Card” and locate the downloaded ROM file that you’ve transferred in above step and confirm installation.

Step #15: Repeat the previous step and install the Google Apps package in same manner.

Step #16: Once the installation is completed, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now” to reboot phone.

You’re done, great job, your HTC One is now running CyanogenMod 10.1 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. If you experience any error, leave a comment.

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