The HTC One Series isn’t too long, there are just three models, two of them, HTC One S and HTC One X, already has received the CyanogenMod 10 build, this is HTC One V’s turn, a recognized XDA contributor named jmztaylor has recently released the CyanogenMod 10 (CM10) build unofficially.
CM10 is based on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and it gives you fully stock Jelly Bean experience, the ROM brings a fast performance and is packed with so many customizable features, as most of you know well that the Google has added very useful features to Jelly Bean such as Google Now, improved camera app, new smarter keyboard, new notification bar and much more. However it’s just a experimental CM10 build, it’s not stable for the daily use and may has bugs, the developer mentioned that the camera and camcorder aren’t working now, the LCD backlight will not turn off.
Read on how to install CyanogenMod 10 on HTC One V, do keep in mind that this build is just for CDMA HTC One V PrimoC, don’t try the ROM on GSM version. The bootloader of your HTC One V must be unlocked and ClockworkMod recovery should be installed, you can follow our this guide or use this all-in-one toolkit to unlock bootloader and install ClockworkMod recovery. USB drivers should be installed on PC and make backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or get damaged following this guide.
Step #2: Copy CyanogeMod 10 .zip file and gapps-jb-20120726-signed.zip file to the internal SD card of your HTC One V.
Step #3: Before installation you should make a backup of your existing ROM, because if anything doesn’t work, the backup will help to go back to original ROM, to do so, turn off your phone, then reboot into bootloader mode by holding down volume down and power buttons, in the bootloader mode, use volume keys to navigate menus and power key to select, there select the recovery option. In recovery mode, to create backup select “Backup and Restore”, and then select “Backup” again.
Step #4: On your PC, unzip the fastboot.zip file to the C:\, you’ll get a fastboot folder containing four files, then copy the downloaded jbboot to fastboot folder too.
Step #5: Open the command prompt on your PC.
Step #6: Turn off your phone, reboot into bootloader mode by holding down volume down and power buttons, in recovery mode, select fastboot mode option.
Step #7: Once you’re using fastboot mode, plug the device to your PC using USB cable.
Step #8: Enter following command on command prompt, it take you to fastboot folder:
Step #9: Enter another following command, it will show the serial number of device, which means the device is connected to PC properly, if it doesn’t show, make sure device drivers are installed on PC:
Step #10: Enter following command to install boot.img:
fastboot flash boot jbboot.img
Once the installation is done, you’ll get finished/OKAY message.
Step #11: Unplug the phone from PC, then on your phone, select HBOOT, in HBOOT, select recovery option.
Step #12: In recovery, Perform wipe, select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on the next screen.
Step #13: 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. Wait till installation complete. Once the ROM .zip file is installed, install the Google Apps .zip file in the same manner.
Step #14: Once the installation is completed, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now” to reboot the device.
That’s it, the CyanogenMod 10 is installed on your phone, when you need to go back, put phone in recovery mode and restore the backup, you’ve taken, if you faced any issue, command below, you can also visit the original thread of XDA link given in step 1.