The Jelly Bean has been arrived for the HTC One S in the form of AOKP, this HTC’s flagship has just received an unofficial AOKP build that based on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, thanks to recognized XDA contributor klin1344.
The AOKP is well-known ROM due to its remarkable customizable features that allow you to almost every aspect of interface, the AOKP ROM gives you a great Jelly Bean experience and as most of you know well about the Jelly Bean, it comes with a bunch of new features and apps like the Google Now app, improved notification bar, improved camera app, improved keyboard app, improved Google search feature and much more.
This AOKP ROM is still under development stages, so bugs can be expected, currently the wired headsets don’t work, you can use Wired Headset Routing Fix app from the Google Play Store to fix this bug and you may also face some bugs in DZO’s camera library. The developer will iron out these bugs soon in near future.
Read on how to install Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean based unofficial AOKP on HTC One S. Do keep in mind that this AOKP build works on just HTC One S with 1.5Ghz Snapdragon S4 processor, don’t try on 1.7GHz Snapdragon S3 processor variant.
The bootloader of your HTC One S must be unlocked and ClockworkMod recovery also should be installed on the phone, you may use this all-in-one toolkit to unlock bootloader and install ClockworkMod recovery, you can also use this guide to install touch ClockworkMod recovery on the phone. USB phone drivers should be installed on the computer, you can use HTC Sync to install USB drivers and lastly you need to make a 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 #1: First of all you should make a nandroid backup of your existing ROM, it’s very important because if anything not work out that you expect from this ROM or if any goes wrong, you’ll be able to easily revert back to your current state. To create backup, turn off the phone, then reboot phone by holding down volume down and power buttons, it will reboot into bootloader mode, there select recovery option to enter in recovery mode. Once you’re in recovery mode, select “Backup and Restore”, and then select “Backup” again.
Step #2: Download the latest version of AOKP ROM from here [XDA Link] and also download Google Apps package.
Step #3: Place both download .zip files to your phone.
Step #4: Download the fastboot package (Fastboot.zip) to the PC, you’ll use it to install required boot.img file.
Step #5: Unzip the fastboot.zip file to C:\, it will give fastboot folder containing four files, then unzip the ROM .zip file, it will provide you boot.img, copy the boot.img file to fastboot folder. You have five files now in fastboot folder.
Step #6: Power off the phone and put into download mode, to do so reboot phone by holding down volume down and power button (Note: In recovery mode use volume keys to navigate and power button to select).
Step #7: Once you’re in fastboot mode, plug the phone to PC using USB cable.
Step #8: Run command prompt on PC, enter following command, it will take you to fastboot folder:
Step #9: Enter another following command, you’ll get the serial number, if it show serial number, your device is connected with PC properly:
Step #10: Enter another following command to install boot.img:
fastboot flash boot boot.img
Once the installation is done you’ll get finished/OKAY message.
Step #11: Unplug device from PC. Then on the phone select HBOOT, then in HBOOT, select recovery option to enter in recovery mode.
Step #12: In recovery mode, select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm the action 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 step 3 and confirm installation.
Step #14: Once again repeat the last step but this time install Google Apps package .zip file (gapps-jb-20120726-signed.zip).
Step #15: Once the installation is done, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now.”
That’s it, the AOKP Jelly Bean ROM is now installed on your phone, if faced any issue in above guide, you can comment below. You can also visit the original thread of XDA link given in step 2. When you need to go back, put phone in recovery mode and there restore the backup you taken during the installation.