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Upgrade HTC One S to Android Jelly Bean via CodefireX ROM

People can get operating system firmware updates on Android devices before the official release with different ways such as custom ROMs and leak updates, that’s the reason, the Android has become more popular than other mobile platforms. Those of you own a HTC One S and want to taste the latest Android version Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, can now upgrade their One S to Jelly Bean via a custom ROM.

Recently the HTC EVO 4G LTE received the CodefireX ROM that has also made the way to HTC’s flagship HTC One S smartphone, the CodefireX custom ROM is based on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, thanks to XDA developer member ZanzDroid, he packed the ROM with a lot of useful features. Developer has built the ROM using CyanogenMod 10 with aim of offering additional power-useful features.

Feature list of CodefireX and OS (Jelly Bean) is remarkable, Jelly Bean contains a nice bunch of useful apps and features such as Google Now app, new search feature, advanced camera app, advanced notification bar, advanced keyboard and much more. The CodefireX is currently in nightly stages where ROM automatically makes a new build daily with new improvements and keep you up to date.

The developer hasn’t took out the ROM from kitchen and still working on the ROM, which means, it may contains some issues and bugs, but the developer will iron out them soon in near future.

Continue reading to install Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean based CodefireX ROM on HTC One S, it’s very important to bear in mind that the ROM is just for HTC One S with the 1.5Ghz Snapdragon S4 processor, so don’t try on the 1.7GHz Snapdragon S3 processor variant.

The bootloader of your HTC One S must be unlocked and ClockworkMod recovery also must be installed on the phone, you may use this all-in-one toolkit to all, or unlock bootloader officially here and follow our this guide to install ClockworkMod. Be sure 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. Use a Windows PC and USB phone drivers must be installed on the PC, you may use the HTC Sync Manager to install drivers.

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: Download the latest version of CodefireX ROM from here [XDA Link] also download the Google Apps from here or here (

Step #2: Don’t extract any .zip file, transfer both downloaded .zip files to the SD card of device.

Step #3: Turn the device off and reboot the device into recovery mode to make a backup of existing 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 do so, reboot phone by holding down Volume down and power button, you’ll be enter to bootloader mode, there use volume keys to navigate and power to select, and select recovery option. Then to create backup select “Backup and Restore”, and then select “Backup” again.

Step #4: Select the required fastboot package ( to your PC, it will be used to install required kernel.

Step #5: Unzip the download fastboot .zip nto C:\ on computer, you’ll get fastboot folder then unzip also  ROM .zip file that you downloaded in first step, you’ll get boot.img file, copy it into fastboot folder.

Step #6: Turn the device off.

Step #7: Reboot device into bootloader mode by pressing and holding down Volume down and power button, there use volume keys to navigate and power to select, and select fastboot mode.

Step #8: Once you’re in fastboot mode plug the device to PC using USB cable.

Step #9: Open command prompt and then enter following command

cd c:\Fastboot

Step #10: Enter another command that will show device serial number, which means the device is successfully connected:

fastboot devices

Step #11: Enter this command, you’ll get finished/ok message once the img is installed:

fastboot flash boot boot.img

Step #12: Disconnect the device from PC, and on device select HBOOT, then select RECOVERY.

Step #13: Perform full wipe, first select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on the next screen.

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

Step #15: Once again, repeat the step 14 and also install the Google Apps .zip file in the same manner.

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

That’s it, the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean is now installed on your HTC One S, if you faced any issue in above guide, do comment below and we’ll help you. You can also visit the original thread of XDA link given in first step.

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