HTC One is yours for the taking if you want to own it. And you should know that you can absolutely update it to the newest Android 4.2.2 if you download a nifty little tool called AvatarROM Build 2.14b custom ROM.
you take the decision to update your smartphone, you should follow these pre-requisites: flash USB drivers for the HTC One on your laptop, turn on USB Debugging, create a backup using these instructions (also, the content on the phone’s internal memory should be saved to an external SD card), use the handset that is bootloader as well as carrier unlocked and fully charge the battery of the phone.
If you’ve completed the requirements, you have the green light to start the tutorial.
How to flash AvatarROM on HTC One
- First: download and Google Apps archive from this page on the notebook you have in front of you. Plug the smartphone to it after that.
- Transfer the files you saved on your laptop from it to the handset’s SD card root; when you’re done with this, unplug the devices and switch the HTC One off.
- You will also be asked to enter the latter into Recovery Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down and Power at the same time, an action which will boot the device into HBOOT main menu; now opt for Recovery and you are done.
- Next step to follow needs you to perform some very much needed tasks that will wipe the phone’s system. Opt, for the first of them, for Factory reset/Wipe data; to confirm this, choose “Yes”.
- Then, after you wait a couple of minutes, you should be in the Recovery Menu to choose Wipe Cache Partition; this is the second wiping task. The last one will have you select Wipe Dalvik Cache.
- Go on with the guide by choosing Install zip from SD card.
- There is a second option to select: Choose zip from SD card. After you have done this, it’s recommended to install the avatar-2.13b-1021-20130601-m7.zip file; something that is done by opting for it from its location with the button called Power.
- Now you need to confirm the flashing and then install the Google Apps package by selecting the gapps-jb-20130301-signed.zip the same way you flashed the AvatarROM Build 2.14b. Like before, confirm this operation, too.
- The second you land in the phone’s Recovery Menu, you should opt for the phone’s restarting option. This makes it possible for the HTC One to boot into the required firmware for the update. Then go to the smartphone’s Settings, choose “About phone” and see the AvatarROM Build 2.14b custom firmware with your own eyes to believe it really is on the device.
NOTE: But what to do if your handset seems to remain stuck in a boot loop or the HTC logo? You can do the following: operate a wipe cache partition and then a wipe dalvik cache. Reboot, afterwards, the phone. But if you want to experience the old ROM of your handset again, then simply boot the smartphone into Recovery, choose Backup&Restore and end it by opting for the old firmware from a list which will appear on the screen.
To get away from a message that reads “Status 7 error”, you have to flash a related kernel and, when you’re done, flash the custom ROM we used for our tutorial.
My name is Mark, I am a new chief editor of this blog, freelance writer, entrepreneur, and simply a technology lover. Currently a proud owner of a Google Pixel 4a.