Update HTC Evo 4G LTE to Jelly Bean 4.1.1 using CodefireX custom ROM

Today we are presenting another custom ROM that will update your HTC Evo 4G LTE to the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean operating system.

The name of the custom ROM which does this is CodefireX ROM. It was created so that owners of the HTC Evo 4G LTE could enjoy the opportunities offered by the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean OS. Because yes, this smartphone is still running on the 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich version. This is a tool that is based on CyanogenMod 10 (CM10).

The fact that the CodefireX ROM is a beta version means that there are stull some problems with it. Like the occasional bugs that you may come across while using it. Even so, the updates that you are offered make up for the issues.

Even if it’s an easy to install custom ROM, you have to know that it will not work well if the phone you use is not HTC’s Evo 4G LTE. Don’t try it on another model.

Requirements

What you are going to need before getting the CodefireX ROM on your device is the phone which must have TWRP Recovery, then download GApps package from here (the file is called gapps-jb-20120726-signed.zip) and latest CodefireX Jelly Bean nightly ROM package for the Evo 4G LTE to a comp or laptop. There needs to be a backup of the crucial data you want to still have access to after the installation. Also, charge the battery of the Evo 4G LTE till it says 75%. But you should charge it till that icon shows 100%.HTC-EVO-4G-LTE-jelly-bean

Down below are all the steps you must follow in order to ensure a smooth update of your phone from the Ice Cream Sandwich to the Jelly Bean OS.

Important instructions

  1. Copy, for step 1, the CodefireX Jelly Bean ROM and the GApps package to the internal SD card that is on the smartphone. Then turn the latter off.
  2. Step 2 requires the booting of the device into TWRP Recovery by pressing and holding down the keys for Power and Volume Down.
  3. The third step is done via the buttons for Volume keys: use them to select Recovery; then tap the Power key to choose it.
  4. Step 4: create a NANDroid Backup of the phone’s ROM. Once you are finished, opt for Wipe, then Factory Reset. The action should be confirmed on the screen that appears.
  5. For step 5 you need to return to the main menu. There you should choose the option called Install. After this you have to find the CodefireX ROM file.
  6. In the sixth step you must confirm the installation of this file. Do that via the sliding of a blue circle you will see appear.
  7. Then comes step 7, when you need to install the GApps package. This is easy to do: look at the fifth and sixth steps.
  8. Step 8 is the last one. According to it, you should tap on a key called Reboot system. This way your smartphone gets rebooted. And you can play with the CodefireX custom ROM.

Which comes with a settings panel. This means you get to experience power-user features among other surprises.

Posted In How To - By Mihai Mateescu

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