Update HTC One V with KangBang CM9 Android 4.0.4 ICS Custom Firmware

HTC One V was clearly missing on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. A custom ROM that was called KangBang CM9 by the one who created it has all the attributes to help with the update that we will explain today.

So follow our guide to find out more on how to land the upgrade.


First thing to do is to go by what these pre-requisites say:

  • root the One V;
  • when done, install TWRP or CWM Recovery on the phone;
  • install USB Drivers for the smartphone on your PC;
  • flash Fastboot and ADB on your laptop;
  • create a backup using this tutorial;
  • charge the device’s battery unit;
  • be sure that you use a smartphone which is unlocked by the manufacturer;
  • turn on, on the HTC One V, the option which is called USB debugging.HTC-One-V

Your handset has now passed every single requirement. All that remains now is to follow the steps below.

Important instructions

  1. The beginning of the tutorial is offered by this easy task: download on your computer.
  2. Here is what needs to be done for the second step: go to the custom ROM and then extract the files which lie therein; a file labelled boot.img should appear in the list of contents. A good idea now is to plug the phone to the PC.
  3. Step three is asking you to copy and paste the Android 4.0.4 ROM archive to the device’s memory card root; also make sure you copy + paste the boot.img file to a directory whose name should be android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools. When the end of the transfer is near, you need to switch the One V off and enter it in Fastboot (or Bootloader) Mode like this: power the handset on while pressing + holding Volume Down and Power simultaneously.
  4. For step four you should perform the following actions: launch Command Line when you’re in the android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools folder. Enter:
    fastboot flash boot boot.img
    then press Enter.
  5. Step five: type
    fastboot reboot
    When done, press Enter. After certain guidelines appear on the display, your move should be to follow them.
  6. Step six tells you the following: opt for Bootloader and enter the smartphone into CWM Recovery to be able to operate a complete data wipe; which is done by choosing Wipe Data / Factory Reset with Power.
  7. Step seven should see you opt for Wipe Cache Partition to enable the device to pass through a full cache wipe. You need to operate a wipe of the Dalvik cache, too, just in case; to do so, go to “Advanced” from the Recovery menu and choose Wipe Dalvik Cache.
  8. [sc name=”banner-jos”]Are you done with these tasks? Then follow the ones in the eighth step, which go like this: return to the main recovery screen where you have to choose Install zip from SD card.
  9. Up next is step nine: opt for Choose zip from SD card; after you complete this, opt for the Android 4.0.4 ROM archive with Power and confirm the flashing.
  10. As soon as the ROM gets installed on the One V, you need to go to ++++Go Back++++.
  11. Select, so that the handset reboots, the option that reads the system restarting from the phone’s Recovery Menu. The HTC One V will now get accustomed to the Android 4.0.4 ICS via KangBang CM9 custom firmware.