The CDMA HTC One V users can now enjoy the new Jelly Bean 4.1.1 experience on their own handsets as those of xda-developers had just made available a suitable AOKP update. The firmware is out from a while but as you might know you cannot apply the same on any devices. You must follow a step by step guide that is designed especially for your phone, or else you can brick it. Therefore, by using the present tutorial, you will be able to learn how to update your HTC One V (the CDMA version) to Android Jelly Bean OS, by installing the AOKP custom ROM firmware into its system.
This variant of the AOKP upgrade is being based on the Galaxy Nexus ROM, so you will be able to get some of its features, capabilities and looks, as several themes, backgrounds images and a customized interface will be flashed on your One V. Beside this, you can now power up the performances of your handset by getting features that cannot be found in the default version of the Android platform. This is happening each time you decide to apply a custom ROM, so this is the most complex operation to perform on your smartphone.
This is not the only custom update available for your One V, so before starting the steps from below, I recommend you to check the other guides too; for this you can search through our how to section. Now, if you want to make a better opinion about this new OS improvement maybe it will be a good idea to take a look over the image from below. I have displayed there the most relevant features of the AOKP ROM, the ones that will be installed on your HTC One V. You can discover the full list of features by checking our source here.
For being able to update the HTC One V to Jelly Bean 4.1.1 AOKP custom ROM you will have to previously root your smartphone. This update can be applied no matter the OS your phone is currently running, as long as it has a rooted system. The root operation ensures an unchained system, which will make possible the present procedure. Be aware though as by rooting you will void the warranty of your device. If anything bad happens then you will be by yourselves. The warranty can be restored but only if you downgrade to the stock ROM or if you install an official firmware released by HTC and suitable with your CDMA HTC One V.
After rooting, you must install a custom recovery image on your phone. I recommend you to get the CWM recovery as it is the best one available for the Android system. By using this tool you will be able to flash the update file, but more about this during the steps from below. Now, take note that this is not an official upgrade released and supported by HTC for your CDMA One V. The AOKP software is a custom ROM developed by third party devs so it has nothing to do with the mentioned company. Unfortunately there are no words about an OTA Jelly Bean release, so this might be the perfect opportunity for you.
You are half way over, as now we will discuss about the pre requisites. It’s important to complete these operations because in this way you can ensure that your handset will be in safe hands. This tutorial is being considered risky meaning that you must read all the lines from it and that you shouldn’t perform things by yourselves. Most of the preparation tasks are being available in the list from below, so take your time and check it out.
- First, make sure you have access to a Windows running computer and to your phone USB cord.
- Then, the first to start with is the backup. The data might get corrupted so it is important to save it before heading to the update process; here are some tips for the backup operation.
- Use SMS backup and restore tools for saving the text messages from your One V.
- Do the same for saving the Call logs.
- Learn how to sync with Google for backing up and restoring the contacts.
- If your device is running a custom recovery image you can backup the current ROM too; if something goes wrong you can easily restore the stock firmware.
- Use a computer or SD card for saving other files.
- Remember to root and install CWM on your smartphone.
- If your computer and device is running security programs, then it will be a good idea to deactivate them.
- Enable the USB debugging option from your V.
- Charge the battery or make sure that at least 70% power is still there.
That’s all for now; you can safely head to the proper tutorial. Don’t apply the procedure for similar devices with the HTC One V. Furthermore, the present how to guide is suitable and will work only for the CDMA version of the HTC One V.
How to Update CDMA HTC One V to AOKP Jelly Bean 4.1.1 Custom ROM
- Of course, the first thing to do will be to download the update file.
- The download link is here.
- Also, get the Google apps package from here.
- Save the files on your computer.
- By using the USB cord, connect the One V with your PC.
- Select the downloaded files.
- Copy-paste them to your phone.
- Unplug the USB cable.
- Turn off the smartphone.
- Reboot in recovery.
- For recovery: press and hold Volume Down button while powering on.
- In recovery first select “wipe data factory reset” followed by “wipe cache partition”.
- Then return to the recovery menu: “+++go back+++”.
- Select “install zip from sd card” and “choose zip from sd card”.
- Pick the update file, install it and then do the same for flashing the Google apps package.
- The installation process should take a couple of minutes; wait until it’s over.
- In the end, select “+++go back+++” and end the process with “reboot system now”.
Well, there you have it; that was the manual method from which you could learn the easiest way for updating your CDMA HTC One V to Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1. All this was possible thanks to those of xda-developers who had developed and tested the AOKP custom ROM firmware for your smartphone. Now, test the new ROM and see how it performs. Feel free to share your impressions with us and do tell us if there were problems with the steps from above. Also stay close for further tutorials and for other Android related tips and guides.