Even though HTC isn’t the most popular mobile provider company out there, as Samsung and Sony are more successful, there are several handsets manufactured by the mentioned producer who are worthy of our attention. Of course the HTC One is one of the devices I am talking about and since there are many users who own the smartphone, during the present tutorial I will teach them how to update their phones to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS. We will not flash an official firmware on the HTC One though, as InsertCoin is a custom ROM software that is based on stock Android 4.3 system.
InsertCoin comes with Sense 5.0 and with latest features and apps that can be found on the Android market. Furthermore, the ROM comes with extra capabilities that cannot be found on the default version of the Android 4.3 OS, which means that you will be able to customize and optimize the looks and performances of your HTC One. The best is that this variant of InsertCoin firmware is compatible with all the models of HTC one, so you will be able to complete this step by step guide if you have the international, developer and US (AT&T and T-Mobile) versions of the HTC One.
The ROM is stable and comes without bugs or issues. The software had also resolved the previous bugs from the stock OS which means that the InsertCoin firmware will smoothly run on your HTC One. As mentioned the platform is based on Android 4.3 and Sense 5.0 so the latest features, apps, capabilities and looks will be ported to your handset. Do note that this software has been developed and then offered by those of xda-developers so don’t forget to thanks them for the present tutorial.
Again, remember that you are not dealing with an official Android OS; InsertCoin is a free aftermarket distribution of the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean system that is coming with custom looks, features and capabilities. Because of that, for being able to complete this step by step guide root access is being required. Therefore, first of all root your HTC One. After that install a custom recovery image (CWM or TWRP recovery if possible) on your phone because, as usual when talking about flashing custom updates, the stock recovery can’t be used in this case.
Also, considering the up mentioned details you should know that the warranty of your handset will get void. This is happening because when rooting or installing custom ROMs, the binary flash counter of your HTC One is increased. So, if anything bad happens with your smartphone you won’t be able to restore it to your carrier. Don’t worry, as if you will need the warranty back, you will be able to restore it; all you have to do for ensuring the same is to downgrade to stock Android firmware or to update with an official Android OS.
When updating your HTC One to Android 4.3 JB Sense 5.0 based InsertCoin custom ROM the system of your handset will get wiped out. It means that all of your personal data, info and accounts will be erased. So, if you have something important or if you don’t like to lose your data on the process, before going any further consider in making a backup. You can use suitable backup and restore tools that can be downloaded for free from Google Play. Also, as your HTC One is now rooted and installed with a custom recovery image, use the same and save the current ROM too – if the InsertCoin firmware isn’t on your taste, you will then be able to go back to stock Android software.
For safely completing this step by step guide you will have to ensure the following:
- A computer or notebook need to be near you as you will have to access and use such a device.
- Also, your One and its official USB cord will be used on the update procedure.
- You will have to manually download the update file on your computer, which means that the security tools that are being installed on the same might interfere with your work; that’s why you first have to deactivate the antivirus programs.
- As mentioned, you need to contact your smartphone with your computer; because of that, first go to “settings -> applications -> development” and on your handset enable USB debugging option.
- This guide is taking you through the manual update operation that will install Android 4.3 Jelly Bean InsertCoin custom ROM on your HTC One – the update process will take a few minutes. Well, first you need to charge the battery of your phone especially if the battery status is displaying less than 50% power left.
It should be clear for you that the present firmware has been developed by those of xda-developers. Furthermore, remember that InsertCoin software is compatible with all the versions of HTC One: international, developer and US (AT&T and T-Mobile) models.
How to Update HTC One with InsertCoin Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Custom ROM Firmware
- On the first step you need to download the update file and place the same on your computer.
- Use the link from here and get the firmware.
- Place it on desktop; don’t unzip the update package.
- Then, connect your smartphone with the computer / notebook.
- Use the USB cord for establishing the connection.
- Now, from your computer transfer the update file and place it on your phone’s SD card.
- Good; remove the USB cable and turn off your HTC One.
- Up next, reboot in recovery mode.
- On recovery mode use the menu and select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”.
- Select “advance” and choose “wipe dalvick cache”.
- Return by choosing “+++go back+++”.
- Then, select “install zip from SD card” and “choose zip from SD card”.
- Pick and flash the InsertCoin custom ROM on your phone.
- Wait while the installation procedure is running.
- When done, reboot your handset.
- If there are problems, go back to recovery and select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”.
- Reboot and you are done.
Good job; your work for now is over. You have learned how to update your HTC One with InsertCoin custom ROM firmware. The software is based on stock Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS and comes with Sense 5.0 pre-installed. The OS is stable works without problems and can be installed on all the HTC One models: international, US (AT&T and T-Mobile) and developer versions. Anyway, that was all for today so, feel free to share your impressions with us by using the comments area from below.