HTC One S users can now make use of the latest Trick Droid Custom ROM firmware. The best part of this trick droid custom ROM firmware is that you can make use of faster file system which is EXT4 system. Additionally, one can also benefit from the RAM optimizations as well as better battery life clubbed with awesome themes and overall user interface which is way different from the monotonous stock firmware.
In the process of this article we will eb checking out on what are the detailed features which this firmware comes along with quick pre requisites to be followed and then the procedure on how to accommodate this trick droid custom ROM firmware. Please note that as of now there is no exact timeline on by when there will be Official jellybean 4.1.1 firmware update which is awaited from HTC’s front. This is a custom ROM firmware and not an official firmware released by HTC. You should not apply this firmware on the Boot loader locked / Network Locked device as it may brick the device.
Features of Trick Droid:
- Rooted with SuperSU
- UI Optimization
- Unsecured boot.img
- Newest BusyBox
- Excellent battery life
- GPU UI Rendering
- RAM Optimization
- sysro/sysrw permission
- Better CPU Performance
- init.d scripts support
- Improved EXT4 System
- Removed 3-dot menu by blubbers
- Removed bloatware
- Custom Bootanimation
- 1% stock battery
- Advanced Power Menu
- Extended Quick Settings
It’s highly recommended that you should backup all the data present in your device with the help of below steps manually so as to make sure that just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be restored with the help of below mentioned steps. Once you have backed up the data, place all the data in your computer.
SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”
Head over to the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”, enable the USB Debugging by selecting the appropriate option in your HTC One S. After this, disable all the antivirus suites installed in your phone as these tools generally interrupt the process of firmware update.
Make sure that minimum battery level is more than 50% or else there is a risk of device getting turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible or liable for any damage happened to your device due to not following the instructions. It is very unlikely that there will be any damage to your device if you follow all the instructions.
To check on whether the phone is rooted or not can be found with the help of “Root Checker” app which can be downloaded from Google PLAY Store as this firmware can only be applied on the rooted phones. This firmware can only be accommodated on the rooted devices.
Let’s get started with the detailed tutorial on how to apply this firmware update in your HTC One S smartphone.