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How to Update HTC One S with Trick Droid Custom ROM firmware

By Pradeep Neela / August 9, 2012 / One S
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HTC One S LogoTrick Droid Custom ROM firmware arrives for HTC One S smartphone and in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how you can easily install the latest version of this firmware. Please note that this is not an Official firmware version released by HTC and also there is no ETA on by when there will be an Official firmware update of Jellybean 4.1 firmware. Apart from the best RAM utilization and excellent battery life, this custom ROM firmware ropes in all the goodness of best visual enhancements. Over a period of this article we will be checking out on what are the features of this custom ROM firmware and also followed by which we will be checking out on how you can install this firmware in your HTC One S. This firmware update ropes in the latest ICS 4.0.4 firmware package.

Features of Trick Droid Custom ROM Firmware:

  • Totally rebased on the new RUU from Football (2.21.401.10)
  • Removed some things which are running in the background to improve battery life
  • Zipaligned and optimized with newest SDK r20
  • Updated these apps/binarys:
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • ES File Explorer
  • Dropbox
  • Facebook for Android
  • Google Play Store
  • Google+
  • Maps
  • Soundhound
  • SuperUser
  • Street View in Google Maps
  • Twitter
  • Busy box Binary
  • Super SU Binary
  • Best feeling on the One S

Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions mentioned in this article as if there is any damage caused due to not following instructions then we shall not be held liable or responsible. Just in case if you face any issues then we will try our level best to address the same.

There is a probability that the data in your device may get lost or corrupted, so it’s better to back up all the data present in your device manually with the help of below mentioned instructions. Don’t use HTC Sync to back up the data.

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

From the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”, enable USB Debugging Mode in your HTC One S. Also, you need to ensure that the minimum battery charge left in your phone is not less than 40% or else the phone may get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.

Trick Droid Custom ROM Firmware Banner

Before proceeding, ensure that the Boot loader of HTC One S is unlocked and also HTC One S should be rooted. To check on whether the HTC One S is rooted or not, you need to download the “Root Checker” app from the Google PLAY Store. Disable all the antivirus suites in your device and computer.

So once you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can now head to the next page where we have summed up the instructions for applying this update.