HTC Desire devices can now be upgraded with one more custom ROM firmware which is dubbed as Cyanogen Mod 10 firmware with AOKP build. This firmware ropes in the latest Jellybean 4.1.1 firmware along with all the latest Google Apps and user interface to match the style of SAMSUNG Galaxy Nexus which comes with the most original form of Jellybean 4.1.1 firmware released by Google Inc. Please be informed that this is not an Official version of firmware released by HTC but is a custom ROM firmware developed by the recognized XDA developer elk759. Since this is a beta firmware and is still in its early stages, there are things which doesn’t work which are mentioned below. In the coming days we will also be coming up with many other custom ROM firmwares.
WHAT IS WORKING:
- Camera (-)
- CYANOGENMOD SETTINGS
- Data usage
- Google Ears
- Google Music
- Google Now
- Hardware Acceleration
- Hardware keys
- Light sensors
- Mobile Data
- Notification LED
- Wifi tethering
What is not working:
- Bluetooth Tethering
- FM Radio
- USB Tethering
- Wi fi hotspot
We recommend you to back up all the data present in your phone 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 the backup is taken, move all the target files in your computer so that they are safe.
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 Desire. 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.
So assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can now proceed to the next step where we have mentioned a detailed guide on how to apply this firmware update.
Procedure to Update HTC Desire with Jellybean 4.1.1 Custom ROM Firmware:
- Download the Jellybean 4.1.1 Custom ROM firmware package and Google Apps Package from here to your computer. Once downloaded, connect your device to the computer with USB cable and place these two zip files in your device. Disconnect the device once the files are copied.
- Turn Off the device so that it can be entered in the recovery mode. The recovery mode in HTC Desire can be entered by pressing the Volume Down button + Power Button till you see the recovery mode screen on your phone.
- In recovery mode, select “install zip from sd card” > “choose zip from sd card” and then choose the placed AOKP Firmware package and Google Apps. Once the files are selected, it will take around 4 – 5minutes for applying the firmware update which can be tracked with the help of the progress bar.
Note: Just in a rare case if your HTC Desire refuses to turn ON or say if it gets stuck on the HTC Logo then you need to long press the power button to turn off the same or re insert the battery to start the process from the start.
- Once the firmware is applied, select “Go Back” with the help of Volume Keys and Power button to select the option of ”reboot system now” for rebooting the device in the normal mode. Do share with us in the comments section just in case if you face any issues as we will try our level best to sort out the same.
Congratulations, you have now successfully applied the latest update of Jellybean aokp build in your htc desire, you can check on whether the device is updated successfully or not from the path “Settings > About Phone” where it will be mentioned as Jellybean 4.1.1 Firmware version.