How To Update HTC Desire HD To Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 | CM 10.1 Custom Rom

Update HTC Desire HD To Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2

How To Update HTC Desire HD To Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 | CM 10.1 Custom Rom

The latest Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 update was released for Nexus devices just a few days ago. But now we have CM 10.1 Rom on this latest Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 update. Official Stock Firmwares are always good, but Custom Roms make them better. Infact much better ! This Rom has all the features of Android 4.2.2 with more customizing options and system tweaks. This is the Rom you won’t miss for HTC Desire HD. Follow the below given tutorial to successfully install CM 10.1 Custom Rom on your HTC Desire HD.

Before You Proceed–>>

  • This tutorial is strictly intended for HTC Desire HD. Using this tutorial on any other device or any other variant of HTC Desire HD may brick your device.
  • Before you proceed make sure that your device is rooted and you have a recovery image like ClockworkMod recovery installed on your phone. Also see that the Bootloader of your device is Unlocked.
  • Make sure you have setup ADB and Fastboot on your computer.
  • Ensure that you have USB drivers for your device installed on your PC. If you don’t then click here.
  • Enable USB Debugging mode. Go to Options > Applications > Development > USB Debugging.
  • Backup all your personal information on your device.
    Use AppBak to backup all your apps.
    Use SMS Backup and Restore to backup messages.
    You can backup your contacts using gmail .
  • Charge your device battery with atleast 85% of power.

How To Update HTC Desire HD To Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 | CM 10.1 Custom Rom

  1. Initially you need to download the Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 CM 10.1 Rom file and extract the zip file to a convenient folder on your PC.
  2. Now download Google Apps and save it to a convenient folder as well.
  3. Connect your device to your PC via USB cable.
  4. Now find Android 4.2.2 Rom zip file in the folder that you have extracted in step 1 and copy it to the SD card on your phone. Also copy the Google Apps Package that you have downloaded in step 2.
  5. Now find boot.img  file in the folder that you have extracted in step 1 and copy it to theandroid-sdk-windowsplatform-tools directory on your computer.
  6. Now turn off your phone and boot into bootloader mode. To boot into bootloader mode, press and hold Volume Down + Power buttons while turning ON the phone.
  7. Now while your phone is in the fastboot mode, connect your phone to your PC via USB cable.
  8. Now on your computer, navigate to android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools directory and open command Command Prompt there. Press and hold right-shift key and right click in empty space. Then select Open Command Prompt here.
  9. Now type the following commands in the command prompt and press enter after you enter each command:
    • fastboot flash boot boot.img
    • fastboot reboot

    Now just follow the instructions on the screen.

  10. Now select Bootloader and then go to recovery mode.
  11. In ClockworkMod Recovery Mode select ‘ Wipe data/Factory reset and confirm on the next screen by pressing power button.
  12. Then select ‘ Flash ZIP From SD Card ‘ and then select Choose ZIP From SD Card and browse to the cm-10.1-20130301-UNOFFICIAL-ace.zip file that you copied to your device’s SD card in step 4.
  13.  Select the file and confirm by pressing power button. The installation will start.
  14. Once the installation is finished, install the google apps by following step 12.
  15. When you finish installing google apps, select Go back and select Reboot system now.
  16. Now your device will boot with the whole new Look and feel of Jelly Bean 4.2.2.

That’s it!! You have successfully updated your HTC Desire HD to Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 via CM 10.1 Custom Rom !

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  • Ben

    What is this exact ROM and where is it from? It would be crazy to just flash this ROM without knowing its source.