11-15-2012 12:43 AM
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  1. TarekElsakka's Avatar
    But am I flashing it the right way in the first place? I mean it takes like 0.5 seconds to flash the ROM when I run the command window and type "fastboot flash boot boot.img" is it supposed to be that short?

    I feel like I am a moron. There's something missing and I don't know what it is. Have you taken a look at the screen shot I posted? There are only two folders and one boot.img file and nothing else. I actually had to download fastboot from HTCDev's website and copy it over there. What is missing?!?!
    10-29-2012 06:19 PM
  2. adamtalife's Avatar
    No it shouldn't flash a 500-something mb file instantly. This is what I do with Twrp. I download the rom from my phone. That way it installs directly to my internal sd card. I reboot into recovery, flash the rom, set my phone up, make a backup, then transfer that backup to my laptop and remove it from my phone storage.

    If you want to do it how I do, I recommend restoring your backup then downloading the file from wherever you got it from and then going into recovery.

    Sent from my Nexus 7
    10-29-2012 06:24 PM
  3. TarekElsakka's Avatar
    Okay that's what I am going to do then. I went into backup > restore and choose the backup I did today. When it was done I choose "reboot system" and now the device displays the "HTC quietly brilliant" logo and nothing is happening. Screw it!!!
    10-29-2012 06:36 PM
  4. adamtalife's Avatar
    Go back into recovery, do a full wipe, then restore

    Sent from my Nexus 7
    10-29-2012 06:44 PM
  5. TarekElsakka's Avatar
    Done but still stuck at the HTC logo. What are my options? Is there anyway possible that I can flash ANY ROM that would work? Perhaps a stock one from Google? One that just installs with an executable file rather than all the complicated cmd window and .img files crap.
    10-29-2012 06:54 PM
  6. cyanogen-man's Avatar
    wait a bit longer for the one x plus!!! Gonna have an late tegra 3 and from what I hear 2 gigs of system ram and seems at&t will let us keep the 64 gig storage then again its not final so subject to change

    10-29-2012 06:58 PM
  7. adamtalife's Avatar
    Is your device the International or AT&T/Rodgers version?

    Sent from my HTC One X using Android Central Forums
    10-29-2012 06:59 PM
  8. TarekElsakka's Avatar

    And by the way, I went into "Recovery" and then mounted the internal storage of the device on the computer. I then copied the ROM zip and the Gapps zip and I installed them after wiping the device and clearing cache and stuff, and then rebooted the device but it's still stuck at the logo. Is it now bricked?
    10-29-2012 07:15 PM
  9. TarekElsakka's Avatar
    YES!!! I HAVE FINALLY DONE IT. Omg.. I wouldn't have thought it would be so complicated. If only I had read several guides before attempting to do this, I would have been done in like 10 - 15 minutes maximum.

    Anyway, I followed these steps exactly:

    "turn OFF your phone
    boot in bootloader
    select fastboot mod
    flash boot.img via fastboot that is located in the rom.zip: fastboot flash boot boot.img
    run this command now: fastboot erase cache
    go back to hboot screen
    select recovery
    full wipe is recommended if coming from sense, if coming from other AOSP roms than not
    flash the rom
    flash these gapps (Google applications - 20121011) -they NEED to be flashed after every ROM flash

    I didn't understand what most of them meant until after a lot of trial and error and, of course, all your wonderful help which I cannot express how grateful I am for. I truly am sorry for wasting your time and bothering you, but I sure am glad I finally got through this as it truly was pissing me off.

    By the way, I heard this doesn't have "Sense", why is the camera worse when you don't have sense? Is it the camera features or the photo quality that gets worse?
    10-29-2012 07:31 PM
  10. adamtalife's Avatar
    Congratulations. I'm glad you got it. I was about to post this


    Which might be the same thing you just posted. The ROM you flashed is a stock Android ROM (senseless ROM). I do love the sense camera and you won't get the sense camera on any other ROM that isn't sense based. I don't believe the quality is any worse, you just don't get the tons of features sense offers.

    Sent from my Nexus 7
    10-29-2012 07:36 PM
  11. TarekElsakka's Avatar
    I believe you summed it up perfectly when you said that the Sense camera is special; I truly dislike the current camera I have and I may end up going back to a sense-based ROM.

    The things I like about this senseless ROM is that it is snappy and fast.. I mean it is really quick and doesn't lag. You can see it when you swipe pages, it's just really fast compared to Sense - sort of like the Galaxy S3 that I saw in the comparison video. As you said, though, the battery life is quite bad compared to a sense-based ROM, and I still do not understand why to be honest.

    Customizing this ROM is much easier than the sense-based JB ROM (non-custom, stock) I had on the device.

    I might just go for a custom ROM that is sense-based in order to get back the less-than-impressive battery life and amazing camera features back.

    Thank you for all your help, I truly appreciate it.

    In order to avoid any complications, I'll use TWP or w.e it is called to backup and perform the steps you mentioned above. Hopefully it'll go smoothly. Any custom ROM that is sense-based which you'd recommend in terms of speed? I'd love me a snappy ROM.
    10-30-2012 08:03 AM
  12. TarekElsakka's Avatar
    I am currently downloading this:

    [ROM] Android Revolution HD 12.0 | Jelly Bean | High Quality & Performance | Sense 4+ - xda-developers

    The steps are fairly easy, except for one which is confusing me:

    |Flash boot.img from the downloads section|

    And this is what the downloads section has:

    Thinking of buying a HTC One X-screenhunter02oct301626.jpg

    So which one am I supposed to choose?
    10-30-2012 10:27 AM
  13. adamtalife's Avatar
    Not sure, maybe you should message the developer. But I did see the option with that ROM to go sense or sense less. If you don't like sense you can go senseless by changing the launcher and still get the sense camera.

    Sent from my HTC One X using Android Central Forums
    10-30-2012 11:16 AM
  14. TarekElsakka's Avatar
    I took the advice of someone on another forum and I am downloading this:

    [ROM] 21.09 Team Venom viperX 2.7.1 - Sense 4.1 | orig. OTA | Tweaks | CPU Control - xda-developers

    "Whilst it is Sense, you have the option to remove parts of Sense during the install, meaning you get the camera, plus the Sense Launcher is removed, along with some Sense Apps. During Install, an app runs in recovery called Aroma, this allows you to choose an alternative launcher and remove apps you think you won't need. It will still have certain system files, so the Sense camera will still work."

    Seems pretty awesome and fool-proof to install.
    10-30-2012 11:38 AM
  15. TarekElsakka's Avatar
    I am getting truly frustrated with my One X. I do not know if it's because I just installed a new ROM and it should take a day or two to become stable, but the battery life is horrendous and completely unacceptable for a device that cost that much.

    What frustrates me is that it drops A LOT when in STANDBY, not just when I am using it. In fact it drops almost as much when it's in standby as it does when I am using it and this is truly weird. As I mentioned before, I was a long-time iPhone user and I know that touch-screen devices use a lot of power but no iPhone I have ever held used that much battery, and the last one was the 4S. But actually, the iPhone didn't use much if any power while in standby mode (as in screen off and stuff).

    Is there something I should do? I even installed Juice Defender and set it to aggressive, but no use.

    Is it because I am using, perhaps, a custom ROM? Should I revert back to stock, unroot, and relock the device in order for it to live longer? I don't get it.
    10-30-2012 09:00 PM
  16. adamtalife's Avatar
    Take a screen shot of your battery use

    Sent from my HTC One X using Android Central Forums
    10-30-2012 09:02 PM
  17. TarekElsakka's Avatar
    Alright. It's 5:11 AM now (I haven't slept yet, believe it or not) and the phone was being charged and is now 100%. I took a screen picture of it now and will do again when I wake up and see how far it dropped.
    10-30-2012 11:12 PM
  18. cyanogen-man's Avatar
    it depends on the kernel as well if its set to make things way faster battery life is a trade off as we have true multi tasking which is a trade off of battery life as well

    10-31-2012 07:07 AM
  19. TarekElsakka's Avatar
    Okay.. the battery is actually much worse than I thought. This cannot be normal, something's up.

    At 5:11 AM:

    Then I went to sleep and left it with screen off and everything inside its cover and this is the result 5+ hours later at 10:57 AM:

    I just checked my Dad's Sony Xperia with Android I don't know what version on it and the battery use says it lasted 12 h 35m before the last charge and that the only thing that uses a lot of battery is the screen whereas the OS just like 20% or something.

    Guys can you please help me return everything to stock on my phone? I'd like to unroot it, lock bootloader, and install the latest stock ROM from Google (the one with Sense, of course). If the battery life still sucks, then I am going to take it to HTC service center and see what's up with that.
    10-31-2012 08:07 AM
  20. adamtalife's Avatar
    I don't know how to get you back to stock, but it might be easier to first try a factory reset. With that much battery drain it should be obvious within a half hour whether or not it's fixed it. And if that doesn't work I'd flash a different ROM.

    Sent from my HTC One X using Android Central Forums
    10-31-2012 04:17 PM
  21. TarekElsakka's Avatar
    I removed Juice Defender and fixed permissions under "clockwork recovery" and now the battery is in great shape. I am guessing Juice Defender was the issue here, it actually did the opposite effect of what it was supposed to do. Now the battery lasted a good 8 hours+ usage as well as some standby and it was at 65% then, which is pretty fantastic compared to how it was.

    Right now it is 2:02 AM and the phone is 100% (just took it off the charger a few ago) and I am going to leave it in standby till I wake up and see how much it dropped. Hopefully not a lot!
    10-31-2012 08:02 PM
  22. cyanogen-man's Avatar
    Hmm I hope its better off this scares me as I want the one x plus and I will never own a phone without root

    11-02-2012 09:59 AM
  23. TarekElsakka's Avatar
    The One X + will have a 2000+ Mhz battery whereas the current One X has a 1800 MHz one, so you don't have to worry!
    11-15-2012 12:09 AM
  24. MangoPowah's Avatar
    mHz is clock speed for processors, lol. You're mistaking it for mAh. Anyway, that I think that really won't mean much, since it uses a 40nm Tegra 3 processor, as opposed to the more efficient 28/32nm (not sure; need to look up) Snapdragon S4. If it still had the same processor or even the Snapdragon S4 Pro quadcore, then the extra bump in mAh would be great.

    Sent from the cockpit of Gurren Lagann
    11-15-2012 12:43 AM
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