HTC One X Custom ROM – LeeDroid One Xtreme Launched!

Well, let’s not pretend that we weren’t expecting custom ROMs for the HTC One X, HTC’s first ever quad-core Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) Android 4.0 running top-end smartphone, to come out just a few days after it was released in the market. And, to top it off, none other than one of the most widely used and famous custom ROMs for HTC devices, LeeDroid ROM, has been released for the One X in the form of LeeDrOiD One Xtreme ROM. The ROM brings a long list of features along with it aiming to improve the already great ICS experience on the HTC One X.

So, let’s jump ahead and take a look at how you can install LeeDrOiD One Xtreme ROM on your HTC One X.


The methods and procedures discussed here are considered risky and you should not attempt anything if you don’t know completely what it is. If any damage occurs to your device, we won’t be held liable.


This ROM and the guide below are applicable only for HTC One X. DO NOT try this on any other device.

ROM Info

Pre-Installation Requirements

  1. Though this ROM will NOT wipe anything on your phone, to be on the safe side, backup your apps and important data — bookmarks, contacts, SMS, APNs (internet settings), etc. This Android backup guide would help you.
  2. Sufficiently charged battery, at least 50% is recommended.

How to Install LeeDroid One Xtreme ROM on HTC One X

  1. Important! Make sure your phone’s bootloader is unlocked. You can officially unlock the bootloader on your phone → here.
  2. Install ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery on your One X by following the guide → here.
  3. Download the latest version of the ROM from the official development page.
  4. Transfer the downloaded zip file to the SD card on your HTC One X.
  5. Turn off your phone, then boot into CWM recovery. To do this, boot into the bootloader mode first by holding the Volume Down button and then pressing Power key. Then, using the Volume keys to navigate and the Power button to select, select Recovery to enter CWM recovery. To navigate touch CWM recovery, just slide your finger up and down on the screen.
  6. Perform a Nandroid Backup of your existing ROM, so that you can always restore it from recovery if something does not work out with this rom. To perform a backup, select Backup and Restore –> On the next screen, select Backup again. Go back to main recovery menu after backup is complete.
  7. Select install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from sdcard. Scroll to the ROM file on the sdcard and select it.
  8. Confirm installation by selecting Yes – Install on the next screen. The ROM will start installing.
  9. After the installation is complete, select Go Back then select reboot system now to reboot the phone.
  10. The first boot will take some time, up to 10 minutes, so wait patiently for the ROM to boot up. Don’t pull the battery.

That’s it folks. LeeDrOiD One Xtreme ROM is now installed and running on your HTC One X. Visit the original development page for more info and to get the latest updates on the ROM. Share your thoughts on the ROM in the comments.


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