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Install xPirt Android 4.0.4 AOSP Custom ROM on HTC Desire X

The HTC Desire X has been out for about 7 months but till now it did not catch much attention of the developers as we haven’t seen any Custom ROMs coming out for it. Although, the specifications of HTC Desire X match the minimum requirements for the Jelly Bean 4.1 update but still, according to a few authentic sources, HTC has secretly decided that it won’t roll out the Jelly Bean 4.1 update for the HTC Desire X; and to make it even worst, even the Cyanogen MOD developers haven’t released the CM10, or even CM 10.1 for HTC Desire X. However we today have really good news for the HTC Desire X users because a new Custom ROM for the HTC Desire X has been recently released.


This new Custom ROM for the HTC Desire X is based on Android 4.0.4 and is called the xPirt ROM for HTC Desire X , it gives you the same features as the stock Android 4.0.4 but has a few enhancements in it. For example, a lot of apps included in it are of Android 4.2 and the exciting thing about xPirt ROM is that it has Project Butter programmed in it which will give you a smoother user experience. Moreover, xPirt ROM for HTC Desire X is also pre-rooted. So if you are bored of your stock Android 4.0.4 firmware on HTC Desire X then no worrying because by following the steps given below you can install the xPirt ROM based Android 4.0.4 on your HTC Desire X.

Before beginning with the major scoop to install xPirt ROM on your HTC Desire X, it is necessary that you must fulfill a few requirements. Here are the following:

  1. An HTC Desire X with unlocked bootloader (check the HTC DEV website for it)
  2. A rooted HTC Desire X
  3. Must have CWM recovery installed on HTC Desire X

Things to Remember

By installing xPirt Custom ROM on your HTC Desire X, you will be removing all your stuff, therefore, make sure that you backup the following things –

  • Messages
  • Call Logs
  • Contacts
  • Apps
  • Whatsapp Messages
  • GPRS Settings (APN)

How to Install xPirt Custom ROM on HTC Desire X

Just follow the below steps to install the Custom ROM on HTC Desire X

Step 1 – First of all download xPirt Custom ROM for HTC Desire X
Step 2 – Connect your phone to your PC and copy the Custom ROM file you downloaded on to your phone’s sd card (root of it)
Step 3 – Now disconnect your HTC Desire X and turn it off
Step 4 – Boot into Bootloader by pressing and holding Power + Volume Down+ Volume Up Button
Step 5 – Over here, select recovery and now you will be taken to CWM recovery
Step 6 – Now you have to wipe your Cache and Dalvic Chache
Step 7 – Select -> install zip from sd card and then choose zip from sd card – over here choose the custom ROM file you downloaded previously
Step 8 – The process will now start so sit back and relax

Now you have it there, the all new xPirt ROM on your HTC Desire X.


If you face any issues while following the steps, ask it in the comments section.

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