Originally Posted by jlambe7
very interesting... I am a huge minimalistic fan... greys and whites are nice too... I appreciate all the help you have given me and I told my buddies who are jumping on the android bandwagon to come to this site...
is there anything special I need to do to install the ROMs? I assume there will be a guide in those links (at work cant view them yet)
If you like minimalistic, then aosp is probably the way to go for you. If your buddies are gonna get into modding their phones, I have some golden advice: read, read, read, and read some more before attempting anything. Modding is not hard if you know what you're doing, but it it's very easy to turn your phone into a paperweight if you rush in. Also, only ever get information and software from XDA, other sites don't properly distinguish between our model (HTC One XL/Evita) and the HTC One X (Endeavor).
In terms of installing, it's pretty simple:
1: Make a backup of your current setup using the backup function in recovery. That way if something goes wrong, you can restore it and have a working OS.
2: Perform a full wipe (cache/dalvik/factory reset/system).
3: Install the ROM using the install function. Aosp ROMs also require you to install a gapps package specific to the Android version of the ROM (4.1/4.2). Sense ROMs don't require this step.
4. You are s-on (security on) so you need to flash the boot.img for each ROM manually. Extract the boot.img from the ROM zip and copy it into your fastboot folder on your pc. After you've flashed the ROM and/or gapps, reboot to bootloader and connect your phone, make sure it says fastboot on your phone screen. Then you can issue the following command:
fastboot flash boot boot.img
Now you can reboot your phone into the ROM.
Sent from my Evita