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[ROM] Android Revolution HD 8.0 | High Quality & Performance | Sense 5 | 2.18.401.2 | Sense 5 Toolbox 2.5

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Proudly presenting you the most popular ROM for HTC One X+...

"My phone is now perfectly smooth, fast, stable. I do not expect much more from my phone!"

"This release is amazing! ROM feels super fast! Great job Mike & the team! (...) Never noticed any lag. 1 word: brilliant."

"Feels a lot smoother in use - scrolling, swiping between sense screens. Much nicer feel. This is a real good one, Mike. Many thanks "

System details:
  • Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) - latest official HTC One X+ 2.18.401.2 (WWE) firmware
  • This is improved version of stock ROM - no visual changes!
  • Very fast, clean & stable!
  • Full HTC Sense 5.0 Interface
  • Multi-language (WWE)
  • For HTC One X+ (not for AT&T)
  • Thanks to HTC for the base firmware
Included kernel details:
  • Stock kernel (the most stable)
ROM details:
  • Removed software (CPU) rendering - full nVidia Tegra 3 (GPU) rendering
  • Fully optimized and tweaked
  • Root access
  • Unsecured boot.img
  • Newest BusyBox
  • RAM optimizations
  • System signatures check enabled for system security and safety
  • Improved virtual memory management
  • Speed optimizations
  • Enabled GPU UI rendering
  • Data, cache and system partitions mounting tweaks
  • Bloatware applications removed
  • All /system applications updated to latest available
  • All /data applications updated to latest available
  • Improved CPU governors performance
  • Most optimal system scheduler
  • Disabled kernel debugging for better performance
  • Zipaligned (Improved RAM management)
  • Zipalign on boot (for user applications on data partition)
  • Fully de-odexed
  • init.d scripts (BusyBox run-parts) support
  • Auto init.d permissions set on boot
  • sysro/sysrw commands support
  • Excellent battery life!
  • Improved EXT4 performance
  • OpenVPN support
  • Most up-to-date system files permissions
  • Adobe Flash Player support
  • Support almost 24h a day
  • ...and many more!
You need:
  • HTC One X+ unlocked with (S-ON) or S-OFF
  • Custom recovery
  • Firmware package from here
How to flash:
  • Download ROM and place it on your virtual SD card
  • Flash boot.img from the downloads section
  • Boot your phone in recovery mode (vol down + power)
  • In main menu, select "install zip from sdcard"
  • Select "choose zip from sdcard" and browse to the location of Android Revolution ROM
  • You can use data wiping option in AROMA (optionally if coming from earlier version of my ROM, obligatory if coming from stock or other custom ROM)
  • After flashing process is complete, reboot the device

Android Revolution HD 8.0
--- release date: 30 August 2013 ---
  • Based on latest official HTC One X+ 2.18.401.2 (WWE) firmware
  • Included and updated applications:

    --- Data partition ---
    Adobe Flash Player (Android 4.0+)
    Adobe Flash Player (Android 2.0+)
    Adobe Reader 11.1.3
    Dropbox 2.3.12
    ES File Explorer
    Twitter 5.0.9
    --- System partition ---
    GmsCore 4.1.31 (Android 2.3+ / SDK 9)
    Gmail 4.7.2 (Android 4.0+ / SDK 14)
    Gmail 2.3.6 (Android 2.2+ / SDK 10)
    Google Play 4.5.10
    Push Service 1.1.14 (Samsung devices)
    SuperSU 1.89
    --- Aroma installer ---
    Google Hangouts 2.0.217 (Android 2.3+ / SDK 9)
    Google Maps 6.14.4 (Android 2.2+ / SDK 8)
    Google Maps 7.5.0 (Android 4.0.3+)
    Google Plus (Android 3.0+ / SDK 11)
    Google Street (Android 2.2+ / SDK 8)
    Google YouTube 5.3.28 (Android 2.2+ / SDK 8)
    Google TalkBack 3.5.1 (Android 2.2+ / SDK 8)
    Google Chrome 31.0.1650.59 (Android 4.0+ / SDK 14)
    Google Music 5.3.1317M.940995(Android 2.2+ / SDK 8)
    Google Keep 2.1.01 (Android 4.0+ / SDK 14)
    Google Drive 1.2.484.18 (Android 2.3+ / SDK 9)
    Google Search (Android 4.1+ / SDK 16)
    Google Search (Android 4.0.3)
    Google Search (Android 2.3.5)

    Changelog since latest Jelly Bean 4.1.1 release:
  • Android 4.2.2 with HTC Sense 5.0
  • HTC BlinkFeed (available under Settings)
  • New Lock screen style widget
  • Show battery level in status bar
  • Add sleep mode option in Power settings
  • Quick settings panel: 12 default settings by new touch gesture
  • AE/AF lock feature: Lock Exposure/Focus on view/finder screen
  • Video Highlights: Create 30 seconds show in 12 different themes
  • Music channel: Visualization with live lyrics
  • Greatly improved UI performance
  • Improved Wi-Fi performance
  • Tweaked CPU settings for the best batter life
  • Super-smooth scrolling
  • Optimized Tegra 3 performance and power consumption
  • Many more amazing improvements for HTC One X
- If your current firmware version doesn't match ROM firmware version, wiping data inside AROMA is highly recommended!

Android Revolution HD 8.0 + boot.img for 8.x
--- MD5 Checksum: 7230920DB84F03BCA47B793DF800816B ---

Important notes:
1. If you want to say "Thanks!"

There are many ways to show your support to the developer. You can:
  • Press the "Thanks" button.
  • Hit the donation button and "buy me a beer".
  • Share your opinion about my work and write some feedback in respective thread.
  • Advertise my work to your friends.
  • Rate my thread with 5 stars.
Every way of support is highly appreciated, but it's not expected!
2. Sharing policy

This forum is about sharing. If you want to use any part of my work, please feel free to do it but remember about some simple rules:
  • Inform me about using my work by sending me a message. You don’t need my permission, just inform me.
  • Include link to my thread from where you took particular files.
  • Give proper credits for what you used.
  • When it comes to using my ROM as a base you are free to do it only if I don't have "Stock ROMs" thread available for particular device. If such thread exists, you are
    obligated to take ROMs from there instead. These threads with "Stock ROMs" are usually updated within 24 hours from the moment when I release my custom ROM.

Sharing is one thing, but please respect some areas of my work like:
  • ROM name - "Android Revolution HD", "Android Revolution", "Revo HD", "AR HD" etc.
  • Graphics used in my threads, especially head-banners designed exclusivity for me.
  • Other parts of my work that are not supposed to be used by others without proper permission.
Please let me keep my threads design unique. I’m sure you can do something even better yourself!
3. Support

If you have any issues or questions, please feel free to post them in the respective thread. Due to my commitments in real life I can't answer every PM, tweet or facebook post.
If you want to get the fastest and the best answer - ask the question in the thread. Every month I need to remove about 1.000 new messages from my XDA inbox. I’m sure it’s better if I spend this time cooking new ROMs.
4. Signature banners for users

Due to the increasing number of users flashing my ROMs we introduced some time ago 3 special groups of members.
  • Android Revolution HD Recognized User – every user might get this rank with proper banner by being active in my thread (or threads).
    Helping users to solve problems, answering questions or preparing threads with add-ons for Android Revolution HD are the most common ways to gain this rank. Just be active and we’ll contact you!

  • Android Revolution HD Advanced User – every user might get this rank with proper banner by doing some amazing modification, application, theme etc. for Android Revolution HD.
    Creating simple bootanimation might not be enough, but you never know! Having Recognized User status before is not needed!

  • Android Revolution HD Supporter – every user who shared some server space with us (with proper bandwidth) will get this banner. Please keep in mind we can't use DropBox shared folders.
    What we can use is minimum 20 GB of space and 10 Mbit upload speed. If you want to donate some server space to us, please contact me via private message.
Apart of those special banners, every user might use one of our amazing user banners collected in this thread.

Finally, thanks for using my work! I hope you will enjoy Android Revolution HD!

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[ROM] Android Revolution HD 8.0 | High Quality & Performance | Sense 5 | 2.18.401.2 | Sense 5 Toolbox 2.5, a ROM for the HTC One X+

ROM OS Version: 4.2.x Jelly Bean
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.4.x

Version Information
Status: Stable

Created 2013-09-13
Last Updated 2014-03-18
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Performance Tweaks for Android Revolution HD
  • data_writeback journalism for /system, /data and /cache partitions.
This mod will turn ON data_writeback for all 3 partitions - system, data and cache. This will drastically improve I/O performance (mostly on write operations) at the expense of file system integrity in certain situations, like unexpected system shutdown. The risk is not extreme, but still bigger then regular. Use this to improve your system performance, but you flash it at your own risk!

Download here:

Android Revolution HD EXT4 Tweaks v.0.1
  • Force GPU rendering on 2D operations.
This mod is working similar to "Render GUI with GPU" option in Development Settings. Flashing this will force whole system to use GPU rendering (instead of CPU) for all kind of 2D/3D operations. This might improve 2D operations performance, but keep in mind that some apps are not working correctly with GPU rendering. After using this mod you no longer need to tick "Render GUI with GPU" in settings. Even if un-ticked it will be still working. Flash it at your own risk!

Download here:

Android Revolution HD GPU Rendering v.0.1
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Q 1: After flashing Android Revolution HD my battery drains much faster. What can I do?
A: Please charge your battery to 100%, boot your device in ClockworkMod Recovery and go to Advanced ---> Wipe Battery Stats. Also see Question 7.
Also please read this ---> [GUIDE] Enlarge your battery life : an attempt to fix the battery drain
And this ---> [How to] Brilliant Battery Life 100% working!
For more details about wiping battery stats please read this

Q 2: My Premium Navigation doesn't work correctly. What should I do?
A: Your Premium Navigation may not work correctly for many reasons. Most of them are not ROM related. You can try the following things:
- reinstall your Locations under "Settings" ---> "Locations"
- remove /sdcard/.data/navigator/Data/Temporary from your SD card
- re-download Google Maps from the Android Market
- clear data from Google Maps in system software management


Q 3: When recording HD video, the playback of the clip keeps freezing. How to fix it?
A: This is probably SD card problem. Format your SD card (FAT32 recommended) to gain silky smooth playback.

Q 4: After I reboot my device, mp3 ring-tone is back to default. What should I do?
A: Go to Ringtones > Menu > More Ringtones > Create new ringtone > Select the one you want (Thanks to kill4l)


Q 5: Is there any alternative for SetCPU? I think it slows downy my phone.
A: You can application called No-frills. Remember to check "Allow on boot" option.

Q 6: After flashing Android Revolution HD my SD card is being mounted as ready only. What should I do?
A: Connect your SD card to your PC and do defragmentation process. If you still have some problems with SD card, please read this.
Mac users can use the repair function of the MacOS disk utility to solve the read only problem (Thanks to Calimero1205).


Q 7: My CPU load is all the time nearly 100% and in most part it's used by system. What is the reason of that high CPU usage and how can I fix it?
A: Delete your account. It takes A LOT of your battery and CPU usage.

Q 8: Do I need to wipe data partition when upgrading from old version of Android Revolution HD?
A: I always recommend wiping data partition but it's absolutely necessary only if I mention that in the changelog. But normally you can live without it.
Wipe data partition if you experience any issues.


Q 9: I have some strange issues with my ROM that nobody reported before. What should I do in first place?
A: In first place you should check, if the MD5 Checksum is correct. Then flash ROM again and see if the issue is gone. A lot of strange issues can be solved this way.

Q 10: I had SetCPU installed on Android Revolution HD, then I flashed new version of AR HD and SetCPU doesn't work any more. How to fix it?
A: Please reinstall SetCPU.


Q 11: I can't send/receive MMS or I can't connect with mobile data connection. How can I fix it?
A: Please check your MMS settings or mobile data connection APN settings.

Q 12: My phone got random freezes or reboots. How can I fix it?
A: Every CPU is different. It seems that your CPU doesn't like OC or UV (undervolt). Set your CPU to default 1GHz.
If it doesn't help, then you need to flash default kernel from the second post.


Q 13: When I listen to music from HTC stock player it accidentally pauses for short time and then keep playing.
A: Turn OFF fastboot in settings.

Q 14: My GPS signal is very weak or GPS is not working at all. How can I fix it?
A: There are some solutions:
1. You can download and install FasterFix to improve your signal strength.
2. You can download and install GPS Status & Toolbox to manage your GPS settings.
3. Turn off "Fast boot" under "Settings" ---> "Power" and reboot your phone.
4. Read this, this, this & this
5. [Trick] Speed Up Satelite Fix for GPS on Android


Q 15: My clock/weather widget doesn't show my location. How can I fix it?
A: Please clear data from Google Maps, Clock Widget, Weather, HTC weather sync provider and Weather Provider.

Q 16: My Quadrant score is not as high as on different ROM. What does it mean?
A: It means absolutely nothing. Benchmarks on Android System are more or less lottery and they are not showing the real system performance.
There are many settings that can force Quadrant to show more then 3000 points but it's faked performance, that actually can slow down your phone in some circumstances.
What I always emphasize is a real performance, the one you can feel under your fingers. Remember that I/O has some limit and surpassing it shows just a numbers without true ratio.
Also keep in mind that Quadrant has support for Android Gingerbread only in version 1.1.7 and higher.


Q 17: I have process force close few times a day. How can I fix it?
A: It's because you have removed HtcTwitter.apk (HTC Twitter application). Please restore it.

Q 18: My screen-lock sound and keypad sound while dialing numbers is very low. How can I fix it?
A: Download "Quick Settings" application from Android Market and check system volume slider.


Q 19: When I open up the call screen (where I see the recent calls and callers), the calls won't appear in the list. What to do?
A: Probably you are using 3rd party launcher. Remove the dialer shortcut and re-add it.

Q 20: My Wi-Fi doesn't reconnect automatically after boot. How to fix it?
A: Disable fastboot in settings or check this solution.


You think you're addicted from flashing ROMs, checking forum the whole day and you feel like "Android" should be your second name? Well, here's something for fun

Originally Posted by preacher65

Okay, now I'm getting my world news from XDA. I had no idea this had happened until I read this. Something tells me I'm spending too much time on here!

Originally Posted by Whiskey103

Well i have some similar experience. I just found out my wife is pregnant for 6 months already... Lol.
And the first thing I asked was : When will you release it?

So I guess i spend to much time here also.
Still a had some spare time it seems. Otherwise the baby is not mine!

Originally Posted by DarkAdrien

My wife is pregnant for 4 months, ETA October 22nd (her upload speed is not so good). If only I could do a nandroid backup of my current life to be able to restore it after

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Great Mike!

Nice to see you in this section
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Great Mike!

Nice to see you in this section

Thanks orb! I hope to finish this thread as soon as possible with working link to new ROM
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wow, that's great news! after my sensation, i know this rom also will be great
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Do you have this device?

Would be nice to know you do have it or not?
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Originally Posted by @home

Do you have this device?

Would be nice to know you do have it or not?

No, I don't have it yet.
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greate im happy to see you here i ask you a time ago if you going to run your rom with HOX+ i'm waiting for at&t usa, you are going to made the rom for at&t usa version or both are the same bands and lte if are the same i made the order in this date. thanks againg.
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