How To Install Android 4.4 Kitkat AOSP ROM on HTC One

Good new for all HTC one android smartphone users, Android 4.4 KitKat ROMs are now available for the HTC One. Thanks to rootzwiki for releasing An AOSP based Android 4.4 ROM from HTC one model. All you have to Flash this ROM on your phone with the help of ClockworkMod Recovery and after that Flash the Google app package. The only feature that doesn’t work with this custom based Kitkat ROM is the IR blaster. Today in this guide we will show how you will easily install the Kitkat AOSP ROM on HTC One.

The guide is only for the HTC one model, don’t try this method on any of your other smartphone. So first confirm its model no. in ‘About device’ option under Settings. It must be HTC ONE M7!. Once you are ready to update your device, follow the step-by-step given below carefully and don’t forget to take the backup of your device.

Android 4.4 Kitkat AOSP ROM on HTC One


Pre-requisites and Requirements

a) Before following the guide do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. Looking for more ways to get the Backup your android device click here. So in case if you lost some of your important data and files in the update or rooting process, then you can easily restore them from your backup file. Read also how to take the backup of WhatsApp messages and restore it.

b) Once the backup files are saved on your device or on your desktop, Enable USB debugging mode on your device, read the guide here how to enable USB debugging mode.

c) Make sure that your HTC One battery is full charge or near about 60-70% battery level.

d) Download the Latest HTC One drivers on your PC and install it to start the update  process. You need these drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide.

After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to update HTC One. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.

HTC One Android 4.4 Kitkat AOSP ROM Installation Guide

Step 1. Root, Unlock Bootloader and Install Custom recovery on your phone

Step 2. Download Android 4.4 ROM file here and Google App package here and save them on your desktop.

Step 3. Connect you phone to the PC via USB cable and move both the downloaded files on your device.

Step 4. Switch off your phone and Boot into recovery mode. To do this Press and hold Volume Down button then press the Power button to switch on your phone and release it, but keep holding the Volume Down button. Now you HTC one will boot into Bootloader mode.

Step 5. Once your device in Bootloader mode. Select the recovery Mode and Press the power button to go on Recovery Mode.

Step 6. Now you are on the ClockworkMod Recovery main menu. From here first Select Wipe data/Factory reset and after that Wipe cache partition.

Step 7. Now Select the Install zip » Choose zip from sdcard. Now first Flash the ROM file and After that Google App package on your device.


Step 8. Once the setup process is finished, go back to the recovery main menu and select the Option “reboot system now” to reboot your phone.

That’s all. Now you HTC one is updated with the Android 4.4 Kitkat AOSP ROM

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  • Brian Williams

    Does this work for the Htc One Verizon?