How To: Install On A HTC One X Android 5.1 Using Resurrection Remix ROM

HTC One X Android 5.1 Using Resurrection Remix ROM

HTC is no longer releasing new updates to the HTC One.  The highest that this device has gone is to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and it does not seem likely that it be getting an official update to Android Lollipop.

Android 5.1 Lollipop has already reached a lot of devices either through Factory Images, an OTA update, manual updates using official firmware, and custom ROMS.  Most older flagships like the HTC One X are getting updated with custom ROMS and we’ve found a good one for you.

The Resurrection Remix Custom ROM is based on Android 5.1 and is available for a lot of devices, including the HTC One X.  As this ROM is based on Pure Android and AOSP sources, you get an amazingly smooth operating experience.  In this guide, were are going to show you how you can install Android 5.1 on an HTC One X using Resurrection Remix ROM.

Prepare your phone:

  1. Make sure you have the correct device. This guide is only for the HTC One X.
  2. Root your device and flash a custom recovery on it.
  3. When your device is rooted, use Titanium Backup
  4. When you have custom recovery, create a Backup Nandroid.
  5. Unlock your device’s bootloader
  6. Backup your important contacts, SMS messages, and call logs.
  7. Backup all you important media by copying them to a PC or laptop.


Note: The methods needed to flash custom recoveries, roms and to root your phone can result in bricking your device.  Rooting your device will also void the warranty and it will no longer be eligible for free device services from manufacturers or warranty providers.  Be responsible and keep these in mind before you decide to proceed on your own responsibility.  In case a mishap occurs, we or the device manufacturers should never be held responsible.



Resurrection Remix: Link

Gapps:  Mirror


Flash Boot.img:

  1. Enable USB Debugging by going to Settings > Developers Option then ticking USB debugging.
  2. Make sure Fastbboot/ADB is configured on PC.
  3. Extract Resurrection file.  In  either the Kernal Folder or the Main Folder you will find a file called boot.img.
  4.  Copy and paste boot.img to Fastboot Folder.
  5. Turn off phone and open in Bootloader/Fastboot mode. Do so by pressing and holding the volume down and power button until text appears on-screen.
  6. Open a Command prompt in the Fastboot Folder.  Hold the shift key and right click with the mouse anywhere in the Fastboot Folder.
  7. Type the following command: fastboot flash boot boot.img
  8. Press Enter.
  9. Type the following command: fastboot reboot.
  10. Press Enter.
  11. Your phone should reboot.
  12. Take out the battery and wait for 10 seconds before moving on to the next step.

Install Resurrection Remix :

  1. Connect your phone to your PC.
  2. Copy the Resurrection Remix file you downloaded and paste it to your phone’s SD card.
  3. Open your device in Recovery mode by first connecting it to your PC.  Then open a command prompt in the Fastboot folder. Type: adb reboot bootloader.  Then choose Recovery from Bootloader.
  4. There are two methods you can use according to the custom recovery that you’ve installed on your phone.

CWM/PhilZ Touch Recovery:

  1. Back-up ROM with Recovery. Go to Back-up and Restore on Next screen, Choose Back-up.
  2. Return to Main Screen after Back-up is done.
  3. Go to ‘advance’ and choose ‘Dalvik Wipe Cache’
  4. Go to ‘Install zip from sd card’. You should see another window open.
  5. Select “Wipe Data/Factory Reset”
  6. Select ‘choose zip from sd card’
  7. Select Resurrection file and confirm installation on next screen.
  8. Return and this time choose to Flash
  9. When installation is over, select +++++Go Back+++++
  10. Select Reboot Now and your system should reboot.

TWRP Users.

  1. Tap Back-Up and Select System and Data
  2. Swipe Confirmation Slider
  3. Tap Wipe Button and Select Cache, System, Data.
  4. Swipe Confirmation Slider.
  5. Return to Main Menu and Tap Install Button.
  6. Go to and select Resurrection and Swipe Slider to install.
  7. When installation is through, you will be promoted to Reboot System Now
  8. Reboot Now to reboot your system. This first boot could take up to 5 minutes so just wait.

Have you used Resurrection Remix ROM on your HTC One X?

Share your experience in the comments box below.


About The Author