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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean leaks for international HTC One X

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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean leaks for international HTC One X
The international version of the HTC One X comes with a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor. What it doesn't yet have is Android 4.1 under the hood. Thanks to the HTC One X+, which will launch with Android 4.1.1 aboard, and those geniuses at XDA, custom ROMs are available for many different variants of the Tegra 3 HTC One X.

Benchmark scores for an international HTC OneX with the Android 4.1 ROM installed
Benchmark scores for an international HTC OneX with the Android 4.1 ROM installed

Benchmark scores for an international HTC OneX with the Android 4.1 ROM installed

The ROM is based on Android 4.1.1 and Sense 4+. For the ROM to work, your device must belong to one of the following CID groups. If your phone is not included, don't install the ROM. The CID numbers that can install it include cidnum: HTC__001, cidnum: HTC__E11, cidnum: HTC__203, cidnum: HTC__102, cidnum: HTC__405, cidnum: HTC__Y13, cidnum: HTC__A07, cidnum: HTC__304, cidnum: HTC__M27, cidnum: HTC__032, cidnum: HTC__016 and cidnum: HTC__J15.

If your HTC One X is included on the list, head to the sourcelink to see the directions on installing Jelly Bean. Those who have installed the update say it makes the phone "blazing fast" and gives you a quicker app launcher and smoother home screens. The Quadrant Benchmark test of an HTC One X with the Jelly Bean update resulted in an incredible score of 7031. The AnTuTu score was 12,924, just under the Samsung GALAXY Note II and the HTC One X+.

Do we need to remind you that if you don't know what you are doing you could brick your phone? Should we tell you that if you brick your phone you will be SOL? Does it pay for us to suggest that if you want Android 4.1.1 on your HTC One X, you could simply wait for the official software update or buy the HTC One X+ when it launches? Ah, we didn't think so.

source: XDA via AndroidCentral (1), (2)

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posted on 07 Oct 2012, 22:54 13

1. Ragnarockd (Posts: 47; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)

looking good. Some serious power from the update.

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 23:04 25

2. darkskoliro (Posts: 1090; Member since: 07 May 2012)

Sense is definitely the best manufacturer software out there now.

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 23:15 16

3. kitpogi (Posts: 7; Member since: 17 Jun 2012)

sense is THE best...after the 4.1 sense update, yes...TouchWiz is crap...HTC FTW!

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 23:26 11

5. BillyG (Posts: 305; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)

totally agree, my only complain would be that htc always make phones with crappy battery, but i'll take sense over touchwiz in a heartbeat.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 00:10 7

7. darkskoliro (Posts: 1090; Member since: 07 May 2012)

Im sure the onex+ will do perfectly fine with battery life, HTC has learnt their lesson. And especially since software optimization for battery is being taken seriously by google, things will only get better.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 11:52

21. RicNP (Posts: 32; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

You should try the ONE S, it has great baterry life and is super smooth.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 19:01

24. lsutigers (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)

This is great news, I can't wait for the OneX's cousin, EVO 4G LTE, to get the update. I consistently get 5500+ on Quadrant with the EVO using the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Krait. I bet numbers will go up with the JB update on the US Snapdragon versions.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 00:51 3

11. DSmithee (unregistered)

At the very least it's better than Touchwiz.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 03:28 3

16. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

Something that amazes me about Android fans is that sometimes they are full of hate, most of them here seems to be hating on Samsung, yet it sells more than any other Android phones, and it had better if not innovative features, I might be wrong, but doesn't touchwiz have more features than any other skin out there, isn't touchwiz now lighter?

One thing about android fans is that, they always want the device they use to be called the best, so far Samsung Galaxy S3 is the phone of the year for 2012, and as much as i'm an iPhone fan, I'm sure S3 will also be crowned phone of the year from other sites and so on. With its plastic built and so called crappy skin, people seems to be buying it cos they are gonna put on a cover anyway which will make no difference. I know I'm gonna get thumb down from HTC, Motorola and so on fans who hate Samsung and Apple, it's all good, cos sometime truth hurts like hell. Samsung's touchwiz is the only innovative skin on android giving its customers/fans alot of choice, lots of features which you can chose to use or not, while other skins only depend on what Android gives them.

If possible can someone please tell me what makes Touchwiz crapy ova Sense?
BTW the latest Sense vs the latest Touchwiz, don't talk about the touchwiz on Galaxy S, but what is on the Note 2 and Galaxy S3

Just saying

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 05:04 4

18. darkskoliro (Posts: 1090; Member since: 07 May 2012)

I dont hate touchwiz, but its not for me.
The ever so slightly cartoonish looks that are still there piss me off (the icons)
And all these new "innovative features" I actually find a bit gimmicky...you know, nothing game changing for me at all. S-Voice? Yeah google voice (singling out an app, but you know what I mean)
And I really dont like the "lightness" of touchwiz. Its not so different from stock android to be honest, and Samsung dont provide that many widgets.
I love HTC widgets, they are brilliant and very appealing to me in terms of UI and functionality.
And Sense 4+ is now very fast, no thanks to jelly bean and more time to allow more refined code

There is nothing wrong with TouchWiz, but in comparison to Sense, they dont have anything I would find better on it.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 08:35 1

19. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)

they way i see it, Touchwiz is both lighter and more reliable than Sense, while Sense looks way better than Touchwiz. consumers want what works best and that's why the S series is doing better than HTC. before thumbing me down, i advice HTC fans to look back at the software problems plaguing the One X when it was first released. i certainly hope this update addresses those issues because i like HTC and their fancy looking UI.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 12:01 1

22. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

there wasnt really much "plaguing" on sense 4.0 just mainly nit picky stuff that people find complaints about when putting under the microscope......to say plaguing is a bit of an over statement....but im willing to bet you can put your money on it that sense 4.1 and now the new sense 4+ has not only adressed those issues but added other beneficial features as well.....samsung definitely has the most features on there UI, theres no getting around it, but i get the feeling they are appealing to a younger crowd with all these gimmicks! while at the same time grown folk are buying it cuz its the phone you see constantly in the media......why are they selling so much? Well i would say mainly because they're intertwined in this epic battle with the most succesfull tech company in the world and their "iphone", which is only going to add attention to there product as well........To me, sense seems to be a more "mature" and user friendly UI that gets the job done.......and does it well while looking good at the same time lol

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 04:26 2

17. mobileharan (Posts: 18; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)

Sense is far better than touchwiz ... But for me the best manufacturer software in timescape UI from Sony ..

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 23:20 4

4. cliveprennison (Posts: 8; Member since: 15 Jul 2012)

Been testing for a couple of weeks and it's brilliant but the a**hole in the beta test that leaked it to xda is an idiot

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 23:37 7

6. preet27in (banned) (Posts: 173; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

sense ... sense!!!! yes its the best software out there... htc just rocks. beating the so called note2 easily.and gs3 as well.best built quality phones now even better with performance.good luck htc, always love ur phones....... cheers!!!!

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 00:23 7

8. b1acktiger (Posts: 223; Member since: 19 May 2012)

Showing Galaxy Note 2 that your 2GB RAM is not worth in front of One X+ 1 GB

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 00:42 5

9. bigstrudel (Posts: 529; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)

2 gb ram is a Samsung sales gimmick nothing more nothing less.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 01:26

12. Dilmah (Posts: 9; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)

hey trol, if you didnt know, 2gb ram wont give uber performance, it is for better MULTITASKING.... /facepalm

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 02:24

13. bigstrudel (Posts: 529; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)

It would in theory be better for multitasking if people were running out of RAM all the time. Thats simply not the case. Thats why it is a sales gimmick.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 00:49 1

10. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)

Lol. I'm glad that HTC fans here are so happy that their forgotten phones are in news today..

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 02:25 1

14. bigstrudel (Posts: 529; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)

Still alive and well. Now go have fuzzy feelings when your Galaxy S3 or iPhone commercial comes on.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 02:57

15. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)

I knew it! There was always something holding this phone back. It had the potential to crush the galaxy s3 but sense always slowed it down along with ics. All I can say is that the king is back! Buying the one X+ as its gonna be even hotter.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 09:09

20. babyk (Posts: 323; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


posted on 08 Oct 2012, 16:16

23. bigstrudel (Posts: 529; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)

While the Quadrant scores are impressive; they have less to do with the update to Jelly Bean as they do with the rom itself.

Dont expect 7000 scores on quadrant from a stock One X with Android 4.1. Fluidity and web browsing speeds will increase by a good margin, and scores on benchmarks like Sunspider will go up but hardware benchmarks like Quadrant and Antutu have shown that the JB update doesnt make a huge difference on those benchmarks.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 15:46

26. babyk (Posts: 323; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

youre a hater and i can SENSE it lol

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 20:30

25. imkyle (Posts: 1086; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

Will this update bring the new Sense 4+?

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 03:47

27. rizevnarastek (Posts: 349; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

TouchWizz may be in some ways better... it has a lot of options but it's nothing you can't fix with a simple download of an app. Sense on the other hand looks perfect and it's a beauty to behold, it's customizable in ways TouhWizz can never be.

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