Install KingKobra 4.2.2 On HTC Sensation XL – How To Tutorial.

Since HTC Sense 5 is only available for those devices who are released in 2012 like HTC One X and above. Devices like HTC Sensation XL or Sensation XE won’t be getting sense 5 update because there is no update of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean or above. While on the other hand, Developers at XDA are doing everything they can to giver users the taste of Sense 5 along with Jelly Bean 4.2.2. This ROM can be installed on both S-Off and S-On devices, but Bootloader must be unlocked for this tutorial.


In this Article, we will show you How To Install KingKobra 4.2.2  On HTC Sensation XL. But before we begin, Make sure that you have battery charged over 60 % and have backed up all your important ContactsCall Logs & Messages.It is highly recommended in case of any mishap or data loss to back up all your important data.

See More: How To Install Android 4.3 Jelly Bean On HTC Sensation/ Sensation XE.


The methods involved in flashing custom roms and rooting your phone is highly custom and may result in bricking your device,and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturers which is Samsung in our case. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.

Important things:

  • Your Device must be Rooted and Latest TWRP or CWM Recovery must be installed on it.
  • Enable USB debugging mode.
  • Make sure that battery level is at 85% or more.
  • This Tutorial is Only For HTC 4.2.2 + Sense 5 On HTC Sensation XL.
  • S-Off is preferred but you can still install it with S-On.

See More: Root HTC Sensation XE on Android 4.0.3 Official Firmware.

How To Install KingKobra 4.2.2 + Sense 5 For HTC HTC Sensation XL.


Before we begin, let me clear one thing. If you are S-Off in hboot then you don’t need to flash the boot.img separately, but if you are S-On in hboot then Flashing boot.img will let you get out of bootloop.

Note: It’s look like that many Users are having problem with the Previous ROM, So, I have updated the link to KingKobra ROM, you can try it on your Sensation XL


  •  Copy and paste the boot.img to the Fastboot Folder.


  • Now copy and paste the Android 4.2 zip and  file to the root of your SD card.
  • Turn off your phone and open Bootloader/Fastboot mode. How? Press and hole Volume Down + Power button until you see some text on screen.
  • Now Open Command prompt in Fastboot Folder, How? Hold Shift Key and Right Click anywhere in the Fastboot folder.


  • Now type in the following command: fastboot flash boot boot.img Press Enter.



  • Then type in the following command: fastboot reboot.


  • After the reboot, take out the battery and wait for at least 10 seconds.
  • Then re-insert the battery and enter Bootloader mode. How? Press and hold Power + Volume Down button till you see some text on screen, From bootloader select recovery.
  • Choose “Wipe Cache” Partition first.
  • Choose ‘advance’ and select ‘Devlik wipe cache’, so you won’t stuck in any Boot loop.
  • The finally choose ‘Wipe Data/Factory Reset’.
  • Now select ‘Install zip from sd card’, then select ‘choose zip from sd card’.
  • Select the JB file and confirm the installation on next screen.
  • After that, +++++Go back. and Reboot System now. Wait for 5-minutes for the first run.

Voila that’s it you  On HTC Sensation XL is now upgraded to Android 4.2.2 KingKobra Jelly Bean, to check Goto settings> About > Software Version.

  • Folajimi Olaniyan

    Please is this tutorial for sensation xl or one xl?

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @folajimiolaniyan:disqus it is for Sensation XL

      • jiten vansh

        hi it is showing error zip file while flashing and also boot.img file showing error

        • The previous rom was showing this error to may users… The rom has been changed… You can try the new one that is without any error…!!!

          • jiten vansh

            where is new rom

          • jiten vansh

            my dear i want htc one x 4.2.2 rom which you showed images earlier in mongio rom
            now you are showing different rom images…please clear which rom you are giving

          • I am giving HTC Sensation XL rom, which is King Kobra..if you want Roms For HTC One, Follow the link Below:


          • jiten vansh

            king kobra rom is showing 4.1 sense rom and you wrote above sense 5 rom …
            are you confused?

          • jiten vansh

            this is new rom which is in htc one x and new htc phones
            i mean you showed old version photos above

  • MaK

    This rom is not installing on Htc sensation xl, i think this rom is only for htc one xl, admin should change the title to htc one xl magio rom installation

    • What is happening actually, are you getting any error or something

      • jiten vansh

        hi i am getting error while flashing zip file
        and also getting error in boot.img file

  • Folajimi Olaniyan

    Sorry i got this error “can’t open /sdcard/” (bad). How can i fix it?

    • Here are a Couple of steps you can try:
      1. Disable signature verification in recovery. Then Try
      2. Extract the .zip and Erase “getprop” lines from roms updater-script. Use Notepad ++

  • Julien Chaulnes

    Thank you very much for this tutorial ! Is it possible to install this ROM directly via ROM Manager app ? Thank you in advance for your reply ! JC

    • You are Welcome.. No, you can’t install a ROM directly from ROM Manager, Since HTC Devices Requires Boot.img to be Flashed Sepeprately However, you can install an updated version of the Current ROM you are using.

  • Fasi

    error in sdcard/ And installation aborted. I have disabled the signature verification and erased getprop line also. why?

  • Good Luck…=)

  • amir

    hi mohsin .
    when i try to open androi**.zip file . i have a erorr and this aborted. my phone is rooted and bootloader is unlocked.(sensation XL) now what i can to do ? thank you

  • jiten vansh

    its showing writing failed while flashing boot.img

  • jiten vansh

    tell me one thing mobile memory is only 3.6 gb then how can this rom flash on htc sensation xl

    • It doesn’t matter how much memory you have in your phone…Memory for Firmware is preserved, you can’t do anything with That Memory..Just install it..!!

  • Zaki

    i did all thos steps and you said: Wait for 5-minutes for the first run. but mine wont boot it’s stucked at the htc screen . help plz

    • Make Sure that you have flashed the Boot.img separately..

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