Here is another Android 4.4 Kit-Kat based ROM for another device who will not receive the Update of Android 4.4 Kit-Kat. This ROM is available for many other devices but it made its debut with HTC Desire HD. It is based on CM11 and 4.4 KRT16S Sources. It is still in its beta stage so chances of bugs are pretty much normal. If you sill own an HTC Desire HD and wants to try Android 4.4 Kit-Kat on it, then you have arrived at the exact right spot. This is not an official Release by HTC but a Custom ROM, so anything that has been installed by you on your device is most likely to be deleted.
In this Article, we will show you How To Install Android 4.4 Kit-Kat Gimme-A-Break Custom ROM On HTC Desire HD. But before we begin, Make sure that you have battery charged over 60 % and have backed up all your important Contacts, Call Logs & Messages.It is highly recommended in case of any mishap or data loss to back up all your important data.
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 HTC 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.
- 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 Desire HD.
- Bootloader must be unlocked? Follow: Unlock Bootloader Of HTC Smartphones.
How To Install Android 4.4 Kit-Kat Gimme-A-Break Custom ROM On HTC Desire HD.
- Download Gimme-A-Break Android 4.4 ROM for HTC One XL to your computer, Also Download Google Apps
- Make Sure that USB Debugging is enable, go to Settings > Developers Option and Tick the USB debugging.
- Make sure that Fastbboot/ADB is configured on PC. How? How to Install Android Adb & Fastboot Drivers on Your Windows PC [Guide].
- Then Download the Android 4.4 File from the above links.
- Extract the .zip file and either in Kernal Folder or in the Main Folder there is a file called boot.img.
- Copy and paste the boot.img to the Fastboot Folder.
- Now copy and paste the Android 4.4.zip and Gapps file to the root of your SD card.
- Turn off your phone and open Bootloader/Fastboot mode. How? Press and hold 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 Adnroid 4.4.zip file and confirm the installation on next screen.
- Then Install Google Apps the same way.
- After that, +++++Go back. and Reboot System now. Wait for 5-minutes for the first run.
Voila that’s it you HTC Desire HD is now upgraded to Android 4.4 Kit-Kat Gimme-A-Break Custom ROM, Wait for 5-minutes for the first Run.