The HTC One X is an out and out powerhouse, and with a Tegra 3 quad-core processor as well as a beautiful, svelte design, it’s unsurprisingly one of the top choices among Android users.

Building on the success of its equally Desirable predecessor, it’s a gluttonous nugget of sheer power, and with such high-spec hardware, it figures users would want to modify and tailor the experience to the extreme. Those wishing to open their device up past HTC Sense 4.0 will be pleased to learn that the Android development community has not only managed to get CyanogenMod 9 up and running on HTC’s flagship smartphone, but also, MIUI 4.

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As is often the case with the first versions, the ROMs are more than a little rough around the edges. While CyanogenMod 9 takes a while to connect to 3G, it also doesn’t support camera or Wi-Fi hotspots. It’s not all doom and gloom, however, and the developers have re-calibrated the buttons on the HTC One X enabling multitasking button to play the part of the menu button.

The leaked MIUI 4 beta for the One X is fully operational, maintaining features such as the stock HTC camera, gallery and music (including Beats Audio). If you want to install either, then check out the tutorials below.

DISCLAIMER: Redmond Pie will not be held responsible for loss of data or damage to device whilst  following of this guide. Proceed at your own risk, and be sure to back your device up in advance.

CyanogenMod 9 (Quad-Core version only)

Step 1: Download cm_endeavoru-ota-eng.noeri-003.zip through this link and extract.

Step 2: Connect your HTC One X to your computer via USB.

Step 3: Shut down your device, and once you’ve completely turned it off, press and hold Volume Down + Power buttons to boot into recovery.

Step 4: Open up a terminal app and type in the following command:

fastboot flash boot boot.img

boot.img will have been extracted from your .zip file in Step 1. After that, CWM will have been flashed onto your device.

Step 5: From there, simply reboot and enjoy CyanogenMod 9 on your device!

MIUI 4

Note: Requires unlocked bootloader and CWM recovery. If you’re partaking in this guide, you’ll likely have the HTC Sync software already installed, but if you don’t you’ll also need it installed in order to continue.

Step 1: Download the ROM from here, and copy the .zip file onto SD card of your device.

Step 2: Extract boot.img from the .zip file.

Step 3: Presuming you have Fastboot, copy the boot.img file into your Fastboot folder.

Step 4: Switch off your device, then enter fastboot mode. Hold Volume Down button then press the Power key. Then, select fastboot mode and connect your device to your PC.

Step 5: Open Command Prompt, and type in

cd c:\Fastboot

(presuming fastboot folder is on your C: drive)

Step 6: Next, type in

fastboot devices

then

fastboot flash boot boot.img

Step 7: Once the process is complete, disconnect your device, and on your phone, select HBOOT using the Power button. Then, select RECOVERY, which will, as you can probably guess, boot your device into recovery mode.

Step 8: From the Recovery menu, select install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from sdcard. After that, select the ROM file.

Step 9: Finally, select go back then select reboot system now to reboot the phone and boot into MIUI ROM. Once MIUI boots up, change the language to English, and reboot your device

Once your device has rebooted, go to Settings > Language and Input, then opt for the HTC Sense Input.

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