The HTC One V – which is suspected to be releasing in black, purple and grey for those not partial to the Zune brown coloring demoed at MWC – is quite a similar smartphone to the preceding Desire S, so switching ROMs between each device would make more than a little sense.
XDA Developers forum member proxuser has created an Android 4.0.3 ROM harboring HTC Sense 4.0 for the Desire S, as well as the Desire HD. Since the One V is much newer and more powerful than the Desire devices, there could be a case for suggesting that the ROM may be rather unstable, unable to cope with the extra load, but proxuser has assured the Android community that this isn’t the case.
He even goes on to suggest that it is the fastest and most stable ROM for the devices, but despite the claims, the port doesn’t come without its issues. At this point in time, there are problems with the camera, Wi-Fi hotspot, and SD card mounting functions, but the developer is currently trying to work them out and get the ROMS working flawlessly.
As usual, we’ve got the tutorial:
DISCLAIMER: As usual, Redmond Pie will not be held responsible if you lose data or your device gets damaged in the following of this guide. Proceed at your own risk.
Step 1: Download the flashable .zip file from the forum threads at the end of this post, and place it directly under /sdcard directory on your Desire S or Desire HD.
Step 2: Switch your device off.
Step 3: Press and hold the Volume Up + Power buttons until you get into ClockworkMod Recovery.
Step 4: Opt for a nandroid backup.
Step 5: From main menu, do a (wipe data/) factory reset, wipe cache partition and from advanced menu, wipe Dalvik cache.
Step 6: Once again, go back to main menu. Navigate to install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard and select the .zip file you transferred to your device in Step 1.
Step 7: After flashing is complete, choose reboot system now.
If you followed the steps correctly, you will now be running the HTC One V, Ice Cream Sandwich ROM on your HTC Desire S/HD.
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