The most-popular custom ROM for Android has just been made available for the HTC One X, in a version where most features are perfectly working, except for the Wi-Fi hotspot and the mobile data connection.
CyanogenMod 9 brings a stock-Android experience to the HTC One X, removing the manufacturer's Sense user interface. It comes with the latest Android 4.0.4 version and an array of custom features, but full support for all hardware components has not been given.
Being a custom ROM, with open-source access, this version of CM9 has been compiled by a team of Android enthusiasts named TripNRaVeR.
They state that GPS, Bluetooth access and tethering possibilities, Wi-Fi, hardware video decoder and acceleration for 2D and 3D, as well as the camera, audio and microphone are working perfectly.
However, those installing the ROM cannot use the HTC One X as a Wi-Fi hotspot, while mobile data connectivity takes a long time to connect. Once established, the connection remains stable until the phone reboots.
Developers have also remapped the hardware buttons, with the multitasking button now opening the Android "menu" function. Those wishing to enter the multitasking menu can do so by holding down the home button, just like in the stock Android version.
Currently, this release only works with the Tegra 3 version of the HTC One X. For those wanting to take a further look at what this device can do, our HTC One X review can surely help.