How To Update HTC Vivid with Official RUU Android 4.0.3 ICS Custom ROM

Posted on Mar 28 2012 - 1:52pm by Techzek

Not satisfied with your HTC Vivid’s Android 4.0 ICS? You’re not alone. We do know a couple of folks out there who are wishing to get more out of their phone’s latest firmware version. Even so, you need not regret your decision. After all, you can always opt to have your HTC Vivid running on this new and official RUU custom firmware that’s been heavily based from Android 4.0.3 ICS.

HTC Vivid

To Download and install the said firmware on your HTC Vivid, you will need to follow a series of instructions. But before you proceed to the guide, keep in mind that you must have a rooted HTC Vivid smartphone. Also, we cannot guarantee the outcome of this process and there’s no assurance that you won’t get your phone bricked or damage. As a matter of fact, this process isn’t applicable to those with weak souls.


- Create a backup of your important files such as your SMS Messages, Call Logs, Contacts, Images, Music and Videos.

- Check your phone’s battery level and make sure that it won’t go any lower than 80 percent. This is necessary to avoid any unnecessary power interruptions.

- Disable the FASTBOOT option on your smartphone by going to Settings > Power > Fastboot.

- Also, you will need to activate your phone’s USB Debugging mode by going to Settings > Applications > Development then check the box next to the USB Debugging option.

Follow Each Steps One By One

Step 1: Download the Official RUU Android 4.0.3 ICS Custom Firmware from this link along with the OTA Root keeper. Save both files to your computer.

Step 2: Open the RUU Zip executable file. Turn off your smartphone then boot to bootloader mode by pressing the Volume Down key while holding the Power button. After which, connect your handset to your computer via USB data cable.

Step 3: Launch the RUU executable file (the file format should be in .exe) on your computer.

Step 4: The update will be automatically initiated. You don’t need to wait for too long for the update to be complete. In fact, the update time won’t even go beyond 10 minutes.

Step 5: The next thing that you need to do is to launch the OTA Root keeper application. Select ‘Restore Root’ to restore your phone’s root access.

Step 6: Now that you’re almost done, simply download the SuperUser (SU) app from the Google Play Store (nee Android Market). After you have finished the download, launch the app to update the SU binary data.

It cannot also be denied that there will be instances wherein the update will be abruptly ceased or interrupted. In this case, you will have no other choice but to redo all of the given steps.

As for those who aren’t familiar with the HTC Vivid, it’s a 4.5 inch smartphone with S-LCD capacitive touchscreen, 8MP rear camera with AF and LED Flash, 1.3MP front camera, 16GB of internal storage and up to 1GB of RAM. The said phone was released last November 2011 and can be availed in both white and black.

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