How to install a new ROM on your HTC Desire S [HD] Step-by-step tutorial

Hello lovely people, I hope you’re all well.

If you followed my video a few days back you should have successfully rooted your HTC Desire S. So what now? Well you’ll probably want to install a custom ROM on the phone.

Follow these simple steps and you’ll be up and running in no time! These steps will also work on the HTC Desire and Desire HD.

What you will need:
1 HTC Desire S phone
1 Cup of coffee

Step 1:
Install ROM Manager from the Android Market

Step 2:
Load ROM Manager and click the top link to flash the ClockworkMod Recovery tool. Just make sure you have the latest version installed.

Step 3:
Click on Download ROM from with ROM Manager and find a ROM that you want to install. I chose the Saga LBC Mod ROM which had some good reviews. Select the version you wish to download v0.5.3 is the one I installed in the video. Select to download the ROM without the keyboard arrows.

Step 4:
Once the ROM has downloaded it will ask you 3 questions. Tick all 3 boxes to be safe and then press OK. Your phone will now reboot and start the ROM installation process

Step 5:
Start drinking your coffee

Step 6:
After about 10 minutes the new ROM should have been installed and booted up. All done!

Any questions can be asked below in the comments.

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2 Responses to “How to install a new ROM on your HTC Desire S [HD] Step-by-step tutorial”

  1. Savi Cammarata Says:

    Hi, your guides are very good, comprehensive and concise. I’m just emailing to ask which ROM have you found to be the best for the Desire S? I rooted and s-off following your guide but my phone no lnger updates, it hangs, doesn’t always send text messages and jumps out of calls. I’d like to try a new ROM. Also are the custom ROMs updateable? Cheers!

    • Jon Says:

      Definitely the best one I’ve found is Saga LBC Mod (version 0.5.3 (with the 0.5.4 update applied). I know there’s a version 0.6.0 but I found that to be too slow and now as full-featured as the older version 🙂

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