Recently, the HTC One Google Edition has been released which has Google Android 4.2.2. I'm currently using an HTC One X+ and I want to install Google's Android on my mobile. I've found some links on how to install vanilla Android on the HTC One:

  1. Redmond Pie
  2. XDA

I'm willing to install that on my mobile. Can I do that, and if so, are there any cons to doing that?

Is it possible to install vanilla Android on my phone so that every time the Android is updated, I get the updates directly from Google?

  • For the second part of your question: That's only possible for Nexus devices. For all other devices, drivers etc. need to be updated/integrated as well before an Android update becomes availabe to them.
    – Izzy
    Commented Jul 16, 2013 at 9:38

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A ROM for the HTC One won't work on the HTC One X+. Despite the name similarity, they're completely different phones, with different hardware inside. (The HTC One X+ has a Tegra 3 SoC, while the HTC One has a Snapdragon.)

If you want to install a "stock Android" ROM on this phone, you'll have to find one first, and as there isn't a Google Play Edition for the One X+, this is very unlikely to exist. You might be best with a custom ROM that doesn't have many customizations. Generally, custom ROMs don't update over the air: you need to reflash whenever you want to upgrade to the latest version.

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