Install Verizon HTC Droid DNA ViperDNA 1.0.1 Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean Custom Rom

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Looking for battery friendly and minimalist custom firmware for your HTC Droid DNA? ViperDNA 1.0.1 may be the one that you are looking for. It is build from Verizon DNA Android 4.1.1 1.15.605.4 with HTC Sense 4+ user interface. This rom is preferable for those who tends to receive OTA updates from rom developers. There is additional mod whereby you can zoon in/out with volume keys.

We have prepared the complete guide for you to install ViperDNA 1.0.1 Custom Rom on Verizon HTC Droid DNA. Read through every single steps and follow exactly each steps in the guide to ensure perfect installation.

Benefit of Rooting

By rooting your phone/tablet, you can actually perform better management of your phone. However, many are afraid of rooting since bricking of your devices will still occur if you are not follow the guide exactly. To swap away your fear of rooting, we will listed down the benefits of rooting your Android devices:

1. Full Control of Android
With root access, you can alter any system files (developer level), delete annoying pre-installed stock apps (come with carrier perhaps), change Samsung boot animation (or others brand) and much more. As you can tells, you can actually alter with full access to your phone via root.

2. Backup and Restore Your Android Devices
It is not a unique condition whereby your phone will getting slower and buggy after long period of usage. No matter how well you keep your phone (not installing any stuff which is not possible), it seem like the phone will still getting degraded in performance or error keep popping up. Backup the entire system to an SD card is a must so that you can restore back to the state where no errors are found. Rooting allows you to do so as with Backup App like Titanium Backup or Nandroid Backup.

3. Most Important – Install Custom Rom
The ultimate goal of rooting your Android devices is to flash custom rom. Many has complaint of the bad of stock rom and one of the best solution is to flash highly-customized rom. With the installation of custom rom, you are expecting: better battery, butter-smooth performance, customization in term of UI and applications, apply most advance and latest software and apps on older devices, faster network speed, stable network connectivity, USB OTG (On-To-Go) and many more.

Features:

  • VZW 1.15.605.4 Release Keys
  • Android 4.1.1 / Sense 4+
  • Multi-language
  • Aroma Installer v2.56 w/ custom Venom Theme
  • Deodexed
  • Venom Tweaks – HUGE collection of customizable tweaks
  • Venom HUB – download statusbar themes/sense skins/rosie icon packs/carrier logos/full themes/read news/send feedback directly from your phone
  • Venom OTA – receive automatic over-the-air updates
  • Venom SuperUser
  • Venom File Manager
  • Custom Venom Package Installer
  • Extended Horizontal Quicksettings
  • Advanced Power Menu with reboot/hot reboot/bootloader/recovery/and new safemode
  • Modded Camera – voom in/out with volume keys
  • Butterfly J People & Shortcut Widget w/ 3×2 Clock Widget and Wallpapers
  • Optional Red Venom 2 theme (statbar theme, skin, icon pack) during aroma install

Disclaimer

It’s always risky to root your device and be warned that a failure may brick your device. In order to keep your device safe, please read carefully every single line of the tutorial and follows the steps exactly. We are not responsible for any damage to your device. By doing this, your device warranty may void.

Compatibility

The tutorial and guide below is only compatible to Verizon HTC Droid DNA model. It will not compatible to other devices.
Check phone model – Go to Settings -> About Device -> Model Number.

Requirements

  1. Windows-based PC
  2. Verizon HTC Droid DNA with unlock bootloader. How To Root Guide
  3. Download and install USB drivers on PC. Download Samsung USB Driver for Windows
  4. Enable Developer Options on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. How To Enable Developer Options On Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (Optional – Only applicable for Android 4.2 and above)
  5. Enable USB Debugging on your device. How to Enable USB Debugging Mode on Android Device.
  6. Backup your personal data on phone to PC to ensure you keep a copy of your personal data (SMS, MMS, Contacts, Internet Settings, Photos and etc). How to Backup Personal Data On Android Device.
  7. Make sure your phone is charged to 50% to avoid interruption during flashing. How to Check Battery Level On Android Device.

Download

  1. ViperDNA 1.0.1(viperDNA_1.0.1.zip, 846.1MB) – Development page
  2. Boot img (boot.img, 5.6MB)

Instructions: (From Custom ROM)

  1. Make sure you have follow steps above and enable all the necessary features before start.
  2. Do a Nandroid backup in CWM/TWRP recovery in case you need for restoration. (Optional)
  3. Connect your device to the computer via micro USB cable.
  4. Copy and paste the downloaded ***ROM***.zip files to your phone internal SD card.
  5. Turn off your phone and disconnect from USB cable.
  6. Copy and paste the downloaded boot.img into a new folder located at desktop and renamed the folder to fastboot.
  7. Open Command Prompt in your computer (Windows Logo, type CMD in search box).
  8. In Command Prompt, type C:\fastboot
  9. On your device, enter into Fastboot mode by press and hold Power + Volume Down button.
  10. Connect your device to the computer via micro USB cable.
  11. Once your device is detected, type fastboot flash boot boot.img in Command Prompt.
  12. Reboot your device into CWM/TWRP Recovery by press and hold the Power + Volume Up.
  13. In Recovery menu, you are always recommended to perform a full Wipe Data/Factory Reset to avoid crashing and ROM compatibility issue. You may skip this step if you upgrade from your previous ROM version. For CWM recovery, use Volume key to navigate in Recovery Mode. For TWRP, use touchscreen to navigate in Recovery Mode
  14. Do Wipe Cache Partition – Select from the menu and select Yes to confirm.
  15. Go to advanced and do Wipe Dalvik Cache — Select from the menu and select Yes to confirm.
  16. From the main menu in Recovery, select the install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from internal sdcard, browse to folder location and select the ***ROM***.zip and click Yes to install.
  17. After the installation completes, go back to recovery’s main menu.
  18. Select reboot system now to reboot the phone.
  19. For first boot up, it normally takes longer time. Please wait patiently.

Instructions: (From Stock ROM)

  1. Root and install CWM/TWRP recovery. How to Root Guide
  2. Download root checker from Google Play to check your root status.
  3. Press Power + Volume Up to enter recovery mode. Check whether CWM/TWRP recovery is successfully installed.
  4. Connect your device to the computer via micro USB cable.
  5. Copy and paste the downloaded ***ROM***.zip files to your phone internal SD card.
  6. Turn off your phone and disconnect from USB cable.
  7. Copy and paste the downloaded boot.img into a new folder located at desktop and renamed the folder to fastboot.
  8. Open Command Prompt in your computer (Windows Logo, type CMD in search box).
  9. In Command Prompt, type C:\fastboot
  10. On your device, enter into Fastboot mode by press and hold Power + Volume Down button.
  11. Connect your device to the computer via micro USB cable.
  12. Once your device is detected, type fastboot flash boot boot.img in Command Prompt.
  13. Reboot your device into CWM/TWRP Recovery by press and hold the Power + Volume Up.
  14. In Recovery menu, you are always recommended to perform a full Wipe Data/Factory Reset to avoid crashing and ROM compatibility issue. You may skip this step if you upgrade your previous ROM version. (Use Volume key to navigate in Recovery Mode)
  15. Do Wipe Cache Partition – Select from the menu and select Yes to confirm.
  16. Go to advanced and do Wipe Dalvik Cache — Select from the menu and select Yes to confirm.
  17. From the main menu in Recovery, select the install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from internal sdcard, browse to folder location and select the ***ROM***.zip and click Yes to install.
  18. After the installation completes, go back to recovery’s main menu.
  19. Select reboot system now to reboot the phone.
  20. For first boot up, it normally takes longer time. Please wait patiently.

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