Ah, custom ROMs: the soul and center of the Android world, at least for us. Today we finally see the combination of one of the hottest phones available and the world’s most popular custom ROM. A generous dev named “TripNRaVer” on the Modaco forum has built CyanogenMod 9 from source for the HTC One X. Custom ROM flashers, it’s time to get your mod on.

There are a couple of things that might keep you away from this build: one, it’s only for the Tegra 3 version of the phone, so AT&T and Rogers users need not apply. Second, it’s not from the official CyanogenMod 9 team – this is a ROM built from the source code by a third party, technically making it a “kang”. That said, it appears to b ea pretty faithful build, without extra fluff. The CM9 team will probably produce their own version eventually.

It looks like just about everything is working except for WiFi tethering, which you may be able to implement via a third party app. Those of you who have the LTE version of the phone needn’t worry – now that the pesky bootloader has been undone, it shouldn’t be too long before we see similar ROMs for other versions. The menu key is recreated in software, so no need to worry about navigation woes. Have fun, kiddos, and remember to always make a Nandroid backup.

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