Install HTC Sense 5 ROM to your HTC Droid DNA – Super easy Guide

April 4, 20131 Comment

HTC Droid DNA is one of the popular launches by HTC before the more recent launch of HTC One. HTC One brings with it HTC Sense 5 and features like HTC BlinkFeed, HTC Zoe and many other features that are completely new and fabulous. Now the good news is that developers over XDA have released a HTC Sense 5 ROM for your Droid DNA.Many wouldn’t have expected it to be so soon here but it is. So, here’s how you can install Sense 5 ROM to your HTC Droid DNA.


Note: Please note that you carry out all the installations and updates at your own risk. We will not be held responsible for any loss or damage.

Well then, lets get on with the installation. Below are the pre-requisites that you need to fulfill before you can start the installation.


1. Firstly you will have to get your bootloader unlocked. If you haven’t done it yet, you can follow the detailed guide here.

2. Then you will have to root your Droid DNA. Not sure how, you can use the detailed guide here.

Steps to install HTC Sense 5 ROM on your Droid DNA

1. Download the HTC Sense 5 ROM from here if you are on Droid DNA Global Verizon wireless and from here if you have Droid DNA GSM . Also download the patch which you will need later from here for Droid DNA Global Verizon Wireless and from here for Droid DNA GSM.

2. Now copy both the files to your phone’s SD card and reboot the phone into recovery mode. You can do it by switching the phone off first and then power it on holding down the ‘Volume Down Key’ to boot it into bootloader or fastboot mode.

3. Then Enter the Recovery mode and make a backup from ‘backup and restore’. You can enter the recovery mode using the volume keys to navigate and Power button to make the selection.

4. Perform a factory reset, then wiping cache and then wiping dalvik cache.

5. Now select install zip from sdcard and then choose zip from sdcard by selelcting the ROM’s zip file that we copied to the phone earlier. And install the ROM. When you are done installing the ROM, do the same for the PATCH file we copied.

6. Once both are done, reboot the device and you are done!!

Now that you have followed all the steps, you have the latest Sense 5 ROM up and running on your Droid DNA. Most of the stuff should work fine except the HTC Zoe part. The developer is working on this issue and should be resolved soon. And as always, for more details and updates visit the xda forum thread here.


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  1. sabir says:

    when i installed htc sense it cannot open

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