For those of you who want to root your HTC One M8, the steps are nearly identical to the original HTC One M7 root method except different CWM/TWRP recovery file is used. I will be using Windows computer in this tutorial but I have provided the code you need for Mac and Linux, also you can refer to HTC One M7 Mac video and HTC One M7 Linux vide
For those of you who want to install GPE(Google Play Edition) ROMs on your HTC One, you will have to upgrade your radio. To upgrade the radio, you must have S-OFF. (Or you probably could unroot with GPE stock ROM and do OTA also.) So, here’s how to do it. First, we will be using RumRunner S-Off, which works on many different devices like HTC One X/XL, HTC One Max, HTC One Mini, HTC One S, HTC Evo 4G LTE, HTC First, HTC Butterfly, and HTC Butterfly S. RumRummer works on all AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, International, and Unlocked phones.
For those of you who want to root your HTC One, here’s a step-by-step tutorial for all Windows, Mac, and Linux computers, that will allow you to unlock the bootloader, install TWRP recovery, and root your HTC One without losing your apps/settings by using ADB backup. This root method will work on all of the following HTC One smartphones: HTC One M7 – AT&T/T-Mobile/International/Unlocked/Developer HTC One M7WLS – Sprint
For this week’s HTC One ROM of the Week, check out LiquidSmooth ROM, available for both original HTC One M7 and the new HTC One M8. (BTW, this is my daily driver on my M8!) Based on latest Android 4.4.4, you will get blazing speeds, great battery life, and countless number of great customization options. I know some of you swear by GPE (Google Play Edition) but GPE has hardly any customization/shortcuts you can do compared to something like LiquidSmooth ROM. The latest version of LiquidSmooth seems to run super smooth and also even comes with custom kernel fo
For this week’s ROM of the Week for both HTC One M7 and M8, check out the latest version of CM11 ROM. Based on latest Android 4.4.4 sources, CM11 ROM brings you some serious performance improvements you can feel right upon installing the ROM. Google has done a terrific job of updating from Android 4.4.2 to 4.4.3 and also to 4.4.4. The major update came when Android 4.4.2 was upgrade to Android 4.4.3 as many bugs that have been hindering performance/battery life have been squashed. Based on my testing with some of my older Android devices, Antutu benchmark per
For this week’s HTC One M8 AOSP ROM of the Week, check out Task650 AOKP ROM by XDA user Task650, available for all variants including AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, International, Unlocked, and Developer HTC One M8. ( I have been following Task650′s work since the days with AT&T Galaxy S2 and I have to say he makes some excellent custom ROMs/mods.) Based on latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat, Task650 AOKP ROM is a “special blend” of AOKP ROM with Task650′s personal touches/features added in. Certainly, this is one of the best AOSP ROMs yo
For this week’s HTC One ROM of the Week, check out the latest ViperOne ROM for HTC One, available for both original HTC One M7 and the new HTC One M8. Based on latest HTC Sense 6.0 Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware, ViperOne brings you a new Sense experience where customization is the norm and you will be able to enjoy many 3rd-party rooted apps easily. ViperOne ROM comes with its own Venom Tweaks app that allows you to fully customize your HTC One in many ways. Although the number of customization is too many to list here let me point out some of my favorites.
For this week’s HTC One ROM of the week, check out MIUI ROM, available for any GSM-based HTC One (AT&T, T-Mobile, Unlocked, International) and Sprint. Based on Android 4.2.2 Sense firmware, MIUI ROM brings you all the goodness of MIUI UI, a load of free themes to choose from all the while keeping your core Sense features like Sense camera, TV Remote app, and much more. Now keep in mind development on MIUI ROM is a bit slower (as they are trying to support multiple devices) so KitKat will be here eventually, just not yet.
For this week’s HTC One ROM of the Week, check out AICP ROM. Based on latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat, AICP (Android Ice Cold Project) ROM is a solid performer that gives custom ROMers a tons of customization and options with Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Currently only available for GSM HTC One (such as AT&T, T-Mobile, International, or Unlocked), AICP ROM gives you full AOKP ROM Control, OmniSwitch, Halo Floating notifications, Animation Control, Active Display, Gesture Anywhere, Connection Manager, Tile Color Manager, and much more.
For this week’s ROM of the week, check out CM11 with latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat for your HTC One, available for all variants including GSM international/unlocked/AT&T/T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon. I’ve been trying many other AOSP ROMs in the last week or so but haven’t found one that gives you as much stability (with everything working out of the box) so I kept going back to CM11, which has already passed its M3 milestone (meaning it’s stable), and highly recommended for those of you who want to experience custom ROMs without bugs (or minimal).
HTC has pushed out official Android 4.4 KitKat Sense 5.5 update to unlocked and international versions of HTC One couple days ago. For AT&T and T-Mobile users, if you are not rooted, you will probably have to wait another month or two. But for those of you rooted, you can simply grab the stock version in a zip file format and flash with the latest version of TWRP recovery v184.108.40.206. Yes, you can install this on any GSM HTC One including AT&T, T-Mobile, unlocked, and international. This is probably also the preferred method for rooted users as you will not lo
For this week’s HTC One ROM of the week, check out the latest Google Play Edition ROM with latest Android 4.4 KitKat KRT16S and root. This ROM is available currently for AT&T, T-Mobile, International, and Unlocked HTC One. To install this ROM, you will need S-OFF to install the new radios. Without S-OFF, you will end up in a nasty bootloop (yep, I tried on S-ON already). The Google Play Edition ROM brings you the latest Android 4.4 KitKat in a true-form fa
For this week’s HTC One ROM of the week, check out CM11 ROM. These are unofficial ported builds of CyanogenMod 11 with Android 4.4 KitKat but there are nearly flawless in terms of giving you every bit of Android 4.4 KitKat performance. Best of all, CM11 ROM is now available for AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, Unlocked, and International HTC One users! With CM11 ROM, you will be able to experience the latest Android 4.4 KitKat with everything working out of the box including your data 3g/4g lte, WiFi, bluetooth, GPS, sensors, speakers, etc…etc…
For those of you who have been waiting for Android 4.4 KitKat, it’s here already in the form of a custom ROM. A ported version, the Android 4.4 KitKat ROM brings you the latest Android 4.4 KitKat for those of you with an AT&T, T-Mobile, Unlocked, or International HTC One. With latest Android 4.4 KitKat, you will get a ton of new goodies like Cloud Printing, “Okay Google” commands with Google Now, wallpapers, and much much more. Google Play Edition based on Android 4.4 should be here in the next few weeks/months but this ported version is actuall
Finally, multi-window usually only available on Samsung Galaxy devices can also be done on the HTC One. How? By installing Omni ROM you will be able to get full multi-window working. It’s not identical to the Samsung version but certainly it can let you do some true multi-tasking.
For this week’s HTC One ROM of the week, check out PACMan ROM for your HTC One, available for all AT&T, T-Mobile, international, unlocked, Sprint, and Verizon HTC One variants. Based on latest Android 4.3, PACMan ROM brings you the best of Android 4.3 and customization from custom ROMs like AOKP, CM10.2, and ParanoidAndroid. This is probably one of my favorite AOSP ROMs (What is AOSP?) of all time as you get to enjoy best of all 3 custom ROMs in one.
HTC released Android 4.3 couple days ago to HTC One users with an unlocked or international version of HTC One. Now, you can grab the Android 4.3 ROM + Root for all AT&T, T-Mobile, Unlocked, and International HTC One. For AT&T/T-Mobile users, this may be a better deal than carrier-branded Android 4.3 you will get later and also not have to wait so darn long for it as it’s here for you already. Well, if you are not rooted, you can easily just take the OTA(over-the-air) update to get the latest Android 4.3. For those of you rooted, you can easily instal
For those of you looking to experience latest Android 4.3 along with tablet capabilities and HALO floating notifications, there’s a custom ROM for that, ParanoidAndroid ROM. The ParanoidAndroid Team has been customizing AOSP ROMs (What is AOSP?) by adding tablet capabilities so the user can easily run their phone in Phone, Hybrid, or Tablet mode in real-time. Also, ParanoidAndroid Team is the original inventors behind ParanoidAndroid Hybrid Settings that allow you to run any apps i
For those of you looking for a solid Sense-based ROM, check out ViperOne ROM for HTC One. Available for any GSM variants such as AT&T, T-Mobile, international, and unlocked HTC One (You can check out ViperROM for Sprint HTC One, by the same team), ViperOne brings you a TON of customization through its Venom Tweaks app and a slightly-themed in red. With Venom Tweaks app, you will be able to tweak everything from your status bar, battery, change notification background image, enab
For this week’s HTC One ROM of the week, check out Google Play Edition ROM with Android 4.3, available for GSM variants such as AT&T, T-Mobile, international, and unlocked HTC One. The Google Play Edition ROM featured here is brought to you by XDA developer Bixie (who is a well-known developer) and what you get is pretty much 100% stock Google Play Edition ROM with busybox, root, and de-odexed files. If you want to turn your HTC One into a Google Play Edition HTC One, try this one out first and see what you think compared to Sense-based ROMs. Overall, you