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 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 those of you with Verizon HTC One M7 or M8, you know that Verizon has been going a bit too far by totally locking bootloaders on users while every other HTC One model on the planet is unlockable using HTCDev.com. Well, this is truly sad story but thanks to excellent Android expert XDA user JCase, you will be able to root your Verizon HTC One M7 or M8 easily using his WeakSauce application. The process is pretty simple, you just need to download WeakSauce app (APK file) then install
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.
Both HTC One M7 and M8 have pretty stable CM12 ROM builds (in my opinion) with everything working out of the box, which means you can enjoy Android 5.0 Lollipop today. Of course, there will also be Sense and GPE (Google Play Edition) of Lollipop (that we will post soon) but in the meanwhile, check out CM12 as it’s solid as a 747. With CM12 ROM, your HTC One will be much faster than before as Lollipop brings performance improvements of 20-30% over KitKat. Also for HTC One, CM12 has everything working out of the box including full 1080P video support for both front/ba
For this week’s HTC One ROM of the Week, check out latest LiquidSmooth ROM v3.2. Couple months back, we featured LiquidSmooth ROM v3.1. Well, the latest version is better than ever, with a modded Liquid launcher that has Android L styled navigation buttons. For HTC One M8, you will also find a slew of great LiquidSmooth customization/features along with overclocking support up to 2.88Ghz! But I recommend overclocking only if you need the extra perfo
For this week’s HTC One ROM of the Week, check out latest Gummy ROM Milestone “M3” with Android 4.4.4, available for all HTC One models including M7 and M8. Based on latest Android 4.4.4, Gummy ROM brings you a high level of customization/features along with great stability and blazing speeds for your HTC One. As an ab(user) of Android custom ROMs for the last 5 years or so since the popularity of Android smartphones, Gummy Team has proven time over time that they are ready to give its users the best and greatest customization/tweaks that flasholics are lo
For those of you looking for an invite for OnePlus One or simply want to check out the OnePlus One’s software features, did you know you can essentially turn your HTC One M7 or M8 into OnePlus One by flashing CM11 ROM along with our HighOnAndroid OnePlus One conversion kit? Don’t know what OnePlus One is? See our OnePlusOne unboxing video here. With lat
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.
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 v188.8.131.52. 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
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 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