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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 fashion, straight from Google, made for the HTC One unlike some of the other custom Android 4.4 ROMs we have seen lately (although I have to say they are also excellent!).
Camera on the Google Play Edition ROM includes PhotoSphere (so you don’t have to install it separately) and you will be able to use Google Wallet without any carrier restrictions on all AT&T, T-Mobile, International, and Unlocked HTC One smartphones.
Overall, Google Play Edition ROM gets much better battery life over Android 4.4 AOSP ROMs and if you need to have the official Android 4.4 KitKat, this is probably the best way to go. So, if you are down with GPE 4.4, give it a whirl this week(end) and do let me know what you think!
Download: Google Play Edition ROM with Android 4.4 KitKat and root for HTC One (for AT&T, T-Mobile, Unlocked, or International)
No Gapps Required
YOU MUST USE CWM RECOVERY 126.96.36.199 OR HIGHER or TWRP RECOVERY 188.8.131.52 OR HIGHER. YOU CAN USE ROM MANAGER(CWM) OR GOO MANAGER(TWRP) APP FROM PLAY STORE TO UPDATE YOUR RECOVERY.
To install, make sure you are S-OFF first!!! Then reboot into recovery, make backup ROM, wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, install radio, and reboot. (If for some reason you end up in a bootloop, reboot into recovery, go to Advanced Wipe for TWRP or Mounts & Storage for CWM, format/wipe /system, then re-install ROM.)
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE S-OFF AND INSTALL THE RADIO OTHERWISE YOU WILL END UP IN A BOOTLOOP/SOFTBRICK!
Credits – XDA <— Please donate to the developer of this ROM or hit Thanks button on XDA if you like it, thx!
Download Flash Player APK (if you want flash player use with Dolphin browser)
DownloadAndroid 4.3 PhotoSphere (if you want photosphere, but may force close so make a backup of your Gallery app using Titanium Backup app before installing! )
If you want to run your apps in tablet/hybrid/custom DPI mode, see our Xposed App Settings guide.
If you want PIE Controls, see our LMT Pie Control guide.
If you want some awesome audio, check out Viper4Audio FX MOD, which you can install on this ROM to enhance your music 100%.Need Help? Follow/add me on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter!
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