How to Update HTC One M8 to Android 7.1.1 Nougat Custom ROM

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Jan 11, 2017
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Looking to experience latest Nougat features on your HTC One M8? Based on Android 7.1.1, crDroid is now available for the device. Following is the extensive list of its features along with links to help you update HTC One M8 to Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

crDroid Android 7.1.1 Nougat features

Pixel look and feel
CyanogenMod 14.1 – all mods and features

StatusBar: Network Traffic
StatusBar: SU icon toggle
StatusBar: Ticker
StatusBar: Hide/Show icons
StatusBar: BatteryBar customization
StatusBar: Battery styles
StatusBar: Tap to Sleep
StatusBar: Clock styles
StatusBar: crDroid logo customization

QuickSettings: Tiles customization
QuickSettings: Brightness slider toggle
QuickSettings: Optional brightness icon
QuickSettings: Vibrate on Touch
QuickSettings: WiFi easy toggle
QuickSettings: Bluetooth easy toggle
QuickSettings: Data easy toggle

Navigation: Toggle navbar
Navigation: PIE navigation
Navigation: DUI – SmartBar / Fling Toggle
Navigation: Pulse – smart visualization

Notifications: Power notification controls
Notifications: Force expanded notifications
Notifications: Toggle immersive mode messages

LockScreen: Screen shortcuts
LockScreen: Toggle longpress for screen shortcuts
LockScreen: Swipe shortcuts
LockScreen: Toggle media cover art
LockScreen: Toggle clock
LockScreen: Toggle date
LockScreen: Toggle alarm
LockScreen: Tap to sleep
LockScreen: Toggle longpress torch
LockScreen: Cutomize number of notifications
LockScreen: Toggle power menu for secure lockscreen

Recents: Immersive Recents
Recents: Hidden apps
Recents: Toggle OmniSwitch as default Recents

Sound: Toggle screenshot sound
Sound: Live customization for number of volume steps
Sound: Less frequent notification sounds
Sound: DND customizations

Miscellaneous: Clock Widget
Miscellaneous: Toggle suggestions on Settings dashboard
Miscellaneous: Toggle summaries in Settings
Miscellaneous: Toggle auto-start music player on headset detection

Settings/Display: Expanded Desktop customization
Settings/Sound: Increasing Ringtone
12 New Quick Settings Tiles including Caffeine mode, Expanded Desktop and Sync
Settings/Security: Quick PIN/Password Unlock

Prerequisites to update HTC One M8 to Android 7.1.1 ROM

Steps to update HTC One M8 to Android 7.1.1 crDroid

Required files:

Step 1: Connect your HTC One M8 to your computer using a USB cable and copy the ROM and GApps zip files to your phone’s SD card root folder.

Step 2: Copy and paste the boot.img file to the Android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory.

Step-3: Disconnect the USB cord and power off your HTC device.

Step-4: Boot your device in the Bootloader / Fastboot mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down and Power keys.

Step 5: Once in the Fastboot mode, navigate to android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory on your computer and open command prompt with Shift + Right-click combo and click on the Open Command Prompt.

Step-6: Type the following string into the window:

  • fastboot flash boot boot.img and press Enter.
  • Fastboot reboot – press Enter again.

Step 7: Follow the on-screen instructions and select Bootloader > go to Recovery.

Step 8: Once in recovery, perform wipe data task: from the CWM recovery menu, select wipe data / factory reset and confirm the process.

Step-9: Also perform wipe cache partition followed by wipe dalvik cache (from Advanced).

Step 10: From recovery main menu, select install zip from sdcard followed by choose zip from sdcard. Locate crDroid custom ROM file and confirm the flashing process.

Step-11: Once the ROM is flashed successfully, repeat the above step, but select GApps package this time.

Step 12: Return back to main recovery menu and reboot your HTC One M8 into the new custom ROM. First boot takes a good 5 minutes so please be patient.

For more information, visit this XDA thread.

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