Steps to Update HTC One M9 to Android 7.1.1 Nougat

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Feb 7, 2017
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Based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, crDroid custom firmware is now available for HTC One M9. The custom ROM brings you all the LineageOS features along with a ton of customizations and tweaks. crDroid is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock Android for your device and is mainly based on LineageOS. Following are the all the details and steps you need to know to update HTC One M9 to Android 7.1.1 Nougat crDroid ROM.

crDroid Android 7.1.1 Nougat features

LineageOS – 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
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
Default sounds from latest Nexus image
Stability and performance improvements
OMS Substratum support

For more details and support, please visit developer’s page. Following are the steps to help you update HTC One M9 to Android 7.1.1 Nougat crDroid ROM.

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Prerequisites to update HTC One M9 to Android 7.1.1

  • Backup any important data from your HTC One M9 as a complete wipe will be required during the flashing process.
  • Install USB drivers for your HTC device.
  • Enable USB debugging option on your device: Settings > Development Options > USB debugging.
  • Ensure that your HTC One M9’s boot loader is unlocked and that you have a recovery tool like TWRP or CWM.
  • Your device must be charged to at least 80% of power.

Steps to update HTC One M9 to Android 7.1.1 crDroid

Required files: Download crDroid Android 7.1.1 custom ROM for HTC One M9. Extract the boot.img file. Also, download the GApps package for your device.

Step 1: Connect your HTC One M9 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.

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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 the crDroid custom firmware 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 M9 into the new custom ROM. First boot takes a good 5 minutes so please be patient.

Don’t forget to let us know about your experience with Android 7.1.1 crDroid on HTC One M9.

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