Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,809,359 Members 40,444 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

[Q] CM11 for M8?

Tip us?
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 13
Join Date: May 2014
Default [Q] CM11 for M8?


Recently I ordered an Att m8 and have a few noob questions about cyanogenmod.

1. The m8 isn't supported on cyanogenmod so do I unlock the bootloader using htcdev and then flash cyanogenmod? If not how would I go about getting cyanogenmod on my device?

2. Does cyanogenmod give you root privileges and if not how would I aquire them?

3. Also, what is Odin, I never really understood it.
nthornton1990's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 34
Posts: 255
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: tampa
Odin I believe is strictly a Samsung root method.
The Following User Says Thank You to nthornton1990 For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
zacharyt86's Avatar
Thanks Meter 28
Posts: 90
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Decatur, IL
You can unlock the bootloader and flash a custom recovery using this toolkit it's the best one I have found, then it's just a matter of downloading cyanogenmod from here and flashing it through recovery followed by whatever gapps you want. Yes cyanogenmod has root privileges.
neoreeps's Avatar
Thanks Meter 3
Posts: 35
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Danville, CA
CM11 does support M8 and it's by far the best ROM IMHO. Used viper and gpe port but always go back to cm. You do not need odin and it's Sammy only. You need to root and soff. Using adb or fastboot is very easy. Google had ask the info.

Sent from my One M8 using XDA Premium 4 mobile app
(Last edited by redpoint73; 2nd July 2014 at 04:59 PM.)
redpoint73's Avatar
Recognized Contributor
Thanks Meter 2,986
Posts: 6,753
Join Date: Oct 2007
1. Don't know why you think that. Just look in Original Development:

To flash any custom ROM, the basic sequence will be:

- Unlock bootloader via
- Install custom recovery
- Transfer desired ROM to device
- Boot into recovery and flash the ROM

There is an excellent step-by-step guide here:
But since your goal is to install CM (instead of just root the stock ROM as the guide intends) you can stop at Step 8 of "Rooting Your Device", and instead transfer the CM ROM to your device and flash from recovery (similar to how the guide instructs to flash

2. All the custom ROMs for this device are pre-rooted.

3. Odin is a root tool for Samsung. It does't apply or work in any way on HTC, so you can completely disregard in terms of this device.

Also, all questions should be posted in the Q&A forum section. I've reported to the mods to move it.
Please click the "Thanks" button if you found a post helpful!

Phone: AT&T HTC One (M8)

Tablet: Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (WiFi only)
orangekid's Avatar
Forum Moderator
Thanks Meter 3,071
Posts: 10,188
Join Date: Apr 2009
Moved to Q&A
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Flyme OS Finds Its Way to the Google Nexus 5

Flyme OS is a heavily modified Android variantdeveloped by the Meizu team for their MX … more

MultiROM Makes Its Way to the LG G2

Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen quite a fewflagship (and former flagship) devicesget to … more

Jair Player with a Major Update–Here’s What’s New!

Back in May, we talked a bit aboutJair Player, a nice looking music … more