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Can I convert my HTC One M8 to a Google Play Edition?

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11th April 2014, 02:18 AM   |  #1  
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Hey XDA-Developers!,

So I'm going to be purchasing my first smartphone ever! I saw the HTC One M8 as a perfect phone and it seems great! I was going to purchase an Unlocked HTC One M8 from Amazon and was wondering how would I go about turning off BlinkFeed. Also if possible, how would I go about converting my unlocked HTC One M8 to a Google Play Edition. I've used the Nexus 5 before and it was beautiful. Since I'm getting the M8 I kind of want it to be the same as the Nexus 5 also I won't be have a use for BlinkFeed. If you can help me out that'd be great, thanks!
11th April 2014, 04:11 AM   |  #2  
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First you can just turn off BlinkFeed if you want. Second yes you can convert but there is really no point. Just flash a gpe Rom.

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11th April 2014, 03:52 PM   |  #3  
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Apparently SinLessROM GPe v1.0 is like stock but faster and has better battery management. can anyone confirm?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2709397
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First you can just turn off BlinkFeed if you want. Second yes you can convert but there is really no point. Just flash a gpe Rom.

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What do you mean "flashing a gpe Rom" is it the same as getting stock Android itself?
11th April 2014, 05:44 PM   |  #5  
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if you want a FULL convert to get stock updates from google check out the development thread and graffix has a thread that walks you through it. i converted my ATT model and its now a google GPE HTC one m8 and will receive all the updates.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2708589
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if you want a FULL convert to get stock updates from google check out the development thread and graffix has a thread that walks you through it. i converted my ATT model and its now a google GPE HTC one m8 and will receive all the updates.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2708589

It is my understanding, however, that until an RUU is released, one cannot return to sense or even flash sense roms. Correct?
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if you want a FULL convert to get stock updates from google check out the development thread and graffix has a thread that walks you through it. i converted my ATT model and its now a google GPE HTC one m8 and will receive all the updates.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2708589

Just wondering, if I convert my HTC One M8 with Sense 6 to GPE, do I still have the old Sense 6 features, such as Zoe and all the other features (except BlinkFeed)
11th April 2014, 10:06 PM   |  #8  
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Just wondering, if I convert my HTC One M8 with Sense 6 to GPE, do I still have the old Sense 6 features, such as Zoe and all the other features (except BlinkFeed)

No, these features are tied into the sense framework and are no longer there. I would suggest flashing a GPE rom first, to see what features you get/loose, prior to even considering converting to GPE.
12th April 2014, 06:04 AM   |  #9  
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Just wondering, if I convert my HTC One M8 with Sense 6 to GPE, do I still have the old Sense 6 features, such as Zoe and all the other features (except BlinkFeed)

No Zoe for now but the sense camera features work like 3D, ufocus etc. I much prefer stock over sense plus with direct updates from Google you can't go wrong. No other sense features but GPE has its own features. I love it and would never go back to sense.

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13th April 2014, 06:57 AM   |  #10  
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I thought I read somewhere that HTC is making some of it's Sense features available as Play store apps. The IR blaster app is one I think I saw mentioned, but also the camera app. Can anyone speak to this with the correct device touching the play store, and perhaps within the correct geofence area.

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