IMPORTANT NOTE: There will be no further updates to this ROM. If you'd like to continue using it, please feel free to do so. If, however, you'd like to use the Lollipop version of GPE, please see this thread, by @digitalhigh: Google Play Edition - Android Lollipop. That ROM is Sprint-compatible, and includes my input for the Sprint variant.
*** Disclaimer All flashing is done at your own risk! While nothing from this thread should break your device, don't come back here blaming anyone if it does!
The latest in Android.
Optimized for the latest apps, more storage for your content and a fast, clean user experience all come standard.
Google Maps, Chrome, YouTube, Gmail, Google Now - itís all just there.
Never get lost, surf the web, stream videos and stay on top of your inbox with Google apps. The HTC One (M8) also comes with the Google Now Launcher pre-installed to make Google Now one swipe away. From your primary home screen, swipe right to access Google Now cards that give you just the right information, at just the right time.
Apps, games, music and more.
The HTC One (M8) includes Google Play, your one-stop-shop for digital entertainment. With over 1,000,000 apps and games -- plus music, movies and more -- keep your favorite digital entertainment in your pocket and always at your fingertips.
Ported from the latest RUU for the Google Play Edition (GPE) - Software version 2.12.1700.1, Android 4.4.4.
- Busybox added
- init.d support
- External SD card symlinked to /storage/sdcard1 for full AOSP/application compatibility
- Write access enabled for External storage
- Xposed Framework Installer included
- GravityBox included (needs to be enabled in Xposed)
- ART-compatible (NOTE: Xposed framework is NOT compatible with ART!)
Prerequisites - Unlocked or S-OFF Sprint M8 (NOTE: Unlocked M8s will need to fastboot flash the boot image!), custom recovery (TWRP Recommended)
- Download ROM.
- Boot into custom recovery.
- Flash ROM.
- (Unlocked only devices) Boot into Bootloader, fastboot flash boot image
- Reboot device.
Current changelog: 26-Jun-2014 [changed] Base updated to Android 4.4.4 (Software version: 2.12.1700.1) [changed] Updated GravityBox to latest version
Changelog: 16-Jun-2014 [new] Added Sprint VVM [new] Deodexed only (now ART-compatible) [changed] Added latest GravityBox [changed] Updated to latest SuperSU [fixed] SIM card error
Advanced Power Menu (APM) & services.jar w/signature checks disabled
Android L Nav icons + boot animation - thanks @nuvens & @rocker935
(for prior builds)
Advanced Power Menu (APM) & services.jar w/signature checks disabled (4.4.3) - thanks @williamfold
Advanced Power Menu (APM)/services.jar w/signature checks disabled - (4.4.3, pre-ART-compatible) - thanks @williamfold
None for current build
(for prior builds)
Gray Background Fix (4.4.3) - This fixes the light gray background for the volume display, power menu & other dialog boxes that were discolored. This fix is built into the latest version.
Framework/Data Fix (4.4.2) - Fixes phone calls and mobile network settings on original ROM. This file will not work on the latest version, but this fix has been incorporated into the latest version.
Q: How do I update profile/PRL on this ROM?
Q: I tried switching to ART in Developer options, but when it rebooted, it was set back to Dalvik. How do I get ART to stick?
Q: I can't find Developer options. Where are they?
Q: I toggled Mobile Network in the Quick Settings and now I have no data connection. How to fix?
Q: Can I use a custom kernel with this ROM?
Q: I flashed the ROM, and now my phone keeps bootlooping a few seconds after getting to the lock screen. What gives?
@graffixnyc for the GPE RUU @digitalhigh for general help & his Verizon port @tjeeeeee for early testing and initially creating the thread @williamfold for figuring out camera lag fix CM team for kernel source for working camera @Chainfire for SuperSU @Stericson for Busybox @JustArchi for Archidroid init.d and ArchiKitchen @osm0sis for Android Image Kitchen @rovo89 for Xposed framework/installer @C3C076 for GravityBox @craigacgomez for thunderkat source for Exchange security mod @flar2 for ElementalX GPE kernel @savoca for help to build a custom dtb image @MTsol for uploading the 4.4.4 OTA file
Sprint M8 GPE 4.4.4, ROM for the Sprint HTC One (M8)
Captain_Throwback, tjeeeeee, williamfold, digitalhigh, graffixnyc
ROM OS Version: 4.4.x KitKat
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.4.x
Based On: M8 Google Play Edition
Current Stable Version: Final
Stable Release Date: 2014-06-16
Last Updated 2014-06-26