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[ROM][GPE] Google Play Edition Port for the Sprint M8 - Android 5.1

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*** 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!
Welcome to Google Play Edition for the Sprint M8!


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From HTC One (M8) Google Play edition on the Play Store:

Google Play edition.

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.

Port Features:
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Ported from the latest release for the Google Play Edition (GPE) - Software version 4.04.1700.6, Android 5.1.

  • Rooted
  • Busybox added
  • init.d support
  • External SD card symlinked to /storage/sdcard1 for full AOSP/application compatibility

Installation Instructions:
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Prerequisites - Unlocked or S-OFF Sprint M8, custom recovery (TWRP Recommended) & latest 5.0.2 official firmware from Sprint

  • Download ROM.
  • Verify md5sum.
  • Boot into custom recovery.
  • Wipe/Factory Reset.
  • Flash ROM.
  • Reboot device.
  • Skip activation process on initial boot, this is for GSM phones only.
  • ??????
  • Profit!

Changelog:
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Current changelog: 20 July 2015
  • Added Play Store compatibility for Sense apps (can be installed, but may not work - for Sense Home, use Xposed + Sensify)
  • Reduced size of dtb in boot.img (back-end fix)
changelog: 9 July 2015
  • Rebased to 4.04.1700.6
  • Added F2FS compatibility for /cache, /data & /system
  • Added BeyondStock kernel as default (for MultiROM and f2fs support)
  • Fixed SMS/MMS issues (hopefully!)
  • Fixed tethering (if dirty flashing, you must delete telephony database as described here)
  • Added Sprint VVM (is uninstallable)
Older changelogs:
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changelog: 23rd May 2015
  • updated to Android 5.1
changelog: 26-Jun-2014
  • Base updated to Android 4.4.4 (Software version: 2.12.1700.1)
  • Updated GravityBox to latest version
Changelog: 16-Jun-2014
  • Added Sprint VVM
  • Deodexed only (now ART-compatible)
  • Added latest GravityBox
  • Updated to latest SuperSU
  • SIM card error


Downloads:
Sprint M8 - GPE Port - 4.04.1700.6 - Android 5.1 | Mirror

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Mods:
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ROM Modifications
None for current build

(for prior builds)



ROM Fixes
None for current build

(for prior builds)
Updated APNs (4.4.3) - This will install the Nexus 5 APNs to the device (along with the CM APNs for eHRPD/LTE) and delete the telephony database. These APNs are built into the framework of the latest version.
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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
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Q: How do I update profile/PRL on this ROM?

A: Profile and PRL can only be updated on a Sense ROM. Since GPE is a port from GSM, it doesn't include these features. The easiest way to update Profile/PRL is to nandroid your current setup, restore a Sense nandroid (or flash a stock rooted Sense ROM), update those items, and then restore your GPE nandroid.

Q: I can't find Developer options. Where are they?
A: Google has them hidden by default. To activate them, navigate to Settings -> About phone, scroll to the bottom, and tap "Build number" seven times.

Q: I toggled Mobile Network in the Quick Settings and now I have no data connection. How to fix?
A: First of all, there is no Mobile Network toggle in the ROM by default - if you have one, it means you're using GravityBox (GB). If you're going to use the toggle from GravityBox, you have to set it to "Use CDMA network modes" in the GB settings (Statusbar Tweaks -> QuickSettings management -> Tile specific settings -> Network mode tile settings). If you toggle it before you change that setting, you will end up on a GSM Network mode, and thus have no data connection. To get back to a working connection, follow the instructions at the bottom of this post. This post also has some additional information for a fully working GravityBox toggle.


4.4.x-specific questions:

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?
A: Disable the Xposed framework. Xposed is currently incompatible with ART. More information here.

Q: Can I use a custom kernel with this ROM?
A None of the existing custom GPE M8 kernels will work as-is. However, I was able to modify flar2's ElementalX GPE test kernel build for 4.4.3 to work on this ROM. It can be downloaded here. That is currently the only custom kernel that will work with this ROM.

Credits:
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@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


XDA:DevDB Information
Sprint M8 GPE 5.1, ROM for the Sprint HTC One (M8)

Contributors
Captain_Throwback, tuxattack80, tjeeeeee, digitalhigh, graffixnyc, HolyAngel
ROM OS Version: 5.1.x Lollipop
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.4.x
Based On: M8 Google Play Edition

Version Information
Status: Stable
Current Stable Version: Final
Stable Release Date: 2015-07-20

Created 2014-06-07
Last Updated 2015-07-23
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Right on man. I'll try this out in the morning. Glad to finally see something like this coming our way!
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Once this baby is stable, it might be my reason for finally rooting!

Will I need to be s-off to flash/run this?

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Niceeeee been waiting for this release!

Edit: I really don't want to sign up for that mega site, can you post a mirror?

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Hey man u on this device also?

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added a mirror to op so no one has to sign up for Mega, didn't know it was required (my bad)
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You asking if digital is? If so he built the gpe for verizon.
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You asking if digital is? If so he built the gpe for verizon.

Ahhh word that's what's up [emoji106]

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Thanks for posting this. Now hopefully some friendly devs can help get the network stuff working right.
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Thanks for posting this. Now hopefully some friendly devs can help get the network stuff working right.

Finally got to my computer last night to get it up

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