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.
External SD card symlinked to /storage/sdcard1 for full AOSP/application compatibility
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):
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 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: 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.
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.
Q: I flashed the ROM, and now my phone keeps bootlooping a few seconds after getting to the lock screen. What gives?
A: I made a slight oversight when adding Superuser to the ROM. If you're S-ON, flash the SuperSU zip in recovery after flashing the ROM. This will correct the oversight and fix the reboot issue.
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