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[Q] The three flavors of HTC One (VZW,HTC,GPE), and ROM origins

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By dangerweenie, Junior Member on 25th April 2014, 06:28 AM
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This is my first post on the forums, and I was redirected to post in general after trying to reply in the developer's section.

There are a ton of ROMs available for the HTC M8 already, and unlocking / S-offing so straightforward, so much so that I'm a little confused as to the different varities and limitations of ROMs.

AFAIK, there are three types of retail phones one can purchase... a contract phone (VZW, for example), a DE (Developer Edition) phone, or a GPE (Google Play Edition) phone.

When I unlocked my VZW phone, it was because I wanted to get my hands on a developer edition ROM, so that I could a) get rid of the Verizon bloatware, b) receive OTA updates at HTC's discretion and timing, c) keep all the HTC components intact.

After installing the stock HTC ROM, my data connection would no longer work - I suspect because the ROM was from a GSM package.

There appears to be a ROM available with all the VZW crap removed, but that doesn't seem to be a true Developer Edition ROM ... just a pruned VZW one.

Does anyone know if there is a ROM out there that is:

1 - based off the actual stock HTC Developer Edition phone? It would be ideal if HTC's OTA updated were included.
2 - functional on Verizon's network (CDMA)?

Any advice is much appreciated. Thanks!
25th April 2014, 08:23 AM |#2  
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25th April 2014, 08:51 AM |#3  
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Unfortunately Verizon is different than most carriers. Verizon, wants you to use their phones for their network . I am not sure if any phones not branded verizon werk on verizon. I didn't get the developers edition because it wasn't going to work very well if at all on verizon. Just root and debloat flash a custom ROM, and you will be set. make a backup and go at it.
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