[Q] [Q&A] How to root HTC M8 Eye

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the me

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Update to MarshMallow and battery life improve, especially in standby.

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The steps are the same as this guide, from section 0 to 1, EXCEPT using different TWRP file and SuperSu file. I did not try S-OFF yet, because of high chance to brick the phone.
HTML:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/htc-one-m8/general/vomerguides-m8-bootldr-unlock-s-off-t2800727

Here is link to TWRP and SuperSu package
HTML:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B7civ8WAktuAQVhTeHZGWVc4RWs&usp=sharing

thanks for this help , but i face anew problem now , i cant view my internal storage , any advice?
 

prmbasheer

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Anyone has any news? Will this device receive Nougat? Not greedy. I am fine with Marshmallow. Planning to root now. If in case Nougat is on the way, I can wait to root till I receive the update, otherwise I can right-away proceed with rooting. Quick reply will be useful.
 

skhan003

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Hi,

How can i get htc m8 eye marshmallow stock rom or lineage OS 14 for htc m8 eye. I have tried to install htc m8 lineage rom via TWRP but its not working in m8 eye as both are different phone.

Plzz assist.
 
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HTC one m8 custom ROMs !

Hey guys i am back with a good news and a bad news !
Good news - 1) i compiled the kernel with the latest kernel source code so if you are building any rom you'll need that so it is on git
:eek:
2) i am also creating a device tree for our device and getting all the vendor blobs and again putting all of those stuff on git soon !:)
3) i am making AOSP and CM14.1 rom for M8 eye so soon it will be out and it is on android 7.1.2/7.1.1 !:D
Bad news - its kind of a good news or a bad news but few days back one of my contact mailed me about the new version of TWRP i.e., twrp3.1 so i have not flashed it link is here
:confused: , so try this and tell me and stay connected for the ROMs to come !;)
 
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Hey guys i am back with a good news and a bad news !
Good news - 1) i compiled the kernel with the latest kernel source code so if you are building any rom you'll need that so it is on git :eek:
2) i am also creating a device tree for our device and getting all the vendor blobs and again putting all of those stuff on git soon !:)
3) i am making AOSP and CM14.1 rom for M8 eye so soon it will be out and it is on android 7.1.2/7.1.1 !:D
Bad news - its kind of a good news or a bad news but few days back one of my contact mailed me about the new version of TWRP i.e., twrp3.1 so i have not flashed it link is here :confused: , so try this and tell me and stay connected for the ROMs to come !;)
Amazing mate. I waiting rom for htc m8 eye.
Thx big project for htc m8 eye:laugh:;):cool:
 

skhan003

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Hey guys i am back with a good news and a bad news !
Good news - 1) i compiled the kernel with the latest kernel source code so if you are building any rom you'll need that so it is on git :eek:
2) i am also creating a device tree for our device and getting all the vendor blobs and again putting all of those stuff on git soon !:)
3) i am making AOSP and CM14.1 rom for M8 eye so soon it will be out and it is on android 7.1.2/7.1.1 !:D
Bad news - its kind of a good news or a bad news but few days back one of my contact mailed me about the new version of TWRP i.e., twrp3.1 so i have not flashed it link is here :confused: , so try this and tell me and stay connected for the ROMs to come !;)


Aditya,

Have you made any custom rom for m8 eye ?
 

sam.ansari28

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Hey guys i am back with a good news and a bad news !
Good news - 1) i compiled the kernel with the latest kernel source code so if you are building any rom you'll need that so it is on git :eek:
2) i am also creating a device tree for our device and getting all the vendor blobs and again putting all of those stuff on git soon !:)
3) i am making AOSP and CM14.1 rom for M8 eye so soon it will be out and it is on android 7.1.2/7.1.1 !:D
Bad news - its kind of a good news or a bad news but few days back one of my contact mailed me about the new version of TWRP i.e., twrp3.1 so i have not flashed it link is here :confused: , so try this and tell me and stay connected for the ROMs to come !;)
When is it coming out?

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Hey guys i am back with a good news and a bad news !
Good news - 1) i compiled the kernel with the latest kernel source code so if you are building any rom you'll need that so it is on git :eek:
2) i am also creating a device tree for our device and getting all the vendor blobs and again putting all of those stuff on git soon !:)
3) i am making AOSP and CM14.1 rom for M8 eye so soon it will be out and it is on android 7.1.2/7.1.1 !:D
Bad news - its kind of a good news or a bad news but few days back one of my contact mailed me about the new version of TWRP i.e., twrp3.1 so i have not flashed it link is here :confused: , so try this and tell me and stay connected for the ROMs to come !;)

Finally, the mods for disabling write protection on the HTC ONE M8 eye have been successful. Easier wp_mod.ko management
Just though of posting for the unaware folks. Get rid of kid mode, 7 digital and other crap now :).
Head over to
http://forum.xda-developers.com/des...-disable-writeprotection-sense-stock-t3091456
Though this guide is dedicated to HTC Desire 816, it works like a charm on M8 eye.
Credits : @CaptainTiiti
Will it work on MM?

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Hey guys i am back with a good news and a bad news !
Good news - 1) i compiled the kernel with the latest kernel source code so if you are building any rom you'll need that so it is on git :eek:
2) i am also creating a device tree for our device and getting all the vendor blobs and again putting all of those stuff on git soon !:)
3) i am making AOSP and CM14.1 rom for M8 eye so soon it will be out and it is on android 7.1.2/7.1.1 !:D
Bad news - its kind of a good news or a bad news but few days back one of my contact mailed me about the new version of TWRP i.e., twrp3.1 so i have not flashed it link is here :confused: , so try this and tell me and stay connected for the ROMs to come !;)

No problem Captain. I understand the issue here. Did you try the files from this http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=3034811

I first flashed the SDK and then installed the .apk. Then when I opened the xposed, it threw some error. So went back to recovery and flagged SDK again. I think I cleared the dalvik cache too. Its safe :)

Then the xposed app worked fine. Try and let me know. All the best.

From M8 Eye

will it work on MM?

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Any suggestions to tweak/mod my m8 eye after rooting since we dont have any custom roms for our device?
please help and suggest
i am on MM>
 

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    Simple. Only if you OTA'd the right way.

    Have you successfully installed lollipop? If yes, then there is no way you could not boot into stock recovery because the procedure demands a stock recovery. Now for all the people out there, the stock recovery is in the firmware.zip folder in the OTA.zip folder that you downloaded. NOT the one that was shared earlier in the earlier threads.

    FLASHED LOLLIPOP SUCCESFULLY
    If you have flashed lollipop correctly and want to root then why do you need the stock recovery? Flash a custom recovery (TWRP-2.8.0.3) , and install UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.46.zip from chainfire site and you are done. If you need xposed alpha (see end). In case anyone would like a step by step procedure:

    NEED TO INSTALL 5.0.2 FROM KITKAT:
    Two cases arise:

    You are not rooted:
    Simply flash the OTA and scroll down to the TO-ROOT to root if you may. Seriously, -_-

    You are rooted.
    Now you need to be on stock ROM as well as the stock recovery. Since you are rooted:

    1) Download the stock unrooted ROM uploaded by XDA Member @Shreyas (Kudos).
    2)Place it in your sd card and head over to custom recovery.
    3)Flash the stock ROM and wipe dalvik cache. Reboot. Done (1/2).
    4)Download the OTA on phone. Don't install it. Move it to your PC. (possibly stores
    at /extSd /Downloads)
    5)Using 7zip or whatever you please extract the Recovery.img from OTA/firmware.zip
    6)Now prepare your fastboot tools and on the CMD type,
    adb devices (To verify connectivity. Make sure USB debugging in enabled).
    adb reboot-bootloader
    fastboot devices (To verify connectivity in fastboot mode)
    fastboot flash recovery Recovery.img (the one we extracted a step ago)
    fastboot reboot.
    Prerequisites for OTA (2/2).

    7)Now you have two options for the actual Lollipop flash:
    a) Reboot into stock recovery (adb reboot recovery)
    a) Select apply from phone/sd card wherever your OTA is (usually extSD/downloads)
    a) Install it, wipe Dalvik Cache and reboot.
    OR
    b) Reboot normally, download the OTA again(it won't recognize the previously
    downloaded OTA) and select install now.
    b) If all goes well, you will boot into stock recovery and a green progress bar will
    appear.:fingers-crossed:

    Now in theory, both the above methods should work since recovery is stock, but I had no luck with the 1st method and the 2nd worked. I suggest, downloading again is worth it.

    To-ROOT:
    1) Since we have updated to 5.0.2 successfully, say bye bye to the stock recovery and
    install the custom recovery. Yes TWRP 2.8.0.3 will still work.
    (fastboot flash recovery TWRP-2.8.0.3_whatever_the_name.img )

    2)Download UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.46.zip from chainfire site. Put it in SDcard
    3)Install through custom recovery as a normal zip. This will install the SU binaries.
    4)From the play store,update the SU app and verify root. You will be done. Did I
    mention that an unlocked bootloader is indispensable :silly:

    S-OFF
    Just a quick note, that M8 eye is now compatible with the sunshine App and if you
    want S-OFF you can pay 25$ and get the complete power (go GPE :angel:)
    I tried it myself but since sunshine doesn't work with xposed, I had to skip.

    Xposed (alpha-2)
    If you cannot live without xposed (how can you), download the xposed alpha2 zip and
    apk from the rovo89 blog.
    Flash zip first from custom recovery and then apk. (order is important). Then you
    will be all xposed,rooted and on the 5.0.2 on the M8 eye.

    So now you will be all set. As a testimony I will be attaching screenshots regarding my software info, root access, xposed confirmation. I hope this helps people.

    Since I am a new member, I cannot post outside links (the hell?). So I have my screenshots folder uploaded on my drive. The link is as follows, (mind the dot=> . )
    drive(dot)google(dot)com/folderview?id=0B07mry_fGFuTbjZkLW5vVkw5MHc&usp=sharing

    Hi,

    My M8 Eye got an ota and updated to Lollipop 5.0.2.
    After that I unlocked & installed M8's recovery & it didnt work (didnt boot into recovery).
    Then I flashed twrp-m8eye-2.8.0.3 and it works fine.
    Problem is I'm unable to root. I've tried flashing various SuperSU from recovery. But when I check the root status it says Sorry! root access is not properly installed on this device.
    my device info is as attached.
    Also now I'm unable to take screenshots as it says "can't take screenshot due to limited storage space"

    Please help.:confused::confused:
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    Stock Rom backup made with TWRP https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6a0i1cvnxspadbk/AABU57Q8-K_6zudy16YSRiwUa?dl=0

    Clean and Stock. No Root (not rooted)
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    Hey can you please post the twrp download link for m8 eye from the link above please as i cannot find a download option. Im stuck and need to root my phone. Someone please help me. Thanks so much.

    hey hey hey
    Good News

    I have successfully flashed recovery. Got the info in other threads and ended up in this page

    http://bbs.mgyun.com/thread-35236-1-1.html

    Owning HTC ONE M8 EYE. Was hunting for twrp almost i tried all versions but none worked. the above webpage is chinese get it translated to download. or give your email id i shall fwd u one.
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    HTC M(8) Eye OTA xxx.xxx.5

    Still waiting for backup...
    You are my last hope:crying:

    Sorry Buddy!
    Here's the link - https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B0q1J5yj3myBUzI0dkxJcVFGaFE&usp=sharing

    The OTAxxxxx.xxx..xx5 (OTA_M8_EYE_UHL_L50_SENSE60_MR_hTC_Asia_India_4.30.720.5-4.30.720.4_release_448640) is uplaoding as I type. UPLOADED as of 15:43 IST.
    While the original OTSxxx4 (OTA_M8_EYE_UHL_L50_SENSE60_MR_hTC_Asia_India_4.30.720.4-1.80.720.1_release_427444001nsb8okuokmyrd) is already uploaded along with its' recovery file duly extracted for everyone's convenience.

    Enloy.
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    TWRP rooted backup of M8 eye

    Hey guys, if you want to download TWRP backup of rooted htc one m8 eye then go to my blog.

    http://atechdevreview.blogspot.in/2015/04/htc-one-m8-eye-indian-rom-twrp-backup.html

    Rom information and procedures are given at my blog. :)