[ROM] Android Revolution HD 53.1 | ART | High Quality & Performance | 6.12.401.4_R

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Jun 15, 2021
Hello, great creator, I have a request. I think the environment of HTC M8 in android4.4.2 is the best and the most classic. I want to ask you, maybe you can release 4.4.2 or 4.4.4 of M8 again. Android revolution HD rom, maybe you won’t see it, but I leave my wish here, I hope you can see it, thank you
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Jan 26, 2016
I totally agree, KitKat, though long dead, was the best Android experience on the M8 by far. I have been collecting roms for the M8, presently I have the zip installers for around 200+ roms, most of them are KK roms. I have installed about 75 roms on my external SD using MultiRom, and they all work, I can boot all of them and most of them have all features working and no major bugs or problems. If you or anyone else is still interested I can hook you up with what I got. I also have a bunch of kernels with k-exec patch for Sense, GPE and AOSP for Android 4.4.2 up to Android 8.1!
I still use Viper 4.4.4 as my go-to rom, even though many apps are no longer supporting KK, I have also apk installers for the last kitkat compatible versions, or I can use the last still working browser for web-based access to stuff like online banking, or other online services for which the apps no longer are available on KK. I know this was posted last year, I think no one gives a crap anymore, but I still do :)
Oh, I should mention, I'm on Verizon, so all roms and kernels support Verizon, all other carriers are not tested and most roms/kernels are NOT compatible with other carriers.
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    Proudly presenting you the most popular ROM for HTC One M8...



    "My phone is now perfectly smooth, fast, stable. I do not expect much more from my phone!"

    "This release is amazing! ROM feels super fast! Great job Mike & the team! (...) Never noticed any lag. 1 word: brilliant."

    "Feels a lot smoother in use - scrolling, swiping between sense screens. Much nicer feel. This is a real good one, Mike. Many thanks :)"



    System details:
    • Android 6.0.0 (Marshmallow) - latest official HTC One 6.12.401.4_R (WWE) firmware (53.x series)
    • Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) - latest *STOCK* ROMs without modifications ---> click here
    • This is improved version of stock ROM - no visual changes!
    • Very fast, clean & stable!
    • Full HTC Sense 7.0 Interface
    • Multi-language (WWE)
    • For HTC One M8
    • Thanks to HTC for the base firmware

    Included kernel details:
    • Stock kernel (the most stable)

    ROM details:
    • Removed software (CPU) rendering - full Snapdragon 801 (GPU) rendering
    • Fully optimized and tweaked
    • Root access
    • Unsecured boot.img
    • Newest BusyBox
    • RAM optimizations
    • System signatures check enabled for system security and safety
    • Improved virtual memory management
    • Speed optimizations
    • Enabled GPU UI rendering
    • Data, cache and system partitions mounting tweaks
    • Bloatware applications removed
    • All /system applications updated to latest available
    • All /data applications updated to latest available
    • Improved CPU governors performance
    • Most optimal system scheduler
    • Disabled kernel debugging for better performance
    • Zipaligned (Improved RAM management)
    • Zipalign on boot (for user applications on data partition)
    • Fully de-odexed
    • init.d scripts (BusyBox run-parts) support
    • Auto init.d permissions set on boot
    • sysro/sysrw commands support
    • Excellent battery life!
    • Improved EXT4 performance
    • OpenVPN support
    • Most up-to-date system files permissions
    • Adobe Flash Player support
    • Support almost 24h a day
    • ...and many more!

    You need:

    How to flash:
    • Download ROM and place it on your virtual SD card
    • Boot your phone in recovery mode (vol down + power)
    • In main menu, select "install zip from sdcard"
    • Select "choose zip from sdcard" and browse to the location of Android Revolution ROM
    • You can use data wiping option in AROMA (optionally if coming from earlier version of my ROM, obligatory if coming from stock or other custom ROM)
    • After flashing process is complete, reboot the device


    Android Revolution HD 53.1
    --- release date: 29 January 2016 ---
    • Based on the latest 6.12.401.4_R update
    • De-odexed using latest smali/baksmali
    • Fully optimized with latest tools
    • SuperSU updated to latest 2.67
    • Removed Facebook - available in the Google Play
    • Updated HTC apps
    • Updated Google apps
    • Updated custom apps
    • Restored AntHal Serivce per popular request
    • Other minor changes and fixes
    • Included and updated applications:

      --- Data partition ---
      Adobe Flash Player (minAPI 14)
      Adobe Reader 15.3.1 (minAPI 15)
      Dropbox (minAPI 15)
      Twitter 5.92.0 (minAPI 15)
      --- System partition ---
      Gmail 5.10.112808100 (minAPI 14)
      Google Play 6.0.5 (minAPI 9)
      SuperSU 2.62
      --- Aroma installer ---
      Google Hangouts 7.0.113181153 (minAPI 16)
      Google Maps 9.18.2 (minAPI 18)
      Google Maps 9.18.2 (minAPI 18-arm64)
      Google Plus (minAPI 15)
      Google Plus (minAPI 19)
      Google YouTube 11.01.53 (minAPI 15)
      Google YouTube 10.49.59 (minAPI 15-arm64)
      Google TalkBack 4.4.0 (minAPI 16)
      Google Chrome 47.0.2526.83 (minAPI 16)
      Google Chrome 47.0.2526.83 (minAPI 21)
      Google Music 6.2.2224U.2493459 (minAPI 14)
      Google Keep (minAPI 14)
      Google Keep (minAPI 14-arm64)
      Google Drive 2.3.474.23.30 (minAPI 14)
      Google Drive 2.3.474.23.40 (minAPI 14-arm64)
      Google App (minAPI 16)
      Google App (minAPI 19)
      Google App (minAPI 19-arm64)
    - If your current firmware version doesn't match ROM firmware version, wiping data inside AROMA is highly recommended!

    Important notes:
    1. If you want to say "Thanks!"

    There are many ways to show your support to the developer. You can:
    • Press the "Thanks" button.
    • Hit the donation button and "buy me a beer".
    • Share your opinion about my work and write some feedback in respective thread.
    • Advertise my work to your friends.
    • Rate my thread with 5 stars.
    Every way of support is highly appreciated, but it's not expected!

    2. Sharing policy

    This forum is about sharing. If you want to use any part of my work, please feel free to do it but remember about some simple rules:
    • Inform me about using my work by sending me a message. You don’t need my permission, just inform me.
    • Include link to my thread from where you took particular files.
    • Give proper credits for what you used.
    • When it comes to using my ROM as a base you are free to do it only if I don't have "Stock ROMs" thread available for particular device. If such thread exists, you are
      obligated to take ROMs from there instead. These threads with "Stock ROMs" are usually updated within 24 hours from the moment when I release my custom ROM.

    Sharing is one thing, but please respect some areas of my work like:
    • ROM name - "Android Revolution HD", "Android Revolution", "Revo HD", "AR HD" etc.
    • Graphics used in my threads, especially head-banners designed exclusivity for me.
    • Other parts of my work that are not supposed to be used by others without proper permission.
    Please let me keep my threads design unique. I’m sure you can do something even better yourself!

    3. Support

    If you have any issues or questions, please feel free to post them in the respective thread. Due to my commitments in real life I can't answer every PM, tweet or facebook post.
    If you want to get the fastest and the best answer - ask the question in the thread. Every month I need to remove about 1.000 new messages from my XDA inbox. I’m sure it’s better if I spend this time cooking new ROMs.​

    4. Signature banners for users

    Due to the increasing number of users flashing my ROMs we introduced some time ago 3 special groups of members.
    • Android Revolution HD Recognized User – every user might get this rank with proper banner by being active in my thread (or threads).
      Helping users to solve problems, answering questions or preparing threads with add-ons for Android Revolution HD are the most common ways to gain this rank. Just be active and we’ll contact you!

    • Android Revolution HD Advanced User – every user might get this rank with proper banner by doing some amazing modification, application, theme etc. for Android Revolution HD.
      Creating simple bootanimation might not be enough, but you never know! Having Recognized User status before is not needed!

    • Android Revolution HD Supporter – every user who shared some server space with us (with proper bandwidth) will get this banner. Please keep in mind we can't use DropBox shared folders.
      What we can use is minimum 20 GB of space and 10 Mbit upload speed. If you want to donate some server space to us, please contact me via private message.
    Apart of those special banners, every user might use one of our amazing user banners collected in this thread.

    Finally, thanks for using my work! I hope you will enjoy Android Revolution HD!

    XDA:DevDB Information
    [ROM] Android Revolution HD 53.1 | ART | High Quality & Performance | 6.12.401.4_R, ROM for the HTC One (M8)

    mike1986., langer hans, Mikanoshi, Lizard
    ROM OS Version: 6.0.x Marshmallow
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.4.x

    Version Information
    Status: Stable

    Created 2014-03-26
    Last Updated 2016-01-30
    Sense 6 Toolbox

    Sense 6 Toolbox
    by Mikanoshi & me

    What is Sense 6 Toolbox?
    Sense 6 Toolbox module contains a large variety of mods that will improve almost every aspect of your Sense device. You have to have Xposed installed to use these mods. For more info about Xposed refer to the original thread.

    A note about compatibility. We develop the toolbox on ARHD on the HTC One M7 and M8. That ensures that every mod is compatible with ARHD. We can't test the mods on every other ROM. But as long as the ROM is near stock without deep changes, it should work there too. For the best and most complete experience I recommend using ARHD.

    Which mods are included?
    For a complete list, please head over to http://sensetoolbox.com/6/modslist.

    Here is a summary:

    Interface mods
    • Transparent statusbar and notification drawer
    • Center clock, AM/PM removal, traffic meter, horizontal EQS
    • Gestures to manipulate recent apps and additional information about each app, AOSP styled recents
    • [Sense 6] Custom color themes for every app

    Statusbar mods
    • Icons by vomer (CleanBeam)
    • Customizable color themes for all new statusbar icons
    • Ability to hide icons

    Sense mods
    • Transparency for many UI elements (dock, clock widget, app drawer, folders, etc)
    • Infinite apps in folders, 7 home screens, home popup menu, more grid options for homescreens and app drawer
    • Actions for vertical swipes and shaking on homescreens, horizontal swipes on dock

    Messaging mods
    • Wake on SMS, increase MMS size
    • Replace delivery notifications with toasts
    • Increase MMS size

    Controls mods
    • Volume2wake
    • Activate flashlight on power long press
    • Bind actions to hardware buttons (Back long press and swipe up from Home)
    • Bind actions to volume keys for camera and music playback controls
    • [M8] Smaller softkey bar

    Various mods
    • Advanced Power Menu
    • Show more information about installed apps and apps that are being installed
    • Improved screen locking and unlocking
    • Hardware buttons backlight control
    • Large caller photo in dialer and on lockscreen during calls
    • Disable unwanted notifications and confirmation dialogs
    • On/off screen animations (Fade, CRT)

    How to use the Toolbox?
    First you must have Xposed Framework installed (more Info here). After that enable the Sense 6 Toolbox module in the Xposed Installer, set up the mods you like and tap 'Soft Reboot' icon to apply them.

    Backup functionality
    Toolbox supports settings backup and restore using default Andriod cloud capabilities. Enable backup in Settings > Backup & reset. Now every time you uninstall and install Toolbox its settings will be automatically restored. If you want to save/restore settings between reinstallations, use local backup on SDCard function (its button is next to Hot Reboot).

    For downloads, support and more info, please head over to the Toolbox thread.