AICP build the latest custom firmware based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat for HTC One M8. Now HTC One M8 users can test the Nougat experience on their devices. This latest custom ROM brings all the CM 14.1 features and also you can get AOSP features on your own HTC One M8 with AICP Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom firmware. Users have tested and found the AICP custom ROM very amazing, stable, smooth and run fast on M8. This ROM is not officially announced by Google / HTC but just a custom ROM. Make sure that HTC One M8’s bootloader is unlocked otherwise you will not be able to install this custom ROM.
By following this step by step guide, you can update your HTC One M8 to Android 7.1.1 Nougat via AICP custom ROM. Your device should be rooted and has the latest custom recovery like TWRP or ClockworkMod (CWM) already installed. Once you install this latest custom firmware, you will get some great custom features like FC Notification Disabler and much more. Before proceeding, don’t forget to take a full backup of all your valuable data. Because while flashing this custom ROM your entire data will be wiped clean. If you are interested in installing AICP Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM then go ahead and follow the given steps.
This guide containing the AICP Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM is working with the HTC One (M8). Do not try to install this ROM on any other device, or your device might get bricked.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any damage occurred to your HTC One (M8) during or after the installation of AICP Custom Firmware. Proceed at your risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Make sure that the battery level of your HTC One (M8) is at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.
- Download and install proper USB Drivers for the HTC One (M8) on PC.
- It is highly recommended to take a good backup of your important data and settings on the phone using a custom recovery such as CWM or TWRP. In case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on One (M8) from Settings > Developer Options.
- The HTC One (M8) should be rooted with the latest version of CWM or TWRP recovery installed that it supports the new Android 7.1.1 Nougat-based ROM installations.
Steps to Update HTC One (M8) to AICP Android 7.1.1 Nougat Custom ROM:
Step No 1: – First, download the AICP Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM and Google Apps package from the above links on the desktop of your PC. Do not extract these files.
Step No 2: – Now, connect your HTC One (M8) to the PC using its USB data cable.
Step No 3: – Move the AICP firmware, and Google Apps zipped files to the root folder of SD card on your phone.
Step No 4: – Transfer the boot.img file to android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory on your PC.
Step No 5: – Next, power OFF the HTC M8 to boot into Bootloader/Fastboot Mode. Also, disconnect the USB cable.
Step No 6: – Power ON the device while pressing and holding the Volume Down + Power buttons at the same time.
Step No 7: – Once your M8 is in the Fastboot mode, navigate to android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory and open Command Prompt within the folder.
Step No 8: – Type the following command and press Enter.
fastboot flash boot boot.img
Step No 9: – Now, type the following command and hit Enter.
Step No 10: – Follow the on-screen instructions and choose BOOTLOADER -> RECOVERY.
Step No 11: – While the phone is in TWRP Recovery, perform a full data wipe by tapping on the ‘Wipe’ button. Then swipe on the “Swipe to Factory Reset” option at the bottom.
Step No 12: – Navigate to the Recovery main menu and tap on the ‘Install’ button. Select the firmware.ZIP file that you have already transferred to the root folder of your SD Card on the phone.
Step No 13: – Swipe on the “Swipe to Confirm Flash” option to confirm installation on the next screen. The installation process will be initiated.
Step No 14: – After the installation is finished successfully, you will see a similar screen like the following:
Step No 15: – Repeat the above-given step for the installation of Google Apps package on your HTC One M8.
Step No 16: – Finally, select the “Reboot System” button to reboot your phone.
Your HTC One M8 will boot now, and it may take about 4-5 minutes to boot for the first time after installation.
Done! You have installed Android 7.1.1 AICP Nougat custom ROM on HTC One M8.