Good news for HTC One Max users because Lineage OS released the official Lineage OS 14.1 Nightly custom ROM based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat for HTC One Max. Now HTC One Max users can test the sweetness of Nougat on their own devices. The HTC One Max is the older device and will not get further Official Nougat updates from HTC, so the only way to upgrade your HTC One Max to the latest version of Android is through installing a custom ROM. HTC One Max is an older but its hardware is powerful enough to run the Lineage OS 14.1 Nightly Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom firmware smoothly. The Lineage OS 14.1 promises to provide a full stock experience with better performance and extensive customization. This latest custom ROM is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and brings a bundle of extra features integrated from CM14.1 and Nougat itself. This ROM is not officially announced by HTC but just a custom ROM that’s why you may face some bugs but you can use this ROM as a daily drive without any problem. Your device should be rooted and has the latest custom recovery like TWRP or ClockworkMod (CWM) already installed.
By following this step by step guide, you can easily update your HTC One Max to Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM. Once you install this latest custom firmware, you can taste new look, improved battery life, performance improvements and much more. The Lineage OS 14.1 custom ROM doesn’t come pre-rooted but you can flash the SuperSU root zip to gain full root access and enjoy all root apps. Before proceeding, don’t forget to take a full backup of all your valuable data. Because while installing this custom ROM your entire data will be wiped clean. If you are interested in installing Lineage OS 14.1 Nightly Android 7.1.1 Nougat Custom ROM on your HTC One Max then go ahead and follow the given steps.
This guide containing the Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM is working with the HTC One Max. Do not try to install this ROM on any other device, or your device might get bricked.
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Before Getting Started:
- Make sure that the battery level of your HTC One Max is at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.
- Download and install proper USB Drivers for the HTC One Max 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 OneMax from Settings > Developer Options.
- The HTC One Max 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 Max to Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 Nougat Custom ROM:
Step No 1: – First, download the Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM (lineage-14.1-20170223-nightly-t6-signed.zip) 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 Max to the PC using its USB data cable.
Step No 3: – Move the Lineage OS 14.1 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 Max 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 Max 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 Max.
Step No 16: – Finally, select the “Reboot System” button to reboot your phone.
Your HTC One Max 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 Lineage OS 14.1 Nougat custom ROM on HTC One Max.