LineageOS 14.1 Nightly custom ROM based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat is now available for HTC One M7. HTC has already rolled out official Nougat updates for mostly all of new devices but HTC One M7 is not getting the Nougat update. But all thanks to the Lineage OS team to build the latest custom firmware based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM for these devices. Now you can test the latest Android OS on your old HTC One M7. HTC One M7 is an older but its hardware is powerful enough to run the Lineage OS 14.1 smoothly. LineageOS ROM comes with official Android Nougat features and some aftermarket features as well as customizations through which you can play and modify your device. This ROM is not officially announced by Google / HTC but just a custom ROM. Your HTC One M7 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 M7 to Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM. This Lineage OS 14.1 ROM is in experimental stages and Nightly build which may have few minor bugs but can be used as a daily drive without any problem. 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 M7 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 M7. 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 M7 during or after the installation of Lineage OS 14.1 Custom Firmware. Proceed at your risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Make sure that the battery level of your HTC One M7 is at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.
- Download and install proper USB Drivers for the HTC One M7 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 OneM7 from Settings > Developer Options.
- The HTC One M7 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 M7 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-14.1-20170222-nightly-m7-signed.zip) and Google Apps package from the above links on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 2: – Now, connect your HTC One M7 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 M7 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 M7 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 M7.
Step No 16: – Finally, select the “Reboot System” button to reboot your phone.
Your HTC One M7 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 M7.