HTC One (M9) received an amazing custom ROM, Candy5 which is based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. The Official Android OS version 5.1.1 was already released by the company previously but if you need some great features such as a new custom interface, 360 Rotation, Theme Engine and battery saving tweaks then this ROM is a good choice because you can’t find various unique features in a stock build.
Many users have tested the Candy5 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop ROM and found it very fast, stable and smooth. Remember that Candy5 is a custom ROM which is developed by the third-party developers, so you’ll need to have a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP already installed on your device in order to flash Candy 5 ROM based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop .zip file on your HTC One M9. The bootloader of your HTC One M9 should be unlocked, otherwise, you’ll not be able to install this ROM. If you are interested in getting Candy5 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop ROM then go ahead and follow the given instructions. Check out some of the features of Candy5.
Android 5.1.1 Candy5 Lollipop ROM Features:
- Powered by SuperSU
- Candy Interface
- Custom navigation bar
- Battery Percent
- Recents Panel Options
- Clock and Date Options
- Wake Options
- Rotation 360 degrees
- Custom Notification Lights
- Lockscreen Notifications Per App
- IME options from 4.4+
- Disable Ime selector
- Battery Saver mode coloring
- Custom system animations
- Full Sweetner Pack compatible
- Battery bar
- Theme Engine
- Omni Switch
- Wakelock Blocker
- Custom DPI
- Lockscreen Shortcuts
- Visual improvements
This tutorial containing the Android 5.1.1 Candy5 ROM is compatible only with HTC One M9. Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant.
AndroidXDA.net will not be responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your HTC One M9 during or after the installation of Candy5 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop custom ROM. Proceed at your own risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Make a proper backup of all your important data such as contacts, call logs, text messages, internet settings, apps, images, videos, audio files, IMEI / NVRAM data etc.
- A windows-based PC will be used to download to download the T-Mobile Android 5.1 Lollipop OTA firmware file, which will be then flashed on your TC One M9.
- Download and install the correct HTC One M9 USB drivers on your PC.
- Enable USB Debugging option by navigating to Settings – Developer options and check the USB debugging box.
- The battery level of the HTC One M9 should be at least above 70% to avoid unexpected shutdowns while the installation process.
Steps to Install Android 5.1.1 Candy5 Lollipop ROM on HTC One M9:
Following are the steps to help you update HTC One M9 to Android 5.1.1 Candy5 Lollipop custom firmware:
Step No 1:- First, download Android 5.1.1 Candy5 Lollipop custom ROM for HTC One M9 on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 2:- Extract the firmware .zip file to get a boot.img file.
Step No 3:- Now connect the phone with PC using its USB data cable and transfer the ROM and Google Apps zipped files to the root folder of your SD card on the phone.
Step No 4:- Copy/paste the boot.img file to the Android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools directory on the PC.
Step No 5:- Once done, disconnect the M9 from the PC and turn it off in order to boot into Bootloader / Fastboot mode.
Step No 6:- Turn ON the phone while pressing and holding the Volume Down + Power buttons.
Step No 7:- While the device is now in Fastboot mode, go to android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools directory on the PC and run the command prompt.
Step No 8: Type the following command and hit enter:
fastboot flash boot boot.img
Step No 9:- Now type this command and press enter:
Step No 10:- Select Bootloader > Recovery by following the on-screen instructions.
Step No 11:- While your device is now in CWM Recovery, perform wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache also by navigating to Advanced > Wipe Dalvik Cache.
Note:- wipe dalvik cache will help you to prevent boot loops and other errors while ROM installation.
Step No 12:- Go back to the main Recovery Menu and choose install zip from SD card → choose zip from sdcard.
Step No 13:- Navigate to the Android 5.1.1 Candy5 custom ROM .zip file which you’ve already transferred to the SD card of your device previously. Select the ROM .zip file using the Power button and confirm the installation to begin.
Step No 14:- Navigate to +++++Go Back+++++ once the installation is completed. From Recovery Menu, reboot your device by selecting reboot system now.
Reboot your HTC One M9 from the main recovery menu. It will take about 4 to 5 minutes to boot for the first time after installation. Enjoy.
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any question or trouble while installing Candy5 on HTC One M9.