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Install Android 8.0 Oreo On HTC One Max Via Lineage OS 15 Custom ROM

In this detailed guide, we provide you latest build of Lineage OS 15 custom ROM which is based on Android 8.0 Oreo for HTC One Max. Now you can enjoy all the features of Android 8.0 Oreo by flashing this amazing ROM on your device. This latest custom ROM brings lots of new features, applications, changes, capabilities and smoothly run on your device without any problem. Also, the ROM comes with Android 8.0 Oreo features like picture-in-picture mode, awesome wallpapers, redesigned UI, notification options, better snoozing and much more. Remember that this is not officially announced by HTC but just a custom which is developed by third-party developers. Your device should be rooted and installed with the latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP or CWM (ClockworkMod) to flash this Lineage OS 15 custom ROM on HTC One Max. By following this simple step by step guide you can easily update your  HTC One Max to Android 8.0 Oreo via Lineage OS 15 ROM.

The Android 8.0 Oreo ROM is stable build and you can be used as a daily driver. The ROM comes with extra capabilities will ensure a smooth Android experience regardless of what type of apps and processes you will choose to run on your phone. Before proceeding don’t forget to take the full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM on your own HTC One Max then go ahead and follow the given steps.

NOTE:

This guide containing the Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo 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.

WARNING:

AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any damage occurred to your HTC One Max during or after the installation of Lineage OS 15 Custom Firmware. Proceed at your risk.

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 One Max 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 8.0 Oreo-based ROM installations.

REQUIRED FILES:

Steps to Update HTC ONE Max To Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo Custom ROM:

Step No 1: – First, download the Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo 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 Max to the PC using its USB data cable.

Step No 3: – Move the Lineage OS 15 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.

fastboot reboot

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 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:

TWRP Recovery

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.

Written by Bhatti Junaid

He continuously writes tech articles and development code. Also, appreciates excellent food, exceptional coffee and great company. He has written 266 guides and other posts.

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