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Android L gets ported to the HTC One (M7)

Android L on the HTC One (M7)

Android L on the HTC One (M7)

The gang at XDA have just ported Android L to the HTC One (M7). The work was done shortly after Google released the developer preview images of the next Android build for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7. The port, though, is in Alpha stage which means that many of the features and applications do not work.

Because ramdisk and kernel modifications were made to accommodate Android L on the HTC One (M7), there is a good chance that the phone won't run like you would expect it to. If you want to take the chance, you can click on the sourcelink for all of the directions. Right now, the features not working include Wi-Fi, data, Bluetooth, sensors, camera and sound. GPS, though, is working.

The Android Developer Preview, was designed to show developers (natch!) and others what functions would be on Android L, and what they will look like. If you tried to port it over to your HTC One (M7), let us hear about it. You can drop your comments in the box below.

source: XDA via AndroidAuthority

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posted on 14 Jul 2014, 04:14 2

1. Rocksteady (unregistered)


on-screen buttons don't look right at all,they are so raised from the buttom due to HTC's capacitive buttons,

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 11:43 1

4. yep_its_ed (Posts: 45; Member since: 08 Jul 2014)


It's an unofficial port, so obviously it wasn't optimized for the M7's button layout.

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 07:43

2. amats69 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Whats the point of having an on screen button if you have already a capacitive button?

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 10:30

3. na7noo7 (Posts: 224; Member since: 29 Mar 2014)


I have an M8 though.

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 12:08 1

5. Arte-8800 (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


And the M7 looks much better than this loooooooooong, taaaaaaaalllll phone.

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 17:44

6. ozzzy (Posts: 8; Member since: 22 Feb 2014)


It's not much longer, and the specs are much better. It also feels great in the hand because it doesn't have rough edges. Everythibg is way more improved, and I just switched from M7, and I'm glad I did. Also, sound is more improved, colors on the screen to, build quality, vattery way better, it doesn't get so warm like M7...plus motion gestures and SD card...lol

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 19:14

7. ozzzy (Posts: 8; Member since: 22 Feb 2014)


It's not much longer, and the specs are much better. It also feels great in the hand because it doesn't have rough edges like M7. Everything is way more improved, I just switched from M7, and I'm glad I did. Also, sound is more improved, colors on the screen too, build quality, battery is way better, it doesn't get so warm like M7...plus motion gestures and SD card slot...lol

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