Android L gets ported to 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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  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)

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7 Comments

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,

4. yep_its_ed unregistered

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

2. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

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

3. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

I have an M8 though.

5. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

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

6. ozzzy

Posts: 18; Member since: Feb 22, 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

7. ozzzy

Posts: 18; Member since: Feb 22, 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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