HTC One (M7) receives Android 5.0 Lollipop with Sense 6.0 atop thanks to an unofficial ROM

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HTC One M7 users, here's some Lollipop for you
Those HTC One (M7) users impatient enough to jump from Android 4.4.2 all the way up to Android 5.0.2 now have the chance to do so thanks to no other than LlabTooFeR, one of the senior recognized developers over at XDA. The Lollipop update for HTC's 2013 flagship got delayed many times due to various issues, but a semi-final version of the official firmware for the device leaked, allowing the competent developers to compile a working unofficial build that is almost stock.

Just a week after we got treated to a brief video demo of the firmware running on the One (M7), LlabTooFeR delivered. The result is called Maximus HD and apart from being based on one of the newest Lollipop builds available (LRX22F), it also brings about the newest iteration of HTC's in-house UI, Sense 6.0, to the One (M7).

Don't let the name of the firmware fool you, this ROM is not yet another fully-customized Android distribution. Yes, it comes with certain custom tweaks and improvements, but as a whole, it shouldn't be much different from the official Lollipop build that will have probably hit the device by the end of January. 

LlabTooFeR's Lollipop sweetness for the One (M7) supports several variations of the device - the 801s (the international version), 801e (the Asian version), and the 801n (for T-Mobile/AT&T) ones. Check out the source link if you're interested in getting it, but, as usual, make sure to carefully read the provided instructions.

In the meantime, the regular HTC One (M8) is slated to receive Android 5.0 over the next week or so, followed closely by the One (M7).


source: XDA
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