Finally, HTC One M7 users can now upgrade their devices to the latest Android 8.0 Oreo via Lineage OS 15 ROM. Recently Google has released the latest Android OS version which is known as Android 8.0 Oreo and is said to be the safest and fastest version of Android till yet. Now you can get the experience of Oreo on your own device before the official stock firmware released. Full credit goes to XDA developer alial4 and his hard work to release this amazing custom firmware which comes with several interesting features like lock screen shortcuts, picture in picture mode, integrated doze mode, notification channels, app notification badges, other performance enhancements, bug fixes and much more. This ROM is not officially announced by HTC but just a custom ROM. 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 M7. By following this step by step guide, you can easily and quickly update your HTC One M7 to Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM.
Lineage Os is one of the leading CUSTOM ROMs in the world of Android ROMs, after the death of CyanogenMod, Lineage OS took over the charge of company. Remember that the ROM is still in development phase, so you may face some bugs but don’t worry about that as they will be fixed with time. The good thing is that you can enjoy the latest Android 8.0 Oreo OS on your HTC One M7. Before proceeding, don’t forget to take a full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom firmware on HTC One M7 then go ahead and follow the given steps.
This guide containing the Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM is working with the HTC One (M7). Do not try to install this ROM on any other device, or your device might get bricked.
DroidGuides will not be held responsible for any damage occurred to your HTC One (M7) 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 (M7) is at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.
- Download and install proper USB Drivers for the HTC One (M7) 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 (M7) from Settings > Developer Options.
- The HTC One (M7) 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.
Steps to Update HTC ONE (M7) 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 (M7) 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 M7 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 M7 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
9: – Now, type the following command and hit Enter.
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 to 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:
Step No 15: – Repeat the above-given step for the installation of Google Apps package on your HTC One M7.
Step No 16: – Finally, select the “Reboot System” button to reboot your phone.
Your HTC One M7 will boot now, and it may take about 4-5 minutes to boot for the first time after installation.