Custom ROMs unlock huge potential in your Android device, but you need to be prepared to get your hands dirty with some flashing and rooting if you want to try them out. The HTC One M8 has been around for a while, but that hasn’t stopped some clever developers from continuing to make impressive ROMs for the device. Here are the best custom ROMs for the HTC One M8.
Released in March 2015, SkyDragon claims to be the first Lollipop-based ROM for the HTC One M8, and also is the first to integrate the Sense 7 UI. The latter is a particularly impressive feat considering Sense 7 hasn't been fully released for the HTC One M8 at the time of writing (though apparently it was released earlier than planned due to it leaking online).
The UI is bloat-free, it has fantastic battery life, as well as offering a ton of customization and performance tweaks.
ViperOneM8 comes from veteran modders Venom and is one of the most widely adopted ROMs available for the HTC One M8. Venom’s interface is highly customizable, but it's also highly themed, providing a brand new, stylish interface.
Three-finger gestures are supported, many custom backgrounds and transparency options are available, buttons can be remapped, and the lock screen notifications can be edited. Oh and you are given the ability to skip songs with the volume button. Nice.
MaximusHD boasts a fast and stable build with extended battery life over the standard HTC One M8 experience. It’s working off of Android 5.0.1, is completely Deodexed and Zippaligned, and allows removal of all those unnecessary apps that come with the HTC One M8.
It supports a number of M8 devices, and offers improvements to the audio, camera, battery and overall performance and allows for the installation of other mods. What more could you ask for?
Android Revolution HD
Android Revolution HD is another favored HTC ROM among the Android community. Android Revolution HD gets rid of bloatware and optimizes RAM and virtual memory, giving you speedy performance and uncluttered interface. It’s almost like Stock Android, ensuring a stable build as well as giving you the ability to customize the look and feel of the interface as you see fit.
Android Revolution HD provides possibly the best version of the HTC One M8, and should not be overlooked.
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