Android 6.0 Marshmallow Will Release on Premium HTC Flagship Devices, Steps to Install Android crDroid 6.0.1 Upgrade on the HTC One M8!

The newest version of Android known as Android 6.0 Marshmallow has been released since a few months. From the looks of it, it has now become a standing annual tradition for Google to release their latest version and it generally features a point zero at the end. Google ends up releasing a new version and gives it to their personally owned Nexus line of devices.

Moreover, the good news is that this is the week when companies start releasing Android Marshmallow software on their devices, and this includes HTC, besides Samsung and LG. HTC has been able to give Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the users of HTC One M9.

‘Gotta Be Mobile’ further reported that the upgrade was released on HTC One M9 for Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile. As a result, this leaves AT&T out of the loop. This situation is not that surprising since Android rollouts often come to certain chosen carriers and as a result, some of them come before others.

There is not really a specified release pattern behind it. After that, M8 should be receiving the upgrade sometime in February. Earlier, HTC promised that their devices would get the upgrade by the end of 2015. Sadly, that didn’t happen and this is not the first time that HTC hasn’t met their announced deadline. Meanwhile, the phones to receive the upgrade are:-

  • HTC One M9+
  • HTC One M8+
  • HTC One E9
  • HTC One ME
  • HTC One E8
  • HTC One M8 EYE
  • HTC Butterfly 3
  • HTC Desire 826
  • HTC Desire 820
  • HTC Desire 816

Although some HTC One M8 phones have already received the Android Marshmallow 6.0 upgrade, the M8 owners can now upgrade their devices to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow through crDroid custom ROM.

The crDroid ROM comes with a variety of new features along with tweaks/improvements and lots of customization options which make its forte. Team Android listed the features and tweaks to be introduced through crDroid. They are:-

  • Clear recents location
  • OC 268 to 2794mhz
  • SlimDim
  • Omniswitch
  • Navbar dimensions
  • Faux sound control
  • Power menu in navring targets
  • Toast animations
  • Superuser indicator (Notification, Statusbar icon or no indicator)
  • Date and time customizations
  • Force expanded notifications on expanded Statusbar
  • Custom header image
  • Power menu and notifications tiles
  • QS transparency
  • Four tiles per row
  • crDroid logo in Statusbar
  • Vibrate on tiles touch
  • Non-intrusive incoming call
  • Disable quick settings on secure lockscreen
  • Battery saver enhancements
  • Kill app back button configurable timeout
  • RAM bar in recents panel
  • Ambient display with a bunch of options
  • Network traffic meter
  • SELinux switch
  • Voltage control

In order to install crDroid, you need to follow the steps listed below:-

Firstly, ensure that bootloader is unlocked. You should also ensure that ADB and Fastboot are enabled on PC. You should not use the ROM to other devices. You need to install TWRP recovery on the phone. All necessary data needs to be backed up which includes apps, SMS messages, call history, contacts, APN settings and much more.

Meanwhile, Samsung KIES can also be used for the purpose of backup. You can connect the device to any PC using USB driver. Keep it in mind that installing a custom ROM increases the chances of damaging the device.

This site will not be held responsible for any damaged caused to your device. The Google Apps Package must be downloaded.

Download Android crDroid 6.0.1 ROM for HTC One M8 and Connect the Phone to PC using the USB cable. You need to copy and paste the downloaded ROM files to the SD Card or the phone’s memory.