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VZW M8 with Cyanogenmod

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ekyle, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. ekyle

    ekyle Android Expert
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    Thinking about rooting my VZW M8 and loading Cyanogen mod on it. There don't seem to be any major issues on their site regarding the phone, but I'm a bit nervous about doing it. I haven't done anything with ROMs since my Thunderbolt...

    Just a few questions:

    1. How difficult is it to put Cyanogenmod on a VZW M8?
    2. Has anyone experienced poor battery life with Cyanogenmod on the M8?
    3. I can just flash back to stock from the ROM I can download off the HTC Dev site right?
    4. Anyone do this with a device on an Edge plan and have issues?

    I did a quick search on this forum but didn't see much on this. Any information would be great! Thanks!

  2. ekyle

    ekyle Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Just realized I upgraded to stock 4.4.4... I'm pretty much SOL at this point right?
  3. dautley

    dautley Android Expert

    Do you have s-off? If not you'll probably have to wait till Sunshine 3.0 The only two things that bothers me about CM is it doesn't have a stable release yet. I've thought about it though, especially now that I've found a good rru to get back to stock.

    CM downloads here http://download.cyanogenmod.org/?device=m8&type=

    Instructions for installing here http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Install_CM_for_m8
  4. ekyle

    ekyle Android Expert
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    No S-Off yet. I'll keep an eye out for Sunshine 3.0. I didn't realize Cyangen didn't have a stable build for the M8 yet... I thought I saw one on their site. Must have misread it. Thanks!
  5. irishjoeyo

    irishjoeyo Android Enthusiast

    I just loaded the latest nightly of CM11 last night. It's really easy to do if you have 4.4.3, S-off, and are rooted. I followed these easy instructions from this Youtube video.

    Keep in mind that you'll lose all things Sense-related. For example, the swipe-up gesture to wake the screen does not work (but double-tapping does). Also, the HTC camera app won't work from what I'm reading, and the CM11 camera app appears to be relatively featureless so far. I do miss that a lot.
  6. ekyle

    ekyle Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I'd use the Google Camera most likely. My main problem is that I'm on stock 4.4.4... So I'm waiting for the new Sunshine I guess.

    EDIT: Don't really care about the sense stuff.
  7. Trooper

    Trooper Android Expert

    So we need a new Sunshine to root? Bummer.
  8. irishjoeyo

    irishjoeyo Android Enthusiast

    It appears that you can request an invite to the 3.0 beta.

    EDIT: This is totally wrong. Boneheaded mistake.
  9. dautley

    dautley Android Expert

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  10. irishjoeyo

    irishjoeyo Android Enthusiast

  11. MacFett

    MacFett Android Expert

    Cm does nightlies and monthly milestones, they don't do stable releases any longer. That is what the mile stone is. I am running cm11m11 and only ran sense for an hour or so so I have no real comparison. I like cm and didn't care much for sense at first glance.

    I did have a problem with my GPS when I switched so I had to make a new GPS.conf file and then it worked fine.

    I find the signal weak and the battery life horrible (mostly because of the poor signal) unsure if this is the device or the ROM. My wife and kids have a moto x and have lte signal inside the house (2' adobe walls 13+ miles from the closest tower) but I only get 1-3x (mostly 1x) if any data.
  12. irishjoeyo

    irishjoeyo Android Enthusiast

    It's not the ROM. My battery life has been fantastic with CM11, just as it was prior to installing it.
  13. dautley

    dautley Android Expert

    Thanks for pointing that out, I had no idea they no longer did stable releases and replaced them with mile stones.
    Still, on VZW M8 no ability to gain s-off under 4.4.4 (unless you already had it) closes this option as well as most other custom ROMs at least till Sunshine 3.0(or whatever) is out.

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The HTC One M8 release date was March 2014. Features and Specs include a 5.0" inch screen, 4MP camera, 2GB RAM, Snapdragon 801 processor, and 2600mAh battery.

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