The HTC One, formerly known by the code name M7, is HTC’s flagship device for 2013. The device features a powerful quad-core 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor (APQ8064T), 2 GB of RAM, 32 or 64 GB of storage, a 4.7″ 1080p Super LCD 3 display with 468 ppi, a 4 MP “Ultrapixel” camera with an f/2 lens and large pixels, and a 2300 mAh battery.

At the Google I/O last month, Google announced the next version of the Android – Android L. Next day, developer previews were released for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013). Partial codes were also released for the other Nexus devices. There have been many unofficial ports on other devices and HTC One M7 has also received one. If you want to try the Android L Preview on the HTC One M7, follow the steps given below. This port is still in the Alpha stages and it has many bugs.


Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. The writer cannot be held responsible for any bricked or unusable devices. Even though the chances of your Smartphone getting bricked are negligible, the owner of the device must take full responsibility of it!

Pre-requisites and Backing up your HTC One:


  • HTC One must be rooted
  • Bootloader unlocked
  • Latest CWM or TWRP custom recovery installed
  • Android L zip file

Steps to install Android L on HTC One:

  1. Create a Nandroid backup from recovery, in case anything goes wrong.
  2. Download the Android L zip file and transfer it to the phone.
  3. Switch off the phone and boot the phone into Recovery mode.
  4. Perform full data wipe task. To do so, click “Wipe Data/Factory Reset”, then choose “Yes” on next screen to confirm.
  5. Go to “Mount and Storage” and format the system.
  6. Next, wipe the cache and the dalvik cache.
  7. Now go to “Install zip” and then “Select zip”. Choose the Android L zip file.
  8. After the process is complete, reboot the phone.
  9. First boot may take around 10 minutes. Be patient.

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