Recently, HTC and Samsung released the Google Play Edition flagship devices. Whether these devices are here to stay is subject to debate. HTC and Samsung both released the GPL-compliant kernel source code of their phones. So it was just a matter of time before they were ported to other phones.


Now with the efforts of XDA developers, HTC One has received a Google Play Edition ROM. Follow the instructions given below to install the Google Play Edition ROM on HTC One.



  1. Make sure that USB debugging is enabled on the phone.
  2. Then create a Nandroid backup from recovery, in case anything goes wrong.
  3. Download the Google Play Edition ROM zip file and Gapps zip file and place it on the SD card of the phone.
  4. Switch off the phone and boot the phone into Recovery mode.
  5. Then perform full data wipe task. To do so, click “Wipe Data/Factory Reset”, then choose “Yes” on next screen to confirm.
  6. Next, wipe the cache and the dalvik cache.
  7. Now go to “Install zip from SD card” and then “Select zip from SD card”. Choose the Google Play Edition ROM zip file.
  8. Now again clear cache and dalvik cache.
  9. Go to ”Install zip from SD card”, then “Select zip from SD card”. Choose the Gapps zip file.
  10. After the process is complete, reboot the phone.

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