The HTC One Google Play Edition was launched after the success of the Sense based One. The One’s powerful hardware coupled with stock Android makes this device one of the contenders for the best smartphone of the year. Being a Google Play Edition, the device is also bound to get timely updates.
The device features Android 4.2.2 with few features of the HTC Sense. It has the same hardware specifications as the original One, viz. 4.7 inch 1080p display with 469ppi, 32 GB internal memory and 2 GB of RAM, 4 MP ultrapixel rear camera and 2.1 MP front facing camera, 1.7 GHz Quad core Snapdragon processor and 2300 mAh battery. Let’s now proceed in rooting and installing custom recovery on this device.