The One M7 is over two years old, so its manufacturer is no longer offering official software support, which means that you will rely on custom ROM. And if you decided to install Google Plus Android ROM, which was created by santod040 from the XDA Developer Forum, then below, we’ll reach you how to do that.
The new Google Plus custom ROM is based on the 6.04.1700.6 CL536258 release-keys and comes with the following features and improvements:
- Latest SuperSU;
- Advanced Power Menu;
- Quick Unlock;
- Lockscreen shortcuts;
- Scramble pin;
- Volume Panel Timeout;
- Ambient Display;
- You can disable SeLinux during install;
- The default theme is Material Lite;
- There’s an optional DARK Material theme in Aroma;
- Show Ime notification;
- Custom Wake Gestures;
- App Ops in settings;
- Google Keyboard;
- Show alarm icon switchbox;
- Double Tap 2 sleep status bar switchbox;
- Power widget enabled for all launchers;
- Battery Style and Percent;
- Clock position;
- Clock Am/Pm;
- Network traffic indicator;
- Music controls toggle and options etc.
Before installing the Google Plus Android 5.1.1 Lollipop custom ROM, root your device, but you must have a GSM model only, and if you don’t want to brick it, you’d better check the device model by going to Settings>About phone>model number.
Also, you need to clear memory and we recommend you to back up your important data using an application such as Clockwork Mod (CWM) Recovery/ TWRP. You will need a computer on which you’ll install the necessary USB drivers and the One M7 smartphone must have over 80 percent battery left.
You will need to search on the internet for the Google Plus Edition Android 5.1.1 Lollipop custom ROM (we suggest you to download it from androidfilehost), and you will need to download Google Apps from wiki.cyanogenmod.org.
Connect your One M7 to your computer using a USB cable, then copy the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop zip file and Google Apps files to your phone’s SD card memory. Copy the boot.img file to the android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools directory, then turn of your phone and disconnect it from your computer.
Enter the Bootloader mode on your smartphone by holding the Volume down and Power buttons. Then, on your computer go to the android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools directory and open Command prompt. Here, you will type in: fastboot flash boot boot.img and you will press enter.
Next, type fastboot reboot then press enter and from the options you’ll see on the screen, select BOOTLOADER to enter the Recovery Mode. You will use the Volume keys for navigation an the power button to select options, and while you’re in recovery mode, you will need to clear your phone’s memory by selecting wipe data (or factory reset). The cache memory will be cleared if you select wipe cache partition.
Now, return to the ClockworkMod recovery, choose Advanced, then select the wipe dalvik cache option. Get back to the recovery screen, select Install zip from SD card and after tapping on choose zip from sdcard, you will go to your SD card and look for the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop ROM .zip file to install it. Do the same thing with Google Apps.
After installing them, go to +++++Go Back+++++ and reboot your phone by selecting the reboot system now option from the recovery menu. The booting process will be completed within a few minutes and you will confirm the installation of Google Plus Edition Android 5.1.1 Lollipop custom ROM by going to Settings and selecting About phone.
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