Back in April 13, 2016, BlackBerry has made an announcement, saying that the first wave of Android OS BETA for BlackBerry Priv has been sent out and if everything goes well, it will send the second wave of invites to the participants.
The BETA participants will need to report bugs and other issues that they find, so that the developers can fix them before the final version of the OS will be released for the public.
If you own a BlackBerry Priv device and you didn’t sign up to test out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS, you can head to the BlackBerry BETA Zone and put yourself in the waiting list.
Keep in mind that the testing will most likely take about 4-8 weeks and once it passes all tests, the OS will be officially released for public use. With other words, by the end of May or in the middle of June, the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS will be released for all BlackBerry Priv devices.
How To Install A Custom Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS On The HTC One (M7)
BeanStalk is a well known custom ROM developer community and it seems that it has released an Android 6.0 Marshmallow custom ROM for the HTC One (M7). Today we will tell you the steps that you will need to follow in order to install this custom ROM on your HTC One (M7) handset.
It is good to know that the custom ROM also comes with some features that the BeanStalk has developed such as: built-in task manager settings option, toast animations, on-the-go mode, app circle bar, system UI tuner and more.
– Your device must be rooted;
– The USB driver must be installed on your PC;
– Your device must have at least 80% battery left.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow Custom ROM Installation
First of all, you will need to download the BeanStalk Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow custom ROM and the Google Apps zip files to your computer. After that, you will need to connect the HTC One (M7) to your computer and copy the two .zip files from your computer to the microSD card that’s attached to your mobile device.
Now, you will have to place the boot.img in the android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools directory and turn off the mobile device. Start the device in bootloader mode by pressing and holding the Power+Volume down buttons. Once the device enters in the bootloader mode, go to the windowsplatform-tools folder on your computer, open the command prompt tool by using Shift+Right->Open Command Prompt and type in the following command: fastboot flash boot boot.img (and press enter).
Then, you will need to type the “fastboot reboot” command, follow the instructions that will be displayed on the screen and select the bootloader option to enter into recovery mode. After the device boots in Recovery Mode, you will have to select “wipe data/factory reset” and clear the cache memory by choosing “wipe cache partition”.
Now, go back to the main recovery screen and select “install zip from SD card” and select the BeanStalk Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow custom ROM zip file. Once the installation is complete, do the same for the Google Apps zip file.
Finally, go back to the main recovery screen, select “reboot system now” and you’re done.