How to Install CM12.1 on HTC One M9

HTC One M9 AKA HTC Hima has been in the news since it’s launch. This phone has been everyone’s eye candy and has made to the list of Verizon’s Top 5 Smartphones of 2015. Though it is a beast like phone, but an android geek could not avoid himself from getting into the root of it. Installing custom roms is what all android freaks love.

Install CM12.1 On HTC One M9{adinserter 3}This CyanogenMod 12.1 Android Lollipop is the UNOFFICIAL version that has been created by XDA members. Many M9 users have used and tested this new ROM and are pretty happy with their phone. But we would suggest you to proceed at your own risk. Enough of story telling. Let’s hop in and quickly get your HTC a new OS – Cyanogenmod 12.1 .

How to Install CM12.1 on HTC One M9

As said already, the CM12.1 version which you are about to install is an unofficial version. On the other hand the phone will require access to the root. Rooting voids the warranty of the phone, hence, you won’t be able to claim the warranty. Neither Droidmen nor the author will be responsible if any damage/issue occurs while or after installing the CM12.1 on your HTC One M9.

Pre-requisite.

  • Root and Flash Custom recovery on HTC One M9

How to install Cyanogenmod 12.1 on HTC One M9?

  1. Download CM 12.1 ROM for HTC One M9 and save the zip file in your PC.
  2. Download Google Apps flashable zip for HTC One M9 and save it in your PC. Keep the zip file as it is, DO NOT extract it.
  3. Copy these two downloaded files in your phone now.
  4. Boot the phone in recovery mode. [How to Reboot into recovery mode without pressing buttons]
  5. Now when the phone start, it’s in Custom Recovery Mode. Wipe system partition, cache, data(factory reset) from the recovery.
  6. Install ROM zip file in your phone.
  7. Once done, install Google Apps flashable zip file in you phone.
  8. Once the zip files are installed, go back to the recovery main menu and Reboot.

And you are done! When the phone restarts it will be running on CM 12.1 Android 5.1.1 lollipop. Be patient, The first boot will take time, In case you see ‘Boot loops’ or the phone doesn’t gets booted then you can ping us here.  There are chances that the HTC One M9 might face boot loops if you’ve used the CWM Recovery, hence we recommend you to use TWRP recovery while flashing this ROM.

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