How To Update HTC One M8 with Android 5.0.2 crDroid Lollipop Custom ROM

crDroid has released its Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Custom ROM for HTC One M8. It is a smooth ROM for M8 and successfully gained appreciations from users. This tutorial will help you to install latest Lollipop on your HTC One M8 device.

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. Thetechhacker will not be responsible if your device gets damaged during the process.

crDroid Android 5.0.2 Lollipop ROM Features
  • PIN keypad shuffler
  • Custom lockscreen shortcuts
  • Answer calls with hardware home button
  • Status bar clock tweaks
  • Notifications counter
  • Double tap status bar sleep
  • Data activity indicators
  • Call blacklist support
  • Increasing ring tone
  • In call vibrations
  • Advanced reboot menu


  • First backup all your contacts, call logs and SMS.
  • Enable USB debugging mode from Settings->Applications->Development->USB debugging in your device.
  • Install latest HTC One M8 drives on your computer.

How To Update HTC One M8 with Android 5.0.2 crDroid Lollipop Custom ROM

1.Download crDroid Android 5.0.2 ROM and Google Apps on your PC.

2.Now connect your HTC One M8 on your computer using the original USB cable.

3.Copy/paste the downloaded Android 5.0.2 ROM zip and Google Apps zip files to your SD card. Place files are in the SD card root.

4.Now turn OFF your phone and disconnect from the USB cable. Now to get in the Bootloader Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down + Power buttons together.

5.Here in Fastboot mode on your phone, navigate to android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory on your computer and open command prompt.

6.Now type the following command in cmd.

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fastboot flash boot boot.img

7.Now type the following command.

fastboot reboot

8.Here on the device select Bootloader and then go to RECOVERY. After entering in ClockworkMod Recovery, select perform a full data wipe by selecting “wipe data/factory reset”. Next perform a cache wipe by selecting “wipe cache partition”.

9..Now head over to the main recovery screen and select “install zip from SD card”.

10.Now select “choose zip from sdcard”. and go to the Android 5.0.2 ROM zip file that you copied to your SD card and select it. Confirm the installation on the next screen and the installation procedure should start now.

For Google Apps repeat the above step for the Gapps zip file as well and install it on your phone.

11.After the successful installation completes, go to “+++++Go Back+++++” and reboot the phone by selecting “reboot system now”.

Now the phones will take at least 5 minutes time for the first boot after firmware update.

Now enjoy Lollipop taste on your HTC One M8 with crDroid Android 5.0.2 Lollipop custom ROM. To confirm firmware update go to Settings > About phone. Here you’ll see the installed Android version.

Rahul is the Editor-in-Chief at Thetechhacker, Phone Opinions, and Ask Hacker. After realizing an obsession with technology, he left his job career to write about technology.

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