The HTC One M9 flagship runs Android 5.0 (Lollipop) out of the box. It seems, however, that the Taiwanese phone maker is getting ready to roll out the Android 5.1 (Lollipop) update for the smartphone, as the update has been spotted and has been made available as a custom ROM by a developer.
The developer in question is LlabtooFeR who is renowned for making custom ROMs. He spotted the Android 5.1 update under development for the HTC One M9, and has made a custom Android 5.1 ROM available for the said device. This ROM is based on the upcoming HTC One M9 Android 5.1 firmware build 2.7.401.1.
You can now install the custom Android 5.1 ROM for your HTC One M9, but note that your smartphone has to be rooted first. Also remember that rooting your smartphone will void the warranty. If you don’t want this to happen, you can always wait for the official update from HTC, which should be available soon.
To recap, the HTC One sports a 5-inch with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, a 20-megapixel rear-facing camera made by Toshiba, a 4-megapixel Ultrapixel front-facing camera, front-facing BoomSound speakers developed by Dolby Audio, 32/64 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot (as much as 128 GB), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor with four cores clocked at 2 GHz and four cores clocked at 1.5 GHz, an Adreno 430 GPU, 3 GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 2,840 mAh battery. It runs Android 5.0 (Lollipop) with HTC’s Sense 7.0 UI slapped on top.
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