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HTC One M8 receives unofficial Sense 7 ROM from SkyDragon
HTC has recently announced its new One M9 handset, and with it came the company’s new Android overlay, Sense 7. Those who invested in an M8 instantly began wondering when their devices would receive the update. At MWC, HTC confirmed that the phone would in fact get the update, though they didn’t provide any sort of timeframe. But, if you don’t mind rooting your device and doing a little work, you may be able to get your hands on the Sense 7 software unofficially. The team at SkyDragon has ported the latest Sense 7 software to their custom ROM, which is now available for download.
So what will you get with the new ROM? Sense 7 on the One M8 (shown off in the preview video above) brings HTC’s new Sense Home widget, which suggests frequently-used apps to you based on your location. Additionally, you’ll get an all new camera UI, theming options, Blinkfeed improvements, a fourth softkey button option, Dolby Audio surround sound and much more. If you’d like to see our hands-on comparison between the One M9 running Sense 7 and the One M8 running Sense 6, you can do so here.
Since this is a brand new ROM, we can’t vouch for its stability. Though, SkyDragon ROMs have proven stable in the past, so it might be worthwhile to try it out. And just like when you’re flashing any other ROMs, be sure to read the XDA thread in its entirety before flashing, including FAQs and other notices. Also, the developer notes that if you’re on the latest Sense GSM Lollipop firmware, the only thing you’ll need to flash is the new ROM. If you’re interested in trying out the ROM for yourself, you can find everything you need on the XDA thread. Just keep in mind that you are doing so at your own risk.
Any One M8 owners out there willing to try out the new Sense 7 ROM?