Update Verizon HTC One M7 with Stable and Smooth CM12 Nightlies Lollipop Firmware

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The Verizon model of HTC One M7 can now be customized and optimized with a custom version of Android 5.0 Lollipop OS. No, I am not talking about official VZW Lollipop roll out, but about a great custom ROM software: CyanogenMod 12 Nightlies built.

The new CyanogenMod release brings CM 12 Nightlies in front of all, with a great and powerful built of stock and pure Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware. Well, the same update has been customized and optimized for the Verizon model of your HTC One M7. So, what do you say, are you thinking in installing CM12 on your Android device?

If so, you need to know that CM 12 for VZW HTC One M7 comes as a stable and smooth update that brings a modified Lollipop firmware for those who are interested in trying something different. Thus, CM12 comes pre installed with various features and capabilities that cannot be found on the default Android 5.0 system. Therefore, with this new software improvement you can easily and safely tweak your Verizon HTC One M7. In a few words, you will be able to improve the battery life, upgrade the web browsing experience, bump the speeds and improve other general hardware and software performances.

According to the CyanogenMod devs and to the users who have already flashed CM 12 Nightlies, the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS runs without problems on the HTC One M7. There aren’t reported bugs, lags or any other software related issues – thus, you can complete this tutorial even if you are a newbie who is on his first custom ROM experience. As you will notice, the installation process can be easily completed as all the required details will be resumed during the following guidelines.

Now, first you need to be sure that CM 12 Nightlies is what you need for your Verizon HTC One M7 – in that matter you can read a review where you can learn more about CM, AOKP and Paranoid Android. Then, if you have decided to complete this tutorial, prepare your phone for the update process that will follow.

In that matter, first of all, backup your data and also make a Nandroid backup. In this way you will be able to save everything that’s important to you, including the current ROM that runs on your VZW One M7 – do the backup as while installing CM 12 Nightlies, a wipe will be performed and the internal system of your device will be erased.

Afterwards, you must know that a custom ROM, like CyanogenMod 12, can be flashed only on a rooted smartphone. Thus, root your VZW HTC One M7. Moreover, you need to know that a custom ROM comes in form of a .zip file; well, these files can be installed only through a custom recovery image. Thus, before doing anything else, install a custom recovery image, like CWM or TWRP recovery on your Android based device.

Finally, learn all the pre requisites required for the custom ROM that you are about to apply (just follow the provided link and read our detailed review before doing anything else – do note that if you somehow mess things up, you can also end up in bricking your beloved Android featured smartphone).

The last thing to consider: this is an unofficial update operation as CM12 Nightlies isn’t bringing an official Android 5.0 Lollipop OS to your Verizon HTC One M7. In fact, the update shouldn’t be related with Verizon, HTC or Google in any matter.

How to Update Verizon HTC One M7 with Stable and Smooth CM12 Nightlies Lollipop Firmware

  1. From this page you have to download the CM12 Nightlies Lollipop firmware for your Verizon HTC One M7.
  2. Save the file on desktop, but don’t unzip it.
  3. Good; now connect your smartphone with your computer and just transfer the downloaded file from desktop to your phone.
  4. Remove the USB cable and turn off your phone as recovery mode must be booted on your HTC One M7.
  5. When in recovery, use Volume Up and Down buttons to navigate and Power key to select.
  6. Choose “wipe data factory reset”, “wipe cache partition” and “wipe dalvik cache”.
  7. Then return to main menu of recovery and from there select “install zip from SD card” followed by “choose zip from SD card”.
  8. Pick the CM 12 Nightlies ROM and flash Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware on your Verizon HTC One.
  9. When done, from main menu of recovery select “reboot system now”.

That’s how you can install CM 12 Nightlies on the Verizon model of HTC One M7. If you need further help, don’t hesitate and contact our team.

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