HTC One M9 boasts a 5 inch full HD display powered by a 1.5 GHz octa core Snapdragon 810 processor and a 3 gigs of RAM. It comes pre-installed with Android Lollipop 5.02. But if you are running the stock ROM, then you won’t be getting much out of it. If you know what an Android device can do and how much you can customize it, then you would want to install a custom ROM on your smartphone.
If you are not familiar with the term Custom ROMs, let me elucidate. Custom ROMs are modified versions of Android operating system based on the source code released by Google and/or device manufactures.
There are quite a few custom ROMs out there, designed specifically for the HTC One M9 or otherwise just compatible with the new device, and some are quite good.
Flashing a Custom ROM
- HTC One M9 Unlocked with htcdev.com
- Backup all your data.
- Charge the battery upto 70%.
- Custom Recovery like CWM or TWRP installed on it.
ViperOneM9 is based on the HTC’s stock ROM. The ROM comes with full support of Team Venom and offers the best performance. You can customize your installation, remove unwanted applications and it is the first Sense ROM to support multiple users. Based on Android Lollipop 5.1 and Venom tweaks provide over 300 options to configure individually Venom Tweaks and all other customizing options in the ROM gives you the control of your device. It is one of the most popular Custom Rom for M9.
It Supports all variants. Venom Tweaks: Includes Status Bar, Navigation Bar, BlinkFeed Launcher, Lock screen Display tweaks. Other Features Venom Sidebar, Extended Navigation bar, Venom 3 Finger Gesturing and more.
2. Android Revolution HD
Android Revolution HD is one of the best custom ROM for Android devices. It’s basically an improved version of the stock ROM. This ROM is focused on providing the best performance out of your device. Android Revolution HD focuses on developing a stable powerful ROM which also gives you the best battery life. Some of its features are RAM optimizations, Improved virtual memory management, Speed optimizations, Enabled GPU UI rendering, Bloatware applications removed, OpenVPN support and more.
The CyanogenMod, CM Roms are most popular Custom Roms. For M9 it's Improved HTC interface using its theme supported library that allows you to fully change your device’s appearance. The HTC One M9 had only been released for a few months before CyanogenMod added support for the device, and with it, it brought all of the quality that one would grow to expect from Cyanogen.
CyanogenMod allows you to customize your Android device’s lock screen, home screen, navigation bar, notification menu, app drawer, and so on and so forth. CyanogenMod also brings a couple of new features to its customization menu, allowing the user to toggle options such as double-tap to sleep and adaptive brightness. It offers a certain degree of freedom that I feel like the other custom ROMs don’t offer.
ViperOne fulfills all of the standard requirements of a good custom ROM. It deletes bloatware, it improves your battery life, and it improves the overall performance of your machine.
ViperOne allows customization of pretty much everything, to the point that it would be almost impossible to cover all of it in a single article. Just point at something on your HTC One M9’s screen, and you can probably change it.
ViperOne is able to fulfill pretty much every wish you may have for the HTC One MR’s standard interface. All of ViperOne’s settings are organized in a single, easy-to-browse application. It can definitely feel a little overwhelming, but it never feels confusing. It has only drawback, ViperOne is a little slower, and it drains your battery a little faster.
MaximusHD fixes a lot of issues users experience with this HTC One as well as adds a few cool features that lacked in the original HTC One M9. Some of the features include; native display color control, multi-user support and new keyboard. Like Android Revolution HD, this custom ROM facilitates some technical adjustments in order to ensure hardware optimization. MaximusHD greatly improves HTC One M9 performance through more efficient CPU/RAM/GPU usage as well as improved battery life. In addition, MaximusHD also plays a key role in solving issues that early users of HTC One M9 camera experienced.
6. Leedroid One M9
The last on our list is LeeDroid One M9. The custom ROM comes with Sense 7 themes engine. As the theme comes with Aroma Installer, you can customize the installation the way you like. The ROM is pre-rooted so all the unwanted applications and the bloatware apps are not present in the ROM saving you a lot of time. The ROM is based on the stock ROM with improvements. Leedroid One M9 is fast and stable.
These are some fast best Custom Roms for HTC One M9. Which one's your favorite? Do tell us!