HTC has been rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates for a range of its devices including the HTC One M8, but there are other ways to update it. Users now have the choice to update via over-the-air (OTA) release or via custom ROM like the Blues custom ROM.
HTC One M8 Android 6.0 Update
It always takes a while for companies to roll out Android updates, but HTC has been making sure to keep up as scheduled. The company has released the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to a range of its devices including the HTC One M8.
According to the company’s site, the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update offers a range of treats for the device, including Now on Tap, Android Pay, phone memory management, storage card management, network settings reset, Google settings, smarter app linking and app permissions.
For OTA updates, users only need to check their phones for the installation prompt or their phone’s settings for manual checking. However, for those looking for another kind of experience or are too impatient to wait for the official rollout, there are always custom ROMs to use.
HTC One M8 Custom ROM Update
For instance, Custom ROM developer community Blues came out with the Android Marshmallow-based firmware to HTC One (M8). According to International Business Times, the custom ROM is ideal for users who are bored with their Sense UI. The ROM offers a different interface that could also mean a different kind of user experience.
Aside from the usual Android treats, the Blues firmware comes with a visually appealing interfaced including colored Navbar, performance tweaks, network traffic monitor and a range of value-added features. It is important for users to understand how to flash their phones for the custom ROM. It is also recommended to back up all data before installing the custom ROM.
Disclaimer: Providers of the update cannot be held responsible for what happens to the device following update. Users can update at their own risk.