HTC One Max owners have some good news that the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat has been released for these devices. This upgrade is available via LineageOS 14.1 Nightly custom ROM installation. HTC may not support One Max for further official software updates but being an HTC One Max user, you can now enjoy the sweetness of new Nougat. LineageOS 14.1 Nightly is the old name of the most popular CyanogenMod, so the only option you can use to update your HTC One Max this time, is LineageOS 14.1 Nightly custom ROM. This ROM comes with a big amount of wonderful features based on the latest Android offering from Google. So if you wish to get this new firmware update on your phone then proceed to the guide to update your HTC One Max with LineageOS 14.1 Nightly custom ROM.
As you know that, custom ROMs are developed and released by the third-party developers, not officially released by Samsung, HTC, LG or Google etc, thus you’ll need to have the latest version of a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP in order to flash the Android 7.1.1 LineageOS 14.1 Nightly Nougat custom firmware on HTC One Max. Keep in mind that the ROM is not pre-rooted but you can flash the SuperSU root to get full control as a root access to enjoy 3rd party apps, ROMs, recoveries and improved battery performance etc.
This Official Android 7.1.1 LineageOS 14.1 Nightly ROM is working with HTC One Max. Do not install it on any other device or incorrect variant. Check the model number of your phone before going ahead.
Things To Remember:
Data Backup: Take a full backup of all your important data and settings like contacts, pictures, videos, music before proceeding to the rooting instructions.
Download and install USB drivers for HTC One Max.
Enable USB debugging option on your device: Settings > Development Options > USB debugging.
Make sure that the battery level of your HTC One Max should be at least about 60-70 charged to avoid unexpected shutdowns during the rooting process.
- Download Android 7.1.1 LineageOS 14.1 Nightly ROM from here
- Download Google Apps (GApps)
Steps to Install Official Lineage OS Android 7.1.1 Nougat ROM on HTC One Max:
Step No 1: Download the Android 7.1.1 LineageOS 14.1 Nightly ROM (lineage-14.1-20170223-nightly-t6-signed.zip) on the desktop of your PC for HTC One Max from the above link. Do not unzip the firmware zipped file.
Step No 2: Plug the phone with the PC via its USB data cable.
Step No 3: Transfer the Lineage OS Android 7.1.1 Nougat .zip file to the root folder on SD card of your phone.
Step No 4: After transferring ROM file, unplug the USB cord and turn it OFF to boot into Recovery Mode.
Step No 5: Turn ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons at the same time.
Step No 6: While your HTC One Max is in Recovery Mode, perform wipe data tasks by navigating to the main menu of recovery and choose wipe data/factory reset and confirm the process.
Step No 7: Now, go back to Recovery menu and select choose zip from sdcard -> Install zip from sdcard. Find the Official Lineage OS Android 7.1.1 Nougat HTC One Max custom ROM file that you have already downloaded it in Step No 1. Confirm the flashing process to begin.
Step No 8: Once again, go back to main recovery menu and reboot your HTC One Max into the new custom ROM. Your device may take about 4 to 5 minutes to boot for the first after installation.
Step No 9: Repeat the above process to install Google Apps package on your smartphone.
Tell us in the comments area below about your experience with this Official Lineage OS Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom firmware for HTC One Max.