Install CM12 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on HTC One Max

HTC One Max was released in October 2013 and like alot of other devices this device won’t be getting the Lollipop update, only in terms of an Official one. Team CM is there doing their best to release the update for almost all those devices, which are being ignored by the OEM for further updates. HTC One Max in terms of specifications is a high-end device with Quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300 Snapdragon 600, Adreno 320 with 2GB of RAM and available in 16/32GB variants, one can easily running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out-of the box and is now getting the custom update of Lollipop via the CyanogenMod 12 ROM.

CyanogenMod ROMs are based on Pure Android and they are available for almost all the Android devices, whether in the form of an official supported ROM or from a 3rd party developer. Most of the Android devices are being updated to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop via the CM 12 ROM and now with the arrival of Android 5.1, CM12.1 is also being seen on a lot of other devices.In this article, we will show you How to Install CM12 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on HTC One Max. If you are interested in Other ROMs, you can Visit our Custom ROMs section or you can install this ROM on your HTC One Max by following our tutorial below. This is not an official release from HTC but a Custom ROM. Installation procedure uses the Fastboot commands to install this custom ROM. Your device must be rooted. Let’s go through the early preparations and then flash this ROM.

Install CM12 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on HTC One Max

Early Preparations:

  • This is only for HTC One Max!
  • Battery should be charged at least over 60%
  • Unlock Bootloader Of Your Device.
  • Flash a Custom Recovery and Root Your device
  • Backup SMS Messages
  • Backup Call Logs
  • Backup Contacts
  • Backup Media – Copy your files manually to your PC or Laptop.
  • Titanium Backup – If already rooted, use Titanium Backup to backup all of your apps, system data and other important content.
  • Backup Nandroid –  If CWM  or TWRP installed previously, otherwise skip this step and perform this at the end of flashing


The methods involved in flashing custom recoveries, roms and rooting your phone are highly custom and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturer that is HTC in our case. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligible for any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.

Downloads Required:

CM12: Link

Gapps: Link | Mirror

How to Install CM12:

  • Connect your device with PC.
  • Copy and Paste the Above zip files to the root of your sdcard.
  • Open Recovery mode. How?
  1. Connect your device with PC
  2. Open Command Prompt in Fastboot folder. (ADB and Fastboot Tools Installer)
  3. Now Type: adb reboot bootloader
  4. Choose Recovery from Bootloader

CWM/PhilZ Touch Recovery:

  1. Back-up your ROM using the Recovery.
  2. To Perform a Back-up, Navigate to Back-up and Restore on Next screen, Choose Back-up again.
  3. Go back to Main Screen after the Back-up is complete.
  4. Then Navigate to ‘advance’ and choose ‘Dalvik Wipe Cache’, so you won’t get in any bootloop.
  5. Navigate to ‘Install zip from sd card’ another windows will open in front of you.
  6. Finally Select “Wipe Data/Factory Reset”
  7. Select ‘choose zip from sd card’ from the Options.
  8. Select the file and confirm the installation on next screen.
  9. Go Back and Flash
  10. Once the Installation is Over, Select +++++Go Back+++++
  11. Select Reboot Now to Reboot the System.

TWRP Users.

  1. Tap On Back-Up and Select System and Data
  2. Swipe the Confirmation Slider
  3. Tap on Wipe Button and Select Cache, System, Data.
  4. Swipe the Confirmation Slider.
  5. Go back to Main Menu and Tap Install Button.
  6. Locate the, and Swipe the Slider To install it.
  7. Once the Installation is Over, you will be promoted to Reboot System Now
  8. Select Reboot Now to Reboot the System.

The First boot might take up-to 5 minutes, so please be patient.

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