Install Android 5.0.1 SkyDragon Custom ROM on HTC One M8

HTC One M8 and M7, both have received the official update of Android 5.0.1 Lollipop, but only the GPe devices. All the others have to wait for the official ROM. However, the Android world is famous for the customization not the Official Support, I mean there are other OEMs who only let their users rely on the Official Support and that doesn’t work well with anyone, whether that guy is a newbie to this world or a really old one, unless that OEM allows users to customize the device as they like, no one is happy and the reason why we are happy is because we are Android users.

Android 5.0.1 SkyDragon Custom ROM is available for HTC One M8, however, only for GPe devices, the ROM is built from Stock and 100% Clean, pre-rooted and Busy Box installed, Aroma Installer ported for more options and choices while installing. This ROM is perfect for those who don’t want to install the OTA update on their devices. In this article, we will show you How to Install Android 5.0.1 SkyDragon Custom ROM on HTC One M8 GPe. If you are interested in Other ROMs, you can Visit our Custom ROMs section or you can install this ROM on your HTC One M8 GPe 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 ROM features and early preparations and then flash this ROM.

Install Android 5.0.1 SkyDragon Custom ROM on HTC One M8

Early Preparations:

  • This is only for HTC One M8!
  • 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:

Android 5.0.1 SkyDragon: Link

Gapps: Link

How to Install SkyDragon ROM:

  • 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. Select the options in Aroma Installer and continue
  10. Go back and Flash the
  11. Once the Installation is Over, Select +++++Go Back+++++
  12. 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. Select the options in Aroma Installer and continue
  8. Once the Installation is Over, you will be promoted to Reboot System Now
  9. Select Reboot Now to Reboot the System.

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

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