1. fernandez21's Avatar
    Hi, last year I remember there were conversion methods to take a carrier HTC One M7 and convert it to a google play edition, with official GPE software and even getting official OTA updates. Is there a way to do this with the M8? And what about converting a carrier M8 to a stock sense experience, like what you would get ordering unlocked from HTC? Would these be able to get OTA's too? Thanks.
    04-12-2014 09:06 AM
  2. fernandez21's Avatar
    So, nobody?
    04-13-2014 03:36 PM
  3. mr.wizard's Avatar
    Here you go

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2708651

    Posted via Android Central App
    04-13-2014 10:53 PM
  4. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    Hi, last year I remember there were conversion methods to take a carrier HTC One M7 and convert it to a google play edition, with official GPE software and even getting official OTA updates. Is there a way to do this with the M8? And what about converting a carrier M8 to a stock sense experience, like what you would get ordering unlocked from HTC? Would these be able to get OTA's too? Thanks.
    google play edition isn't the same as a "stock sense experience" as google play makes it stock android. Why anyone would want that over the feature rich sense is beyond me.

    HTC has already promised updates for up to two years and they already proven that with recent handsets getting upgrades. Two years is more then enough time as chances are you will be with a new phone by then anyway
    04-13-2014 11:02 PM
  5. fernandez21's Avatar
    Here you go

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2708651

    Posted via Android Central App
    Sorry if I wasn't clear in my initial post, I don't want to convert it to a Google Play Edition, but to a stock sense version, like you get when you order unlocked from HTC. But I want a full conversion with the official firmware so I would get the OTA updates when HTC sends them out.

    google play edition isn't the same as a "stock sense experience" as google play makes it stock android. Why anyone would want that over the feature rich sense is beyond me.

    HTC has already promised updates for up to two years and they already proven that with recent handsets getting upgrades. Two years is more then enough time as chances are you will be with a new phone by then anyway
    I realize that. I have an at&t One M8 with all the carrier bloatware nor do I want to have to wait for at&t to approve the updates after HTC releases them. I want to convert that into a stock sense device, like you would get strait from HTC. However I don't want to constantly have to flash it when an update is out, I want it to get the same updates strait from HTC when they release it OTA. So when HTC sends out 4.5 to their unlocked phones, I would get it too and just update OTA. But I'm not sure if this is possible. I know I could get custom roms without the at&t fluff, but other things would also be altered and I wouldn't get the official updates from HTC. I gave the example of the M7 to Google Play Edition because after that conversions you would get the official updates when the came out OTA, like when 4.4 kitkat came out those who did the conversion got the update OTA.
    04-14-2014 12:53 AM
  6. mr.wizard's Avatar
    Sorry if I wasn't clear in my initial post, I don't want to convert it to a Google Play Edition, but to a stock sense version, like you get when you order unlocked from HTC. But I want a full conversion with the official firmware so I would get the OTA updates when HTC sends them out
    Ah, my apologies

    I believe you are waiting for the same thing I am. Once there's an RUU for the dev devices, you can change the CID to match. Then, you can officially convert. But, I haven't seen that yet..

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    04-14-2014 12:16 PM
  7. Divinus FiliuS's Avatar
    That is exactly what I'm looking to do once I get my M8. So I guess best answer for us is to wait for that developer version rom to be officially released by htc, and with help of their tools, I hope I end up doing something right, not brick the phone.
    05-13-2014 08:39 AM
  8. rachitboom2's Avatar
    I'm looking the the EXACT same thing. Want to convert my Sprint M8 into unbranded M8.

    I'm using unlocked Sprint M8 in India, I hate constant sprint activation pops, sprint data icons and I cant switch between 2G/3G. I work in the basement of my office and I get constant call drops because my cell keeps switching between 2g and 3g.
    07-25-2014 03:26 AM
  9. bikerboy85's Avatar
    Hi, last year I remember there were conversion methods to take a carrier HTC One M7 and convert it to a google play edition, with official GPE software and even getting official OTA updates. Is there a way to do this with the M8? And what about converting a carrier M8 to a stock sense experience, like what you would get ordering unlocked from HTC? Would these be able to get OTA's too? Thanks.
    I'm also looking to do the same.... I know this is a really old post but did you have any luck de-branding??
    fernandez21 likes this.
    04-15-2016 12:08 AM
  10. fernandez21's Avatar
    I'm also looking to do the same.... I know this is a really old post but did you have any luck de-branding??
    Are you taking about GPE or Stock Sense?

    I was able to GPE it, I did have to pay $25 for sunshine to get s-off. Just go to
    TheRoot.ninja

    And here is the tutorial I used.
    04-15-2016 08:04 PM

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