1. g12528's Avatar
    Hey guys im from australia and new here. Im looking at getting the htc one m8 on a contract but in australia we only have the sense version. I have a nexus 7 tab and love the stock android. Is there any way of getting the m8 to turn into the google version without rooting it?

    i would ideally like a one plus one but they are not available in australia.
    ambrous likes this.
    06-09-2014 12:15 AM
  2. UJ95x's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central
    Unfortunately you would have to root it and flash a custom recovery in order to change to a stock Android ROM. You can however, use Nova or Apex launcher to get the stock Android feel. At least in your home screen and app drawer.
    06-09-2014 12:42 AM
  3. g12528's Avatar
    i do this now with my galaxy s4 but i find the launcher does slow it down.

    is rooting the device that hard?
    06-09-2014 01:03 AM
  4. UJ95x's Avatar
    i do this now with my galaxy s4 but i find the launcher does slow it down.

    is rooting the device that hard?
    Really? It actually seems to speed it up in mt experience...

    Not sure how hard it is on the M8. It was incredibly easy on my S4. There's always tutorials if you want to know how to do it

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
    06-09-2014 01:16 AM
  5. g12528's Avatar
    Really? It actually seems to speed it up in mt experience...

    Not sure how hard it is on the M8. It was incredibly easy on my S4. There's always tutorials if you want to know how to do it

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
    cheers mate ill have a look into it
    06-09-2014 01:22 AM
  6. whitelunchbag's Avatar
    Hey guys im from australia and new here. Im looking at getting the htc one m8 on a contract but in australia we only have the sense version. I have a nexus 7 tab and love the stock android. Is there any way of getting the m8 to turn into the google version without rooting it?

    i would ideally like a one plus one but they are not available in australia.
    I was looking at doing the same, since I'm also in Australia, but I find myself wishing my Nexus 7 had Sense 6 rather than the opposite (and I usually hate android skins)

    Posted by my Nexus 7 (2013)
    06-09-2014 06:28 AM
  7. dty06's Avatar
    i do this now with my galaxy s4 but i find the launcher does slow it down.

    is rooting the device that hard?
    I am using Nova right now and it is not slow at all. Nova is a great launcher. I've got a custom launcher and custom keyboard and have experienced exactly zero lag issues.
    06-09-2014 06:44 AM
  8. UJ95x's Avatar
    I was looking at doing the same, since I'm also in Australia, but I find myself wishing my Nexus 7 had Sense 6 rather than the opposite (and I usually hate android skins)

    Posted by my Nexus 7 (2013)
    That's not possible 😞

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
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    06-09-2014 12:32 PM
  9. g12528's Avatar
    I was looking at doing the same, since I'm also in Australia, but I find myself wishing my Nexus 7 had Sense 6 rather than the opposite (and I usually hate android skins)

    Posted by my Nexus 7 (2013)
    this is good to hear
    06-09-2014 06:04 PM
  10. g12528's Avatar
    so i bought the m8.

    this is the way i set up my last phone using apex


    only problem is when i do it with this method, the icons on the dock dont suit the stock android style as i have the sense style sms and phone icons. can you change this?
    06-10-2014 02:25 AM
  11. whitelunchbag's Avatar
    You can download icon packs

    My M8 posted this
    06-10-2014 04:26 AM
  12. UJ95x's Avatar
    so i bought the m8.

    this is the way i set up my last phone using apex


    only problem is when i do it with this method, the icons on the dock dont suit the stock android style as i have the sense style sms and phone icons. can you change this?
    Go into Nova settings and for look and feel, change it to Vanilla/Stock Android.
    06-10-2014 04:28 PM
  13. g12528's Avatar
    cheers for all the replies guys... i actually went back to sense as i couldnt get a decent music widget..
    06-11-2014 12:08 AM
  14. g12528's Avatar
    Anyway of making the icon for the default browser open chrome browser

    Sent from my HTC_0P6B using Tapatalk
    06-12-2014 12:16 AM
  15. UJ95x's Avatar
    Anyway of making the icon for the default browser open chrome browser

    Sent from my HTC_0P6B using Tapatalk
    You'd need to use a custom launcher and change the icons.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
    06-12-2014 11:14 AM
  16. g12528's Avatar
    You'd need to use a custom launcher and change the icons.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
    Lol that's not what in wanted to hear

    Sent from my HTC_0P6B using Tapatalk
    06-12-2014 06:44 PM

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