Until today, when OPPO announced their OPPO N1 handset, there were very few people who knew of or even would have cared about ColorOS. The likely story is that very people even now know what it is so let me quickly get that out the way before moving on to the juicy information.
ColorOS is OPPO’s home-brewed OS based on Android 4.2 which seems at first glance to be a mixture of MIUI and Android though that’s just my own thoughts.
Now onto the news that the post was supposed to cover…
XDA Recognized Developer ShenYe announced earlier today that he had managed to port the custom OS to the GSM HTC One (yup only the GSM version just now).
What makes this even better is just how easy it is to do.
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-Download the ROM
-Unlock your device using HTCdev unlock
-Flash ClockworkMod Recovery using fastboot. (Tested on http://download2.clockworkmod.com/re…0.3.6-m7ul.img)
-Wipe Data and Cache partitions.
-Flash the ROM
Shen does mention though in his notes that the ROM is based on a 4.2.2 Sense ROM (including the Sense frameworks) which means that you can technically push sense apps to the device and they will work and that by default the ROM doesn’t come with Gapps (Google Apps) preinstalled, though you can download and add them to the device using the optionals section of the instructions.
You can follow the status of this and find out more by visiting the XDA Developers website.