If there’s one really polarising aspect about the HTC One, it’s the Sense treatment to the Android barebones. Over the years, Sense has taken many forms, but it continues to get caught up in the form vs functionality debate.
Of course, you can do away with Sense 5 on the HTC One by slapping on any third-party launcher, but there’s good news now for those looking for a more permanent solution. That’s because owners of the unlocked GSM HTC One can now get some CyanogenMod action.
The seriously sexy smartphone looks an even better buy now
Official nightly builds of one of the most popular Android aftermarket ROMs are now available for download. There are more than just cosmetic benefits for getting on the CM bandwagon. CyanogenMod will bring a stock-like Android 4.2.2 experience to the One, which is shipping out of the company with Android 4.1. Of course, there’s also a huge amount of customisation possible with CM, with everything from the notification bar to navigation controls open to change as per your liking.
If you are sporting an unlocked HTC One, you can find the download links on this XDA Developer page. Do note though, this build is only for seasoned ROM experimenters, and there are a good deal of bugs.
In-call audio for outgoing calls are hit or miss and you will need to enable 'touch sounds' to have audio in outgoing calls. The IR sensor does not work and Wi-Fi calling is not possible currently. There are other bugs too and some, we are sure, are yet to be discovered, so tread lightly if you are at all taking the risk.