Custom Android 4.4 KitKat ROMs are flying in thick and fast since the day Google unveiled its most ambitious version of Android, and now owners of arguably the year’s most popular smartphone, the HTC One, can have a break and grab a bite of KitKat on their device.
RootzWiki developer birdman is the first to arrive on the scene with a custom 4.4 build. For now, there are builds for both the AT&T and T-Mobile variants, with other variants to follow soon. The ROM’s built from source, and according to the dev, the only major thing not working is the IR sensor, though since this is an early alpha build, there are bound to be some bugs and minor issues. These should get fixed in the coming days, but for now, don’t expect this to be a daily driver.
You’ll need the latest version of ClockworkMod Touch recovery, and knowledge of how to install custom ROMs on the HTC One, after which it should be a pretty straightforward procedure. Hit the links below to head to the respective device threads on RootzWiki for the Android 4.4 ROM, and be sure to take a backup of your important data before proceeding.