CM12 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Custom ROM for HTC Desire 816 [How To]

Now sure about HTC plans for HTC Desire 816 smartphone but luckily developers at XDA have release CM12 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop custom ROM for Desire 816. Follow our guide with installation instructions of said ROM.

CM12 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop for HTC Desire 816

HTC Desire 816, a powerful device with 1.6GHz Quad-core processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, 13 MP of camera and 5.5 inches of 720p Super LCD2 display. The smartphone was released for users to purchase in March, 2014 and came with Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box. Now thanks to Cyanogen Mod team for releasing CM12 custom ROM based on latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop for Desire 816.

There are some things that you should go through before you proceed with guidelines:

  1. Make sure your phone is fully charged. If that’s not possible, make sure it has at least 60% or more charge remaining.
  2. Your HTC Desire 816 should be rooted.
  3. This guide is only meant for HTC Desire 816 and trying this on any other device might cause damage.
  4. Last and most important,make sure you have complete backup of all your important data including SMS, contacts, call logs etc.

Steps to Install CM12 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Custom ROM on HTC Desire 816

Download CM12 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop ROM for HTC Desire 816 from here [Google Apps from here] and place the downloaded zip file on your desktop.

Connect your mobile to your computer via USB cable and transfer the downloaded zip file to mobile SD card.  When transfer is completed, turn Off your smartphone.

Now boot it to recovery mode by pressing and holding “ “ buttons for few seconds. In recovery mode, first wipe the previous ROM by selecting “wipe data/factory reset” option to perform the factory reset.

After reset operation is done, clear cache by using “wipe the cache” and “wipe dalvik cache” options. Done? Alright, now you are almost ready to start the flashing of CM12 ROM on Desire 816.

For that, select “Install zip from SD card” option followed by “choose zip from SD card”. Select the transferred custom ROM to start the installation process which will take few minutes. [Repeat this step for Google Apps too]

When the installation is completed, your will need to reboot your smartphone. That’s it.

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