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How to Install Android 5.1 OTA Update on HTC One M8 GPe

The latest Android 5.1 Lollipop OTA update is now available for the HTC One M8 Google Play Edition (GPe). HTC One M8’s owners can install this update manually, thanks to the XDA senior member Dadud for uploading this OTA update which was recently captured by a Redditor. The size of this new update is about 244MB that comes with a lot of new 5.1 Lollipop features like:

  • Notification interruptions are handled along with numerous bug fixes and animations
  • HD voice support
  • Ability to control paired Bluetooth devices from quick settings

According to Dadud; this captured OTA update is working finely with ADB method but you may also try to install it using a stock recovery given in this guide. Android 5.1 OTA update is expected to be rolled out soon (within few weeks) but if you can’t wait for the official OTA release then follow the given step-by-step guide to install Android 5.1 Lollipop update on HTC One M8 GPe manually.

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This guide containing the Android 5.1 OTA firmware and instructions can be used only with HTC One M8 Google Play Edition (GPe). Do not try to install this update on any other device. Check the device’s model number by navigating to Settings > About Phone.


AndroidBlog will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your HTC One M8 Google Play Edition (GPe) during or after the installation of Android 5.1 Lollipop OTA update manually. Proceed at your own risk.


  • Create a proper back up of all your important data and settings on the phone before proceeding to the installation guide.
  • Verify that the phone is in S-OFF mode.
  • Download and install the HTC One M8 USB Drivers on the PC from here [Windows 8 Drivers]
  • Enable USB Debugging on the M8 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
  • Verify the battery level of your phone, it should be charged at least about 80%.

Required Files:

Steps to Install Stock Android 5.1 Lollipop OTA update on HTC One M8 GPe Manually

1:- First, download the Android 5.1 OTA update on the desktop of your PC for HTC One M8 GPe.

2:- Connect the HTC One M8 with PC using its USB data cable and transfer the Android 5.1 OTA .zip file to the internal storage of phone.

3:- Turn OFF the M8 in order to boot into recovery mode.

4:- Press and hold Volume Down + Power buttons at the same time till Fastboot menu appears.

5:- Navigate and highlight Recovery option using Volume buttons and confirm selection with Power button.

6:- The HTC One M8 should now reboot and a red Android logo with an exclamation mark on the screen will be displayed.

7:- Press the Volume Up button followed by the Power button to enter into the stock recovery.

8:- Choose “Apply from phone storage” option and navigate to the OTA .zip file that you’ve already transferred to the internal storage of your phone. Confirm selection by hitting the Power button. This process may take some time, wait for the installation process to be finished.

9:- Select Reboot System Now option to boot into the newly installed Android 5.1 firmware.

Done! You’ve successfully installed the Android 5.1 Lollipop OTA update on the HTC One M8 GPe.

Let us know in the comments area below if you have any query or problem while installing this latest 5.1 Lollipop OTA update on the HTC One M8 manually.

Aamir Jamal

An Android Geek and audiophile who love to read and write reviews/tutorials about gadgets and new tech stuff. He has written 1007 guides and other posts.

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  1. I dont get any selections while in stock recovery, just the android robot with the red exclamation mark.

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