Make your HTC One an official Google Play edition in ten minutes (Video)

When HTC announced there would be a Google Play edition HTC One following Google I/O in May, many existing owners of Ones were upset, and rightly so. They purchased what they thought was exactly what they had been waiting for, one of the best smartphones ever created. And just weeks after purchasing it, it was revealed that it would soon be sold running completely stock Android.

I’d be upset, too. I’ve been begging for more stock Android phones for at least three years now.

Fortunately, developers have come to the rescue. HTC released the kernel source code yesterday, and developers were quick to bring the official Google Play edition software to all GSM HTC Ones. Watch the video to learn how to turn your HTC One into a Google Play edition in just a few minutes!

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Taylor Martin
Based out of Charlotte, NC, Taylor Martin started writing about technology in 2009 while working in wireless retail. He has used BlackBerry off and on for over seven years, Android for nearly four years, iOS for three years, and has experimented with both webOS and Windows Phone. Taylor has reviewed countless smartphones and tablets, and doesn't go anywhere without a couple gadgets in his pockets or "nerd bag." In his free time, Taylor enjoys playing disc golf with friends, rock climbing, and playing video games. He also enjoys the occasional hockey game, and would do unspeakable things for some salmon nigiri. For more on Taylor Martin, checkout his Pocketnow Insider edition. | Google+