Despite the fact that Verizon is the only major carrier in the U.S. which is offering HTC One with Android 4.2 update pre-installed, that fact won’t mean much to customers who’re keen on running a custom ROM on their device. The reason why users decide to opt for a custom ROM is that they get to use a lot of features that are otherwise not present on a developer modified Android OS, they also get various improvements and enhancements. Verizon HTC One owners can rejoice now as the CyanogenMod 10.2 nightly builds are now rolling out for their device.
The folks over at Cyanogen are behind some of the world’s most widely used custom ROMs for Android devices. Their ROMs offer a ton of features which aren’t found on devices running developer firmware, or even stock Android OS. It goes without saying that nightly builds are not going to be good daily drivers. Expect to find bugs and problems. Those who want none of that should wait until a stable release is rolled out for the Verizon HTC One. To install a custom ROM, the device’s bootloader must be unlocked, which will void the warranty. Installing custom ROMs might be tricky for novice users, so be sure that you know what you’re doing before tinkering around at that level.