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I am so sick of stone old android version HTC installed on my smartphone. While the phone is still super after several years HTC do update the Software anymore. So I d like to remove the branded garbage and install a fresh secure android on my device. Can some one point me to good docs or tell whether this is possible?

How to find device model number or version on the phone? Where or how to find the correct image for my phone and how to install it?

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    Finding off-site resource is off-topic here. Nevertheless, to help you a bit, please enter HBOOT mode: power off completely (disable Fast Boot in Settings-Power), then hold VOLUME_DOWN + POWER simultaneously until a white screen with text comes up. Capture that screen and upload here. It contains all info I think necessary for figuring out what your device is, software and HBOOT version, etc. – Andy Yan Feb 7 '17 at 13:14
  • What are you asking for, a custom ROM? These are plentiful depending on your variant of One you have. If this is the One M7 it can even be converted to the GPE (Google Play Edition) of pure Android, but this isn't the place to ask, search your specific device on XDA or Google. – acejavelin Feb 7 '17 at 16:01
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It would be either very difficult or not possible at all.
Since Android is an Operating System, it is designed to fit varieties of devices, which differ in all kinds of modules that require specific drivers for themselves. Therefore if you want to create a clean Android build you must gather those drivers (and some additional configurations) to make it work properly on your device. Meanwhile, almost all 3rd-party ROMs are either manipulated from the official ones, or have extra configurations pre-applied, which both don't meet your requirement.

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    I don't think one needs to go as far as "non-manipulated, clean Android" to just unbrand... – Andy Yan Feb 7 '17 at 13:09
  • Unbrand! This sounds interesting! – Stephan Ahlf Feb 7 '17 at 13:15

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