Apr 15 AT 3:08 PM Dima Aryeh 17 Comments

Nexus 5 gets full port of HTC Sense 6, many things already working

Nexus 5 Sense 6

Many Android enthusiasts buy the Nexus line of devices not for the low price, but for stock Android. It’s pretty much the only way to get stock Android and quick updates straight from Google anymore, though the Moto X comes fairly close. The pure Google experience is something special, a light and fast interface with its own quirks and bugs but a feel like no other version of Android.

Though this is true for many, Nexus devices are also all about modifying the software in the most outrageous way possible. This means the devices will see ports of pretty much every ROM possible, and the latest to be ported to the Nexus 5 is HTC Sense 6. Yes, the full ROM from the HTC One (M8) has been ported to the latest Nexus smartphone.

This port is in its alpha stage at the moment, meaning it can not be used as a daily driver. However, many of the important things are already working:

  • Touchscreen
  • SIM card detection
  • SMS and phone calls RIL
  • WiFi
  • Internal SD Card
  • Vibration
  • Bluetooth
  • Sensors (Light/Orientation/Proximity)

While I wouldn’t suggest running it for a prolonged period of time, unless you’re going to help with development of this ROM, you can give it a shot and brag to your friends that you have what is essentially an HTC One without the gargantuan bezels. Hit the source link for the original XDA thread to learn more and get flashing, but do so at your own risk! Tell us how you like it in the comments, and what ROM should be ported to the Nexus 5 next.

Source: XDA-Developers

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • Dustin Earley

    I want.

    • clocinnorcal

      Me 2. Not willing to try it just yet though.

  • David Steele

    The Nexus 5 is missing a bit more than the bezels, but we get the point…

  • simon

    no thanks. I do buy a nexus for modding, but mods that make it faster and better. no skin does either

    • Ismail Akram

      Seems your nexus is not fast enough then ;) cuz M8 and Nexus 5 have same spec(almost) and M8 runs so fast and its really quick in everything. it handles it so well probably once you start using it, it will be tempting .

      • George Barlow

        You’d think so, wouldn’t you. But actually I think there is a speed difference between the snapdragon 800 and 801, and it is noticeable

  • Vedant

    Hey is it available for the nexus 4?

    • Bryan

      Not yet I don’t think

  • Bryan

    I so want this

  • SubX

    Oh no.. I see a massive bezel at the bottom of the phone that houses absolutely nothing! Yup nothing. A big black wasted space of nothing. Not even a speaker. Yup,tiny bezels huh? Pffftt. In face the side bezels are larger than the M8′s

    • ivandor

      Actually the top bezel has the camera and earpiece and the bottom bezel has a notification LED light and speakers.

  • Karan

    Guys, what does it mean? Getting a full port? Are there any extra added features? Or some significant changes?

  • Jim

    Seriously? Why ruin an awesome phone like the Nexus 5 with crap like Sense? Getting away from things like Sense, TouchWiz, etc is the whole reason I got a Nexus 5 at all.

    • Ismail Akram

      Stock android is craps not sense, you buy it cuz of price.

  • donger

    Pretty cool.

  • ivan

    Hi guys. I have already installed sense on my nexus 5 but some bug didnt fixed yet. Problems was that your microphone and headphone doesnt work, 3g sometimes broke, gsm network is on low and you cant bost them. Now i am back on previously carbonmod which work very well

  • Faisal

    well explained How to in this video