Ditching Sense (HTC's stock Android Launcher) is a great way to breathe new stock-like life into your HTC One smartphone without rooting, but even that has its limitations. If you really want the full Google experience, albeit with some extras, CyanogenMod has always been the go-to ROM. In effect, this will give you an experience similar to the Google Nexus or the new HTC One Google Edition.
To get CyanogenMod on your HTC One or other HTC device, you'll need to be rooted first with the TWRP recovery installed. You can find out how to do that in my rooting guide for the HTC One. After you're... more