New HTC One (M8) owners who had to go the subsidized or payment plan route with their carrier instead of plunking down $700 for a Google Play Edition(GPE) version now have an option to get the GPE experience on their new device. XDA Forum moderator graffixnyc has posted up instructions, with links to the necessary files, to replace the HTC Sense version of the software that comes on non-GPE devices with rooted GPE software.
graffixnyc has provided a couple versions of the GPE for an HTC One (M8). The first method uses a Nandroid backup image that is restored using Phil’s CWM. The other method is a stock GPE recovery that can be flashed through fastboot. graffixnyc indicates the ROM is unmodified except for being rooted, the installation of busybox, the kernel module that disables write protection on the system has been removed, and an inverted stock MMS client is included.
If you want to install the GPE on your shiny, new HTC One (M8), follow the source link over to the XDA Developer Forum. Just keep in mind you will be responsible for anything bad that happens if flashing your device fails.
source: XDA Forum