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Android 4.4.2 KitKat update starts rolling to the HTC One

Android 4.4.2 KitKat update starts rolling to the HTC One
Just as promised for the end of January, HTC One owners are starting to receive their over the air Android 4.4.2 KitKat update. We received numerous tips from folks with HTC One over in Europe that the update has hit their handsets.

Android 4.4.2 KitKat update starts rolling to the HTC One
The latest 4.19.401.8 firmware comes at the surprisingly slim 308.24 MB package, compared to some previous Android editions. Besides bringing KitKat, the update will patch some security vulnerabilities, introduce cloud printing, extra Bluetooth profiles, and, sadly, the Adobe Flash player toggle will be gone from the browser, so you'll probably have to sideload it to experience Flash content.

In addition, the firmware file itself has been extracted and available for sideloading on your handset, if you are too impatient to wait for the official notification to pop up on your HTC One display. 

If you are interested, get over to XDA-Devs for downloading, ROM cooking and installation instructions. As for the US versions of the HTC One, One mini, and the One max phablet, these are currently undergoing carrier certifications of the update, so we should be getting the KitKat goodies on the Ones at this side of the pond by the end of the work week, too.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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posted on 28 Jan 2014, 09:41 8

1. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5203; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Damn, that's fast!

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 09:44 1

2. tech2 (Posts: 1881; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


They are mostly fast to release updates but are also fast to desert the device.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 09:52 5

3. NoFanboy (Posts: 206; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


So now everyone's gonna switch it up and start complaining about htc deserting a device instead of updates?

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 13:54

8. tech2 (Posts: 1881; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Let me break it down for you, buddy. Since you are having a lot of trouble with people straying away from the topic .

This article is about 'updates' and I am talking about HTC not 'updating' their device after a year or so has passed.

Was that clear enough for ya ?

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 12:32

7. abdane (Posts: 474; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Why they removed the Flash Player support from the browser ??? :(

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 17:10

9. gomulkaaa (Posts: 22; Member since: 02 Sep 2011)


Wow, you're behind in the times. Have you been asleep over the last 3 years?

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 20:24 1

12. tywanjames (Posts: 20; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


HTC phones still have stock browsers that natively support flash, smart ass.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 09:54 5

4. newbey123 (Posts: 393; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


Great job HTC! Keep up the good work.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 10:32 6

5. teja171 (unregistered)


Seems like HTC is releasing updates much quicker than other oem's.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 11:41 1

6. AfterShock (Posts: 2542; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Hope scott works up a updated cleanrom for it for the heck of it.
Kudos to HTC for throwing a bone at the old dog.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 19:36 1

10. true1984 (Posts: 586; Member since: 23 May 2012)


the htc one already had cloud printing...

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 19:59 3

11. Mrmark (Posts: 125; Member since: 26 Jan 2013)


Can't wait HTC Max (Sprint) ... Hope the battery life on the one Max improves with 4.4.2, lol more life is better right.?

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 21:32

13. phones522 (Posts: 92; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)


I have One Max also and do you find the battery life bad? I can last all day with playing a lot of games and YouTube/Vine. I have the power flip case but I don't think that adds very much.

posted on 02 Feb 2014, 15:59

14. ilani (Posts: 50; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


I can't believe you can turn off blink-feed now. I've gotten so used to it, my home screen feels so empty without it!

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