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HTC One S for T-Mobile gets update to Android 4.04 and HTC Sense 4.1

HTC One S for T-Mobile gets update to Android 4.04 and  HTC Sense 4.1
T-Mobile customers sporting the HTC One S might notice an incremental update received on Wednesday that takes the handset from Android 4.0.3 to Android 4.0.4. At the same time, HTC Sense is updated from 4.0 to 4.1. This appears to be the same update that the European variant of the phone recently received and if so, U.S. users should notice an improvement in the performance of the device and some new features like the new quick settings available on the notifications page.

The HTC One S now runs HTC Sense 4.1

The HTC One S now runs HTC Sense 4.1

Other changes include improved Wi-Fi connectivity, which has been a problem for HTC One S users since the phone was first released, and an improvement in the performance of Bluetooth on the phone. The entire update weighs in at 150MB which the HTC One S will swallow faster over Wi-Fi. So we would suggest that you use Wi-Fi while updating the phone. That is, unless you need the update to improve the Wi-Fi connection on your HTC One S. Other items on the changelog include improvements in showing links on email, helps prevent the device from crashing, prevents streaming music from streaming, and brings improvements to the UI. For the complete list, click on the sourcelink.

T-Mobile says to receive the update, your HTC One S must have Android 4.0.3 and have software version Software version 1.53.531.76 710RD or 1.84.531.2 710RD. The battery on your phone should be at least 50% charged with at least 140MB of storage free. The phone cannot be rooted for the update to be received.

source: AndroidCentral (2), (1)

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posted on 26 Sep 2012, 16:39

1. joseg81 (Posts: 166; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


"prevents streaming music from streaming" i think that would be breaking something not fixing it...you prolly meant skipping

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 16:40

2. DaNTRoN (Posts: 135; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


Downloading now. Will leave comment with impressions when finished

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 16:48 1

3. joseg81 (Posts: 166; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


i like that fact you can change the recent app button into the menu button and get rid of the menu bar at the bottom of most apps. gives up more visible screen to work with. also there's no quick settings like most articles are claiming, unless they mean the "settings" button on the top right corner which has been there. the phone itself seems a bit more responsive to me or maybe it's just me.

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 17:01

4. torr310 (Posts: 398; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Why HTCs on T-Mobile get updates so fast?
It took so long for some HTCs on Verizon to update relatively.

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 17:12

5. joseg81 (Posts: 166; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


what i keep hearing HTC saying is that the "One" line is going to get quick updates. but i remember having other HTC devices and wondering if they forgot about my phone all together. it'd be nice if they stood behind all their handsets the way they are with the "One" line of phones.

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 00:48

10. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


Yes, let's make HTC stand behind all 30-40 devices, because it's totally worth it to still be making updates to the last version of Android when the next version releases, so that way the newest phones get updates half a year later after the new version launches.

I would expect HTC to only support the Sensation, Rezound, Vivid, and Evo 3D. Everything else should have support dropped, the people that want to keep up will be able to get ported roms from XDA.

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 00:54

12. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


Okay, more like 12-15, but come on, do you really want to force HTC to support devices that few people bought when they should be focusing on flagships?

The Sensation and Sensation XE are obvious, the XL might be okay but should probably also get dropped soon. The Rezound was the Verizon flagship, the Vivid the AT&T flagship, and the Evo 3D the Sprint flagship. That's already at least 4 devices that need to be supported. Put it at about 2 months per phone, and you're already up at 8 months of backlog.

HTC should be only updating devices that don't take much time to. The Sensation is an obvious target, and all the devices listed are just minor variations that shouldn't take nearly as much time.

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 18:51

6. DaNTRoN (Posts: 135; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


Easy enough to update. The menu/recent apps button feature is nice. I use apex anyway, certainly still waiting for jellybean but this definitely helps the wait

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 19:07

7. xXMAKESHIFTXx (Posts: 38; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


I got another update on my EVO 4G LTE, it was supposed to fix contacts ringtone assignment!!!!

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 20:37

8. lsutigers (Posts: 743; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)


Which update are you referring to and when did you get it? I just checked my EVO 4G LTE and there are no new updates available. Are you talking about the update to 4.0.4 and Sense 4.1 mentioned in this article but for the EVO? It was released over a month ago.

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 23:10

9. cellphonator (Posts: 298; Member since: 29 Oct 2011)


mmm, no updates available for my Tmo One S. I'm running 4.0.3 and the software version is one of the 2 mentioned in the article.
Any idea?

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 00:48

11. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


Not rolled out for your IMEI yet. You can try forcing update checkin but no real guarantees.

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 15:03

15. cellphonator (Posts: 298; Member since: 29 Oct 2011)


Never mind it was available today, thanks!

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 02:48

13. adampn (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)


Hey,

Is this update avalaible only in USA, I have a Tmobile banded Htc One S, bought from Germany and bow moved to Romania and didint recived anything.
Has other users form Europe recived this update?

Thanks!

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 11:39

14. Fuego84 (Posts: 284; Member since: 13 May 2012)


I just updated today and I already noticed a bug. When I'm reading an article here on phonearena the notification bar keeps appearing and disappearing forever or until I leave the web.

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 00:42

16. Fuego84 (Posts: 284; Member since: 13 May 2012)


Don't Update! My Wi-Fi connection was fine until after I updated and now my Wi-Fi is really weak it can't connect from where I always connected from not for a Dam second and it turn off and on by itself while searching for signal. Please help is there a way to go back to android 4.0.3?

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