HTC One unlocked and dev edition now getting Android 4.4 and Sense 5.5
0. phoneArena 29 Nov 2013, 13:28 posted on
HTC promised that the Android 4.4 update would begin rolling out to the HTC One at the end of January, but if you have an unlocked version or the developer edition of the device, you're in luck. HTC has tweeted out that the unlocked and developer editions of the One are starting to get the Android 4.4 KitKat and Sense 5.5 update today...
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1. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)
my htc one already run official 4.3 with sense 5.5 since last month here in australia..
6. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)
yeah i know.. i mean my htc one here in australia doesn't have to wait 4.4 to get sense 5.5.. mine with 4.3 already had sense 5.5 in it..
3. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4273; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
HTC is just rocking these updates. First non-Google device to get updated to 4.3, and now the first non-Google device to get 4.4. Keep on going HTC, you're doing great.
9. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Hmmm. It seems that HTC is following some sort of staged roll-out of the updates. I have an un-locked One and even using manual update, the update is not available. My One is at Android v. 4.3 and Sense v. 5.0. :-(
13. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4273; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Typically manufacturers roll out updates in phases, and since this is for the global units, they have to plan it for the entire world. Or maybe HTC is just sampling the final version to a limited number of people to see if there are any major bugs before sending it out full scale, kind of like an unofficial soak test. Don't worry you'll get it soon enough.
23. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I am curious what the camera improvements are. Any link for info?
25. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4273; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Sorry, but I couldn't find anything. It's a little too early to look into detailed reports about the improvements, I doubt any major tech sites have an unlocked HTC One that received the update yet, though I could be wrong.
Give it a few days, someone will get the update package and post it online for users to download and install it manually if they can't wait, then you can have it for yourself and some sites will give their reports.
28. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Well, I tried doing a manual update again, and this time was told that an update was available (Yay!!!). Except... When I attempted to download the update, I received a message that the downloaded file was corrupted. It appears I am still SOL. :-(
24. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)
Yes, this great hews will make 20 people, happy .
26. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
Hang on HTC.. this is exactly what you have to do for updates..
4. amats69 (Posts: 1377; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
Here's To Change...nice move HTC...just keep it up..and hopefully you will not forget your old phones....
7. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)
well at least the last year galaxy s3 and note 2 still getting 4.3.. but can you say the same thing with the one x without rooting it??
15. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)
really?? so far i didn't have any problem with my s3.. only battery life seems slightly worse.. but still okay.. everything else works like a charm..
17. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4273; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
18. av911 (Posts: 190; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
19. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)
i knew about that news.. well i guess i'm lucky so far i didn't have those problems.. only slightly worse battery life but still not as bad as my htc one battery life..
30. Hyperreal (Posts: 223; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)
You are a funny samsung fanboy. You ve been waiting for this update for ages and it is full of bugs anyway. And you ve been on android 4.1 until now and htc updated one x to 4.2 few months ago. Htc is doing a great job with updates right now obviously and all i can see is only your a** hurt.
35. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)
go home kid.. i guess you need to change your diaper..
32. Muayyad (Posts: 236; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)
The only reason samsung gives more support to their old phones is that they produce their own CPU's. Chip manufactures stop updating the drivers very early. Samsung will not update all the variant of the S4 and your will see that.
10. spinelli36 (unregistered)
Is there a way i can convert my At&t version HTC one to a unlocked edition
12. spinelli36 (unregistered)
how do i?
14. Epicness1o1 (Posts: 246; Member since: 30 May 2013)
They are giving updates for the htc one,htc one x..where is the htc sensation :o
16. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)
The sensation is over 3 years old with a processor that is no longer supported. Deal with it.
22. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)
It is hitting it third year in a couple months
21. uchihakurtz (Posts: 358; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
Wow, this the first non nexus and non Google edition to get KitKat, right? Congrats HTC, keep this up!
27. Ishmeet (Posts: 111; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)
even the G2's update for 4.4 is rolling out in korea
31. true1984 (Posts: 822; Member since: 23 May 2012)
Whoa! An update for LG phone? That's pretty great, I might get one now
33. Janusz (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 Nov 2013)
Already downloaded, finally with success this time, and instaled on my HTC One Developers Edition. Thanks HTC ! Greetings from Poland !
34. amats69 (Posts: 1377; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
So hows the kitkat experience?share please
36. Janusz (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 Nov 2013)
After spending one day with the update to Kitkat 4.4 & Sense 5.5 on Dev Edition: very dissapointing update ! Nothing special new, no Kitkat dialer, problems with back button, problems with dialing a number from phone book, can't turn off the lockscreen... I think that they wanted to be fast with the update but there is nothing special to be satisfied...