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.

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!

Related phones

  • Display 4.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)



1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Damn, that's fast!

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

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

3. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

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

8. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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 ?

7. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

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

9. gomulkaaa

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 02, 2011

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

12. tywanjames

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

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

4. newbey123

Posts: 702; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Great job HTC! Keep up the good work.

5. teja171 unregistered

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

6. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 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.

10. true1984

Posts: 869; Member since: May 23, 2012

the htc one already had cloud printing...

11. Mrmark

Posts: 400; Member since: Jan 26, 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.?

13. phones522

Posts: 94; Member since: Jan 27, 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.

14. ilani

Posts: 90; Member since: Dec 23, 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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