HTC DROID DNA getting two step update to Android 4.2.2 and Sense 5

HTC DROID DNA getting two step update to Android 4.2.2 and Sense 5
HTC DROID DNA owners have been given information about future updates to their device that have been as clear as the Hudson River. And for those who don't live in New York, let's just say that the Hudson is pretty murky. Back in August, it appeared that the phone would be receiving Android 4.3, according to HTC America President Jason Mackenzie. But something changed and the executive busted that update down to Android 4.2.2.

That update has finally been announced by Verizon. It will be sent out in two parts, and by the time everything is all done and accounted for, the handset will feature Android 4.2.2 and Sense 5. That means BlinkFeed will be on your DROID DNA, giving you visual updates from your social networks and news feeds. In addition, Sense 5 will bring an updated dialer, calendar, gallery and contacts list to the phone. You will also get Quick Settings for fast settings changes. And there is also the usual bug fixes and enhancements.

Step one of the update requires you to download and install software version 2.08.605.1 and then doing the same thing with version 3.06.605.4. The update will be coming OTA to DROID DNA owners soon.
 
source: Verizon via Phandroid

UPDATE: Seems like some of our loyal readers are already receiving the update today. If it doesn't come to your HTC DROID DNA today, be patient. These things are sent out on a staggered basis so just relax. Your update will eventually arrive.

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21 Comments

15. indyred99

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Received it and like it so far. Phone seems snappy with it. HTC has said on Twitter Android 4.4 is confirmed for April time frame.

13. mike2959

Posts: 700; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

HTC is still better than MY by far.

12. gatordotcom

Posts: 26; Member since: Jun 18, 2010

THAT IS TRUE, WE WAIT A LONG TIME FOR THIS KIND OF STUFF. BUT, I LOVE MY PHONE AND LOVE MY SERVICE... THOSE TWO THINGS MAKE IT BEARABLE. PLUS THIS IS THE ONLY NETWORK IN THE US WITH THIS PHONE, AND YOU CAN'T BEAT IT WITH ANYTHING ELSE IN OUR MARKET YET...

17. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Um, every phone since Spring is better than the DNA imo.

19. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Not really... I have a Nexus 5 too and the DNA is on par...because the DNA was ahead of its time when it released.

11. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

The question is will this be the last update or will it get 4.4?

16. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Kit Kat is confirmed to arrive for the DNA in April.

10. b1acktiger

Posts: 223; Member since: May 19, 2012

Only Verizon is far behind the updating their phones. similar device like HTC Butterfly recieved 4.2 update 3 months back. Users should fight back by droppping their services.

9. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Kit Kat was released within the 18 month update window of the phones (DNA) life cycle. So isn't HTC suppose to update to KK per Googles T&A? But it drops.... if ever.... after the release of 5.1.x. Thanks VERIZON *sarcasm*

7. mikewillz

Posts: 52; Member since: May 03, 2013

I moved on to the G2. Never buying htc nor paying Verizon another dime.

6. stix11us

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

about fracking time

5. majp89

Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

Too little, too late. Already got a different phone because I got tired of the lack of support.

14. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

lol, im with u but isnt this the outcome verizon prefers?

18. g2a5b0e unregistered

Good point.

4. g2a5b0e unregistered

Verizon updating the DNA to 4.2.2 at this point is a joke. The phone should be getting 4.3 at the very least right now.

8. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

T-H-I-S

20. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Yea... Tell me about the 4.3 update for S3 and S4 on At&t, that had to be halted because of issues lol... that's Sammy for ya. My DNA update to 4.2 was flawless, even with Nova Prime as my launcher, everything running perfect just like before the update!

21. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

No one talking about samsung dude.. chill down.. why suddenly getting mad to other company?? Such a butt hurt..

3. krauser1

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

Got the update this afternoon. I definitely like the update to 4.2.2. Seems a bit smoother and snappier. Better late than never I suppose.

1. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

1 year.

2. Razrman

Posts: 100; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I think just like verizon samsung galaxy note 2.

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