HTC One (M8) Developer Edition now receiving Android 5.0 update

HTC One (M8) Developer Edition now receiving Android 5.0 update
One of our loyal readers has sent us screenshots showing that his HTC One (M8) Developer Edition has just received the Android 5.0 update. This means that we are getting closer to the update for the regular carrier branded model that the majority are sporting in the U.S. The Developer Edition of the phone features an unlocked SIM and bootloader.

With the unlocked bootloader, you can root your phone, install custom ROMs and basically customize the phone to your heart's content. The phone does come with a warranty in the U.S., and is priced at $699. While the device is loaded with HTC Sense, it comes without carrier bloatware. The model supports AT&T's 4G LTE and HSPA+ pipelines.

HTC recently said that its current flagship phone is just one to two weeks away from receiving Android 5.0. And now that the Developer Edition of the phone is in the process of getting the update OTA, it should be just a matter of time before Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile customers with the HTC One (M8) start receiving the notification that their Lollipop update is ready to be downloaded and installed.

The Android 5.0 update weighs in at nearly 585MB and includes the Lollipop UI along with enhanced privacy features. It includes the new "Recent App" page and the addition of search functions within the settings.


Thanks for the tip, Nassim!

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One (M8)
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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5 Comments

1. Furbal unregistered

osnap, time to convert back to that from gpe.

2. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

That was fast

3. duchung95

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Just got the update on the Unlocked version. This is so sweet.

5. Cyagocaliz unregistered

An unseemly phone receives a beautiful update...

6. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Developer Edition = limited release = possibly not final build.

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