KitKat can be pulled out of your Sprint branded HTC One using a 'customer initiated request'

KitKat can be pulled out of your Sprint branded HTC One using a 'customer initiated request'
Today is the end of the 90 day deadline that HTC imposed on itself back on October 31st, for updating the American carrier branded versions of the HTC One to Android 4.4. On Thursday, HTC Americas president Jason Mackenzie said in a tweet that the update would be late by one or two weeks. Yet, as we told you Friday, some Canadian HTC One owners woke up to find Android 4.4.2 and Sense 5.5 on their phone.

Now, there is a chance that Sprint customers sporting HTC's flagship Android model can manually pull the update out of their phone. Technically, this is called a customer initiated request. You go to Settings > Software Update > Check New. If the results are negative, be a little more patient. Software update 4.06.651.4 will start its network rollout on February 14th.

Last week, we passed along a leaked HTC update roadmap and it showed that the carrier branded HTC One would receive the Android 4.4.2 + Sense 5.5 update anytime between late January to mid February. Looking at what is happening from that standpoint, it looks like HTC will be delivering the goods right on time.

source: Sprint via AndroidCentral

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1. ialex123

Posts: 21; Member since: Dec 18, 2013


2. fullmonty

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 28, 2012

Just checked on my Sprint One....confirmed! Update available, downloading now.

3. j-rod2079

Posts: 24; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Just updated! Thx Sprint, HTC, and Google.

4. fullmonty

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 28, 2012

Update went smoothly. No hiccups for now at least. Google Drive 25GB offer is not available though, will need to contact HTC.

5. 7Superman9

Posts: 86; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

I just installed mine via Sprint. Keep it up HTC!

6. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

From the title, I thought it meant that you could un-install/revert to 4.3 from 4.4 for Sprint HTC Ones.

7. maxmppower unregistered

Galaxy S4? :(

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