HTC One S update

Not sure that pushing out OS updates on Christmas Eve is the wisest of moves, but we're not going to knock them either. HTC's following in Motorola's footsteps today, pushing out the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update for the international One S. The 612-megabyte update (jeez, that's big) brings the software version up to 3.16.401.8 (for those of you keeping track at home).

Bullet points for the update include:

  • Android 4.1.1 and HTC Sense 4+
  • Enhanced UI with better performance in Camera
  • New landing page and event/map view in gallery
  • Power management improvement

We're installing now. This sucker's big.

More: HTC One S forums; thanks, @SebasB37!

There are 19 comments

petaf says:

I received a second 4.1.1 system update for my international One X today too.

Stychill says:

I wonder if HTC or the other manufacturers would ever consider making devices that run stock android, not nexus devices i want at least 64mb of storage either onboard or with the aid of a micro SD and more choices besides the one nexus device from the one manufacturer google decides to partner with.

ridie1389 says:

There was a post today about this over at Engadget:

frettfreak says:

Wnder if battery life is any better than the 4.1.1 rom I have beenon... Cause it SUCKS. WWasn't 4.1.1 the reason Google updated the gnex to 4.1.2 so quick? Man if HTC would just pull their head out of their ass every once in a while they might actually get some market share but it's shit like this that make me want to send my money elsewhere. Not to mention the update was promised in fn oOctober and it's just rolling out to Europe its gonna be at least 2 more months til tmobile us sees it.

l00natic71 says:

My battery life has gone down the hill massively. I did a factory reset thinking that it might be a rogue app killing it. On a regular basis, it shows maps as using around 60% of the battery, even if I never open the maps application.

Ogre840 says:

OH SWEET BABY JESU... oh international version... SON OF A...

ridie1389 says:

Google: "Hey HTC, we got the source for you." HTC: "Thanks El Goog, now it's time to build this sucker, but first, we need to make more phones! Her her" *Half a year later* "Alright (insert carrier name here), here's the update!" Carrier: "Right... I'm gonna finish watching every Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, and Harry Potter movie 50 times over before I push this out. F*** the customers, they'll be buying our s*** either way! $.$"

is there a way us tmo folks can download it?

beck_is_back says:

I hope it doesn't f**k up camera as it did on HTC ONE X!!!

l00natic71 says:

The camera works fine for me, as far as I can see. what issues are you having?

PJMAN2952 says:

Can T-Mobile be any slower at updates?! This is just ridiculous.

MrLadoodle says:

The T-Mobile USA one is slightly different to this one, so a specific update has to be made for it.

PJMAN2952 says:

We did get a small update not too long ago. Not sure what the update was for but I am guess it is to get ready for the 4.1 update. Maybe in January we will get it.

jhowle9475 says:

How does one install it?

zhyrul says:

Mine is a mess, since I updated it keeps freezing and restarting, I did a clean installation erasing all data on the phone and tried twice... any suggestion? :(

Pop Cosmin says:

I received the update but i cannot install it. After i press ok to "Install now" the phone goes into recovery mode and on the bottom of the screen it says " Installation aborted". I tried multiple times, i download the update 3 times, the last time i did a "wipe data/factory reset" and it still does not want to install. Any ideeas what could be the problem ?

desi jatt1 says:

Hey guys i have ahtc one s and can't update it please. Help

meJohn says:

I recently bought HTC One S in india. But still there is no Jelly Bean update for my phone here, please let me know when it will be available in india.

jeffmcneill says:

Wow, Jellybean sucks. It is much slower, and has additional icons in the top I can't remove "Power saver, USB Connected" What a waste of download time. This is with the HTC One S, which I'm happy with (now unhappy). Now... how do I roll back?