A path back for the Developer Edition HTC One when you need it

You got the Developer Edition HTC One so you could dig in there and really mess stuff up. It's fun, and a good way to learn about how Android works at the nerd level. But after you're done mucking around with things, and need your camera or Bluetooth back, you want to return it to the way is comes out of the box.

Luckily, HTC gives you a pretty easy way to do it. They've posted the 4.3 update ROM for the Developer Edition at their website, and with it you're juts a few clicks away from restoring your phone to a "stock" working condition. Of course, the prior versions are still available should you have a reason to want to go back. Kidding. Never go back.

You'll find them at the HTCdev site linked below(search for Brightstar US WWE) and it's something everyone with a Dev edition M7 should keep handy.

Source: HTCDev

There are 16 comments

very nice HTC you did it before Samsung this time

dbdynsty25 says:

Can I throw this on my At&t HTC One that's unlocked and s-off? I really want the stock 4.3 w/ Sense, but minus all of the at&t junk.

BoB16731 says:

don't think so this is for the dev edition but i could be wrong

benhmadison says:

Yes, if you have S-Off and Super Cid you should be able to flash any HTC ONE firmware.

Unless they're on Sprint or Verizon.  So yeah, be careful saying that.  :)

I have a Verizon HTC One that's unlocked and S-Off. Is it ok to install this stock ROM to get rid of the Verizon junk? You say is different with Verizon, could you tell me if that's true?

coolbreeze78 says:

Not interested as it would break wifi calling on my T-Mobile version. Impatiently waiting, Jason Mackenzie.

Thanx for putting that out there I definitely don't want to lose WiFi calling

Razieltov says:

Lol. Wifi calling. I like not having to worry about having to be by wifi in order to make calls. If I wanted to do that I would use Wifi wireless for a lot cheaper

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nermell says:

I don't think you know what T-Mobile's Wifi Calling is. It doesn't impact your ability to make or receive calls or texts if you're not connected to wifi. What it does do is add the ability make and receive calls and texts over wifi which is great if you spend a lot of time in places where cell reception is bad but you have a wifi connection. Also, it is completely free.

T-Mobile reception at my house sucks so I rely heavily on Wifi Calling. I've held off upgrading past 4.1.2 just to keep Wifi Calling functional and I guess I'll have to wait a bit longer.

Razieltov says:

That is exactly what I'm talking about. I don't have to worry about have wifi calling on my phone because I actually have service. And still republic wireless is way cheaper and also offers wifi calling. My point is I can I use any phone I want with any ROM and not worry about have to have wifi calling because my carrier doesn't have service.

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Mariner17 says:

When you travel abroad wifi calling is wonderful because you can call anyone for free on wifi. No long distance or roaming charges. I was able to call my wife in the middle of the ocean on a ship I was working on while everyone else had to pay for the satellite phone. So it definitely has its advantages. My two cents...

nyc_rock says:

Can you flash this using a custom recovery?

Could this work with the Google Play Edition One? I'm curious to experience Sense.

benhmadison says:

I know you can flash Sense based roms on the GE One. You would have to have S-Off to flash the firmware but as long as you are rooted with custom recovery you can flash a Sense 5 based rom. Android Revolution is a good one to try out.

AeeVa153 says:

How’s the update? Has anyone updated yet?