HTC One

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

 

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HTC One Dev. Edition 4.3 ROM posted

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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.

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?
Thanks

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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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.

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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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...

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.