Sense 5.5

Latest version of Android and Sense for HTC's international flagship

Not long after Sense 5.5 made its debut on the HTC One Max, the latest version of HTC's software is rolling out over the air to HTC Ones in parts of Europe. We've confirmed on our own device that the update is pushing out to unlocked Nordic handsets; HTC ROM-maker @LlabTooFeR tells us it's hitting Russia and Eastern Europe too. The update weighs in at a hefty 675MB and updates the HTC One to firmware version 3.62.401.1, based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and Sense 5.5.

As always, the update will likely take a few weeks to become available in all parts of Europe. HTC UK recently gave a three-to-five week estimate for bringing the Android 4.3 update to British HTC One handsets, so some users will be in for a longer wait than others.

The OTA upgrades international HTC Ones, previously on Android 4.2, up to the latest version of Jelly Bean, along with HTC's latest smartphone software. Sense 5.5 brings new features to BlinkFeed, including Google+, RSS and search support — and yes, the option to turn it off entirely. There's also a redesigned Gallery app with new video highlight templates and options.

All in all, this latest OTA puts international devices on par with the One Max, and slightly ahead of the U.S. and Canadian models, which have been getting Android 4.3 with Sense 5.0 in recent weeks. Check past the break for the official changelog and a handful of screenshots, and let us know in the comments if you're updating this morning.

Thanks, @LlabTooFeR!

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HTC One 3.62.401.1 Changelog

System improvements

  • Android 4.3 and HTC Sense 5.5 update

Video Highlights improvements

  • Updated interface
  • Add soundtracks to videos

BlinkFeed improvements

  • Access recommended news from your social network
  • Additional global news sources
  • Save articles to read later or offline
  • Create custom feeds from news media, Twitter and YouTube

Music improvements

  • Updated interface
  • Embedded music channel with new scenes

Sense TV improvements

  • Updated interface
  • Add My Picks Page to improve program management
 
There are 79 comments

Arcbako says:

I'm downloading it right now

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walie-duski says:

Where are you?

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Arcbako says:

Nigeria but with Nordic cid

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Cezar Piroi says:

i am updating now in london UK it went up to half way and it is stuck there since 2 hours ago. is this normal? if anyone knows how it goes, please send a reply. I am tempted to switch it off.

And it might take few months to reach India, and few more weeks further to come to individual handsets....maybe January next year.

Mike Watling says:

Hoping to get this soon in the UK

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afgzee says:

Delayed in the UK until end of November or even into December, according to HTC

BB_Bmore says:

Llabtoofer is my hero :-D

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dr.who says:

Looks good.
Except no mention of camera fix!

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NoNexus says:

No fixing that

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frettfreak says:

tmobile has a fix for that. Its called Jump! ;) Really though, it is kinda BS that they havent fixed that. Should not have been released like this. Makes pics look very instagramy which i HATE

jlievre says:

How do we install the OTA update link given by LLabTooFeR ? Does is just force the OTA update? Or does it install the update? Thanks

DJ_IMC says:

Got it in Bulgaria. Downloading now.

kiroff87 says:

How do you get sense 5.5? Cuz I have 4.3 JB with sense 5.0

AlexGhiurau says:

Ok, well i updated to 4.3 and now it seems i cant change my lockscreen wallpaper. It will always be the wall i chose for the home screen. How is this possible? A big thumbs down on this one.

verpeiler089 says:

Have you really checked everything? Settings > personalize > lockscreen style background picture and then tap on settings

AlexGhiurau says:

Yes i did. It is gone

BellyJean says:

They removed the ability to change lockscreen styles in Sense 5.5 .. They made widgets on the lockscreen more of a focus and took away any options to change the style.

Cubfan says:

Yes, this is what bugs me the most.

BoB16731 says:

It was removed deal with it

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frettfreak says:

kinda crazy they removed it but really.... you have to look at teh same wallpaper as your home screen now. Its not that bad.

Karin Curran says:

It's not the end of the world but it's annoying if you've gone to the trouble of using a different launcher and icon pack to avoid using the stock icons. And because it doesn't work to tick "bypass lockscreen." Can't say this update has done anything good for me that I can tell.

Zain Shah says:

Nothing here yet..:( uk version HTC

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verpeiler089 says:

No update in germany :-(

spock123 says:

Just updated (Denmark)

I love you, HTC

payaxy says:

Got it as well today, Vodafone, Czech Republic. So far, looks pretty nice :)

olues says:

If only this had a good camera tho...

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AlexGhiurau says:

The update doesnt include any camera improvements.

rampage1979 says:

It has a good camera.

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Kayone73 says:

The HTC One camera is already pretty good, what don't you like about it?

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frettfreak says:

ONLY complaint i could think of would be the purple / blue haze in low light. Ither than that the camera is fantastic

olues says:

The One's pictures look weird on larger screens that's the problem. You can't really work with it's pixels.

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MrXiqbal says:

Just updated to 4.3 in UK, and I keep getting 'HTC sense input error", and HTC keyboard isnt working no more! Thanks a lot, HTC!

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Phil Hendy says:

What network are you on ? Also was your phone SIM unlocked ?

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Arturjc says:

How do we install the OTA update link given by LLabTooFeR ?

Matissj says:

Downloading now in Latvia!

Matissj says:

Camera is still purple.

riche-rich says:

Camera still purple ! Surely they can fix this with software ota ? Dropped my one down the toilet last week and bought a new one SIM-free with this dreaded purple hue that I didn't have before ! Also anyone ever compared any HTC ones ? This new one finished in a matt rough aluminum finish almost, compared to my old one which was almost shiney and completely smooth ! Also the new device doesn't heat up as much as the old one when being used !! Anyone know why ??

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Romania has it!

Fayzan says:

When i will get it in Asia...

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mikepahl318 says:

In 12 hours and 6 minutes.

Kayone73 says:

The updates in Sense 5.5 are for the most part pretty welcome changes, further improving functionality closer to that of stock android OS

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olues says:

Yes! HTC sense is the best android launcher. Hope they improve its specs in the next flagship.

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BellyJean says:

Lol, the way HTC are going there won't be a next flagship.

frettfreak says:

WOW.. HTC has FINALLY figured out how to update phones fast! They are by far the best OEM IMO... now if they can just keep from going bankrupt.

Sean473 says:

Yeah I'm shocked at how they've been rolling out the updates recently! Making Samsung look like shit and don't even mention Sony! Still no 4.3 for the Z1!

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Amir47 says:

Moto X and LG G2 as well

mikepahl318 says:

Say that to Thunderbolt owners. LOL

Jidd says:

Already installed it here in Sweden.
Finally separated volume for messages and ringtone :-D

*edit* had a word with HTC about the purple discoloration on pics especially night shots, first I got some weird reply about restarting phone...
Then I pointed HTC support in the direction of the XDA-developers thread about it and it didn't take long before I was asked to take it back to the store and they would replace it :-D

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Amir47 says:

seeing 5.5 ported on XDA ROMs all the time

Juan Grajeda says:

I got the 4.3 update but it didn't update sense to 5.5. I'm still on sense 5.0. Has this happened to anyone else?

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Saif Ronaldo says:

Me 2 :(

lofth says:

Just updated. 4.3 + 5.5.

I have a question. Now that Android 4.3 has the new built in security I am wondering whether or not this will conflict with any 3rd party antivirus installed?

Wullie32 says:

I'm really annoyed about them removing the old Video Highlights themes. Why would they do that having made such improvements to the rest of the feature with the new menus, options etc? Is this an oversight that might be corrected in an update? Can't see any logic behind removing that functionality that we're all used to, and Highlights is still my favourite feature.

godofpathos says:

I got prompted to update to Android 4.3 the other day, but I'm still running Sense 5.0 so I cannot turn off blinkfeed. What a crock!!

My carrier is T-mobile. What gives??

Juan Grajeda says:

That happened to me too. I updated to 4.3 but I'm still running sense 5.0

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patrixl says:

I can forgive not having followed all the news, so here goes:

USA/Canada HTC Ones skipped Android 4.2 and were given a faster 4.3 update, albeit with Sense 5.0. Meanwhile, HTC said that the European models would get 4.2.2 (they got it what, in September or August?) and later would get 4.3 with Sense 5.5. Then later on the North American models would get an update to Sense 5.5.

So basically you guys in North America skipped 4.2, got 4.3 faster, and have to wait a little bit more to get Sense 5.5.

Darthmayhem says:

Does anyone like the sense ui?

Mrshades says:

I often try other 3rd party launchers, and I always come back to Sense. They finally got it right with 5 and 5.5. It's not completely bloated and the widgets are nice.

What about UK unbranded HTC ones with cid HTC_001?

spock123 says:

You're one day late (see my comment further up) , hehe

miguelsantos says:

I have updated yesterday in Finland. Bang! Everything went smoothly...
Got the 25GB extra for Google drive!
Sense 5.5 is much better and phone seems slightly more responsive, even-thought it was already butter smooth.
Kudos for HTC!!! That's what we expect, up to the date OS and features!
Important to mentioned, that also "trimmed some corners"...

Romania got the update as well!!! But something strange happend: I bought my phone from Orange and got it unlocked with the code and then switched to Vodafone, but when the update hit me it re installed all the bloadware from the Orange operator. Anyone with and idea?

patrixl says:

Your HTC One's model is from Orange, therefore when it checks with the HTC servers for updates it identifies itself as an Orange-branded HTC One. That stuff is hardcoded in deep in the ROM of the system, and although it's possible to change it, it's not a process to perform lightly. XDA forums have all the instructions for that.

If you want an analogy, a NON CAR Analogy woohoo! Let's say you're Romanian, and decide to move to London. You are living in the UK, but your passport still says you're Romanian. You don't become British just because you moved to London.

Thank you for the reply, I was thinking of it , but thought that once you enter the unlocked code it will become international version or something. But if you say that it's so deep coded then only root or change the kernel or the entire rom.

The analogy is very good giving the press romanians have right now in Britain :).

patrixl says:

you're welcome! I'm fact it goes deeper than rom or kernel, it's deep in the boot loader or base firmware of the phone. in actual bricking territory lol.

haven't been keeping up with UK news, gonna have to see what they say about Romanians...

efendi01 says:

I have updated One yesterday to 4.3/5.5 (T-Mobile Czech, stock ROM) and now I cannot get rid of lockscreen at all - everything set well AFAIK (security-screen lock-none, reboots, SENSE/Nova). Anybody here with the same problem??

On the side note, Navigation app somehow disappeared from apps (read somewhere it is part of Maps now), but I can still launch it from Sense Home screen (the icon was there before upgrade and works normally), but it is missing from apps and Nova cannot find it too - any ideas?

Thanks

Paradon16 says:

Brilliante After reading some coments above from some users this New update is not fixing the low light camera performance that infected some devices... So then i ask to myself, is this software or hardware problem? After my 8th HTC device through these years i'm done with this brand. I live in Portugal but bought it in the UK and i know UK Android 4.3 OTA is not available yet but why wait more for new update if its trully not fixing the camera problem? So looks like i have to send it back and stay a few weeks with no mobile phone because of this stupid Problem when it could have been resolved by replacing it in time instead of believing HTC's nonsense that a update would fix it... So disapointed with HTC After all these years

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EdiS91 says:

Nothing in albania yet.

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saalnaz says:

Beautiful update... Available in UAE as of today... Thanks HTC for timely updates... Great phone indeed..

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kasperkyd says:

I'm in middle east and finally got it tonight Oh Yaaaa

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LilAshyBoii says:

Which part of Middle East? I still din get it :/

Saif Ronaldo says:

From 4.1.2 to 4.3
From 5 to 5 :( :( y !!?

Just hit UK SIM free HTC__001 woohooo

raymer says:

Downloaded and installed in UK, all good :)

Darren Chia says:

There's an update to the camera, now with flash on in the dark, when u try to focus,the flash lights on for the camera to be able to focus before taking a clear shot whereas previously, the flash won't light on in the dark when u try to focus hence taking blurry photos all the time in the dark with no lights to assist.

Got my phone today & I like the quality of Camera.

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Cezar Piroi says:

i am updating now in london UK it went up to half way and it is stuck there since 2 hours ago. is this normal? if anyone knows how it goes, please send a reply. I am tempted to switch it off.