HTC One

HTCDev framework support files for the latest build also available

Just a few short days after most Nexus devices started making the hop to Android 4.4.2, the HTC One Google Play edition is now pulling up to parity. According to a few different tips we've received as well as posts in our forums, it seems as though Google and HTC have pulled the trigger on the small point release, which is starting to hit devices now.

Additionally, HTCDev has posted the appropriate framework support files (coming in at 468.4MB) for the Android 4.4.2 build, confirming that it is indeed ready to head out to users. Most folks will be inclined to just wait for the OTA file to hit rather than tinker with any of that, naturally, especially considering the small nature of Android 4.4.2.

Seeing the update on your own Google Play edition HTC One? Hop into the forums and let other members know how the update is treating you so far.

Source: HTCDevThanks, Tambe!

 

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HTC One Google Play edition Android 4.4.2 update rolling out

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If Android updates were REALLY a priority to you, you would have been better off with the Developer/unlocked or Google Play edition. Speak with your wallet.

As an owner of several HTC devices i agree with this statement. They are the masters of build quality but probably the worst when it comes to software updates or support in general.

I agree. I switched brands and jumped on the nexus bandwagon purely for this reason. And as it happens here in the UK HTC don't think we're good enough to get our hands on a play edition

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The HTC one on T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T all have 4.3. They all shipped with 4.1, and jumped right to 4.3. The Verizon version was already released way after the others and shipped with 4.2, and Verizon has continued to put off the 4.3 update.

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I feel bad for you! You can manually download officials or custom roms - just search on bing. If you need help, let me know.

Very impressed with HTC rolling out updates so fast since Kitkat came about, good stuff.

Nothing on my GPe yet though

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this is a nothing update to a stock phone.

nothing to be impressed about at all.

at best, you can say it is nice to see them beat sammy to the punch

At least they support their phones for more than a few minutes. How is the 4.3 update for the One X? Isn't that on the same version that the SGS2 is on, 4.1.1?

Knowing HTC's track record, 4.4.2 is the last update that the One will ever see..

No you weren't. Lol.

And I quote, "Knowing HTC 's track record..."

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yes I was. I had several HTC devices that never saw any kind of real support. in terms of upgrades. Even that line speaks to the fact that I was talking about US devices since I have never had an international device.

Meant 4.2.2

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.......since kitkat launched...I take it you glossed over that part, I'm the 1st to say HTC was crap with updates... Them and LG, and Samsung have not improved at all, it takes them to long to bloat the crap out of the ROM 1st

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yeah but they have not updated anything but the GPe and developer editions right? You cannot give them any kind of props when the "normal" editions are on the same schedule as Samsung (LG is way behind if they keep to theirs.

The schedules are close on the dev editions. Too close to matter really.

I am not really arguing with ya, it still does take them too long for retail phones. But we cannot really congratulate HTC on anything of real substance while putting Samsung down (LG and Sony get whatever, and Motorola is on top of the world right now and for the future)

I agree they all take to long regardless, I was just impressed how quick HTC have been on these updates, going purely off the track record they have

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I hear you, in the past it would have been January for the GPe Editions and March for the retail phones.

I just want them to hit the January mark then I will be happy to give them props for a job well done

The developer edition runs sense so it has KitKat and sense and they pushed it out quick the only reason the other versions running sense are waiting is because the carriers have to add more bloat on top so give credit where it's do.

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It doesnt run full on sense if I remember correctly. It is sense lite.

The sense launcher is easy, the camera is mostly an app. Some of the features require more.

This isnt just on the carrier yet

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I own the developer edition and it's as Sense as Sense 5 (5.5 in my case) is on the carrier versions. The One either has Sense or it doesn't. They didn't make a middle ground in between.

The fact that the unlocked and developer editions have it proves that HTC has done their part in pushing the update out. Any further delay is the fault of the carriers.

The only reason Motorola is pushing out these updates so quickly is because they run nearly stock Android. HTC and Samsung (especially Samsung) have to do a ton of debugging to make sure it's compatible. No fault done by HTC.

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Actually Kit Kat is available on unlocked and developer edition which both run Sense 5.5, so they actually did a great job. The delays for the carrier phones are the carriers' fault, not HTC's.

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See my reply above this

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Lite version? If you're talking about the carrier bloat, then yes it's a lighter version. Otherwise the only difference between dev edition and standard version is the unlocked boot loader.

OT: That signature !

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No you can mod the hboot and stuff to "convert" it into a gpe and get the stock ota's

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LoL same as Samsung. S5 will be out for a month before Samsung release 4.4 to the S4 and note 3

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This is an Htc thread and your constantly adding Samsung in your comments? No one was saying anything in the above comments about Samsung but you feel the need to bring them up.

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No what I am bringing in is that this is no great feat.

Samsung happens to be the only one close to the schedule that HTC has, not Sony, not LG, so the natural comparison is samsung

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You are not a student by any chance are u ?! You just seem to bring your crappy plastic master into every comment. Relax boy !

Yeah HTC said 2nd week of December but nah. I know this is not HTC's fault. Its VZW who just jerks everyone around because they can.

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Oh, I thought he was talking about the GPe update and blaming Verizon for no reason. Sorry.

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When they buy Tmo they will have the network for it.

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It's an unlocked gsm model so as you avoid complete mangling by carriers. Sorting dues not use this technology, so if you want OTAs right as they come on Sprint, get the Nexus 5

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Not ready for regular usage, should have been using it from the get go, if it had been ready to use it wouldn't have taken a hack to enable it, it would have been available in the Dev options

Wow January is never? Who knew

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It won't come out on in January. I had a S2 and updates were sooooo far behind. There were updates eventually but at that point those updates were 1 or 2 versions behind.

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Your on Verizon, that is to be expected. The schedules for Sammy and HTC are January

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Yeah I couldn't wait so flashed OTA. I've gone from stock Sense 5/Android 4.3 to Android 4.4.2 on a HTC One GPe via a RUU conversion within the space of a week.

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Aww...all the HTC and Sammy cuties are still fighting over who has the better phone and tiniest wee wee... Can't anyone just be happy for anyone getting an update without it becoming some sort of ridiculous "see...I'm right?" Contest...

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I second that notion, with more politeness. If a subject comes up and is deserving of discussion but is not related to the particular thread you are discussing it on, you should go and make another one for that purpose.

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I don't see anyone is turning this into a passing contest.

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Pissing

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I'm sitting on 4.3 and will not be installing anything newer. I just wish I knew how to remove the 4.4 update-is-ready notification icon.

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Hikd down the notification and go onto app info. Then uncheck show notifications. This will hid ALL Google play services notifications though.

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Why?

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Yeah, I'd like to know why, as well. 4.4, more than likely, will improve the performance of your device.

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1. Thanks for the tip.
2. I've read that the notification icons are white, I prefer blue. I've heard that the dialer behaves differently by somehow by including ads by default, and though there is reportedly a method to change that behavior, I refuse to use apps that have ads. I'm happy to buy an app, but any with ads I uninstall.
Then there's the security change where Google deactivated the permissions options.

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It is my understanding by offering a GPe device, Google provided the latest Android code earlier thus allowing the handset manufacturers to update their mainstream devices that much quicker.

It was surly not to move lots of handsets as I am positive GPe devices are destined for an extremely niche market.

Of course just because an update is ready to roll does not mean that the carriers will approve it quickly.

Dan

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Got the update to 4.4.2 two days ago, now my HTC One is freezing after a few minutes. No matter which app I'm using, it just stops working. Anyone else with the problem? How can I downgrade to the previous version?