HTC One X

Technical Approval received; OTA to roll out from Jan. 29

The HTC One X is at the top of many people's minds recently as HTC announced it will not update the device past Android 4.2. Well the day has come now for AT&T's variant of the phone to make that take its last major platform version jump. The update, which will also bring along the improvements of Sense 5 to the device, has passed Technical Approval with the carrier and is expected to roll out starting Wednesday, January 29th.

This interestingly comes just slightly over a week after its successor, the HTC One X+, started receiving the same exact update on AT&T. Regardless of timing, it's good to see these devices finally get off of Androi 4.1 — even if that comes with the sour taste of knowing it will be the last update the phone will ever receive.

 

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HTC One X on AT&T to receive Android 4.2.2 OTA this week

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Well my Evo 4G LTE is still running 4.1.1 and Sense 4+. I'd love to be on Sense 5 before I trade this low memory brick for something new. My next phone will definitely have 3+ Memory

2GB really is plenty, so long as you're not running TouchWiz or Sense. Sense is unusable on an S4 with 1GB of RAM.

My Moto X, on the other hand, is just fine with 2GB. Don't go overboard just because HTC doesn't know how to manage memory.

Sense is going to have issues running on Samsung no matter what. Sense is built for HTC.

And no, Sense and tw run fine on 2gb

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=) Your brother sounds like a "glass half full" kind of guy.

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Well, an update is better than no update, I suppose.

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Really, the only HTC smartphone that ever appealed to me was the Touch Pro 2, highly regarded as THE best qwerty smartphone, just wish there was an Android version of that.

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I had a ReZound.

Much like the DNA, great phone that got ignored to death. Battery was HORRIBLE, but the rest was very solid.

It took forever for it to get an update, and it only got 1. They threw another out there to make it a world phone, something like 10 months after they announced it.

GB to ICS to EOL.

Yeah, to be honest, there hasn't been a single HTC handset that I felt like I absolutely had to have. The One X was probably the ONLY HTC device that I somewhat wanted. Not that I have any kind of gripe with HTC, their devices just don't really appeal to me.

Yeah they never hit me with a 'must have' but those speakers on the One are a great feature and I could see it appealing as a must have for some.

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That's a great question... I really wish I had an answer for you, brother.

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First for me is a good/great camera. I do not expect dlsr quality but above average.

Next I have to have an spen now.

Finally, screen is important.

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Lucky you. Had any actually appealed to you you may have had the misfortune of actually spending your money on one.

Damn, lol. That's a tough way to put it.

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What like my rezound, thunderbolt, Eris, charge, fascinate, note3, sgs3 (twice)?

Yeah I have spent some money on phones

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I thought you said on other posts you didn't care about updates? That people should be happy with the phone the way it is day 1.

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And you should be without a doubt but that doesnt mean you cannot be a bit pissed about getting abandoned prematurely

Spent good money on my RAZR maxx HD and will never go beyond 4.1,, but I am happy with it, and that is all that matters

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It's going to 4.4. Motorola confirmed it was one of the offer droid models that was getting it.

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Eh. I already rooted over a year ago and am happily running KitKat. Sense 5 is pretty fantastic though, so at least the final update is a good one.

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But see, running KitKat and Sense at the same time would be ideal. I'm running ViperXL 4.2 so I've had Sense 5 for a while.

I've had one since day -2, and it's still going strong. Now that AT&T is 24 months, this will be a nice update as I wait a little over three months for my upgrade. Assuming it doesn't break everything.

Well Sense 5 has been out on other One X(L) variants for quite sometime now... so they should have all the kinks worked out in the update... I assume it took so long because they wanted to skip 4.2.2 and go to 4.3 but when nVidia wouldn't support the One X+ past 4.2.2 they didn't really want to update the One X(L)farther than they updated the One X+... My friend has a custom 4.2.2/Sense 5 rom on his AT&T One X and it seems to be working right for him so you should be in good shape with the official update

So is the sgs3 and that is on 4.3 and going to 4.4

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Well if you don't know, Xperia S which was launched around the same time as HTC One X was killed on 4.1. I understand that it could not updated after 4.1 because Qualcomm dropped support for the chipset but they did a horrible job even with 4.1 update. It was released nearly 8 months after the announcement (delayed by 4 months) and the first update was full of bugs. Glad I jumped ship to Nexus 4 as soon as I could.

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Well if you don't know, Xperia S which was launched around the same time as HTC One X was killed on 4.1. I understand that it could not updated after 4.1 because Qualcomm dropped support for the chipset but they did a horrible job even with 4.1 update. It was released nearly 8 months after the announcement (delayed by 4 months) and the first update was full of bugs. Glad I jumped ship to Nexus 4 as soon as I could.

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Galaxy S3 already has 4.3 and will likely get Kit Kat at some point. HTC has already said the One X is being EOLed with 4.2.2!

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It's funny how HTC seems to be the only OEM that numbers their skin version. That right their should be reason enough not to buy from them. They take the time to give the One X the latest version of Sense but can't be bothered to give it the latest version of Android. The problem with HTC is they have a nasty habit of giving the customer what they want and by "they" I mean HTC.

The phone got 2 software updates in two years. That's why I bought a Galaxy S III. 4.0.3->4.0.4->4.1.1->4.1.2->4.3. and rumor has it we're getting KitKat too.

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That's why I bought a GS4 instead of the Htc one (2013) Sammy knows how to make and update phones.

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Posting this from my at&t one x. Nice to see that it's getting an update. However, I've gone to the way of rooting, boot loader unlocking, s-off and custom Rom. I ran sense 5 viper xl for some time but then switching to stable CyanogenMod 10.2

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Same happened to me. Not sure what's up --- a pre-update maybe? Not at 4.2.2 that's for sure! Only thing I know is to wait - can't even check for an update for 24 hours. Grr.

Read this:

Turn off automatic date and time then set the day to tomorrow, then check again for updates.

Am doing it now, will let you know.

Is it ok to update the phone directly by using bigger update (573mb) or 16mb pre update is really required. What if I tried to update the phone by RUU (manually, from HTC support page) without 16mb pre update.