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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RaiderWill says:

Wow.. Behind the times.

Amir47 says:

Say that to my G2 running 4.2.2. Or the optimus g and g pro running 4.1

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CMercs says:

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

Saneless says:

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.

NoNexus says:

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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swagsaunders says:

He was referring to the processor.

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swagsaunders says:

He was referring to the processor.

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lucas710 says:

Wow! My brother is gonna be so happy!!!

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MERCDROID says:

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

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MERCDROID says:

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

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NoNexus says:

I don't know, I have been on the losing end of a premature HTC EOL update...

Really sucks

MERCDROID says:

Yikes...

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Jay Holm says:

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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NoNexus says:

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.

MERCDROID says:

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.

NoNexus says:

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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jimbo says:

Yeah, so what handset hits each of you, M&N, with that 'must have' feeling?

MERCDROID says:

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

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NoNexus says:

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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calvin35 says:

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

MERCDROID says:

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

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NoNexus says:

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

Yeah I have spent some money on phones

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rampage1979 says:

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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NoNexus says:

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

LeroyRJR says:

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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TheMimic12 says:

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

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MangoPowah says:

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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anubis2kx says:

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.

Google10 says:

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.

steezee says:

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

HTC sucks at updates.Even Sony is better seeing as its xperia sp which is a year old got 4.3

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rampage1979 says:

What's your point the one x is Damn near 2 years old.

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Yup but I still think Sony is much better than HTC at updates

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lucas710 says:

But Sony can't make a good display.

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NoNexus says:

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

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aniket96 says:

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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aniket96 says:

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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Wahinya Njau says:

Woah HTC! *Looks at Galaxy S3* Your move Samsung...

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bleached says:

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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Saneless says:

Which is a really shite move on HTC's part. Things like Google + photos really shines with 4.3+

Ry says:

Try to keep up, HTC.

MERCDROID says:

This.

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calvin35 says:

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.

jakeuten says:

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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lucas710 says:

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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TKL74 says:

I am glad I still have my One X. Can't wait!

Jabid21 says:

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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kevp913 says:

Just took the update. It was only 16.0 MB and I'm still on 4.1.1 with Sense 4+.

zenshadow says:

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.

just tried to update and got the same teaser u guys did. and nothing has changed in software either. it must be a pre-sample?

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.