HTC One Android 4.3 update

Custom music for video highlights among changes

HTC has said it intends to update U.S. versions of the HTC One to Android 4.3 by the end of September, and it looks like the company is well on its way towards doing just that. This morning a pre-release version of Android 4.3 plus HTC Sense 5 has been leaked for the international HTC One. The source of the leak, ROM-maker LlabTooFeR, has released the firmware as a custom ROM -- and says he'll release the original, untouched firmware on Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. GMT.

The "Maximus HD 12" ROM is based on the unreleased firmware version 3.09.401.1, and while we're not seeing many significant changes -- it's not finalized yet, after all -- there are a couple worth mentioning. Firstly, it's now possible to use your own music for video highlight reels, and Sense will sync picture changes to the beat of the track. (This is a feature of the HTC One Mini previously absent from the full-sized version.)

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We're also seeing a new Task Manager app in the app drawer, alongside a shortcut to the Data Usage pane. The Wifi Hotspot app drawer shortcut is new, too.

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Additionally, we're noticing slightly smoother animations in this build, along with standard Android 4.3 features like Wifi-based location even when Wifi is turned off.

It's worth remembering that this is a pre-release build, so it's probably going to need some more time in HTC's oven before it's ready to go out over the air. And when it does, there'll probably be some more new stuff alongside the features we've spotted in this leaked build. (Specifically, we're hearing there's some new stuff for BlinkFeed coming in the next major update.)

If you want to download the pre-release ROM and try it out, you can do so -- at your own risk -- at the source link below.

Source: XDA


Reader comments

Pre-release Android 4.3 firmware for HTC One leaks


How about THIS all you troolish HTC basher zealots!

Chou can easily shout, for example, do you hear us now Gecko???!??

Who has the top rated smartphone for 2013?

Who's your Daddy now spanking you???

Shame, lust, desire, shame, agitation, aggravation, shame!

Certainly isn't the Nexus 4 or Galaxy 4 by a long shot.

Still enjoying the superb functionality of my HTC EVO 4G LTE patiently awaiting the next new One (standard size) with a Qualcomm Snapdragon A800.

By the way, our HTC EVO 4G LTE will soon be receiving 4.3 with all the spectacular features of Sense 5.

Not the last enjoyable laugh out loud either!

Come on, bring it, blow hards! Bring it!

Gecko can't hear you unless you live real close
Depends on you you ask, it is a tossup so far with S4 and One, the year isnt over
Your brother, daddy was a little off
Daddys department
So your waiting for next year? The One 2 Punch would be an awesome name for it
Soon? Maybe an announcement might be soon, but I really wouldn't hold my breath.

I hope one of the updates for Blinkfeed is to remove it! ... If not, back to my customised ARHD without Blinkfeed.

Cool :) .. I actually love stock Sense, hence why I chose ARHD as my daily driver, but the one thing I hate is Blinkfeed ... Oh, the number of clocks aswell lol. How many times do we need to see the time and weather HTC?

On a serious note, I am glad to see HTC moving forward with their plans for 4.3. As we all know it is the biggest knock most of us have is the constant abandonment of the phones a year after they are released.

We must quote Mr. Wolfe here though and not get ahead of ourselves. The One is only a few months old. When a year rolls around then we can say things have changed.

yeah... thats what i am saying. However... in 6 months, i will have a new phone anyway with JUMP (which is the only reason i bought this phone cause HTC is HORRIBLE with updates usually). that being said, i am still pretty damn surprised to see an update for ANY HTC phone to 4.3 so soon after it just dropped. I want to be excited and think that maybe this HAS changed for them.. but only time will tell. (LOVE THIS PHONE BTW.... SO MUCH more than any samsung i have owned)

I'm hoping that they've fixed the terrible BT audio performance with certain devices (VW/Audi group handsfree call quality is shockingly bad).

VW/Audi? Change to Ford or Chevy and handsfree call quality automatically jumps up to shockingly "ok".

$100 says the reason the Verizon One came with 4.2.2 is that it will not be updated to 4.3 until November.

HTC, welcome to fragmentation.

More like welcome back! As far as Android manufactures go, HTC is (or at least has been in the past) one of the WORST. they are no stranger to the MYTH of "fragmentation"