HTC Sense update brings "System Enhancements"

The unlocked HTC One is in the midst of getting a small (17.55MB) OTA update this evening, bringing the version number to 1.29.xxxx.17. The device has hit our developer edition HTC One, and is tagged only with the obscure but ever-present "System Enhancement" bullet point in the update prompt.

HTC hasn't posted any change log at this hour, but we know you Android junkies needed to know about any OTA, no matter the time. If you want to grab this one -- rooted users consider any consequences -- grab it through your system settings.

No word on when we'll see anything similar for carrier branded devices, we'll reach out tomorrow when our HTC folks get out of bed.


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Unlocked HTC One getting OTA tonight, still Android 4.1.2


Got this update as well tonight on my 64 GB Dev Edition. Haven't seen any details yet on what exactly this update brings to the phone.

I did a test after the update to see if perhaps this update fixes the bug where if you have the Accessibility Service enabled for an app (like the Pebble smartwatch app or Lightflow) it causes the lockscreen to misbehave (e.g. pressing anywhere on the lockscreen unlocks the phone) but it doesn't. Sigh.

Got the update on my locked, stocked T-Mobile HTC One tonight.

Anybody heard anything about current owners getting a Nexus option once the Google HTC One drops?

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Besides HTC themselves, where can I order a factory unlocked One? (the international/unbranded factory and the not AT&T/T-Mobike variant that has been unlocked)

Not sure what your hesitation is from buying it off of HTC but I had no issues at all. Received the phone in 2 days and didn't have to pay tax.

Hi epps720:

Which color did you buy? I am trying to buy from HTC online but I dont see an option to buy black. Please advise.


Stuff like this upsets me...

I would love to know what they did to MY device...

I did the update and I do not notice a thing

Got a 20MB update on ATT downloaded just now. Not sure if this is to address the button sensitivity issue or the newer smaller said bug fix update.

What software number is your AT&T phone on now? I got the button sensitivity a few weeks back and I'm on 1.26.502.12. This latest update they are talking about updates to

The update was received in Canada in May by Telus, Rogers, and Bell.

The update log on the support site:

The software update provides the following enhancement: An audio driver adds support to newly sourced microphone.

So, this brings the dev and unlocked versions in line with the rest. If you buy a new One and it ships with .17, chances are you have the new mic.


This update does nothing else but supplies new drivers to support the new mics.

Got this last night on my unlocked One on AT&T. Getting an unlocked phone is already paying off.

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Another epic fail from HTC... The device should have shipped with 4.2.2 but instead we get a bunch of meaningless updates proving yet again that even Blackberry is better at getting SW out than HTC...

Good luck!!!