KitKat update for HTC One pulled in the UK following 'difficulties'
Android 4.4 OTAs no longer rolling out
While HTC America managed a speedy rollout for Android 4.4 on the HTC One, things haven't gone quite so smoothly in the UK. The country wasn't included in the first raft of European territories to get KitKat in late January. And now, a week after the company tweeted news of KitKat's arrival in Blighty, there's official news of the update being withdrawn due to "difficulties."
An HTC statement given to Android Central reads —
There's no info on exactly what kind of issues have been discovered with the firmware, but HTC's UK updates status page (opens in new tab) once again lists all carrier variants as being in the "integration" stage. If you've already updated your UK HTC One to Android 4.4, hit the comments and let us know how you're getting on.
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Just google HTC Kitkat battery drain, you'll find post after post. Whatever they did, they gave us more features and better performance but I'm not sure its worth it if it kills my battery in half the time.
And also the camera has sometimes difficulty locking focus. In the stock camera app and also snapchat app. This started all after 4.4.2.
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In the Recovery screen, (to get there) with the device powered off press and hold the Volume Down then briefly press the Power button, you will see the android logo and wait until you see a menu > Navigate to “Recovery” using volume buttons > then press power to select > wait until you see an icon of a phone with an exclamation mark and a triangle, as soon as you see it, press and hold volume up then press the power button > Navigate to “Wipe Cache” > Navigate to “Reboot Phone”
http://youtu.be/m4t5BQbuZes Hope HTC fixes it soon.
2. Official HTC Charger, and I keep getting the "Slow charge" notification in my notification bar. Other issues I'm experiencing:
1. Plug the wall charger in, and I get an HTC SYNC notification. I've not connected it to my pc/laptop, so why is this coming up at all!?!?
2. Call switching to speakerphone when I least expect/want it. Other than these issues, the phone/update is great still. Oh, and before anyone suggests it I have performed a hard reset of my phone, which hasn't resolved the issues.
Previously could you adjust the ringer volume when locked? You can now and I often find the ringtone has set itself to silent when in my pocket.
Vodafone started to blame Manufactures as this has been rolled out in Europe but there's is don different
theres uses Vodafones Message+ app and can be Disabled in the Applications manager
the UK ones doe not have this
This uses the RCS to send messages this also is causing battery drain issues
there is a 25+ page of complaints on Vodafones own Forum