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HTC One update to Android 4.3 now available

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HTC One owners are in for a treat today, as the device is receiving Android 4.3 directly from its shipping version of 4.1.2.

Rogers, Bell, TELUS, and Virgin Mobile users are getting notifications of the new software, jumping to build 3.22.631.1 with a 573.96MB file. On top of the low-level improvements that come with Android 4.3, including lockscreen widgets, quick settings in the notification bar, Bluetooth 4.0 LE support, OpenGL 3.0 ES support and more, HTC has endowed the One with significant camera improvements and the overall OS with a speed boost. There’s also new content for BlinkFeed and some improvements to the Sense 5 launcher.

We’ve been playing with Android 4.3 for a while on the HTC One and have found it significantly more stable and zippier through menus, apps and games. One significant addition, too, is the ability to map the home button long-press as a menu button, doing away with the reviled virtual menu button. Also included are new camera themes for those awesome 30-second clips. Expect improved battery life, too, with an auto-brightness algorithm that errs on the more conservative side.

If you haven’t received your update notification yet, head to Settings/About/Software Update and keep checking. It’s a big one, and the first non-Nexus update to Android 4.3 to hit Canadians, so let us know how you fare.

(Thanks to everyone who sent this in!)

  • OMFCody

    Props to HTC and everyone else who made this speedy update happen!

  • Eluder

    Currently updating my Rogers HTC One to 4.3! Yay!

  • Kamalesh

    Upgraded @ 9:33 am
    Yay, Bell One

  • kareshi

    just updated it on TELUS. build is 3.22.661.1

    • IJustGotaTan

      On Bell it’s showing as 3.23.666.1 as the one being downloaded. I’ll see what it says once it’s done.

  • Francois Roy

    Screenshots in french FTW

    Nicely done HTC

    • silver_arrow

      More like the persons system language was in French…

  • southerndinner

    Enjoy the one and only update you’ll get for this phone!

    • Vince Berezowski

      lol, htc gets it out first and you still complain

    • Dan

      Enjoy your 4.1/4.2 and the update you are STILL waiting for!

    • radiotrib

      Troll

    • Sean Walton

      butt hurt troll boy. HAHA

    • David Blackwell

      Stop hating I know your
      a gal
      act4 owner
      !
      !

  • Samuel

    Even my galaxy nexus doesn’t have it yet -.-

    • Mayoo

      I have it. Just install YAKJU and you’ll get updates without waiting for Samsung’s approval.

  • ricklowes

    I’d be interested to know if the fonts are getting any better – I find the OS fonts on the model I’ve seen in store to be too small and not very readable…of course not haven’t spent a lot of time with the phone, I can’t say how that hold up during real use, but I prefer Samsung’s font choices way more (but prefer the HTC hardware and Sense overall)

    • Henry

      FYI you can change font size on just about any Android phone. HTC One even has pinch to zoom in the text app and well as system font settings.

    • ricklowes

      Tried increasing the size in store and then everything was just too big.I guess the size is one thing, but the style is another – it’s like their using Arial Narrow or something – just don’t like it – wish I could change the actual font style, not necessarily size (probably a hack out there for that somewhere)

    • David Blackwell

      You can adjust the fonts easily

  • Ed Elliott

    yeah we got it before the u.s! woooo

    • David Blackwell

      I know I’m in US & still waiting

  • Threecube

    Just thought I would post on my Galaxy S3 with version 4.1.2

    • Henry

      Well done sir.

    • Noah Roesler

      Yeah i’m waiting too…

    • Tony Sarju

      It’s coming in November, barring any additional delays anyway.

  • Calvin Lee™

    Any idea when wind mobile HTC One might get the update?

    • Miles Harbord

      They do not appear to know, I just made a similar post, but put in the quote they gave me… they say that ‘it’s not available yet’… clearly the left hand needs to meet the right hand before we’ll hear anything on this.

  • Calvin Lee™

    Any idea on 4.3 coming to wind mobile One’s?

  • E

    This is the most wonderfull time of the year (8)

  • Patrick Lacelle

    I would like my HTC One X updated!

  • DratBrat

    WTF is up with HTC and the One X?

    • Francois Roy

      No 4.3 for the One X; 4.2 + Sense 5 is the end of the line.

  • Miguel A

    hopefully this is a sign of better things to come from htc in terms of S/W updates. then again they did skip the 4.2 update which made churning out 4.3 faster. now the s4 is on 4.2…maybe samsung will wait till 4.4 comes out? here’s hoping

    • Francois Roy

      Well, in fact, Samsung is about to upgrade the entire S3/S4 fleet to 4.3 to make ‘em compatible with the gear while HTC has only commited to 4.2 for the One X and completely abandonned the One S and V..

    • zms-235@hotmail.com

      Actually, the Z520e/Z520m versions of the One S will most likely get an update, the Z560e will not.

      The president of HTC US said that on his Twitter.

  • apowerranger

    580.2mb for me on Bell. Definitely appreciate the update.

  • vn33

    Almost wish I currently own an HTC One !! :)

  • Elaine Leung

    I have a unlocked HTC one from T-mobile… Does that mean I have to wait till T-mobile releases the update ? =(

    • Eluder

      Yup, that’s exactly what you need to do.

  • talarico

    I wasn’t expecting this update ’til mid-late October.
    This was indeed a pleasant surprise. Just made this dreary, miserable Monday a whole lot better.
    Cheers.

  • SupaDawg

    Well this is unfortunate. My One isn’t seeing the update. Likely as a result of root. Now I need to make the tough decision whether to go back to stock or install a third party 4.3 Rom.

  • blueadept1

    First attempt failed with a boot loop at 25% installed, dropped out of the loop after 5 attempts, and then I retried and it installed fine. Not liking the NFC icon not how they implemented battery %.

    • blueadept1

      But liking the fast turnaround! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • Vic Locken

    I downloaded and installed the 4.3 update on my Galaxy S3(international version). It said the installation was successful but my S3 still shows Android version 4.1.2

  • Miles Harbord

    Wind Mobile is not pushing this update. I asked them today when the update would be provided and received the following Quote in response: “At this time we do not have a release date for the latest update. Once the update is available it will be
    sent to qualifying devices.”
    Can anyone shed any light on this, does the carrier need to make any changes to the
    update, or do they simply roll it out? I am surprised, I would have
    expected the update could simply be rolled out, any carrier specific
    info would simply be gleaned from the SIM card, no?

    • SupaDawg

      Carrier does have to make changes. They need to test the build on their network before roll-out, and also need to insert their own bloatware.

      You could always unlock and install a custom firmware, but getting back to stock is a major pain on these devices.

    • Miles Harbord

      Wind has no bloatware so it’s not that… I buy testing it on their network though… still I would think the Release management cycle on this would be dead simple. Not a huge deal to test it. Here’s my theory, HTC could give wind (and all the other partner carriers that are using this phone) the test scripts they were running. Wind executes the tests and tracks any variances. The fact that all the other carriers have given it a green light says to me it’s likely no variances will be found, but fair enough, do the tests… how long can this take? I’ve run test plans before, this isn’t rocket science…

    • SupaDawg

      Also, I believe that the wind version contains a different radio (for AWS), so the variant would differ from those tested by robelus. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the wind 4.3 around the same time as, or after, the T-Mo one.

    • Miles Harbord

      The hardware is the same between Wind/T-Mobile/Rogers/Bell/TELUS, I would have expected the firmware build to be the same, or it’d be a pain in the arse to send out the multiple builds from HTC… but maybe you’re right, maybe HTC took so long doing this because they split the firmware build… effing dumb, but I suppose anything is possible.

    • SupaDawg

      As far as I’ve seen over at xda, there is some questions as to whether the hardware is exactly the same. I know there was a group working on applying modified LTE radios on the AWS devices, but not sure how far that went.

      Regardless, out of the box at least, the LTE devices don’t work on T-Mo or Wind. Whether that is a hardware difference or something HTC intentionally did in software i’m not sure, but there is a distinct difference between the two devices.

    • Miles Harbord

      Yeah, there’s a single device, this entire idea that there are two flavors has to be some idgits idea of putting out disinformation. I’ve read similar things about pure Nexus devices on there as well. It’s a single device, the carriers lock the devices when they sell them which is why you can’t simply travel them from carrier to carrier. Having said that if you either purchase the pure Google version, or load a custom rom you can run them unlocked and on any carrier. What I will buy is that both these carriers require a slight change in build because they’re on the same frequency… But fixing that shouldn’t be rocket science, that’s what I’m trying to work out.

    • Miles Harbord

      Back to my original point, Wind has advised that they have not been given an update from HTC, that’s why they aren’t rolling it out. HTC is only updating tier A providers in Canada at this time.

    • Miles Harbord

      So the word is that T-Mobile is putting their update out mid October, Assuming that this is the same update that Wind will put out we should be getting something *around* then… Wind will not comment at all on when it’ll happen… it’s ready when it’s ready sort of thing… I love their price, their service is reasonable for the price… their product team really needs to figure out how to communicate to the public.

    • Kyle Rioux

      It’s up now on Wind

    • Miles Harbord

      Kyle, you are a GOLDEN GOD!!!! Thanks for the update. :)

    • Kyle Rioux

      Mine is unlocked. Not sure If that’s making a difference. Worth mentioningthough.

    • Miles Harbord

      no, it was available the second you said it was, Kyle. That’s why I was saying thank you. :)

  • stiiillgottit

    BUT WHERES THE UPDATE TO 4.3 FOR THE GALAXY NEXUS ON TELUS?

    • stiiillgottit

      well if anybody knows how i could do this please let me know, thanks.

    • Miles Harbord

      Galaxy is Samsung, Samsung isn’t happening yet.

    • rgl168

      I have 4.3 on my Galaxy Nexus, but I got mine directly from Google Play. Yakjuux people may still have to wait.

      You can flash your ROM to Yakju and subsequently get updates directly from Google instead of waiting for Samsung.

  • 01011001001

    This is a surprise, can’t wait to get home and update mine on Rogers.

  • Jas Kamoh

    Have gotten “Error Report” message 4 times. Anyone else?

  • LexJ

    Still getting the pink/blue camera issue.

  • armando

    can’t update it say corrupted

  • Wei

    I know that a watched pot never boils and all, but this is the slowest download ever, and I’m on high-speed cable connection (via WiFi). Just eyeballing it, I think it’s going at 1 MB every 5 seconds…

  • 360Mafia

    HTC one would not update for some reason. It downloads it, tries to update, fails, and says it failed to update.

    • OMFCody

      If your bootloader is unlocked it will prevent you from updating. You first have to relock your bootloader before you can donload the official update.

    • 360Mafia

      No no, this is an absolutely stock One, same way it was as I got it.

      I was able to update it finally after freeing up more than 2 gigs of free space, restarting the phone, redownloading the update twice.

      I don’t know what did it but it was a giant pain still.

  • Phil the Trainer

    There’s now an issue with the night time mode camera since updating. It’s not focusing and the low light is nonexistent. It has ended up looking like a bad acid trip.

  • OMFCody

    Anyone else not liking the new vibration for incoming texts?

  • Elan Ilizarov

    Do i have to back anything up? will the update erase anything of mine?

  • Gary Evans

    Android = CRAP!!!

  • DIETandLIFT

    Does anyone know what that new icon on the top bar is? it’s sort of like an N shape.

    • John

      Yes…it’s an N. That icon is for the NFC function (Near field communication). You can disable it under Settings/Wireless & Networks/More.

      Cheers,

  • Kyle McIsaac

    Bell HTC One update is slightly bigger at 580.02MB with version number 3.23.666.1.

  • Miles Harbord

    OK, did some more homework on this. Wind Mobile has advised me that HTC has not yet provided the update to them, this is not Wind holding it back this is HTC not providing it to the carrier.

  • DarDar Tawillicker

    Have the upgrade! love the new settings quick access.
    Anyone else having issues with HTC Sync Manager?

    • talarico

      YES YES…I’m having major issues with sync manager now that I’ve updated.
      It’s horrible.
      Have you figured out a fix yet? I haven’t just yet. :(
      It’s frustrating.

  • stef

    quick update but you cant even change the battery on this phone.. if your mic doesn’t work you cant even open to clean it. still crap htc good luck anyways

  • Brandon Lyons

    It’s definitely alot faster! And I really like the Quick toggles in the notifications shade.. Another thing i’m really enjoying is the battery life indicator! Haven’t really had time to test out the Camera improvements though

  • Ferg

    After sending my phone back for repair because of the crappy camera Telus gave me a new model yesterday. Turned it on and low and behold it has the same problem. Updated to 4.3 and it actually has fixed the problem. Really, really, surprised by that.

  • Donovan Jenkins

    Got it! Yay! Circle Launcher now works so much better without the menu soft button!!!

  • Mandi Blackmore

    The new update looks ugly. Everything looks so plain. Yes it might b faster and have new stuff but needs 2 look good 2. I like the way my phone used 2 look better…just saying.

  • Omer

    HTC update for wind now available

  • Kyle Rioux

    The update is live on Wind Mobile now. Just got it

  • sonpt

    When available update in Viet nam?

  • PapaWolf

    I’ve a question, but first, I own an HTC One unlocked, never locked to a carrier (bought it from ATGSM in NYC). I am using it on the Koodo service on a monthly plan. It’s currently running Android 4.2.2. I’d like to get the 4.3 update however Koodo doesn’t sell the HTC one model. If I purchased a prepaid plan on say TELUS, Rogers or Bell, do you think I’d be able to get the update? They’ve got the One.
    Much thanks.

  • mike

    currently running tmobile unlocked on wind If I upgrade to tmobile 4.3 does the upgrade relock sim

  • Majeed

    I got the update 3.23 today and I realized that the buttery life lives less than 9 hours. Before the update came the buttery life used to live more than 12 hours. Really, WTF? It reminds me of the shitty nexus which I used to use. Come one this is HTC one and we need a very long buttry life over 15 hours .. Please though ..

  • Crystal

    I am STILL waiting for the update for my One X through Rogers!!

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