HTC One M7 Sense 6.0 update now rolling out

Daniel Bader

May 12, 2014 10:45 am

As expected, HTC Canada has begun rolling out an update for its One M7 device today, bringing Sense 6.0’s improved camera and performance to Android 4.4.2. The build is 5.11.661.8 and costs 668MB.

The company already rolled out the latest version of Android running Sense 5.5 back in January and, once again ahead of schedule, announced last week Sense 6.0 would bring further improvements.

Specifically, a new camera interface offers more intuitive photo-taking and an improved gallery design. Though the M7 lacks the second camera sensor for features like UFocus, there are a number of new editing features in Sense 6.0 along with Image Match to find alike photos quickly.

Sense 6.0 also adds Extreme Power Saving mode for those times where receiving a call or text is more important than playing a game. Other interface improvements include better font rendering and more type options, colour-coded themes that change accent colours throughout the OS, and a Clear All button in recent apps.

Finally, BlinkFeed, HTC’s home page news consolidator, gets a new lease on life with Sense 6.0, offering dozens of new content sources.

Users should receive a notification for the update, but Rogers, Bell and TELUS users can check Settings/About/Software Update for manual triggering.

(Thanks to Artemis and everyone else who sent this in!)

  • Hussein

    got it at 9 am!!!!!!

  • Tired

    Well be doing as soon as I’m near wifi and a charger.

  • Eluder

    HTC is showing it’s users why you should buy their phones. Great software support from a company that makes some of the nicest Android phones out there.

    • Jacob Maynard

      too bad the camera is utter garbage.

    • Eluder

      Luckily it’s the least important thing for me on a smartphone. I never take photos, so everything else is far more important to me. But I understand some folks do care about a decent camera on their phone.

    • Jacob Maynard

      I love my M7 but that pink camera hardware issue that approx 70% of HTC Ones have is a major killer for me.

    • Bhupinder Buttar

      I have the HTC One M7 that my company gave me, can’t use the pink camera issue to get it replaced:-( apart from that my phone is a beast

    • Ephelant

      I’m in the lucky 30% :)
      You could have got them to replace the camera unit free-of-charge within the warranty period.

    • Jacob Maynard

      Really? My phone is still in warranty. Who do I contact to start this process?

    • Ephelant

      Talk to HTC customer service / technical support. Tell them it’s a known hardware issue and it’s their responsibility to replace it. They might try to argue with you, but keep pushing and hope you get a nice rep.

    • David Reynolds

      I called HTC a month ago because I had a mic issue and the pink camera issue. I sent it away to this place in Toronto (forgot the name) and I got it back 4 days later. I was shocked by the quick service. They didn’t give me a new phone but it was repaired with no charge.

    • southerndinner

      Still took months longer than the S4. Their reputation is still *far* from anywhere approaching passable when it comes to software upgrades, even with only a couple phones.

    • Detroit Velvet Smooth

      What are you talking about? Kitkat with Sense 5.5 Came out way before the S4 got Kitkat. This is just Sense 6. Not an Android Update.

  • Ethan Pollock

    Got mine for my Bell M7

  • KiwiBri

    no update yet on Robbers, but hoping there is some improvement in camera focusing speed?? I can hope right? Was very annoyed this weekend as I missed some great shots. I had to put Zoe mode on and take “Zoes” then extract the shots I needed from that.

  • Chris

    nothing here in MB yet

    • MobiDude

      sad pic

  • Soobin Hyun

    Got it on my Wind M7

  • Gohy

    Wow! Canada is getting the update before the rest of the world. Impressive but I’m annoyed that the Unlocked Developers edition update isn’t out yet. How can the Carrier version come out earlier than the Dev edition?!?!

  • Aiken Ong

    Is it only in Canada ?

  • Jordan Brown

    When is it coming out on Rogers????

    • Nahuel

      Nothing here either…

    • Owen T

      Nothing on Rogers on my end either in Edm

    • Jeff

      Rogers – Kelowna. Nothing yet. Manually checked.

    • Jeff

      Updated this morning finally.

    • 2kfire

      Just checked, also on Rogers, nothing yet.

    • Charlie Wu

      Still nothing for Vancouver BC. Called Rogers tech and obviously they dont’ even there there’s such update.. it seems robber only quick and efficient when comes to sending out expensive phone bill and raise monthly price without notices! sucks!

    • Jordan Brown

      Rogers SUCKS!

  • Carlo Enage

    no double tap to wake?? :(

    • Eric

      This sucks, that was the feature I was the most looking forward to. I can live without all the other stuff.

      I hate using the power button to turn on the screen. I’ve tried using those apps that use the proximity sensor but it’s still a hassle.

    • George

      It requires special motion sensors which the M7 doesn’t have.

    • Thomas Gregan

      Check out XDA and bulletproof or elemental X kernel. it supports it :) been using it since the LG G2 had it lol

  • brent

    Downloading now on my Bell HTC One M7 in Winnipeg, MB. Love HTC phones since the HTC Dream. Keep up the updates HTC.Build quality cannot be beat, …except the camera.

    • Nahuel

      Did you got the new unlock features like on the M8? Still no update for me :S

    • Eric

      Not looking too good for that. I’m guessing the knockOn feature isn’t included.

      Hope I’m wrong.

    • Nahuel

      Double Tap to lock, on the lock screen does work ( found it my mistake). LOL

  • talarico

    Come on, Rogers! (Toronto)
    Make with the update already…I’m waiting! Lol

    Kudos to HTC Canada for pushing this update out earlier than expected. Cheers!

  • Bhupinder Buttar

    Got the update on Telus

    • Jordan Brown

      Lucky lol

  • MobiDude

    Rogers isn’t certified yet.

    • Charlie Wu

      OMG!… they are the most expensive in Canada but also the slowest… really should consider switch company when my contract due..

    • MobiDude

      It’s sort of certified, but no one from Rogers has received the update. I’ll be switching as well. Was in states last week, using phone with data off and get a text from rogers saying i used data and got charged 7.99. I still kept data off. Will be calling. I guess they gotta pay for all that spectrum somehow.

    • Charlie Wu

      They prob need to put in more Rogers garbage junk app into their own update then other company out there.that’s why it takes more time for them to modify update.

  • out2late

    Its 715pm and no update yet :(

    • Charlie Wu

      it sad to see loyal roger customer like us are the only one who get left behind while every other company already get the update this morning…,,

    • wildspin

      This is one of the few but very significant things where Android really sucks.

    • MobiDude

      +1. This time it’s not the oem, but carrier. Lacks for Apple.

    • out2late

      1010pm and no update however habs just made it 4-0. ;)

  • Jordan Brown

    I will definitely switching from Rogers to something else, like this total BS. All the other god damn company’s have it and we are here stuck waiting, like WTF.

  • Matt

    Does it have tap to lock/unlock?

  • Nahuel

    F U Rogers!!! Even my friends on Telus got it… And nothing on my end yet…

    • MobiDude

      get telus. I’ll be getting it as well.

    • Nahuel

      I cant really… I got 6GB, unlimited Canada wide calling, unlimited text, caller id and voice-mail for 60$ plus tax… No one can offer me that, at least for now. My plan is ok… But this move is dumb lol

    • MobiDude

      Used to have that for $47 + tax. But they removed all discounts :( . just waiting few more months then i’m out. Before if i cancelled, it was like $15. It’s more now…

    • Nahuel

      Yeah its a 70 $ plan they made Québec only, but I called them and got 10$ off for 36 months. I just hope they hurry up their asses and release the update!

  • Nahuel

    Send it to repair, I sent it for a speaker issue, they swapped my cam too! No pink, purple or any tint anymore… It’s awesome.

  • Chris Zhu

    you got the update on Rogers?!

  • Matt

    Any sign of touch to unlock? Also Rogers owners check the site it’s not released as of last night yet. All other Canadian markets it is. Just flash a telus Ruu lol

    • Eluder

      No, this feature requires the snapdragon 801 since it has the secondary low power processor to look for the tap. Great feature that I love on my M8.

  • out2late

    Received it at 9:15am this morning from Rogers. Downloading in progress however it has been sitting at 1% (8MB) for 15 minutes now, is this normal?

    • HF

      I’ve been having the same issue, tried numerous times and still stuck at 1%

    • out2late

      If I switch to LTE is works fine however I don’t have an unlimited data plan so I need it to work over wifi. Will wait and try at home later, could be an issue here at work.

    • HF

      I saw this on another website, you can give it a try and see if it works. I tried and didn’t work for me.

      Solution for update unsuccessful:

      Settings > App > All (Tab) > Updater
      – Choose Force Stop
      – Clear Cache and Data

      Try again and it should work.

    • out2late

      I saw that and it didn’t work for me either HOWEVER I tried to download over wifi again and i am up to 12% progress.

    • HF

      What steps did you do? Lol I am still stuck at 1%, this is getting really frustrating.

    • out2late

      Would suggest you do a “wipe cache partition” then try the update again. lmk

    • HF

      Still doesn’t work lol, I give up haha.

    • MobiDude

      reset phone

    • Elvin Punsalan

      I don’t know if it was just coincidence or if they fixed it, but when I had the Downloads app open while I tried to download the update I was able to go past 1% (8MB).

  • Nahuel

    I got the update… Downloaded in about 10 min on LTE, but it’s 702.8 MB unlike the 667.55 on the picture…

  • out2late

    Have attempted to download the update twice now and each time I get an error “update is corrupted”? Anyone else having this issue?

  • FiveOD

    Loving the children here whining and crying about having to wait a whole extra day for an update that is still coming before the rest of the world. Complain about something meaningful, kids.

    • MobiDude

      ok dad

  • Trnr

    In the process of downloading. Had a “corruption” issue the first few times, fingers crossed this time with 10% to go!

    Rogers HTC One.

  • FabT

    Just downloaded the update from Rogers in Toronto with no corruption issues. Took about 10 minutes using LTE.

  • talarico

    Just updated my Rogers M7 (Toronto)
    No issues updating to Sense 6.0. Took about 15mins or so (didn’t use LTE).

    So far so good. I will post any issues I may encounter though.

  • KiwiBri

    finally got it on Robbers. Hmm HTC Sense 6.0 isnt too bad.. and camera seems to be slightly faster?? or is that me?

  • Chris Zhu

    Is it just me, or is the phone overheating a lot faster after this update?

  • Andy

    (Rogers, HTC one) Got my update this morning, didn’t even realize there was one, but thought I’d just check on a whim! Download & install time was quick, maybe 15 minutes altogether.

    Beautiful updates to Sense, the extra touches like the colour accents just help to pull the whole experience together. Runs smooth, I do miss the Blinkfeed moving by “page” when you swipe it, but that’s minor. The new camera setup is much easier to use, huge improvement there (swipe to switch from front to back camera is great).

    I know lots of people who have other brands (usually Sony or Samsung), and nothing looks or works as well as HTC. 6 months in with this device and it still surprises me!

  • Glenn Harvey Anderl

    Now my HTC one is performing slooooow, and everything is lagging. This update is full of bugs

    • Nahuel

      Wipe it clean… Sometimes big updates need a hard reset (knowledge from flashing ROMs in the past), here my M7 didn’t have any issues.

  • Chris

    downloaded sense 6.0 this morning and now my keyboard wont come up to unlock my phone…this is a major problem as i help run a construction company. can anybody help?

  • satori3000

    Kept meaning to come back here and mention, I did this update right when it came out, my phone was fully charged, and it bricked it. I know I’m just a statistic, that this kind of thing happens, but I thought I should mention it here. Wind Mobile turned my RMA back in about 3 weeks, which was much better than the expected 6 weeks.