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Chris Gilliam · Mar 18, 2015

HTC Uh Oh Announcement & AMA

No matter how careful you are and how protective your case and Gorilla Glass claim to be, no one can escape the threat of accidentally breaking a phone. Today, HTC hopes to win customers by putting some of those fears to rest with a new replacement program called HTC Uh Oh, for free. Here are the basics: starting with the commercial release date of the HTC One M9 (April 10th, give or take a few days based on carrier), newly purchased HTC...

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Chris Gilliam · Mar 1, 2015

HTC One M9: 20 MP Camera & More

HTC is known for continually trying new things in the smartphone camera game, like dual sensors, trading pixel count for pixel size, and incorporating software to change the focal point after the fact. The new HTC One M9 looks to continue the trend, but this time with a single rear shooter at a whopping 20 MP, and a low-light selfie camera . Hardware 20.7 megapixel rear-shooter Back-illuminates sensor (BSI - helps in low light) Wide-angle UltraPixel selfie camera for low-light performance...

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Tomek Kondrat · Dec 6, 2014

HTC One (M7) GPe Gets Lollipop, OTA Captured

Android Lollipop still has a very low market share, with less than 0.1% of the overall Android devices connected to Google Play services. This number will soon change, as some devices are getting official updates from their manufacturers. Just two days ago, the Samsung Galaxy S5 received an Android 5.0.1 update in Poland. We didn't have to wait long for the HTC's response. The Taiwanese OEM started to push the Lollipop update for the Google Play edition of the HTC...

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Will Verduzco · Aug 19, 2014

[OTA Captured] Android 4.4.3 Lands on European HTC One M7

The secound release of the Android L Developer Preview may be the new hotness for all of the Nexus 5 and 7-2013 owners out there, but the rest of us are still living in the world of KitKat and all of its version number variants. The former flagship HTC One is obviously no exception in this regard, and it has been running KitKat for quite a while. Now, the HTC One M7 has started receiving a new OTA update in certain regions. This update comes in at software version 6.09.401.5 and its...

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Will Verduzco · Jul 23, 2014

HTC Kernel Source Code for Android 4.4.3 on the M7 Developer Edition and Sprint HTC One M8

Just one week ago, the Sprint HTC One M8 received its official update to the recently released Android 4.4.3. Now, HTC has released the GPL-mandated kernel source code for this update, as well as for an upcoming Android 4.4.3 update to the HTC One M7 (Developer Edition). The kernel source for the Sprint HTC One M8 corresponds to software revision 2.16.651.4_R2, while the kernel source for the M7 Developer Edition corresponds to its 6.07.1540.1 update. Both kernels come in at Linux version 3.4.0, and they are for...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 14, 2014

Android L Ported to HTC One M7, Proposed Android L Features Under Consideration – XDA Developer TV

Android L Developer Preview has been ported to HTC One! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is how Google may consider changing the SD Card access rules in final Android L and the story about enabling Chromecast mirroring from Any Device! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Be sure to check out the other videos released this week on XDA Developer...

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Tomek Kondrat · Jul 11, 2014

Android L Developer Preview Ported to HTC One

With each passing day, we grow closer and closer to the eventual release of Android L. We could just sit around, waiting for Google to release the source code and system images, but waiting for an official release is far from being fun. XDA members love porting fun, and custom ROM development provides the required dose. The Android L port for the Google Nexus 4 was more or less expected, and came relatively shortly after Google released the developer preview images for the N5 and N7-2013. Not...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 25, 2014

HTC Commits to Delivering Android “L” to M8 and M7 within 90 Days of Release

We still don't know what the "L" in Android L stands for, but we're already salivating at what this update will bring to consumer devices. Promising improved performance, a refreshed UI, better battery life, and much more; L is a legitimately significant release, and possibly the most important version since Ice Cream Sandwich. With all of the new features introduced in L, it's no wonder that many users are now wondering when they'll get to experience this latest version on...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 4, 2014

[OTA Captured] Sense 6 Update Finally Rolls Out to AT&T HTC One M7

Update: XDA Senior Member clsA was kind enough to capture and mirror the update for your early-access sideloading pleasure! Head over to this post to get started. __ This past Saturday, we talked about how the AT&T HTC One would finally catch up to the other M7 variants and receive its official update to HTC Sense 6. As a quick refresher, the update first made its way to the developer and unlocked variants of the HTC One M7 about three weeks ago. A couple days later, the T-Mobile variant...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 3, 2014

[OTAs Captured] Android 4.4.3 Rolling Out to Google Play Editions, Kernel Source Available for HTC GPe Devices!

Today will undoubtedly be remembered the day of Android 4.4.3--at least among us die hard Android fans. Immediately following yesterday's official release, we've seen quite a bit of Android 4.4.3-related activity. Early this morning, we saw the Android 4.4.3 OTA make its way over to the WiFi-only variant of the Google Nexus 7 (2013). Just a few hours later, we talked about all of the changes made in 4.4.3. Not too long after, Motorola began updating its "Moto" devices to 4.4.3. And finally, Google...

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Will Verduzco · May 31, 2014

AT&T HTC One M7 to Join the Party and Receive Sense 6 Early Next Week

Two weeks ago, we saw the Sense 6 roll out to the developer and unlocked variants of the HTC One M7. A couple days later, the T-Mobile variant of the HTC One M7 receive its taste of Sense 6. And then earlier this week, we saw HTC Sense 6 updates roll out to the Verizon and the Sprint variants of the device. With so many M7 device variants receiving Sense 6 updates, many on America's second largest mobile carrier were quick...

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Will Verduzco · May 28, 2014

[OTA Captured, RUU Available] Sense 6 Now Rolling Out to Verizon HTC One M7

Back on Monday, HTC USA Product Manager Leigh Momii stated that the Sense 6 update for the Verizon HTC One M7 was set to roll out to consumer devices some time this week. When Sprint updated its support documents to state that the update would begin rolling out to its variant starting today, many wondered when the Verizon model would receive the update since it was announced first. Now, we've just gotten word that the rollout for the Verizon model has finally begun. Coming...

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Will Verduzco · May 28, 2014

Sense 6 Rollout to Begin Today for the Sprint HTC One M7

Just a couple days ago, we talked about how the Verizon HTC One M7 was poised to receive its update to Sense 6 some time later this week. Back then, we also speculated that the updates for the Sprint and AT&T models wouldn't be too far off since HTC listed them listed them as being undergoing certification in their software updates page. Thankfully, this speculation proved to be correct, as Sprint has now begun the process of rolling out the update to...

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Will Verduzco · May 27, 2014

Sense 6 Heading to Verizon HTC One M7 This Week, AT&T and Sprint Models Undergoing Carrier Certification

Earlier this month, the Developer and Unlocked variants of the popular HTC One M7 received their official updates to Sense 6. Not long after, T-Mobile updated its variant to Sense 6 as well. Both of the aforementioned updates brought features that were previously exclusive to the M8 over to HTC's last year flagship. This included features such as Extreme Power Savings mode, an updated UI, a few updated first party apps, and a refreshed BlinkFeed interface. Now, this same update is about to make its way...

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Will Verduzco · May 17, 2014

[OTA Captured] T-Mobile HTC One M7 Gets Sense 6, M8 Gets Extreme Power Savings Mode

You may recall that just a few days ago, we saw a Sense 6-laden update roll out for the developer and unlocked HTC One. And a few months prior, we saw an update make its way to the Sprint HTC One M8 (2014), which brought the new Extreme Power Savings Mode. Now, two very similar updates are making their rounds to the T-Mobile HTC One M7 and T-Mobile HTC One (M8), respectively. First up, we have the last generation HTC One M7 on T-Mobile, which is now...

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Will Verduzco · May 16, 2014

[OTA Captured] Sense 6 Now Rolling Out to Unlocked and Developer HTC One M7

Just under a month ago, we talked about how HTC updated it software update page to display its progress in delivering Sense 6 to previous generation devices such as the HTC One M7. In the time since, we've seen certain variants of the the HTC One Max receive the update, and that only left us wondering when the previous One M7 would get to enjoy the Sense 6 goods as well. Luckily, the time is now, as HTC has begun rolling out a Sense...

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Will Verduzco · May 8, 2014

[OTA Captured] Sprint HTC One Max Receives Sense 6, Brings Features from the M8

Back at the tail end of last month, we talked about how HTC had updated its software update pages to display their progress in bringing Sense 6 to older devices. At the time, every available HTC One Max variant and practically all of the M7 devices were receiving carrier bloatware as part of the "integration" stage. Now less than one month later, almost all of these devices are  prepping for release in the "certification" phase. However, one stands above the rest in receiving the Sense 6 update first,...

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Will Verduzco · Apr 21, 2014

HTC Updates Software Update Pages for Sense 6 Update on Last Gen Devices

Now that HTC's previous generation flagship devices are all enjoying their official upgrades to Android 4.4 KitKat, many have begun to wonder when these devices would receive the latest iteration of HTC's Sense UI. First seen on the HTC One M8, Sense 6 brings many key refinements to the Taiwanese OEM's signature interface such as a heavily updated launcher, improved aesthetics, and much more. You may recall that about a month ago, HTC's Sense 6 update plans were leaked out for...

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Will Verduzco · Apr 15, 2014

HTC One M7 to Receive Sense 6 Update by End of May

You may recall that a little under a month ago, XDA Recognized Contributor and leaker extraordinaire LlabTooFer posted a tentative update schedule for current generation HTC devices. Last generation's flagship HTC One (M7) was among the devices covered in the leaked documentation, and the device was slated to receive the Sense 6 goods some time between May and June. Now, President of HTC America John Mackenzie has gone ahead and confirmed the rumor, stating that the update will arrive to consumer devices by the...

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Will Verduzco · Mar 29, 2014

Jcase and Beaups Root the Verizon HTC One 2014 (M8) and S-Off Last Year’s Verizon HTC One

Announced just last week, the HTC One M8 (2014) is nothing short of a knockout device. The new One improves upon its predecessor in practically every way imaginable. And barring its arguable camera capabilities, the M8 seems to have set the bar for the first half of 2014 with its combination of style, build quality, and performance. Naturally, we quickly created a set of forums for US carrier variants of the device. And of course, this included the Verizon HTC One (M8). Now, XDA Senior...

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