Nov 29 AT 3:06 PM Nick Gray 40 Comments

HTC One Unlocked & Developer Edition Android 4.4 KitKat update released on schedule

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Android 4.4 for the HTC One Developer Edition and Unlocked variants of the phone has been released, keeping HTC’s promise of releasing the update for the phone less than one month after the official unveiling of KitKat. The KitKat update should deliver most of the standard Android 4.4 features which are now available on Nexus and Google Play Edition devices and a few extra tweaks to Sense. We’re still waiting to receive the update notification on our HTC One Developer Edition, but we’ll be sure to post an update to this post with a complete change log once all the details of the new software build are revealed.

If you manage to download and install Android 4.4 on your HTC One Developer Edition, leave us a comment below and let us know what you think of the update.

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • Billy

    Allahuakbar!

  • kindleon

    Good news, HTC One owners in the USA, the handset is ready to receive its Android 4.4 KitKat update, although only certain versions of the phone will get it right away.
    Android 4.4 for the HTC One Developer Edition and Unlocked variants of the phone has been released, keeping HTC’s promise of releasing the update for the phone less than one month after the official unveiling of KitKat. The KitKat update should deliver most of the standard Android 4.4 features which are now available on Nexus and Google

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  • donger

    Yes, go HTC!

  • md khairul

    iwant kitkat4.4 quickly my htc one.

  • Ariel Schvartz

    Got it! HTC one unlocked edition.

    • Hannah Bryant

      what do I have to do to get it?

    • nikita

      Me too, but I’m disappointed that we won’t get the awesome touchless control of Google Now. I was so excited about that feature.

  • KTG

    Thank you thank you thank you! I’m downloading right now!

  • prd

    Ok guys.. im in india… And i havent got my update yet

    • Droid Sam

      The Unlocked HTC One is a US specific phone which was sold directly from HTC. Other unlocked variants sold in Europe and Asia will probably be getting the update in early January.

  • MyMilan

    7:00 a.m. and HTC delivers (again). Downloading Kit Kat now. THANK YOU HTC! Your service and support have been TOP notch. I will buy another HTC product because of this. Much better than what your competitors are doing. Please keep up the good work.

  • Randy White

    Can’t wait to get the 4.4 update.

  • John Diesel

    Great!! I’m downloading KitKat in my HTC One Developer Edition! Thanks so much HTC!

    • maen soufan

      hey .. can you help me to get the update or can you tell me what you do to take
      thanks you .. :))))

  • aunkit

    M frm India with a dev version,n I got my update dis evening,thx..

  • Mahmoud Salmani

    i can’t update to android kitkat 4.4 , when i try to update the screen turn to icons , when i touch install said select zip to install ?! where this file ?!

  • Vikash Dubey

    Nice

  • Richard

    AVOID this update if your phone is encrypted. It probably WILL NOT WORK and you will be forced to factory reset. Once you factory reset, you don’t seem to be able to get encryption back…

    • Justin

      I’m sorry I hadn’t read Richard’s post before I did the update. I had the exact same issue. I had to factory reset and I can’t get the encryption to work, so I can’t sync the Exchange account any more.

    • Arun

      Unfortunately I didn’t read this before I downloaded 4.4. Same issue; exchange sync doesn’t work. Very frustrating, particularly since 4.3 was working beautifully.

      • Richard Krajewski

        Frustrating, right? I have logged an issue with tech support at HTC and they will get back to me ‘within 7-10 business days’ :/

    • Richard Krajewski

      HTC have now pushed through an update to 4.4 that fixes this problem. Check for a software update on your device.

  • Karen Lee

    Why I feel the HTC One looks like BlackBerry Z10? But I like its figure.
    http://www.ikinkoo.com/

  • Jeff

    Same here after updating encrypted. I cant even side load the OEM RUU back to 4.2 or 4.2. Anyone else?

  • Marc Go Harder

    Well I’ve tried updating it and it goes to recovery mode then an error comes up why ?

  • mariusmm

    HTC Europe unlocked versions only in January?? WTF is this? It’s not fair.

  • Henry

    My One was upgraded to 4.4 but I don’t see changes that are advertised. For example, I am supposed to have printer setting in the Settings tab which is missing. There is also locate your phone type of functionality which I don’t see. Basically, very small changes. I am disappointed and surprised at why 400mb was downloaded for such a useless update. I see Nexus got few nice things but not One. :(

    • M Aslam

      They have cheated HTC one owners

  • Ifte

    Facing a strange problem after updating my developer edition…. the mute and speakerphone buttons in dialer are missing .. i mean they are not showing up though you can touch that ‘space’ to activate mute and speakerphone :(

  • Richard Krajewski

    HTC have now pushed through an update to 4.4 that fixes this problem. Check for a software update on your device.

  • Lola

    My HTC One won’t show the download for 4.4! I keep postingthe “check new softwarex” button, and it still doesn’t show!!!

  • Lola

    Pressing the button

  • Neeraj kumar

    My HTC one don’t show 4.4 update,I want to update my phone to latest android soon please reply all step of operations to download please…

  • Ahmed Salama

    I am From Egypt And The Android 4.4 Didn’t Show! When I Will Get It !?

  • M Aslam

    My HTC one developer got updated 4.4 automatically on WiFi followed by some more mbs after few days.My device shows 4.4,but i could not found any change in icons,camera etc.It is as it was earlier.I can not see any Kitkat logo after pressing/touching few time over 4.4 Android Version.
    Can any one please tell me how can i found/get all features of 4.4 kitkat version.
    I am from India and had brought HTC one developers edition from US
    qaslam

  • aaz

    I WANT KITKAT UPDATE SOON AS POSSIBILE

  • sayeed khaledi

    When it will available for HTC one indian customers..?? Please update

  • sohel

    i watting for kitkat.

  • remi

    Please i havent gotten any update and ive been trying so hard.. i use an htc one m7 developers edition 3.62.401.1. Who can help me out

  • remi

    Pls i need help