Feb 23 AT 3:12 PM Nick Gray 77 Comments

AT&T releases Android 4.4.2 update for HTC One, LG G2

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Two of AT&T’s best Android devices just got a little better today with the arrival of Android 4.4. 2. The HTC One and LG G2 can now be updated to KitKat, improving functionality and delivering quite a few new features. While AT&T is the last major service provider in the US to update the HTC One to Android 4.4.2, it is the first to release the update to the LG G2. In addition to the standard features Google has backed in to KitKat, the LG G2 and HTC One both come with an extensive list of new features and tweaks from LG and HTC. The most impressive improvement with the LG G2 has to be the performance boost (see the video below) with the latest update and the HTC One’s highlight is definitely the new Video Highlight customization features.

If you have not yet received the Android 4.4.2 update on your AT&T HTC One or LG G2 yet, go to Settings > Phone Update > Check for Update and follow the instructions to download and install the update manually.

HTC One Android 4.4.2 enhancements

  • Improved user interface with Android 4.4 KitKat: The latest version of Android includes enhancements such as restyled status and navigation bars, a new full-screen immersive mode, color emoji support, improved closed captioning support, stronger security, and smarter power use.
  • Phone dialer app: The phone app now includes the ability to look up contacts directly from the dial pad, see and tap frequent contacts, and search corporate directories easily.
  • Caller ID: Whenever a call is received from a phone number not in saved in contacts, the phone will look for matches from businesses with a local listing on Google Maps.
  • HTC BlinkFeedâ„¢ app: The new menu gives quicker access to switch content sources and search for custom topics and includes more news sources.

LG G2 Android 4.4.2 enhancements

  • Improved user interface with Android 4.4 KitKat: The latest version of Android includes enhancements such as restyled status and navigation bars, a new full-screen mode, improved closed captioning support, and stronger security.
  • Improved battery efficiency: the phone plays music more efficiently and supports the battery-saving location mode, extending battery life.
  • Faster processing speed: The latest version of Android provides a noticeable speed boost that runs applications 17 percent faster than before and web-browsing speed is improved with the Chromium engine.
  • Printing in the Cloud: Google Cloud Printer makes it simple to print documents via Wi-Fi or a Bluetooth connection.
  • Enhanced “Knock On” feature: The responsiveness of LG’s Knock On feature has been improved.

Source: AT&T 1, 2

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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  • hamdi

    is this update just for US or for all ???

    • hamdi

      i talk about LG G2

      • guest

        It is for US carrier AT&T.

        • Hamdi Yasser

          Thanx … mmm i will still waiting to have kitkat on my g2

  • donger

    Updates.

  • matt

    I cant get the update yet on my HTC One.

  • JARED

    Still no update in WV for my ATT HTC One. I’m checking regularly and always getting “No update available at this time…” Is anyone else still waiting??

    • Alex

      Still waiting, central tx

      • matt

        Still waiting ny

    • imran

      Yeah I’m still waiting

  • Matt

    I’m downloading the update right now, so it’s live in Florida.

  • Geah

    Finally… Thanks for having the phone first and managing to update last AT&T. Way to reward all the customers that switched to your company specifically for this phone.

    • Johnathan Surowietz

      Wow, cant satisfy you, can they?

      • Geah

        Sorry, I’m not satisfied by multiple empty promises and mediocre support. If you are ok with that, then good for you.

  • Felix

    Am using HTC one verizon in Nigeria and have checking always for updates and till now to no avail. Keep telling me no updates available for my phone

  • Hamdi Yasser

    This update for US …

  • Gus Benedict Tayzon

    When will the update roll out to other countries?

  • Aaron F

    Does anyone know where I can get instructions/guide for new and updated features?

  • nizar

    Is this update only for at&t carrier who lives in US ?
    Cuz my phone is unlocked at&t but i live jordan (middle east)

    • omar awad

      Me too man .still waiting for the update .

  • Wired4Speed

    Live in St. Louis – HTC ONE

  • candy craft

    Just received update its cool.

  • JARED

    Still waiting in WV.

  • Omar

    I did the over the air update and while it performed the update, my version still reads Android 4.3 and nothing is different on my AT&T HTC One.

    • Riz Khalifa

      Yh same for me bud such bullshit

  • Riz Khalifa

    I have been trying this download all morning and it doesn’t work I download it to my phone but when it needs to install it wont.

  • Ricardo

    Tried everything on my ATT HTC One and nothing.. Forward date and restarted phone. Just tells me to try again in certain amount of hours, even past that with forwarding the date it will tell me to check back in negative numbers.

    • JARED

      Same here… I know last update it hit different parts of the US at different times but I didn’t think it took this long.

  • Anthony Johnson

    Restyled status and navigation bar, stronger security feature in Android 4.4.2 KitKat seems good! I will surely going to update my LG G2 phone in order to get the best benefit from all these upgraded features.

  • Richard Brown

    Just upgraded my SIM free HTC one (United kingdom)to KitKat and it’s great 😋😄

  • Ricardo

    Anyone had any luck yet in North Carolina? Just checked, and still don’t have the update..

    • JARED

      No luck in WV yet

  • Noah

    When will LG G2 KitKat be availible for Sprint customers?

  • traww

    Any update for California?

  • traww

    Using att unlocked for T-Mobile. Is the update process the same?

  • Stu

    Loading the update now. Htc One in CO. ATT.

  • Jessica Rosen

    I searched for update yesterday. Lg g2 found it but i couldnt download because i wasnt at home on wi fi. Got home but it didnt download or install. Searched for update again and now it just says phone is up to date. No new downloads. Try again in 23 hours. :(

    • Jessica Rosen

      In CA btw.

  • Kyle Nguyen

    Has anyone in Texas region received the update ?

  • JW Kofi DUNCAN

    I was able to update to Kit Kat on my HTC One in Madrid.

  • JARED

    Still no update in WV. Is anyone else still getting the “No update available…” when checking for an update?

    • Ricardo

      Still no update on my ATT HTC one here in NC, tried everything since yesterday with time and restarting it.

      • JARED

        I’m still a no go. I’m about to call AT&T just to make sure I’m not doing something wrong or have a setting wrong. Let me know if you are able to update in NC and I’ll do the same. Thanks

      • nashW

        Any update yet in NC? I’m from Cary and haven’t received the update yet.

  • iz

    It’s been two days since they got approval to release kitkat.. Still waiting for the update in California.

  • iz

    It’s been two days since they got approval to release kitkat for the HTC One AT&T.. Still waiting for the update in California……

  • Christopher Brown

    The update is here!!!!:D I’m in Texas, and the update is KICKING for the AT&T version of the LG G2. It’s great.😎

    • Kyle Nguyen

      Lucky for you :D
      Still no update for my AT&T HTC One (I’m also in Texas) :(

  • Glenn

    Nothing yet in MD, still says no update available, ‘you can try again in 11 hours and 18 minutes”

  • JARED WOOFTER

    I’ve called contacted ATT and HTC with the “No update available” phenom. ATT says HTC is responsible for pushing it out so I talked to HTC. They said their servers only allow so many updates in order to keep from overloading. One HTC rep said keep checking for 2 weeks and another said 45 days. The HTC rep that said 45 days also told me to contact ATT because they control when the update gets pushed out (i know the never-ending “call this number” cycle). So just for fun I chatted with ATT and they once again didn’t have a clue and reminded me my phone was still under warranty. I don’t know who else to ask. If anyone has any ideas please post since this seems to be the only site talking about this issue. Thanks!

    • Ashley

      I think we talked to the same representatives. I am getting so frustrated here in Indiana

    • alvin williams

      The update is out but needs a fix
      Not working properly from HTC

  • Ricardo

    To everyone that has the no update available, i just now found out what to do. I struggled for two days finding the problem because it kept saying to check back after a amount of time. As people been saying, change the date. Change the date about 6 months ahead from today. I did August, 26 2014 and BOOM! update available after it checked for about 30 seconds. If this worked, let me know with a reply! thanks

    • JARED WOOFTER

      I tried exactly what you did with no luck. I still got “No updates available at this time…”

  • Glenn

    Got my Kit Kat update at about noon today, EST.

    Just did a check for updates…took about a minute, and came back with the download.

    Maryland here…

    Hope you guys get yours soon as well!

    • JARED

      That’s awesome! Were you getting the “No updates available at this time…your device will auto check in 48 hours” before you were able to update? I hope it hits WV soon, I’m terrible at waiting.

  • Mustaf Kalif

    I got it and i live in east africa

  • ard

    don’t be too quick to like this upgrade. My LG G2 no longer is able to send MMS messages, the very thing they claim was not working in 4.3, it was working fine in 4.3 and not working in 4.4.2. I have reported this to AT&T, and the so called improved “Knock on” responsiveness……mine no longer responds on first try.

    • Chasity

      Same here. I have a htc one at&t I use on Straight Talk service and no mms. Talked to straight talk and they have no clue of any updates to the mms apn settings for 4.4.2 Their only advice was to downgrade back to 4.3.

      • Chase

        Same issue I have with my HTC one and straight talk. Was working fine before the update to 4.4.2 should have waited. Any new developments?

        • Chasity

          I tried to get on a chat with straight talk again and they said they couldnt help. I needed to call ST to troubleshoot my device. (I’ve already done that) so im not calling them back. I figured I would try HTC directly tomorrow morning and see what they have to say about it. I’ll reply on the info I get from them.

  • jos

    I was able to update to Kit Kat on my HTC One in India(Bangalore)
    Hope you guys get yours soon as well!

  • Ryan

    What about the Samsung Galaxy S3? Is this phone never going to get the update or should i just take it up to my warrenty center now and get the Update off them?

  • Jordan

    I just got my htc one like 2 weeks ago and my version is still 4.1.2 and my htc sense is still 5.0 is there anyone else having this problem? I am from Murrieta, California

  • A pissed off user!

    HTC what did you do!!?!!
    Latest update for the HTC One Sense 5.5 – Android version 4.4.2 sucks!!!!
    Can no longer put apps on the blink feed screen (not that I want news updates of FB updates there) but it would be nice to put apps there! Not possible! When selecting “highlights” from this screen the only choice I now have is TV!!! WTF!!!
    I can no longer delete a photo. I do not like the “new” album arrangement – makes it hard to see – and there is no option to “arrange” in a grid form! The weather app now has a new layout too, which, really guys, was it necessary???

    I am not interested in Google + or google hangouts but yet I keep getting the message that HTC needs my permission to connect them! NO! There’s no point! If I say NO it means NO – stop asking me!!!

    What makes you think these updates are better than what we had!!! Grrrrrrrrr

  • A pissed off user!

    And we now have a BORING black and white status bar!!!
    HTC One Sense 5.5 – 4.4.2

  • majdi ahmad

    Still waitting here in jordan .. can my lg g2 international d802 get this update by area ?or should i do it manualy ???

  • Dee

    I bought preowned LG G2 att and unlocked it to use it on t-mobile, but so fat didnt get any update. Does anyone knows if Im going to get the update, or need to be done something to get it?

  • Metaphysical1

    Hello everyone! I really need your help, please. I have recently installed Android 4.4.2 on my HTC One and I can no longer send or receive MMS messages, I could do this before the update, but not after.

    I use Straight Talk and I have a micro sim for their “bring your own phone” program. Unfortunately, no one (at ST nor HTC) seems to know the correct APN settings to fix this problem.

    Can anyone HELP!!?? I have spent hours and hours on this problem and I would be eternally grateful.

  • Metaphysical1

    Oh, I forgot to tell you that the phone is ATT compatible.

  • Romil Shah

    I have HTC ONE AT&T, i have unlocked the phone in india and i want to know how can i download an offline update for htc one
    plz help

    • Romil Shah

      Also is there any other way i can update my phone to 4.4.2 kitkat

  • misbah

    Hi,can anyone let me know how to select network mode post kitkat update on lg g2. Have tired several app it (at&t)does not shows any option also thru hidden menu it only goes to lte only.

  • alin

    Hiii i have a big problem since i updated my htc one to 4.4.3 my camera starts taking photos blury.what can i doo?plzzzz help