Aug 25 AT 12:32 PM Nick Gray 22 Comments

HTC One Android 4.3 pre-release update leaked


A pre-release version of the HTC One Android 4.3 update has been leaked. The leak comes thanks to LlabTooFeR who has baked the latest Android 4.3 and Sense 5 features into his MaximusHD ROM for the HTC One. LlabTooFeR is promising to release an unaltered version of the HTC firmware on August 28. We first got wind of the update last week when Jason Mackenzie revealed that HTC is hoping to get the update rolled out to all North American variants of the HTC One before the end of September.

We do not know if this latest firmware includes all the features HTC plans to release with its Android 4.3 update for the HTC One. So far, the 3.09.401.1 update includes a new task manager, shortcut in the app drawer to the phone’s data manager, WiFi location triangulation (even when WiFi is toggled off) and smoother transition animations. The one stand-out new feature in the latest build is the ability for users to select their own music when creating Video Highlights within HTC’s gallery application. Video Highlights is one of our favorite features on the HTC One, so you can imagine how excited we are to know that the feature keeps improving every time the HTC One gets a new update.

We have no clue when HTC will start pushing out the Android 4.3 update to phones in Europe, but if Jason Mackenzie is to be believed, North American HTC One customers should be getting the update in less than five weeks.

HTC, don’t let us down.

Source: XDA-Developers

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • Unknown2124

    Finally HTC is learning how to make faster upgrades at least with their flagships…

    • MarySand

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    • donger

      About time. they see what people want.

  • Mazdajdavis

    You forgot the best feature of all, the ablity to remove the ugly onscreen menu bar.

    • Nick Gray

      I did not list this feature since it’s unclear if it’s part up of the HTC update or the base 4.3 software from HTC. We’ll hopefully know a bit more in a few days.

    • ken

      You can already remove this in 4.2.2 version for HTC One

      • epps720

        Too bad my unlocked HTC One is stuck 4.1.2

    • ihatefanboys

      What onscreen menu bar ? am i missing something on mine, or maybe it just doesnt bother me.

  • Chosen Chouraya

    I want htc one dual sim when is it available

    • Nick Gray

      The Dual SIM HTC One had been out for months. It’s only available in a few countries in Asia. You’ll have to do some digging to find a retailer who will sell it to you.

  • Igaal

    I don’t know why Google rushed out this update which really brings nothing major to the table but instead cost lots of money to the manufacturers and telcos which just started to update to 4.2

    • Will

      How exactly is that Google’s fault? 4.2 was released 9 months ago.

    • ihatefanboys

      “brings nothing major to the table” Are you kidding ? 4.2 was “nothing major” and thats the reason theyre skipping to 4.3

  • Igaal

    Exactlymate they should give everybody time to catch up and release a small update every 9 months, my HTC one just received a 4.2 update last month and to be honest I really don’t care for the 4.3 update. All in all the nature of the Android world is really differentto Apple’s with a lot of phones and manufactures and telcos which makes the update process oh so slow and that’s what Google should think about

    • Igaal

      Sorry about the typo I meant to put and not release an update every 9 months

    • ihatefanboys

      You must not be in the US. Are you really suggesting that the multitude of choices for Android users is bad ? Youre nuts.

  • Dale Janson

    Have waited for a promise of 4.2 update sincejJune 2013. Never received update for my tmobile HTC one. Now there are promises of 4.3 update within 5 weeks. I really don,t believe there will ever be an update.

    • ihatefanboys

      OMG you waited since……..JUNE !!!! Its horrible, youve been waiting 2 whole months !!! Get a life loser.

  • amy74

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  • jamal adam

    Looks like “Here’s To Change” is in full effect if they do manage to update the One before the 1st of October.

  • ihatefanboys

    Thanks but no thanks, ill wait for the official update.

  • eric

    This is another promotional gimmick from HTC One. We never got the 4.2.2 update so why are we going to get the 4.3 jump update anytime soon. This HTC One company are still trying to get people to buy this flagship phone while increasing their sales and we keep expecting updates soon from them, that they will take a longtime or never to update. This phone will be a couple years old by then. Please stay away from this phone until they prove to release the current updates or you will join us HTC One owners with regret. Samsung galaxy S3/S4 and IPhones are pleasantly current updated in their software. My brothers have both and have their current updates. I will pay $600 dollars for this phone from T-Mobile by two years and that is a lot of money to be left with a outdated operating system phone – consistently. I paid a lot and expect quality from HTC company to provide what Samsung and Apple already do. Just letting the consumer to be informed and know what to expect.