Mar 03 AT 9:31 PM Alex Wagner 4 Comments

Looks like Android 5.0 for Verizon’s HTC One M8 is ready to go


Do you have an HTC One M8? If so, does it have a Verizon logo on its backside? If you answered yes to both of these questions, then I’ve got some good news for you.

Verizon has posted the official support documents for the Android 5.0 update for its HTC One M8. This means that if the update’s not rolling out already, it will shortly. To check and see if Lollipop is available to you, head into Settings > Phone Update > Check for Update.

As for what’s included, it’s the usual HTC Lollipop fare. There’s Android 5.0-style notifications, lock screen notifications, a new Recent Apps feature, and some Verizon tweaks like Band 4 roaming support. The full changelog is as follows:


  • Lollipop Notification Panel behavior has been adopted
  • Swipe down once for Notifications
  • Swipe down a second time for Quick Settings
  • Toggle Button from KitKat has been replaced by Settings


  • Lollipop Notification style has been adopted

The following Sense settings have been removed

  • Security > Enable lock screen widgets
  • Security > Notification Settings
  • Security > Bypass lock screen on wake


  • “Sound” has been changed to “Sound & notification” in Settings
  • Notification light settings have been moved to “Sound & notification”
  • Calendar Picker View offers dropdown capabilities
  • Search function has been added to settings
  • Date & Time settings have been reordered
  • Syncing with new Google Settings and adding in Accessibility
  • Switch Access
  • Color Inversion
  • Color Correction
  • High Contrast Text
  • “Sidetone” will be added as a Call Setting, which provides audible feedback to the caller


  • World Clock Globe has been removed for memory considerations


  • Lollipop supports two styles of Recent Apps – Card View and Grid View
  • Recent App style can be changed in Settings > Layouts


  • The option to share with near field communications (NFC) starting with the Share menu has been added
  • Promotes NFC sharing in the User Interface


  • Band 4 roaming has been enabled
  • Enhancement to 3-way calling feature has been added

Source: Verizon (PDF)

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  • Robert Liccardo

    According to HTC’s site it’s still in the certification stage. “This device is in the 3 – Certification stage of the Android Lollipop Release.”

  • HectorPA

    So what about the M7? Are we 2nd class owners? Do I need to pony up another $200 for an upgraded phone due to Verizon dragging this out ( again)? Or is it that Verizon is yet again adding more bloatware. I’m not close enough to my contract end to justify more $$$ outlay, Verizon.

    • Tangent

      According to HTC’s website, the Lollipop update for the Verizon M7 is also in stage 3 – Certification phase.

  • Ron

    i just checked my m8 from verizon, and android 5.0 is not there. this is nonsense. verizon has been telling m8 owners that android 5.0 will be ready since february 1st. by the time m8 owners get it, there will be a new version of android 6.0 out. so htc m8 owners don’t hold your breath.