HTC One Android 4.3 Developer Edition ROM posted for download

September 27, 2013
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The HTC One Android 4.3 rollout began earlier in the week with reports of the update already arriving for those in Taiwan. The same day the update began, Jason Mackenzie had taken to Twitter with news about how that same 4.3 update would be heading to the Developer Edition model of the One. Well, that update arrived yesterday and in fact, HTC has gone a step further and also released the files on the Developer Center website.

The file measures in at 1.1GB in size and brings everything you would need to manually update (or restore) your Developer Edition HTC One. This is Android 4.3 with a build number of 3.22.1540.1 and it is all nicely packaged for download in a zip file. Alternatively, HTC also has a similar zip file for Android 4.1.2 if for some reason you are not happy with the way things are going with 4.3.

Anyway, the file is available form the HTC Developer Center website at www.htcdev.com and those heading in that direction should look for the listing labeled; One, Brightstar US, WWE, zip, 3.4.10, v4.3.

Otherwise, in addition to that earlier talk about the non-Developer Edition models of the HTC One getting Android 4.3. Aside from Taiwan, Mackenzie had also said this update would be heading to those in the US and Canada soon. The timeline for Canada was listed as being by "months end" and the timeline for those in the US was a bit more general.

In terms of the US, Mackenzie said they were working hard and remained "optimistic" for US carrier certification. Basically, it sounds like HTC has the Android 4.3 update ready for those in the US, but we remain waiting for the carrier approval. No word on when that may arrive and at present, the individual US carriers have yet to come forward with any sort of timelines.

In the end, while device subsidies are nice, just like the Nexus devices, HTC has shown one positive perk that comes with buying a Developer Edition handset -- quicker updates.

VIA: Android Police


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  • Ramtron

    Will this 4.3 developer edition work on just any HTC One phone? I’m Sprint, Android 4.1, running 1.31

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Different radios. You could really mess things up if you try applying this. Either way, I think you need an unlocked bootloader to apply the update.

      • Ramtron

        How could I get the same radio? I am rooted, s-off as well

  • Evrodude

    I am considering purchasing a Verizon HTC One? Will this update work on it?

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      No, different radios. You could really mess things up trying to apply this. Besides, I think you need an unlocked bootloader anyway.

    • Cal Rankin

      Not so much. It’s a GSM device, and Verizon is CDMA. However, there is probably someone working out there to get it so that this ROM would work. Maybe you need to flash a zip file with support for Verizon radios

  • pccaptain

    Hi.

    I’m reading alerts about the upcoming HTC. One 4.3 update. I received this update 3 days ago I’m sure others have also, but was curious that none had mentioned it? If the info matters to anyone. I’m located in Ontario, Canada. I did purchase my unlocked phone directly from HTC online in the States if that accounts for anything regarding the update. Everything went smooth. It’s a huge update. Took over a half hour to download and install.