It is always good news when devices that don’t always make it to the headlines still get some much needed love. This time it’s the HTC One SV’s turn as it receives an update that brings its software to a more recent Android 4.2 and Sense 5 versions.

The HTC One SV was launched January this year and sported some rather decent mid-range hardware. A dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, running at clock speeds of 1.2 GHz, and 1 GB of RAM ran the show. The 4.3-inch display only supported a resolution of 480×800 pixels but the 5 megapixel rear camera and 1.6 megapixel front-facing camera are capable of recording 1080p and 720p videos. The smartphone only had 8 GB of internal storage but can be expanded using the microSD slot. It had support for a variety of connectivity options and networks, including Bluetooth 4.0, CDMA networks, and 4G LTE.

This smartphone originally launched with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich but eventually received an update that brought Android 4.1 and the Sense 4 custom interface. While this update is no Android 4.4 KitKat, or even the latest Jelly Bean, Android 4.3, it’s a welcome update nonetheless. At the moment, no changelog has been provided, though we might hear about what has changed specifically for the One SV once more people have had their hands on the update.

The Android 4.2.2 and Sense 5 update for the HTC One SV has started rolling out to European handsets but, as always, it should take some time before it reaches international models as well. The 431MB update is available over-the-air only, so make sure you have a stable connection before updating.

VIA: Android Police

  • bviv

    It works great on my One sv. Now it is really great phone 🙂

  • Shawn Sheffield

    Why is a lot of people going off about The one s
    Not getting the update but I seen a video with
    The one s and it had Sense 5″

  • carol anne

    Question, anyone else having problems with the camera on their HTC one

  • king

    Yea like when is the sv getting the update?

  • Adam Goldberg

    so what about my evo 4g lte?

  • Tyrell Dunn

    I saw a few weeks ago on the HTC website that Cricket wireless users have received their 4.2.2 software updates for the One SV. Even a week ago, it said on HTC’s website on the software updates page, it said that Boost will receive it as well but when I checked it today, it doesn’t say it anymore. Will Boost Mobile HTC One SV users like me receive the same update as well or not? Because that would t be fair to us at all.

  • kidkisame

    how long does the battery last with this update