Alright the flagship HTC One smartphone is reportedly seeding the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update in Taiwan as reported. This update is primarily build to bring an end to dreaded black bar. This is not the custom firmware that we are talking about but official release by HTC Corporation available via Over the Air download.
The software update named as 2.24.709.1 with file size of about 465.24 MB brings the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean version on the device. This update is available in Taiwan, maybe for test basis and it will be launched for other international countries soon in following weeks. So we can say that it will be available for AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile in coming months.
The following are the improvements included –
- Launcher bar enhancement
- Widget panel rearrangement
- New lock screen style and widget
- Enhanced behavior of the home button
- The death of the black bar
- Battery percentage in the status bar
- Quick settings panel shows 12 default settings with new touch gesture
- AE/AF enhancements in the camera
Updating Your Device
Since this update is available for download via Over the Air and the file size is of total 465 MB, your carrier might charge you for data usage if you download it using your Data Connection. Moreover this process is time consuming as the download rate depends upon your data connection speed. So in such cases we recommend users to connect their phone to available Wi-Fi and then go to Menu > Settings > About Phone and then tap on Check Now. Finally you will receive the download link, click on Download.
Your phone will be restarted when the software update is been applied to your device and it will take a while for your device to boot in Android 4.2.2 firmware. Go to Settings > About Phone and check the software version, it should be Android 4.2.2.