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According to TmoNews, some T-Mobile HTC One S users are receiving an over-the-air update to their devices this morning, bringing a much-awaited bump to Android 4.0.4 and Sense 4.1.

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This update should be basically the same as the one that hit the international One S, One X and AT&T One X, which allows the remapping of the recent apps button. This is a hugely important change, because if the recent apps button is remapped to behave as a menu button, the legacy virtual menu button (that is big and ugly and takes up a bunch of screen space) goes away entirely. Trust me, it's that annoying. At 151MB, the update roughly maps onto the size of the update for international One X, as well.

Just head to your phone's settings menu, the about screen, and check for the update to retrieve it.

Sense 4.1 should also bring some speed improvements, as well various bug fixes. Here's the official changelog from T-Mobile:

Version

  • Android version 4.0.4 / Software version 2.35.531.7 710RD
  • Updated 9/26/2012

Improvements

Prerequisites

  • OTA update
  • Device is running Android version 4.0.3 / Software version 1.53.531.76 710RD or 1.84.531.2 710RD
  • Device software is not rooted
  • More than 50% battery life
  • Data connection
  • 140 MB available memory (File size of update is 140 MB)

TmoNews, T-Mobile

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • droidkevlar

    Hell ya! First OTA I have ever received since I have rooted every one of my phones before. Already feels snappier! Thanks AP!!!

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Sweet update, seems to address a ton of issues that actually matter.

  • S K

    Yay! Finally. Lots of good fixes:

    * Fixes the ugly menu button bar -- can use the task switcher button for that.
    * Fixes the issue with Youtube links opening in the browser instead of the Youtube App.
    * Fixes the annoying issue with Wifi calling that says Wifi calling disabled due to invalid SIM (you needed to disable and enable Wifi calling, but it just works now).

    Overall, a really useful and great update.

  • Kuffee Smacka

    overall changes good but the biggest one didnt seem to take with the recent apps button being able to be converted to the menu button on my one s... its still just the recent apps button or am i doing something wrong. if anyone can help please do.

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