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If you're using a stock HTC One from the Google Play Store, check your phone's notification drawer. Go on, check it. I'll wait. If you're one of the lucky few, you may be seeing a special surprise in the form of a software update. At least one XDA Developers member got the update to version 3.07.1700.1 earlier this morning, though he was using a standard model One that he'd soft-converted into a Google Play Edition.


We're not sure exactly what's in this update, but the build number is marked JWR66Y.H1, indicating that it's probably the same small bump that Nexus devices started receiving in late August. The kernel build posted by the XDA user is marked for August 19th. (That's about three weeks between the Nexus release and the Google Play Edition release, if you're wondering - not bad.) It looks like the wider download is just starting, so it could take several days to a week to hit all of the US-based users of the HTC One Google Play Edition.

JWR66Y is a small security update, so don't expect any user-facing changes to your Android 4.3 build. If it's similar to the previous Nexus releases it should be less than 5MB in size, and we don't yet know how it will affect those with root privileges and/or custom recoveries.

Source: XDA Developers

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Acill

    I just got this OTA on my Google Play HTC One, also converted from an ATT model yesterday afternoon.

  • DBoechat

    I got an OTA for my converted S4 and it's 16mb in size. Not sure if I can flash it, though.

  • mgamerz

    With my galaxy nexus I didn't lose root or anything with the small Y update.

  • http://www.twitter.com/dsilinski slinky317

    You'll get OTAs for converted devices? That's pretty interesting. When you flash a standard One/S3 to become GPE, do you have root?

    • gtg465x

      Yeah. It's possible to do a complete conversion to stock GPE. When you convert, it literally becomes a stock GPE, so no root. But you can always root after converting.

  • Randy Gleason

    Just got the update on my developer edition converted to Google Edition. 15 mb in size. Installed fine with no issues.

  • domo

    Got it today at 4pm PST in california on AT&T. hTC one standard set with GPe RUU. Don't know what changed.

  • James Turner

    Got it on my Play Store bought One GPe two days ago.

    Running swimmingly!

  • Brendan

    Got this today on my Bell Mobility version converted to GPE. I lost root and had to re-flash SuperSU via TWRP, but TWRP itself wasn't affected. Total process maybe 10 minutes including re-acquiring root. No computer required.
    For people wondering, the process involves getting S-Off, changing the CID ("customer identifier"; HTC's number that identifies your carrier) and flashing the GPE software. The CID needs to either be 11111111 or GOOGL001 (IIRC), which either enables all ROMs or just Google ROMs, respectively. But this process isn't without risk, and in many cases (e.g., Bell) there is no supported way to go back, since they don't release the original firmware. YMMV. XDA Developers is a good place to look.