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By now we all know that HTC promised to have Android 4.3 ready for American HTC Ones by the end of September and have gotten over the disappointment in whatever way works for each of us. Sprint customers have fared the best so far, as their update started rolling out only a few days after the missed deadline. Now AT&T customers are having their day in the sun. HTC Americas president Jason Mackenzie has sent out a tweet announcing that the update has already started shipping out to users.

Sure enough, users have started to post screenshots to the XDA Developers forums. It's being rolled out under build number 3.17.502.3. You have to check for it using AT&T Software Update, not About > Software Update.

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Enjoy Android 4.3, AT&T HTC One owners. You've been patient.

Update: Here's a list of new features straight from AT&T.

Beginning Oct. 8, customers who have an AT&T HTC One® will be able to upgrade to Android 4.3 OS with HTC Sense 5 along with several important enhancements.

In addition to the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean upgrade, this update also includes:

  • Improved notification bar with quick access to many of the most popular settings.
  • The integration of Instagram™ into HTC BlinkFeed.
  • The ability to lock the camera focus and exposure on a specific target within the viewfinder.
  • An updated HTC gallery user experience.
  • HTC Zoe® updates that include:
    • The option to change the file format of Zoe capture to a 3-second MP4 video and one second still JPG photo. This change will significantly reduce the amount of storage space used when capturing Zoe shots.
  • Updated visualizer features within the HTC Music app.
  • The ability to add widgets to the lock screen.
  • New home key secondary functions to quickly access either Google Now or the menu.
  • New settings for the battery percentage notification.

The AT&T HTC One is available in white or black with both 32GB and 64GB storage options.

For a successful install, we recommend the phone have at least a 50 percent charged battery. If you have a HTC One, you should see a notification that your update is available for download. Follow the prompts to download and install it. You can also got to the Settings icon in the apps menu > Tap AT&T Software Update  > Tap Check for Updates and follow on screen instructions , once installed your phone will re-start automatically. For more information please visit www.att.com/softwareupdates

Sources: Twitter, XDA Developers [1],[2],[3]

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. He now lives in the City of Bridges, adjusting to the presence of actual snow. His phone of choice is the HTC One.

  • Jooyoung Hong

    wow

    HTC finally beating Samsung in OS update.
    S4 still on 4.2.2

    Props

    • Bud Lutz

      I'm more than impressed....Samsung has always done well with updates.

      Granted, the 4.3 update on the One is basic Android feature additions only. The Sense 5.5 update is the one that I'm looking forward to. Thats a good way to do it, though.....push a standard 4.3 update now to keep people happy, then push a bigger 4.3/Sense 5.5 update later when it is perfected.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/cody-toombs/ Cody Toombs

        I happen to agree, it is better for customers to do iterative releases that bring the major OS updates and then take the time to fine tune the custom software.

        Sadly, it's not as good for the companies because there is a financial cost to each release and there's bound to be customer support issues each time an update rolls out. On the other hand, these are the things that companies should definitely be willing to incur on a flagship device that's under a year old. If HTC keeps up the speed and good habits with 4.4, and especially with 4.5/5.0, it will go a long way in restoring a positive reputation.

      • PhoenixPath

        Agreed. Update the core first, so we have the latest base, do the OEM customization after-the-fact. Heck, that's one step away from making it optional. :)

  • Rav

    htc i hope your sales improve. They are clearly doing a great job with the htc one

  • Ricardo Kummel

    T-Mobile, please!!!

    • Simon Belmont

      Agreed. Hopefully this time next week, T-Mobile customers will be getting the same thing at AT&T ones are now.

      My wife's T-Mobile HTC One patiently awaits. Soon.

      • PhoenixPath

        Time to convert back to T-Mob, I guess...

        ...I think I'll wait until the weekend, though. converting to Dev Edition was a nightmare and I don't expect the conversion back to TMob is going to be any less frightening at times.

        Good to have had the experience, I am sure, but I would not recommend it to anyone.

        • Ricardo Kummel

          I just can't manage to use fastboot on Windows 8 with an Intel 4th generation mobo/processor. Had to create a Linux Live USB and installing the Android SDK on it. It wasn't hard at all. But I'm still locked out of using RUU on Windows.

          Btw, to convert back to TMO you should just fastboot the TMO CID and remove any tampered flags (you can keep the s-off).

          • PhoenixPath

            Actually need to change the MID, CID, and run the RUU. It sounds simple enough, but it's a process that can very easily ruin your day...

            That said, just did it again. Yay fun.

          • Ricardo Kummel

            I'll have to find myself a Windows 7 PC than to test the Developer RUU with my TMO One with SuperCID to be sure but people on XDA said that with only the SuperCID is enough.

          • PhoenixPath

            It's possible. I got a customer ID error during RUU and it wouldn't boot back up using it, but other people may have had more success.

            This last attempt I simply changed it back to T-MOB010 and re-ran the RUU.

            That's not the scary part though...it's the modified hboot to be able to write your mid. That thing is just plain hinky. Won't boot into RUU without hard-booting it, won't boot to *anything* but the bootloader unless being told to from the RUU.

            (Wouldn't update for me OTA without the proper MID....had to use brightstar US's for Dev Edition covnersion...don't recall it offhand)

          • Ricardo Kummel

            I hear you. Had a similar issue on my HTC One X when using CM. That's why I've just changed the CID instead of going full mod with MID. It won't be another two weeks until I can build my old PC back to test the Developer (yes, Brightstar US) RUU and see if it works.

            Since I can't use my current build to flash the RUU (PC won't recognize the phone when on fastboot mode) I'll have to re-build the older PC.

            Good luck tho. I'll be changing TMO version to the Dev Edition cuz the apps from TMO are too intrusive and I'm in Brazil anyway.

    • remister

      It slated for mid month, so next week!

  • Greyhame

    AT&T may cost as much as Verizon, but at least they come with the best phones and timely updates.

    Verizon, you suck.

    • remister

      Verizon is stated to be last in the update process. Tmobile is next!

    • Mikey McAllister

      Best phones? Idk about all that and I have ATT. The coverage isn't nearly as good either.. And what good is a phone with mediocre coverage? I enjoy att. But I miss my grandfather data on the V. But I wanted the One on release day. But I'm still happy with my choice. :)

  • ajm531

    I think I'm going to start buying more AT&T phones then unlock them to use on T-Mobile

    • PhoenixPath

      Buy T-Mobile phones, convert them to dev edition instead. Even faster updates and the phone was made for the network...

      That said, I'll be converting back to TMob stock this weekend. Miss wifi calling...

  • http://www.geordienorman.com/ George Byers

    Better late than never

  • Adam Goldberg

    Anything more explicit for the EVO 4G LTE?

    • Calvin Jed Serrano

      Wait. Expect November to Mid December for our 4.3 Sense 5 update.

      • Adam Goldberg

        how u know dis?

  • worldclassflame

    Downloading right now!

  • drumtildeath

    Thanks AT&T for finally releasing the 4.3 update for HTC One. It only took 6.5 hrs to download and restarting the phone several times to keep it downloading. Ugh, love ya...mean it.

    • PhoenixPath

      Wow. That...sucks.

      Got the OTA from HTC on my converted "Dev Edition" in minutes...AT&T's servers getting abused?

  • Mohamed Sayed

    still didn't get my update yet and I'm m7 international model !!
    stuck at 4.2.2

  • gio167

    The only reason why i was excited for this update was cause it might allow my htc to use emojis..... However it doesnt.

  • DDroid45

    got it dismorning at 1230 a.m.

  • Emem

    It is not working for me. I bought a second hand HTC one in Mauritanie(Africa), but it's from AT&T, but the update is not working...I have checked and the phone is not rooted. can someone here help me Out??

  • DanielM426

    Download was PAINFULLY slow. Took 5 hours on my device

  • http://wishu-blog.net/ Marco (Wishu) Kaiser

    I have the blue HTC One with Android 4.2.2 and have all of the features that was mentioned above O_o

  • Dave

    I have an AT&T branded HTC One and it's unlocked and i'm on Smart network (Philippines). How come I haven't received the 4.3 update on my phone? Will I ever get the update or not because it's unlocked or because im in a different network/country?
    I've checked in the setting at At&T Software update and About phone>Software update also, no dice. It says its up to date and for the AT&T Software update option, it just says checking for updates and disappears.

    • Modine

      you get it going dave? I am about to throw this phone out the window... I can't find help about this topic anywhere.

      • Dave

        No luck. ); I'm searching also. I really want the update.

        • niket vishwakarma

          Hi Dave and Modine, I am also stuck with the same issue. Did you guys got any breakthrough in getting the android 4.3...:(

          • Josue David Ramirez Zelaya

            hi did you all ready get the update ? am having the same issue !! did u solve it?

          • htconeuser

            Did u finally get it updated.... Having the same problem....

      • niket vishwakarma

        Hi Modine, I am also stuck with the same issue. Did you got any breakthrough in getting the android 4.3...:(

    • haiu2323

      similar issue here. At&t phone but carrier unlocked, running on Straight Talk Mobile (T-mobile freq)...No update yet! *sigh*

  • http://www.prismetric.com/ App Development Company

    I need to updates my HTC WildFire. I hope They will have some great UI.

  • Modine

    Help! Ive tried putting date back and forth, reset, on / off etc etc... Nothing works.. it says updating for about a second then fades away with nothing. Back when I thought it was coming out a few months ago, I kept searching for update and it kept telling me check back in 24 hours etc. Now it just does nothing. I can't download and load via htc program. What a joke! Probably ATT i'm sure..

    Anyone??? Thanks!

  • _CANO

    i still cant update my htc ond and i have at&t. is it because i live in Michigan?

    • Haiu2323

      Update hasn't been pushed to me either. I have At&t carrier branded HTC One but has been carrier unlocked and now running on Straight Talk, which operates on T-mobile frequency. Maybe this is the problem. Haven't found a friends with an At&t sim card to test out this yet. :(

  • HTC one

    well it work if the phone is rooted? cuz for some unknown reason its not working

  • patkr

    Still waiting for it in the Netherlands, I have a unlocked HTC one..

  • donlehew

    Does anyone have any good idea when the Sense 5.5 upgrade will be coming out for At&t?

  • fuad

    i still didnt get the update :( i feel that this update will never reach me :( can anyone tell me if it will reach th emiddle east anytime soon? email: fuad.nitrox@gmail.com i would love some answers. thanx :D

  • Josue David Ramirez Zelaya

    having a big problem my phone dont updates an its a unlock version of att but the update of 4.3 never came so sad for me can some one helpme !!