Android 4.3 first rolled out to American HTC Ones on the Sprint network, and it arrived for those on AT&T not long after. Well, the next rollout may surprise you. No, it's not T-Mobile or Verizon - it's C Spire Wireless, the eighth largest carrier in the US. HTC One owners throughout the Deep South (the area served by C Spire Wireless) should have received or will soon receive an OTA bumping their handset up to the latest version of Android.


This update will upgrade HTC Ones on C Spire Wireless to software version 2.04.563.3. The OTA will provide Android 4.3, fix a number of bugs, and little else. That said, when you're making the big leap from one version of Android to another, who cares what other features are packaged in alongside it?

Source: HTC

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. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

    See, Verizon, CDMA carriers like Sprint and C Spire can get their updates out in a timely fashion. Why can't you?

    • Stiggy

      Ummm 'testing'. Look, they have to install those persistent wifi notifications at some point.

    • abqnm

      Somebody (probably the "can you hear me now?" guy) has to go take each hardware and software revision around and make a test call, sms and test data on every cell tower Verizon operates on. They have a lot of towers, so it takes him a while. And if he finds a bug, they stop all testing, wait for it to be fixed and then he starts over. /s

  • Stiggy

    Long hair don't care, the VZW One just got s-off. GPE Htc one on vzw is perfect.

    • PhoenixPath

      Aside form the camera...never seemed to be able to get that working acceptably on GPe, even after a full conversion. Works great in Sense though...*shrug*

      Just ended up bringing a lot of the GPe apps over to Sense and got my AOSP fix that way. Nova, AOSP gallery, clock, Chronus, calc, etc...so long as the base version is the same (eg.4.3), most of the apps seem to work just fine. Just push and wipe dalvik/cache.

      Any 4.3 ROM seems to work, so long as it's not too deviated from stock (ARHD, TD, etc...)

      • Stiggy

        Hey that works too. IR blaster is kinda my one thing I miss even though cm is supposed to have it somehow?

  • Adam Goldberg

    When my EVO LTE bretheren and i find such an update for our device, we need more specific than the end of year.!!!!!!??!?!??!???!?!?!?!?