If you've wanted to know when the Android 4.3 update is coming to the HTC One, HTC Americas president Jason Mackenzie is the man to follow. It's from him that we first found out about the latest version of Android coming to our favorite aluminum handset this fall, and he was the one who provided more specific ETAs as time went on. Now he's revealed that the Android 4.3 update is scheduled to roll out to T-Mobile HTC One owners this upcoming Monday, the 21st.


Mackenzie announced earlier this week that T-Mobile customers could expect the 4.3 update within a handful of days, but things apparently hit a snag, and now the release has been pushed back until Monday. Still, better later than never. Soon T-Mobile customers will get to see what Sprint, AT&T, and C Spire Wireless customers are raving about. 9 out of 10 fictitious polled people agree, the update is worth the wait.

Source: Twitter

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  • remister

    I was about to give HTC CEO a piece of my mind on Twitter and saw his tweet about releasing Monday. Glad I didn't yet, we shall see Monday.

    • david

      That's funny. It's actually me in the screen cap. I have been bugging HTC, tmobike, tmobike CEO and on other forums as well since Tuesday. The day before I contacted tnobile CEO and this morning I saw this. Wonder if all the bugging pushed a date to come out

  • #D

    Well, at least they're keeping their customers in the loop about updates unlike a certain phone company *cough* Samsung

    • Chris

      Why don't they say dates? They're always wrong. All the companies are always WRONG!!! I bet $10 this update won't drop as scheduled.

      • #D

        What? They did give a date. Monday. Yes, it might not release on monday, but you do have to give it to HTC for at least saying something, even if it isn't exactly right. I wouldn't mind if Samsung told me that they're going to update my S4 in November. Anyway, we can all agree that the US carriers suck.

        • Matthew Fry

          And even if they start on Monday, it's unlikely they will send the OTA update to everyone immediately so he'll be right regardless. Ambiguity is awesome like that. I wish carriers would post the updates online so you could pull it down yourself. It saves wireless data and it makes me stop salivating.

          • Jadephyre

            That's something I never understood. Back in the old days of Windows Mobile, the carriers also posted the updates on their websites so you could update your phone from your computer, that's how the ROM-cooking started, by reverse-engineering the update packages, and it worked.
            The bullshit calling itself OTA Updates is just another leash up our bottoms that non-hackers are forced to endure. I'm by no means a developer or a technology buff like Adam Outler, but i'm lucky enough to be able to have had a variety of phones so as to acquire enough knowledge to mod my phones, otherwise i'd go crazy with the stupid politics operators are forcing on their customers.

          • ziekxq

            You can download the update once it's available via htc's website.

          • Matthew Fry


        • Jadephyre

          Well, in terms of updates the European carriers are not much better to be honest. Specially Vodafone is one of the late-comers where updates are concerned.
          The only thing better is you are not bound to one carrier with one phone. They used to do that, but at some point it was ruled as an unfair practice and they had to abandon it. Also, they don't gouge us that much price-wise.

          • #D

            Well you could just buy the unlocked variant and use it. Here, I'm paying full price for the phone (tmobile) and I still can't use the international version because of the different bands. So there is literally no way to get the latest updates without using XDA.

          • PhoenixPath

            ...still requires xda, but it is entirely possible to get international/dev edition OTA's on the T-mobile HTC One.

            I converted mine to BrightStar US Dev Edition and pulled down all the OTA updates from 4.1.2 all the way up to 4.3.

            In the end, I still really want WiFi calling, so I ended up converting back and these delays are driving me bonkers.

          • Bonedatt

            Same here. I need Wi-Fi calling to work, especially when I am travelling outside of the U.S and I need to be able to get my LTE speeds from my carrier(Tmobile) when I'm at home. Other than that I would have gotten the unlocked developer's version

        • Chris

          They as in Samsung

  • Mark

    it's not HTCs fault it's on tmobile to shit or get off the pot

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  • Hugh Johnson

    Time for me to troll verizon on twitter...I want a 4.3 update!

  • Matthew Fry


    • Matthew Fry

      TBH, it was a combination of a lot of things that caused this to get pushed back so far. I love HTC's "skip to 4.3 initiative" and I love that T-Mobile bakes Wifi Calling into the ROM and I understand that that takes time. I wouldn't get calls at work without it and is ultimately why I will never leave stock.

      • PhoenixPath

        "I love HTC's "skip to 4.3 initiative""

        Curious: Why?

        • Matthew Fry

          It shows they have an interest in keeping their devices current (more so than the carriers). There seems to be a standard of giving 1 or 2 incremental updates to devices before they are left behind. By doing this, they are saying that the HTC One is still a current device and will receive updates.

          Also, there's been a 4.2.1 update for a while now for most HTC One devices and T-Mobile, in particular, was lagging behind. There are a slew of fixes in the HTC One 4.3 & 4.2.1 International builds that I'm hoping will be included in it as well.

          • PhoenixPath

            Sorry. I guess I was focusing more on the "skip" portion of that comment.

            Can't see how anyone would be happy to "skip" a version. That's what struck me as odd.

  • Jadephyre

    Bit late, isn't it? What with 4.4 being right around the corner and all that...

    • Matthew Fry

      You have no idea. The T-Mobile HTC One shipped with 4.1.2 and the International version has received 4.2.1 and 4.3. This is one of the reasons I'm very happy that HTC is pushing for 4.3. Yes, 4.4 is around the corner but as of right now (Monday, Oct 21) my HTC One is a very small update away from the Nexus. That is phenomenal when compared to the outlook on some devices.

  • Simon Belmont

    Well, that explains it. I've been checking for the update 3-4 times a day on my wife's T-Mobile HTC One.

    Here's hoping it really shows up on Monday. Cheers.

  • Ray Sunghwa Woo

    Okay LG it's time to update your software too
    G2 needs many updates

  • Dallas King

    They have lost all my business after dropping support for the HTC One S after 11 months. It was the best Android phone at the time (next to the One X), considered a top-tier phone, and it's disappointing that AFTER ANNOUNCING THAT THEY WOULD INDEED GIVE IT ANDROID 4.2 W/SENSE 5, they just gave 1000s of unhappy customers the middle finger, and canceled it (on Twitter too LOL).

    (This isn't even mentioning it took then a YEAR after Jelly Bean 4.1.1 came out, saying we would get this by December, then January, THEN MAY, then finally late June. Thanks guys...)

  • gadget_hero

    So does Sense 5.5 come with the 4.3 update, I would like a HTC One but I would like to disable BlinkFeed.

  • LStrike

    What about Europe? I always read about the update in the us, but never about Europe. Any news here?

  • ken helms

    downloading now. thx htc-tmob.

  • izi

    How do I install the update on my unlocked AT&T HTC One? Please help. I used the direct download to get the files onto my PC but don't know how to install it or if it even would work on my HTC One.