It's not just HTC's latest and greatest that's getting some update love these days. The international HTC One SV is finally getting that rumored update to Android 4.2.2, and it's packing Sense 5.0. It's not a small update, so make sure you've got some WiFi handy.


The OTA will be a nice improvement for users, who have been making do with Android 4.1.2 and Sense 4. The update (version 3.11.401.1) is a hefty 431.05MB and includes various bug fixes in addition to the OS version bump.

This update is rolling out to devices across Europe right now, but should be hitting everyone with the international model before long. The first devices just received the notification today, so be patient. Or start mashing the update button. Either way.

[@LlabTooFeR, XDA]

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  • Atg Atg

    ps. s3 international i9300 is also receiving 4.3 update in ireland

  • Cherokee4Life

    What about the U.S. version?

    • Matthew Merrick

      Considering that's only Boost and cricket? I wouldn't count on it.

      • http://www.vrdwellersblog.com/ Miles Reiter

        Virgin Mobile too.

        • Matthew Merrick

          Not Virgin USA... Are you maybe thinking of Virgin UK?

          • http://www.vrdwellersblog.com/ Miles Reiter

            Nope, One V, definitely on Virgin USA?

          • Matthew Merrick

            The One V and the One SV are very different devices.

          • http://www.vrdwellersblog.com/ Miles Reiter

            Oh wow, that makes a lot more sense, I did not see the "S" in there when I first read this article.

      • Tom

        Cricket just started pushing the update out for the One SV. Got mine on December 18th

  • epsiblivion

    are serious HTC? The SV gets sense 5 and 4.2.2 but the One S doesn't? we all know it exists since there are several roms on xda that use it as a base. or is T-Mobile's fault? since they're the only one to carry it in the US

    • Razz

      thought the same. i am so happy to change my smartphone very soon !!! HTC is one of the worst companies

      • Bazdir

        So plastic and easy breakable Samsungs are better? :) I would really take HTC instead of Samsung just because HTCs are more solid and less breakable than Samsung...

    • usaff22

      You just took the words straight out of my mouth - couldn't have said it better. I cannot believe the SV gets 4.2 but the One S doesn't. Absolute rubbish.


      The One S was the best android phone at the time it came out (next best phone was the o' GSII!).

      It's a shame that you buy a high-end phone as such, and a company basically ditches it after 11 months (EVEN AFTER CONFIRMING IT WOULD GET THE UPDATE...then months later they tweeted it wouldnt :P)

      Let alone the fact that it took MONTHS after what they originally said just to get the jelly bean update.

      Samsung on the other hand, has put out how many updates for the GSII? Even though it's a year older, they've updated it countless and is on a newer jelly bean.

      HTC lost my business forever.

      • Matthew Merrick

        Sorry, but even if you were only looking at HTC phones at the time, the one X kicked the one S's ass.

    • Shawn Sheffield

      Yea that sucks that the one s didn't get the update....


      My One S is a bedside radio now. HTC and T-Mobile made me realize that I don't want a middle man to dictate whether my phone gets updated. Buy Nexus directly from Google when your contract is up (if you're in a contract). You won't regret it

    • Bazdir

      But you may not know, that's not because of HTC, but because of Qualcomm, which has stopped supporting Snapdragon S3 SoC at Android 4.1.2. So making the update could take much much more time and money to make it, what is unable to do on the HTC funds right now.

  • Matthew Merrick

    What's funny is, in quite a few ways, this is actually a better one Mini than the actual one Mini.

  • dan

    HTC , will loose my business over this

  • sid

    http://www.gsmarena.com/motorola_prepares_android_44_kitkat_updates_for_10_smartphones-news-7226.php WAKE UP HTC,THE ONE S COMPETES WITH THESE HANDSETS,AND WE HAVE TO SIGN PETITIONS!!!!!

  • Connor

    This does mean the boost mobile version, not just the international version right?

  • slatanek

    Got it already! It's a nice update and Sense 5 runs smoothly but has less animations than say HTC One. What really surprised me was that this update includes the ZOE thing! (although I heaven't compared it against the One's Zoe yet) HTC One SV feels almost like a new phone now. I really heaven't even expected any further updates to this handset so it's a nice surprise. Keep it up HTC!

  • Kris

    Battery life is not so good after the update..

    • Kris

      Ok... i think now, that the low battery life is caused by chrome update not android.
      My bad

  • launikator 89

    hi all i wanted to know if the official update version of the android 4.2.2 in on because i have check my update but it says to me that im up to date with my android version?? can someone help me?:)

  • angelo

    i already updated my ONE SV with 4.2.2 and its great. what i do notice is that the developer option is not listed in the settings so you can not transfer any file from phone to PC and vise versa but there's way to get the short cut.

    • Bazdir

      You should click the build number 7 times to get the Developer options. :) It's in Settings > About phone > Software information > More

  • nathan rabalais

    It's going to take me time to learn everything all over again and I have to go to my settings for my hot spot now how many more updates do You have for us

  • Jay

    my HTC one sv update download properly but when install update ,after sometime it stop not proced and back to 4.0