Earlier today we shared the kernel source and framework files for the Google Play edition HTC One that have been posted on HTCdev, a sign that an OTA possibly wouldn't be far off. As it turns out, it wasn't. An update is now rolling out to device owners. Here's the proof, courtesy of a user on XDA Developers.


Another user has posted flashable zips, but, of course, there's also the option to play it safe and wait. We can't say precisely when the OTA will hit your device, but you can expect it to land any moment now.

Motorola may have beaten the Google Play edition HTC One to the punch, but this is still a pretty fast turnaround. This rollout is less than a week behind the Nexus 4's, after all. As for owners of the Sense version of the device, HTC has promised that your KitKat update will arrive early next year.

Source: XDA Developers [1],[2]

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.

  • Nathan

    Before the Nexus 4?

    • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius


      • Franco Rossel

        If you havent sideloaded yet, you deserve the wait as punishment.

        • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

          Yeah my wife uses mine so I'm not doing all that. No biggie.

    • ainen


    • http://bertelking.com/ Bertel King, Jr.

      Corrected - that was my mistake. The Nexus 4 OTA rollout did manage to beat this by a few days.

  • LJ

    It's pretty clear that Google is putting it's focus on flagship devices (HTC one, Galaxy S4, Nexus 5 and Moto X)

    second thier devices will now have to wait a little longer (Nexus 4, Moto G)

    • josh_yth

      The Nexus 4 rollout already started a few days ago.

    • Franco Rossel

      HTC One and S4 arent maintained by Google.

  • http://www.markallen-online.co.uk/ Mark Allen

    No OTA update for my Nexus 4 in the UK yet! :-(

    • Franco Rossel

      Sideload it then

      • http://www.markallen-online.co.uk/ Mark Allen

        Did think about it but too scared I'm gonna screw it up!!

        • Thomas’

          That's quite difficult to achieve. Screwing up, that is.

          • http://www.markallen-online.co.uk/ Mark Allen

            I must admit, if I had a second N4 I'd do it but I've read a few reports of people getting errors when sideloading and as it's my business phone I just don't want to take the chance - I'll just have to get an N5 I suppose!!

          • selonmoi

            Or you could be patient. The N4 rollout is widespread already. Waiting a few more days won't kill you.

          • http://www.markallen-online.co.uk/ Mark Allen

            Patient! Patient! I want my update!

  • http://petercast.net Peterson Silva

    It's gonna be interesting to see whether 4.4 appears on the play store usage stats already.

  • sourabh sekhar

    HTC is faster than samsung even in updating their play edition phone.When will samsung learn?

  • meme

    Soo.. I got it now.. Not sure what I expected.. This is honestly not that big of an update.

    • PhoenixPath

      Not user-facing, anyway. Would have been nice if they'd included that launcher, dialer, etc.

      Got the launcher sideloaded, but no way of getting the new dialer sadly. Huge disappointment.

      But yeah, it's updated. Woohoo...and stuff.

      • gtg465x

        The HTC One GPE did get the new dialer with local search, etc. No GEL though, but you can install the apk for that.

        • PhoenixPath

          Edit: Never mind. Found it. Sometimes I'm still an idiot...

  • http://www.thepixelpuse.com/ Aj Meadows

    Before the OTA hit my Nexus 7 (2013) huh? Well that's disappointing.

    • Haunter

      Still haven't gotten it on my N10 either... wtf.

      • Simon Belmont

        Nothing on my 2012 N7 either. My friend just got it on his last night, though, so I'm hopeful.

        I know I could sideload, but I've had KitKat on my Nexus 5 for 2 weeks now and I can wait. Cheers.

        • http://www.thepixelpuse.com/ Aj Meadows

          "My friend just got it on his last night"
          This makes me happy. That's actually the first time I've heard of someone with a Nexus 7 getting the update, so hopefully it'll come soon for the rest of us! I was thinking of sideloading, but then I remembered I'm busy and when I'm not busy, I'm lazy, sooooo... I can wait too. I just don't know why they would announce the update is being pushed, but not actually push it until three weeks later.

        • Haunter

          Same. I'm loving KK on my N5 and would really like to have it on my N10. I know I could side load, but the entire reason I'm aboard the Nexus train is timely updates and we're going on 3 weeks.

          • corbydjk364

            No OTA update for my Nexus 4 in the UK yet! :-(

        • Mike Reid

          Was about to say "Glad I'm not alone on the 2012 N7". Then checked it now and lo and behold, there it is.

          Been running 4.4 on 2013 N7 since a day after release.

          Yeah, I could read a bunch of info on sideloading issues and do that. But it's SO much easier just to let the OTA do it's job.

          Goog should have priority for those who sign up for early releases.

  • Haunter

    Ugh... so this is rolling out to the HTCOne and I still haven't gotten it for my Nexus10. Seriously Google... come on.

  • Matt McNair

    I side loaded it on my converted AT&T one this morning and my new 2013 LTE Nexus 7 last night. My One is really snappy. I'm not sure what people are worried about with side loading as all you are doing is manually starting the same process that the OTA does. With the one I just copied the zip to internal storage went to stock recovery and selected apply update from internal storage.

  • BillygotTalent

    And still I don't have it on my N7(2012). So dissapointing.

  • frafri

    lovely !!
    when is the galaxy s4 sprint getting this :) ?

  • Duqawn

    Know who else is late to this party? Sony....still on fucking 4.2 with my Xperia Z.

  • blumpkinator

    the OTA is puking on my edited build.prop.
    Anyone have an unmodifed build.prop from JWR66Y.H1 ?

  • ronniereiff

    Anyone happen to know how to get the stock GPE recovery back?

    • blumpkinator

      http://d-h.st/b6k just download the .img and flash via fastboot.

      I need the stock build.prop from JWR66Y.H1 if anyone has it.

      • ronniereiff

        every time i go into recovery i get the dead android. ?

        • Matt McNair

          Once you get the Android on its back hold power and volume up for a moment. You'll get your recovery options including install update from internal storage.

          • ronneireiff

            I see now but now im just getting

            mount SDCARD failed 1 times
            mount SDCARD failed 2 times
            mount SDCARD failed 3 times
            mount SDCARD failed 4 times
            mount SDCARD failed 5 times
            can not mount SD card. (No such file or directory)

            another user has shared a picture of the full code

          • Matt McNair

            That's normal because the a one uses internal storage vs an SD. You should then get a menu which includes the option to install update from internal storage. It will be under the /0 folder in which ever sub folder you put it.

  • http://www.youtube.com/matthewmspace matthewmspace

    I can't get it to side load. I just keep getting errors.

    • ronnieireiff

      have the same problem!

  • bill

    my nexus 4 hasn't recieved it yet

  • TransomWillie

    Anyone still not get it?