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Owners of the HTC One on AT&T have been patiently waiting for their update to KitKat since Friday's announcement that it had passed technical approval. According to AT&T's blog, the OTA just started rolling out to big blue customers earlier today. In addition to all of the Android 4.4 goodness, this update boasts improvements to the user interface, phone app, caller ID, BlinkFeed, and the long awaited update to Sense 5.5.

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Image Credit: XDA user maelstrom1

You will definitely want to be connected to Wi-Fi, this update comes in at 620 MB. As usual, your One should be charged up to at least 50% battery. Go to Settings -> About Phone -> System Updates -> Download, then let it do its thing. The update probably isn't going out to everybody simultaneously, so you might have to wait just a bit for your turn. Happy upgrading!!!

Source: AT&T

Cody Toombs
Cody is a Software Engineer and Writer with a mildly overwhelming obsession with smartphones and the mobile world. If he’s been pulled away from the computer for any length of time, you might find him talking about cocktails and movies, sometimes resulting in the consumption of both.

  • JMAX

    Downloading it right now!

  • Jasen

    downloading now

  • Pete Townill

    Anyone know how to locate this as a flashable zip? I understand it'll wipe the device.

  • Matt McNair

    I hope someone captures the OTA link or finds the RUU. I'm so impatient with waiting on these things LOL!

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

      Some people on XDA have uploaded the OTA in this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2658000

      I'm mentioning it, but you know the routine. Be careful about who you download from. Don't trust firmwares you don't know, blah blah :)

      Seriously though, at the rate I'm seeing people announcing that they are getting the update, I imagine you could probably have it by the end of the day if you just wait it out. Your call.

      • Matt McNair

        I actually ended up getting the OTA before the the download from XDA finished. Running great! I noticed AT&T included ISIS mobile wallet. I'll stick to Google Wallet though.

        • KanishkSingh

          Is Google Wallet tap and pay enabled?

          • Matt McNair

            Yes, tap to pay works on all 4.4.2 releases official or not.

          • KanishkSingh

            Awesome, Sprint, Tmobile and ATT are not disabling tap and pay. Hopefully Verizon will not block it either.
            Finally there will be quite a few ppl using google wallet officially.

          • Matt McNair

            4.4.2 uses Host Card Emulation instead of the NFC secure element of past versions. There's really no way for carriers to block it now that HCE is built into the core of Android.

          • KanishkSingh

            I know about the HCE, but initial S4 ROM leak for verzion suggested that they did not implement it.

  • James Leonard

    I finally have the kit Kat update nice but what happ to to the backand return buttons there not lit up up anymore

  • Naga Srinivas B

    Caller ID is a deal breaker to choose which call to answer. However, I don't know if caller id functionality/feature/goodie working.

    Anyone know if its working? If not working, anyone know how to turn it on (if there is a setting).

  • Shelby

    I have At&t and I live in Michigan and still have not received my update. I went on the website and it said to try restarting my phone, which I did. It still didn't work. Then it said to clear the cache partition and I did that too and still nothing. I'm getting really frustrated because it seems like everyone but me has been able to update. Any help/suggestions?

    • AshleyM79

      Shelby you are not alone. Here in Indiana and waiting for my update :-(

  • bimplebean

    I checked manually and installed the update with no problem. Everything still works, but battery life is now AWFUL. This morning my fully charged phone went to 86% after FIVE MINUES of browsing with Flipboard. Calling tech support now, but I'd advise waiting for those of you who have not yet installed the 4.4 update.

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

      I've seen a fair number of complaints about bad battery life on this update. I haven't followed up too much, but it sounds like something AT&T added to the ROM.

      However, keep in mind that the first 24-48 hours with a new ROM can have abnormal battery life. I wouldn't completely write it off until enough time has passed for everything to settle in.

      • bimplebean

        I did a full reset; it went better than I expected, with the OS re-downloading and installing all my apps, etc. Still, there's a lot of frustration.

        I'll let you all know how it goes....

      • bimplebean

        That sounds weird, to be honest. Why would the first 48 hours be worse? Background system configuration?

        I DO like the new feature in Apps where you can Force Stop and/or Disable an app. I had Twitter gobble up 17mb of data on my mobile data plan and I had never even opened it up or logged in after the reset.

        I used this feature to disable a lot of the bloatware on the phone.

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

          Without going into a lot of detail on how battery life can be affected, the first several hours are usually affected because Dalvik's own optimization steps haven't had time to process apps properly. It can also have to do with new connected services downloading cached data or restoring content. Take a look around XDA and you will find more threads than you could possibly want to read on the subject.

          • bimplebean

            Thanks for the info. I have disabled a lot of apps and am sitting on this for a few days as you recommend. ("More than you could possibly want to read" indeed! Ha ha!)

            When I let the phone sit inactive on battery for while, the Battery Manager app does show "Android System" as using a lot of CPU and battery. I'll post a message here after a few days with a status update.

            Thanks for your help and input!