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Verizon is ready to roll out its first software update to the HTC One M8. This comes less than a month after the device's official launch, and it contains a general selection of fixes and enhances. Several connectivity issues appear to have been resolved, including some related to Bluetooth and syncing with the Dot View case. The update also adds a new copy and paste feature to the gallery app, along with mute and edit buttons for video highlights.

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According to HTC's Jeff Gordon, this update adds in the extreme power saving mode, which wasn't present out of the box on US versions of the device. The feature extends the phone's battery by shutting down all but the essentials, switching over to a simplistic interface that limits what users can do until the feature is toggled back off. The Sprint version has already received the power save via an update, and now it's Verizon's turn.

Update: Turns out this may have been faulty intel. The extreme power saving mode apparently isn't included in the update. But here's a screenshot of the OTA landing on the M8. The download appears to be 121.5MB altogether.

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Thanks, Michael Evans.

Source: Verizon

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  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    EXTREME!! power saving mode, huh?

  • JD1031

    This doesn't have the extreme power savings mode

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Gah, HTC.

      • Cory

        Not HTC'S fault. It is Verizon's. And no one else's.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          No, HTC's Communications Manager specifically told us this OTA brings the Extreme Power Savings mode. And yet it didn't.

    • Edward Orde

      here is what i don't get. It turns the screen black and white but its a LCD not AMOLED so this doesn't save power... Weird...

  • epsiblivion

    how soon will other carriers follow suit? it seems very odd that vzw is at the forefront of OTA's. usually it's AT&T then T-Mobile and Sprint

    • Perry

      Sprint already released an update for the HTC One M8. When they say first update they mean this is just Verizon's first update. Sprint update included the extreme power save mode.

    • Gray Resident

      Sprint is usually first.

  • PrDawg

    Hahaa. They can be quick when they want to block root and unlock exploits.

    • Scott Kaforey

      Does this block root and S-OFF?

      • shojus

        No it does not. You are free to take the OTA

  • maddog

    Ugg, looks like the update broke. Showed an error screen about halfway through the update process. After 15 min I rebooted and can't get past the verizon boot logo. Stock phone.

  • Edward Orde

    So maybe we could get some S5 updates for things like the camera lock screen shortcut not working on Verizon S5...

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  • Steven Guzman

    Is anyone else having issues with the dot view matrix once you updated the new firmware?