T-Mobile HTC One S finally gets Jelly Bean


It might be a bit hard to believe that a high profile device like T-Mobile’s HTC One S still hasn’t received Jelly Bean, but that is the rock and hard place users have been stick between for quite some time. We’re not exactly sure what has taken so long, but the day has finally come for those users to get their own taste of sweet, hardened jelly.

You’re looking for build 3.14.531.11, and it’s a hefty 675.5MB download. That means you’re going to want to hop on WiFi for this one, and you’ll want your battery charged up to at least 50% before you proceed. In fact, the update won’t initiate unless you’re on WiFi so don’t try and check for it until you’ve met that condition. HTC warns the entire process could take anywhere from 10-20 minutes, and even a bit longer in some cases.

You’ll find the goods once you hit the settings menu and check for updates, so get to it and let us know if you find it OK. Once it’s all said and done you can look forward to Google Now, project butter, expanded notifications and more. You’re probably tired of reading about it by now after waiting all this time, though, so get to it.

[Thanks, Tune!]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. No problem!

  2. 4.1 or 4.2?

    1. 4.1, still a several updates behind. Typical HTC. Used to love them but tired of getting snuffed on updates.

  3. I mean the AT&T HTC One X only received it a few weeks ago and that was their “flagship”

  4. YESSSSS!!!!!!! *fistpump*

  5. about freaking time, it’s been 5 months since news first came out

  6. I downloaded the update and I’m not a big fan of it. The keyboard is different and now you can’t hide it so sometimes what you are typing gets behind the keyboard. The wallpaper doesn’t Swype like it used to when you go from one screen to another. The skin theme I was using before that was preloaded on the phone is gone so now I’m having to use a different color scheme which I’m not a fan of. The stupid notification bar keeps popping up asking me to choose my default input method which I’ve done… If I want to use voice input I’d press the damn voice button.

    I’ve been waiting for this update for awhile now and it’s s huge disappointment. I really don’t like it and it’s making using my phone more frustrating and less user friendly.

    1. Time for a factory data reset it sounds like :)

    2. All i read here was blah blah blah, whine, whine, whine.

  7. My Mom got this phone a few weeks ago and I’ve been showing her Google Now on my N4 so she’ll be glad to get it now.

  8. Downloading It now, lets see @disqus_DBoMeR56Xg:disqus is right or not. I know he’s but just hope he’s not. :(

  9. great phone BEST CAMERA EVER

  10. Is it just me or does the HTC One S not get the photo sphere?

    1. That’s a 4.2 feature. Not found in 4.1.1. But, you can likely side load the apk (I did it on my Gnex before upgrading to 4.2).

  11. Just downloaded and installed it. My impression it is VERY DISAPPOINTING! I thought Jellybean came with a power control feature automatically in the notification bar when scrolling it down. Needless to say is has just a power saving function asking to turn on/off which does not remove from the notification bar. I was waiting for the update and looking to get rid of the widgets on the screens but so disappointed this it not the case. So parts good… quicker response in overall usage from apps, screens, menu, etc. Other than that, nothing to make me not want to get a new phone.

    1. I had the same problem, I hate that you can’t disable the power saver mode notification either w/o rooting.

      As for the notification bar, there’s this app that I found after a google search which is F-ing awesome. And it’s free w/o ads (which I thought was shady) but no, just a simple tool. I love it.

  12. Bunch of whining babies!! The update took a lot longer because of Tmobile!! And thats because they got it right!! Unlike sprints EVO LTE. It got jelly bean fast but it came with flaws and it ruined my google navigation. Its useless. I’m proud of my one S

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