Nov 25th, 2013


HTC and Google gave Google Play Edition HTC One owners something great to look forward to when they wake up this morning — Android 4.4 KitKat! The code drop happened at some point early this morning, and now the official rollout is going out over-the-air for all to download. All you’ll need is a WiFi connection and a decently charged battery. From there, a quick trip to the settings menu should get you on your way.

If, for whatever reason, you can’t find the OTA, you can always download and install the upgrade manually. It’s as simple as downloading this update package to the root directory of your phone’s internal storage and hitting the “update from phone storage” option in recovery. You can also do it over ADB if you prefer to do things the geeky way.

The upgrade clocks in at just over 300 megabytes, so go pop some popcorn and grab a refreshing drink while you wait for the entirety of this big puppy to be downloaded.

PS: alongside the aforementioned open-source code push for the HTC One GPe, the Samsung Galaxy S4 GPe also got its open-source code drop for KitKat. You can find that at Samsung’s site here. No word on when we can expect an OTA, but we reckon it won’t be far behind.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]