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Android 4.2.2 for the HTC One Starts Rolling Out in Taiwan, Also Available for Download

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The long-awaited Android 4.2.2 update for the HTC One has finally been approved and is arriving on unlocked units in Taiwan as of this morning. The update is massive, weighing in a 465MB, but that’s to be expected since it includes an extensive list of new features and tweaks. We should point out that HTC has yet to officially announce anything, including global availability. Can’t be long though, right?

In the update, we’re seeing greatly improved notification controls, an entire Quick settings panel, rearranged widget panel, new lock screen option, “enhanced” Home button behavior (including the option to set as Menu), battery status level in status bar, six new Highlights themes, other camera improvements, and more. The jump from 4.1 to 4.2.2 may not be all that significant on paper, but HTC is doing more because they are also improving Sense 5.0.

Again, no word on when the developer or other unlocked units will see the update, but we’re assuming it’ll be fairly soon. 

The full changelog:

System

  • Android 4.2.2 update
  • Launcher bar enhancement
  • Widget panel rearrangement
  • New Lock screen style: Widget
  • Enhanced Home button behavior
  • Add Home button options to make navigation menu bar removable

Power

  • Show battery level in status bar

Notifications

  • Quick settings panel: 12 default settings by new touch gesture

Gallery/Camera

  • AE/AF lock feature: Lock Exposure/Focus at viewfinder screen
  • Zoe: New Zoe file format for better file management
  • Video Highlights:  Add 6 more themes

Music

  • Music channel: Add seek, fast/back forward functions to enhance user experience

HTC Sense Input

  • Chinese dictionary update

We’ve got a download link to the file below, however, you need to do the research to decide if your phone can use it. We’ve linked to two ongoing XDA threads that have all sorts of discussions.

Via:  XDA [2] [Download]

  • Jorge

    Any word if an update is coming the HTC One X or X+? they seem to have been forgotten. Way to go HTC.

    • michael arazan

      That’s the biggest reason for not getting an HTC device, no updates, or 1 update every year and a half or so

  • RaptorOO7

    In the meantime I will just run a custom ROM based on 4.2.2 like ViperOne by Team Venom.

  • butterhasbeenspread

    I assume this only works on International One and won’t work on the Unlocked Developer Edition.

  • mustbepbs

    Can’t wait for this to be ported to the DNA.

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      That’s cool though – still
      working well? AOKP is a good ROM in my experience. CM10.1 is available
      on the forums, maybe you should take a look. Infection also has a ton of
      posts, looks like a big one for the Rezound community.

  • SRodriguez

    Still waiting on 4.2.2 official update for my Note2, come on Samsung!! Having to load an AOSP rom and losing all the Touchwiz features as well as the camera is a downgrade…….

  • Priorities

    AOSP for Rezound actually works, thankfully. Screw you, HTC!

    • JoshGroff

      I second that, the Rezound was good hardware coupled with bad software. (the story of many HTC devices.)

      • Priorities

        After the Rezound fiasco which at the time purchase seemed like a great option, I am personally hesitant to recommend any HTC device. Hoping on a Verizon-bound Google phone of some kind this year – that would be a fantastic replacement.

        • JoshGroff

          Hoping the Note 3 has a dev edition, and hoping there is a Note 3. :3

        • T4rd

          Just stay away from exclusives now that we can. I hate that HTC abandoned the Rezound, Sensation and Desire, but now that they have ONE phone (pun intended) on all carriers (or will soon enough when the One comes to Verizon), I think they will do much better in software support for their (flagship) phones.

    • T4rd

      Thinking about ROMing my wife’s Rezound because stock 4.0.4/Sense 3.6 is a complete lag fest, has some nice bugs (phone won’t ring half the time you call it or only rings for about 2 seconds before going to voice mail) and battery life is Thunderbolt level horribad.

      Does AOSP fix most/all of this?

      • Priorities

        It’s pretty decent so far. Ran into a couple of bugs, like the phone crashed once and burned through 30% battery for whatever reason. This happened only once though in the past month. Battery consumption is still pretty high, but so it was with Sense 3.6. Performance and responsiveness is way better though and you get the features of 4.2.2. So it’s a curse and a blessing – it brought more stability in some ways, but then introduced some new problems. With that in mind, the overall improvement was positive – more features, faster, and the new bugs are not as annoying as the old ones.

        By the way, had the same problem with not getting calls – it was weird. Seems to have been resolved with AOSP.

        On the point of rooting it though – it’s very simple, and you do not in fact need “S-OFF” in order to get everything to work. The only issue I ran into was that when I used TWRP to install a ROM, I had to extract the boot.img file from the ROM on my PC and push it out to the device manually. That said, unless you are ROMing all the time, it’s not a huge deal.

        • JoshGroff

          Mine was S-on as well, the process required to S-off seemed like more of a hassle than flashing the radio in HBOOT. :)

          • Priorities

            Yep, same. I thought I’d bricked the device first though as it wouldn’t boot past the HTC screen and the ROM instructions didn’t tell me to do the boot part. I ended up learning about it once I sifted through some more other ROM instructions; I think I ultimately discovered the important bit in the CM10.1 instructions about boot.img. Booted like a charm afterwards!

            For the S-OFF you need some trickery with a metronome, and some special software, and the makers of the software don’t make it for Windows anymore because of some butthurt – it was just this huge pain I didn’t want to deal with.

          • T4rd

            Isn’t there some hardware method for S-Off too? I remember something about jumping some contacts together on the back of the phone to achieve S-Off on the Rezound. I wouldn’t mind doing that if need be.
            Also, any threads/links with directions and a good/stable ROM? I might try it this weekend if I have time. Thanks!

          • Priorities

            Yeah, that was the thing I was talking about: for S-OFF you need to plug your phone into your computer, run this software tool, and while it’s running you have to take a wire and short two pins twice with a ~1.25s delay (that’s what the metronome is for) in-between when the software tells you to. That was my understanding at least, and I may have been persuaded to do it if I didn’t have to bust out a different OS just for it – and according to them you can’t just run one in a VM.

            I don’t remember off the top of my head which ROM it was that I installed, might have been XenonHD. Check out the Original Development section for Rezound on xda-developers.com – there are a few bigger ones, CM10.1 among them.

          • TairyHessticals

            S-off Google Revone. You can do it in terminal emulato.r you do not even need your computer. Revone will give you s off as well as unlock your bootloader and give you super CID privileges.

      • JoshGroff

        I can confirm as of the last time I had my Rezound that it certainly fixed the lag and battery life. Never had the ringer issue, so who really knows. (then again when you’re phone’s usually on silent, you don’t really notice such things)

        • Priorities

          Didn’t have as much improvement on battery, sadly. Lag definitely is much lower however! Which ROM are you using? Maybe a different ROM would help my battery more.

          • JoshGroff

            I was using CM10.1, I think the dev that ported it was theonetheycallneo. I’ll look for the link in a min.

          • Priorities

            That’s cool though – still working well? AOKP is a good ROM in my experience. CM10.1 is available on the forums, maybe you should take a look. Infection also has a ton of posts, looks like a big one for the Rezound community.

          • JoshGroff

            Swapped my Rez for a GNex a while ago. Now I’m rocking a DNA. Yeah, I was running out up until I sold my Rez, which was back in march. Had it running for a month or so, and besides the few bugs in the post, I didn’t really notice anything that stuck out.

  • Knlegend1

    I didn’t even notice my phone was even on 4.1.2 lol. This phone works so well its not even that important.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      4.2.2 adds tons of features for Sense 5

      • Knlegend1

        Oh I’m reading and those features are awesome. I was just saying that its pretty good as is.