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HTC One (M8) on Verizon Receives First Update to 1.55.605.2

Verizon’s variant of the HTC One (M8) is receiving its first update today as build 1.55.605.2. The update appears to be pretty minor, but does improve Bluetooth connectivity (yay!), adds a copy/paste feature to the Gallery, introduces mute/edit buttons in Highlights, and improved sync behavior when closing a Dot View Cover.

The update also removes the roaming indicator that was being displayed on some M8s out of the box and resolved a connection error issue.

That’s pretty much it. We were hoping it brought along Extreme Power Saving mode, but there is no mention of it in the changelog below.

To check for the update, head into Settings>Software update>Check new. 

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Via:  Verizon
  • coconutmilk

    The update KILLED my battery life. It is now probably 1/3 of what it was pre-update.

  • Bocephus

    Anyone else experiencing shorter battery life after this update? Before the update, I was getting over 24 hrs with normal usage (before root and enabling Power Saver mode), now I’m at 25% after 10 hrs or so

  • Dino

    Last update I did on the M7 caused contact pics to be removed from most contacts using the OEM messaging app. Any issues with this update simialr that anyone knows off?

  • kelly1519

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  • EVT

    Anyone else having problems with the motionlaunch gestures after this update? None of them seem to work for me anymore…

  • Marvin Falopocis (genious)

    I attempted to install this update on my Ipod touch 2g. I think it’s safe to say it didnt work

  • BOB Dudek

    Checked.. not applicable to My M7.

  • No LED fix.

  • Redline80

    They disabled the volume buttons when the screen is off. You can still change the ringtone volume from the lockscreen though. This is a welcomed change for me.

    • Brian

      I’m glad they did that. It was driving me nuts.

  • SnapNPixels

    High Performance mode is enabled in the developer options. I’m on a Verizon One M8.

    • michael arazan

      I thought for sure they would remove the S-Off use in the first update like this

  • alex drum

    help!!! I was downloading the update and it randomly disappeared, I restarted my phone and now when I go back to the update check now screen and tap on it it does nothing at all. The status button works but it seems I can’t check now anymore. Any help/ideas would be greatly appreciated.

    • evilfatcow

      Same thing happened to me

      • alex drum

        Alright so I just set my phone down and let it be for a while. Turns out it was just downloading in the background or something. I would recommend just giving the phone a good internet connection and let it be for a while. A box popped up and asked me if I wanted to install the update after a few min, same should happen for you and the time till that happens just depending on your internet connection. Best of luck man!

  • mcfur07

    The updated fixed an issue where I couldn’t access a user forum my mobile data, only when using WiFi. Sweet!

  • KaZx

    you loose the power save from the sqledit, they moved the values to 401 and 404 also.

  • JD1031

    Downloading now. I’ll report back about power savings mode. Hopefully they fixed the issue with MMS while on wifi when using hangouts.

    • ravenofdoom

      Lol… and root exploit patched, I’m willing to bet!

      • Tim Clewz

        just downloaded it and its completely killed my phone. I’m not a happy bunny

    • Brendan

      You apparently have to enable extreme power saver in the developer settings.

      • JD1031

        I dont see anything there

      • Hershel

        Nope that’s extreme performance mode

      • Harold Goldner

        No, that’s a different mode in developer settings; not power savings. It’s called “performance mode.” Power savings still has to be done with an sql edit in rooted handsets and extreme power saver mode is already available as a flashable zip.

  • Adam Wells

    Already got the update.

  • ravenofdoom

    I’m guessing the update removes the root exploit? Any confirmation?

    • Do not know, but they typically do.

      • rawr

        Still confused why. Businesses should just have a disclaimer that says “If you do x we can no longer guarantee you will be covered by the warranty.” and be done with it.

        • ravenofdoom

          I agree completely… but I think the reasoning is they have to discriminate between people whose phones are legitimately borked due to something like an official update gone wrong (which rarely if ever happens), and somebody who chooses to modify their phone and bricked it. Thus the implementation of Samsung Knox and selling developer-edition phones essentially without warranty.

        • chris125

          Because people would try and sue after they jack up their phone and blame it on carriers, even with the warning.

    • Blue Sun

      Isn’t it nice to know that Verizon is looking out for you by attempting to block Root?

      • Guest

        Usually its to fix last minute issues found not really root but wouldnt be surprised.

      • ravenofdoom

        exactly. The problem with this and the GS5, being the first crop of new devices with kitkat and an SDcard, is that people are experiencing the burn of the limitations google set on the write privilege to extsdcard… tons of complaints over numerous forums/sites. Root’s the only way to allow writing to sdcard now (aside from system apps). Root is pivotal for functionality now that google is dumbing-down access/privileges on kitkat and beyond.

        • R&D rockets

          my understanding was it was the app developer fault not google. any app can write to the sd card. Just only its own folder. Isn’t this way more secure than being able to read and write anywhere?

          • ravenofdoom

            Under KitKat, apps can and still do read and write anywhere on the internal storage – they just can’t any longer on the external storage (read only + its own folder read/write). Manufacturers get to circumvent this restriction because the apps that come with the device can run as system apps (Camera, “my files” on Samsung); however, developers with file manager systems, etc. don’t have the same luxury.

            Google’s approach / security argument doesn’t make sense – if the issue is security, they should have locked down writing to only its on folder on BOTH the internal AND external storage. This is just a veiled attempt by google to hobble the SDcard functionality further, creating a reliance on cloud storage and other services Google provides (e.g. would eventually like to charge for down the road once a dependency is created).

          • Tyler Bowden

            Although I agree with most of what you said here.. It is very unlikely that Google would need the “aggressive” increase in charges for Google drive considering they are an advertisement that provides nearly all of its services for free..

          • ravenofdoom

            it may not be that they include the charge directly to the consumer… but if the trend is limited local storage and a lack of functionality on the external sdcard, they’ll begin to contract more with phone manufacturers and wireless provides to offer “complementary” cloud storage… they already do this in fact. However, the behind-the-scenes contract negotiation to provide that storage space will secretly be a part of the increasing cost to wireless providers and manufacturers alike. Yes, other companies may offer cloud storage, but I foresee google making their storage usage a point for contract negotiations and licensing fees down the road.

    • Harold Goldner

      NO. The update has absolutely no effect on S-OFF or root. It does “undo” a number of modifications some of us have done to our handsets, but nothing we can’t fix.