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AT&T HTC One (M8) Update Finally Brings Extreme Power Saving Mode

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The HTC One (M8) for AT&T is receiving a minor update today to build 1.58.502.1. The update includes Extreme Power Saving Mode, new photo editing features and Duo Camera effects, and fixes a bug that was preventing owners of the device from claiming their free 50GB of Google Drive space.

That’s pretty much it. 

This update has been in the works since the phone was first released for two reasons. First, owners of the AT&T model quickly realized that it was not allowing them to claim their Drive promo space, an issue that HTC confirmed. The phone also lacked HTC’s power saving mode, a mode that is similar to the Galaxy S5’s Ultra Powering Saving Mode, in that it allows you to extend the battery life of your phone for hours by limiting the phones functionality.

To check for the update, head into Settings>AT&T software update>Check for updates.

Bug fixes

  • Google Drive promotion fix
  • Assorted bug fixes

Feature Enhancements:

  • New photo editing features and Duo Camera effects
  • Extreme power saving mode
Via:  HTC
  • Doug

    Anyone else have their messaging app lag after the update?

  • Rick M

    Should I take this update being rooted?

  • Oscar Lagos

    T-mobile where u at???

  • tim

    It also unlocked high performance mode in developer options!

  • Pastor D
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  • smoovebert

    it appears to have fixed camera crashing issues related to dashlane (well, on my phone at least)

  • Eikast

    The real question is why would an android user need such updates when they can achieve root, unlocked bootloader and s off

    • Adrynalyne

      Probably because not everyone is into hacking their devices, and lets face it, professional developers tend to (not always) produce better results than those who either mod their work (half the time not knowing what they are doing), or use an AOSP template and merely compile it.

  • Liderc

    Hate to be the one who says it, but no one cares about this gigantic phone. It can’t be used with how tall it is.

    • Allen Kowal

      I love the phone and think the height is perfect for my hand size.

      • timmy z

        He just has m8 envy, lol… it’s the best smartphone out read any review Samsung’s s5 is plastic trash

        • timmy z

          Check out high performance mode if u have AT&T it’s not just on Verizon anymore

  • LosttsoL

    I’ve developed an even better power saving mode: the off button. Google it.

    • eagletrippin

      clever

  • Cael

    I can’t wait for LG’s Supreme Power Saving Mode /s

  • Tim Kazzee

    Thanks man, I want you to know that Droid-life.com is my favorite site for all Android news. Thanks for all you guys do!

  • Eric R.

    Verizon , where you at?

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  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Hey Kellen you guys gonna test this?

    • Chris

      It’s not a moto x

      • cizzlen

        ayyy lmao