T-Mobile HTC One M9’s Android 5.1 update is ‘on track’ for July 20 rollout

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HTC One M9 owners, your Android 5.1 update may be just days away.

Today HTC’s Mo Versi announced that the AT&T version of the One M9 will start getting its Android 5.1 update tomorrow, July 15. Someone then asked when the T-Mobile-flavored One M9 might get the same update, and Versi responded by saying that that update is “on track for 7/20.”

We’ll have to wait until the update is officially official before we know exactly what’s inside, but if it’s anything like the AT&T One M9’s update, it’ll bring with it some “camera improvements.” The T-Mobile One M9 already got one camera-improving update back in April, so it’ll be interesting to see how much further this new update improves the One M9’s camera, which has been the target of quite a bit of criticism in the past.

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  • Justsomecommentator

    I can’t wait to get it.

  • Aj White Jdaniels

    I’ve been waiting for this.

  • Verizonthunder

    I still find the HTC one M9 fascinating very temping. Any true owners that can give an honest opinion review of this curious smartphone?

    • Oscar Bolans

      I have an M9 and an iPhone 6 (personal and work) and I really like the M9. The build quality is remarkable and the speakers and uh-oh protection are a huge plus. The camera does need improvement and the phone feels a tiny too tall. Otherwise, the HTC ONE M9 is a great phone. I am really enjoying it. Let me know if u have specific questions.

      • Verizonthunder

        What about cell reception? I already know the iPhone 6 has the wrost reception and Samsung is second place for cell reception.

        • Oscar Bolans

          Great, it Is always better than the iPhone and as good as the LG 4 that my wife has.

        • Verizonthunder

          Nice to have a valid strong contender like the LG G4 to compare. I may wait for the next nexus smartphone.

        • Oscar Bolans

          I agree. I am a big fan of HTCs design and sense. Nexus devices are amazing devices.

        • Patrick Diaz

          NM

      • Andrew Singleton

        m9 is worlds ahead of iphone. they are very underpowered cellular radios.

    • williejackbrainer

      I had to give up on HTC after the Mytouch 4G and M7. The update process at that was not very good and I decided to go with Samsung. That was another mistake. I use the Nexus 6 now and at the moment it is hard to say if I will be getting the new Nexus that is coming out around the holidays.

    • Ryanide

      I have both an HTC One M9 and a LG G4 phone.
      Both are extremely awesome phones, that have great cameras, and screens.

      If your interested in an M9, I’d encourage you to go get one.
      Although, at this point, the M10 will be around in about 9 months… lol

    • Patrick Diaz

      I have owned the HTC One M9 for about three months now and my biggest disappointment so far has been the poor battery life. I have limited as many settings as possible, but still a mild day of usage will see the battery completely drained in 8 hours. If I were allowed to return the phone and chose another I definitely would. There is no denying that the excellent specs allow the phone to do a lot, but if the battery does not last long it makes its usage limited when not close to a plug. Also the camera is incredibly underwhelming.

      • Mark

        Mine will be fine for a while, then something will happen, it gets hot and the remaining battery drops like a rock. I’m not sure what kicks on and starts draining cycles.

      • Reinaldo Gonzalez

        I’ve disabled the location. settings>location>>off.
        I noticed that before I always had that on in my m8 no issues but in the m9 there’s a process called google play service running on the background getting my location draining my battery badly and I think it has to do with the crappy Lollipop. Now, with the location off I get about 13 hrs of usage with a 20% left on battery life,.. whatsap msg all day, sms all day, very few calls and listening to rhapsody radio all the time thru Bluetooth .

        • Patrick Diaz

          I will give that a try. Thanks for the tip!

    • Phillip Bernal

      I dont know what most of the ppl are talking about, the M9 battery is great. Its better than the G3 battery and that one was bigger. I’ve been recently forced in to a LG G4 and I miss my M9. I work for a US Carrier and LG made me an advocate for the G4 because of my sales. The G4 is great, but I would go back to the M9 if I could. The design is sexier, sleeker and better to hold also. I’d recommend the M9, most definitely.

  • Kenneth Warner

    Wat if we unlocked our boot loader and have root access But still running the original software and haven’t added any custom is or anything can I still update?

    • Richard Gao

      No

      • Kenneth Warner

        It’s still running the default software no custom roms were added on or anything

        • Richard Gao

          I know. I have a T-Mobile M9 and it doesn’t let you update if you have root. Unlocked bootloader is fine. I don’t know if unrooting via SuperSU will work.

        • Kenneth Warner

          Try for me and let me know when the next update comes out

        • DronePro

          As long as you don’t change to custom ROM and do not change your CID there is no reason you cannot get OTA updates.

  • BadBatz

    Really, the camera is most important..?
    Google Services account for over 1/5 of the battery usage on M9. Will it change? Don’t think so. And both HTC and T-Mobile should do everything humanely possible to increase the battery life on M9. Will the dismal BT sensitivity change? (M9 in my experience has approximately 1/2 of the BT range of M8 connected to the same headset.) Will the cell handoff between 2G and 4G work? (I can point to several places where an active call ALWAYS drops when it is supposed to be handed-off from a 2G to 4G, non-LTE, cell. No drop-off on M8 in the same locations..) How about the HTC Blink Feed which seems to get stuck and often requires several attempts to refresh before it actually does refresh.

    • Phillip Bernal

      Funny how i don’t experience any of those problems with my M9. My battery is great, better than it was for the G3. Last the full day easily. I get great service on it as well. The 5.1 update will improve the battery even more.

      • Don Flamingo

        I agree 100%

      • BadBatz

        Yes, I have noticed that your are enormously content with your fone.

  • dtam

    no love for the M9, only 12 comments so far. i’m surprised this phone hasn’t dropped significantly in price yet (like with the xperia z3)

  • taxandspend

    I don’t have it yet.

    • Joshua Lawson

      Me either. I am scanning like a crackhead.

  • AndroidExceptional

    What happened to the comments earlier about it being released tomorrow?

  • Kenneth Warner

    Sad face no update today also no new news today =(

  • Richard Gao

    I’ve tweeted Mo Versi twice today and no reply.

  • Tim O. Towers

    It’s 7/21. Where is the update?

    • Tim O. Towers

      Good news, everyone! The update is available now! (7/27)

  • DronePro

    I just got an update….about how there is NO UPDATE. I’ll keep you all posted about the lack of updates for our TMOUS M9. In the mean time let’s all download and install…Nothing.

  • DronePro

    TMOUS just replied to my comment on FB “Lollipop is a rolling update, hang in there.” I presume they’ve started the update in parts of the country however i cannot find a soul that can confirm they’ve received anything… it can be anywhere from a few more minutes to a few days…sadly. :-(

  • AtlantaBlue

    Well, it’s 7/24, and still no update from HTC or TMO. @MoVersi has been incommunicado for the last 4 days, and this is the type of service we should expect after dropping almost $700.00 on a new phone? Something isn’t right with this. I would at least appreciate hearing that there’s something/nothing happening. If my employee made a promise to me and then didn’t deliver — and then hid for 4 days without responding to his promise, I’d be thinking about his replacement.

    • DronePro

      Last response i had from TMOUS via FB after a lengthy conversation where i pretty much demanded that i not be treated like a 2 year old was that yes, there is NO OTA release of 5.1 as of 2 days ago. No time frame or other conversation had followed but at least they were finally honest with me.

  • Joshua Lawson

    On track to derailment

  • Preston

    Nothing yet here on the East Coast just checked this morning (7/24)

    • P

      Finally got mine this morning on the East Coast (7/27). Installed without a issue.

  • Joshua Lawson

    Downloading it now

  • Tony Tone

    I just got it, I’m in NY

  • Greg Riley

    Just got the 5.1 update !

  • DronePro

    5.1 Update on TMOUS is now Live. Installing. Thanks to TMOUS, no mention of the update or prep for it has been release since the July 20th gafe. @ least we got it now. I will be posting a link on XDA with a few before and after pictures of the camera.

    • taxandspend

      I kept Googling, and finally saw it on Reddit.

  • Andrew Singleton

    Downloading mine now! finally!