Android 4.4.3 software update available for T-Mobile HTC One (M8)

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Although it’s not yet showing up in T-Mobile’s support pages, we’ve been sent screenshots by a T-Mobile customer whose HTC One M8 received a major software update this morning. Software build number 2.22.531.5 has been released which includes – among other things – Android 4.4.3. Granted, it’s not the latest version of Android, but it’s at least a step up to one of the more recent versions of Google’s operating system.

If you have an HTC One M8 on T-Mobile, you should receive a notification soon to inform you of the software update. If you don’t, go through the settings menu and check for software updates manually.¬†As well as the major software update, there are firmware updates to improve the performance of the network chips (Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/Mobile Network). There’s also an update to the Camera, Gallery, Settings and HTC Sync manager apps, that’s in addition to updates to the BoomSound experience, Extreme Power Saving Mode, Motion Launch and Quick Setting.

If you manage to get the new update installed, let us know what it’s like.

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  • Steve

    The HTC one 4.4.3 update includes most of the 4.4.4 changes as well. So, this is a sufficient update.

  • Downloading now, I’ll report if I notice any huge differences.

  • Scoop003

    Downloading now. Thanks for the heads up

  • Nick Gonzalez

    Awesome! Just checked and installing now. Thanks!

  • TheVorlon

    Still waiting for an update to the HTC One S

    • Sean

      Not gonna happen. The One S won’t get updated past 4.1.1.

      • TheVorlon


        Better to get a Nexus phone or supported Google Play phone from now on.

        • Prod1702

          You have a few year old phone time to upgrade and stop crying. Thats great that you can buy a nexus then go buy one.

        • TheVorlon

          I’ve had it barely ONE year.

        • Prod1702
        • Nurdface Gamerhandz

          and you bought it when it was a year and a half old, right at its EOL. Quitcherbitchin.

        • RiZ

          Dude root the phone and slap a current rom on it. It’s relatively simple and with the current roms that are out for the one s it’ll feel like a new phone again.

        • superg05

          thats why i dumped htc sammy all the way now

        • Morden

          What do you want?

      • TheVorlon

        It’s sad that you guys think it is acceptable for a device less than 2 years old to stop getting OS support.

        • Sean

          I agree that with the hardware on the One S, they totally could’ve pushed at least Android 4.3. Then again, I really do hate carrier exclusives.

  • Maximus

    I got the update just this morning. Anyone noticed the camera a bit blurry/slowish?

    • Nick Gonzalez

      It does seem a little slower, but its hard to say for sure for me. I haven’t used my camera that much since I got this M8 about a month ago.

  • Realest Ever

    Downloading now, I hope it fixes the “choose keyboard input popup” and that annoying “the battery is too low to use flash” restriction Smh

    • bilal malik

      M using m7 how to uodate manually can u help?

      • Realest Ever

        This update for the m8 not the m7

      • John

        it My and update

  • Rob J

    Hope it fixes the issue with 4G

    • dontsh00tmesanta

      What issue

  • UMA_Fan

    Waiting on VoLTE for this guy

    • dontsh00tmesanta

      Me too

    • Rob

      If it hasn’t happened with this update, I’d say it’s probably safe to assume it’s not coming.

      If HTC doesn’t roll it out by October I’m jumping ship.

      • UMA_Fan

        I think that’s a little extreme considering a minority of tmo devices out there even support VoLTE anyway. It’s possible they wanted to wait until android L to release it which will likely be at the end of this year.

        • Rob

          My roommates garbage G Flex has it… That’s enough to push me to look for a new device if they don’t push the update soon. I’m waiting to see what 805-touting devices come out first.

      • dontsh00tmesanta


      • FanofHTCTMO

        Hang in there….HTC Advantage gives customers latest updates for 2years. T-Mobile is a great network.

  • briaaaa

    Worth noting – go back to SOFTWARE UPDATE again afterwards – there is an additional GPS update to apply

    • Nick Gonzalez

      There sure is, good looking out!!

    • Justin l Murphy

      If you ment GPE then actually there is no additional update. HTC included 2 updates into one. So 4.4.3 and 4.4.4 have been included all in 4.4.3. So you can switch if you like but there is no additional update to install. Just google what HTC did and you will understand better. Cheers!

  • David Shores

    It now on the T mobile support page

  • Paul Geoffrey Lenoir

    My headphones aren’t recognized anymore after update….AWESOME!!!

    • schweddyballz

      Better upgrade those walmart earbuds

  • Nurdface Gamerhandz

    All 4.4.4 did was fix heartbleed in the Nexus devices, its not a necessary update for anything other than Nexus devices (or those running unmodified AOSP)

    • Justin l Murphy

      HTC included the security fix of 4.4.4 in 4.4.3 so they skipped a step. It is important but they included it.

  • Harris

    I have an M8 and for some reason I can’t download the update. I went into settings, about, software updates and hit check now and I just get the message “There are no updates for your phone” I’m rooted and running Viper Rom, which I hope isn’t causing me to get this message. Any Ideas?

    • Jason Crumbley

      That’s why.

      • dontsh00tmesanta


    • Junior G

      That’s the real reason. I’m downloading it right now.

    • tom

      it is……. reset your phone!!!

    • schweddyballz

      Lol, you cannot download OTA carrier updates on a custom rom.

  • s10shane

    I forgot to submit the other 2 photos this morning when I sent the email to you guys. I will send a few more right now.

  • FanofHTCTMO

    Also has a built-in File Manager now! Yippee!

  • tom

    seems to be more stable…

    • tom

      My camera also seems much better and I run on 4g LTE all the time with tmobile….

  • Guest

    My two cents. My phone would randomly and frequently drop to 4G, even though it is at my desk not moving. So far it has not dropped to 4G once after 4 hours. Not sure if the 4.4.3 update fixed it, or the GPS update you are asked to install after.

  • rhymiZ

    I have an HTC One (m7), I just got the 4.4.3 update but the camera still has that purple hue when you take pictures in the dark or in bad lighting.

  • Reese

    I got the update for my m7 and my keyboard doesn’t work so I can’t unlock my phone what should I do.

  • Johnny Dwyer

    I been having all kind of issues since the update, liked my M8 way more prior to the update