T-Mobile’s HTC One M9 getting update with Stagefright patch


HTC One M9 owners, grab your phone and fire it up, because it’s time to update.

TmoNews reader Evan pinged me today to say that his HTC One M9 is getting a 532.26MB update to version 2.11.531.19. The changelog included with the update only mentions “Android Security Patches,” and T-Mobile’s One M9 support page makes no mention of this new update.


So what’s included? HTC’s Mo Versi said earlier this month that a T-Mobile One M9 update with a Stagefright patch, Android for Work, and “HTC fixes” was targeted for mid-September. Several days later, he said that HTC was targeting September 29 as the rollout date for the T-Mobile One M9’s Stagefright patch. Given all of that, it seems likely that this update includes a Stagefright patch and the other changes that Versi previously mentioned.

If you’ve got a One M9, head into Settings > About > Software updates and see if anything shows up.

Thanks, Evan!

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  • jonathan3579

    I posted about this on XDA…

    • Evan Lam

      Hey, sorry about that, I saw your post on XDA after I sent the email to Alex.

      • jonathan3579

        Lol, it’s all good. :)

        The T-Mobile M9 XDA forum is a ghost town.

        • Evan Lam

          Yea it is, I check the main M9 XDA mostly because it seems people post stuff about all variants on there.

  • tomarone

    My Galaxy S6 is currently getting a new update from TMO. What’s that about?

    • Eric Stengrevics

      You are probably referring to the Samsung Pay update. Samsung Pay is live today, by the way.

      • tomarone

        Thanks! I just got the online nudge to install it today! (Sept. 28)

      • Bradley Karas

        Bummer though cause unless you have BofA, Citi or AMEX its not usable yet

  • Louvy Kong

    Sony Xperia Z3 also got the stagefright update today.

    • Sushimane

      Yeah I got mine today too. Even though I don’t know what this stagefright is.

      • Evan Lam

        Stagefright was a bug/exploit with the video player that was present in a lot of android phones.

        • Sushimane

          Oh ok

  • Lukasz Balicki

    Moversi, the HTC product manager confirmed that Android for Work is also integrated and other fixes. https://twitter.com/moversi/status/639231248347467777

    • Evan Lam

      I DM’ed the T-Mobile support Twitter account and they did not have any info on Android for Work. From my time with the update so far, I haven’t found any indication of Android for Work being included in the update.

      • Lukasz Balicki

        It is available, you won’t see a regular app for it. On your M9 go to settings >Apps > All and look for Android for Work Assistant. It’s a background app which allows the device to a solution which works with Android for Work

  • Evan Lam

    From a conversation I had with a T-Mobile rep over Twitter DM, the update includes security patches for the OS, including the stagefright update. He had no information on Android for Work, which was supposed to be included according to a tweet by Mo Versi a while back. I also asked about advanced messaging, and that is still being tested for the HTC One M9.

  • CalicoKJ

    Update took a while to finish, but was successful. Lookout’s Stagefright Detector now states that my device is not vulnerable.

  • kiblawi2000

    I got this on my M7 last night, or at least some update about security fixes, but I’m sure it’s stage fright fix

  • Rick

    My Xperia Z3 just got a Stagefright update.

  • superg05

    there just now getting it : /

  • taxandspend

    When you’re ready to install, make sure you don’t need your phone for an hour. It took forever to finish.

    • Joe

      Yep. Took me about 45 minutes, with 219 apps.

  • Mike/KD6FTR

    After updating, Zimperium’s Stagefright Detector app still shows CVE-2015-3876 and CVE-2015-6602 are still vulnerable.