Android 7.0 Nougat update for unlocked HTC 10 will begin rolling out on Friday


When the HTC 10 launched, T-Mobile added the device to its shelves, but HTC also offered an unlocked model that was fully compatible with T-Mo. And soon, folks that opted for the unlocked model will get a Nougat treat.

HTC says that the unlocked version of the HTC 10 will begin receiving its Android 7.0 update Friday, November 25. Owners of the carrier versions of the HTC 10 will have to wait a bit longer, as HTC explains that those Android 7.0 updates will roll out “through early next year.” That timing also applies to Android 7.0 update for the carrier versions of the HTC One M9.

It’s no surprise that the unlocked HTC 10 is getting its update before the carrier variants, as updates for carrier phones typically have to go through extra carrier testing before they’re released. At least owners of the T-Mobile HTC 10 and One M9 got some new info on their Nougat updates, though, and can now have early 2017 to look forward to.

Meanwhile, those of you with an unlocked HTC 10 should start keeping an eye out for Nougat tomorrow.

Sources: @HTCUSA (1), (2)

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  • Rob

    It’s out.

    1.11GB whopper.

    Thanks for posting about it Alex!

  • Rob

    Successfully updated. It will take some getting used to the new look but HTC fixed the slow boot issue that plagued the last release of Marshmallow when you used boot screen lock.

    This may have been an oversight on their part but for the first time since I turned security off (my phone is a T-Mobile to US Unlocked conversion so it requires S-OFF), there isn’t any red text on my screen anymore when it boots or reboots about it being property of HTC.

    Seems smooth so far. We will see how battery life goes.

    4G LTE-A 3CA (yes this phone supports it, it supports 256QAM as well, just not 4×4 MIMO) is definitely working. I never get 66Mbps down and 13 up with a 17ms ping at ANY time of day at home, it’s usually 40Mbps down and 6 up at 2 in the morning, let alone 6:30 on a Friday morning when it drops to 25 or so. The 66 was the lowest, subsequent tests were all over 80. Glad they fixed that finally.

  • Mike Palomba

    Did anyone try calling T-Mobile today? I’ve been waiting for a rep for 40 minutes and counting

    • Bradley Karas

      Wasting your time…just write them on Twitter

  • Mark

    I got it yesterday… They don’t have a new version of Sense so the visual changes are minimal to me.

    • Rob

      Really? The notifications got a huge overhaul, it has split screen, the icons on the drop down are compressed by default and have to be expanded. You can even expand your GMail to flick individual messages and even expand individual messages to get a preview of them. The recents list shows the full app instead of the roll-a-dex card style.

      I’m glad they didn’t bloat up Sense, it’s fine how it is.

      The battery life, speed, and LTE speed though? Absolutely wicked. I can finally use WiFi on my phone for the first time since I got it without it being dead in 20 hours of doing nothing. I’m sitting at 21% with 1d9h15m and 3h50m screen on time and I’ve had WiFi on the whole time. That alone was worth the upgrade for me.

      • Mark

        Yeah, after I posted that I did see some of the changes (and had to try to figure out how to get OUT of splitscreen when I fell into it). I’m liking it so far (and found out that if you download Google’s Allo app, you can get Google Assistant which is otherwise built into 7.1!)

  • Trevnerdio

    Still waiting patiently for the V20’s first incremental Nougat update to get rid of its issues… :)

    • PC_Tool

      I’ve got a V20 from T-Mo…what issues?

      • Trevnerdio

        Texting definitely being the biggest one. I’ve had 2 V20s now, they just randomly don’t come in. Poof, gone. T-Mobile shows them as being received, but they never reach my inbox with the stock messenger.

        • PC_Tool

          “stock messenger”

          Ah, that explains why I am unaware of it.

          if there’s anything else you can think of, let me know. I’d love to know what to watch out for. (While I still have the HTC 10 i can go back to…)

        • Trevnerdio

          Yep, Textra is wonderful, so no complaints, really. It’s just a main feature of the phone that should just work, regardless if people use it often or not. But otherwise, so far so good! I’ll keep you guys posted.

        • PC_Tool

          No, I definitely get that it should work. Thankfully it’s software and not hardware, but yeah… Sheesh. Basic stuff that should just work.

          Haven’t had any real issues with mine yet, so here’s hoping that continues. Would be nice if they’d left the fastboot commands alone so we could root a bit easier, but it looks like that’s getting tougher for everyone on Nougat.

        • Trevnerdio

          All I want is completely unrestricted access to my phone. Is that too much to ask??

        • PC_Tool

          Apparently. :(

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