Saturday, July 13, 2013

Updated my HTC One to Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

The HTC One smartphones in Malaysia receive our Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) update from the previous Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) since yesterday 12 July 2013 around 4.00pm onwards.

The whole update started with a small "bug fix" update to enable the phone to upgrade to Android 4.2.2 successfully. After installing the "bug fix" update and reboot the phone, a larger 440+MB update is made available to the phone, which will update it to Android 4.2.2.

Among the new features and improvement brought to our HTC One with this update are:

  • Able to show battery level in status bar

  • Quick Setting panel, which is accessible by tapping on the top-right icon of the notification screen, or by doing a 2-finger pull down.

  • Configurable Home button. If switched to the 2nd option, the 3-dots soft menu button the appears in certain apps will also be eliminated.

  • Daydream function

  • Lock screen widgets (but very limited selection)
  • Instagram feeds to Blinkfeed
  • Apps able to also move from launcher bar to home screen or vice versa by drag-and-drop. Before this, can only move by drag-and-drop from app drawer to launcher bar or vice versa.
  • Improved camera functions
  • More tidy Gallery app
  • Additional music player (icon is golden headset) beside the existing (icon is read headset)
  • WeChat pre-installed
  • ... and more
Note that the "Developer options" (which include the USB Debugging mode toggle) is hidden from the Settings screen in Android 4.2.2. To unhide it, go to About > Software information > More and tap on Build number for 7 times.


Peter Yew said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks 8V. My HTC One should be arriving in a few days. Your tips are helpful and I've shared the link on my FB.

Voyager8 said... Reply To This Comment

@Peter Yew

Nice to hear that.

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