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HTC Source | February 24, 2018

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HTC One S update patches security still no Jelly Bean

HTC One S update patches security still no Jelly Bean

So there I was, reading all the great posts from today’s big HTC event for the HTC One. Feeling a little envious of the HTC One I decided to check for any new updates for my HTC One S via the Check Now feature in the settings. I try this feature often, but only half way expect to see anything other than the usual, “There are no updates available for your phone.” message, but tonight I received something different. I had to do a double-take and when I started to get my hopes up alas it was just a 49 MB security update.

Even though I was not on a Wi-Fi connection I went ahead and downloaded the update and it took about 15 minutes for the whole download and install process to execute.

We should be very close to seeing the Jelly Bean update. As some of our readers may recall, at the end of December an email was sent out to loyal HTC users registered on the HTC Elevate website, a private community for HTC’s best users, looking for volunteers to test run the JB update on T-Mobile in the US. It has almost been two months since that email was sent and the radio waves have been silent. We are still hopeful the update is on its way, but it does make us wonder why T-Mobile would push a security patch if the Jelly Bean update is on the way. Why not just roll it all up? Unless that takes longer and in that case we say good job T-Mobile/HTC.


About Andy Medders

With over a decade of IT experience working in and for the US Army, Andy has helped implement pilot programs using Android devices at work and helps others learn how to turn a smartphone into a tool for getting things done. He started a blog about HTC as an outlet to share HTC news without spamming his friends on common social networks, but decided to combine forces with HTCSource to have more of an impact on the HTC community. Andy has had an HTC in his pocket since the days of the T-Mobile MDA.


  1. Muayyad

    I’m giving up on t-mobile unless they tested JB update and found something wrong with it.

  2. htcOneXL


    (February 5, 2013)

    Things move kinda fast and most aren’t on the leading edge of android:

    Version Code name Release date User distribution
    4.2.x Jelly Bean November 13, 2012 1.4%
    4.1.x Jelly Bean July 9, 2012 12.2%
    4.0.x ICS December 16, 2011 29.0%
    3.2 Honeycomb July 15, 2011 1.0%
    3.1 Honeycomb May 10, 2011 0.3%
    2.3.3–2.3.7 Gingerbread February 9, 2011 45.4%
    2.3–2.3.2 Gingerbread December 6, 2010 0.2%
    2.2 Froyo May 20, 2010 8.1%
    2.0–2.1 Eclair October 26, 2009 2.2%
    1.6 Donut September 15, 2009 0.2%