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HTC Source | October 27, 2016

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T-Mobile HTC One S Android 4.1.1 update now available

T-Mobile HTC One S Android 4.1.1 update now available

The Android 4.1.1 update for the HTC One S is finally being pushed out by T-Mobile. We’re not sure if it’s a coincidence that the update has been released 24 hours after T-Mobile’s HTC One retail launch, but it does look a little suspicious.

If you have not received a notification on your HTC One S to download the Jelly Bean update, you can manually ping T-Mobile’s update servers by going to Settings > About > Software updates > Check now.

With HTC One S Android 4.1.1 update weighs in at 675.49 MB. Due to the size of the update, T-Mobile has made the decision that the update can only be downloaded over Wi-Fi. If you’ve owned your HTC One S for a while, we’d suggest doing a little storage cleanup before you start the download process. Half way through our first download attempt, we received a notification which said that download could not continue because of inadequate storage space on the device.

T-Mobile has yet to release the official change log for the HTC One S Android 4.1.1 update, but we’re assuming that HTC has included all of the same Jelly Bean and HTC Sense 4+ features that the HTC One X received last month.

  • Google Now, which provides you with the latest relevant information you need, when you need it. Whether you’re checking the weather, checking flight information, tracking a package or more, you can get the information that matters most immediately in a single swipe.
  • Changes to the notification display that groups updates from the same application together and allows you to expand or collapse any notification.
  • The ability to view the full text of an SMS message and the full photo of a MMS in the notification window.
  • An event notifications display that offers more of the event description, allowing you to quickly see relevant details without having to open an app.
  • New countdown timer for the front-facing camera.

Just for fun. We created a video highlight of the HTC one S Android 4.1.1 download and install with the HTC One. Enjoy!

About Nick Gray

Tech enthusiast, Android user and founder of the first HTC blog – Nick Gray has been blogging about HTC phones before most people knew what a smartphone even was. Over the years Nick has owned and tested dozens HTC devices and is constantly flashing new ROMs to his Android phones.


  1. Yay! I’m using the hotspot on my HTC One to update my HTC One S! I had a feeling this would release shortly after the launch.

  2. Carlos

    Great to see it happen – I was starting to worry that it wouldn’t.

  3. Alex

    I just purchased the developers edition 64gb HTC One. I’m planning on taking my unlocked phones to Tmobile. My question is will I have access to 4GLTE as well as HSPA+ on this phone. I’m reading different things and I’m confused. Any help would be appreciated.

    • Carlos

      Alex, you’re asking in an article about a different phone model…

      It’ll depend on where you are. The developers’ edition supports some HSPA+ frequencies, but not the one that T-Mobile has mostly used in the past (1700MHz, I think). That’s typical of international models of unlocked GSM phones, or AT&T phones. T-Mobile has recently started rolling out HSPA+ on other frequencies (a lot of people call that “refarmed”). If you’re one of those areas then you’ll get HSPA+. You’ll also get LTE wherever T-Mobile has it.

      If you’re not in one of those areas, you’re better off using AT&T or a prepaid MVNO that uses AT&T’s network.

    • Muayyad

      My developer gets HSPA on tmobile on reframed towers at 1900 mhz here in Texas.
      Once tmobile launches LTE, it will work also without issues.

  4. Randy

    I have Tmobile thru Solavei. no update available. any suggestions.

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