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HTC Source | December 14, 2017

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HTC Desire 601 Android 4.4, Sense 5.5 update rollout commences

HTC Desire 601 Android 4.4, Sense 5.5 update rollout commences

Following yesterday’s release of Android 4.4 for the HTC Droid DNA, HTC Singapore has announced that the Android 4.4.2, Sense 5.5 update is now available for the HTC Desire 601 as well. Since Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) is optimized to be more efficient on lower-end handsets, the Desire 601 should see a bit of a performance boost along with new Bluetooth profile and a few other system tweaks. While getting a new version of Android is always nice, most of the update’s new features come bundled in the Sense 5.5 update. After the update is installed, HTC Desire 601 users will be treated to a new version of BlinkFeed, redesigned Gallery and Music apps and tweaks to lock screen widgets.

The Android 4.4.2, Sense 5.5 update for the HTC desire 601 is currently being pushed to handsets in Singapore, but owners of the phone in other regions should also see the update hit their devices in the coming weeks. We also expect the Virgin Mobile HTC Desire to receive the update sometime this summer. HTC could always improve it’s turnaround time on its software updates, but it’s encouraging to see that HTC is working hard to bring the latest version of Android and newer Sense 5.5 features to its mid-range Desire lineup.

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Source: HTC Singapore

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. Kyi Min Thein

    How can I update Desire 601 bootloader unlocked?

    • nickmgray

      If you’re used the official HTCDev bootloader unlock process – yes, you can still download and install the update. However, the update will not install is you’re loaded a custom bootloader on your phone. If that’s the case, you will need to wait for a ROM developer to create a custom ROM with the lastest Android update for the Desirei 601.

      • Kyi Min Thein

        Thanks.Where can I find this custom rom?please guide me.I am beginner only.

  2. emmanuel518

    If I sim unlock the virgin mobile version would I be able to receive the update still

    • Kyi Min Thein

      Yes ,I have received update now,but I cannot install.Installation is aborted.How can I try?

  3. Kyi Min Thein

    I have received update.But installation is aborted.Why?

  4. 陳宗平

    desire 601 can be undated why can not desire 600 undated?

  5. American

    July 3, 2014- HTC desire 601 for Virgin mobile USA just finished upgrading to Android 4.4.2 and Sense 5.5.

  6. Christopher Bailey

    So I have the update 4.4.2 and it’s cool but my volume sucks what’s the problem with that. I’m use to having a party at work with my phone

  7. varun

    I want htc desire 601 kitkat update please provide me . My id is