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HTC One Android KitKat upgrade UK rollout halted

Sam Loveridge



The HTC One Android KitKat update rollout in the UK has been halted due to user difficulties.

HTC has decided to pull the Android 4.4 KitKat update for its flagship HTC One for the time being, while it resolves the difficulties users are having with Google’s latest mobile OS.

Users have been complaining of poor battery life following the KitKat update, but HTC hasn’t explained the extent of the unspecified issues and whether the problems go beyond the battery life.

“We are aware that a limited number of HTC users are experiencing difficulties with the KitKat update”, reads the official HTC statement. “As a result, all FOTA updates have been temporarily suspended. HTC is committed to providing customers with the best possible mobile experience and we are working hard to resolve the issue quickly.”

The temporary suspension comes just a week after the initial KitKat update rollout for the UK.

HTC America managed to push out a very quick KitKat update rollout, but unfortunately the British version seems to be having some problems.

It wasn’t even part of the first wave of European countries to get access to the latest Google mobile OS.

There’s no information as to when the KitKat rollout will begin again in the UK, especially as the HTC UK updates status page has relisted the update as being in the “integration” stage.

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Via: Android Central


March 4, 2014, 10:43 am

I don't know whether to be worried; I downloaded/installed the update when it was announced and actually think my battery life is better (phone certainly doesn't need to be charged as frequently, anyway!) - didn't really see that much difference in the look/feel of the phone either tbh.


March 4, 2014, 4:39 pm

Well last night my phone picked up the update .. installed ok and so far it works fine. Bit odd if it's been halted. That status page has always said integration when I've checked it. Even when the update turned up. One plus for me is this has enabled LTE for the phone :-)

Rahul Gaur

March 18, 2014, 12:33 pm

I got my HTC ONE updated to Kit Kat and everything went haywire. Battery draining like anything. And even in idle battery reducing by 15% in 30 mins.. all the while phone getting HOT. However following some of the forums i have been able to restore the battery life..
1) Deleted the recent updates of google search, google maps to factory settings and cleared the cache memory.
2) Unchecked the hot word detection in google now, and in fact stopped google now altogether.
3) Disabled the blinkfeed.
4) Turned off the Location.
5) THIS is the most Important: In advanced menu of WIFI, unchecked scanning always available. Further keep wifi on during sleep is checked ON always by default. Change its setting to "only when plugged in".
By doing this i have restored the battery life to normal... Till the time any further update comes.

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