HTC One M8 & One M9 Android 6.0 Updates Hit the U.S.

In very late December HTC delivered on its promise to release Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates to the HTC One M9 before the end of the year, but that was only for a very select few users with the unlocked model. Owners in the United States had to wait much longer, but we’re slowly getting good news. In February the Sprint HTC One M8 received Marshmallow, and then the M9 received the same treat on both Sprint and T-Mobile. Now, Verizon is set to finally release it as well.

In early October Google released Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and the HTC One A9 was the first non Nexus to be released running the new software. HTC has slowly been pushing out updates for older devices, and now many of its flagship HTC One M9 is receiving the latest release.

Read: HTC One Android 6.0 Release Date Breakdown

After only delivering the new software for certain devices and smaller regions, HTC is ready for a global release. Users in the UK, Canada and now the United States have slowly been getting the update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Below is everything users need to know.

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A few rumors last year suggested the HTC One M8 and HTC One M9 would be getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow in the United States during the first week of January, with HTC even suggesting late December for the Verizon HTC One M9. However, that wasn’t the case, and the update didn’t arrive until February for most. During the middle of February it arrived on Sprint and T-Mobile as shown below.

Update: We finally have good news for those on Verizon with the older HTC One M8. Recently HTC’s own Mo Versi confirmed on Twitter the Verizon HTC One M8 Android 6.0 Marshmallow update has been approved, and will begin rolling out Sunday night, and for most owners on Monday, March 7th. Verizon confirmed this as well. That said, Verizon confirmed the DROID Turbo 2 Android 6.0 update last week, and it has yet to arrive. Drop a comment below starting March 7th if you’ve received Android 6.0 for the One M8 or the DROID Turbo 2.

Owners of both the current HTC One M9 and the older HTC One M8 in the United States are still waiting for the update except a few specific carriers.  The Google Play Edition, and unlocked developer models have already received an update to Marshmallow, but this weeks news means US carriers are finally ready to roll it out.

In mid January HTC UK confirmed the update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow will begin throughout the UK, and the One M9 will follow shortly. Sadly there isn’t an exact date for the newer HTC One M9, but it’s safe to say it should be here soon.

It’s odd to see the older phone receive an update first, but technically that makes sense. Giving the first device to be released priority over newer models, which is the opposite of what Samsung, LG and others do. This shows HTC will update both old and new, rather than only focus on the latest phones and leave older phones waiting for months and months on end.

Read: HTC One Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update Breakdown

We also have good news for those in Canada, or using the HTC One M9 on carriers like Sasktel, Rogers, Wind and Videotron. HTC’s own Mo Versi, who is always vocal on Twitter sharing release timelines and details, had this to say in January.

Back on January 18th, all the carriers mentioned above started pushing out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the HTC One M9. Most should have received it already, and now it’s arriving throughout the United States.

Carriers in the United States have a lot of control over software updates, as many users already know. Most put the software through rigorous testing phases that take anywhere from 4-6 weeks to complete. Verizon has already delivered the update for the One M9, LG G4 and many other phones. At this point all HTC One M9 owners should be on Android 6.0, and the M8 is almost finished in the US as well.

At the beginning of February, HTC and Sprint confirmed the HTC One M8 will get Android 6.0 on February 2nd, and then the support page was updated stating the Sprint M9 Android 6.0 update is rolling out as of February 9th. The initial release said February 5th, but it took nearly a week to start rolling out. Hopefully the Verizon HTC One M8 release isn’t slow or delayed.

A similar comment was made regarding the HTC One M9 on Verizon, T-Mobile and others. Which means the usual 4-6 week US carrier testing was on track for a early February release date of Android 6.0 Marshmallow on the HTC One M8 and M9 for carriers in the United States. Now that all HTC One M9 owners have Android 6.0, we’re moving to the One M8. Those who are expecting updates early next week should head into settings > about phone > and check for software updates. For more details regarding all things Android 6.0, check out our ultimate update breakdown.

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  2. idle_consultant

    01/19/2016 at 9:14 am

    Hi! My HTC One M8 Unlocked just got hit with the Android 6.0 Sense 7.0 update about 3 hours ago here in Portugal, so far looks and works great.

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  3. Sage

    02/05/2016 at 4:53 pm

    Be careful what you wish for ! Email has been crashing when I try to reply since the update to my m7 on 2/1/16

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  4. Adam

    02/06/2016 at 10:34 am

    My M9 on Tesco mobile was updated today to 6.0

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  5. Chelsea

    02/10/2016 at 3:23 am

    Hate the new update! Well, I haven’t looked too far into it, but what on earth have they done to the emojis?? Then look like they need to be updated again, back to how they were. Honestly, they are ugly and really put me off the update. Sorry to be picky, but when it’s something you use daily and you hate it, it’s bound to get on your nerves slightly.

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  6. Robert

    02/12/2016 at 11:54 am

    HTC M8 left out so far, it is 2/12/16 and no update. Makes think we won’t receive the update. Thanks HTC

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  7. Bob

    02/17/2016 at 1:53 pm

    New to Android abd smartphones but have loved HTC products since the old PDA type 8150(?) series. Anyway purchased One M9 after reading about eligibility for Marshmallow, that was last October, and still no word from the last of the majors(ATT) on the update. anyone have any insight? Located in USA/CA.

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    • David Corey

      02/21/2016 at 5:50 am

      VA Beach VA just received the update Friday night 2/19/16 everything went well although my gmail keeps asking me to log in ? But I’m receiving emails ? What bothers me is it appears that the separate sound control for the notifications appears to have been removed ?

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  8. David Corey

    02/21/2016 at 5:43 am

    Updated Friday night 2/19/16 everything appeared to have went well at first ? The separate sound control for my notification sound was deleted ? Has anyone else noticed this ?

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  9. Cujo

    02/23/2016 at 5:42 pm

    ??? I’d like to when Verizon is going to push the 6.0 update to the HTC One M8 ??? I’ve been looking forward to this update for quite awhile now

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  10. Tom Bethea

    02/26/2016 at 8:32 pm

    It’s a shame. HTC makes great phones and promises to follow through with timely updates, but it never happens. Still pissed over the wait for lillipop on my M8 last year. Going to be a tough decision choosing a new phone when my contract expires in June. Most likely not going for another HTC because they don’t follow through with guarantees.

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  11. Greg Allen

    02/28/2016 at 7:09 pm

    That they skipped 5.1 was a big deal, imhop. 5.1 tightened a lot of things that needed to be tightened. I love HTC design, but man, is it worth it?

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    03/11/2016 at 4:13 am

    I updated my HTC D 816t to android 6, and it destroyed by Evernote files, and the app no longer opens. Anyone with solution?

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  14. robin

    03/12/2016 at 11:41 pm

    i have an m8 and after the update it screwed up my keyboard. the letter g doesnt work. i reset it, cleared the cache and tried switching up the keyboard layout. Sucks, I really liked this phone. Now its frustrating to use.

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  15. Darren

    03/14/2016 at 1:35 pm

    Wait till you use the calculator app there is no longer a floating decimal which I use at work a lot only gives you an answer of six on many different formulas which is totally wrong. Also i hate that the notifications volume is gone and the pull down screen is not only huge but it sucks, to bad i used to like this phone beginning to hate it.

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  16. kyly

    03/15/2016 at 5:41 am

    This update crashed my phone, i have an HTC one m8, and now my phone doesn’t charge and shows no sign of anything. The charger doesn’t have any affect on it, and the LED light isn’t lit up.

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  17. Anna

    04/03/2016 at 1:28 pm

    Any news about when the update will roll out on AT&T?

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  18. Nazmul Rabbi

    04/06/2016 at 9:22 am

    Still waiting on marshmallow update for HTC One M9 At&t.

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  19. Calvin Grier

    04/07/2016 at 7:32 am

    ATT just pushed out a 5.1 update for Android to my HTC One M9. That was NOT what I expected. Still waiting on the 6.0 rollout.

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  20. Mike Hillyard

    04/10/2016 at 10:53 am

    Recently got an HTC one m8s, when is the update coming as website stated q1 2016 and this has now passed. C’mon HTC/vodafone.

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  21. HelenMS

    04/26/2016 at 9:36 am

    Ugraded and ready to trade in on a Samsung. Camera shuts phone down. Strike that…phone shuts down on its own. Keep losing apps on home screen. I loved this phone for the first year and a half but it’s been nothing but problems now. New Samsung on Thursday. Goodbye to bad rubbish.

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  22. Kodros Karlos

    05/04/2016 at 3:46 am

    I have the HTC One M9 on [email protected] service and still yet to receive the Marshmallow update

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  23. Stephanie

    05/16/2016 at 8:17 pm

    I am frustrated by the new phone update on my HTC M8 (t-mobile). Not only did it give me a ridiculous calculator that does not work, it is SO SLOW! When I type in letters to bring up a phone number from the list, I wait close to 10 seconds for the matching options to even appear. I also really do not like that it holds those keystrokes the next time I bring up the phone and have to back arrow to start over when typing letters to bring up a new name. Other things are slow as well that used to be instant in the previous version. What did you do??? Clearing the cache didn’t make a difference. I’m stuck with it. Bummer. Please fix it!

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  24. Mike

    05/27/2016 at 7:33 am

    Just installed Marshmallow on my M8 AT&T phone. Now, the display doesn’t brighten quick enough when phone rings, to see who’s calling, or even to see the answer button, when I want to open the text program, a screen comes up and I have to choose if I want voicemail or text to open. I had to install a 3rd party SMS program to compensate for that. It looks to me like they just changed a lot of thing that didn’t need to be changed. I would like to uninstall the update. I liked my phone better before.

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  25. Isuru

    06/07/2016 at 6:46 am

    Fuk htc m9+ update 6.0

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  26. Isuru

    06/07/2016 at 6:48 am

    I hate htc m9+update 6.0, fuk

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