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HTC One S Android 4.2 & Sense 5 Update Might Roll Out After All



The HTC One S Android 4.2 and Sense 5 update, which was cancelled by HTC a few short weeks ago, may be back on track as a noted HTC insider has  confirmed the good fortune for HTC One S.

A short time ago, after weeks of rumor, HTC cancelled the HTC One S Sense 5 update that was promised to owners earlier this year. The company also stated that the device would not be getting any new versions of Android which meant that Android 4.2 Jelly Bean was out the window.

The HTC One S Android 4.2 and Sense 5 update may be on track.

The HTC One S Android 4.2 and Sense 5 update may be on track.

It appears that HTC may have changed its mind however as noted HTC leakster, @LlabTooFeR, claims that the software will roll out for the HTC Ville variant of the HTC One S while the status for the HTC One S C2, also known as the HTC Ville C2, remains unknown. @LLabTooFeR has a solid track record when it comes to unofficial HTC software information so at this point, HTC One S owners have reason to celebrate.

He is, however, unsure of how HTC will make this happen. Evidently, HTC is looking into a solution and it may be that it doesn’t release the software through an OTA update but rather, issues the update through its HTCDev site so that those looking to take the plunge may do so at their own risk. Remember, performance issues were said to be a part of why the company cancelled the update in the first place.

HTC doesn’t appear to have confirmed the good news itself though we imagine that if it is indeed changing course, that it will let HTC One S owners know as soon as it possibly can. If true, it would be quite the reversal and one that may have be prompted by the thousands of frustrated HTC One S owners who expected Sense 5’s arrival.

Sense 5 is HTC’s new user interface that arrived with the HTC One a few short months ago. The UI  not only features a brand new look but features like HTC BlinkFeed, the interface’s social home screen, making it an update that is desirable amongst owners of HTC’s older smartphones. In addition to the HTC One S, HTC promised the software for the HTC One X and HTC One X+ as well though those updates have yet to roll out.

We’ve reached out to HTC but as of publication, have not heard back. Should the company respond, we will update this post accordingly.



  1. Daws (@BackDaws)

    07/17/2013 at 8:55 am

    OMG im buzzing :) ive been using a ported htc sense 5 rom (TrickDroid 10) and its amazing, sense 5 is years ahead of sense 4+ and blinkfeed is actually really good.

  2. john smith

    07/17/2013 at 11:44 am

    my friend’s ex-wife makes $84 every hour on the internet. She has been out of work for 9 months but last month her income was $19559 just working on the internet for a few hours. Here’s the site to read more

  3. Dylan

    07/18/2013 at 7:17 am

    Performance issues only with the Snapdragon S3 version – the One S C2. So the S4 models are perfectly capable.

  4. Lance

    07/18/2013 at 4:59 pm

    HTC can “…kiss my shiny metal @$$…to infinity and beyond…” because that is “…the Circle of Life.”

    Choke on it, ya bastids

  5. Jis

    08/07/2013 at 9:14 pm

    HTC Reply “The information about the HTC One S having two different processors is correct, but it still falls under the same model. This means that, no matter what processor, the HTC One S will not receive further Android OS updates and will remain on the current version of Android and HTC Sense.”

  6. Muvughoro Steve

    08/29/2013 at 5:01 am

    Pls, HTC should make update for one s to 4.2

  7. Jis

    09/03/2013 at 1:59 am

    HTC REPLY: “One S is currently no plan for update to Android4.2.2 with Sense5.0,

    It will maintain the existing version of Android and Sense,
    However, please be assured that we still plan update camera and Beats Audio sound optimization for One S.
    To provide a good experience to every consumer.”


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