AT&T One X Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich update available, with a twist

August 2, 2012
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    In case you own an AT&T One X smartphone, you should know there’s a 270MB download waiting for you that’s going to update the phone’s firmware to Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.

    But you shouldn’t hurry to update your device just yet, even if the new firmware will fix the menu button “issue” that you may have been complaining about. Why? Because the same update will also disable root, so if you’d rather have root privileges on the handset then you should stay away from Android 4.0.4 for the time being.

    Image Credit: Droid-Life

    Regular Android users that stay away from root procedures can update their handsets over-the-air (OTA) as soon as they get the notification and enjoy a better menu button and an overall smoother experience. But what’s the menu button “issue”? Some apps that aren’t updated to support the latest Android guidelines show a black bar that takes up space at the bottom of the screen (see image above), and Android 4.0.4 deals with that. Pocket Now reports:

    This release cleans that up [the black menu bar], as well as provides new contextual behavior options for the phone’s recent apps button. Users are reporting an improved multitasking experience, and the impression of brisker operation with reduced lag.

    In case you want to root your device, something we’d never advise you to do in the first place, there is a way to solve the “issue,” and we have already shown you how to do it. Not to mention that Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean is also unofficially available for the handset, not that we’d advise you to go that way either.

    There isn’t a changelog available for the update yet, so if you do notice any other changes worth mentioning, hit us up in the comments section.

    Comments

    • rvichar

      I hope this comes to Rogers OneX

      • hakami

        me to!

      • hakami

        Actually, I just checked and it is available. Go to settings > about > software updates > check now it should come up, mine is updating right now.

        • rvichar

          Checking now thanks but nothing. Wow figures we wait two months to receive a single update. And now this week we get two of them.

        • rvichar

          I think you’re getting the minor update I received earlier this week 1.94.631.3 still 4.0.3. Minor bug fixes.

          • hakami

            Oh my mistake, thats the one.

    • ram

      guys can any one help me .how to update android version 4.0.3 to 4.0.4 in my tab TA-97

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