Verizon HTC One gets its first update, apparently reduces device lock-ups

by: Andrew GrushSeptember 30, 2013


Earlier today, HTC started rolling out Android 4.3 to Canada. Now Verizon has released documentation for its own upcoming HTC One update. Unfortunately, no, the update does not include Android 4.3.

Version 1.10.605.10 is all about making the HTC One run smoother, and apparently results in fewer locks up and glitches for the handset. We find this somewhat surprising, as we haven’t really heard any reports about the Verizon HTC One having noticeable problems with locks ups and performance stability.

What makes this update really strange is the timing, since Android 4.3 is supposedly right around the corner.

The 33.8MB update also introduces a new update to Verizon’s Isis Mobile Wallet, and adds internet accessibility for the visually impaired. With support docs already available today, we imagine this update will hit devices within the next couple of days.

What makes this update really strange is the timing, since Android 4.3 is supposedly right around the corner. Verizon might have felt these so-called ‘device lock-ups’ needed to be addressed immediately, or it could be a sign that the Verizon HTC One will be later to the Android 4.3 party than the rest of the U.S. carriers.

Given Verizon’s history, we can’t say we’d be surprised if the carrier ends up further delaying the jump to Android 4.3, though we certainly hope not.

We have to ask: Any Verizon HTC One owners have problems with your device freezing or other odd glitches?

  • michael sanchez

    Funny because you know verizon will screw HTC owners. Tell me one rime verizonhas updated a phone in a quick manner. They are ALWAYSthe last carrie. Makes me sick.

  • IamR30

    My HTC from Verizon has a weird issue. It rings constantly and random times. It’s not a alarm or any thing. It still rings even if I shut the phone down. The only way to stop it, is to restart it.

    • Amine Elouakil

      sounds to me like the google device manager thingy where you make your phone ring to find it if you have lost it, it rings without writting any message maybe someone used a google account on the device or something and have linked to his account and is making it ring, but I might be completly wrong

    • Oli72

      Take back to Verizon get a new phone. Also get nexus or developer editions. GSM network is the way to go.

  • Fix it!

    My Verizon blue variant sometimes does lock up in Google play and during texting. I have to exit the app and go back in. I actually returned the phone thinking it was a sensor issue only to find the new one does the same thing. I did a lot of research on this phone before I bought it and never heard of this issue. Glad they are fixing it!

  • Scott Ricketts

    This is why I finally left. Yeah the network is great but updates are slow and getting the RIL is a horrible process.

    • Oli72

      Totally agree. Network is great but my sister and her husband left because of the over price plans and slow updates a few months later.

  • Yea, sure

    I’ve had my ONE for a couple weeks now, and no issues of any kind. I’m at an indirect call center as well, and no calls with ONEs for this reason either… Some force closes, but with third party software, its kinda to be expected…. Haven’t seen the support sheet yet, but at 33MB, its a lot more than just simple bugs.

  • Rattlesomecages

    The update turned my camera PURPLE! ruined my phone. DO NOT UPDATE

    • Lastine

      I have to stop you there. People were having problems with the camera being a different color in super dark scenarios before the update, as mine did. The update actually seemed to fix this bug on my device, why verizon said nothing about the problem, or about this update fixing it is beyond me.

  • Alu Zeros

    I heard it comes with Isis wallet, if that’s true congrats, you can use it in 4 cities.

  • macri

    Look up faint ringing for the HTC one and droid DNA and you’ll see a lot of owners complaining. The issue has been narrowed down to low signal and the 3G band.

  • dayanandan

    Wats main helpful feature nd difference compare to 4.2.2 and 4.3…pls anybody tell me?

  • Josh

    Where can I find that wallpaper? :)

  • Rehab Ahmed

    When are update htc one 1.36.599.1 usa

  • Charlie Cianciolo

    My One was having SIM Card issues for a bit. Hopefully this will fix!

  • John Forristal

    Swapped Samsung GS2 for HTC One two days after it arrived in store. Never looked back. SGS2 was very problematic with memory issues and crashes. Resets/battery removal were a frequent occurance. Never had any issue since switching to HTC Sense with 32gb internal. I assumed it was a TouchWiz issue managing moves to SD.