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Leaked Android 4.3 for HTC One Available as Custom ROM

If you happen to own a HTC One and you want to install the latest Android version on it, learn that a leaked Android 4.3 build for the HTC One has hit the web, being available as custom ROM.

Even though the official Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for HTC One is not expected to roll out sooner than mid-September, you will now be able to get a taste of the latest Android firmware courtesy of a custom ROM developed by LabTooFer. Dubbed MaximusHD 12.1.0, the ROM is based on firmware version 3.09.401.1 and it’s available for download on the XDA Developers forums.

Moreover, the guys at Android Central say that LlabTooFeR will also release the original Android 4.3 update for HTC One on August 28, at 10 AM GMT.

Last week, a HTC rep confirmed that the HTC One and the HTC Droid DNA units sold on the North American market will skip the Android 4.2.2 update, moving directly to Android 4.3. The same HTC official also said that the new firmware will be available by the end of September, thus we shouldn’t be surprised seeing the Android 4.3 update for HTC One get leaked.

In case you are wondering what the leaked Android 4.3 update will bring on your HTC One, hear that you will be able to enjoy support for Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, OpenGL ES 3.0, Google Wi-Fi Scanning Feature, Updated HTC Apps, Updated AppDrawer, and a couple of other less interesting changes.

The HTC One was officially introduced in February and released on the market on month later running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 5 interface on top of it.

The flagship smartphone of the Taiwanese company packs a 4.7-inch Super LCD3 display with full HD resolution and Gorilla Glass 2 protection, while being underpinned by a Snapdragon 600 SoC with quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait CPU and Adreno 320 GPU. The smartphone also comes with 2 GB of RAM and 32/64 GB of internal storage.

The connectivity features of the HTC One include 4G LTE support, HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, NFC module, infra red port, Bluetooth 4.0, and microUSB 2.0. The smartphone measures 137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm and weighs 143 grams, while being powered by a 2,300 mAh battery.

While most of its competitors come with 13 megapixel cameras (Sony Xperia Z, Samsung Galaxy S4, LG G2), the HTC One employs a 4 megapixel sensor with UltraPixel technology. The primary camera of the HTC One comes with autofocus, LED flash, 1/3” sensor size, 2µm pixel size, simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, optical image stabilization, and support for 1080p@30fps video recording.

Are you installing MaximusHD 12.1.0 on your HTC One or are you waiting for the official Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update to roll out for your handset?

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