The international HTC One M8 received the Android 4.4.3 OTA update about a month ago, while the T-Mobile variant got it last week. Now we hear that the HTC One M8 Android 4.4.3 update is being rolled out for the AT&T users, therefore you should keep your eye on the notifications bar. For what it’s worth, the Verizon model is expected to get the new firmware sometime mid-September.
Because the HTC One M8 runs Android 4.4 out of the box, the usual KitKat stuff such as transparent status and nav bars, white status bar icons, immersive mode, new Location menu, cloud printing, or full screen album and movie art in the lock screen came pre-loaded. The AT&T HTC One M8 Android 4.4.3 update doesn’t introduce any visual improvements, but it arrives with numerous optimizations, bug fixes, and security improvements, so you would definitely want to install it on your device.
As usual, AT&T will be rolling out the new update in stages, which means that some of you might not be able to download and install it right away. As you may know, once your HTC One M8 becomes eligible to receive the new firmware, you should be able to see a system update message in the notifications bar. Tap on it, then choose “Download now.” After the files are downloaded, choose “Install now.” After the installation process is complete the smartphone will reboot. In case the system update notification failed to appear, you would also want to perform a manual check under Settings > About phone > Software updates > Check now.
It’s also worth noting that the new Android 4.4.3 update for AT&T HTC One M8 has firmware number 2.23.502.3. Since it has a size of around 660 MB it’s recommended to download it using a stable WiFi network in order to avoid unwanted data charges.
I remind you that HTC was one of the first companies to announce they will be bring Android L to their flagship devices. According to them, both One M7 and One M8 will receive the new software update within 90 days after Google releases the final code.
Are there any AT&T HTC One M8 owners among you? Have you received the 4.4.3 update on your terminal? Please let us know in comments.