The HTC One M8 Unlocked variant is getting the official Android 4.4.3 OTA Update right now in the United States. Keep an eye on your smartphone’s notification menu starting today and apply the update when it arrives in your region.
The Android 4.4.3 KitKat firmware is the final KitKat build update that we will see released for the HTC One M8 Unlocked variant, as HTC has confirmed it. The next future update that this device will see will be to official Android L (5.0?) in autumn.
If you’re asking yourself why HTC didn’t release the Android 4.4.4 update instead of this 4.4.3 build, then you need to know the Taiwanese giant has decided that all security fixes that are present in 4.4.4 will be instead added to Android 4.4.3 for an easier roll out. More here.
The update is rolling out all over US for the unlocked HTC One M8 smartphone in phases. So, you might not get the final update today, but you should get the entire Android 4.4.3 update package by the end of this month if you’re running stock Android on your One M8 device. Users that have decided to flash custom ROMs or did any other modification to their phones will not receive the official OTA Update notification.
In Android 4.4.3 KitKat for Unlocked HTC One M8 you will find tweaks and improvements for the HTC Sense UI, numerous bug fixes and security enhancements. Also, this build should offer you a much more stable and reliable KitKat environment. The total file size is set to 592MB, so it would be best for you to use an Wi-Fi connection for the download to complete successfully.
When the update notice is displayed by your HTC One M8 you should simply confirm the process and then wait until your device completes the install automatically. The changelog of this update isn’t available yet, but we should get more info about it soon enough.
After the update is successfully installed you will see that the phone’s software version now says 2.22.1540.3. After the update is complete you should find this firmware version in the ‘About Phone’ section of your HTC One M8 smartphone.
If you own an unlocked HTC One M8 and you’re based in the U.S. then tell us in comments if the update has been pushed your way and, if it did, then you should tell us if there are any major changes that you’ve spotted.