After a delay of almost three weeks, HTC is finally rolling out the Android Lollipop OTA update for its One M8 GPE and One M7 GPE smartphones. The update was originally planned to be rolled out from November 21st onwards, but HTC had to postpone the rollout due to some last-minute bugs being found in the firmware and other technical glitches. The update was finally ready to be pushed out Tuesday, but HTC had to wait for Google’s approval. They finally received the approval today and if you own a One M8 GPE or One M7 GPE smartphone, you should expect to see the update on your device today.

Instead of Android 5.0 that was expected, One M8 and One M7 GPE owners will be receiving the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update directly. The OTA update carriers the build number LRX22C for both the smartphones. A lot of users seem to have received the update already and have shared screenshots on Twitter. The update was also announced on Twitter by HTC’s Product Vice President Mo Versi yesterday. The official isn’t yet available but the OTA update description talks about the usual Android 5.0 Lollipop features like the new Material Design UI, improved performance thanks to the switch to Android Runtime (ART), new notification layout and automatic interruption controls, battery saving mode and improvements to battery life as part of Project Volta.

If you haven’t yet received the update notification on your HTC One M8 or One M7 GPE yet, you can also download and manually flash the update for the two. The update ZIP for the One M8 GPE can be downloaded from this link while the One M7 GPE update can be downloaded from here. The update weighs in at around 500MB. Once the file has been downloaded, just transfer it to the internal storage on your device and flash it via custom recovery. Before you flash the ROM, do remember to wipe the cache, system, data, and dalvik cache. Also perform a factory reset. This will ensure that you don’t face any issues later and will not need to re-flash the firmware to get rid of bugs due to a ‘dirty installation’ without wiping.

With the One M8 and One M7 GPE Lollipop update released, it is still going to be a long wait for the owners of the regular HTC One M8 and One M7 smartphones as HTC is expected to release the Android 5.0 update for the two flagship smartphones only by early next year.

Have you updated your HTC One M7 or One M8 GPE to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop yet? What are your first impressions? Do share with us in the comments section below.

 

Comments
kevhong · 5 years ago

The new One looks sharp, performs well and improves on its predecessor in many ways. It's still at the top of our list, but its slick finish makes it uncomfortable to hold.

Reply
kevhong · 5 years ago

The One is HTC's second attempt at entering the ring and it's just as impressive as its predecessor: it's beautiful, battery efficient, fueled by all the latest hardware, and that UltraPixel camera still excels in areas that other camera phones have fallen short. And guys, we really, really like it.

Reply
jason · 5 years ago

I haven't recieved any update I even tried to do it manually but it didn't work I'm getting so mad

Reply
Lon Denard · 5 years ago

Do you have a GPE?

Reply
DRS · 5 years ago

I have one m8 still haven't received any update. Me in Singapore

Reply
Carlos · 5 years ago

I have a One M8 GPE and I haven't recieved the update notification..

Reply
jason · 5 years ago

Hey I have the m8 how do I find out if its the gpe when I bought it like 3months ago this was the only model that was out?I'm so confused

Reply
Carlos · 5 years ago

GPE is stock android.. Google Play Edition..

Reply
jason · 5 years ago

Yes but there is the HTC m8 and the HTC m8 with gpe online its saying the ones with the gpe will receive the update first how do I know if I have the gpe version or not?

Reply
MJC6370 · 5 years ago

Because you should know what phone you bought, quick way if if your phone came with blink feed it's not gpe

KID ANDROID · 5 years ago

GPE stands for Google Play Edition and can only be purchased from the Google PlayStore not from a carrier. The GPE runs pure Android like the Nexus devices, the regular version runs the Sense 6 UI which is HTC'S custom skin. If you still don't know then go into your settings and go to "About Phone" and check the software it's running.

Joe Quanne · 5 years ago

Easy. If you have to ask, you don't have the GPE version.

corner-left-up dots-three-vertical