The Android 4.3 JellyBean update has been officially announced and the rolling has begun in Canada as of this moment. It will arrive soon at your location too depending on how eager HTC is to push their current version OTA. There are reports that the international version has also started to arrive but a hefty 676 MB file OTA can be a bit tedious. So for those who do not have a Wi-Fi connection and want to update the Android to 4.3 manually, do follow the article and get it. So now let’s check out the installation of Android 4.3 JellyBean on the HTC One.
Do note that installing updates to your phone manually, flashing ROMs and fiddling with your official softwares could have some intermittent risks. Also considering that this is an official version, there won’t be many problems. But it is always better not take risks. So please make sure that you know what you are doing here. Make sure you follow all the steps properly and it will all be fine. But still just a disclaimer that there are risks involved in this and any damage caused to the device or any firmware or software while you tinkering with it is none of my responsibility. Now with this we shall start.
Step – 1. First of all you will need to download the software. Without that you cannot move further ahead. So you will need to download the software. You can download the software from various sources available all over the internet.
Step – 2. After downloading the file, you will get a Zip file which you have to unzip. On unzipping the file, you will get two files in it with the extension “.md5” and a file with the extension .tar
Step – 3. After that download software called Odin 3.09 and open and unpack the .zip also.
Step – 4. Launch Odin.
Step – 5. Then reboot your HTC One in download mode. You can do this by long pressing the Volume Up, Power and Home button all at the same time. This way you will enter a completely new interface known as Download mode.
Step – 6. Connect your HTC One via USB cable to your computer and wait for Odin to recognize it. A blue box should then appear in the program giving the confirmation.
Step – 7. Add the file I9505XXUEMJ5_I9505OXAEMJ5_I9505XXUEMJ5_HOME.tar.md 5 to AP
Step – 8. Before going ahead and pressing Start, do make sure that the re-partition box is not checked.
Step – 9. Click Start and wait a few minutes until the procedure ends. Do not disconnect your HTC One, be patient. The screen might go blank in this process which is nothing to panic about, it is perfectly normal. During this the new software is being installed and hence there is nothing to display on the phone.
Step – 10. After the process finishes, then your HTC One will restart and then it is done!
Please note some important things here. This is the officially released version of the HTC One 4.3 JellyBean in Canada and many other parts of the world as well. So it is risk free and will eventually come over in your country as well soon depending on when HTC comes into the mood. To check that, you can go into Settings > About Device > Software update > Update. But also remember an important thing that this update is only for the HTC Sense version and not the Google Play Version. Plus this update if for the international version of the HTC One. So if you have a carrier oriented HTC One, then do clear it out with your carrier as to if this will work or should you wait for their own version.
So get the new Android 4.3 JellyBean on your HTC One and enjoy all the new amazing features like the new HTC Sense 5.5 and myriad of other great features, a new camera interface and features and many more.