HTC One X updated to Android 4.0.4 with latest OTA
I’ve spent some time with HTC‘s newest flagship device and oldest brother in the new One series, the One X, and I must say the device is spectacular. Some gripes that I’ve had while handling it include the device still being on 4.0.3, knowing their is more updated software out their. More importantly though, the thing I hated was the menu action bar that accompanied any app that didn’t comply with the Android ICS guidelines.
Well, HTC has fixed that with the newest update that is rolling out now.
This build, v2.20.502.7, is a sizeable 270mb large, but takes away the action bar and allows users to remap the capacitive “recents” button instead. You can change the recents button to do three actions: open recents app, short press for recents/long press for menu, or vice-versa. Along with the new button remap options, and typical 4.0.4 bug fixes and improvements, HTC decided to included these changes:
- NFC Capabilities
- Additional content added to HTC Hub
- Third party music applications accessible from the Car application.
- Wi-Fi connectivity fixes
- Improved Bluetooth automobile compatibility
- 3G/4G connectivity improvements
- HTC Sense fixes
- Contacts synchronization fix
- Network time fix (clock displays 30 minutes off)
I warn our root-ers to be wary of accepting or installing this update, as with any major OTA that has system improvements, this breaks root.
For now, those lucky few who have the new build already installed do not have root, so just wait for the developers to get more time with it. If you don’t care about root, and haven’t receive the update yet from HTC, you can grab the RUU and install it manually. To install from RUU, if you don’t know, just plug in your One X into your Windows computer, and launch the RUU file.