HTC and Sprint have started rolling out software update for the last year’s HTC One M7, AndroidPolice is reporting. While the new firmware, version 5.05.651.2, is described as a minor update that includes “Google security fixes,” we can’t help but notice it’s a massive 1.5GB download.
There are also other changes included, such as removal of the annoying “Smith Disabled” notification that appears after every reboot, and the default flashlight app has been replaced by an LED flash app.
There’s no word whether the HTC EYE Experience is included in this release, but chances are that’s not the case; otherwise, both HTC and Sprint would announce the major improvements to the camera software. Alas, the One M7 owners with Sprint contract will have to wait a little longer to get the selfie-taking goodies. Like every other One M7 user for that matter.
Meanwhile, if you hate waiting for the OTA rollout — which is more often than not rolled out in stages — you can download the updated firmware from HTC’s website and manually flash it to your metal-clad smartphone. Now that I’m thinking, the entire firmware weighs in at 1.5GB and that includes both the “old” software and updated stuff. Anyway, you should tap that (Update) button just to have everything up to date on your device. Overall, it’s good practice… 😉