Verizon + Unlocked HTC 8X receiving new firmware update, details are scarce

We’ve received a few tips today that some users of the international, unlocked HTC 8X are receiving a notification for an over-the-air update for the firmware.

Indeed in our forums, AndreiX confirms that his firmware has been updated to version 20105, up from the earlier 20100 for a few users recently.

Unfortunately, we don’t have enough information at this time to state how widespread this update is, if it’s for carrier branded devices or what it even does (HTC is a lot less forthcoming on these updates than a certain other company).

Update: At least for Verizon users, you are evidently getting this update too and it fixes three items (thanks, aceoforder):

  • Fixes the "SIM CARD NOT DETECTED" error
  • Fixes an issue with Skype calls not having audio
  • A battery-drain bug that can occur when a user enables Internet Sharing and then turns it off

If you get the update and vouch for any changes, please share your experience (and region/carrier) in comments for others!

Thanks, Casey M., zikifer, and JellymanEN, for the tips!

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.