Verizon HTC One for Windows nabs OS and firmware update too

Looks like another Verizon phone is getting an update today. The HTC One (M8) for Windows is also getting some new firmware and an OS update if not on the Preview for Developers program. This news follows updates to the Lumia 822 and Lumia 928 announced earlier this morning.

The update bumps the OS to version Windows Phone 8.1.1 build 14203, and it also picks up new firmware, jumping from 10602 to firmware build 21705.

According to Verizon's document on the update, the firmware contains the following:

  • Softcard Payment Support (May require download from Windows Phone store)
  • Resolved an issue where the phone was intermittently not able to power on
  • Fixed the copy/paste functionality at the time of Xbox account sign in
  • Improved stability to prevent the phone from rebooting on its own

Interestingly, if you are in the Preview for Developers program with that app-enabled, your HTC One for Windows will not see the update. Instead, you need to disable the program through your Preview for Developers app and then check. Only after you do this will your phone be able to pick up the firmware update.

Since the Preview for Developers OS build is newer (build 14219), only the new firmware is applied and you will not be downgraded. After installation, you can re-enable the Preview for Developers program.

Source: Verizon Wireless (PDF); Thanks, @TheWinPhan and @AnXboxDude, 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.