Verizon HTC One M8 for Windows now getting Update 2 upgrade

Looks like Verizon is turning a new leaf as this morning we can confirm that their HTC One (M8) for Windows is now receiving Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 build 15143. This release is slightly behind yesterday's 15148 release for some Lumia 735s and Lumia 830s, but it is still in the Update 2 category.

Verizon has not detailed the update although it is confirmed via their support services and accompany PDF file that mentions 'OS upgrade to General Distribution Release 2 (GDR2)'.

We should caution that if you still have the Preview for Developers program enabled, you will not see today's update. Instead, you need to open that app and un-enroll in the program. Only then will your phone see the update waiting on the servers when you check for an upgrade.

We have previously mentioned the main features of Update 2, which are listed below and apply to the HTC One too:

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 Main Features

The HTC One (M8) is still one of our favorite high-end phones on Verizon, so it is exciting to see it pick up this upgrade. To check for the update, head into Settings > Phone Update > Check for update (see the note above).

Thanks, Nicholas L., for the tip!

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.