Android 5.0.1 Lollipop OTA updates were released for the Google Play Edition of HTC One M8 and HTC One M7. The firmware is currently being rolled out in phases, so the notification might not be spotted by all the users at the same time. Anyway, now, on HTC’s dev official website the Android 5.0.1 kernel source is live and available for download.
What does that mean? Well, briefly, third party devs can download the latest built of Lollipop firmware for developing new custom ROMs and kernels for various Android powered smartphones and tablets. As mentioned the kernel source has been posted by those of HTC so we have an official release and not leaked versions of the platform.
Thus, if you are a dev, you can safely access the already mentioned website, from where to download source kernel for Android 5.0.1 Lollipop – the system is for the Google Play Edition (GPe) of HTC One M8 and HTC One M7.
Meanwhile, Android Lollipop OTA updates are already pushed out by HTC for its popular devices. The notification should be spotted automatically – just slide down the notification panel on your HTC One M7 or M8. Also, you can manually check for software updates by heading towards “menu – settings – about phone – software version – check for updates”. If the OTA is available, ensure that a WiFi connection is enabled and follow the on screen prompts for completing the update process.
Also, if the OTA hasn’t been made available for your phone yet, you can choose to manually download the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop firmware. Then, by using some ADB commands you can manually update your HTC One M7 and M8 GPe to latest Android system without waiting for the OTA roll out.
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