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  Reply # 933894 14-Nov-2013 14:40
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bradstewart: 

That is the HTC stock recovery, doesn't look like the standard Android one.

Apparently there is a button combo to use to access the factory reset option etc.


Ha! lol thats MESSED UP! You're quite right Brad - you hold down (then release) vol up + power and bam! it jumps into recovery. Crazy!


I assume it is to prevent unnecessary or accidental access to recovery. I do recall it causing me a couple of WTF moments while I wondered if I had managed to brick it.

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  Reply # 933897 14-Nov-2013 14:45
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bradstewart:
markl:
bradstewart: 

That is the HTC stock recovery, doesn't look like the standard Android one.

Apparently there is a button combo to use to access the factory reset option etc.


Ha! lol thats MESSED UP! You're quite right Brad - you hold down (then release) vol up + power and bam! it jumps into recovery. Crazy!


I assume it is to prevent unnecessary or accidental access to recovery. I do recall it causing me a couple of WTF moments while I wondered if I had managed to brick it.


It just makes you think "what the ?" !!! 

Cheers for your help, by the way, Brad

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 934030 14-Nov-2013 18:42
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Android 4.3 and HTC 5.5 just became available for my phone on Telecom

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  Reply # 934039 14-Nov-2013 19:16
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wackiestphreak: Android 4.3 and HTC 5.5 just became available for my phone on Telecom


Thanks for the heads up. Not showing as available on mine yet, but it's good to know that the rollout has begun :)

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  Reply # 934040 14-Nov-2013 19:24
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wackiestphreak: Android 4.3 and HTC 5.5 just became available for my phone on Telecom


Is your HTC one bought from Telecom or just using a Telecom SIM?






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  Reply # 934042 14-Nov-2013 19:25
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wackiestphreak: Android 4.3 and HTC 5.5 just became available for my phone on Telecom


Is your HTC one bought from Telecom or just using a Telecom SIM?




Good point, it is just using a telecom SIM

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  Reply # 934046 14-Nov-2013 19:38
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Ok, so then it's not the HTC One from Telecom - updates are delivered to models based on ROM source, not SIM card.






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  Reply # 934188 15-Nov-2013 08:58
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Now I have 4G working, I have my hopes pinned on Telecom activating 4G rolled up in the 4.3 Sense 5.5 firmware update. That would explain why additional testing is taking a little longer.
Dreams are free I know, and I'll just continue my morning ritual of checking for an update while my bacon is cooking.




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  Reply # 934464 15-Nov-2013 14:40
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Anyone here keen to create a backup of there telecom stock rom and share it out?




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  Reply # 934483 15-Nov-2013 15:12
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waikariboy: Anyone here keen to create a backup of there telecom stock rom and share it out?


http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=97&topicid=114440&page_no=143#878958

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  Reply # 934500 15-Nov-2013 16:03
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Sorry to cover old ground. Have HTC One purchased in May from JB Hi Fi Akld. Used it happily on Telecom.

Got my 4G SIM from Telecom, activated it and all works fine, except no 4G. Under "Network Mode", there is no LTE option. Put a VF prepay Sim in, and the LTE option is available.

Rang HTC support (quite helpful) who said (based on IMEI) "Your HTC One is customised with Vodafone NZ software, and will not work on 4G with Telecom NZ. A sotware update will not fix this."

I also rang Telecom, who basically said the HTC One is not a compatible 4G device. I notice the HTC One is now not shown on their website as a 4G device.

I know the phone is 4G capable...! Any suggestions? Thanks.

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  Reply # 934513 15-Nov-2013 16:41
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MrDuck: Sorry to cover old ground. Have HTC One purchased in May from JB Hi Fi Akld. Used it happily on Telecom.

Got my 4G SIM from Telecom, activated it and all works fine, except no 4G. Under "Network Mode", there is no LTE option. Put a VF prepay Sim in, and the LTE option is available.

Rang HTC support (quite helpful) who said (based on IMEI) "Your HTC One is customised with Vodafone NZ software, and will not work on 4G with Telecom NZ. A sotware update will not fix this."

I also rang Telecom, who basically said the HTC One is not a compatible 4G device. I notice the HTC One is now not shown on their website as a 4G device.

I know the phone is 4G capable...! Any suggestions? Thanks.


Sounds like neither of them is sure what they're talking about. The ROM for the Telecom HTC One is THE SAME as the one used for Vodafone here, as well as Optus in Aussie. There are 4 or 5 CID (carrier id) numbers supported by this build, and it is this CID that is used to determine the exact app, menu, and settings configuration each phone will have. So if you bought your phone from Telecom (or if it's a telecom "branded" phone) then you'll have the Telecom NZ CID (HTC_039). I'm using an HTC One I bought from Vodafone, and my CID is VODAP021. 

You still, apparently, need a 4G sim from Telecom, so that they can apply the "hidden" WCDMA/HSPA/4G Auto Network Mode setting (this is NOT hidden for phones with a CID of VODAP021, i.e. Vodafone). You apparently receive an OTA update of some sort also before being capable of connecting the Telecom 4G network.

As for the IEMI number indicating that your phone isn't compatible, well according to this page here: http://www.telecom.co.nz/mobile/mobile/ournetwork/phonecompatibility/ on the telecom website, my Vodafone HTC One is compatible with their 4G netowrk. So I really doubt that your phone is incompatible. Check the compatiblity tester out and see what it tells you though.






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  Reply # 934538 15-Nov-2013 17:17
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Have a look at the last couple of pages of this thread, it is covered (I asked similar question). Basically the sim determines what shows up in settings. There is also an app that hacks the settings, that you can use at your own risk.




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  Reply # 934848 16-Nov-2013 12:08
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wackiestphreak: Android 4.3 and HTC 5.5 just became available for my phone on Telecom


Not sure if you've been affected by the purple/pink camera tinting issues, but if so, has the update fixed the issue for you? Or more generally, does anyone know whether this update has fixed the camera problems?

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  Reply # 934877 16-Nov-2013 13:18
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HTC USA have tweeted that they have sent kitkat for GPe to Google for OTA update.... Not long to wait now!!!

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