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Topic # 164452 10-Feb-2015 09:52
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Hey guys,

I have an HTC One M8. When I bought it from Noel Leeming the saleman said it was the unlocked version. Now as far as I know, the unlocked versions have received the recent update to Android 5.0 (Lollipop)

Is there anyway I can check that my phone is the unlocked version? And if it is unlocked, any idea why haven't I received the update yet? 

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  Reply # 1233966 10-Feb-2015 10:09
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Nothing to do with whether or not it's locked. I take it it's a carrier branded model? If it's carrier branded, you'll have to wait for the carrier to release the update.




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  Reply # 1233967 10-Feb-2015 10:09
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Whether a phone is locked or unlocked makes no difference to the release of software - it's the model number that defines this.

As to whether our phone is locked - it would have come with information clearly saying this if it did. I wasn't aware of any SIM locking of high end phones from any network.





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  Reply # 1233970 10-Feb-2015 10:13
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As BigHammer pointed out. HTC releases the software for testing by operators. Operators will test and give an OK for updates to go out. HTC will then schedule the update.

It doesn't matter what SIM you have on your phone, if it's "branded" (sold by an operator or a model usually sold by an operator) then you have to wait until this is completed by that operator.

Android 5.0 has not been approved yet in New Zealand so you won't receive it unless you change your phone ROM to something else - and risk getting it bricked in the process.








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  Reply # 1233972 10-Feb-2015 10:14
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sbiddle: Whether a phone is locked or unlocked makes no difference to the release of software - it's the model number that defines this.



Is this specific to NZ? Because in the US, carriers release their updates weeks, sometimes months after HTC releases the update for Unlocked and Developer versions of the phone.

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  Reply # 1233974 10-Feb-2015 10:16
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Cheers, hadn't refreshed the page so didn't see your reply. Much appreciated.

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  Reply # 1233978 10-Feb-2015 10:24
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Carriers do not relaease updates they only test an update

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  Reply # 1237374 13-Feb-2015 14:44
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Same here but I actually found out that the NZ stok of HTC M8 that was sold via NZ retail channels is in fact a Vodafone AU model. That model is still going though testing with Vodefone AU.
All we can do is wait.

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  Reply # 1242173 19-Feb-2015 11:12

dauckland: Same here but I actually found out that the NZ stok of HTC M8 that was sold via NZ retail channels is in fact a Vodafone AU model. That model is still going though testing with Vodefone AU.
All we can do is wait.

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HTC uses a single SKU and software build across multiple network operators rather than making a unique build for each of them. It's not a Vodafone AU model any more than it's a 2degrees, Telecom, or Vodafone NZ model. Every network partner that ranges that particular version needs to test the update before it can go live. HTC are pretty good at pushing OTAs out once approval is received though.




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  Reply # 1242600 19-Feb-2015 21:09
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NikT:
dauckland: Same here but I actually found out that the NZ stok of HTC M8 that was sold via NZ retail channels is in fact a Vodafone AU model. That model is still going though testing with Vodefone AU.
All we can do is wait.

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HTC uses a single SKU and software build across multiple network operators rather than making a unique build for each of them. It's not a Vodafone AU model any more than it's a 2degrees, Telecom, or Vodafone NZ model. Every network partner that ranges that particular version needs to test the update before it can go live. HTC are pretty good at pushing OTAs out once approval is received though.


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You are right.
But I am going with information available.
NZ networks do not publish status of testing of software updates.
Given the local HTC M8 firmware build is the same as Vodafone AU we at least have their informaiton to use.
Please read through this: http://community.vodafone.com.au/t5/Software-Updates/19th-February-2015-Software-Update-Weekly-Wrap/td-p/381852

Looks like we have to wait a little longer.

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  Reply # 1243003 20-Feb-2015 12:39

dauckland:

Nik
You are right.
But I am going with information available.
NZ networks do not publish status of testing of software updates.
Given the local HTC M8 firmware build is the same as Vodafone AU we at least have their informaiton to use.
Please read through this: http://community.vodafone.com.au/t5/Software-Updates/19th-February-2015-Software-Update-Weekly-Wrap/td-p/381852

Looks like we have to wait a little longer.

Damian


NZ networks do not publish the status of software updates right now. Stay tuned. :)

freitasm: So if one network drags its feet no one gets it?



Correct. Not naming names, but I expect this to change going forward for precisely this reason.




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