HTC One X Jelly Bean 4.1.1 update and your observations

We have been keeping readers in the know about the latest operating system updates for their devices and at the end of November we told how HTC One X owners could soon be receiving the 4.1 Jelly Bean update as the global rollout had begun. We told how the update was being pushed to unlocked HTC One X phones first and that it would probably take longer to come to carrier devices. We’d now like to find out more about the HTC One X 4.1.1. Jelly Bean update, or lack of it, and would like your observations.

More recently we gave details of a leaked list showing HTC devices that will apparently be receiving the Jelly Bean update and the HTC One X was not mentioned on it, presumably because it had previously been stated that the rollout of Jelly Bean had already begun. However we have also had reader’s comments from various regions saying that they have still not received the update to Jelly Bean for their HTC One X phones and so the rollout seems to be taking rather a long time.

Today we have heard that some UK owners of the HTC One X are now receiving the update although it looks as though this is still to unlocked versions for now, a bit of a disappointment when we consider that it was several weeks ago that we first heard that the rollout had started. If you still haven’t heard anything you may want to check manually for the update by heading to Settings>About>Software Updates but bear in mind it looks as though many are still waiting.

One of the emails that we received from a UK reader says that they have just received a major upgrade for their HTC One X, taking it from Android 4.0.4 to 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and HTC Sense 4+, so in one respect this is good news. However we don’t know if this update came to an unlocked version or whether it was a carrier version, although from other news it seems more likely to be the unlocked One X. If we find out more on that we’ll let you know. UPDATE – Our UK reader who emailed saying they now had 4.1.1 Jelly Bean kindly got back to us to let us know that his is an unlocked HTC One X.

Hence we can say that although Jelly Bean is definitely making its way to the HTC One X it’s certainly a slower processor than we would have liked to see and we can imagine that many of you with this phone might be getting pretty frustrated about the wait. We’d really like to hear from you if you have already received the update for your One X and if so which region you are in? We are particularly interested to find out if Jelly Bean is still only being rolled out to unlocked devices only or whether any of you have already received the update on your carrier HTC One X? Let us know with your comments.


155 thoughts on “HTC One X Jelly Bean 4.1.1 update and your observations”

    1. meteb says:

      Don’t expect it soon I’ve contacted them about it and all I get are scripted answers. The middle east from what I’ve noticed is thier last concern. Plus the mea twitter and facebook won’t reply at all.

  1. Preston in the US says:

    I am moderately frustrated by the delay in the US on AT&T. It has been a long time coming and I am excited about the improvements. This is an area where Apple iOS just wins out over Android. They are much more clear and consistent with their OS upgrade schedules and compatibility of features across their older devices.

    The One X is a fantastic device as-is so I’m not going crazy about it or anything. Just eager…

    1. tihssielppa says:

      Mmmmm, of course. And then a month or 2 down the line they are found to be riddled with bugs because apple rushed them out in the first place oh and not forgetting that older iPhones just don’t get a lot of the ‘New’ features.

          1. Neuroces says:

            All the networks have been poor with this update.
            As soon as I get it, I’ll post back, Hopefully tonight going by everyone else here, knowing my luck it’l be next year..

  2. Kcrk says:

    I advise everyone to check today as I am on a locked carrier and very surprised that I got it. I’m about to update my one x. Will post back if I notice any difference between ice cream sandwich and jelly bean

        1. Francis says:

          Thanks. But is your phone t-mobile branded? As in when it boots do you see the T-Mobile animation? If so, lucky you dude. I can’t wait. What’s been your experience of it

          1. DrBob27 says:

            Sorry for the late reply! It would appear that my phone’s actually unbranded because I don’t see T-Mobile’s logo during the boot-up sequence. Jelly Bean is great on the One X – you will definitely notice the difference as soon as you switch to it. The new battery optimisation feature is great; now my phone actually lasts a whole day!

  3. zuluT says:

    They have ruined a great phone with this update, camera and editing is useless. It runs a hefty 100mb plus from your ram, this slows the phone downand kills project butter, and the keyboard is messy.

          1. luke says:

            Let me know when you get it please, desperate for this update as my new HTC one x phone has major signal issues which I have been told are a common problem with these phones and which will be corrected by this update!

      1. Kcrk says:

        For some reason jelly bean update delete some apps even though it said it wouldn’t. Htc hub gone :L phone is faster. Had to be restarted twice to let everything configure

  4. greig2000_uk says:

    Got it last night after a small 3MB system update, JB is 360ish MB- One X with Vodafone in West Lothian Scotland, way smoother than ics. Not played about with it so far but no major worries. New gallery view, new keyboard layout, new power saving feature on the notification pull down window (notifications are displayed allot bigger also).

  5. Cassidy Payne says:

    If you’re due to get the update but it doesn’t show, restart your phone and then check, it should be there 🙂 Much smoother and google voice is updated greatly, no major difference apart from the keyboard which will take some getting used to, had hoped battery life would be improved but time will tell.

  6. Abdullah B says:

    I couldnt wait any longer. I installed an ruu on Sunday. It’s great so far. Battery life’s improved. Btw I didn’t need to unlock the bootloader etc.

  7. StevieB says:

    updated last night, can’t really tell the difference at the moment, not too sure that the battery life is any better & browser occasionally flashes uncontrollably, it foes seem to be a bit quicker & smoother in places
    HTC OneX unlocked

  8. eggsarnie says:

    Just got jelly bean on my one x today . I’m on Vodafone.got a small update then the 346mb update straight after. Love how you scroll in a full circle through the home page without having to go 3 to the right then 6 pages left. It’s now a full circle. Also bigger space bar on the keyboard . That was needed.

  9. LCB says:

    Just got update on my HTC One X with Vodaphone. Its now MUCH slower. Every app like messaging and camera now has a lag to get into and my gallery is a pain – if I press gallery I want to go into my GALLERY – NOT Facebook gallery etc. This will be a pain when quickly trying to send pics to friends via my apps. My One X was fast as lightning before this ruined it.

  10. Kay says:

    Got the new update today on orange, and I’ll tell you what, this is the fastest phone on the planet by miles!! I actually called up orange today complaining about the lag, but suddenly the update has fixed this. Messaging, browsing, etc is so smooooth loving it! The battery life is amazing now, and I’m a proper heavy user, charging my phone twice a day, but now it looks like only once or even less will do!! the interface has changed as well to look the same as the HTC one x+…. Really happy HTC’er

  11. Oz says:

    I’ve had it for a few weeks now (unlocked, Australia) It’s improved camera boot up by 100% and I’ve noticed a few things have actually changed back to be reminiscent of Gingerbread.

  12. Ken says:

    The Jelly Bean upgrade is so slow for everyone here in Canada. I’m with Mobilicity Canada and have a HTC Amaze and I think it was suppose to be on the update list but that may never occur in my life time considering I’m 70 years old. LOL

  13. Ronuk1 says:

    Got my update about 2 days ago now. Network is Orange unbranded, HTC one x CID 001 (tegra chip). OS now runs much smoother & faster than before, like they said ‘like butter’. I tested a game – NFS most wanted and the frame rate is much better, now you feel a sense of speed and less stutter. The camera app has some UI updates but not much there. Its got some cool new skins which look better than the old ones. Cool new HTC clocks and calculators and other widgets. Its got a new notification page with a power save switch. New search bar, google now and a hand full of other bits and pieces.

    1. I had my update with Orange (EE) locked handset a few days ago, all was fine to begin with but yesterday I started having problems. Firstly the WiFi signal has decreased dramatically, I can sit 3-4 meters from the router and still get on the dot on the WiFi bar. Then the phone started to lag, a little at first but now it is something chronic the screen glitches so the top half is at the bottom and the bottom at the top. Next when locking the phone it would not come back on by pressing the on/off button, very frustrating.. I don’t know whether this is just my phone but I didn’t think there was anything wrong with the old OS.
      Phoned my vendor, Phones4U, and they told me to factory reset, the only way to get it back to the old OS. Very annoyed as my HTC Sync app on my laptop does not sync up with my phone, not sure why!!
      Very annoyed, any help would be greatly received.

  14. sylvia says:

    Is it a must to download the sync program for htc, from website, to move over things from phone to mac or pc? I have problem to use usb to move files to computer!!! I want the old version back!!!!

  15. Trenchy says:

    One x unlocked. Got update few days ago, since then Internet keeps going off. Have rebooted and reset to no avail… Contacted htc they say may need a repair..

    1. Maria says:

      Mine does the exact same thing.. Keeps dropping the WiFi connection.
      My Cut ‘n’ Paste function doesn’t work anymore. Uses battery like crazy even with everything turned off (wifi mobile data sync and so on) screen off and the phone in standby still uses like 10% in just 30 min.
      And for the past 3-4 weeks I’ve been having major problems getting the phone to charge. Plug it in with the original S3 wall socket charger and nothing happens. Well it says that it is charging (battery icon, lightning, and the red LED goes on) but it doesn’t charge. It actually just seems to discharge even faster.. Freakin hate this phone after the update. Before the update this was, without a doubt, the best phone I’ve even had. Now I really wish I’d never even bought it!!
      Really really disappointing

  16. Tom says:

    I got my update (unlocked T-mobile) and am wishing I hadnt, had all sorts of problems. Very slow when unlocking – press ulock button get a black screen and wait 5 seconds. Very laggy between apps. I also had a problem where I transferred some films from the phone to PC and then deleted them – however free space never updated and i ran out of space today. Had GPS randomly start up as well. Battery life had taken a massive dive too. Not impressed so far at all

    1. woodworm107 says:

      You noticed the battery drain too . eh! I thought maybe my battery was starting to give out but I’m more inclined to think its the JB update. Coupled with the fact I can no longer see my phone as a drive in XP so how the f..k do you get photos off and put music on I don’t know. Also turn the camera on and wait and wait and wait before it fires up. I think it might be cos its turning on GPS for EXIF info.
      All those that are saying you don’t have the update yet, think yourself lucky. Trust me, you don’t want it.

  17. chris says:

    Its on my unbranded One X. Interesting that some functions haven’t been Sense-skinned. Share/Open with menus are plucked from stock 4.1. No problems so far…although post update I had to setup my APN again.

  18. Asad Ali says:

    Just received my HTC One X on Orange UK update now. been waiting ages for it. I will be purchasing nexus devices form now on as I am fed up of how long it takes for these updates to come through.

  19. Julian says:

    Ok… That’s it… This was my last phone from Three… for one stupid app … how long do we have to wait for JB????? Can’t f………………………g take it anymore…

  20. Chas says:

    Since updating to jellybean I started having problems. Display was going out of register, freezing up, difficult to restart. Contacted HTC they told me to clear the cache as it was some apps that were conflicting with jellybean.I did this with no improvement so I was told to do a factory reset.This totally screwed the phone so now it is back with HTC who are looking at it.

  21. avaughan585 says:

    My phone is brand new. It was working fine for about 4 months until I upgraded to 4.1.1. Ever since, it has been slightly slower, apps have been crashing, some apps showing blank screens when trying to access menus. I cannot access settings for weather for instance. My google profile contact card brings up a blank screen also which is annoying because I still have not memorised my phone number yet. it seems to be a complete regression from a perfectly functional phone to something with frequent annoyances

  22. Someperson says:

    Messy keyboard. Is it a must to download and use the HTC Sync Manager? I really would just prefer the old way for that. With the Sync Manager I can’t copy and paste the files I need. The gallery is nice and more organised though. I’ve gotten a few lags after this update.

  23. gunslinger says:

    i’m experiencing hell alot of problems on my htc one x after this crap jelly bean update.. apart from usb storage problem, its very slow to responsd.. taskbar isnt staying down.. reverts back on its own within few seconds.. nothing is workin properly.. is there anyway to unistall this update… can somebody help me out… email me if possible…

    1. Meena says:

      i think u r probably having wid much more application in ur device..uninstall some of useless app,then restart ur device.if till the problem occurs then master reset will surely fix ur issues..

  24. Tommy, Bolton Lancashire says:

    HTC One X here locked to Three and still no update to JB, emailed Three and got no reply, absolute joke going to change to Samsung devices from now on and probably provider too.

  25. hemal says:

    manually updated to JB which was pain as everytime it was saying the download unsuccessfull, talk to HTC asked me to clear the storage. then run the check update now it is downloaded and updating. bit annoying to start with

  26. Andy Singh says:

    I’m on T-Mobile (UK) and am yet to experience any problems though I am upset my wallpaper does not move when I swipe through my home screens. I admit, the software is eating up RAM but it’s always been between 800-850MB and have not experienced any lagging. Hopefully I won’t be eating my words this time next week

  27. I got the update today. Since then, my agenda widget wont pick up any entries from any calenders. The agenda within the calender app works, just not the widget, that’s android, htc or third party.
    Also the favorite contacts widget is no longer available in 2×4 size and the music player widget is not available in 4×1, so they have disappeared from my home screen. 🙁

  28. mike says:

    rogers HTC one x updated to jb 4.1.1 & sense 4+
    Phone worked fine before update after up can no longer calibrate touch input otherwise phone loses its screen

    1. jonone77 says:

      I have the exact same, otherwise it’s running so much better. The phone feels lighter, keyboard is much more responsive, feels smoother. So far so good…

  29. Shaun says:

    I had my upgrade to 4.1.1 ;-( and it totally screwed my phone up having to do resets after any playstore downloads plus anything else. cant see how to restore to ics without jailbreak but that voids o2 ins

  30. Andrew says:

    I’m with orange and since this jelly bean update has been rolled out it’s broken two HTC one x’s.
    First one which i had for 8-9 months worked fine until the Jelly Bean update and then my call volume was very low, both out going and in coming so Orange replaced the device on Sunday. New device last a grand total of 26 hours after the jelly bean update and it’s now corrupt. Unlocks when it wants not when i press the Unlock Button, Screen is sometimes showing a ghost image, while in menus the phone will switch back to the main screen I could go on and on,

    This phone is now being replaced tomorrow and while on phone to the orange agents the two I spoke to said they’re not pushing out the Jelly Bean update yet but it’s a branded, lock Orange phone so it’s coming from their servers and their advice is when I get my new phone tomorrow I’ve not to update to Jelly Bean. This to me is a complete joke and typical Orange. Why they’re pushing out updates that are 1 messing phones up and 2 their helpdesk don’t know about is comical to me.

    Wonder if a brand new One X last a total of 26 hours is some kind of record.

  31. kkharouf says:

    i just received the update from 4.0.4 to 4.1.1 … it is awesome but i expected more in visual area …. and i live in the middle east .. Hishemite Kingdom of Jordan

  32. Jonw says:

    Three UK branded/locked One X and still no update. I asked 3 support over 2 months ago, and they keep fobbing me off. I have a friend who has an unlocked/unbranded One X on 3 who has had the update. Very angry that as a loyal customer of over 8 years, I have to wait for my updates like this.

  33. gokuluday says:

    My battery is draining terribly fast.Even with wifi off,then battery is draining like 10% in half an hour.The camera is taking long time to load up too

  34. thekiid says:

    HTC one X UK device locked to three now Downloading Jelly Bean…..Was not notified. did a manual check and got a small 1.25mb download which installed. Rebooted the device and the 356MB was then also avaible. 🙂

  35. RJE says:

    I started the download today for the One X, but it seems to have frozen. I’ve had a black screen with the green update symbol for 3 hours. Any ideas what I can do?

  36. Mikey says:

    Ruined the keypad so badly I can’t send messages properly in one-line boxes, can’t see them with thekeypad up aand can’t scroll through because the cursors have been erased! Stupid, where can I download 4.0 back from..?

  37. Heidi says:

    I wish I’d never received the up-date. Got the message to do up-date on 05/02/13. Did up-date which completely screwed up phone – now waiting for it to come back from being repaired by 3. After up-date, no signal available, couldn’t manually select a network and it appeared to erase IMEI number stored on phone – they had to get it from the SIM tray. DId factory reset and other things suggested by 3 but only option was to send it away for repair. Fortunately I still had my old phone and with the micro SIM adapter managed to put my SIM card in old phone so have been able to use that. Stil inconvenient as I had things on new phone that wasn’t on old phone. This is my second HTC phone, previously had the HTC Desire HD and have always praised them. Very reluctant to do so now – will look at another make next time! Should be getting it back within next couple of days – just hope it works properly and I can get all my info back on it.

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