Update [November 25, 2016]: HTC just made the Android Nougat update for HTC 10 official today, while also releasing it right away for the unlocked variants. We already had hint of that thanks to Nougat ROM with version 2.28.401.6 leaking on the web earlier, but all in all, we can now expect HTC to rollout One M9 Nougat, and that could happen in December 2016.
Update [November 23, 2016]: One M9 is receiving a new build as an OTA update today at T-Mobile, which comes as software version 3.39.531.41, an upgrade to 3.39.531.31 build. The latest update looks to pack in November patch, while it’s still based on Marshmallow. We expect the Nougat update to drop by December end, or early January for T-Mobile variant of HTC One M9, while European set and that in Canada could get it by December. The update is sized at 106.7MB, FYI, while T-Mobile software page is yet to acknowledge the update.
Update [November 22, 2016]: The One M9 Nougat update just got an official release date, without getting one exactly. Rogers just updated its software update page to let us know that they are looking to update their One M9 sets to Nougat, and have marked the release as ‘coming soon‘. So, not an exact date, but yes, a full official indication that the update it near, and we think it could take a maximum of 3-4 weeks before Rogers releases the Android 7.0 OTA for its users.
That has one more significance. Because we’ve seen HTC launch their major Android updates to European sets before contract-tied ones, chances of One M9 Android 7.0 update hitting Europe are great, maybe within next two weeks. Looks like HTC will meet its claim of looking forward to update One M9, One A9 and 10 to Nougat before December, after all.
Update [November 14, 2016]: Trusted source, LlabTooFer, has revealed that one can expect the One M9 Android 7.0 update to arrive by December end, or first half of January 2017. In case you didn’t know, the HTC 10 Nougat update is set for release in November end, or early December 2016.
Update [November 10, 2016]: Verizon has started rolling out the 3.37.605.17 OTA for its HTC One M9 users, which aims to patch the device to latest security patch from Google. November patch for the Android device is out from Google now, and we guess it should be this patch that is part of the update as Verizon didn’t specify which. Anyway, hit up Settings and look for the system update under About device section. That’s all of the changelog that’s available.
Update [October 25, 2016]: A BIG update is out for the Asian and European HTC 10 sets, whose build no. is stated as 3.35.401.32. The update brings system stability improvements, and is sized to the tune of 676.17 MB. Yup. The changelog only states that it’s all about ‘Major System Improvements’. This could easily be penultimate update, which could serve as a base of Android 7.0 Nougat build. What do you think?
Update [October 18, 2016]: HTC and T-Mobile have releases a new software update for their One M9, bringing up the version to 3.39.531.31. The update brings the latest monthly security patch to the device, and nothing else is part of the changelog, provided below.
Update [October 12, 2016]: Verizon has outed a new 6.0.1 update for the One M9, whose software version is 3.37.605.15. The update brings the latest security patch to the device, Verizon said, but it didn’t exactly tell which month’s patch it is. Well, it should be October patch, but it could easily be September one too. Anyway, you tell us if you have the One M9 with you at Verizon, once you have got the OTA which is under rollout already.
In other news, it’s being reported that HTC 10 will be first device to receive Nougat from HTC (which was obvious) and that it could happen at the end of this month, or early November. This is relevant for M9 users, as once the Android 7.0 build from HTC it’s the 10, One M9 is next in line along with the A9 — the three devices HTC has promised to update to Nougat before we welcome year 2017.
Update [September 29, 2016]: T-Mobile just confirmed that the development of the One M9 Nougat update under development at HTC, as the carrier marked the update progress as ‘Manufacturer Development’. Once HTC has it baked, it will hand it to T-Mobile, who will conduct its own tests (2nd stage), before releasing it to the public (last stage, #3). You may be already aware that HTC has promised to update the One M9 — along with HTC 10 and One A9 — to Android 7.0 by the end of this year.
Update [September 27, 2016]: T-Mobile is also rolling out a new update for the HTC One M9, and it’s identified as software version 3.39.531.21. Thanks to LlabTooFer for revealing this, and as far as changelog is concerned, we only see ‘Android security update by Google’ listed there. So, maybe we have the September patch level here. But given the update size, some other bug fixes should be part of the 355.33 MB download, too. Do let us know if you spot any change in UI, or bug fixing.
[September 26, 2016]: The unlocked developer edition in the US of HTC One M9 is receiving a new update today to software version 3.35.617.21. the update comes in size of 309.63 MB and it’s your regular maintenance update, so no biggy!
Sprint is also rolling out a new update for its One M9, one that brings the August security patch. That’s all of changelog available. The software version of the new update is 3.38.502.17. Sprint is calling it a MR2 release, with CL682052 the code for release keys.
You still get Marshmallow, and even though nothing else looks part of the update, it’s sized pretty hefty at 496MB. The update preceding this one came on May 12, 2016, so maybe this is a pre-Nougat update that would serve as a base for Android 7.0 Nougat, which HTC says would come to all variants of One M9, including Sprint, this very year.
If you are using the HTC’s One M9 in USA, then be sure to check for a big update available for your already as software version 3.35.617.16. No, there is Nougat update part of this one, as we’re calling it big because of its size only — you know, all HTC says in the changelog is “Latest Android security update by Google” but the update is still sized 604.43 MB.
The update actually packs in updates for its apps, and hence the big size. Yes, HTC didn’t think it essential to list out the apps in for an upgrade in the changelog, but as long as the company remains active like this with updates, it’s not a shame.
That apart, we think the new 3.35.617.16 also fixes little issues and quashes bugs, which would explain the massive size of the update.
To update you HTC One M9, find the system updates section under Settings app, and use hit that ‘check for update’ button to see if your device is eligible for the update. If you have TWRP recovery installed, then you will need to go back to default stock recovery for the update to be successfully installed.
HTC One M9 Nougat update release date
BTW, HTC has confirmed it two times already that it would be updating the One M9 to Android Nougat. But the company has remained silent on the release date.
We’re sure that HTC 10 would be the company’s first to be treated with Android 7.0 update, and when that happens folds the key for the remaining sets in the roadmap — we would be able to figure out release date for HTC 10 Nougat update only then in a pretty good way.
We think that Android Nougat for HTC 10 could arrive by next month or October 2016, for several reasons (see the link before), and if that happens, the other popular 2016 launch devices should see the update before the end of 2016. With that, we can hope for the One M9’s Nougat update in Q1 2017, most probably in January end.
Even though the international variant of One M9 see the update by January 2017, the US carrier like Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile could take some time of their own — testing, approving, etc. — to update their One M9 to Android Nougat. You could add extra one month for T-Mobile and Sprint, while 2-3 months of delay for Verizon and AT&T variants of the One M9.
Verizon One M9 Nougat update
Update: New update with build 3.37.605.15 is available, with the changelog stating that it features latest security patch and bug fixes.
The Verizon Wireless in US has started the roll out of the security patch-only update, coming as software version 3.37.605.13, based on 6.0.1 Marshmallow. We’re assuming it brings up to August level patches, speaking of which, do you know the build for Nexus devices with September level patch brings Android 7.1 to those devices?
As for the Nougat update, the carrier’s One M9 will definitely receive it officially, though that will take some time, long time actually.
If you want a date, well, do let us know how February 2017 sounds to you, because that is when we expect the Verizon One M9 Nougat update to release.