Tuesday , April 25 2017

Optus Android 4.0.4 rollout for HTC One X now underway

We received a tip this morning that Optus has begun rolling out Android 4.0.4 to its HTC One X devices.

Optus’ Update List still shows 4.0.4 as pending manufacturer deployment at the time of writing.

The big change in 4.0.4 for the One X is the change to how the system handles the Menu button for old apps. Previously, running an old / non-ICS app would result in an ugly onscreen “black bar” menu key. This update instead maps the function into the Recent Apps / Multitasking key so apps can now use the full screen.

HTC’s previous advice on this update also lists these changes:

  • improved tab management in the browser via a dedicated tab switching button
  • enhanced camera capabilities (white balance, continuous autofocus)
  • enhancements to memory, platform stability and the overall browsing experience

Have you received this update? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.


Jason Murray   Deputy Editor

Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!

  • Dan

    I’m still getting black menu bar under various apps after update.

    • You need to go to setting ->Display Gestures & Buttons and under the Buttons heading, click on Recent Apps Button. Set it to “Press for Recent Apps, press and Hold for Menu” and its gone!

      • Or even better, I find switching it the other way makes for a better experience. That is, press it for menu or hold it for recent apps.

  • It is beautiful. Has made such a difference. Battery life, with some surfing and a 50 minute phone call, at 2:10pm I have just over half battery. It would have been dead by now. It is very smooth and fast. I rarely get a blip with sense. Camera Autofocus is very welcome. Very happy.

  • PS tweeted you the roll out at about 9pm last night….

    • I downloaded it about 4:30pm yesterday. Just checked for updates at random and bang, it was there

      • Yeah same. Had actually just factory reset my phone and there it was.

    • Sorry Myles! Email us, [email protected], not all of us see mentions on twitter.

      • Will do. Sorry just a eager new Android user.

  • Martin Dolan

    You win some, you lose some…
    I got an international version because I wanted a grey one, and also no contract.
    The good part is no bloatware and I had this update around a month ago.
    The bad part is I haven’t had my phone for over a month as it’s getting warranty repair, overseas.
    For the week I used this update, it was GREAT to have menu bar gone. Moral there HTC and ofhersis either have fully soft buttons or fully touch strip. Don’t try and do both because you just end up with both at the same time

  • Major update. Never seen the phone run so smooth. There are a few other changes like connecting USB to a PC, you get options for Tethering ect. Use to have to select and press done but now its a simple one click.

    So much better to remove the Menu bar at the bottom.

  • SYD Harry

    Still Sense 4.0 ?

  • Komo

    Not sure that anyone had the problem with the APN for both the Internet and MMS but myself and a mate had the problem after the upgrade this morning.

    If you do the upgrade and find that you no longer have access to data or the ability to send MMS messages, these steps that an Optus technician sent me will solve your problems.

    1.Press Apps
    2.Select Settings
    3.Select Mobile Network
    4.Select Access Point Names
    5.Press Menu
    6.Tap New APN
    7.Set Name to Optus Yes Internet (Virgin subscribers enter Virgin Internet)
    8.Ensure APN is yesinternet (Virgin subscribers enter virgininternet)
    9.Ensure Proxy is Not set (Virgin subscribers enter
    10.Ensure Port is Not set (Virgin subscribers enter 8070)
    11.Ensure User name is Not set
    12.Ensure Password is Not set
    13.Ensure Server is Not set
    14.Ensure MMSC is Not set
    15.Ensure MMS proxy is Not set
    16.Ensure MMS port is Not set
    17.Ensure MCC is 505
    18.Ensure MNC is 02
    19.Ensure Authentication type is PAP (Select None if PAP is not successful)
    20.Ensure APN type is not set
    21.Press Menu
    22.Select Save
    23.Select Optus Yes Internet radio button (Virgin subscribers select Virgin Internet)

    To modify MMS,
    1.Press Apps
    2.Select Settings
    3.Select Mobile Network
    4.Select Access Point Names
    5.Press Menu
    6.Press Optus MMS
    7.Ensure Authentication Type is PAP.
    8.Press Menu
    9.Press Save

    • fender

      Thanks! I lost data connectivity after the update (HTC OneX on Virgin Mobile). For me, simply going to “Access Point Names” (step 4.) clicking “Menu” and hitting “reset to default” fixed the problem.

      • vijay alapati

        or u can remove and replace the sim 🙂

  • Ann that’s much better

  • Matt

    Definitely a much improved radio also. When it lost service previously you would get a horribly loud scratchy noise. Now when it fades out it doesn’t get the white noise, just cuts out. Bit nicer on the ears.

  • Buggy

    I am on Virgin, hopefully we get it soon.

  • Nick

    I have a Australian Blue Tick stock unbranded and unlocked HTC one X s720b but I am still on 4.0.3 using a Vodafone sim but still no notification to update for 4.0.4. How do I get this update?

  • stav

    update has been pulled now… optus have changed their status page to say ”
    4.0.4: An issue with this release has prompted Optus to request HTC cease deployment until the issue is resolved.”

  • Eldouchebag

    I have tried all of the below methods for the call/data drop outs and nothing has successfully worked for more than a few hours. I have also switched back to a Moto Razr and/or Sony Xperia S, both Optus provided phones. These have both have not let me down yet!!

    If anyone can suggest something, pls do!!


  • Does anyone on here know where I can get a copy of the RUU for this update?? I forgot to save stock recovery before flashing CWM. Thanks in advance.

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