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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nick.wright.54943 Nick Wright

    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.

  • 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!!

    TIA

  • 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.”

  • 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?

  • Buggy

    I am on Virgin, hopefully we get it soon.

  • 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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.johnson.338658 Dan Johnson

    Ann that’s much better

  • 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 202.139.83.152) 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 :)

  • SYD Harry

    Still Sense 4.0 ?

    • http://www.facebook.com/luke.pocock Luke Pocock

      4.1

  • http://www.facebook.com/luke.pocock Luke Pocock

    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.

  • 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

  • http://twitter.com/millionsofmyles Myles Harris

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

    • http://www.facebook.com/luke.pocock Luke Pocock

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

      • http://twitter.com/millionsofmyles Myles Harris

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

    • http://twitter.com/JM77 Jason Murray

      Sorry Myles! Email us, tips@ausdroid, not all of us see mentions on twitter.

      • http://twitter.com/millionsofmyles Myles Harris

        Will do. Sorry just a eager new Android user.

  • http://twitter.com/millionsofmyles Myles Harris

    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.

  • Dan

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

    • http://www.facebook.com/luke.pocock Luke Pocock

      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!

      • http://www.facebook.com/stoneskull Stone Skull

        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.