Thursday , April 27 2017

Telstra pushing Android 4.2.2 to HTC One XL and Xperia Z over the air

4.2.2 - Telstra One XL and Xperia Z
HTC One XL and Xperia Z owners will have been seeing an update to Android 4.2.2 on their phone over the last couple of weeks.

Craig on the Telstra Crowd Support forum has advised that the Xperia Z began seeing the Android 4.2.2 update beginning its rollout on the 30th of August while the HTC One XL began on Monday.

The Xperia Z 4.2.2 update has been listed as including the following updates :

  • General stability and performance improvements
  • New settings available: “Increasing Ringtone” and “Pulse Notification”
  • Application security improvements
  • Lockscreen widgets
  • Customisable “Quick Settings” in the notification bar (max 10)
  • Transparent notification and navigation bar
  • My Xperia service introduction

The HTC One XL should be seeing the same update as the HTC One X update that was rolled out recently in Europe which included :

  • System
    • HTC BlinkFeed
    • New Lock screen stule Widget
  • Power
    • Show battery level in status bar
    • Add sleep mode option in Power settings Notifications
    • Quick Settings panel: 12 default settings by new touch gesture
  • Gallery/Camera
    • AE/AF Lock feature: Lock Exposure/Focus on viewfinder screen
    • Video Highlights: Create 30 seconds show in 12 different Themes
  • Music
    • Music Channel: Visualisation

Let us know if you’ve received the update on your phone already and what you think of it. Remember we love to hear about device updates, so if you see your device receive an update let us know via twitter or email.

Source: Telstra Crowd Support Forum.
Via: Gizmodo.

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  • iso555

    Why does it take them 2 or 3 months to put a Telstra my usage app on the xperia z?

  • Upset

    I spent two days turning S-lock off and all that so I could install 4.2.2.

  • Andrew Bayliss

    Just checked for updates on the One XL and is downloading now!

  • Rb

    Holly jebus. I got my 4.2.2 update OTA on optus months ago. I am a little suprised it has taken telstra this long!?!

  • Nick

    Where is 4.2.2 update for Australian Generic Unlocked Htc One X???

  • Yvonne Lee

    getting my update now via a pre-emptive check (HTC One XL Telstra prepaid)

    • Yvonne Lee

      looks pretty good. have blinkfeed but it isn’t that customisable. If only i could integrate feedly into it!

  • SueBK

    I don’t like it. I can’t find how to customise my screen look. My clock and icons were cool hand drawn look. Now there appears to only be one option or the blink thing.

  • Albert

    why i created short cut in home screen will automaticaly deleted after i reboot the hanset??

    • frank3

      same here. it seems to be the same shortcuts every time. have not figured this out yet, but surely teltra and htc should have fixed it by now????????????

  • vincent


    likes: blinkfeed and the new UI
    dislikes: they have removed the option to move apps to SD from phone storage and vice versa.- which is causing my apps to storaged in SD storage disappear on my screen after reboot unless i reinstall it again.

    • aredfastcar

      Thanks Vincent. At least I know why its happening now

  • Pedro

    The Good, the Bad & the Ugly!
    Good: It’s certainly faster & more responsive.
    Bad: Redesigned UI and icons.
    Access to drop-down settings (extra step)
    App draw scrolling, will have to get used to scrolling down instead of across. Why change it?
    Favourite apps option gone.
    Redesigned phone app, very confusing.
    Ugly: Stock Weather Clock
    Image of callers during a call very pixelated.

  • Angry Ken

    I absolutely hate this new version 4.2.2 on my Telstra One XL.
    * Incoming Messages has changed to a list of contacts, not the message that came in.
    * There is nowhere to turn off ‘Running Services’.
    * NONE of the instructional ‘You Tube’ videos match my version, so I can’t learn how to use it.
    * Home pages aren’t 360 degrees any more. They only go 3 pages in each direction like much older versions did.
    * I have no ‘Menu’ to find anything.
    * My favourite Ringtone has gone (Old fashion Phone ring).
    * Lots of my Apps are gone.
    * etc, etc.
    What also annoys me is that we were not asked if we wanted this new 4.2.2 update! It came without approval and loaded itself.

  • aredfastcar

    Like Angry Ken…..I HATE IT….was I yelling then. Yes I was. Like Ken, Pedro, Vincent and Albert, I too am losing my shortcuts on reboot. (Thanks Vincent, at least I now know why) The battery life is atrocious. I’m not game to leave home without a backup plan eg booster battery etc.Its ridiculous!!! A phone I once loved is ruined due to a software upgrade.

  • kareem dada

    I didn’t receive any new updates for my one xl don’t know what to do

  • downgrader

    Why am I getting 5 h of battery life? Why is my phone hot? I wanna downgrade.

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