Owners of last years HTC flagship, the HTC One M8, your Lollipop update is now ready. HTC Australia has advised that the update – Android 5.0.1 to be precise – will begin rolling out to handsets today.
— HTC Australia (@HTC_Australia) April 20, 2015
The update should head out to unbranded handsets immediately, but as with all software updates delivered to carrier branded handset, testing is required. So, where is testing up to for all three of the major carriers on the Android 5.0 update for the HTC One M8?
Vodafone lists the Android 5.0 update for the M8 as ready to go on the 20th of April on their software update page. Telstra lists the update as expected to be delivered on the 21st of April on their update page, but it appears that Optus either isn’t ready, or hasn’t updated their page since the 13th of April, listing the update status as ‘Next Version – TBA Testing currently on hold, waiting on new build from HTC’.
To check for updates on the HTC One M8, go to Settings > System Updates > HTC Software Update > Check Now. If there’s an update ready, you’ll be prompted to download and then install it. The rollout of Lollipop to the handset should be staggered, so keep checking back and let us know – preferably by including screenshots – when you get your Lollipop update on the M8.