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HTC 8S won't receive WP8.1 GDR1, but 8X will

06 August, 2014 | Read the news | Post your comment
HTC 8S won't receive WP8.1 GDR1, but 8X will - read the full textOn its official support forum, HTC has shared its plans for its latest duo of Windows Phone devices - HTC 8X and HTC 8S. Sadly for HTC 8S users, the company will not release Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 update for the phone. The reason is it doesn't meet the update's hardware requirements. While...

 

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I'm still not getting gdr1 on my htc 8x, when will i get it ? any idea ?

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  • 2014-09-08 09:56
  • PGsd

When it come in HTC 8x

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  • 2014-08-30 10:40
  • vG6A

please i have the devs preview but i cant download the gdr1 on my htc 8s please help me thank you

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  • 2014-08-07 16:21
  • 3AwR

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-08-07 10:15 from M4Xk - click to readOk, looks like I mistook the update for GDR 1 ... the Windows Phone version is lower than on my Lumia 1020 and there are no Live Folders.

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  • 2014-08-07 11:32
  • M4Xk

> In reply to Sev @ 2014-08-06 14:56 from MiFy - click to readYou can also have Update 1 (GDR 1) on a Developer Preview enabled 8S - installed it 2 days ago without any problems ...

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  • 2014-08-07 10:16
  • M4Xk

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-08-06 14:14 from B{Rc - click to readInstalled Update 1 (GDR 1) on an 8S with Developer Preview enabled without any problems. So no idea what HTC's reasoning behind this decision is ...

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  • 2014-08-07 10:15
  • M4Xk

> In reply to DZENO1975 @ 2014-08-06 13:42 from sr%G - click to readYou are confusing "WP8.1" with "WP8.1 GDR1" the latter one being the first update for "WP8.1". And as I commented above installing it on a Developer Preview enabled 8S works withoug problems ...

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  • 2014-08-07 10:13
  • M4Xk

> In reply to Zivko @ 2014-08-06 13:22 from 3buw - click to readInstalled Update 1 (GDR 1) on an 8S with Developer Preview enabled without any problems (I was one of the first commenters, but unfortunately it took the moderators a while to approve my comment). So 4 GB should be enough ...

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  • 2014-08-07 10:10
  • M4Xk

Always wanted an android version of 8X. Good looking smooth phone. Always was but don't want windows due to so many tiles and no choice of message keypad - all windows prevents that..HTC would have sold quite a few.

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  • 2014-08-07 05:34
  • P$ZM

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-08-06 19:01 from pqBJ - click to readGood decision. Even thought M8 look tempting, Windows Phone is only for Lumia models. Just like the Nexus for Android. Other brands will only results in fragmentation. I believe M8 will be HTC last attempt on Windows Phone. Don't fall into their trap.

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  • 2014-08-07 03:47
  • QXPx

> In reply to Aadrian @ 2014-08-06 14:57 from 0wxc - click to readif ut will get the wp8.1 -->GdR1

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  • 2014-08-07 02:17
  • PSv0

But I have 8.10.12400.899 developer one and working perfect.

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  • 2014-08-06 21:23
  • pq$}

HTC 8S with 4GB storage can run WP8.1 but not WP8.1 GDR1. I doubt it's hardware compatibility but more of HTC is not willing to update the firmware on it to support WP8.1 GDR1.

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  • 2014-08-06 21:01
  • kg3x

WP mean
Nokia and Nokia Lumia

IN UPDATE
IN SERVICE
AND SMARTNESS.
other brands
Never carry WP OS
as Nokia doing.

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  • 2014-08-06 20:54
  • rARQ

> In reply to Raker @ 2014-08-06 12:13 from KAeI - click to readThere are some, i have 8s because it was the only affordable option at the time.
8s is, to me, superior to lumia 520.
One thing is sure: i will never bye another htc phone.

I feel really disapointed, and i wish ms will ban htc for releasing another wp phone, because wp8.1 have 36 months support promised to customers and now fanboys have ammunition against ms.

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  • 2014-08-06 19:01
  • pqBJ

Even if you are on Developer Preview, you can't as of yet update HTCs 8X and 8S to GDR1. After 8.1, there are 2 updates, one is bug fixes and the other is the actual GDR1. If you try updating now you'll only get the bug fixes update. (it actually does wonders to smoothness, fluidity and stability).

But so far, GDR1 is not accessible to 8X and 8S users.

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  • 2014-08-06 18:45
  • ajUc

> In reply to alexv @ 2014-08-06 13:11 from 0V7D - click to readReally? Name one low end android handset that was released in mid 2012 and has gotten the latest version of kitkat. And this is the only wp from that time to not get the update. Even my 620 released alongside is getting it.

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  • 2014-08-06 18:34
  • rAfx

Please guys no HTC hating. They might have a genuine reason. no company would spoil their rep by doing this

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  • 2014-08-06 18:08
  • ut}p

> In reply to lgf @ 2014-08-06 14:37 from a4qH - click to readits not windows phone that sucks.....just you

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  • 2014-08-06 18:02
  • ut}p

> In reply to shibiyi @ 2014-08-06 14:34 from fsVg - click to readHtc 8x will get all updates..

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  • 2014-08-06 17:50
  • t}k@

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