AT&T pushing Android 4.0.4 OTA to HTC One X; rooted users accept with caution

Reports are coming in that AT&T has started pushing out an OTA update for the HTC One X today. The update, build number 2.20 that bumps Android to 4.0.4, has only gone out to a few users and it is unclear when it may roll out to the rest. Neither AT&T nor HTC have issued a change log that details what is included in the update. Users are reporting that it includes security fixes that block some root exploits, a setting to remove the menu button “bar” for some apps, and the ability to long press the multi-tasking button for a pop-up menu.

Users who have rooted their One X or who are thinking about doing so may not want to jump on this update just yet. The fixes for the root exploits have the consequence of also closing methods used to gain root access. Since AT&T and HTC do not offer bootloader unlocking on this version of the One X, the update will effectively block root access until the hackers figure out a new way to do so.

If you get the update, please post and let us know of any other changes that are included.

source: Android Central

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Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a MINI Cooper, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three mostly grown kids and a golden retriever.

  • Justin Witham

    Just installed. A lot snappier animations, the transition between home screen pages is a tad different…now have the option to hold down the multitasking button and use it as a menu button.

  • Brian J Pace

    It seems to boot a bit slower but is quite a bit quicker Sense wise. I read somewhere that memory allocation to apps has been increased resulting in more stability. I like the menu button alternative.

  • Hassan Elachkar

    what about the international one x?

  • rex

    i rooted my one x not long before the update release. tried twice to update. both times failed. got about 15% of the way on install then a red triangle with an “!” in it popped up. guess update won’t install because of the root method i used; can’t remember if it was OneClick or another method. i tried a few on my mac before i was able to accomplish root on my brother’s pc.