If you?re on HTC One and recently updated your Android OS to KitKat 4.4, there?s a big chance that your phone is a bit messed up right now. HTC itself announced that they were suspending the over-the-air update of their units in UK, earlier this month. The same thing might have happened to other Android devices. The big question is, how do you plan on having this fixed?
One thing you can do, regardless of what unit you have, is to root your phone. Most people purchase their phones to avoid sky high prices. This is not without a trade-off however. Their phones are loaded with, most of the time, bloatware?from the carrier who provided their handset, and a locked service contract.
Rooting your phone and having it unlocked makes the deal better. This unlocks, not only the carrier limitations, but also the things you can do with your phone, which requires ?root? access, hence the term rooting.
Rooting your phone can be a good alternative in fixing KitKat related problems with HTC handsets, and most Android phones running on the same OS. Rooting, however, is not for people who aren?t confident about what they are doing and what they want to do with their smart phones. The process poses some risk of permanently ?bricking? or damaging your phone, rendering its warranty void altogether. There are tons of guides on the internet. All you have to do is just find the right guide for the right model, and a bit of guts to proceed.
Another thing you could try is doing a Factory Reset. Every device nowadays has this feature, and it?s pretty simple to do. It restores your phone’s initial setting, fixing any ?unwanted? updates or changes to your handset. It?s surprising, how much this practice is neglected, but sometimes, all it takes is a simple tap to that ?Factory Reset? button.
Waiting for an Official Fix might be the best way for most people who aren?t too sure about tinkering with their handsets. It is the safest, but the most time-consuming way. Patience is a virtue after all.
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