Install Sense 6 on HTC One M7 (OTA Update)

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The 2014 edition of the HTC One, that is the HTC One M8 brought HTC’s latest Sense 6 innovation along with KitKat 4.4.2, making it the first HTC flagship showcasing KitKat. Due to unseen reasons HTC didn’t let the same out for its predecessor HTC One M7. But, like most others it didn’t make you wait for long, a new update for the HTC One M7 is out lately. Labelled firmware version 5.11.1540.9, the new build is based on KitKat 4.4.2 and weighs approx 667MB. Officially the HTC website has shown changes in accordance to this update. As per the OTA changelog, the major compilation is the introduction of Sense 6, apart from that Camera and Gallery UI improvements, updated BlinkFeed, new color coded theme, Clear All Recent button and a lot more are inside the package.

We would like to present our heartly gratitude to XDA Senior Member alray for grabbing out the OTA and posting it online. We’ll help you to Install Sense 6 on HTC One M7 using the Stock Recovery.

htc-one-m7-ul-sense-6-ota

Warning!

This update is meant to be Installed only and only on HTC One M7. You should not try this on any other variant. DroidViews or any of its community members shall not be held responsible for any damage to your device. Perform everything at your own risk.

Prerequisites

  • Stock firmware and recovery Installed (This won’t work for a Custom Recovery or a Custom ROM)
  • Charge your M7 above 60% battery to avoid shuts during the process.
  • Backup SMS, Contacts, Messages, Calenders, Internal and External Storage.
  • Enable USB Debugging: link
  • Install and setup ADB: link

Install Sense 6 on HTC One M7

  1. First of all, download the OTA update zip file: OTA_M7_UL_K44_SENSE60_MR_BrightstarUS_WWE_5.11.1540.9-4.19.1540.9_P_release.zip   [Mirror Link]  [Mirror Link 2]
  2. Connect your M7 to the PC via USB cable.
  3. Transfer the downloaded OTA zip file on the root (Not in any folder) of the Internal storage (Preferably) or to the SD card.
  4. Disconnect the device and power it off completely.
  5. Press the Volume Down and Power buttons together for a few seconds until you see a white screen displaying some text.
  6. This is the device’s bootloader mode and it looks similar to the below screenshot.htc-one-m7-ul-bootloader
  7. Use the Volume keys to highlight RECOVERY and select it by pressing the Power button.
  8. The device will reboot into recovery mode displaying Android system recovery <3e>.
  9. Its always a better option to wipe the cache. In the Recovery mode, use the Volume keys to highlight wipe cache partition and select it using the Power button.
  10. Select apply from phone storage if the file was placed on the Internal storage or apply from sd card if it was on the SD card.
  11. Navigate to location of the file and select OTA_M7_UL_K44_SENSE60_MR_BrightstarUS_WWE_5.11.1540.9-4.19.1540.9_P_release_370042lrklkigfk5j4biku.zip.
  12. The updating process will take a bit of time so hold back and make sure not to disturb the process.
  13. Once done, select reboot system now.

Since, this is an update the first boot will take time. Once booted, experience the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat along with HTC Sense 6. If you have had any issues during this process or any related query, post below. Stay tuned until we get back with more stuff on the M7.

Updated? Root your M7 and Install Custom Recovery on it.

Root HTC One M7 and Install ClockworkMod/TWRP Recovery on It

  • Vetle Berre

    When I choose apply from phone storage it says invalid operation and shuts the phone of anyone know why this happens?

  • Yes.

  • Galin

    Hi! Can I use official htc RUU instead of this OTA update which you gave into this tutorial? Will this work for me, because I also know that have different between them?

  • Ranbir Singh

    Hi I am using Sprint HTC One M7 unlocked, currently android version is 4.3. Please advise how to update to
    Kitkat.

  • Marko Li Ma Mudresa

    Hi Rakesh .I have flashed via fastboot M7 5.0.1 gpe version for Unlocked cell.
    Now i want to install this version but i dont know if this is possible to all unlocked cell or only for country US because my RADIO is different

  • Uzair Klair

    press volume up and power button

  • Sarath Ar

    Thanks Rakesh,

    Can I follow same procedure for this too?

  • The Sense 6 OTA for the Verizon model is available as a zip file. You can download the RUU file though: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23501681358539272

  • Sarath Ar

    Any other option to update verizon?

  • Guest

    any other option there for verizon?

  • No.

  • Sarath Ar

    Will this work for verizon

  • Decox

    So i am using the stock android 4.1.2 (used to be rooted but did RUU so back 🙂 ) and i wanted 4.4 but when i go into recovery i get a phone with a danger sign? any ideas?

  • Hi, we are aware of such mistakes made by the post author. We have already dumped him. We’ve been working on checking grammatical errors and correcting them. Thanks for your concern. 🙂

  • I know this is kind of a dick thing to say, but in the first few sentences alone, there were a ton of grammatical errors. Maybe some people don’t care, but that kind of stuff genuinely bothers me, and makes me question the seriousness of this site. This is actually the first article/post I’ve read on this site, so maybe this was just a one time deal. Either way, u can only make one first impression, so in the future, I would take the one extra minute it takes to re-read your work and then edit it. Peace.

  • ajitsalopal

    Hi Neeth … I tried to perform s-off on my cell …but in vain… Tried rumrunner and firewater …but both are not comparable with the AT&T stock rom..

  • Use the stock/original USB cable, uninstall HTC Sync manager and any other pc suite. Enable USB debugging.

  • ajitsalopal

    Rakesh ….. the instructions in firewater says that ”’
    You should not be connected using any hubs which may cause connectivity issue
    What it means ?

  • Try uninstalling and reinstalling the USB drivers? You are making some mistake.

  • ajitsalopal

    i am on window 7 and i am all stuck …..none of the softwares are turn into s-off…

  • There is some problem with USB drivers on your device. Are you using Win 8.1?

  • ajitsalopal

    Earlier it showed my my htc info … but now its not going ahead of this ..

    C:UsersAJITDesktopOneDrivers_FastbootFastboot>fastboot getvr all

  • I guess I did not get you correctly. Could you be more clear?

  • ajitsalopal

    hi Rakesh … both Firewater and rumrunner couldnt perform S-off ,, i guss i stick with my factory version of at&t .

    now i am still on my at&t after dong root …. Now i need to delete that ” teamwin ” ,, uninstall ‘” supersu v 2.02 ” cause it has that uroot option and when i do that the app deleats on its own … Now i need to remove teamwin and unlock my celll…

    So how do i go abut it ???

  • Mega link works at night. The same file is mirrored at the Chinese server. It’s safe.

  • ajitsalopal

    thanks Rakesh, and this OTA 4.4 sense 6 , 600 mb has a downloading mirror in chinese language … it it safe to install …

  • I prefer Firewater’s method.

    Here’s the guide to change CID and MID: http://www.droidviews.com/change-cid-mid-htc-one-devices/

  • ajitsalopal

    Hi Rakesh , which is better to turn S-off , firewater or Rumrunner…?

  • ajitsalopal

    Neeth … would it be comfortable for you to join professional chat with me on fb …. u can search me as ” Ajit Salopal ” .. reason is that ,i dont want to mess up my htc one m7 taking precautionary measures… This way i would get to know how to change CID AND MID… and this 600mb OTA update has a downloading mirror in chenese . Can that be trusted ..??

  • ajitsalopal

    Hi Rakesh ,,, It is quiet surprising that after doing unlockin and root ,, i still dont have that derverloper option on my “”about”” settings and unless i dont do that i cant proceed for s-off

  • ajitsalopal

    Hi Neeth ,,
    which exact rom did you use … i know ur time is precious and i appreciate that … but is that the same rom that Rakesh gave you ?

  • ajitsalopal

    this ruu is of 1.4gb ,, which i quiet big … after installing it on my cell i can download ota for sense 6 … right … and after s-off , how to change cid and mid ?

  • ajitsalopal

    Hi Neeth .. man i am a noobe and .i am from chennai and would like to have chat with you as to know more abut this whole process… Man please help me for god sake … u can find me on facebook as ” Ajit Salopal “””

  • Neeth

    Ajith… below is the process I followed and now I have Europe version of HTC one stock with 4.4.4 and sense 6 on it. I assume you have completed first 3 steps

    1. Unlock your bootloader with HTC dev
    2. Flash custom recovery
    3. Root your device with SuperSU
    4. S-off your device (I used RumRunner tool for this)
    5. Change you CID from CWS__001 to HTC__001 and MID from PN0712000 to PN0710000
    6. download and run the RUU (available for 4.4.X with sense 5.5) … boom …. that’s it …. you have fully stock, un-rooted Euope HTC one , which allows you to toggle between network modes
    7. Finally, download OTA from mobile for sense 6….

  • ajitsalopal

    hi @disqus_JPKNTgKrqS:disqus ,,, i have the same at&t cellphone and i have unlocked it and rooted it by using Supersu v 2.02 and i am looking forward to do same thing as u did cause the reason is that my cell is working on 4g cellular and data mode and its eating my battry and there is no way to toggle between gsm /3g /4g option …. and @DroidViews:disqus have i dont something wrong cause i dont want a “”customised rom offered by developers “”” … All i need is the orignal international version of stock android 4.4.2 sense 6 with OTA….. Please help me …..

  • Neeth

    Can we do s-off on un-rooted and boot-loader locked devices… OR unlocked bootloader and rooted device is required to do s-off? Please advise…

  • Yes, you do.

    This will work if your s-off and your modelid: PN0712000 and CID: CWS__001
    or you can EDIT the Android-info.txt to match your MID and CID

  • Neeth

    Hi Asad, can you please share some link on this process. Thanks in advance

  • Neeth

    So.. no need to change MID and CID for this process.? Please confirm.

  • Neeth

    Thanks a lot for the info Rakesh, Provided RUU is for the Cingular but I am looking for International version, Also, it would be really great if you can share some link where I can get bit more detailed steps on this process. Thanks in advance.

  • You’ll have to restore the stock Sense firmware using RUU (ROM update utility).

    Download this RUU file: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23329332407580500

    Setup ADB on your computer and flash the RUU as follows:

    If your s-on be sure the bootloader is locked

    fastboot oem lock

    Copy your downloaded file to your fastboot / adb folder
    Rename the file Rom.zip
    open a command prompt in the same folder (shift + right click – command prompt here )

    adb reboot-bootloader

    fastboot commands:

    fastboot oem rebootRUU

    wait for the Silver HTC logo

    fastboot flash zip Rom.zip

    the first time you issue a command to flash firmware/ruu in fastboot it only prepares the flash. You have to issue the exact command again:

    fastboot flash zip Rom.zip

    most times the green status bar does not reach the 100% mark. So when the output in the command window is complete, you can reboot:

    fastboot reboot

  • Neeth

    Hi Rakesh, Thanks for the post. I have few questions.

    I have AT&T HTC one M7 and I am no longer in US. I have knowledge on rooting and custom recovery. Could you please tell me how can I flash international version of HTC one Stock ROM as I do not want loose OTA updates from HTC. Thanks in advance.

  • No.

  • Aleesh

    Does this work on Htc one sprint version

  • Sheraan Wiqar

    I have HTC J ONE. it’s the japanese version by AU. i am on sense 5.5 atm, and i want to know if i can use this OTA method.

  • jay

    hy.i have htc one m7 from i india .my mobile is from uk.i don’t know very well about it.
    mu os is android 4.1.2 and sense 5.0 . in update section i dont got any update and now what i do??
    please heelp me.

  • HRUSHIKESH

    Do you have OTA file with 4.19.401.9 ?
    I tried the provided OTA file but in vain.

  • Syed Mohsin

    how do i change the CID MID? any guide, can you give a link mate?

  • asad khanzada

    I am on CID: ORANGE_UK so i change my cid and mid and after that i am able to update my phone.
    Now i am on kitkat 4.4.3 and sense 6

  • asad khanzada

    Change your CID and MID and then download RUU according to your CID then you will be able to download OTA
    I prefer to change your to HTC__001

  • Replied above!

  • Browse this link to find all required tutorials: http://www.droidviews.com/tag/htc-one-m7/

  • John Sanabria

    Rakesh, would you be please point me to some tutorials to do these steps? I’m fairly new to this and don’t want to screw up my phone. I really appreciate your help. Thanks in advance.

  • Alfandi Ijimae

    Is it compatible with HTC One M7 Singapore Unlocked?

  • No.

  • asad khanzada

    is it compatible with CID: orang001 ?? ??

  • Afreza Rusmantyo

    okay then, i have same question like john sanabria, thanks for your explanations Mr. Rakesh 🙂

    sorry for my bad language

  • Try the mirror link please.

  • asad khanzada

    I got error that this file is no longer available… what should i do now ?

  • Syed Mohsin

    Hi DJ, the article was very helpful, as i have switched from IOS to Andriod i’m a complete noob, i have a HTC ONE M7, it does not show me any update regarding the software update, the next thing is my software version is 3.04.651.2. how can i update it? links on how to update it i just did a Hard reset. and i want the sense 6 and Kitkat 4.4.2?

  • Yes.

  • Jonatan Taveras

    Hi, i got another question becouse I read that we have to make sure we are on 4.19.1540.9 to install this update it’s that right ? Sorry I’m new on HTC

  • Jonatan Taveras

    ok thank’s 😀

  • Yes.

  • Jonatan Taveras

    Hi, i got the HTC one m7 unlocked UL with android 4.3 sense 5 versión 3.22.1540.1 work on this?

  • Nanang YM

    same problem with me

  • Select RECOVERY and then press the Power key.

  • Nanang YM

    any way, i used otg, and now not showing MOUNT SDCARD FAILED, but it write
    DEVICE_CW_INSTALL : NO CW FILE. SKIP CW INSTALATION
    WRITE HOT_MODE:0 DONE
    and when i select apply from sd card, it will reboot and restart my phone.
    what can i do?

  • Nanang YM

    how can i use this tool, it does’n detect my device

  • The best way to enjoy the latest best of Android on your M7 will be to root, install a custom recovery and then flash a sense-based custom ROM.

  • John Sanabria

    Thanks for your answer. I bough an HTC ONE M7 on Amazon that was supposed to be an international version but I got one with the At&T logo. It’s working fine (I live outside the US) but it came with Sense 5 (Not even 5.5) and Android 4.3. At&t Software Update keeps saying there are no updates for my phone. I’m guessin my phone is also not a good candidate for this install? Would appreciate any recommendations.

  • Because it is only for the international LTE model and requires a corresponding base firmware for the same model to be installed and function properly. If you try to install it, the installation might fail.

    You can try it but we do not recommend any dubious thing to users.

  • John Sanabria

    Sorry if this a dumb question, but why not?

  • No.

  • Diego Gabriel Echeverria

    hi, i have this device! htc M7 at&t, Can I install this OTA on my device??

  • No, it won’t work for you. Look for the OTA package for your phone model.

  • JuanV

    Hi Rakesh, i have an ATT M7 UL LTE version, sim unlocked using it in Latam. So can i use this process here to update my phone? you mentioned is not for ATT phones, only for UL versions, but mine is both from ATT and UL version.

  • Nanang YM

    hi.. i have htc one m7 unlocked, when i enter in recovery it say MOUNT SDCARD FAILED, can you help me please… thanks..

  • Bader Chohan

    Hi, I have Verizon HTC one m7 just want to update to sense 6. I’m not in us so not getting it directly. I have updatepackage.zip for my version. But I am unable to get into recovery. It just reboot after showing black screen for few seconds when selected by power button in bootloader.
    Can someone tell me why I am not able to get in recovery? I just bought it.

  • The reason is different network frequencies. Root your device, install a custom recovery and try AndroidRevolution HD ROM. It should be fixed!

  • No, you can get the OTA with an unlocked bootloader.

  • raza

    hey rakesh can you please help me….i have htc one m7 t mobile network unlocked i got this phone from usa now i am in dubai….i updated ma phone to sense 6….after update signals are not coming….can u please tell how can i fix this…

  • Raj Potula

    I know, but do I have to? is it necessary to lock the bootloader to get the OTA updates? also, what about S-OFF? should I leave it like that?

    Thanks!

  • You can relock the bootloader using the instructions at HTCDev site.

  • Raj Potula

    Hi,

    I was previously on a custom ROM (4.4.2 with Sense 6 HTC One M7) and just yesterday got back to Stock succefully. However, do I need to lock the bootloader and get the S-OFF to S-ON to recieve OTA (I am in India and the phone was purchased here)? I got the updates after switching to stock till 4.2.2 and it stopped there.

    Really appreciate your help! Thanks 🙂

  • If it is M7 UL, it would work.

  • kimo

    hi i htc one m7 unlocked and my phone number is 3.62.401.1 and running jellybean 4.3 and sense 5 will it work

  • Anshul Batra

    Oh.. really no OTA updates in India.. ???

    I know i am new.. but im really dis-appointed on receiving the sense 5.5..

    Could you help me with the steps I should follow.. to upgrade to sense 6.. ! it would be a great help..

    Also, I have read.. that unlocking the bootloader.. renders the device open to a lot of risks.. is that something that one must keep in mind.. before unlocking … ??

    PLEASE .. help.. !

    cheers 🙂

  • There are usually two types of locks on some devices: carrier lock and bootloader lock. You phone would have network unlock that means you can use any SIM card. The locked status you are talking about points to the bootloader lock which needs to be unlocked if you want to root your phone and install a custom recovery.

    Since you are using the phone in India, you won’t receive OTA updates here. To keep the phone updated, unlock bootloader root the device, install TWRP recovery and install a custom Sense-based ROM.

    Since you are new to such things, I’d advise you to use the phone for some days, read about custom development and then give it a try.

    http://www.droidviews.com/tag/htc-one/

  • Anshul Batra

    I think .. i’ve figured out why it mentioned “Locked” on the bootloader.. the sim is unlocked on my phone, and not the software..

    I will take your advice.. going forward to get updated to the latest.. sense 6 !!! 🙂

    thanks

  • Anshul Batra

    I just entered into the devices’ bootloader (following your instructions from above), and saw, that it is “locked”.. while.. i had purchased the factory unlocked version..
    any ideas on that..

    i have tried checking on my phone already … (bought it end-june), but it says no updates..

    shall i keep my patience.. hoping that it will someday.. share the OTA update to SENSE 6.. !

    Thanks for your help.. and immediate response..

  • No Anshul, it is only for HTC One M7 UL (LTE) version. The AT&T model already received the Sense 6 update back in June. Why not not try getting the software update on the phone itself?

  • Anshul Batra

    hi Rakesh.. my HTC ONE is bought from the US. its an AT&T unlocked phone, international version.. i already have the kitkat 4.4 installed on this device. just need an upgrade to Sense 6.. will this link help me get there, without bricking my phone.. ! I am new to all this.. your feedback will really help..
    Thanks

  • You need not a rooted phone to install official OTA.

  • tararatas

    to do this ota update, htc one (m7) has to be rooted or no??

  • Ali Raza

    Both mirror links navigate to main site I.e. pan.baidu.com where link is down and not working please guide.

  • There are 2 mirror links too.

  • Ali Raza

    provided download link is not working….

  • It’s not for the AT&T model.

  • Joel

    It can install a m7 htc one at&t that was s-on?

  • Joel

    Se le puede instalar a un htc one m7 at&t que esta en s-on??

  • Julio

    Okay well the OTAs in the right place and every time I boot into recovery and apply from phone storage or SD card it says invalid CID and boots into the regular OS

  • By root we mean the main location of your SD storage, not in a folder or subfolder.

  • Julio

    Thanks, and also how do i place the OTA file on the root ?

  • No.

  • Julio

    Does the bootloader need to be unlocked in order to do this ?

  • Stock OTAs are installed only through stock recoveries. The package given here is for HTC One M7 (UL).

  • Memyselfand

    Why wont another recoveries work (Clockwork or TWRP)? And is this for the international or unlocked version?

    Also, How can I get back to the original recovery …? Thanks 🙂

  • No.

  • Manuel

    will it erase everything on the phone like a Factory reset?

  • vishesh

    whenever I click on apply from phone storage it just switches the phone back on normally? what should i do…?

  • It will work then.

  • Zishan Zaheer

    I have a HTC One M7_ul lte, it was a phone sent from HTC

  • No, you need not need to root the device. Which model of HTC One do you have?

  • Zishan Zaheer

    whenever I click on apply from phone storage it just switches the phone back on normally? do i have to be rooted?

  • Fixnow_

    my system recovery not work! Bootloader must be unlocked?

  • Shaddix

    download link is down 🙁

  • Peterson

    My HTC One is SIM unlocked but its from AT&T. Can i use this update anyway?

  • System recovery is one that comes with your phone. Since you have replaces that with a custom recovery (TWRP) you will not not be able to install the OTA.

  • Dhiren

    HI Rakesh, I am new to this…. what do you mean by system recovery….

  • Root is OK but you need system recovery to flash the OTA zip.

  • Dhiren

    I have a ROOTED HTC One M7 UL version with stock ROM and stock recovery…. i have installed TWRP also… can i flash this update to my phone.. will that work.

  • The screenshot was mistakenly used from our archives. I have corrected it now. As for the OTA package, it’s meant for HTC One M7 UL (LTE) version. While a ROM meant for M7 UL can be flashed on M7 U, the same cannot be done with OTA packages.

  • Dominique FOURER

    In your bootloader screenshot, we can see “M7_U” which is not the name of the LTE variant.
    I have also M7_U in my bootloader but no possibility to see a LTE feature in the settings or somewhere else.
    Your ROM file name contains “M7_UL”.
    What is the explanation ?

    Please, I need a serious information because no thread in many forum give an efficient method to check the variant of my HTC One M7 …

    Thanks in advance.