1. saitomi0627's Avatar
    I have an HTC one UK version, it's unlocked but i think the carrier is Vodafone

    So, i tried updating the software but it gave a warning that the update that i downloaded was for a different region
    The update that i downloaded was, but the release for the UK version of the Phone was 1.29.401.1

    How could i update the software?
    And how could i update to Android 4.2

    08-06-2013 05:06 AM
  2. TarekElsakka's Avatar
    If you're running stock Android 4.1.2, why don't you just go to Settings > Software Update and see if it's available for your device?
    pergerson6 likes this.
    08-06-2013 06:31 AM
  3. saitomi0627's Avatar
    That's what I did, it downloaded the firmware?)
    it's not compatible for the region of my phone

    the update for 4.2 doesn't show
    08-06-2013 08:32 AM
  4. TarekElsakka's Avatar
    That's weird because Vodafone UK uses 1.29.161 rather than .401, meaning your device should accept it.

    Anyhow, you can just install a .401 RUU (will probably be 1.28) then use Software Update to update to 2.24.401.

    Grab the RUU from here: AndroidFiles RUU

    If your region is .401, install this: AndroidFiles RUU

    Read more about RUUs here: [GUIDE] Complete Flashing Guide | Rooting | Going Back To Stock | 05.05.2013 - xda-developers
    saitomi0627 likes this.
    08-06-2013 08:36 AM
  5. saitomi0627's Avatar
    Is there a way to update the phone without flashing?
    08-06-2013 09:16 AM
  6. saitomi0627's Avatar
    "We have determined that your phone may be running a modified version of its system software. For your protection, we cannot update your phone. Please revert your phone to the official HTC system software to update your phone. If you did not modify your system software or would like help reverting your system, please contact us via the support section at www.htc.com"

    This was the exact message when i tried to update again
    08-06-2013 09:27 AM
  7. TarekElsakka's Avatar
    That means your ROM is not stock and that has nothing to do with region. Your device receives 1.29.161 updates since you bought it from Vodafone UK, unless it's a factory unlocked version and you're using a Vodafone UK SIM, then it would be .401.

    That error message can mean a couple of things:

    1) Your ROM is rooted.
    2) You have a custom recovery instsalled
    3) Your bootloader is unlocked

    Is anyone of those applicable?
    08-06-2013 09:43 AM
  8. saitomi0627's Avatar
    I never tried to do any of those
    Is there a way for me to check this?
    cause the seller could have messed up with the phone before selling it

    sorry for the noobish questions
    im a new android user
    08-07-2013 08:27 AM
  9. TarekElsakka's Avatar
    Yes, the seller must have rooted the device or did something else which is causing that. As I said, install the RUU which will revert everything back to stock.
    08-07-2013 09:37 AM
  10. Vlad Mitrofan's Avatar
    Get the sim out or put it in airplane mode, connect via wi-fi, and check again for software updates, mine worked, but before the 4.2.2 update I recieved another very small update.
    vanerickjr likes this.
    08-07-2013 04:45 PM
  11. CBRHerms's Avatar
    Reviving an old thread but there doesn't really seem to be much out there on the web for this problem.
    Received a new phone after getting my old one stolen, believe it was a generic unbranded UL model and have found that it won't update at all, comes up with the same message (even when changed over to a three uk rom via a nandroid restore - post rooting and such).
    Now i know that seeing as it's currently rooted it wont update, but wondering what step to take next.
    03-19-2014 05:13 PM
  12. incr7dible's Avatar
    If i install RUU .. does my phone get factory lock ?? My device is wwe bright US. Now im in bangladesh . Can i use sim card??
    12-19-2015 05:24 PM

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