AT&T HTC One M8 Android update released prematurely, no longer live

AT&T started rolling out an update to its HTC One M8 a couple of days ago, but the carrier has now pulled the software.

While HTC One M8 owners are eagerly waiting for the upgrade to Android 5.0 Lollipop, a couple of days ago word came out that AT&T was pushing an update to Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

In addition to updating the Android OS to version 4.4.4, the firmware in question aimed to enable HD Voice on the HTC One M8, bring security enhancements, improve Bluetooth functionality, add AMBS Cloud Messaging Integration, add a Copy and Paste camera feature, add a Usage Manager App, improve battery performance, and update Visual Voicemail and AT&T Ready2Go. Oddly enough, the update made no mention of the updated camera software known as the HTC Eye Experience, which was included in the 4.4.4 update for other carrier branded versions of the HTC One M8.

If you have not received the AT&T update and it's nowhere to be found, however, fear not - it's not just you. AT&T has pulled the update in the meantime, which means that the software version 3.42.502.1 that was briefly rolling out is no longer available now.

As it turns out, AT&T rushed things and posted the update prematurely, although it was not ready for public consumption. Consequently, the carrier pulled the update, as well as the support page that detailed the changes. The page in question now shows the last update dated May 2014.

The folks over at Phandroid have reached out to HTC to find out what's going on, and received word from the company that the update was indeed released by mistake and pulled shortly after.

"HTC has confirmed to us that the update was made in error, and is no longer live," Phandroid reports.

It remains unclear whether some HTC One M8 owners on AT&T were able to download and install the update already, but it seems that the carrier pulled the plug before the update spread. Neither AT&T nor HTC mentioned when the update would start rolling out again, but it's expected to include the HTC Eye Experience camera software when it does. We'll keep you up to date as soon as we learn more, so make sure to check back.

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