As you might expect, I’ve got the chance to play around, numerous times, with one of G4Games’ favorite devices of all time – the HTC One X. However, each and every time, i was bothered by a certain aesthetic issue. Those of you who own one of these beastly devices might know about the menu button problem that has been plaguing the X since it came out. Thankfully, the HTC One X at AT&T [EDIT: the international X is currently also being updated to Android 4.0.4] is in the process of being updated to Android 4.0.4, which brings the sought after aesthetic fix.
HTC One X Android 4.0.4 – Ice Cream Sandwich
This new update works on the issue of the menu bar showing up in some applications. Often times, you would have to watch a full-width black bar that measures 48 pixels, bar that was home only to an on-screen menu button. The issue seemed to be more app oriented than coming from HTC’s side of things but, more important, how was it fixed ? Check back after the break to find out.
The thing is that HTC had to solve this issue itself, and now we have Android 4.0.4 build number 2.20 arriving to the One X at AT&T. The update comes with all the normal little tweaks we’ve seen in the past. For the entire HTC One X Android 4.0.4 Changelog check out the manufacturer’s official web-site (HINT: Just hit the previous link).
Along with those fixes, there is also a setting that will allow you to remove that black bar from applications. This will get rid of that pesky black bar and users will be able to enjoy their full screen real-estate without having to stare at that thing while browsing through various “unoptimized” apps.
But hold your horses, since there are also some fixes that will get rid of some exploits that allowed users to get root access. Both HTC and AT&T are not offering a boot-loader unlocking tool for this model, and now with a security fix removing even those tools from your arsenal, if you are rocking a rooted HTC One X, you might want to hold out on this one.
The reason for this is that the modding community is still getting its hands on the update and will soon start making modifications to it and see how to get root access back. If your HTC One X at AT&T is rooted, I would recommend you wait a little bit longer.
For those who are rocking the stock ROM, check for updates since this one should save you those 48 pixels. To get access, just go to Settings -> Display and there you have, under gestures and buttons, an entry where you can edit the way the multi-tasking button works. Until Jelly Bean finally lands on the HTC One X, this is the best we can get!