Sent from my HTC M8 Harmon Kardon edition
I'm so stupid. This whole time I was under the impression this was an OTA someone was saying they recieved to enable the H/K software... no wonder it says no software updates available. So at first I was under the impression all Sprint, at least, M8s had the same hardware as these recently announced Special Edition M8's for Sprint minus a jet black coat and some gold trim. Now I'm understanding that we may have in fact the same hardware with respect to the H/K speakers however, the firmwares are still, at least for the now, seperate. Wow... yeah glad I 'know' about root and all that :P haha Damn guess I'll be breaking away from the Stock Rom after all.
This seems to be the stance of Sprint on the Regular M8. I pulled this from Sprint's forums:
"I just received some more specific details about the Harman Kardon edition HTC One M8.
The Clari-Fi and LiveStage software does not exist in the original M8 ROM.
There is no MR coming for the original M8 (at least not at this time that we know of) to add HK features to the original M8. Because...
The speakers are NOT the same on the original M8 as the HK M8. Harman engineers spent time with the device and hardware during production. The Harman-Kardon website specifically mentions the speakers as Harman tuned on the M8 HK.
I hope this helps answer your questions about the HTC One (M8) devices.
Even better would be a tear-down of both editions.
Just simply listening for differences might not be enough as there could be manufacturing oddities. Similar to how the same phone produced in different factories have different LCDs.
Anyone want to tear a few of these bad boys down?
I work as a repair tech opened my hk today and looked at my buddies reg gun metal becuaee he chucked his at a tv they are the same besides some identification numbers on parts the info HTC sent me in email states the same they hard the same phones although I've noticed the hk has better adhesive holding it together but that's all folks
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