Unlike other flagships out there, HTC’s flagship devices often have this ritual of receiving the security updates later than usual. But when the update also brings some much-sought upgrades for the system, it’s a wiser move to get hold of the update. So, HTC rolled out the August 2017 security update for HTC U11. The update is rolling out in waves across the globe. It is codenamed as “Ocean” and this update is for the Asian variants of HTC U11. This security update weighs in around 243 MB.
You can either download the OTA update from settings when it rolls out for your device. Alternatively, you can also download the full stock RUU firmware file and install the update manually. We have provided the download links for the RUU and detailed tutorial for the same.
The latest firmware update brings the build number 1.28.709.6 for Asian variants of HTC U11. The update is based on Android 7.1 Nougat. And FYI, there is also a planned upgrade for HTC U11 to Android 8.0 Oreo. As of now, it aims to fix the usual bugs and brings in August security patch while optimizing and enhancing the performance of HTC U11. And the primary upgrade it brings to enhance the LTE network speed by enabling 4X4 MIMO. But this feature can only be availed by Taiwanese variants and FarEasTone carrier variants.
What’s New: August 2017 Security Update for HTC U11
Let’s take a quick glimpse on what new features does the latest update brings for HTC U11.
- August 2017 security patch update
- Enables the 4X4 Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO).
- Enhanced LTE network speed.
- Improved stability of the device.
Download the August 2017 Security Update for HTC U11
There are two simple methods by which You can download the August 2017 Security Update for HTC U11.
- Download the OTA Update if it is available for your device. It is more like an automatic process.
- Download the RUU firmware and install the update manually.
August 2017 Security Update for HTC U11 [OTA Download]
Steps of Installing OTA update
Step-1 Go to your device Home screen > All apps > Settings.
Step-2 Tap About device > Tap Software updates >Tap Check now.
Step-3 Tap DOWNLOAD to download the available update.
Step-4 After download, follow the instructions to install from the Notifications pull down.
Step-5 Tap on System update to begin the installation process.
Step-6 Tap OK to begin.
Step-7 The device will reboot and begin the installation.
Download RUU Firmware: August 2017 Security Update for HTC U11
Here we are providing you the direct link for downloading the firmware.
Official HTC U11 Firmware | Download | Asian Variants
HTC Sync Manager | Download
You may Read: How To Install Full Stock Firmware on HTC device
Now let’s see how to perform the installation after we download the firmware from the above link.
Manually Install the August 2017 Security Update for HTC U11
Carefully follow these steps to install the firmware to stock on your HTC U11.
Step-1 Download and save the ROM to your PC.
Step-2 Connect your device to your PC via USB cable.
Step-3 Install HTC Sync Manager so that the device is recognized by the PC.
Step-4 Open the folder in PC where you saved the downloaded ROM.
Step-5 Double-click on the file to launch the system update wizard.
Step-6 Follow the system update instructions shown on your PC.
Step-7 When the update is finished, click Finish in the Wizard.
Step-8 And then the device will reboot, the update process is over.
Step-9 And then open Play Store > Menu > My apps and ensure all installed apps are updated.
That’s it. You have successfully installed the August 2017 security update for HTC U11. Install the update with any of the two above methods. And You can hang out with us over our social media platforms. Stay connected to AndroidSage for more such forthcoming updates.