How to Flash HTC U11 with Android 8.0 Oreo RUU Stock Firmware

HTC U11 is a smartphone launched this year under the title of HTC U series. This model is also termed as the successor of HTC 10 released last year. What characteristics this model holds for you? A standard size with normal bezels, a fingerprint sensor at the front, a single camera setup at the back, 4GB of RAM and the latest Snapdragon 835 chipset all rolled up in one unit, that is HTC U11. In this detailed guide, we are sharing instructions to flash HTC U11 with Android 8.0 Oreo RUU Stock Firmware.

But, top of else, what is most important for HTC U11 users is to upgrade this set to the latest update soon. Because the OTA update takes time depending mainly on the location where the smartphone is used. Everyone wants his device to be updated to the latest Android version to have the security and improved performance. As this smartphone has recently received the latest 8.0 Oreo update, so you would like to download this version. But where to look for it? Searching for this troublesome process is not easy right?

In this article, I will show you how to do it with a few easy steps. All and all you need is just stick to this article and follow the steps closely!

Note:

This article containing the 8.0 Oreo RUU Stock Firmware is working only for HTC U11 model of HTC. Do not try this on any other variant!

Warning:

Team, AndroidXDA.net would not be held responsible in case of any damage that occurs to your phone during the installation process. Better proceed with your own responsibility!

Before Starting:

  • First of all, you should have a proper backup for your phone. Because all your phone’s data can get wiped leaving your phone just like brand new.
  • Download and install all the correct USB files your phone would be needed onto the PC.
  • Your phone should have at least 70% charge because an unexpected shutdown can be expected during the installation process.

Required Files:

HTC U11 RUU Collection Spreadsheet

[These are the RUU’s utility files released by HTC which are sent to the smartphones as an OTA update. These are zip files, therefore can be installed on HTC U11. You can download these zip files to your PC by simply clicking on its version number].

ADB and Fastboot on Windows 

[Also, do install this Fastboot folder on your PC].

STEPS TO FLASH 8.0 OREO RUU STOCK FIRMWARE ON HTC U11:

Step#1

At the very start, you have to download the files mentioned above in the *Required files section on to your PC.

Step#2

Connect your HTC U11 to the desktop via USB cable.

Step#3

Now, go to the folder in which you have installed ADB and Fastboot. Open a command prompt window inside the folder and type:

adb reboot download

Step#4

This time your phone will reboot into the Download Mode. Transfer the firmware file from the above spreadsheet file to the ADB and Fastboot folder.

Step#5

Once you have transferred the file, type in the command prompt window:

fastboot flash zip Firmware_xx.zip

Note: Replace the Firmware_xx.zip with the HTC’s firmware file’s filename.

Step#6

Now, just press the enter key and see the firmware flashing process has started. This whole process will take only a few minutes. At the end, you will get a message “flash complete 100%”.

Step#7

After the process is completed, hit the power button just to get back to the Download Mode on your smartphone.

Step#8

This is it! Now you have to either turn off your phone or restart it. This will reboot the system as flashing the firmware process has been completed.

It may take few more minutes to reboot the system. So, you have switched your HTC U11 to Android 8.0 Oreo RUU Stock Firmware.

In order to get a smooth installation of this firmware, try to follow all the above-mentioned steps properly. Also, let us know what you make out of it or in case of any problem! We value your viewpoint.

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