Often we try out custom ROMs or other tweaks on our smartphone Android OS. Sometimes it results in a troubled OS that gets infested with bugs and glitches. We can overcome that by flashing the stock ROM the device was prior customizing. This will make the phone work normally. In this post, we will tell you how you can flash RUU zip file to stock OS on your HTC U11 Plus. The catch here is that you do not have to necessarily re-lock the bootloader.
Those of you who may wonder what an RUU file is a Windows executable file that stands or ROM Utility Update(RUU). It basically installs a ROM to your device. We have linked the RUU file for various regions like Europe, Asia etc. You can download and flash RUU zip file on your HTC U11 Plus.
Also, HTC U11+ is the latest smartphone featuring a 6″ display with a resolution of 1440 x 2880 pixels. The phone runs on Android v8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box. This device is powered by Octa-core (2.45 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 280 + 1.9 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 280) processor paired with 6 GB of RAM. It also sports Back-illuminated sensor cameras on both rear and front ends. It was one of the major flagship release from HTC in 2017.
How To Flash RUU Zip File On HTC U11 Plus
To flash RUU zip file you need to download the concerned files first. Below are the direct links to download the RUU files for your respective regions. There is also the official RUU decrypt tool that would extract up the system.img, boot.img, recovery.img files.
Download RUU Zip Files of HTC U11 Plus
- RUU Firmware for HTC U11+ Asian Variant | Download | 1.05.709.12
- HTC U11+ Asian Variant | Download | 1.10.709.23
- RUU File for HTC U11+ Indian variant | Download | 1.10.400.23
- European Variant HTC U11+ RUU Firmware | Download | 1.10.401.23
- HTC RUU Decrypt Tool | Download
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Now, before proceeding with the flashing process, please follow the instructions mentioned below.
- Maintain full battery charge on your device to avoid power outage interruption during flashing.
- The RUU files in the download links are exclusively for HTC U11+. Do not use them on other HTC devices.
- Take a full backup of your data before performing any manual flashing.
- GetDroidTips will not be responsible for bricking of any devices while flashing the RUU zip.
Steps To Flash RUU Zip File To Stock on HTC U11 Plus
We will be using ADB Fastboot method to flash the stock RUU firmware. So, first of all install ADB and Fastboot driver on your PC.
Step-1 Download the region-specific HTC U11+ RUU zip firmware to your PC.
Step-2 Then move the RUU zip file to the ADB folder.
Step-3 Enter your device to Download mode by pressing and holding Volume down + Home + Power button.
Step-4 Connect your phone to the PC using a USB cable.
Step-5 Now in the folder in ADB, where the RUU zip file is downloaded, Press Shift + Right Click to open Command Prompt.
Step-6 Type the following command,
fastboot oem rebootRUU
Step-7 Now you should see your HTC U11 + boot into a black screen.
Step-8 Now to flash the RUU zip file give the following command in the command prompt.
htc_fastboot flash zip rom.zip
Step-9 It will take some time to finish the entire process. Reboot the device by giving the following command.
Note:-If you happen to get a message as “flush immediately”, just reflash the RUU zip file.
So, with this, you’re done and the phone is now back on stock OS. Anytime your HTC U11+ falls prey to corrupted customization, simply flash RUU zip file to complete stock.
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