While OEMs are busy rolling out the all-new Android 10 for various devices, there are manufacturers still pushing the one-year-old Android Pie for their phones. Yes, it may sound strange but HTC U11 is currently receiving the Android 9.0 Pie update. It is rolling out with build number 3.37.617.1. This is the second leg of the Pie update which began in May 2019 but was stalled due to bugs. The latest build brings Android Pie, system enhancements and removes Google+ from BlinkFeed.
So, to those HTC U11 users who have been waiting eagerly to taste the Pie, we know over-the-air updates take their own sweet time to knock into the devices. So, instead of waiting any more, you can download the firmware zip file and install it to complete stock on your HTC U11. We also have provided the installation guide which is simple enough to follow.
Android Pie is the 9th version of the Android OS. It comes with features such as new Settings UI, navigation gesture, dark theme, screenshot button. Also, it brings improved autofill API, Support for HEIF image and HDR VP9 video format, adaptive battery, etc. Follow the link here-in to know more about Android 9.0 Pie.
Check for OTA Update
If you are one of those laid back users who want everything to go officially and is not ok with any manual flashing, then you can wait for the airborne update to drop the 3.37.617.1 Android Pie build on your HTC U11. Also, you can search for it manually.
Go to device Settings > System Update. Check for new updates by tapping on Check for Updates. If the update is available in your region, you will see it and also a prompt to install it. System updates weigh nothing less than gigabytes, so find a Wi-Fi network to download the update swiftly. Also, watch out for the battery level on your device. 50% or more battery is recommended.
How to Install 3.37.617.1 Android 9.0 Pie Update on HTC U11.?
We have provided the firmware zip file. All you have to do is, install it by recovery method. Though it is a simple process, everyone may not be aware of it, so we will help you with that. You can check out our guide. Besides, you have to follow some guidelines and before you install the update.
- The firmware we have provided in this post is exclusively for HTC U11. Do not try it on any other HTC device.
- Before installing the new update sufficiently charge your device up to 50% or more.
- Your device needs to run a stock ROM. If it’s running custom ROM, then this guide/ROM zip will be useless.
- As a good practice, take a complete backup of your device data before performing the ROM zip installation.
Firmware Installation Guide
There are two ways to upgrade your device to Android 9.0 Pie. First, upgrade by recovery or you can ADB sideload the ROM zip file. We will provide the guide for both the methods so it will be easier for you to follow.
Upgrade HTC U11 to Android Pie by Recovery
Step-1 Download the ROM zip file
Step-2 Move it to your device storage.
Step-3 Now switch off your device
Step-4 Enter the device into recovery mode by holding the Power button and Volume Down button together.
Step-5 Now your device will be in Stock Recovery. Using volumes keys to scroll, go to Apply Updates.
Step-6 Now browse through the folders where you moved your firmware file. Select it by pressing the Power button.
Step-7 Confirm the installation. Wait while the system update installs. That’s it.
Here is the link that that will explain how to ADB sideload ROM zip files.How to ADB sideload ROM zip file on any smartphone
So, that’s it. It’s been a long wait for the Android Pie update for HTC U11. So, downlaod the 3.37.617.1 firmware and use the above guide to install it. We hope you will enjoy Android Pie on your device.