Android Pie for HTC U11 Life coming up

Good news for those who own an HTC U11 Lite. HTC is currently rolling out Android 9.0 Pie to the device, the latest version of Google’s operating system.

Financially, the smart phone division of HTC is not too good for it. This does not mean, however, that the Taiwan technology company does not have an impressive range of mobile phones. With devices such as the HTC One X Plus and HTC 10, the company was able to win big eyes years ago. In the past few years, the manufacturer has also launched various interesting devices, including the HTC U Ultra, HTC U11 and HTC U12 Plus.

The aforementioned devices are all premium flagships. HTC is also well represented in the middle segment. A good example is the HTC U11 Life, which was announced last November. It is the cheaper option for those who did not want to spend hundreds of euros extra on the HTC U11 Plus. Although less computing power is hidden under the hood, the HTC U11 Life has, in contrast to its high-end counterparts, another interesting feature: Android One.

About the update

It is not the first time that the HTC U11 Life receives a new Android version. At launch, the device turned on Android Nougat. Shortly after the launch, it received the first update, Android Oreo. We are now one year ahead and can again receive a software update in our country in the short term. The update is 720 MB. As soon as he is ready for you, you will automatically receive a notification. Via the settings menu you can also check manually if you can not catch it earlier.

What is custom ROM?
ROM is short for Read-Only Memory. It has many versions just like Windows OS does; no matter it is stock ROMs from companies, or custom ROM from third party. This new custom ROM can bring you the latest version of Android before your manufacturer. Anyhow, flashing a new ROM means installing a new operating system to your Android.

The new Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow comes with many new features :

  • Mobile payments (Android Pay) feature.
  • Better RAM Management.
  • Fingerprint support.- A battery saver feature which extends device use by up to 90 mins.
  • It has a faster, smoother and more powerful computing experience.
  • Support for 64-bit SoCs using ARM, x86, and MIPS-based cores.
  • OpenGL ES 3.1 and Android extension pack brings Android to the forefront of mobile graphics putting it on par with desktop and console class performance.
  • Responsive, natural motion, realistic lighting and shadows, and familiar visual elements make it easier to navigate your device.
  • More intelligent ranking of notifications based on who they’re from and the type of communication.
  • See all your notifications in one place by tapping the top of the screen.
  • New devices come with encryption automatically turned on to help protect data on lost or stolen devices.
  • SELinux enforcing for all applications means even better protection against vulnerabilities and malware.
  • State of the art video technology with support for HEVC main profile to allow for UHD 4K 10-bit video playback, tunneled hardware video decoding to save power and improved HLS support for streaming.
  • and other cool features.
If you want to install using your PC, you need the ADB tools installed on your computer. Download the ADB tools via Google’s developers website and download the Android SDK. Downloading the SDK and making sure ADB is correctly set up.

Note: If there is more than one download option, that likely means that you need to download and install the Bug Fix Update for your smartphone or tablet device before you can actually update to 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

Step 1:

Before you go trying to update your device, you should check which version of Android you are running. You might already be on the latest version. It's easy to check so follow this guide up to step four. This screen will have a section called 'Android version'. If it doesn't, click 'Software information' to find out.


Step 2:

Scroll down the Settings menu and click on 'About Phone' or 'About Tablet'. If you have a tabbed settings menu then this will appear in the 'general' section.



Refer to Android developer page to choose which version of Android your phone or tablet is running. I.e, 4.0.4 corresponds to Ice Cream Sandwich, an old version of Android that was released in 2013.

Step 3:

Note: Your phone or tablet may require a Wi-Fi connection to search for an update. We suggest you to download the software Droid Over Wi-Fi because the file size can be large.


Choose and click the "Software Update" option. Next it will search available update for your phone or tablet. If update is available, you will be asked if you want to install it. Select "yes" and it will install the new operating system in your device. If you want to install it later, you can download the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow file first. Download Android 6.0.1



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