OTA Oreo update for the unlocked HTC 10 is pulled before anyone received it (UPDATE)

On Saturday, it appeared as though HTC had started pushing out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the unlocked HTC 10. The 2016 flagship was receiving software version 3.16.617.2 and for those who didn't want to wait, the RUU was said to be available to be downloaded by owners of the phone. But as it turns out, before even one person sporting the unlocked HTC 10 received the OTA update containing Android Oreo, it was pulled by HTC.

UPDATE: HTC has resumed pushing out the Android 8.0 update for the unlocked HTC 10 and gave us the following statement;
"This was a non-issue when the update was momentarily paused to check something but has since resumed. This is not relevant for Europe."

The reasons why HTC pulled the update have not been made public. However, it is possible that some HTC 10 users who paid for the Sunshine S-Off boot unlocking tool were able to pull the firmware out of the RUU and flash it. However, we'd guess that not many HTC 10 users went through that whole process, especially with the update expected to come OTA.

Hopefully we will hear from HTC about what caused them to pull the Android 8.0 update for the unlocked HTC 10, and when another attempt might be made. As soon as we hear something, we will update this story. Feel free to keep checking in; we will leave the lights on for you.

source: AndroidPolice

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1. ijuanp03

Posts: 615; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

So that's the reason why there is still no update for my unlocked HTC 10. Please fix this soon HTC!

2. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I find Sammy’s update the most stable among any other OEMs.

5. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

So stable it hasn't been pushed official OTA still...meanwhile HTC U11+ and U11 has been solid on Oreo...

6. FCB-Eto

Posts: 64; Member since: Aug 17, 2013

Really please tell us how many phones you have from OEMS that have received the update.

3. w1000i

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

Who said no one received it ?!

4. tokuzumi

Posts: 1929; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

From what I have read on the forums, this was a beta update, and shouldn't have been released. HTC caught this pretty early, and no one actually received an OTA. But the RUU is out there on the forums, in it's unfinished format. This would be like any other ROM, flash at your own risk.

8. JoseA

Posts: 2; Member since: May 04, 2016

Sorry is January 20. Today Saturday January 20, I have received the update for my HTC 10 unlocked. Android 8.0 version 3.16.401.2 (1.41GB). Country Norway

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