US HTC U11 gets big new update, changelog mysteriously missing

A new update has started rolling out for HTC U11 units in the US. Weighing in at 737MB, the software upgrade should bump the version of the 2017 flagship to 2.42.617.1. Usually, updates of this size bring along substantial features, but in this case, the changelog is suspiciously small.

As you can see, the only two changes mentioned are the inclusion of the Android Security patch for the month of December and unspecified system enhancements. We do suspect that there could be more to this update, so if you notice any changes after installation, feel free to mention them in the comments section. 

The update is available OTA, but it might need some time to reach all compatible devices. As always, make sure that your phone is sufficiently charged and connected to a Wi-Fi network before proceeding with a patch of this size.

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1. Arthurhkt

Posts: 725; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Wait, just December update? Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung(To most of their flagship devices) had release the January update to patch the Spectre/Meltdown. Come one, play up the game HTC.

3. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Did you say Apple had the January release ??

6. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Do you know for a fact that it wasn't taken care of in this last update?

2. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

I don't see any change because... i dont have a HTC U11 !!!!

4. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

it doesn't have you either !

5. jtpdev

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 11, 2018

Improvement I noticed was that web embedded videos work properly again including viewing landscape and full-screen which had stopped working for me after the previous update.

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