Unlocked HTC 10 starts getting Android 8.0 Oreo in the United States

Unlocked HTC 10 starts getting Android 8.0 Oreo in the United States
HTC is one of the few companies that tried to offers its customers Android Oreo updates for as many as smartphones as possible. Unfortunately, the HTC 10 was one of the unlucky tries since the initial rollout was botched.

Although the handset maker published the update files a month later, Android Oreo wasn't pushed OTA (over the air) to HTC 10 devices. Well, that's no longer that case since many owners of the unlocked HTC 10 report they received the highly-anticipated Oreo update.

Keep in mind that this is a fairly sizable update, so make sure you have enough storage before attempting to download it. According to the changelog, the file size weighs in at 1.32GB and contains some other system improvements besides Android 8.0 Oreo.

If you're rocking an unlocked HTC 10 and have yet to receive the update, then you should give it some time since this is a staged roll-out that might take up to a week to propagate to everywhere in the States.

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1. theot14430 unregistered

Crash & burn.

2. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Still able to get the update before Samsung

3. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010


4. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Thanks HTC for being able to update my 2016 backup phone in a timely manner.

5. QuadFace

Posts: 179; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

I got the update on mine but unfortunately for me the microphone starts giving me issues.

6. A_A_A

Posts: 229; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Great news, since HTC 10 is the last true HTC phone. And it really deserves to be updated to the latest version of Android.

7. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

2016 phone and still one of the best 3.5 mm audio output ever produced. It think it was even louder then my current v30. And they decided to kill this feature... HTC you are run by idiots. HTC 10 was one of my all time favoutite phones.

8. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Yep, that's true it does have a nice built-in DAC...but just because it's loud doesn't mean it's the best solution moving forward. It sounds great on paper but in real life it's not the best for all situations. For instance, I dropped my sim from U11 to the 10 to use for a few days on the new OS. In the vehicle it's fine about the same, as far as sound level, (depends on your sound system). However, when I was in the cafe' I had to turn the music much louder than comfortable to drown out the cackling ladies. Right there I knew the USonic noice-cancelling headphones on the U11 were a much better choice. HTC did right.

9. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

I loved the usonic headphones, will miss them and noise cancelling feature is unique for a smartphone but people seem to not care. But i think the only difference between htc10 headphones and u11 is the noise cancelling feauture. Other than that they both sound equally great imo. And i still consider them to be the best headphones you get with a smartphone even better then b&o headhones from lg v30. They even sound better then my 100$ sennheisers. I just wish they kept the headphonejack. There are some situations when its nice to have it and dont t botter with a dongle.

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