HTC U11 units in the US are getting a new firmware update today. It is the first security patch update released after it got Android 8.0 Oreo, the update is live via OTA as we speak, you might be receiving the OTA with software version 2.42.617.1 and size 737MB any time soon. The update brings major security improvements in the device by installing December security patch along bunch of under the hood improvements and bug fixes.
December security patch 2.42.617.1 released for HTC U11 in the US
You can download the December security update for HTC U11 via OTA but remember to charge your device at minimum 60% to avoid shutdown during the process and also set up a working internet connection to download the update. It is always recommended to keep your device updated regarding firmware updates. The 2.42.617.1 OTA has landed already just go to Settings > About device > System update.
You need to stay on the latest OS update released by the manufacturer because on one side it is great for the security of device and on the other side if your device stays updated with the latest firmware then you might receive any newer OS update directly on your device without installing the earlier released firmware.
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