HTC halts U11 Android 9.0 Pie update rollout following reports of bricked phones

HTC released the Android 9.0 Pie update for the HTC U11 about a week ago but decided to halt the rollout after just two days. Apparently, many HTC U11 users who upgraded to Android 9.0 Pie have had their smartphones bricked.

Specifically, after updating to Android 9.0 Pie, HTC U11 users couldn’t get past the PIN code or pattern to unlock their phone. Although HTC pulled the update soon afterward, many U11 users have had their devices soft-bricked. In a thread on HTC’s official forum spotted by XDA Developers, the company promised to send its engineers to repair these units at designated …

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