HTC U11 is an awesome phone but you can make it even better by installing the latest custom Android 8 Oreo ROM on it. The best part is that so far users have not reported any issues which means it is great as a daily driver. Only install this custom Oreo ROM if official Oreo is available for your device. If not, just flash the Radio, DSP & Bluetooth zip via HTC U11 custom recovery.
How to install it?
Download ROM. Boot to Recovery (Volume down + Power > Bootloader > Recovery) – START IN READ ONLY MODE
Nandroid backup your entire stock system IMAGE & boot.img to your External SD Card
Reboot to recovery and swipe to allow modifications
Copy the latest LeeDrOiD_ROM.zip to your External SD Card
Optional wipe: Boot to Twrp > Select Wipe > Select Format Data > Type yes when prompted
In TWRP select install, locate and select the LeeDrOiD ROM zip on your external SD & follow the prompts.
The ROM comes with a custom kernel too which lets you do the following:
Button Backlight notification’s (tunable)
Fingerprint double tap to sleep (tunable)
Chromatic battery charging led
Fading notification led
Sqeeze 2 Peek
Squeeze 2 Sleep
Squeeze 2 Wake
Here are the features of the ROM:
Current Base: HTC Europe 2.33.401.10
November 2017 Security Patches
HTC Sense 9.5
Optional Root with the latest SuperSU thanks to @Chainfire – Optional!
Ability to run un-rooted & retain all customization! – + SafeteyNet Pass!
Option to Root with Magisk! -+ SafeteyNet Pass! (Android Pay and PoGo can be used)
International base with Sprint, US Unlocked & DUGL support!
Massive Locales/Language list
Zip-aligned for improved performance
Partitions trimmed for improved performance
init.d & su.d support
All tamper props reset on boot
Disable error reporting & hrdump
Stripped HTC logging & feedback
BusyBox, SQlite3, Bash & Nano shell
Package Signature Checking Disabled
Performance, battery life & memory improvements
HTC U11+ Smart Display
100% working SystemUI Tuner!
Android Logo font pack
Additional HTC Widgets
HTC Gallery & Photo Editor
Custom LeeDrOiD Locales & Language support.