How TO GET OTA Update Link FROM HTC Servers

HTC has released smartphones every year and the company has released updates to most smartphones as soon as the latest Android updates are available or if there is a security patch update available for Android. Now, this update has been launched by HTC as an OTA or over-the-air update which means it takes time to get the latest updates on your device to download and install and if any updates are available then we do not. have the option of downloading updates to PC.

So, we have attached two methods below that will help you download the OTA update zip file to your PC whenever an OTA update is available on your smartphone so you can update the device manually as you wish or you can get links from other users. in different areas and download and manually install this update instead of waiting for HTC's official OTA to arrive at your device.

How TO GET OTA Update Link FROM HTC Servers


Steps to get OTA Update Link from HTC Servers

  • First of all, you will have to download any Network Traffic Monitoring application on your Laptop or Computer. We would recommend you to download a paid app called Charles Web Debugging Proxy which will work best for this scenario and has been mentioned in the Downloads section. This app has a trial period of 10 days which should be more than enough for you to pull your required OTA update links with the steps mentioned below.
  • Now, open the Charles Web Debugging Proxy application and allow it to initialize network settings.
  • After the above step is completed, head back to your phone and connect to the same network which your computer is connected to.
  • After this, Go to WiFi settings on your phone and long-press on the connection and select Edit Connection.
  • In the Edit Connection section, scroll to the bottom and enable Proxy.
  • In this section, enter your PC’s current IP address and insert 8888 in the port address section. Once entered, click on Save button.[Note: In order to get your current IP address, you can google search for “My IP address” and you will get exact results]
  • On your Computer, you will see that Charles Web Debugging Proxy application will show that your phone is trying to get connected and it will show all the traffic connections from your phone
  • Go to Settings on your phone, Check for Updates and Download the update if available.
  • Once the update starts downloading, Charles Network Monitoring app will show links related to HTC/OTA on your phone which should be the OTA update links.
  • Now, copy this link and try to download the OTA files on your PC by visiting the links.
  • These are the steps needed to get OTA update links from HTC servers. However, some users may find it difficult to follow this steps so we have provided an alternate method to get OTA update link from HTC Servers so you should check that method if this doesn’t work for you.

Alternate Method to get OTA Update Link from HTC Servers

  • This alternate method of getting OTA update links from HTC servers require you to have ADB and Fastboot installed on your computer.
  • Once completed, you will have to enable USB Debugging on your phone and connect it to your PC via a USB cable.
  • After this, open your ADB and Fastboot folder, press Shift+Right Click and click on Open Command Prompt Window here and type the following command:
          adb logcat > log.txt

  • On entering the above command, the activity of your phone which is known as log will be saved in “log.txt” file on your PC.
  • After this, go to Settings on your phone and then press on enter on PC to enter the above command and click on Check for Updates immediately on your phone.
  • If there is an update available, you will have to download the update and enter Ctrl+C to stop entering log.
  • After this, you will see that the log.txt will have some lines inside it which should look like the following:

In the above log, you will see an OTA zip filename which is

Now, this is the zip file you will have to download. For downloading this, you will need to enter this zip file name entirely after the URL mentioned below:


So, the entered URL to download the OTA update will look like the one we have mentioned below:

  • Now, enter the above URL on your PC and the OTA update zip file should start downloading on your PC.

We have mentioned the two methods to get OTA update zip files directly from HTC servers above. Let us know in the comments section below if these methods work for you and if you have been able to download OTA updates successfully with this methods.

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