The Middle Eastern Huawei Mate 8 is getting its first Android 7.0 Nougat beta update (version B520) via OTA. This build is only being pushed out to devices registered in Huawei’s beta-testing program but you can easily download the firmware captured from their servers and install it on your device manually.
- Device: Huawei Mate 8
- Models: NXT-L09/NXT-L29
- Android: v7.0 Nougat
- EMUI: 5.0
- Firmware: B520
- Build Number: NXT-L09C185B520/NXT-L29C185B520
- Release Date: 24.11.2016
- Region: Middle East
- Status: Official (beta)
- Type: Full firmware update
- File Name: update.zip
Official Changelog: You can check out the full changelog of this update in this file (same for both models)
How to Update
Note: This update is an early beta that carries a slew of bugs and many hardware features can be faulty or non-functional so it is not recommended that it be used as a daily driver. Proceed at your own risk!
This update can be installed via TWRP only which requires an unlocked bootloader. In TWRP, simply flash the entire update.zip package it as a Zip and perform a factory reset afterwards.
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