Update Huawei Mate 8 to Android 7.0 Nougat [EMUI 5.0]

In this guide, you will learn how to Update Huawei Mate 8 to Android 7.0 Nougat [EMUI 5.0] :Huawei turned many heads last year with their partnership for the best and the last ever Nexus device to exist – the Nexus 6P. Since then, Huawei has made a name for themselves in the budget as well as the premium market of smartphones as well. The Huawei P9 is a great example of their recent success, and recently came along the brand new Huawei Mate 9, the successor to the widely popular Mate 8, which we’re going to be talking about today.Follow the given steps to manually install official Android 7.0 Nougat EMUI 5.0 Firmware On Huawei Mate 8.

The Huawei Mate 8 was released with Android Marshmallow out of the box, and has since been provided many little software updates to eliminate bugs and add some new features, and this proves that the company is keen to provide quality assurance even after an year has passed with the device being released. Well, very recently, Huawei also made the Beta version of Android Nougat available to the Mate 8, and users are happier than ever.

This is an official update, meaning you won’t need to worry about any void warranty stickers. If you would like to learn how to Update Huawei Mate 8 to Android 7.0 Nougat [EMUI 5.0], then look no further.


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The new Android 7.0 Nougat comes with features like Multiwindow, Improved Doze mode, Improved Notifications, New Messaging Apps, Seamless update, Vulkan API and many others.


  • Make sure there is at least 70% battery left on your smartphone before beginning the process.
  • This firmware update is only for Huawei Mate 9


NXT-L09C521B520 | update.zip (1.38GB) | changelog.xml | filelist.xml | update.zip

NXT-L29C185B520 | update.zip (1.38GB) | changelog.xml | filelist.xml | update.zip

Update Huawei Mate 8 to Android 7.0 Nougat [EMUI 5.0]

Update Huawei Mate 8 to Android 7.0 Nougat [EMUI 5.0]

  1. Download the firmware file according to your device model number, and extract it.
  2. Create a new folder named ‘dload‘ in the root storage of your smartphone, and move the update.app file over there.
  3. Navigate to Settings > Update, and select Local Update.
  4. If you’ve downloaded the correct file, then you will be able to install the update. The process will take a lot of time, so be patient.
  5. Once done, reboot your device for maximum performance.

If you have any question related to this post feel free to leave that in the comment section 🙂

  • donvitocorleone

    Hi Adnan. Is this firmware for Mate 8 or Mate 9? Your disclaimer is confusing.

    • Its for mate 8 as mentioned in the “Important” section

      • BELET Ludovic

        In “Important” section, it’s mentioned “For Mate 9 only”, so, is it for Mate 8 or Mate 9 ? ? ? ? ?

        • Biljana Kolarska

          so is it for mate 8 or not and any one did it or not

    • All sites who are giving how to guides have disclaimers like this.

      • donvitocorleone

        Thank you! I hope this has been tested and works flawlessly; during dload and after. I would hate to brick my Mate 8 🙂

        • donvitocorleone

          Firmware not compatible with NXTL29C185B320

  • Joshua Courtney

    Will this work on C636?

  • BELET Ludovic

    In the important section, it’s mentioned FOR MATE 9 ONLY, so, is it for Mate 8 or Mate 9 ? ? ? ? ?

  • Ronald Rosenbaum

    I see the download link for the NXT-L29 is no longer available. Does anyone know where I can get it: