Download and Install B381 Nougat on Huawei P9 Lite [VNS-L21][VNS-L31]

Huawei released B381 Nougat on Huawei P9Lite. This update is packed with all Android Nougat features; it is based on latest EMUI 5.0 OS. This updated included with several bug fixes and Android security patch level of April. This update is released for European VNS-21 and VNS-L31 variants. In this article, we will guide you how to Download and Install B381 Android Nougat on Huawei P9 Lite.

The update is an Official Nougat update which rolls out in phase wise manner. You can manually check whether the update is available in your region or not. Go to Settings –> About Phone –> Software Update. Many users reported that they still not received the OTA update, so we are providing the Nougat OTA file for Huawei P9 Lite. The update is now available in now available via OTA (Over-The-Air) and many users are already getting Android Nougat on Huawei P9 Lite. If you can’t wait for OTA, you can Update B381 Nougat on Huawei P9 Lite.

DISCLAIMER is not responsible for any damage happened to your Device while following this tutorial, Proceed at your own risk.


  • This guide is for the Huawei P9 Lite.
  • A complete nandroid backup of your device is recommended, in case something goes wrong.Guide  How To Create & Restore Nandroid Backup On Android Devices
  • Make sure your device is charged at least up to 60%, to prevent unexpected shutdowns in the process.
  • Follow all the steps correctly or you may brick your device.

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Steps to Install Install B381 Nougat on Huawei P9 Lite


  1. Download Full B381 for Huawei P9 Lite.
  2. Extract zip file
  3. Create the new folder with name dload in the root directory and save the file in that folder.
  4. Dial *#*#2846579#*#* from in your dialer to open the hidden menu.
  5. Choose Software upgrade and start the SDCard Upgrade.
  6. Select and run the update.
  7. wait until installation process completes.
  8. Done.


  1. Now download for Huawei P9 Lite.
  2. Extract the zip file.
  3. Copy all files including file in the dload folder.
  4. Open your phone dialer and dial *#*#2846579#*#* to open a hidden menu.
  5. Click on Software Upgrade and start SDCard Upgrade.
  6. Select and run the update.
  7. Wait until the installation process is complete and then reboot your device.
  8. Done.

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  1. Avatar of Gocha Kostas
    Gocha Kostas

    Hey People ;)..My Build Number isVNS-L21C432B160 Dual sim. Which update file should I download? I tried with B381 but it failed. Please, if you know tell me the exaxt file I need. Location is Greece. Thanks in advance.


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