How To Manually Install OTA Updates On Huawei devices

In this guide, you will learn How To Manually Install OTA Updates On Huawei devices.It is a very simple and easy method.Just follow the given steps to Update your Huawei devices manually.Remember this is only for the small OTA firmware (e.g: security patch updates).Don’t use this method to flash full firmware files.

This method will work for all most all Huawei and Honor Android devices.You can update your devices just by following few steps.But make sure that you have the stock recovery.We recommend taking backup of your important data before following the steps.

Sometimes users don’t receive notification of the OTA Update.But using this method you can flash the OTA Update Zip file easily.This guide will be very helpful if you want to manually install OTA Updates On Huawei devices (Zip file).

Related: How To Unlock Bootloader On Huawei Devices


*Make sure there is at least 80% battery left on your smartphone before beginning the process.

Warning: will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Huawei Device while following this tutorial.Do it at your own risk.

How To Flash / Install OTA Updates On Huawei devices

How To Manually Install OTA Updates On Huawei devices

  • Make sure you have downloaded the OTA Update Zip file
  • Now Rename the downloaded file to
  • Extract the Update.Zip file
  • Create a folder named Dload in the device’s internal storage or on your SD card and put the (Extracted file there
  • Then go to Settings > About phone > System Update, and then select Local Update.
  • After that, Give the downloaded update file’s location on the next screen
  • The installation will start automatically
  • Once completed, reboot your device
  • Done!!! Your device should now have the latest update running


You can start update from dialer *#*#2846579#*#* and ProjectMenu -> Software Upgrade -> SDCard Upgrade

If you want to download and install the full firmware file on Huawei or Honor devices (not OTA), then follow the given guide linked below

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If you have any questions related to this post feel free to ask in the comment section.

Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma
An NIT Rourkela Graduate in CS, Blogger, Android Geek, and a Tennis Fanatic. I have been writing about Android OS for Last 8 years.

Comments (36)

  1. Hey man, good post. I just have one problem, my Huawei mate 8 doesn’t have that option local update. What should I do to update the phone?

  2. Hi. Ive tried the USSD method as the local update is not visible in the update menu and I do not have an SD card so the USSD option did not work, what else can I try? Thanks

  3. Hi, i have G8 dual sim B140 not rooted, downloaded the marshmallow stock rom once the installation starts it says “installation failed” please help

  4. Is it possible to include the global model L29C900? Else which ROM would you recommend?
    I need English language…

  5. You indicate that the OTA update contains only the zip compressed OTA update for Marshmallow has more than 1.3GB for my G8 with tons of files. has about 50MB. I would assume something is missing if I ignore all other files. And my experience is: If OTA fails, update via dload folder does the same.

    • Hi, have you find the solution? I have other updates (Nougat) OTA that are three zip files, these include several other file types.

  6. Hey I once rooted my g play mini and now it seems I can’t install official ota .Will this still work for my g play mini?what if it says incompatible version or couldn’t install

  7. Software installation me please.if anyone can helpe I will be so grateful to you .I beg you all

  8. 1) Go to
    2) Download firmware as per your device [ size around 1.5 GB ]
    3) Extract that and there you will find another file Sdupdate… Extract it too…
    4) now you will have dload folder in it containing [ size around 3.4 GB ]
    5) copy that complete dload folder in your sdcard
    6) boot to your recovery mode [ vol up + vol down after reboot ]
    7) Let it update …. Done !!!

    [[[[ if any problem then wipe the cache ]]]]

  9. My phone is version VNS-L31C02B125 at the moment and every time I try to update it just says incorrect software package… Please help

  10. when i updated, it said E: failed to read footer from /sdcard/dload/update.App and then the installation was aborted.

  11. Hello bro, im rooted with xposed framework installed. Can i update my huawei. My current version is c78xxx121 and now i have c78xxx106. Can i update it? I couldn’t find latest version for my huawei cun l21.

  12. hi, i was looking at the atda page. the “OTA fie” that I should down load is the link with “” only? or all of the three?? two of them are codes instead of a file, what are they used for? Thank you!

  13. i have Huawei G7-L01 and i use asian pasific ver. i followed the steps and when it get to the part where Emui ( software installing) , it says that the version is blablabla.. i didn’t get to read what the problem with the version because it was too fast. and I have to restart back. it seems that this firmware file is not the right one for me. is there any solution to this?


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