[Update: Stable rolling out] EMUI 9 beta testing begins for the Honor 8 Pro

[Update: Stable rolling out] EMUI 9 beta testing begins for the Honor 8 Pro

Update 1 (4/16/19 @ 2:26 PM ET): After kicking off the beta in February, the EMUI 9 stable update is now rolling out to the Honor 8 Pro. Changelog below.

Huawei, as well as its sub-brand Honor, used to not have a good track record when it came to releasing timely software updates for their older smartphones. However, things seem to be picking up pace with the Android Pie-based EMUI 9 releases, and now Honor is inviting users to preview the software on one of their older flagships. After the Honor View 10, Honor 9, and Honor 8X, it’s update time for another, relatively older, device from the company.


Now, Huawei has invited beta testers to evaluate EMUI 9.0 on Honor 8 Pro. EMUI 9.0 is the latest version of EMUI that’s based on Android Pie. To enroll for the beta testing, you must download an APK file and install it.

honor EMUI beta

Once you install the app, follow these steps:

  • Start the app and login with your HiCloud ID (if necessary)
  • Go to “Personal” tab
  • Tap on “Join project” and then on “Available projects”
  • Here, you can choose the EMUI 9.0 update for your Honor 8 Pro

After installing the update, you will also be able to report any bugs in the beta ROM using the same app itself.

Meanwhile, you can check this list and see if your Huawei or Honor device will be eligible for an Android Pie update in the near future.

Thanks to XDA Recognized Contributor miststudent2011 for the tip!

Update 1: Stable EMUI 9 Rolling Out

Honor has announced the rollout of EMUI 9.0.1 to the Honor 8 Pro. The full changelog can be seen in the screenshots above.

Note: Honor has stopped providing official bootloader unlock codes for its devices. Therefore, the bootloader of the Honor 8 Pro can’t be unlocked, which means that users cannot root or install custom ROMs.

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Tushar Mehta
Tushar Mehta

I am a Senior Editor at XDA. I have been reviewing gadgets for over five years and gained experience by working for prominent tech publications in India before joining XDA. I enjoy fiddling with all smart objects and my love for software customization dates back to the Symbian S60 days. I like to devote my spare time idealizing the romantic union of technology and philosophy or spacing out on Pink Floyd. You may email me at [email protected]

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