Honor is recruiting beta testers in India for the Honor 7X’s EMUI 9 update based on Android 9 Pie

Honor is recruiting beta testers in India for the Honor 7X’s EMUI 9 update based on Android 9 Pie

Honor 7X, a budget smartphone launched with Android 7.0 Nougat back in 2017, should soon receive its second major update after an Android Oreo upgrade last year. It was one of the 11 Huawei and Honor devices to have received the EMUI 9.1 beta based on Android 9 Pie in China last month. Its successor – the Honor 8X – is already getting a stable Android Pie update in China, and the 7X should follow shortly. But in the meanwhile, Honor has also started looking for beta testers for the Honor 7X in India, hinting that the stable update is on its way.

Honor 7X XDA Forums

If you wish to sign up as a beta tester for the Honor 7X’s EMUI 9 update, download the Huawei FUT app from the link below. After signing in with your Huawei ID, tap on “Join project” to enroll your device for the beta testing. Before joining, ensure that your smartphone sports build no. and take a backup of your files.


Download Huawei’s FUT app

This recruitment is for EMUI 9 for Honor 7X but the device is also slated to get the EMUI 9.1 update in future. The EMUI 9.1 update is also based on Android Pie but it gets a slightly improved interface, nature-inspired sounds and wallpapers, and AR features. Although Huawei has already announced its plans for the Android Q update, the Honor 7X is not likely to get it.

Thanks to XDA Recognized Contributor miststudent2011 for the tip.

Note: Huawei/Honor has stopped providing official bootloader unlock codes for its devices. Therefore, the bootloader of the Honor 7X can’t be unlocked, which means that users cannot root or install custom ROMs.

Source: HiHonor Club

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