HONOR 8 PRO Posts on XDA

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

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...

Android Pie ported to the Honor View 10, Huawei Mate 10 Pro, and more

Android Pie is the hottest topic in the Android community right now. After releasing on the Google Pixel and Pixel 2, Essential PH-1, independent developers on our forums have been hard at work porting the latest Android release from AOSP to their devices. We've already seen the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Mi 3, Mi 4,...

Team OpenKirin opens website to support all EMUI 8 Huawei/Honor devices

Huawei and their subsidiary Honor ship their smartphones and tablets with their EMUI software. It's a heavily modified version of the stock Android framework that offers a lot of features not found in AOSP. Some people prefer all of the added features while the stock Android purists would much rather have stock Android running on...

How to flash a Generic System Image (GSI) on Project Treble supported devices

If you've only heard of Project Treble in passing but haven't looked into it all that much, then you may have heard that it's supposed to help major Android updates roll out more quickly. At XDA, there's another benefit that we've spoken about at length: the ability to boot an AOSP Generic System Image (GSI)...

Here’s a list of Android devices updated with Project Treble support

Whereas Apple is able to keep most of their devices, even many older ones, up to date with the latest software (which sometimes involve rather controversial features), Android device makers have varying degrees of success keeping their devices up to date. Some device makers like Essential and Google are pretty good at providing security patches,...

Honor 8 Pro and Honor 9 Android Oreo Kernel Sources now available

Earlier this month, Honor delivered a tasty Oreo treat to some of their devices. If you own the Honor 8 Pro or the Honor 9 then you should be receiving an OTA update in the very near future (if you haven't already) that contains the highly anticipated Android 8.0 Oreo features alongside the company's EMUI...

Honor View 10’s Face Unlock Ported to the Honor 8 Pro, Huawei P10 Plus, and Possibly Other EMUI 8 Devices

Smartphone OEMs are constantly developing new features to help their devices stand out from the competition. Sometimes, it's the material in the chassis, or an iconic design, or new software functionality. Android has had primitive face unlock for years, but it wasn't until recently we started to see it feature heavily in devices. Huawei and Honor...

Honor 8 Pro and Honor 9 Now Officially Receiving the Android Oreo Update

The Honor 8 was a popular device for the company when it was released back in April 2017 so they decided to release a new variant of the device, the Honor 8 Pro. Those in China know the smartphone as the Honor V9, but the hardware is the same for both devices. To continue the...

Honor 8 Pro and Honor 9 receive AOSP Android Oreo ROMs thanks to Project Treble

Google announced Project Treble last year in an effort to revamp the way device makers update their smartphones. Phones launched with Android Oreo are required to be compatible, but it's optional for OEMs to include Treble support with Oreo updates for older smartphones. One potential benefit of Treble support is that major software updates can...

Android Oreo with EMUI 8 Rolling out to the Honor 8 Pro, Honor 9i, Honor 7X, and Honor 8 Lite

Most China-based smartphone manufacturers embark on two types of software upgrades: Updates to the custom Android skins that run on top of Android, and upgrades to the underlying Android version. Huawei is planning to refresh both on the Honor 8 Pro, Honor 9i, Honor 7X, and Honor 8 Lite -- they'll all be getting Emotion...

Honor CEO Confirms Android Oreo Update for the Honor 8 & Honor 8 Pro, Explains why Honor 7X Launched with Nougat

Just recently, the Chinese variant of the Honor 8 Pro, the Honor V9, received a beta upgrade to Android Oreo alongside EMUI 8. Honor brought Project Treble support along to the device, which makes porting AOSP-based Android Oreo ROMs much easier for developers. Users who own the Honor 8 Pro can upgrade to the Android...

A Revolution in Custom ROMs: How Project Treble makes Porting Android Oreo a 1 Day Job

The XDA forums have been the central gathering of custom ROM development for years. It's thanks to the hard work of developers on our forums that many older Android smartphones are kept alive by custom ROMS sometimes years after devices were abandoned by the device maker. Though most manufacturers release bootloader unlocking methods these days,...