HONOR 9 Posts on XDA

EMUI 9.1 beta rolls out to the Honor View 20, Honor Magic 2, Honor 7X/8X/9/10, Huawei P10, P20 Lite, Mate 20 Lite, and Nova 3/3i/2 in China

Huawei announced EMUI 9.1 based on Android 9.0 Pie last month at the Huawei P30 Pro launch. It comes with with a slew of changes over EMUI 9.0 including a simpler and more intuitive UI, GPU Turbo 3.0, nature alarm sounds, optimizations to HiVoice, improved AR functionality with HiVision, etc. While EMUI 9.1 is currently...

OpenKirin’s ROMs now support Honor 8, Honor Note 8, Huawei P9/P9 Plus, and Huawei Mate 8

LineageOS is the most popular custom ROM for Android devices. It's often used as a base for other custom ROMs such as Resurrection Remix. There are other ROMs like OmniROM that are also popular and may or may not be based on LineageOS. Thanks to the efforts of the OpenKirin project, unofficial LineageOS, Resurrection Remix, and...

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...

Honor 9 April security update rolling out, brings Face Unlock feature

More and more budget devices are being pumped out by OEMs these days. Honor is one of these OEMs, a company which tends to support older or weaker devices (though sometimes with reluctance). An update is rolling out to the Honor 9 now that updates the phone to EMUI 8.0.0.364. The update includes the April...

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 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...

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,...

Best Phones Under $500

Looking for a great deal on a phone? In this list we are going to show you some of the best phones under $500. If you don't need the latest and the greatest, and can settle for something several months old, you'll be able to save a buck or two. Check out these great phones.If...

The Robin Egg Blue Honor 9 Premium is a Limited Edition Device Colour [XDA TV Interview]

If you've been paying attention to our news feed, XDA recently attended Droidcon UK 2017, where we interviewed many awesome people, including Wilkin Lee from Honor. We got to show off the "robin egg blue" model of the Honor 9 Premium, and we learned something new about the device. This variant is actually a limited...