HUAWEI MATE 9 Posts on XDA

[Update: More Evidence] EMUI 8.0 is Likely Huawei’s Next Version of EMUI Rather than EMUI 6.0

Last week, we published an exclusive first look at Huawei's Android Oreo update for the Huawei Mate 9. While we stand by the majority of our findings in that piece (we did, after all, obtain access to pre-release firmware builds for the device), there is one small piece of information that we now believe is...

Exclusive: This is Android Oreo with EMUI 6 on the Huawei Mate 9

Yesterday's Google event finally brought us the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, the Pixelbook, and the Home Mini/Max but even though the Google fervor is now dying down, there's still much for Android enthusiasts to look forward to in the coming weeks. The mighty Huawei Mate 10 will soon make its debut on October...

Huawei Mate 10 May Debut “Object Recognition” & “Makeup” Camera Modes

While much of the tech press' attention is focused on Google's upcoming October 4th reveal of the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2XL, Huawei is set to unveil the next big thing in the Mate lineup: the Huawei Mate 10. Thanks to previous leaks we have a good idea of its specifications and what it...

Huawei Mate 9 and Honor 6X Receive Big Price Cuts on Amazon

Huawei launched the Mate 9 back in November of last year and it's been quite the popular device. It comes equipped with a 5.9" 1080p display, the Kirin 960 SoC and 4GB of RAM. When launched, the company said that others may be taking risks with innovations, they're happier making iterative improvements year after year....

Kernel Sources Released for the Huawei Mate 9 and Huawei P10

Under the GNU General Public License (GPL), any modifications made to the Linux kernel must be publicly shared if users have access to the binary. Android itself is licensed under the Apache Software License which doesn't require modifications of AOSP to be open sourced. But because the underlying kernel in Android is Linux-based, all OEMs...

Huawei has already started Internal Testing of Android O on the Mate 9

It has only been 3 weeks since Google announced the first Android O Developer Preview. Although users of select Google Nexus and Pixel devices can try out the new software right now, users on non-Google branded devices will have to wait far longer. Google usually doesn't release the source code for major software updates until...

Amazon Alexa Is Now Rolling Out to The Huawei Mate 9

At the time of launching the Mate 9, Huawei had promised that the device would receive Amazon's virtual assistant, Alexa, in a future update. As promised, an OTA update enabling Alexa is now rolling out to all Huawei Mate 9 owners in the US. Labeled MHA-L29C567B183, the software update clocks in at 310 MBs in size...

How to Enable System UI Tuner to Modify the Status Bar in EMUI 4+

After years of minimal customization options, Android Marshmallow finally introduced some basic customization features that had existed in custom ROMs for ages through the inclusion of the System UI tuner. This feature is included in all Android 6.0+ Google devices, and in order to access it you need to pull down the status bar and long-press on the...

How to Add Third-Party Music Apps to EMUI’s Music Lock Screen [Root]

EMUI, like many OEM skins, modifies the stock lock screen to fit its theme and incorporate features that the company believes their users will need quick access to. One of the features that EMUI's lock screen offers is the ability to display the currently playing music track with beautiful, full screen album art and large track...

How to Clone any Application with EMUI’s App Twin Feature [No Root]

If you've recently purchased a Huawei Mate 9 or you're one of the lucky few to partake in the EMUI 5.0 beta for some Huawei/Honor devices, then you might have heard of the new "App Twin" feature. Evidently, Huawei must consider this feature one of EMUI's biggest selling points, since they stuck it in the top-most...

Enable “OK Google” Always-on Hotword Detection on Huawei/Honor Phones [No Root]

Last week, I showed you how to force OK Google hotword detection to work on any device when its screen was off. While it can certainly be useful in some cases, it requires users to have root access to enable and is also somewhat battery hungry because it prevents your device from entering a deep sleep...

How to Change the Font Style on EMUI 5.0 [No Root]

One of the key features of Huawei's Emotion UI (EMUI) is the ability to install custom themes onto the device. Themers can package their work into .hwt files that can then be applied by EMUI's theme manager application. Users can customize the lock screen style, wallpapers, icons, background colors, and finally the font. However, some users who...