HUAWEI P9 Posts on XDA

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...

These smartphones will support Fortnite Mobile on Android

Fortnite Mobile on Android is a long-awaited upcoming release of an already massively popular game. Since launching on Apple iOS, users of Android smartphones and tablets have been wondering when Fortnite would launch on their devices too. The Android release has apparently been delayed as we recently reported that it will be launching as an...

Honor 8, Huawei P9, Huawei Mate 8, and more receive Android Oreo with EMUI 8

Huawei is one of the few companies that consistently update their devices and fight to fix the state of the Android fragmentation. The list of Huawei and Honor devices which will get Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8.0 was announced back in January. Today, Huawei keeping their promise and making Android Oreo-based EMUI 8 available those...

Huawei Mate 8, P9, Honor 8, Honor Note 8, and Honor 6X receive Android Oreo beta in China

Although Android Oreo was released nearly a year ago now, device makers are still working on releasing updated Android builds. Huawei and its subsidiary Honor have released Oreo updates for many of their devices, but many have wondered if some of their older devices would receive the update. Today, the companies have announced that the Huawei...

Huawei P9 and P9 Plus will get Android Oreo with EMUI 8 according to Product Manager

In the Android world, it is rare to see devices being updated with new Android software versions beyond two years. Huawei has a mixed track record with Android version updates. The company has committed to releasing Android Oreo for its older flagship smartphones, but the speed of updates has been slow for international variants. Then, there...

Huawei P9 and P9 Plus Receiving Update with 3D Panorama Camera Mode

Huawei announced the Huawei P9 and Huawei P9 Plus in April 2016, and they've since been succeeded by the Huawei P10 and the Huawei P10 Plus. The P9 and P9 Plus are getting to the point in their lifecycles where you might expect software updates to slow to a trickle, but Huawei continues to enhance them...

Huawei Announces Which Devices will get EMUI 8.0 with Android Oreo

It's always exciting when your phone gets a software update, and it's something that Android enthusiasts look forward to with great anticipation. Huawei debuted the newest version of its in-house Android skin, Emotion UI (EMUI) 8.0, alongside the Mate 10 series in late 2017, and since then, folks in the community have been wondering about when...

Team OpenKirin Releases Resurrection Remix for Honor 8, Huawei P9, and Huawei P8 Lite

Team OpenKirin aims to provide custom ROMs for Huawei phones with Kirin SoCs. Team member and XDA Recognized Contributor surdu_petru has just released Resurrection Remix OS for three devices. The ROM is available for the Honor 8, Huawei P9 and Huawei P8 Lite. The first two devices use a stock kernel and users should not face many...

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 use EMUI’s App Twin Feature on any Launcher

A few days ago, I shared a tutorial outlining how to use EMUI's App Twin feature with any installed application or game on your device. If you own a Huawei or Honor device that is on Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5 (such as the Huawei Mate 9 family, Huawei P9/P9 Lite, Honor 6X, or Honor...

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...