Update Huawei Honor 4/4x to Android 7.1 Nougat with MoKee 7.1 Nightly (Official) Custom ROM

Huawei Honor 4/4X owners can now update their device to Android 7.1 Nougat with MoKee 7.1 Nightly (official) custom ROM. The AOSP based, community-driven MoKee team has released MoKee 7.1 nightly build for the two-year-old Honor 4/4x (code named cherry) that upgrade the device to Android 7.1.1 and brings new features and performance enhancements. Check out the installation guide. Of course, it goes without saying you will need TWRP recovery and root access on the device.

Huawei Honor 4/4X was launched in 2014, so the chance for getting an official Android 7.0 Nougat update is very rare, though the phone is capable of. However, if you are excited to experience the Android 7.1.1 Nougat on your Honor 4X, then the best alternative is MoKee 7.1 official custom ROM.


In this guide, we explain how to install MoKee 7.1 (Android 7.1.1 Nougat) on Huawei Honor 4/4X (code named cherry). However, we remind you that the present status of the ROM is Nightly, which means the ROM is experimental and may have several bugs.

Note: To get MoKee 7.1 (official) running on your Honor 4/4X, you will need root access and latest version of TWRP custom recovery installed on it.

How to install Mokee 7.1(official) on Huawei Honor 4/4X

Disclaimer: Follow the instruction at your own risk. We will not be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components. It is recommended for technically talented users only.

Note: Backup every data you have on the phone before proceeding with below steps.

1. Download MK71.1-cherry-201701170211-NIGHTLY.zip file from here and Google apps package (Gapps) from here. Save both the zip files to your phone’s SD card.

2. Boot your device into custom TWRP recovery (switch off the phone, press Volume Up + Power button together)

3. In TWRP recovery, select Backup button to create a backup of your current firmware, just in case. Then, select Wipe, then Factory Reset and wipe cache, system and data.

4. Now, select Install, navigate to /sdcard and select the ROM zip package. Follow the on-screen notices to install the package. Install Gapps zip file as well.

Once installation has finished, return to the main menu and select Reboot, then System. The device will now boot into Android 7.1.1 Nougat (Mokee 7.1). Set up and enjoy. (Source – MoKee)

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.


  1. Ammaiappan

    Nov 8, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Honor 4x update 7.0 firmware download link pls

    • Kannan

      Nov 9, 2017 at 7:58 am

      Official Nougat update not yet available. Try any custom ROM

  2. Mika Peura

    Mar 23, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    It might be worth mentioning that honor 4x has 2 different versions. The one with Snapdragon system chip you probably can update, but I haven’t been able to find any custom roms for the version with Kirin chip.

  3. Dilip

    Feb 18, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    Am update my honor 4x to bought

    Does not work make a calls and receive the calls what I do

    • Kannan

      Feb 20, 2017 at 1:31 pm

      Restore stock ROM and check it

      • hari prasad

        Mar 21, 2017 at 11:39 pm

        how to do restore stock rom?

        • Kannan

          Mar 22, 2017 at 8:33 am

          to restore the stock rom download firmware from Huawei support page and flash

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