Update Huawei P9 to Android 7.0 Nougat (EMUI 5.0) Manually

After successful beta testing, finally Huawei starts rolling out stable build of Android 7.0 Nougat (build B361) update for Huawei P9 (EVA-L09). The Nougat (B361) update brings brand new EMUI 5.0, new features and performance enhancements to P9. You can use Huawei’s HiCare app to download the update. Alternatively, you can manually install the Android 7.0 (EMUI 5.0) update on Huawei P9 EVA-L09 by downloading the firmware.

In this guide, we let you know how to update Huawei P9 (EVA-L09) to Android 7.0 (EMUI 5.0) manually. The manual method requires some technical skill. If you are an inexperienced user and did not received the EMUI 5.0 OTA update notification, it is recommend to download Huawei’s HiCare app from Play store, which lets you install EMUI 5.0 based on Android 7.0 Nougat on your P9 without any trouble.

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The Android 7.0 Nougat based Emotion UI 5.0 (EMUI 5.0) brings a brand new UI which is simple, smart and powerful. New features like App twin, app drawer, smart notification, eye comfort mode and simplified gestures will enhance user experience. It will also include improved system performance, customizations and ensures enhanced security for user privacy, mobile payment, communication, and app usage. Read full changelog here.

Firmware Details:

– Android version: 7.0 Nougat (16.Jan.2017)
– UI version: – EMUI 5.0
– Firmware versions: B361
– Huawei P9: – EVA-L09
– Firmware: – EVA-L09C432B361
– Cust: – C432
– Status: – Official

Prerequisites:

– Backup every data you have on the phone
– Check your device’s Model number (EVA-L09) and Cust version (C432).
– Ensure at least 50% battery charge remaining on the phone.

Manually Install Android 7.0 (EMUI 5.0) on Huawei P9 EVA-L09

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.

First Method (force update):

1. Download Android 7.0 (EVA-L09C432B361) update for P9 (single SIM variant) from here.

2. Unzip the downloaded zip file and copy the ‘dload’ folder to your phone’s SD card (do not put in any folder)

3. Switch off the phone and press Power + Volume Down + Volume Up buttons together.

4. The phone will start updating the firmware. After rebooting enjoy EMUI 5.0 (Android 7.0 Nougat).

Second Method (manual method)

1. Unzip the firmware and copy the ‘dload’ folder to phone’s root of SD card (not in any folder).

2. Open dial pad and dial: *#*# 2846579#*# *

3. Select Software Upgrade > SD card Upgrade > confirm the installation.

4. The installation process will start automatically. After rebooting, enjoy EMUI 5.0 (Android 7.0). (Source – XDA)

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.

11 Comments

  1. Asid

    May 20, 2017 at 12:57 am

    Failed for me using both methods, my phone is the correct version

    • Kannan

      May 20, 2017 at 8:45 pm

      If so, wait for the OTA update

  2. Yong

    Apr 30, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    I have the EVA-L09C521B140, this also works for me?

    • Kannan

      May 1, 2017 at 3:11 pm

      It will not work, Cust version should be C432

  3. Alex

    Apr 24, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    If u search on the official website, you will see that for P9 lite VNS L21 there is Android 6.0 the last version.

  4. Dakovs

    Apr 23, 2017 at 2:01 am

    The update.zip file contains no folder called dload

    This is its root contents:

    full_mainpkg.tag
    UPDATE.APP (it’s 2.81 GB)
    META-INF (dir)

    • Kannan

      Apr 23, 2017 at 9:52 am

      create a dload folder in the root of sd card, copy UPDATE.APP in that folder and proceed

  5. Radu

    Apr 9, 2017 at 4:26 am

    Am un Huawei EVA-L09 ?i nu mi g?se?te fi?ierul pentru update.ma poate ajuta cineva cu o parere

    • Kannan

      Apr 9, 2017 at 9:16 am

      The guide is for EVA-L09C432 variant only. Check your device’s model number for EVA-L09 and Cust version for C432

  6. RICHARD

    Jan 22, 2017 at 12:32 am

    THE CAMERA DOES NOT WORK ON THE ANDROID 7.0 IN HUAWEI P9 I DO NOT MEET THE CAMERA

    • Jostein

      Jan 30, 2017 at 1:51 am

      I have downloaded as described. Unzipped to a folder dload. In the root of sdcard. Forced install with.
      Installer succeeded. But it still show version B322, the same as before upgrade. Why???

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