Honor 8 Oreo update: EMUI 8.0 based on Android 8.0 now available in India with a catch

Honor 8 Oreo news

Huawei’s Honor division has some of the best affordable smartphones on the market and one of them is the Honor 8. This is a 2016 device and has since been succeeded by the Honor 8 Pro and Honor 9, both of which came out last year.

Still, many will agree that the Honor 8 remains to be among the best phones right now and just like any other great phone from 2016, it deserves the best of treatments. Well, Huawei hasn’t neglected the phone so to say. Not so long ago, the phone received an update that added new features and bug fixes, but this is not exactly what fans hoped for.

As it is, every Honor 8 user is eager to know if and when Huawei will be rolling out an update to Android Oreo at some point in future. If this is you, well, you’ve come to the right place because we’ve got some answers for you.

Honor 8 Android 8.0 Oreo update

  • Android Oreo with EMUI 8.0 released

Update [Oct 26]: Finally, Honor India has opened the Oreo doors for the country’s Honor 8 users, however, getting hold of the update isn’t such a straightforward process, but not complicated to say the least.

In order to get the Oreo update on your Honor 8, here is what Honor India says you need to do:

  1. Open Hicare app
  2. Open live chat
  3. Ask the customer care representative on the receiving end for Oreo update
  4. When asked for some details like IMEI, contact no, etc., provide them as required.
  5. Once submitted, the Oreo update will be unlocked for your Honor 8
  6. To know the release date, ask them when you can expect the update

That’s it! Enjoy Oreo on your Honor 8.

[Original post] There were some mixed reports about the Honor 8 Oreo update, but eventually, the phone did make it to the OS. The update, as usual, first rolled out in China before making it to the global market, as seen in the screengrab above. The update to Oreo is the second and final major OS upgrade that Honor 8 users can expect unless Huawei pulls a OnePlus and rolls out a third version, which is unlikely.

Related: OnePlus Android 9 Pie update roadmap

Honor 8 Android 9 Pie update

  • Not eligible
  • Android Pie-based custom ROMs may be released

Honor 8 came about in mid-2016 and at the time, it had Android Marshmallow out of the box. The device, as witnessed above, has already received the second major OS upgrade in Android Oreo, meaning that’s the end of the road. As for Android 9 Pie, the only other way you can have this OS on your Honor 8 is with the help of custom ROMs like LineageOS 16 and co., but we cannot guarantee that there will be plenty of Pie-based ROMs for your phone.


Honor 8 update timeline

Date Software version Changelog
10 Sep 2018 | Android 8.0 Installs EMUI 8.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo
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