Honor 8 Pie update: EMUI build B540 optimizes Emergency SOS and adds Feb patch

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March 15, 2019: Honor 8 users in China are receiving a new EMUI update that not only installs February 2019 security patch but also optimizes emergency SOS.

Once this SOS feature is activated, your phone will send exact location with latitude and longitude coordinates to your contacts multiple times. The same update also adds the battery report feature and updates the pre-downloaded songs to better cater to your preference.

The update is available over the air for models FRD-AL00, FRD-AL10 and FRD-TL00.

Original article below:

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, Honor 9 and more recently, Honor 10.

Still, many will agree that Honor 8 remains among the best phones from the company and just like any other great phones from 2016, it deserves the best of treatments. Well, Huawei hasn’t neglected the phone so to say and on this page, well be keeping track of software updates that Honor sends the devices way, be it major or small, official or even in some cases, unofficial updates.

Related: The best Huawei phones to buy right now

Honor 8 update timeline

Date Software version Changelog
15 Mar 2019 EMUI | Android 8.0 February 2019 security patch, optimizes emergency SOS, adds the battery report feature and updates the pre-downloaded songs to better cater to your preference
12 Nov 2018 EMUI | Android 8.0 Installs Android 8.0 Oreo update with EMUI 8.0 on top

Honor 8 Oreo update in India

Honor 8 Android 8.0 Oreo update

  • Oreo update available

For the longer part, Huawei Honor 8 users weren’t certain about an update to Android Oreo, but the company finally came through, with those in India having had to wait until mid-November 2018 to see the update. Still, better late than never, right?

Honor 8 Android 9 Pie update

The update to Android 8.0 Oreo was the Honor 8s second major OS upgrade, meaning its the end of the road for the popular handset as far as OS upgrades are concerned. That said, the only real chance of getting the Honor 8 to Android 9 Pie is via custom ROMs like LineageOS, although we cannot guarantee anything here.

Related: LineageOS 16 expected release and device list

If you have any questions or concerns about Honor 8 software updates, please let us know in your comments below.

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