We’re no stranger to Huawei Nougat update, which is available for Honor 8 as beta, while has been released for some P9 users in Philippines. If you own a P9 Lite though, you can have a taste of Nougat sweetness too, as a firmware is available for download, which can be installed manually.
This is a beta version Nougat update for Huawei P9 Lite, though, that comes with a serious bug, wherein mobile data would automatically go off once you lock the screen off, and only a reboot would bring it back on. So, if you live in all-WiFi environment, this is good for you, otherwise not.
Also check out the Huawei Nougat roadmap, which contains list of devices from the company officially confirmed for Android 7.0 OTA. Howeverm separately company also confirmed it for the Honor 5X, for which you can download CM14 ROM too that is based on Android 7.0.
Here’s how to update your Huawei P9 Lite to Android 7.0 Nougat, on test build, using the firmware.
How to Install P9 Lite Nougat update
Step 1: Make sure you have TWRP recovery installed. Although this could work with stock recovery too, but TWRP is recommended.
Step 2: Download required files:
- P9 Lite Nougat firmware – p9-lite-Nougat-firmware-file1-1300MB.zip
- P9 Lite firmware file 2 – p9-lite-Nougat-firmware-file2-684MB.zip
Step 3: Copy paste the two firmware files to your Huawei P9 Lite.
Step 4: Now, first of all unroot your device. You can use the Unroot option in SuperSU app. If your P9 Lite is not rooted, then skip this step of course.
Step 5: Reboot your device into TWRP recovery.
Step 6: Using the TWRP’s install menu, install the file with 1300MB in its name. You will get an error with this, but that’s fine. Don’t reboot your device, though. Do the next step.
Step 7: Now, install the other firmware file, with 684MB in its name, and wait till it’s done.
Step 8: Now restart your device using the Reboot menu.
That’s it, your P9 Lite now rocks Android Nougat, although on beta version with mobile data bug.