Grab Android 8.0 Oreo-based EMUI 8.0 on Honor 8 Pro

It’s been quite some time since Google officially released Android Oreo and not too many Android devices have actually received the update up to this point. If you are the owner of a Honor 8 Pro device, then you have probably heard about that beta version of Android Oreo-based EMUI 8.0 available for the Chinese variant of Honor 8 Pro, the Honor V9.

Users had the chance to try out Android Oreo beta now by enrolling their device in the beta program. The software was though available for closed beta users and there were no direct download links available for the firmware. However, today I want to announce the change – you can grab Android 8.0 Oreo-based EMUI 8.0 on your Honor 8 Pro.

The new update carries EMUI 8.0 to selected devices and yes, I can confirm the fact that Honor has released the beta test builds of Android Oreo for the international variants of Honor 8 Pro as well. XDA member LastStandingDroid just shared a few days the download links to the firmware, so waste no more time.

Get ready for the actual procedure:

  • Your handset must be running on an unrooted stock EMUI firmware from Huawei/Honor or else you cannot complete the below steps;
  • Your device must have an unlocked bootloader;
  • The latest TWRP custom recovery must also be installed on it;
  • This is an operation that wipes everything on your device, so you have to take a backup of all of your important data.

No less important, I remind you to assume responsibility for what you are about to do. You are the only one to be blamed if something wrong will happen. And the battery needs to be charged for the procedure or else you risk damaging your handset.

Grab Android 8.0 Oreo-based EMUI 8.0 on Honor 8 Pro:

  1. Take the following files:
    update.zip
    update_data_full_public.zip
    update_full_DUK-L09_hw_normal.zip
  2. Also take:
    DUK-RECOVERY-NoCheck.img
    DUK-RECOVERY2-NoCheck.img
  3. Do not place them inside any folders;
  4. You must now boot your device into TWRP recovery, so power it off, then power it on while pressing and holding the Volume Up button;
  5. You have to leave the power button when you see the Honor logo;
  6. Then, in TWRP, swipe at the bottom to allow modifications;
  7. Go to Wipe > Format data and type yes to decrypt the device storage. This will wipe everything clean;
  8. Now, it’s time to move the folder from your PC to the root of your device’s internal storage, along with the teo recovery files;
  9. Select Advanced > Terminal in the TWRP main menu;
  10. Up next, in the TWRP terminal, enter the following commands one by one. The first command creates an update folder inside the data folder, in the root of your device, while the other one simply moves the HWOTA folder to the newly created update folder:
    mkdir /data/update
    mv /sdcard/HWOTA /data/update/HWOTA
  11. You must now flash both the recoveries via the TWRP terminal using the following commands:
    dd if=/sdcard/DUK-RECOVERY-NoCheck.img of=/dev/block/bootdevice/by-name/recovery_a
    dd if=/sdcard/DUK-RECOVERY2-NoCheck.img of=/dev/block/bootdevice/by-name/recovery2_a
  12. After the recovery images are flashed, don’t hesitate to delete them from your device’s internal storage;
  13. Enter these terminal commands one to add the zip files to the recovery command:
    echo –update_package=/data/update/HWOTA/update.zip >> /cache/recovery/command
    echo –update_package=/data/update/HWOTA/update_data_full_public.zip >> /cache/recovery/command
    echo –update_package=/data/update/HWOTA/update_full_DUK-L09_hw_normal.zip >> /cache/recovery/command
  14. At the end, reboot your device into recovery mode by entering: reboot recovery.