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Install Huawei Watch Update v1.4 with Android 6.0 Marshmallow Support

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Huawei announced a new update for its stunning Android Watch and brought a new OS to its support. The Update brings Android 6.0 Marshmallow and many new features to it. It is rolling out regionally and some of the users have already claimed the update. However, if you still haven’t received it yet or getting a hard time installing it, then here we have the official OTA URL capture for the v1.4 update which will help you manually update your Huawei Watch. Huawei has brought Marshmallow to many of its devices like Huawei P8, Honor 7, P8 Lite etc. with EMUI 4.0. 

The OTA will take your device to build number MEC23L. The Android 6.0 update adds new features and has revamped the do not disturb feature, brought new wrist gestures, and permission controls as well. So hit the download section below and install it using the recommended ADB sideload method. Now ADB commands are officially used to install or push any package like and APK, or OTA update, etc to an Android device. So there won’t be any harm to your device.

Download Huawei Watch Update 1.4↓

[sociallocker]Huawei Sturgeon Update v1.4 → Direct Link | File: signed-sturgeon-MEC23L-from-LCB43B.zip[/sociallocker]

How to Install Huawei Watch Update v1.4

This is an official method to manually flash the OTA updates on most of the Android devices. If you happen to choose this method, then you will need the to connect your device to PC and setup ADB and Fastboot. Go through the requirements and instructions carefully.


1. Verify your device for compatibility. The listed firmware is compatible with Huawei Watch only.

2. Enable USB Debugging on your device. To do so, go to Settings>About Phone> Tap on the Build Number several times until you get a new Developer Options in theSettings. Open Developer Options and enable USB Debugging from there. Trust the connection by allowing it when you connect it to your PC for the first time.

3. Make sure you have latest device drivers setup on your PC for a better connection. Get it from the official page of your device manufacturer.

4. For ADB and Fastboot download the quick ADB and Fastboot Installer from here or get the full Android SDK from here, or You may also like Universal ADB drivers, Naked ADB drivers.

Installation Instructions:

Step 1: Download the OTA file for Huawei Watch. You don’t need to extract the file, just place the file on your PC where you can easily locate it.

Step 2: Make sure that you setup ADB and Fastboot on your PC. Trust the connection by checking “Always allow from this computer” when you plug in the Android device to your PC for the first time.

Step 3: Now keep the device plugged in and open a command prompt or terminal on your PC. To do so, hold the shift key on the keyboard and right-click on an empty space and select “Open command window here” option to launch a cmd window.

Step 4: Boot your Android device into the bootloader or Fastboot mode. To do so, issue the following command through cmd or terminal.

adb reboot bootloader

Note: To  check your connectivity, issue the command “adb devices” before the bootloader command.

Step 5: Now, navigate to the location where you have placed the OTA file on your PC. Rename the recovery file to a simple one, like ota.zip. While the folder with the ota.zip file is open, flash the OTA by issuing the following command. (Note that you type the exact name with it’s proper extension.)

adb sideload ota.zip

Step 9: Now the OTA will start installing.

Once the installation completes, you can now enjoy your new firmware. Alternatively, while, on Mac OS, you can issue “./adb sideload ota.zip” command or on Linux type “sudo adb sideload ota.zip” to flash the OTA.

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7 responses

  1. Rene chemali Avatar
    Rene chemali

    Hey, I followed all the instructions, but at the end, when I enter ” adb sideload ota.zip” my terminal says : cannot read ‘ota.zip’.
    I’m using a Mac. Thanks for the reply

    1. Sarang Avatar

      Check your connectivity with the device. For Mac OS, the code is ./adb sideload ota.zip Also, make sure the terminal is pointing to the location of the OTA file. Setup ADB and Fastboot on Mac from here: https://www.androidsage.com/2016/03/28/how-to-setup-adb-and-fastboot-on-mac-os-linux-chrome-os-and-windows-easily/

      1. Rene chemali Avatar
        Rene chemali

        Thanks for the reply Sarang, but still not working. I installed ADB and Fastboot and followed the instruction on the website you gave me, then I did everything, and still the same. I’ll upload a screen :

        1. Sarang Avatar

          Did you change the filename to ota.zip? ./adb sideload Either rename the file to ota.zip or first try with the original name of the file. The original file name is- 438235861a251142106bc7b2b9489d5feb866b47.signed-sturgeon-MEC23L-from-LCB43B.zip

          1. Rene chemali Avatar
            Rene chemali

            Great, it worked. Actually I had to use : reboot recovery + original file name.
            Thanks a lot.

  2. Waqas Avatar

    Dears. , can any one give me the link for downloading OTA for Huawei watch

    1. Sarang Avatar

      It is there in the download section. Are you having trouble downloading it?

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