Following the release of the Nougat Beta for many Android devices from Huawei, like the Honor 8, Huawei P9 & P9 Lite, the Mate 8 has finally received the Android 7.0 firmware update based on the latest EMUI 5.0 UX. On the contrary, the Huawei has also claimed the official stable EMUI 5.0 firmware update for the Mate 8 and will be released tomorrow.

The Mate 8 was the former flagship smartphone from the manufacturer that became quite popular due to its stunning specs. With Nougat update, the users have started installing the Beta firmware and are now waiting for the stable release.

The stock firmware files are available for many Mate 8 models including NXT-L09, XT-L29, NXT-C00, NXT-AL10 and much more. We have listed both the stable as well as the Beta Android 7.0 Nougat firmware below.

Download Mate 8 Android 7.0 Nougat based on EMUI 5.0 firmware

Spotted official stable Nougat EMUI 5.0 build for Huawei Mate 8

The official stable Android 7.0 Nougat for the Mate 8 B562 has been spotted on the official Huawei Chinese forum and here are the files:

NXT-AL10C00B562
http://update.hicloud.com:8180/TDS/d…ull/update.zip Size: 1412879363
http://update.hicloud.com:8180/TDS/d…ull/update.zip Size: 247737395

Note: These firmware files have not been tested yet. So please be cautious about using them. As an alternative, you can try the official Nougat Beta firmware from below. You can check out the official Chinese forum here and the source from here.

Available Android 7.0 Nougat Beta for Huawei Mate 8

Nougat beta updated on 2016-12-1

25. NXT-L09C521B520 | update.zip (1.38GB) | changelog.xml | filelist.xml | update.zip
26. NXT-L09C521B520 | update.zip (1.38GB) | changelog.xml | filelist.xml | update.zip

Nougat beta updated on 2016-11-24

24. NXT-L29C185B520 | update.zip (1.38GB) | changelog.xml | filelist.xml | update.zip

Nougat beta updated on 2016-11-22

23. NXT-L29C432B521-LOG | update.zip| update_data_full_hw_eu.zip

Nougat beta updated on 2016-11-19

19. NXT-C00B552 | update.zip (1.31GB) | changelog.xml | filelist.xml | update.zip
20. NXT-C00B552 | update.zip (1.31GB) | changelog.xml | filelist.xml | update.zip
21. AL10C00B552-EMUI 5.0 | update.zip (1.31GB) | changelog.xml | filelist.xml | update.zip
22. EMUI 5.0 | update.zip (1.31GB) | changelog.xml | filelist.xml | update.zip

Nougat beta updated on 2016-11-15

17. NXT-C00B550 | update.zip (1.31GB) | changelog.xml | filelist.xml | update.zip
18. NXT-C00B550 | update.zip (1.31GB) | changelog.xml | filelist.xml | update.zip

Nougat beta updated on 2016-11-11

16. NXT-L29C432B521-log | update.zip (1.36GB) | changelog.xml | update.zip

Nougat beta updated on 2016-11-10

14. NXT-L09C605B520 | update.zip (1.38GB) | changelog.xml | filelist.xml | update.zip <— Based on description, EMUI 5.0 & Nougat
15. NXT-L29C605B520 | update.zip (1.38GB) | changelog.xml | filelist.xml | update.zip

Nougat beta updated on 2016-11-09

6. NXT-C00B386-log | update.zip (1.63GB) | changelog.xml | filelist.xml | update.zip
7. NXT-AL10C00B386 | update.zip (1.65GB) | changelog.xml | filelist.xml | update.zip
8. NXT-AL10C00B386 | update.zip (1.65GB) | changelog.xml | filelist.xml | update.zip
9. NXT-AL10C00B386 | update.zip (1.65GB) | changelog.xml | filelist.xml | update.zip
10. NXT-AL10C00B386 | update.zip (1.63GB) | changelog.xml | filelist.xml | update.zip
11. EMUI 5.0 | update.zip (1.31GB) | changelog.xml | filelist.xml | update.zip <– update specifically for China Mobile
12. EMUI 5.0 | update.zip (1.31GB) | changelog.xml | filelist.xml | update.zip
13. EMUI 5.0 | update.zip (1.29GB) | changelog.xml | filelist.xml | update.zip

Nougat beta updated on 2016-11-08

1. EMUI 5.0 | update.zip (1.29GB) | changelog.xml | filelist.xml | update.zip
2. EMUI 5.0 | update.zip (1.29GB) | changelog.xml | filelist.xml | update.zip
3. AL10C00B523-EMUI 5.0 | update.zip (1.29GB) | changelog.xml | filelist.xml | update.zip
4. EMUI 5.0 | update.zip (1.29GB) | changelog.xml | filelist.xml | update.zip
5. NXT-L29C10B520 | update.zip (1.36GB) | changelog.xml | filelist.xml | update.zip

How to update Huawei Mate 8 to Android 7.0 Nougat EMUI 5.0 stock firmware files?

Here is how to manually update your Huawei mate 8 to Android 7.0 Nougat with stable or Beta firmware.

  • Make sure you have unlocked the bootloader on Huawei Mate 8. You can also use the SRK tool from here to unlock the bootloader, install TWRP and much more. Installation procedure here.
  • Make sure you have a custom TWRP recovery installed on your device. Here is how to setup TWRP on Android device.
  • Download the update file you want and transfer files to phone storage.
  • Reboot into TWRP recovery.
  • Backup everything via TWRP or using the built in backup app.
  • Flash update.zip file from the link above.
  • Reboot to system. If it gives you some error, ignore it.

How to rollback to stable Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Huawei Mate 8?

In order to restore the previous stock firmware on your Huawei Mate 8 device, you can easily restore the backup you took from TWRP recovery. You can also use the rollback package to EMUI 4.1 based on Marshmallow. Here is the rollback package for the Huawei Mate 8.

Thanks to: somboons

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