Android 8.0 Oreo seems to be spreading its presence into every device gradually. Amidst all the beta programs for introducing Android O, now Honor 8 Pro from Huawei also getting a bite of the Oreo. Yes, Android 8.0 Oreo Beta for Honor 8 Pro is now live and rolling. Although being a Beta build, it brings forth a lot of new changes and upgrades. AI-based optimizations are the key feature in this update. It also brings more privacy and App security. Personalization has become cooler with 3D lock screens and wallpapers. New recycle bin feature is introduced to restore deleted files from gallery. More on the new features can be seen in the changelog posted ahead. The Beta program is initially rolling for the Chinese version of Honor 8 Pro.
This Beta firmware brings the software version number DUK-AL20 126.96.36.1995(C00) to the Chinese variants of Honor 8 Pro namely for the DUK-AL20 model. As a rule of thumb, the beta version rolls out for a few specific regions. But soon the stable version will be out globally.Also, you can enroll with the Huawei Android 8.0 oreo Beta Program.
What’s New in Android 8.0 Oreo Beta for Honor 8 Pro
The beta rollout really brings a massive changelog to the device. It’s quite imaginable if the beta rollout brings so much, what the stable update might bring. Let’s see what are the new features the Android O Beta brings for the EMUI 8.0 Honor 8 Pro.
- HiVoice and Hiboard
Anticipate the services you need and answer your calls, search for settings on command and manage bookmarked articles with ease.
- AI-based optimizations
The system boots faster, image thumbnails load in a flash.
- App security and enhanced privacy.Now TrustSpace, Find my phone, and PrivateSpace offers greater payment security.
- Personalization Gets Cooler
Dynamic 3D lock screen and wallpapers make the experience more lively.
- Phone tracking
Track your phone’s movements and extend its battery life.
- Simplified Phone Manager
Standard cleanups are faster and deep cleanups more thorough.
- Multi Bluetooth Connectivity
Now connect to two different Bluetooth devices simultaneously.
- Recycle Bin
Accidentally deleted photos can be restored with a single touch.
How European variants of Honor 8 Pro can Install Android 8.0 Oreo Beta EMUI 8.0?
Apart from the Chinese variants now European variants of Honor 8 Pro can also install the Android 8.0 Oreo Beta. Huge thanks to developer OldDroid who rebranded the factory image and made it TWRP flashable.
You can directly download the full stock firmware updates using the Huawei Firmware Finder.
Alternatively, we have captured the full OTA updates package to flash over the Chinese or European variants of Huawei Honor 8 Pro.
Note 1: The firmware build number is DUK-AL20 188.8.131.525(C00) which can also work with European variants. However, it has only been tested by a few XDA members. So it is a risk.
Step 1: Android 8.0 Oreo Beta for European/Chinese Honor 8 Pro | Download
Step 2: Either flash using stock recovery or using TWRP recovery listed below. Read: How to install Huawei updates?
Step 3: Download Android 8.0 Oreo compatible TWRP for Honor 8 Pro to flash the Oreo package listed below.
Step 4: TWRP recovery for Oreo | Download | Huawei Pro codename: duk
Step 5: Flash the TWRP recovery via Fastboot. See: How to unlock bootloader and flash TWRP?
Note 2: Here is the flashing command for the modified TWRP.
fastboot flash recovery_ramdisk twrp-3.1.1-oreo-duk.img