How to update Huawei Mate 10 to Android 9.0 Pie based on EMUI 9 Beta

Updated: More Huawei devices get EMUI 9.0 Beta update. According to the source, Huawei has opened EMUI 9.0 Beta slots for the Huawei Mate 10 Pro as well, along with other devices such as Honor Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, Honor View 10, and Honor 10. So see how to download and install EMUI 9 beta based on Android 9.0 Pie.

Huawei’s EMUI 9.0 Pie Beta program is now rolling out for several flagship phones. We have seen EMUI 9 Beta for Huawei P20 and P20 Pro. Today, right after Mate 20 Pro’s launch, the manufacturer started enrolling Huawei Mate 10 users for the latest Android 9.0 Pie beta firmware update. All you need to do is download the Friendly User Test app and register your device for latest Android 9.0 Pie beta based on EMUI 9.

EMUI 9 features a new and simpler user interface similar to that of the latest flagship Mate 20 Pro. According to the users, who have already signed up for the beta testing program, the firmware feels faster and smoother in transition. The boot up time has been decreased significantly. The beta version feel near stable. This is because Huawei has been testing and optimizing the EMUI 9 firmware for long. The face unlock features that was introduced to the Mate 10 devices not so long ago now works faster. Most importantly, the camera UI has been revamped that looks just like the Huawei P20 camera app and the picture quality improved significantly.

However, Huawei missed out on certain things. The notifications are still white and cannot be turned darker even after applying a theme. The new Google Pixel navigation gestures may not have been implemented as well.

The new EMUI 9.0 beta comes to a single variant of Huawei Mate 10 – ALP-L29 with build number C636. More variants in different region will receive similar update along with the Huawei Mate 10 Pro soon. So stay tuned. Once you sign up for the  Huawei’s Friendly User Test (FUT), you will get an OTA update notification. Simply download it and apply. Note that the full firmware file is well over 3 GB in size.

List of Huawei devices receiving EMUI 9.0 Beta

Huawei has now finally started enrolling a large pool of Huawei and Honor devices to the EMUI 10 Beta.

  • Huawei Mate 10
  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design
  • Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei P20
  • Huawei P20 Pro
  • Honor 10
  • Honor View 10
  • Honor Play

This news comes to us from the Weibo source that claims to have released the EMUI 9 Beta for the above listed Huawei and Honor phones. Thanks to GSM Arena for the same.

EMUI 10 beta

How to download EMUI 9 Pie Beta for Huawei Mate 10 (Pro), Honor 10, View 10, and Play

Huawei has opened user registration slots for the Mate 10 users to receive EMUI 9 Beta based on Android 9 Pie. However, there are limited slots open for FUT Beta program. Registering your phone alone simply does not guarantee any updates.

Users can avail Android P update from the official Huawei Beta app, also called Friendly User Test APK. All you need to do is download the HwFut APK onto your phone, launch it and sign up for beta test.

Once done, you will see a notice of Android 9.0 Beta program from Huawei. Simply install it and reboot to system.

The EMUI 9.0 beta rollout has already begun and you can sign up for Huawei’s Beta Program from here.


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