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Download Huawei P20, P20 Pro, and P20 Lite EMUI 9.1 based on Android 9 Pie OTA Updates

Earlier this year, Huawei started rolling out EMUI 9.1 for several smartphones including the Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X, and RS and all of its variants across the globe. The manufacturer also promised the same EMUI 9.1 update will come to various other devices including the Huawei P30 and P20 series. EMUI 9.1 features GPU Turbo 3.0, EROFS system function, new swipe gestures, latest July 2019 security patch, and much more. As the P20 series is quite popular, the manufacturer has now released the stable build of EMUI 9.1 for Huawei P20, P20 Pro, and P 20 Lite via OTA update officially.

Starting today, the stable version of EMUI 9.1 is rolling out for Huawei P20 series phones including the Huawei P20, P20 Pro, and the P20 Lite. This new firmware is based on Android 9 Pie. So you will find all the Android 9 goodies with it like Adaptive Battery, Adaptive Brightness, new system navigation, new settings menu, advanced notification channels and categories, Digital Wellbeing support, and much more. You will also be able to install the latest Google Camera 6.3 from Pixel devices

So if you haven’t already, simply go to settings > system updates > and check for OTA updates manually. You should see a notification popup. If it doesn’t, then download the full stock firmware from below and update manually. Moreover, you can also participate in Huawei’s beta testing program called the Friendly User Test (FUT) using this tutorial.

The complete changelog for EMUI 9.1 can be found here:

[System]

Adds the EROFS system function, which improves app speed and fluidity.

[Incoming call video]

Customizes incoming call videos for your contacts.

[GPU Turbo 3.0]

Huawei’s GPU Turbo 3.0 acceleration technology supports dozens of more games, allowing you to enjoy an improved gaming experience.

[Simplified settings]

Simplifies settings and options for easier operation.

[Security]

Integrates Android security patches with July 2019

Download EMUI 9.1 for Huawei P20 Lite Update

Following is the EMUI 9.1 update for P20 Lite. Note that some of the firmware may be based on EMUI 9.1 beta build. So verify it before flashing.

  • Device: Huawei P20 Lite
  • Model: ANE-L21
  • Android: 9.0 (Pie)
  • EMUI: 9.1
  • Firmware: 9.1.0.132
  • Build Number: ANE-L21 9.1.0.132(C432)
  • Cust Number: C432E5R1P7T8
  • Region: Europe
  • Security Patch Level: May 5, 2019
  • Release Date: 3/06/2019
  • Status: Official
  • Type: Full firmware package

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Download Huawei P20 EMUI 9.1 OTA Update

Following is the EMUI 9.1 update for P20. Note that some of the firmware may be based on EMUI 9.1 beta build. So verify it before flashing.

  • Device: Huawei P20
  • Model No: EML-L09, EML-L29 (Global)
  • Android OS: 9.0 Pie
  • EMUI Version: 9.1
  • Security Patch: July 2019
  • Status: Official
  • Type: Full Firmware Image

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Download EMUI 9.1 for Huawei P20 Pro

Following is the EMUI 9.1 update for P20 Pro. Note that some of the firmware may be based on EMUI 9.1 beta build. So verify it before flashing.

  • Device: Huawei P20 Pro
  • Model No: CLT–L09, CLT-L29
  • Android OS: 9.0 Pie
  • EMUI Version: 9.1
  • Security Patch: July 2019
  • Status: Official
  • Type: Full firmware image
  • Size : 1.7 GB

Downloads:

CLT-L09C431E5R1P9B311 (9.1.0.311) – Europe

CLT-L29C431E5R1P9B311 (9.1.0.311) – Europe

How to update Huawei P20 to EMUI 9.1?

Note: EMUI 9 installation will erase all your data and factory reset the device, so backup beforehand.

Method 1: For service firmware

  • Download the service firmware from the links above for your respective model.
  • Extract the “dload” folder from it. It should consist of a file called update_sd.zip and two folders like – CLT-L09_hw_eu and CLT-L29_hw_eu, each with a respective secondary update package.
  • Delete all other folders except the ones listed above that are not relevant to your device. For instance, keep the L09 folder if you have the L09 device and vice versa.
  • Drag the dload folder to an exFat formatted USB drive.
  • Keep an OTG cable handy if your phone doesn’t have a MicroSD card.
  • Plug the USB drive into the phone via OTG cable.
  • Launch the phone dialer and dial *#*#2846579#*#*
  • From there go to Software Update and then select SD upgrade.
  • EMUI 9  installation will begin and all your data will be erased. So backup before.
  • Reboot and enjoy EMUI 9.1!

Method 2: dload method

  • Download the update zip package from above.
  • Transfer it to your PC and extract the zip file.
  • Enter the extracted folder and you should find two folders: ‘Software’ and ‘ReleaseDoc’
  • Under software directory, you’ll find another folder called ‘dload’.
  • Copy this dload folder to your phone’s internal storage.
  • Now, unplug the USB cable and completely power off your phone.
  • Press and hold volume up + volume down + power keys until you see the EMUI update screen.
  • The installation will start and complete on its own.
  • Once done, reboot your device normally once it finishes.