Honor 7X Pie update: New EMUI 9.0 update released in China

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April 04, 2019: Huawei Honor 7X has a new software update that installs EMUI 9.0.1.107 in China for variants BND-AL00, BND-AL10, and BND-TL10. As per the changelog, the update improves the quality of photos taken with the rear camera in Wide aperture mode, fixes issues where VoLTE video calls cannot be made using the China Telecom network, WeChat payments occasionally cannot be used when App twin is enabled, and fingerprint payments cannot be made in certain banking apps.

March 15, 2019: A month ago, the Honor 7X received its first Android 9 beta update and today, the device is receiving a second update that is opening up the program to the public with EMUI 9.0.1.103. The update is targeting models BND-AL00, BND-AL10, and BND-TL10  of the 7X, but the program is still limited to the Chinese market.

Here is the translated (from Chinese) changelog:

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You must have submitted your registration into the beta program and have at least EMUI 9.0.1.43 or 8.0.0.366 installed on your device in order to qualify for the latest Pie beta.


Original article below:

For all the latest software update news, changelogs, and download links for the Huawei Honor 7X, you’ve come to the right place. On this page, we have details about the Honor 7X’s monthly security updates alongside major OS upgrades, including the latest Android 9 Pie.

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Honor 7X update timeline

Date Software version Android OS Changelog
04 Apr 2019 9.0.1.107 Android 9 beta Improves the quality of photos taken with the rear camera in Wide aperture mode, fixes issues where VoLTE video calls cannot be made using the China Telecom network, WeChat payments occasionally cannot be used when App twin is enabled, and fingerprint payments cannot be made in certain banking apps
15 Mar 2019 9.0.1.103 Android 9 beta Installs EMUI 9.0.1.103 public beta based on Android 9 Pie, includes desktop mode, and performance optimizations
11 Mar 2019 8.0.0.366 Android 8.0 February 2019 security patch for models BND-AL00, BND-AL10, and BND-TL10.
22 Feb 2019 8.0.0.356 Android 8.0 February 2019 security patch update | It’s base do Oreo because Android 9 Pie is available only in beta right now
11 Feb 2019 9.0.1.43 Android 9 Huawei confirms the Android Pie beta update release which was already leaked on January 26, 2019 (right below, and see above for screenshots)
26 Jan 2019 9.0.1.43 Android 9 Android 9 Pie beta, along with EMUI 9.0 skin; Gets you new features like Adaptive Brightness, Adaptive Battery, Gesture Navigation, Digital Wellbeing, Dark mode, App Actions, App Slices, Easier Screen Rotation, improved DND mode, new Material design, etc.
21 Jan 2019 8.0.0.363 (Patch02) Android 8.0 Bug fixes and performance optimizations
15 Jan 2018 8.0.0.363 Android 8.0 December 2018 security patch, users can now press the power button five times in a row to activate Emergency SOS, prompts the user when a recording has been finished successfully, fixes the issue where Find My Phone would occasionally fail at night and improves the launch speed of certain mainstream apps
26 Nov 2018 8.0.0.337 Android 8.0 November 2018 security patch in the Middle East
26 Oct 2018 8.0.0.361 Android 8.0 Implements GPU Turbo feature, call recording, Part Mode, and more, for India (C675CUSTC675D1), sized 745MB (India)
14 Sep 2018 8.0.0.360 Android 8.0 Implements GPU Turbo feature, call recording, and more
24 July 2018 EMUI 8.0 Android 8.0 Installs Huawei GPU Turbo (beta) technology, July 2018 security patch, and more
30 Apr 2018 EMUI 8.0 Android 8.0 Android Oreo, Face Unlock, Game suite, new navigation dock, and April security patch.
20 Dec 2017 D002 Android 7.0 Dubai theme and font added, New preloaded contacts added, Network name display updated for some operators and Google security patches
15 Dec 2017 D001 Android 7.0 Google security patches and Platform language issue fix
14 Dec 2017 D001 Android 7.0 Improves the device’s performance and stability to bring you a better user experience
13 Nov 2017 D001 Android 7.0 Google security patches and
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Honor 7X Android 9 Pie update

  • Pie update beta released in China as 9.0.1.43
  • Android 9 Pie beta registration begins in China
  • The stable release is expected in March/April 2019
  • Should be released in Europe and India by April-May 2019

Update [February 11, 2019]: Huawei has released their first Android Pie update in China and it’s rolling out as an OTA update 9.0.1.43. To be eligible, one must have registered their interest for the beta update and must be on 8.0.0.363.


Thankfully, the Honor team is preparing Android Pie for Honor 7X. Right now, those in China can submit their interest in trialing EMUI 9.0 beta on the 7X but note that the slots are limited so hurry if you want to join the party. We expect this to translate to a stable version in China sometime in March or April 2019.

For other regions, including Europe and India, we think the Honor 7X should be receiving Android Pie update sometime on April-May 2019.

Usually, Honor provides only one major software update for its budget phones. Case in point, Honor 6X was launched with Android 6.0 but received only one Android version update to Android 7.0 — that is, no Oreo update for the device. Which is why it was reasonable to think Honor 7X won’t receive the Pie update because it already got its one major update in Android 8.0 as it was released with Android Nougat onboard. But here we are, the Pie update for Honor 7X is legit now, and you have to thank Honor team big time for this.

Huawei Android Pie update roadmap

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Honor 7X Oreo update

  • Released in the U.S. on 30 April 2018
  • Released in India on 25 May 2018
Launch OS Android Oreo update Release date
Android 7.0 Available Released on 30 April 2018

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