April 04, 2019: Huawei Honor 7X has a new software update that installs EMUI 220.127.116.11 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 18.104.22.168. 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:
You must have submitted your registration into the beta program and have at least EMUI 22.214.171.124 or 126.96.36.1996 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.
Honor 7X update timeline
|Date||Software version||Android OS||Changelog|
|04 Apr 2019||188.8.131.52||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||184.108.40.206||Android 9 beta||Installs EMUI 220.127.116.11 public beta based on Android 9 Pie, includes desktop mode, and performance optimizations|
|11 Mar 2019||18.104.22.1686||Android 8.0||February 2019 security patch for models BND-AL00, BND-AL10, and BND-TL10.|
|22 Feb 2019||22.214.171.1246||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||126.96.36.199||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||188.8.131.52||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||184.108.40.2063 (Patch02)||Android 8.0||Bug fixes and performance optimizations|
|15 Jan 2018||220.127.116.113||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||18.104.22.1687||Android 8.0||November 2018 security patch in the Middle East|
|26 Oct 2018||22.214.171.1241||Android 8.0||Implements GPU Turbo feature, call recording, Part Mode, and more, for India (C675CUSTC675D1), sized 745MB (India)|
|14 Sep 2018||126.96.36.1990||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|
Honor 7X Android 9 Pie update
- Pie update beta released in China as 188.8.131.52
- 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 184.108.40.206. To be eligible, one must have registered their interest for the beta update and must be on 220.127.116.113.
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.
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|
Are you rocking Honor 7X? Have you received the Oreo update?