Honor 7X Pie update: Released in China as version 9.0.1.43 [EMUI 9.0]

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January 29, 2019: Huawei has released the first Android Pie update for the Honor 7X users. The update comes as a beta build only at the moment and is restricted to Chinese users only who had applied under the beta registration program earlier.

The software version of the Honor 7X Pie update beta is 9.0.1.43, and you need to be on version 8.0.0.363 to be eligible for the OTA update, besides, of course, must have already registered under the beta program. Along with Android 9, you also get EMUI 9.0, Huawei’s custom take on Android.

January 29, 2019: Last week, we came across an EMUI 9.0 update for the Honor 7X that got us thinking the official rollout has started in China, but it turns out this might have been a leaked internal build. As of this writing, the Chinese vendor has opened the doors for willing beta testers to submit their interest to try Android Pie on the 7X.

The official download isn’t available just yet, but it should be a week or so from now. The update is scheduled to arrive on Honor 7X variants with model numbers BND-AL00, BND-AL10, and BND-TL00, but to qualify for the update, your device must be on EMUI 8.0.0.356. When exactly Honor plans to bring the stable update to the global and eventually U.S. variants is still unclear, but we do hope this will happen towards the end of this quarter or in Q2 2019.

January 21, 2019: The Android 9 Pie update along with EMUI 9.0 atop is finally rolling out for the Honor 7X users. Albeit, it’s a beta update and is currently limited to Chinese users only.

Release as software version 9.0.1.43, the update is hitting as an OTA for the select few users in China who have applied under the beta program and were lucky enough to be selected. Check the gallery below to find the live screenshots of the Android Pie for Honor 7X.


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
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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