Honor 8X Pie update: Android 9 beta begins; November 2018 security patch available

Huawei Honor 8X smartphone

For the latest software update news related to Huawei Honor 8X, this page has all your answers. Not only will you come across news about the latest EMUI updates, but also talks about if and when to expect the next version of Android OS to arrive on this device.

Even with Huawei playing it hard with unlocking bootloaders, the Android development community won’t be swayed. We’ll make sure to update this post with any unofficial developments that might be of interest to you.

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Updates

December 11: Following the announcement made by Honor in November, those in China can now have a try at EMUI 9.0 beta based on Android 9 Pie on the Honor 8X as EMUI 9.0.1.59. Honor says you must be on at least version 8.2.0.142 in order to make the switch to the new Pie beta update.

Honor 8X software update timeline

Date EMUI version & Android OS Changelog
11 Dec 2018 9.0.1.59 (beta) | Android 9.0 Installs Android 9 Pie beta with EMUI 9.0 on top (China)
03 Dec 2018 8.2.0.142 | Android 8.1 Bug fixes and performance improvements
25 Nov 2018 8.2.0.140 (C675CUSTC675D1) | Android 8.1 November 2018 security patch, fixes audio sync issue with Netflix and Amazon Prime, and more
19 Oct 2018 8.2.0.133(C00) | Android 8.1 October 2018 security patch, WeChat payment fingerprint support, and more
08 Oct 2018 8.2.0.103(C652CUSTC652D1) | Android 8.1 September 2018 security update

Honor 8X Android 9 Pie update

  • EMUI 9.0 beta available

Huawei Honor 8X users can now download and install EMUI 9.0 beta based on Android 9 Pie on their devices. For this to happen, though, one must be using at least EMUI 8.2.0.142, which came in early December.

The Honor 7X received its first major OS update, Android Oreo, in April 2018, but with the Honor 8X Pie beta version already here, the stable version will for sure be here way earlier.

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