Honor 8X Pie update: Android 9 with EMUI 9.0 beta arrives in Europe; India gets Feb 2019 security patch

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February 19, 2019: Indian users of the Honor 8X are receiving a new software update that installs EMUI The update installs a new security patch for February 2019 and although not mentioned, fixes various bugs and improves general system stability.

The update is available over the air and weighs 127MB. OTA updates are staggered, meaning some Honor 8X users will get the download notification ahead of others.


February 02, 2019: Android 9 Pie beta testing has been ongoing in China for some time now and about a week ago, the EMUI 9.0 update made its way to India. As of this writing, some of our German readers are now reporting that Pie beta is rolling out to the device as EMUI (C432E1R1P1log).

This is the first EMUI 9.0 beta in the region and we hope this is a signal that the stable version is around the corner.


Honor 8X software update timeline

Date EMUI version & Android OS Changelog
19 Feb 2019 | Android 8.1 February 2019 security patch in India
02 Feb 2019 | Android 9 Installs EMUI (C432E1R1P1log) beta in Europe, brings the first Android 9 Pie update in the region
26 Jan 2019 | Android 9 Another Pie beta (fourth) in China. Installs new brightening theme, optimization text display along the edges, bug fixes for Taobao interface, fixes an issue in which exceptions are displayed in some cases, and multi-task interface split-screen buttons do not display under certain scenes
23 Jan 2019 EMUI 9.0 beta based on Android 9 Pie Honor India opens beta testing program for EMUI 9.0 based on Android 9 Pie. Install Huawei Beta APK to access the Pie beta on your Honor 8X
17 Jan 2019 | Android 8.1 Installs EMUI (C675CUSTC675D1) update with December 2018, the OTA update also adds 3D lighting effects to Portrait mode and AI photography mode to the camera, ViLTE support, improves call stability and display of certain interfaces.
17 Jan 2019 | Android 8.1 same as above
16 Jan 2019 | Android 9 This is the third Pie beta. It fixes AR-related camera issues and a problem where library and file management media files are not displayed under partial scenes (China)
04 Jan 2019 | Android 9.0 This is the second Pie beta. It adds 3D lighting effects to Portrait Mode, improves face unlock performance in certain scenarios, improves battery performance in standby mode, fixes camera issues, the problem with using the ringtone, and more (China)
11 Dec 2018 | Android 9.0 Installs Android 9 Pie beta with EMUI 9.0 on top (China)
03 Dec 2018 | Android 8.1 Bug fixes and performance improvements
25 Nov 2018 (C675CUSTC675D1) | Android 8.1 November 2018 security patch, fixes audio sync issue with Netflix and Amazon Prime, and more
19 Oct 2018 | Android 8.1 October 2018 security patch, WeChat payment fingerprint support, and more
08 Oct 2018 | Android 8.1 September 2018 security update

Honor 8X Android 9 Pie update

  • EMUI 9.0 beta available in China
  • Beta testing comes to India

Huawei Honor 8X users in India can now download and install EMUI 9.0 beta based on Android 9 Pie on their devices. For this to happen, though, one must go through the company’s Beta APK to submit their interest.

The Honor 7X received its first major OS update, Android Oreo, in April 2018. With the Honor 8X Pie beta version already here, the stable version will for sure be here at about the same time or a little earlier.


If you have any concerns or questions regarding Honor 8X software updates, let us know in your comments below.

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