Huawei is among the emerging companies in the mobile world. They have come up with some outstanding flagships within affordable price. If you are looking for a phone that offers all the features offered by high-end mobile but falls within your budget. We suggest st you get your hands of Huawei’s smartphones. They have solid built, amazing features and classy device. You will find whatever you are looking for in their mobile phones. Among their numerous flagships mobile, Honor 8 has become prominent.

The phone is a complete package, and recently Huawei has finally rolled out the official Nougat Android 7.0 update for Honor 8.  The update was first rolled out for Huawei users based in Middle East, and gradually and slowly, the update is going to be available in other parts of the world.

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The update has come with a build ID number FRD-L09C185B386 and it is basically based on EMUI 5.0 OS. According to our sources, the B386 update has fixed a couple of issues that people were facing in the previous version of the OS. There has been enhancement with the overall performance of notification, messaging app, multi-window, Vulkan API, battery consumption and much more.

Since the update is being rolled out geographically, there is a possibility that it is not available in your region on the moment. You can either wait for the official update to be rolled out in the place you live, or you can check out our article to download the latest B386 Nougat Official Firmware on your Honor 8.

Details of Official FRD-L09C185B386 Android 7.0 Nougat

Model FRD-L09/FRD-L14
Model name Honor 8
Country Europe
Firmware B386
Version Android 7.0
Type Full firmware image
EMUI Version 5.0
Build No. FRD-LxxC432B386
Product Code BTU

NOTE: We will not be held responsible if something goes wrong with the phone during the tutorial. Please proceed on your own risk.

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  • It is imperative that you create a backup of important data like videos, personal photos, Messages, Emails and whatever else you think is important. Reason being, there is a probability that you might lose all your data during the tutorial.
  • Ensure that you have downloaded and installed the up to date version of Huawei Honor 8 USB drivers on your computer.
  • The debugging mode of your phone should be enabled. You can enable it by going to Setting, from there to Developer Options.
  • Make sure that your device has a minimum 70 percent of battery. If the phone gets shut down during the updating process, it is likely to cause a permanent damage.

Files Required

There are a number of file that you need to download for installing the update.

Android Nougat 7.0 for Honor (FRD-L19C432B386)

Android Nougat 7.0 for Honor (FRD-L09C432B386)

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Complete Instructions on How to Install B386 Android 7.0 Nougat Official Firmware on Huawei Honor 8

Step 1:  Start with downloading the update file for your phone from the above-mentioned link.

Step 2: In the internal storage device of your Honor 8, you have to create a new folder and rename it to “dload”.

Step 3: Connect your phone to your PC via USB cable and transfer the file that you downloaded in the first step into the dload folder.

Step 4: Disconnect your phone and head to its Settings app. From there you need to go to the update option. Tap on menu and select the “Local update” option.

Step 5: Here, you will see the update file. Now all you have to do is tap on it.

Step 6: Wait for the installation process to be completed. Once it is finished, your phone will be rebooted automatically.

That is, it! You can now enjoy the amazing update on your Huawei Honor 8

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