Get a taste of Android N on your Huawei P9 by installing the latest beta
Earlier this week, we saw the release of the fifth developer beta for Android N, which is only applicable to Nexus devices, so the owners of non-Nexus devices haven’t really gotten a chance to test out Android N just yet. Well, the wait for Huawei P9 owners has finally come to an end. Android N Beta for Huawei P9 is now available and comes with the latest updated EMUI 5.0 skin on top. Now you can download and install the new beta on your Huawei P9!
Note: Before you begin, please ensure that you have backed up data from all of your device. Since the build is still in beta, you can’t really expect everything to work perfectly, so it is better to have your data secure in case of a system crash.
Step 1: Visit the following link and download the update entitled EMUI-EVA-C900B040SP11-log. The log appendage means that the version is a beta.
Step 2: Once you’ve downloaded the update ZIP file, connect your Huawei P9 to the computer and copy the file to the root of your device’s internal storage or SD device’s internal storage or SD card.
Step 3: Now, you need to boot your device into the software update mode. To do this, first power off your device. Then, power on your device while holding down both volume buttons. Your device will boot into software update mode.
Step 4: Select the update file and choose to flash the ZIP.
The process will take a few minutes and when it is done, your device will run Android 7.0. Please note that only the devices on stock will be able to update using OTA. If you’re running a custom ROM, return to stock before flashing the beta.