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Download Huawei Mate 8 (NXT-L29) Android 7.0 Nougat B560 Firmware Update – Official

The latest Nougat B560 update for Huawei Mate 8 is now available for downloading, so if you own the Chinese manufacturer’s handset, you can proceed with installation and enjoy the latest features.

The Android 7.0 Nougat B560 Firmware Update brings several new features to your Huawei Mate 8 (NXT-L29), including Doze, the new Vulkan API, Seamless update, new messaging apps, a new notification system and many more, so there’s no doubt that it’s worth installing it on your phone.

Like always, the Android 7.0 Nougat for Huawei Mate 8 is rolling out via the air, in a phase-wise manner, so it might take a while until you receive the official notification to update. On the other side, you can also install it manually, by simply following the instructions below.

 

Firmware Information

 

  • Device – Huawei Mate 8
  • Model – NXT-L29
  • Android Version – 7.0
  • EMUI Version – 5.0
  • Firmware – B560
  • Build Number – NXT-L29C432B560
  • Status – Official
  • Type – Full firmware image
  • Size – 1.4 GB

 

Important Notes

 

Before proceeding with installation, here are a few details you should definitely consider:

  • This firmware is just for the Huawei Mate 8 (NXT-L29), so don’t try installing it on another device, so it won’t work.
  • Your device needs to be on stock firmware and stock recovery in order to be able to install the update.
  • The process may erase the data on your phone, so our recommendation is to perform a full backup before starting, for the safer side.
  • Make sure that your phone’s battery level is around 50-60% before starting, otherwise you risk dealing with an accidental shutdown.
  • Please follow the instructions below carefully, without skipping any steps!

 

 

Download Huawei Mate 8 (NXT-L29) Android 7.0 Nougat B560 Firmware

 

 

Download Huawei Mate 8-NXT-L29 Nougat Firmware B560  – Download

 

Download Huawei Mate 8-NXT-L29 Nougat B560 Update – Download

 

 

Install Android 7.0 Nougat On Huawei Mate 8 (NXT-L29)

 

Step 1: First of all, you need to unlock your phone’s boot-loader and download and install a custom recovery. If your Mate 8 is already meeting these requirements, you can skip this step.

Step 2: Download the Android 7.0 Nougat for Huawei Mate 8 (NXT-L29) ROM,  and save it on your device.

Step 3: Unroot your phone from the SuperSu settings.

Step 4: Boot the phone into TWRP Recovery mode.

Step 5: While in TWRP, flash the Android 7.0 Nougat ROM .zip file, with a total size of 1400 MB. If you get an error, don’t worry about it and, without rebooting, move on to the next step.

Step 6: Flash the second file, this time with a size of 539MB.

Step 7: Wait for about 10 minutes, until the process is finished.

Step 8: Reboot your phone.

 

And this is it! You have successfully managed to update Huawei Mate 8 to Android 7.0 Nougat. The process is very simple, but we know that some of you might encounter difficulties. If you have any questions about the whole updating process or have any issues, feel free to contact us, by dropping a few lines in the comments section below.

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  • pfyffo

    Hello. When I flash the “update.zip” file (1400 MB), an error occurs just 2 seconds after the beginning. Is this normal (I think it’s very short) ?
    Thenks for the answer 🙂

    • Divyesh Mistry

      Yeah as i already said in the instructions steps,, you can continue without worry..

  • Michel Nabil

    Hello, I have mate 8 emui 4.0 with NXT-L29C185B160 version no., My first question, is this a stock version or not?
    2nd, in order to get nougat as with the steps above, how to unlock the bootloader as required?, How to root my device ?

    • viraj

      Hello Michel,
      The firmware provided here is a stock one.

      Secondly, there are two options available to unlock your Huawei mate 8,
      Option 1: Make a Huawei ID on your phone and stay signed in for 14 days and go then online to unlock your bootloader and it should work on the website.

      https://uniportal.huawei.com/account…hod=toRegister

      Option 2: If you want to unlock your phone immediately and don’t mind paying a few dollars this method works. Visit here:

      https://www.dc-unlocker.com/buy

      And for the last question, after you unlock the bootloader you need to flash a recovery first and then can root. The steps to do so are following:

      Step 1. Download the TWRP Image file from the link at the bottom of this comment.

      Step 2. Place the downloaded TWRP image file in the Minimal ADB (Link below) extracted folder. Rename the recovery image file to “twrp.img”

      Step 3. Boot your Huawei Mate 8 into Bootloader (Connect to PC. Press & hold Power + Volume Down). Open command.bat file from the ADB folder. Now, type the below command to flash the recovery image.

      fastboot flash recovery twrp.img

      Step 4. Then type in fastboot reboot. When your phone reboots shut it back down and then hold volume up and power until it turns on and keep holding in volume up until the phone boots into TWRP recovery.

      Thats it! all done!

      ADB Files: https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=0B0MKgCbUM0itNVB1elljU2NPR0k

      TWRP Recovery: https://mega.nz/#!xg8lVBgJ!4v0DbY-QLGtQVnYvTkTtIXRBmx5q-ZoJp90PSMqlh-U
      SuperSU.zip: https://mega.nz/#!2Y8CgIDa!RvUXD1dJKYA0xBPHRfzVy0wj_CZXPw-bMdZJLpypHUY