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Download Huawei P9 Lite Android 7.0 Nougat Update B360 (VNS-L31,L21)

The Huawei P10 Lite is just a few weeks away from hitting the shelves, but this doesn’t mean that its predecessor, the P9 Lite is being ignored by the manufacturer! Huawei recently announced that the Android 7.0 Nougat B360 update for Huawei P9 Lite is available for downloading, allowing users to upgrade the phone to the latest version of Google’s OS, with EMUI 5.0 on top.

The update brings new features and performance upgrades, but it will take a while until all users will receive the official notification to download it. You can also install Nougat Update on Huawei P9 Lite manually, by simply following the instructions provided below.


 Firmware Details


  • Device – Huawei P9 Lite
  • Model – VNS-L31/L21
  • Android Version – 7.0 Nougat
  • EMUI Version – 5.0
  • Firmware – B360
  • Build Number – VNS LxxC432B366
  • Status – Official
  • Type – Full firmware image
  • Size – 1.5 GB




In order to avoid any issues during the installation, please consider the following recommendations:


  • The firmware you’re about to install is just for the Huawei P9 Lite (VNS-L31/L21). Don’t try using it on other devices.
  • In order to be able to install it, your phone needs to be on stock recovery and stock firmware.
  • The data on your phone will be erased, so our advice is to take a full backup, for the safer side.
  • Your battery level needs to be around 50%-60%, otherwise you risk dealing with an unexpected shutdown.
  • Please follow the steps below correctly and don’t skip any of them!


Download Huawei P9 Lite 7.0 Nougat B360 Update


First of all, you need to download the firmware, according to your exact phone model. You can find all the versions here:


1) VNS-L21C185B360

2) VNS-L21C10B360


3) VNS-L31C185B360

4) VNS-L31C636B361



Install 7.0 Nougat B360 Update on Huawei P9 Lite



Method 1

Step 1: Download Nougat B360 OTA  For Huawei P9 Lite.

Step 2: Extract the .zip package and put the file in a dload folder, on your microSD card.

Step 3: Dial *#*#2846579#*#* and open the hidden menu.

Step 4: Select Software upgrade and start the SD card upgrade.

Step 5: Select the update and run it.

Step 6: Wait for about 10 minutes, until it’s done.

Step 7: Reboot your phone.N


Method 2

Step 1: Download From Above.

Step 2: Extract the file for your phone model.

Step 3: Copy all the date, including the file, in a dload folder, on your memory card.

Step 4: Dial *#*#2846579#*#*, which opens a hidden menu.

Step 5: From this menu, select Software Upgrade, then start the SD Card Upgrade.

Step 6: Select and run the update.

Step 7: Wait until the process is completed. It shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes.


And you’re done installing Android 7.0 Nougat Update on Huawei P9 Lite. If you have any questions, please contact us, using the comments section.

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  • ملک سبطین ممتاز

    i have version VNS-L21C185B150
    Can it be upgrade?

  • Matteo Garattoni

    Hello! I have this version: VNS-L31C440B132
    Can it be upgraded with one of these files?

    • viraj

      No it cannot be. Always match exact version number because wrong version will brick your device or may not flash at all.

      • Matteo Garattoni

        Hi viraj, thank you very much for your prompt reply!
        Do you have any idea when Nougat update will be available for my version as well?

        • viraj

          I actually searched update for your version before posting the above comment. Unfortunately I don’t know when the update will roll out. When it does we will update the post. If you have any other query regarding to this perticular topic or any other, do let us know. 🙂

          • Matteo Garattoni

            Too kind of you! Thanks again for your help…I hope the update will soon be available for my version as well

          • viraj

            All my pleasure mate. If you have any further quaries or anything else you can use our forums as we’re launching our new forum. Here is the address
            Do register soon as you’ll have a batter choice of choosing username 😛

          • Marko Markoni Branovic

            I have VNS-L31C432B161. can i Upgrade to Nougatt?

  • Aqil Farid

    hello sir : please guide me i need your help
    i have version running VNS-L21CI85B150 . i will uploading a screen shot of version too

    can i upgrade my smart phone to new UPDATE NAGOUT


    • viraj

      You cannot upgrde. This upgrade is for above mentioned models only. if I find update for your model then I’ll surely update.

      • Aqil Farid

        listen love [ look at the 1 one in above mentioned update can it will be my update
        because that is
        VNS-L21C185B360 and my bulid number is

        please tell me am badly waiting for this ?

        • viraj

          Sorry brother you’ll have to wait for update i guess..

          • Peter Wairegi

            VNS-L31CI85B150 can it be upgraded and if so give me download link

        • MiZoSpaDe

          the last number is the os version so as it seems to be you have the same model number and i guess you will be able to update it! i guess it’s north african and middle eastern version

    • viraj

      No brother you have to wait for the update to arrive.

  • Patryk Cieślar

    Can i update to b360? I am now running in vns l21c185b150.

  • Peter Wairegi

    What about VNS-L31CI85B150 can it be upgraded sir

    • viraj

      No it cannot be. I tried searching a lot for this version but stil no luck. I’ll update if update rolls out.

  • Mohammad

    Hello for All ,,
    my model and version is


    can update to nougat ? and which file should i have to download ?

  • Muhammad Awais

    can i use it for L31 B900 ???

  • fayabrand

    Is VNS-L31C02B123 OK or not?

  • Hp Pro

    hi brother. thank you, good job.
    my phone is L31C432B160 and I m confused wich firmware to install, I tryed with B383 but failed,
    can you help please.
    thanks a lot.

  • Myrtle Snow

    Can I use it for VNS-L21C10B150?