Android Pie update status Huawei P20 Lite (Launched globally)

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Zapthos

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Our device was released on Oreo, mate - not Nougat. Second, they do say the P20 series. What you'll notice is that they didn't mention the P20 Lite to begin with for receiving the 9.1 upgrade either - but, then take a look: we have 9.1. I'm banking on the fact that we will receive Android Q; you can believe what you want.
I'm expecting them to release this for a first time too, I found this on the top of my HiCare app. I don't think it will be released very fast, but it might still be released.
 

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Guys I know this is really off topic but only my headphone jack looks like this? I mean the cut out.
*I dont know why it looks so dirty, irl it looks just fine.*
 

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Guys I know this is really off topic but only my headphone jack looks like this? I mean the cut out.
*I dont know why it looks so dirty, irl it looks just fine.*
Funny you say so because I also broke a bit around the cutout. My wired headphones were connected and my phone got dropped off quite far and apparently a bit of the aluminium around the cutout broke. Not as much as yours though that's for sure.
 
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Funny you say so because I also broke a bit around the cutout. My wired headphones were connected and my phone got dropped off quite far and apparently a bit of the aluminium around the cutout broke. Not as much as yours though that's for sure.

The quality on those are always so cheap and I mean Huawei devices, I'm always having problems with Huawei's headphone jack
After it's fallen of course.
 

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    Could you please explain how to install this update bro? Thanks.
    And how to install recovery_ramdisk with locked bootloader? (not everyone has an unlocked bootloader, right?)
    (Btw, recovery_ramdisk is the same for all EMUI 9.1 build numbers).
    Sorry you can't without unlock your bootloader.
    I publish this due to the fact I don't trust any random ramdisk image on internet, I extract it from my phone before the OTA being installed.

    and on howto install it:

    for the OTA, only if you have 376 because it's a partial update:
    1. create the directory /data/update/HwOUC/528094
    2. push the zip into it
    3. rename it into update_base.zip
    4. if need reapply the stock ramdisk: fastboot flash recovery_ramdisk mystock_ramdisk.img
    5. reboot
    6. the update will run automatically
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    Just got 9.1.0.377 (C432E6R1P7) ANE-LX1 216 Mb dual sim Sweden.
    Update with February security patches.
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    Could you please explain how to install this update bro? Thanks.
    And how to install recovery_ramdisk with locked bootloader? (not everyone has an unlocked bootloader, right?)
    (Btw, recovery_ramdisk is the same for all EMUI 9.1 build numbers).
    Sorry you can't without unlock your bootloader.
    I publish this due to the fact I don't trust any random ramdisk image on internet, I extract it from my phone before the OTA being installed.

    and on howto install it:

    for the OTA, only if you have 376 because it's a partial update:
    1. create the directory /data/update/HwOUC/528094
    2. push the zip into it
    3. rename it into update_base.zip
    4. if need reapply the stock ramdisk: fastboot flash recovery_ramdisk mystock_ramdisk.img
    5. reboot
    6. the update will run automatically
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    Hallo hallo guys :)

    I found something good here https://www.theandroidsoul.com/huawei-honor-android-9-pie-update/ which states (I's not clear if this is official info) but it's attached the image ;)



    I actually think Huawei might not do this and ship instead the Pie on the same date as the Huawei p20 and p20 pro, because this is not a common 200, 300 euro phone, it's a 400 mid range phone which to be honest it's a high price for a "medium" range phone. Won't even talk about Sony :D.


    Cheers,

    Alex


    UPDATE: Recent news of November 28 on a chinese source of Huawei tell us that we will be the next phase to test out EMUI 9 Beta after the models which have access to it since Yesterday. Attached image and link to sources.
    https://www.weibo.com/3514064555/H4NemxW8q?type=comment#_rnd1544010777367
    https://www.ixbt.com/news/2018/11/29/emui-9-0-android-9-0-pie-honor-8x-huawei-nova-3i-huawei-maimang-7.html

    UPDATE(As of 10 of December): According to yesterday Weibo(Chinese Twitter) Huawei account we may have finally a date for the EMUI 9 Beta release, according to their image which I could only translate properly with Cambridge online dictionary, after the words "nova 3e" which is our model it says something like "Internal test recruitment expected to be launched in January" which makes sense since there's only number 1 in there :) , that's the best translation I could've find.
    Links:
    https://weibo.com/3514064555/H6C78nkYz
    http://www.cnsoftnews.com/news/201812/77093.html - This one needs a complete page translation but you can do it using chrome automatically.
    Attached image.
    UPDATE (as of 7 of January): Great day to be alive guys :) My sources are always good, as it seems they have opened internal BETA recruitment of EMUI 9 on China for our model Nova 3e(P20 Lite) and also for Huawei Enjoy 9 Plus (yes, it is called like this...XD), just as I predicted to this month and just like they said on the same source Weibo, link: https://www.weibo.com/3514064555/HaSgozmA2?type=comment#_rnd1546873618942

    Poster is attached, because an image is always better :)

    For now though it is only open on China, but as soon as it gets to europe it should be quite quick ;)

    UPDATE(As of 8 of January): A new blog post reveals the information and confirmation of the Chinese EMUI 9 Beta release:
    https://www.theandroidsoul.com/huawei-invites-beta-testers-for-android-pie-for-nova-3e-and-huawei-y9-2019/
    Includes the limit of 2000 participants per country and model for the testing.
    UPDATE(As of 21 of January): EMUI 9 Beta is now downloadable in China for who applied for it and new expected stable release dates are available on this source which match my expectations: https://www.theandroidsoul.com/huawei-nova-3e-update/
    I expect the stable version to hit China on the mid/end of February even though the source says it expects it in March.
    The stable version global rollout would probably be from March to April as it says.
    UPDATE(As of 24 of January): Found out a new news link from Italy which does confirm that within two weeks their Single SIM version of Italy from the TIM carrier will receive the update POGGERS :D
    Source: http://www.optimaitalia.com/blog/2019/01/17/brucia-tutti-huawei-p20-lite-tim-nel-ricevere-emui-9-tweet-ufficiale-ma-servono-precisazioni/1342206
    It's in italian so either use Google Chrome browser for automatic translation or use google for that ;)
    But on the tweet from the TIM carrier they say literally "Hello Mark, within two weeks you will receive the update. See you soon"
    The news link is from January 17, so depending on the carriers of the countries of europe some will receive sooner and others will receive later this month ;) Be patient guys, the force is within us :p

    UPDATE(As of 30 of January): A news post of Japan reveals oficial information on the update of the stable version of EMUI 9 for the SIM-Free version of the japanese model of Huawei P20 Lite and others.
    Source: https://k-tai.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/1167193.html
    If you translate the website via Google Chrome and analyse the image that I attached from the news post you can clearly see it will be delivered in May in Japan.
    Image attached.
    UPDATE(As of February 4/12):Android pie BETA released in China!!!!! Please find it on the firmware finder website or app of the chinese models like ANE-AL00. Picture Attached for proof. :D :D :D
    Sources:
    https://club.huawei.com/thread-18694884-1-1.html
    UPDATE(As of 13 of February): Recent sources and quite a lot of them say we will get the stable update in April.
    Sources:
    https://www.tudocelular.com/android/noticias/n137990/huawei-recebe-patch-seguranca-janeiro.html
    https://www.androidworld.it/2019/02/12/huawei-p20-lite-android-pie-aprile-patch-gennaio-610554/
    https://www.teknoburada.net/2019/02/12/huawei-p20-lite-yeni-guncelleme-basladi-adim-adim-android-9-0a/
    https://www.smartdroid.de/huawei-p20-lite-erhaelt-januar-patch-android-9-pie-ist-unterwegs/
    Here's the official response of Huawei Mobile :D
    “We would like to inform you that our software team has confirmed the compatibility of your device (Huawei P20 Lite) with EMUI 9.0/Android Pie which is under development for optimizing the software according to device specifications and will be releasing it in batches tentatively by mid of Apr’19 along with most awaited feature NVC (Native Video Calling) which is also referred as “ViLTE”.”
    Keep up the hope for the soon update :)
    UPDATE(As of 13 of March): EMUI 9 beta opened recruitment in India, confirmed by @miststudent2011 via his thread today - https://forum.xda-developers.com/huawei-p20-lite/how-to/huawei-p20-lite-huawei-y9-emui-9-0-beta-t3910567
    UPDATE(As of 15 of March):A recent firmware in Firmware Finder confirms that Pakistan model ANE-LX2 is receiving BETA builds as well :)
    Proof attached!
    UPDATE(As of 27 of March):Recent firmware appeared on Firmware Finder confirming the beta program will be released to other regions like europe and america (LX1,LX3 models).
    Proof attached!
    UPDATE(As of 29 of March):I've been looking at the official Huawei Club Forum and it seems that they have launched an official stable version of EMUI 9 in China for the chinese models ANE-AL00 and ANE-TL00.
    These are the correct stable versions that Firmware Finder detected on 27 of March:
    ANE-AL00C00E106R1P7B106 (9.0.1.106)
    ANE-TL00C00E106R1P7B106 (9.0.1.106)
    Here's the official link (it's in Chinese) - https://club.huawei.com/thread-19893057-1-1.html
    Image attached!
    Also thank you for working with me on this dear @JordyCătă!
    UPDATE(As of 1 of April): Recent chinese official posts confirm they are receiving the stable update of EMUI 9. No, it's not an April fools lie :p
    Proofs attached!
    UPDATE(As of 2 of April):A fellow mate @andreamymill from our forum posted a blessing news that in Italy Huawei opened EMUI 9.1 testing with a period from 1-12 of April and 200 participants :D :D :D
    Proof attached!
    Germany is included in testing too confirmed my dear user @broadwaybaby !!! :D Same period as Italy with same participants (200).
    Proof attached!
    UPDATE(As of 3 of April):Added the new Chinese official poster of the stable version of EMUI 9 for the chinese model.
    Image attached!!!
    UPDATE(As of 30 of April):Added chinese official post of a beta version version of EMUI 9.1 for the chinese model.
    Thank you dear @JordiCătă for mentioning the source :)
    https://club.huawei.com/thread-20171082-1-1.html
    This proofs that they are still working on the EMUI 9.1.
    Proof attached!!!
    UPDATE(As of 6 of May): If India wants it EMUI 9 is ready for them as well :)
    It's an official signed dload package from Android Host:
    Source for download:
    https://androidhost.ru/Ukr
    UPDATE(As of 10 of May): Stable EMUI 9.1 released in China, proofs began some days after. Should be rolling out for Europe soon.
    Source: https://club.huawei.com/thread-20275004-1-1.html
    Proofs attached!!
    UPDATE(As of 29 of May): Recent news in a Slovenian Official Huawei Forum tells us that there's a delay on the update of EMUI 9.1 for our device in Europe and possibly others regions due to an eRecovery error that they are already fixing. Let's wait a bit more ;)
    "The Technical support has send us a message that the upgrade to Android 9 should be available soon. Currently there is only a problem in the system eRecovery that has put the launch currently "on hold". But they are near fixing the error."
    Thank you for the translation and for the post @luka_bubi :p
    Let's hope they are quick!
    Cheers!
    AS
    UPDATE(As of 3 of June): Recent signed firmware from June 1 tells us that the stable version has began to Roll out through Europe :)
    And the patience is the key to victory :p
    Proofs attached!
    Congrats to all :)

    Notes:
    UPDATE(As of 18 of june) - I found the thread of most of the region codes of Huawei devices, thank you dear @liboct87 for that :)
    Here's the link for that thread: https://forum.xda-developers.com/8-lite/how-to/huawei-regional-codes-t3740473
    This helps you find the right firmware for you ;)
    10
    Android Pie upgrade plan in Hicare

    I've just spotted this in the official Huawei hicare app don't know if someone's already mentioned it.
    R16wNit.jpg
    9
    It is working just as laggy as 8.0 IMO which is not bad. I didn't hard reset (yet) because I want to provide feedback to Huawei and maybe send some error reports. I will be doing clean install eventually. Video on bottom.

    Some facts:
    - the update took around 15 minutes, the update screen is different than on 8.0 and the Huawei logo is different as well
    - the system is very laggy after the update, after it's finished it's all good
    - the YouTube app is full screen finally (behind the notch)
    TT1nIul.png

    - the sound is much louder (on headphones and speaker)!
    - each app is a little bit animated when you open it or hide it, it's laggy sometimes
    - new task manager / switcher looks nice and works nice too
    - camera seems to look cooler, pictures sharper maybe, night mode pics below, day time pics coming tomorrow
    - screenshots are pretty cool now! you will see when you get it, when you take them you see a miniature and you can swipe to do things to it (upload etc)

    Really small album here (night mode pictures, highest quality possible, created on tripod):
    https://imgur.com/a/HbrYrKE

    I will post more tomorrow when I take some more pics and tests.

    Video of the system running (sound off):
    link coming soon, youtube processing
    6
    Since you guys are waiting I can safely say after few days that this build is really stable, I didn't have any major problems except for slower Gallery and Camera. But I got used to it already so it's ok. Still, the touch works different, not worse but different at least on my phone.
    6
    I got the update but the release notes say the same things which I mentioned earlier.

    - I will not be able to use third party launchers (this makes a little bit of sense, they want me to test their products after all)
    - They strongly recommend to uninstall Google Play Services before updating, I mean what?!

    Has anyone from India updated yet? I want to know if it is indeed true or they have just copied and pasted Chinese changelog.

    Edit: No worries. I took the plunge and everything works, including third party launchers and Google Play Services. Yay!

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