Guide to update from EMUI 8.x(Oreo) to EMUI 9.x(Pie)

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miststudent2011

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Hi In this Guide I am going to show a way to update Emui 8.x to Emui 9.x using Firmware Finder

It can be used on locked and unlocked Bootloader.

Data mostly wont be erased but will be erased in some cases where stock system is tampered earlier.

It may or may not lock your Bootloader.

For this you need to install Firmware Finder app ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teammt.gmanrainy.huaweifirmwarefinder ) on your device , original thread for the app ( https://forum.xda-developers.com/tools/general/huawei-firmware-finder-team-mt-t3469146/ )
Note 1:
This method requires latest EMUI 8.X available for your device. If you are not on the latest update repeat the below steps to install latest EMUI 8.x for your device.

Note 2: This process is safe to proceed if you have selected correct firmware for your device , If you try to flash wrong firmware and bricked your device I wont be responsible for it.


Steps to Update :

1. Install Firmware Finder App ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teammt.gmanrainy.huaweifirmwarefinder)
2. Select your Device in the App
3. Check the list of available firmwares
4. If you are not on the latest EMUI 8.x firmware then you need to install it
5. Select the next update iteration for your device
6. Check whether the update is approved your IMEI or not if check step 11 below
7. If the update is approved Get an update through eRecovery (Note that for this method you have to change DNS in your Router)
8. Click On Next and copy DNS address from the App
9. Change DNS in the Router and reboot your Router (Check whether DNS is configured properly or not by clicking this URL http://query.hicloud.com/checkConnect.action if you get 404 then its not configured properly)
10. Now click on the check availablitiy if not yet approved check next step
11. There is a option for Register update in the screen now click on register update and click next here your IP will be registered for sending the update
12. Now connect your device to charger and reboot into eRecovery by pressing Volume+ button
13. Once its rebooted cleck on the option Download latest version and recovery
14. On Next step Download and recovery
15. It will search for WiFi and will list the available WiFi , select the WiFi which you used to register your IP in step 11
16. It will proceed to download the select firmware once it done it will Reboot.

https://imgur.com/a/r28YKbx

https://imgur.com/a/MyL4Gew
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Repeat the process till you are on the latest version of EMUI 8.x once its done you can Install EMUI 9.x

If it helps Donate to Huawei Firmware Finder (Team MT) and Thank them.

If this steps are helpful thank and rate this thread.


Or try this method if the above doesn't help.

https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=78850439&postcount=1334
 
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not work with all emui 8.x versions, i have honor play with emui 8.2, I did the same,changed dns address in router, ff write approved for install, verifying package ok in erecovery and still recovery failed... i try 3 times, all try failed
 

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not work with all emui 8.x versions, i have honor play with emui 8.2, I did the same,changed dns address in router, ff write approved for install, verifying package ok in erecovery and still recovery failed... i try 3 times, all try failed

It absolutely works may be you tried wrong firmware or you might have modified your system earlier.

Proof:

XCKBnPp.jpg

 

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It absolutely works may be you tried wrong firmware or you might have modified your system earlier.

Proof:

XCKBnPp.jpg


It doesn't work.I also tried it on my Huawei honor 9 lite, changed dns address checked firmware availability,went into erecovery and it connects then it says failed getting package info.By the way my phone is not rooted or anything.
 

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It doesn't work.I also tried it on my Huawei honor 9 lite, changed dns address checked firmware availability,went into erecovery and it connects then it says failed getting package info.By the way my phone is not rooted or anything.

May be network issue or recovery package is not available for your device try it again after some time.
After changing DNS where you able to access the URL provided in the app ?
 

advan93

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May be network issue or recovery package is not available for your device try it again after some time.
After changing DNS where you able to access the URL provided in the app ?

Yes, it said connected to mt servers but then after I go into recovery it sais getting package info failed. it also says that the version is compatible with my phone.
 

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Yes, it said connected to mt servers but then after I go into recovery it sais getting package info failed. it also says that the version is compatible with my phone.

I am not sure whether it works on honor 9lite but it worked successfully on Huawei p20 series , honor 10,V10,play
 

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Thanks for the guide. Will the hurupdater method also work if i download the image and install it together with custom recovery to easily root it with the new magisk?
 

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Easy tricks

The easiest way for honor play is to download a fake gps then change ur location to China and open HiCare -> update and you’ll see update available for you
 
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miststudent2011

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Thanks for the guide. Will the hurupdater method also work if i download the image and install it together with custom recovery to easily root it with the new magisk?

HuRupdater is not yet available for emui 9 so I think it won't work.
You can use nocheck recovery to flash emui 9
 

Yllekkram

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Thanks for a guide it worked a treat. I've been sick of waiting on EE/Huawei getting their act together to roll out updates in a sensible fashion.
 

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Check step 10 and 11 and try out.
so hard to believe it doesn't work on all emui version's... do it on honor play,I believe that working on honor play...record video and upload... believe it doesn't work...okay?

you don't have to borrow with honor 10 pictures... take from honor play...

honor 10 does not run the same as honor play... maybe work on honor 10,i dont known, i not have honor 10, I know that not work on honor play... believe me, I didn't start today...

Sent from my HUAWEI COR-L29 using XDA Labs
 

miststudent2011

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so hard to believe it doesn't work on all emui version's... do it on honor play,I believe that working on honor play...record video and upload... believe it doesn't work...okay?

you don't have to borrow with honor 10 pictures... take from honor play...

honor 10 does not run the same as honor play... maybe work on honor 10,i dont known, i not have honor 10, I know that not work on honor play... believe me, I didn't start today...

Sent from my HUAWEI COR-L29 using XDA Labs

Dude seriously you are out of your mind just stay away from this thread if its not helpful to you , I have atleast two success reports for COR-L29 and the comment you quoted says EMUi9.x is not yet approved for his/her device which is quite common and the workaround for it is step 10 and 11.

I repeat again if its not working for you , you have mentioned it just thats enough and there is no need for spamming every thread.

If you wish to contribute and not spam just send a bug report to firmware finder team they might solve the issue.
 
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    Hi In this Guide I am going to show a way to update Emui 8.x to Emui 9.x using Firmware Finder

    It can be used on locked and unlocked Bootloader.

    Data mostly wont be erased but will be erased in some cases where stock system is tampered earlier.

    It may or may not lock your Bootloader.

    For this you need to install Firmware Finder app ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teammt.gmanrainy.huaweifirmwarefinder ) on your device , original thread for the app ( https://forum.xda-developers.com/tools/general/huawei-firmware-finder-team-mt-t3469146/ )
    Note 1:
    This method requires latest EMUI 8.X available for your device. If you are not on the latest update repeat the below steps to install latest EMUI 8.x for your device.

    Note 2: This process is safe to proceed if you have selected correct firmware for your device , If you try to flash wrong firmware and bricked your device I wont be responsible for it.


    Steps to Update :

    1. Install Firmware Finder App ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teammt.gmanrainy.huaweifirmwarefinder)
    2. Select your Device in the App
    3. Check the list of available firmwares
    4. If you are not on the latest EMUI 8.x firmware then you need to install it
    5. Select the next update iteration for your device
    6. Check whether the update is approved your IMEI or not if check step 11 below
    7. If the update is approved Get an update through eRecovery (Note that for this method you have to change DNS in your Router)
    8. Click On Next and copy DNS address from the App
    9. Change DNS in the Router and reboot your Router (Check whether DNS is configured properly or not by clicking this URL http://query.hicloud.com/checkConnect.action if you get 404 then its not configured properly)
    10. Now click on the check availablitiy if not yet approved check next step
    11. There is a option for Register update in the screen now click on register update and click next here your IP will be registered for sending the update
    12. Now connect your device to charger and reboot into eRecovery by pressing Volume+ button
    13. Once its rebooted cleck on the option Download latest version and recovery
    14. On Next step Download and recovery
    15. It will search for WiFi and will list the available WiFi , select the WiFi which you used to register your IP in step 11
    16. It will proceed to download the select firmware once it done it will Reboot.

    https://imgur.com/a/r28YKbx

    https://imgur.com/a/MyL4Gew
    Screenshots for the steps:



    CfPLSPT.jpg


    W6AsEjA.jpg


    ie6oBcY.jpg


    amgeFK3.jpg


    IuZSv9M.jpg


    HQRHs00.jpg


    dReV4ww.jpg


    0yo8GEy.jpg


    NKiZPes.jpg


    fBQZA9B.jpg


    VY4qAeB.jpg


    umISs5Q.jpg


    AoDocKH.jpg




    Repeat the process till you are on the latest version of EMUI 8.x once its done you can Install EMUI 9.x

    If it helps Donate to Huawei Firmware Finder (Team MT) and Thank them.

    If this steps are helpful thank and rate this thread.


    Or try this method if the above doesn't help.

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=78850439&postcount=1334
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    Success!

    Well, I finally did it with the help of this and a few other threads.

    1. I did not have to change my dns, but I did add an entry for the update in my local host file as found in this thread:

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=78850439&postcount=1334

    I followed all directions in the link above.

    I uninstalled my Windows HiSuite and following the instructions above I downloaded the one they have linked, replaced all the files.

    Then for the FF or firmware finder, I followed the steps here:

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=78561688

    Finally, everything worked like a charm and I am now running some sweet pie goodness.

    See my success pic and you will see a bunch of the steps in action.

    Success.jpg

    View attachment 4733288
    1
    Easy tricks

    The easiest way for honor play is to download a fake gps then change ur location to China and open HiCare -> update and you’ll see update available for you
    1
    so hard to believe it doesn't work on all emui version's... do it on honor play,I believe that working on honor play...record video and upload... believe it doesn't work...okay?

    you don't have to borrow with honor 10 pictures... take from honor play...

    honor 10 does not run the same as honor play... maybe work on honor 10,i dont known, i not have honor 10, I know that not work on honor play... believe me, I didn't start today...

    Sent from my HUAWEI COR-L29 using XDA Labs

    Dude seriously you are out of your mind just stay away from this thread if its not helpful to you , I have atleast two success reports for COR-L29 and the comment you quoted says EMUi9.x is not yet approved for his/her device which is quite common and the workaround for it is step 10 and 11.

    I repeat again if its not working for you , you have mentioned it just thats enough and there is no need for spamming every thread.

    If you wish to contribute and not spam just send a bug report to firmware finder team they might solve the issue.
    1
    Well, I finally did it with the help of this and a few other threads.

    1. I did not have to change my dns, but I did add an entry for the update in my local host file as found in this thread:

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=78850439&postcount=1334

    I followed all directions in the link above.

    I uninstalled my Windows HiSuite and following the instructions above I downloaded the one they have linked, replaced all the files.

    Then for the FF or firmware finder, I followed the steps here:

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=78561688

    Finally, everything worked like a charm and I am now running some sweet pie goodness.

    See my success pic and you will see a bunch of the steps in action.

    View attachment 4733281

    View attachment 4733288

    That worked for me too. Thanks man for sharing....
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