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[Q] Nougat update UK (wifi version)

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jimmipp

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Nov 24, 2015
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Hi All

Hoping you can help as i am struggling to understand how this all works with this manufacturer. I got this tablet yesterday and love it so far ... upon starting the tablet i was greeted with an update notification that i initially figured was for 7.0 - turns out this was a patch for 6.0.

This is all great except i noticed in another thread that someone with the same version and based in the uk received the update. Mine wont find it. I tried the PC software to see if this would work as it used to on other manufacturers (Sony for example) but it said i was up to date.

I would prefer to update the official way if possible (not my first BBQ, have had more android tablets than you can poke a stick at - have resorted to all sorts of ways to get the next software before)

Any ideas anyone ? least possible effort as i don't want to corrupt this awesome piece of kit !
 

MarkMRL

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Jul 1, 2011
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From what I can tell they roll it out in waves based on the device's IMEI. I also haven't received it in Italy when some people in neighbouring countries have. I guess all you can do is wait. By the way, corrupting the device is not that easy, if you want to test Nougat right now, you can get it using Firmware Finder, then you can roll back to the regular version using a rollback package you can find on Huawei's website. Worst case scenario, you will have to factory reset, but it won't be a big deal I guess since you just got it. I was able to roll back from a failed flash of Nougat just fine, then reflashed the correct version of Nougat and used it for a while, then rolled back again because I heard the official ota is coming, and it always worked just fine.
 

jimmipp

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Nov 24, 2015
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Ok great thanks for confirming. i almost went for the galaxytab s2 again (my wife swindled me out of my old one ! :) ) but glad i didn't - this one runs better on 6.0 than the s2 on 7.0 i noticed.