Leaked Android Nougat Beta Build For Huawei P9 Shown In Video, OTA Links Too!

By 11:58 Wed, 04 Aug 2021 Comments

While it may seem like only Nexus devices are able to acquire a sweet preview of Android Nougat in the form of developer preview builds, other OEMs have to test their own builds internally in order to release timely updates. Well someone at Huawei dropped the ball and accidentally released an OTA for the Huawei P9.

Well, the developers over at XDA have captured the OTA link (meaning they were able to find the source of the leaked update). They have since compiled a post with screenshots and download links so you may like the Android Nougat-ey sweetness in the form of your Huawei P9.

Here’s a video of the leaked build in action which leaves almost nothing to the imagination.

Changes include:

  • Added Multi-user support

  • optimized interactive gestures

  • Added Huawei's ROG power saving technology for the first time (can decrease classy screen resolution to save power)

  • General optimizations

  • More detailed changelog can be found in the source link

Keep in mind that this build is by no means final software, expect to run into bugs and occasional errors. Also, finalized software for the Android Nougat release could be significantly different from this Beta build.

Screenshots from XDA

One thing you should know about the update before updating your Huawei P9: You may be able to update your Huawei P9 to this build, but chances are you may be stuck on it. Huawei would need to release an OTA specifically for this build to acquire you to a newer version. So even if you do flash it with minimal knowledge of fastboot (as you won’t need to utilize it for this), you may be stuck on this build and will need to either restore your phone entirely with HiSuite, or you may need to unlock your bootloader and to restore to factory software.

Since this update is actually signed by Huawei, you won’t be required to have an unlocked bootloader, this update can be applied by simply placing the update zip file on your internal memory or microSD card and entering the software update classy screen or entering the “Project menu” which can be accessed via the stock Dialer. For further instructions, check out the source link.




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