Finally, we have the first AOSP custom ROM based on Android 8.0 Oreo for Huawei Honor 8. Huawei launched the Honor 8 in October 2016 with Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and later upgraded to Android Nougat. If you are waiting for the official Android 8.0 Oreo then it will take some time and there is no news about official Android 8.0 Oreo release for Honor 8 from Huawei. So we have a great AOSP custom ROM for your smartphone, through that, you can upgrade your device to the latest Android 8.0 Oreo OS and get the experience of latest Android Oreo before the official stock firmware released. This latest AOSP custom firmware brings all the official features and customizations from Oreo-like picture-in-picture mode, Multi-Display Support, Better copy and paste, Faster Android behind the scenes, advanced Doze mode, New Wi-Fi Features, Better battery life and much more. This ROM is not officially announced by Huawei but just a custom ROM which is developed by XDA Recognized Contributor XePeleato. Your device must be rooted and installed with the latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP or ClockworkMod (CWM) in order to flash this AOSP ROM on your Huawei Honor 8.
By following this simple step by step guide, you can easily update your Huawei Honor 8 to AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM. The ROM is still in under development so you may find some bugs, you can report it here so that developer can see the problem and fix it. But the good thing is that you can experience the real baked Oreo on Honor 8 (FRD). Before proceeding, don’t forget to take a full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM on Huawei Honor 8 then go ahead and follow the given steps.
The AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo ROM and instructions given in this guide can be used only for the Huawei Honor 8. Check the model number of your Huawei Honor 8 from Settings > About Phone.
Before Getting Started:
- Create a proper backup of all your existing data and settings on the phone before moving on to the installation guide using a recommended custom recovery.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Huawei Honor 8 USB Drivers on the PC.
- The Huawei Honor 8 should be rooted with the latest version of the custom recovery like CWM or TWRP installed.
- Enable USB Debugging by navigating to Menu –> Settings –> Developer Options
- Make sure that the battery level of the Huawei Honor 8 is at least above 80% before going ahead.
Required Files:DOWNLOAD AOSP ROM DOWNLOAD GAPPS
Steps to Update Huawei Honor 8 to Android 8.0 Oreo with AOSP custom ROM:
Step 1: Download the AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM package and Google Apps on the desktop of your PC for your Huawei Honor 8.
Step 2: Once the files are downloaded, connect your smartphone to PC via USB cable (your phone must be turned on).
Step 3: Copy/Paste the downloaded firmware and Google Apps files from your PC to the root folder of SDcard of your Honor 8. When done, unplug the USB cord.
Step 4: Turn OFF your Honor 8 to boot into Recovery Mode.
Step 5: You can easy reboot recovery mode on your device using the QuickBoot app (For Rooted Devices) or using ADB method. If your phone is rooted then follow the given steps.
- Go to Google Play store and download a tool on your device.
- Search for the Quick Boot Tool.
- Install the tool on your phone/tablet.
- Run the same.
- From the menu that will be displayed (Recovery, Reboot, Bootloader and Power Off) select “recovery”.
- Now your handset will be rebooted into recovery mode, so that’s it.
Step 6: While the Honor 8 is now in recovery mode, perform a “wipe data factory reset”, “wipe cache partition” and “wipe dalvik cache”.
Step 7: Go back to main recovery menu once the wipe is completed.
Step 8: Now, select “install zip from SD card” and “choose zip from SD card”. Locate the firmware file that you have already transferred to the root folder of your SDcard. Select it and start the installation process.
Step 9: Finally, install Google Apps by repeating the above step.
Step 10: Wait for the installation process to be completed successfully. Your phone will take about 4-5 minutes to boot for the first time after installation.
Step 11: Once the flashing process is finished, go to recovery menu and select “reboot system now”.
That’s All, you have successfully installed the AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo ROM on your Huawei Honor 8.