Huawei starts rolling out the latest EMUI 4.1 Marshmallow update for Mate 8. The company updates its OS EMUI to v4.1 and Huawei Mate 8 is the first one who receives the updates. Huawei starts rolling out the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for Huawei Mate 8 for many variants but only with build no B320 is based on EMUI 4.1. The official Android 6.0 for Huawei Mate 8 is a stable build and rolling via OTA, but you can also Update Huawei Mate 8 to Marshmallow Manually. You can wait for the OTA updates, or you can Update Huawei Mate 8 to Marshmallow EMUI 4.1 manually.

Update Huawei Mate 8 to Marshmallow Manually [EMUI 4.1]

The new Marshmallow update packed with features like Now on Tap, Doze Mode, App Permissions and more. The Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for Huawei Mate 8 available via OTA (over-the-air). The update may wipe SD Card data, so it is advisable to take a backup before you Update Huawei Mate 8 to Marshmallow.


  • Your device must be on stock firmware and stock recovery.
  • Follow the steps correctly otherwise you may brick your device. We are not responsible for any damage to your phone.
  • It will not erase your data but it is advisable to take a complete backup of your phone for safer side.
  • Ensure that your phone has at least 50-60% charged to prevent the accidental shutdown in-between the process.

Download Marshmallow Firmware for Huawei Mate 8 –

  • Download EMUI 4.1 Marshmallow OTA for Huawei Mate 8 NXT-L09C185 – NXT-L09C185B320
  • Download EMUI 4.1 Marshmallow OTA for Huawei Mate 8 NXT-L29C432 – NXT-L29C432B320
  • Download EMUI 4.1 Marshmallow OTA for Huawei Mate 8 NXT-L09C432 – NXT-L09C432B320
  • Download Marshmallow OTA for Huawei Mate 8 NXT-L09C10 – NXT-L09C10B330
  • Download Marshmallow OTA for Huawei Mate 8 NXT-AL10 – NXT-AL10C00B350

Steps to Manually Update Huawei Mate 8 to Marshmallow –

1) First, download Android 6.0 for Huawei Mate 8 from above.

2) Now create a folder dload in the root of your internal storage or SD card and place the file in that folder.

3) Now go to the phone settings–>update and press the menu button.

4)  Now select choose Local update.

5) It will show the file now tap on it to start the installation process.

6) Wait until the installation process is complete and then reboot your device., you have latest firmware

7) Done.

This is the easiest way to Update Huawei mate 8 to Marshmallow manually. If you have any questions comment below.


Sumit is a Tech and Gadget freak and loves writing about Android and iOS, his favourite past time is playing video games.


    • que tal? yo tengo el nxt-al10, a vos te funciono la actualizacion? ya que yo tengo emui 4.0 y no me llegan las notificaciones y segun tutoriales tengo que actualizar el emui, nose si tenes whattsap para consultarte unas dudas ya que hace poco adquiri el celular, 2615604666 o si queres enviarme tu numero genial, desde ya muchas gracias, saludos!

  1. Abdo Daccache Reply

    Joefast if u r in the middle East ur build should be L29C185B… Ushould get L29C185B320

  2. hi, im in israel, my version is L29C636b103 , which build should i choose ? tnx.

  3. the option “Now select choose Local update.” doesn’t exist in that menu…

    • Try this Open the phone dialer and dial *#*#2846579#*#* Enter and Select the “Software Upgrade”

      • Jadie Naicker Reply

        Hi. I followed the steps above however the menu with local update does not show and when I try the code you suggested it says SD card not found. Is there another way to update? Thank you

  4. My mate 8 is Chinese version nxt-al10
    I don’t have root privileges will this update unlock bootloader or unlock SIM So I can use CDMA2000

  5. hi, my phone Mate 8 NXT-L29C185B103 from Middle East, which update file should I get from this website ?

  6. My phone Mate 8 NXT-L29C185B103 , bought from Middle East, the phone in USA, why I can’t get update through OTA ? Thanks

  7. is this List from your website a typo ? the label said “NXT-L29C636” BUT the link is “NXT-L09C432B320” please see this list below that I copy from your download list:

    ◾Download EMUI 4.1 Marshmallow OTA for Huawei Mate 8 NXT-L29C636 – NXT-L09C432B320

    Thank you.

  8. Ivan Santos Reply

    Hi…i have a Mate 8 NXT-AL10…I do all than you say, but I not find LOCAL UPDATE…..what I can do? Thanks.

  9. Hi Sumit, very good post and usefull. One cuestion can i use this upgrade for Mate 8 nxt-l09c106b150. It is in Costa Rica.

    Thanks in advance.

  10. Hi, I just bought a Mate 8 from China, but the seller installed EU firmware. Now in device info it says NXT-C900B170. Can I manually update? Because I know that OTA doesnt work now. If so, what update should I download? Thanks in advance.

    • did you get the answer for your question? I am also using the NXT-c900B170

  11. I am looking for an update for the following version Huawei Mate 8 NXT-L09C316B140. Anyone to assist?

  12. My Mate 8 is on Marshmallow 6.0 EMUO 4

    how do I get it to 6.1 and 4.1?

  13. I have the variant NXT-L09C183B130.
    Am I able to use any of these updates, is there anyway I can flash a more common variant of EMUI to my device?

    • Sorry for the late reply..i can’t find it for C183
      You can Update it over NXT-L09C185 or NXT-L09C432

  14. Any update for NXT-L09 C183B130?
    Im trying to find one not sure if NXT-L09C185 one will work or not.

    • Michael Coughlin Reply

      Hi Jassa….did you ever try the NXT-L09C185 on your NXT-L09 C183B130….I have the same NXT-L09 C183B130 and am looking for a compatible that will work for New Zealand…Cheers Michael

  15. I have NXT-L29CI85B180. there is no link to download this model number.please suggest me how can I update?

  16. do u know how along it takes to update EMUI cuz i updated and stops in optmizing update for along time and still

  17. do u know how long it takes to update EMUI in huawei mate 8 in the midddle east because im updating it now and it stops in optimizing system for along time. help me

      • buen dia me podrias decir cual puedo poner yo tengo NTX-L29C185B190 ,por que no actualiza via OTA tenes idea?

  18. Hi good job it is a very helpfull post. I wanted to ask you if its possible to upgrade from NXT-AL10C00B197 to the NXT-L29C432B320 since i am in europe and i bought the china version

  19. Klaus Weddigen Reply

    i have NXT-L29 C185 B103 . WHICH EMUI 4.1 Marshmallow OTA should i download ?

  20. Ricardo Samayoa Reply

    Hi. I’m from El Salvador, Central America and i have the NXT-L09C521B138. What EMUI 4.1 should i download fron the above list?

  21. Michael John Reply

    Hi, can anyone tell me which option to choose for NXT-C900B152 please?

  22. Cho toi hoi toi dang xai mate8 nhung sao con co 1 so ung dung la tieng trung ko phai hoan toan la tieng viet het vay doi may cua toi la nxt-al10

  23. Cho tôi hỏi máy huawei mate8 của tôi bản NXT-AL10C00B368 còn có 1 số ứng dụng của tiếng trung không phải hoàn toàn la tiếng việt vậy

  24. Hi guys I have huawei mate 8 with version nxt-L29C185B103, which I bought in Dubai. Why does it not update automatically? Which version should I try upgrading to ?


    • you can download ROM NXT-L29C185B320 to your sdcard/dload directory and update to MUI 4.1 Android 6. I updated mine from NXT-L29C185B103.

  25. Hi, do you have official firmware for Mate 8 L29C185B520 for Middle East ? I don’t want to root my phone but I can update rom through dload. Thanks.

      • Nougat update is available but only if you using rooted phone. I’ll post the update as soon as its available

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