How to Update Huawei P8 Lite to Marshmallow (Android 6.0) Manually

Good news for Huawei P8 Lite Users. Huawei starts rolling out the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for Huawei P8 Lite ( ALE-L21) in Europe. This update is based on Emotion UI 4.0 and contains all Android 6.0 Marshmallow features. The official Android 6.0 for Huawei P8 Lite is a stable build and rolling via OTA, but you can also Update Huawei P8 Lite to Marshmallow Manually. You can wait for the OTA updates, or you can Update Huawei P8 Lite to Marshmallow manually.

Update Huawei P8 Lite to Marshmallow

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 P8 Lite available via OTA (over-the-air) and it is about 1.48GB in size. The OTA update has built no. C432B550, which Update Huawei P8 Lite to Marshmallow. The update may wipe SD Card data, so it is advisable to take backup before you Update Huawei P8 Lite 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.

Files required to install official Android 6.0 for Huawei P8 Lite –

Steps to Manually Update Huawei P8 Lite to Marshmallow –

1) First, download Android 6.0 for Huawei P8 Lite 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 P8 Lite 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.

230 Responses

  1. bill gates says:

    You don’t need to make anykind .zip file, only copy from zip file to dload folder on your phone.
    Then run updater with local update.

  2. Kobby Kay says:

    please my build no. is C432B183. how do I go about it

  3. Roger says:

    If i update like this will i still get OTA updates in the future?

  4. batman says:

    so when can i expect to be update automatically?

  5. Gints says:

    Is this for the dual SIM version too?

  6. IDK MAN says:

    can we use internal storage instead of an sd card?

  7. Tahen Gopaul says:

    Is it compatible with ALE-L21C185B130

  8. chamara says:

    i am from sri lanka i have a p8 lite ale-l21 phon can i use ths update for my phon???

  9. Ljosac says:

    Is it compatible with ALE-L21SVNC150B130

    • Sumit says:

      It may work but better if yoy first update it to B170 and then follow the above process.

      • Franco says:

        My phone is ALE-L02C636B170 and follow all the instruction. but the update fails. Is it still can be updated? I’m from the Philippines. Thanks in advance

      • Hello? I have ALE-L02C636B170 what should I download from above? I already tried to use “Download Huawei P8 Lite ALE-L02 Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA File” but it gives me a respond me failed to Update… please help me….

  10. hi there. how to update from ALE-L21C02B140 wich i have now to 170 as u mentioned above? thanx in advanced

  11. Ibrahim Farooq says:

    it will work on ALE-L21C185B160

  12. I followed your steps but as soon as I click on the local update-button it says that there is no file in there, even though there has to be..any advice?

  13. haider says:

    Im having the same problem when i click on local update,it shows no file.

  14. nathaniel says:

    it will work on ALE-L21C185 B180?and what is the bad review about upgrading.thanks in advance.

  15. Nemanja says:

    Hi, my model is ALE-L21C432B188 Dual sim model, will the update
    “Download Huawei P8 Lite ALE-L21 Dual Sim Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA File”
    still work on my phone if i follow alll the instructions properly? Thanks

  16. Fisnik Ibraimi says:

    Hi will it work with huawei p8 lite ALE-L21C432B199 PLS RESPOND FAST NEED HELP

  17. Alex says:

    Hi ! This firmware has english language?Thanks!

  18. sterinagassi says:

    Hey..i’m from srilanka..I haved tried this methods more than 5times…it always says failed…….

  19. sterinagassi says:

    Srilanka is an asian country

  20. kyawgyi says:

    How to upgrade ALE-L21C636B170 TO Android 6.0

  21. I don’t quite understand step 2, I have to create a new folder, but where? Do I just create one in my internal storage?

  22. simke says:

    How to upgrade ALE-L21C432B199 to emui 4.0 and Android 6.0

  23. Amir Jafari says:

    my build is L21 C185B160 and ( update package) filed! . need help

  24. omar says:

    Hi will it work with huawei p8 lite ALE-L02C636B150

  25. ali says:

    hello my build number is ALE-L21C185B160 … when i install the local update it get failed plz help

  26. simke says:

    Try to upgrade ALE-L21C432B199 to Android 6.0 every time error, why??

  27. angelo says:

    Work in ale l21c02b181?

  28. Hesham Abd says:

    i have folder on internal called dload_ota
    is it the folder

  29. Steven says:

    Will this work on ale-l21c02b140 single sim ?

  30. Kani says:

    I did everything right, and it shows the software, but as soon as I try to update it says “Software Install failed” and then it reboots. What do I do?

  31. Umer Irfan says:

    Help please I didn’t understand the second point

  32. zammrad khan says:

    hi i am using huawie p8 lite build number ALE-L21C185B160. can i upgrade my phone to mashallow it is now running lolipop. if yes how i am from pakistan

  33. Hi, i’m from italy and i have the version ALE-L21C02B181 with the vodafone brand.. Work on it? Thanks

  34. Thang pi says: build no.170.EMU 3.1 and version 5.0.1..I rooted my smartphone and may be it update to marshmall.I live in myanmar.plz.reply me that may be or not?

  35. Booyzen says:

    Yes yes yes…I have just followed every step you mentioned and my phone is no updated to 6.0 version. Thanks a lot!!! :-)

  36. Mladen says:

    I can’t do upgrade with my ALE-L21C432B200. It is dual sim and I do every steps but it doesent wark. Do you have some advace?

  37. Brasca says:

    The first of 3 softwares that i’ve tryed
    (sorry for bad english)

    installed , but not tested yet on B192 , hope that be helpful for somebody !


  38. tomazzi says:

    my p8 lite is ALE-L21 B199 when instal Huawei P8 Lite ALE-L21 Dual Sim Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA File from this site.
    What I have single sim or dual sim.Because now is single sim.
    please answer…sorry for bad english

  39. Shae says:

    Are u sure this will work.. It won’t crash my device or anything? Please answer soon

  40. minas1990 says:

    Does it work with B181?

  41. jacob says:

    my p8 lite is ALE-L21 c50B311
    it will work on my phone?

  42. Shae says:

    Will It work on EMUI 3.1?

  43. Shae says:

    Will it work on EMUI 3.1? .. Please answer soon

  44. Ranjan gandu says:

    Updated mine to 6.0, remember single sim and dual sum have different versions, ensure yours is correct.

    Will need About 3gb of space, thus sd card may be required, can delete the file once everything is updated

  45. Vlad Murea says:

    hi. will it work on ALE-L21C02B181???

  46. rebel says:

    Does this work for
    Build number c185b130
    Android version 5.0.1

  47. rebel says:

    Please reply!!!!!! I need it urgently

    • Sumit says:

      Better to update it to B170 and then try. It may also work on this as it is Full firmware image. Download the latest B574 (dual SIM) or B581 (Single Sim).

  48. johnny says:

    will it work on ALE-L21C02B183
    i installed it and it says Always failed

  49. Mevin says:

    I live in mauritius
    Which one do i choose?

  50. marcel says:

    Hello, Installing B574 but it stops at 5% on my huawei p8 lite L21. the old version was 170
    anywhone nows what to do?

    regards marcel

  51. Arslan says:

    Sumit sir my mobiles built number is
    How to update it ,,,,plz help

  52. Silva says:

    Will it work on South African ale-l21co2b181

  53. Younus says:

    Please Help. i followed all step correctly when installation start after 1% message show ” Software Installation Fail!” Reboot now. (huawei p8 lite ALE-L21)

  54. Tex Everett says:

    Is there an update suitable for New Zealand? (oceania maybe) Please?

    BUILD ALE-L02C672B140

    • Sumit says:

      Not available for now but I will post as soon as its available

      • wenjia aga bibi says:

        after on radio for a while, wifi not working, cant see any nearby wifi available, hopeful this update will resolve the problem, tried searched everywhere, but do not have available for this:

        BUILD ALE-L02C672B140

      • Hugh says:

        yes please waiting for the New Zealand update ALE-LO2. Huawei NZ don’t push updates to any of there phones.

  55. Miltos says:

    Hello, I am from Greece with ALE-L21C02B181 and Vodafone Brand on it. Will it work? Actually i do not know which version i have (i mean dual sim or not ). Where can i check it? It has one slot for sim and one for memory card or second sim i think..

  56. Romman says:

    will it work with B160?

  57. John Cena says:

    Is there an update for Malaysia?
    BUILD ALE-L21C636B170

  58. nasirrizwan says:

    OTA updates mobile. P8 lite. Model. ALE-21 dual SIM

  59. Andre says:

    This update work in ALE – L21C15B140


    Hi, my model is ALE-L21C432B188 Dual sim model, above which one update is exactly for me to download reply urgent please

  61. Affan says:

    I am from Pakistan. I want to update my p8 lite B160 L21 to marshmallow. Can I?

  62. Faheem says:

    Bro my mob P8 lite kyu is mah Marshmallow software ho gye ga

  63. Faheem says:

    hi i am using huawie p8 lite build number ALE-L21C185B160. can i upgrade my phone to mashallow it is now running lolipop. if yes how i am from saudia arabia My brother send me mob saudia arabia but I am this time using my mob pakistan u can help me urgent please

  64. tkenny says:

    which download do I use forbuild number ALE-L21C432B170

  65. qwerty says:

    can I delete the file after upgrading my phone

  66. Berny says:

    Ale l02 single sim B130 ????

  67. andy says:

    Download Huawei P8 Lite B550 ALE-L21 Dual Sim Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA File doesnt work.
    i have a huawei p 8 lite ALE-L21C432B203 (Emui 3.1 lollipop).
    plz help!

  68. Joana says:

    i downloaded Huawei P8 Lite ALE-L21 Single Sim Marshmallow OTA File and did every step however it doesnt work, its always showing an error. help

  69. sadath says:

    How can on stock firmware and stock recovery.

  70. akash says:

    My huawei is from italy…..and it’s from tim brand…….my model is :ALE-L21C55B181…..will it work on my mode???

  71. akash says:

    My huawei is from italy and it’s from tim model is :ALE-L21C55B181…..will it work on my mode???

  72. C4rlos says:

    I accidentally updated to …b550 OTA version, I just want the b574 Dual version, but now it doesn’t appear the local update version. What can I do?

  73. Et says:

    Hi.. I know the update says Africa but can you confirm this is for South Africa as the link from Huawei says north Africa. Thank you

  74. sadath says:

    I download b550,but the ota file cannot unzip

  75. Kang Seok Han says:

    I cannot type Korean. How I can set my HP to input Korean?

  76. Omar says:

    How to coby uapdate app

  77. Omar says:

    I cant coby it why

  78. Khalil Tona says:

    Hi my build number is ALE-LO2C190B120

    Will this update work on my phone?
    Please help me. Thanks.

  79. Martin says:

    It changed build number , did not update anything . What is happening ?

  80. Isaac says:

    I`m from Europa, but i have the ALE-L02 software version (ALE-L02C636B150) will it work? And i will have English language? Thanks!

  81. ameesh says:

    I download the file & update through local update . but its showing that updation failed . what can I do

  82. sumon says:

    hi sir can you help me to update my p 8lite please I couldn’t find my fiirmwere my one is ale-l21c185b160

  83. jess says:

    will it work on ALE-L23C212B180?

  84. Imran says:

    Hi sumit,
    i have Huawei ALE-L21C185B560 and got notification to update Latest version.. After update i am facing problems .. I can’t able to use face book , youtube, google search its not working.. What shoud i do plz tell me.

  85. Funciona en el Huawei p8 Lite dual sim ale-L02C569B130
    Soy de Costa Rica gracias

  86. Jenish says:

    It’s showing som error…

  87. Lee says:

    Hi for some reason my ale l21 keeps getting software install failed I have contacted huawie and they said it has to be pushed to my device but that was a few weeks back now


    ALE -L21C185B560 Dual Sim in Southern Africa,can it upgrade?

  89. nur says:

    what is the update folder??

  90. kansia says:

    I have Huawei TAG-L01 so will it works for my phone?

  91. schriftguy says:

    I have ALE-L02 and build number B120 – It didn’t work for me – what should I do?

  92. AWAIS KHAN says:

    Will this update works on ALE-L21C02B130

  93. rameen says:

    i go to huawei franchise to pick up my phone…gave it for solving wifi problem …nd ask for update nd they update my p8 lite to 6.0 marshmellow …my chanrging was low…when i return back home nd put sim in it, it sudenly hangs and then shut down…now phone is not charging nd also not opening …my phone is in waranty ……

  94. Zayn says:

    I have Huawei P8 lite ALE-L21C185B130 dual sim so it will work on my phone

  95. Zayn says:

    I have Huawei P8 lite ALE-L21C185B130 dual sim so it will work on my phone

  96. Jensen says:

    Hey I’m still downloading the file and it work but when I started to update it tell me no update

  97. Ronald says:

    Funciona en el Huawei p8 Lite dual sim ale-L02C569B130
    gracias Soy de Costa Rica

  98. Loren says:

    Hello, I’m looking for the updapte for this version of P8 Lite dual : L21C636B170 if you have it.
    Thank you!

  99. goose says:

    ale-l21c169b123 single sim work ?thanks

  100. atik says:

    Hello, I’m looking for the updapte for this version of P8 Lite dual : L21C636B170 if you have it.

  101. Punit says:

    Hello, pls let me know which one is good for me, ale-l02c671b132 ?

  102. zeleni komarac says:

    I have ALE- L21C432B575 and there is no local update option in my settings. What do I do?

  103. aastha says:

    While installation it shows faild

  104. Kristoffer Santos says:

    My build number is TAG-L01C212B124 which one will i download,

  105. arkque says:

    My build number is ALE-L02C636B170 which one will i download?

  106. Pete says:

    My build is ALE-L21C02B181. Phone bought in Italy. Now using phone in Australia. What update file can I download?

  107. Joe says:

    I tried updating my P8 Lite build number ALE-L02C636B170 using “Download Huawei P8 Lite ALE-L02 Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA File” but after the phone rebooted and about to install the update I got an error message “sorry update failed” or something. Is my build upgradable to Marshmallow 6.0? Anyone manage to update their P8 lite with build number ALE-L02C636B170. Please help…

    • Franco says:

      Hi, I’m about to upgrade my phone. we do have same build number B170. does the update works for you? I need to make sure before I ran it to my phone. Thanks in advance.

  108. Jon says:

    Hi Joe,
    I’ve had similar issues trying to upgrade an Australian (Telstra) L02 P8 Lite and despite it being the same region as the Asian Pacific update, it’s not a compatible country. Really annoying as neither my Wifi or Bluetooth will switch on so I was hoping a new firmware might solve my problem. Looks like I’ll have to wait a couple of months for my current contract to expire and then get the new P9 Lite

  109. Renier Kotze says:

    Hey Sumit

    My build number is ALE-L21C16B141. Dual sim, but 1 sim is locked by network. Which can I install 550 or 574.

    Thanx in advance.

    • Ishtiaque says:

      Hi Renier, I have the same problem. Contract is with mtn. Did u get it right? Please advise how.
      Sumit please help also.

      “My build number is ALE-L21C16B141. Dual sim, but 1 sim is locked by network. Which can I install 550 or 574”

  110. Teo says:

    I have the ALE-L21C55B181 model, will it work?

  111. Ali Husein says:

    Do I download this on to my phone or my comuter and then transfer the files from my computer to the phone? Thanks

  112. Faraz says:

    will it work on L21C50B311?

  113. Ali Husein says:

    Thank you very much, would prefer to download on mobile because Huawei is slightly difficult to access on a computer.

  114. Pete says:

    Hi Sumit,
    I currently have p8 lite build number ALE-L02C183B130 What update can i use to go to marshmellow?
    I’m living in NewZealand

  115. blackhat says:

    to upgrade my phone…am i need to root ???

  116. Mridul Kumar Moharta says:

    Mr. Sumit, my phone’s buid number is ALE-21C185B130, Android Version is 5.0.1, EMUI Version is 3.1 & Made in China.
    Now, which build number should i download for upgrading to android os version 6.0? B550/B574/B594 ?


  117. Lee says:

    Hi mate I have huawei p8 lite ale_L21C432b133 on 02 and I cannot seem to update to android 6.0 software installed failed any help is much appreciated thank you

    • Lee says:

      I am also in the process of talking to o2 and huawei to see if they can give me a solution to be able to update the phone thank you for any advice

    • aqk (Tony) says:

      L21C432b133 – This is what I have also. (In Canada)
      Any further results for your Attempted U/G to Android 6?
      See my questions here from last week.

  118. lukhu man says:

    what above file suitable for me
    my device is ALE_L21C636B170

  119. Pete says:

    Hi, ALE-L02 upgrade?

  120. Pete says:

    It is dual SIM ALE-L02

  121. Kareen Auditor says:

    Sir is there any negative feedback once you update the phone to marshmallow?

  122. Kareen Auditor says:

    my device is ALE-L02C636B150-and there is an update version ALE-L02C636B170

  123. Chris says:

    What file should I download? Im here in taiwan but my p8 lite bought it from ksa ALE-L21C185B160 EMUI 3.1

  124. fungaikay says:

    Hi i have P8 Lite ale-l21 V100R001C636B120 Android 5.0 EMUI 3.1 which Update should i download for 6.0.Thanks

  125. Raja Hasnain says:

    Is this update is safe?

  126. Muhammad safdar says:

    Sir my mobile p8lite bulid namber c185b180 update marshmallow plz send me marshmallow pakge (my email id [email protected]

  127. Muhammad safdar says:

    Kindly send my p8lite marshmallow pkge bulid namber c185b180 plz sir snd me

  128. Hi Guys i Have a different issue, Under –Updater — menu button…my Phone doesnt have Local Update option>>>when i check on my P7 that Option is there and on P8 lite it is missing.

  129. Is there an update for this in asian region dual sim? My P8 lite is B180 please answer sir

  130. Mohammad Arshad says:

    Hi sumit bro, can u read me

  131. László says:

    Can Telenor ALE-L21C128B130 be upgraded?

  132. mohanad taki says:

    I can not find this rom
    P8 LITE ALE-L21 TURC02B150

  133. Muzamil Asghar says:

    My model isn’t responding with these links

  134. Kamogelo Monyemangene says:

    Mine does not show the UPDATE APP when I go to settings-updater-menu-local updates
    What must I do??

  135. Rodulf Donlyn Viduya Nahe says:

    Can I upgrade my ale-l02c636b170 to marshmallow…please help me..please reply

  136. Nigel says:

    I have ALE-L21C636B150…it keeps saying system installation failed.What to do?

  137. aqk (Tony) says:

    I initially found this a bit confusing. –
    1. – Do I just need to DL one of the 4 zips above? i.e. Just the one for my single-SIM P8Lite? Or ALL FOUR?
    (I only DLed the third RAR file and unzipped it.)
    Regarding steps 1-6 –
    2. – You should explain that the file(s) above must be unzipped, and the UPDATE-APP will be then befound inside the unzipped folder “SOFTWARE”.

    The 3rd file above indicates “Bulgaria”. Is this OK for North America?

  138. daniel says:

    need to unroot before i update my phone??

  139. Hummayun says:

    when i follow these steps my “P8 lite” show on screen this type of error ( help) in start. i m reality worried about that. please help me how to solve this problem. thanks.

  140. Akash says:

    Hi, my model is HUAWEI TAG-L01C212B124 single sim, it keeps saying system installation failed ….please reply!!!!!! I need it urgently

  141. Akash says:

    Bro please help need argently ..

  142. Jayasurya says:

    For emui 3.1 shall I get marshmallow update..Huawei P8 lite

  143. nadeem says:

    I have a ale l21c185b200

  144. kanti says:

    hi can i update ALE-L21C636B150 huawei P8 lite

  145. Gurvinder says:

    I will make dload folder and paste file in it but when I click on update button it Don,’t show any thing

  146. Haider says:

    It’s not working . I created dload folder . but when I open local update it doesn’t work . why

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