Huawei Mate 8 NXT-L29 EMUI8 Update with Rebrand

Huawei Mate 8 NXT-L29 will not get an EMUI8 upgrade on international models. Chinese models have already upgraded to Android 8 with the official EMUI8 version. So the only way to get EMUI8 on your NXT-L29 is by rebranding the phone to the Chinese NXT-DL00 variant. If you think you get the Chinese version without Google apps you are wrong. NXT-DL00 has Google services preinstalled and you can install any Google app even Playstore works without any problem. Basic use of TWRP recovery is required to get this official upgrade.

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Huawei Mate 8 NXT-L29 EMUI8 Update

Click Here to download the required files (password is MATE8)

If TWRP does not work with your phone, Try these versions

Disclaimer: This method is only tested on dual sim Mate 8, Everything you do at your own risk, we are not responsible for your mistakes.

Huawei Mate 8 Update Tutorial:

  • Backup all important data
  • prepare an SD card with 5GB of free storage
  • Extract the downloaded file and copy all zip files to the SD card
  • Obtain the bootloader code for your phone (Click here)
  • Enable OEM unlock in developer options
  • Connect the phone in fastboot mode and open MAF32.exe enter this command ” fastboot oem unlock XXXXXX “
  • In place of XXXXXX, you will enter your bootloader code
  • Select yes on the phone screen to confirm the bootloader unlock
  • Once the phone reaches the home screen, connect in fastboot mode again and flash TWRP with the command ” fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.1.1-1-next.img ” (or any other version of TWRP you are using, just change the name)
  • Then disconnect the phone and hold the volume up and power, keep holding until appears TWRP recovery
  • Tap on install > select storage> sd card
  • Tap on and swipe to flash “Do not reboot”
  • Go back and again tap on HuRupdate 0.4 zip file and swipe to flash, within 10 seconds you have to press volume down to start flashing.
  • Once flashing is complete without errors, press the reboot system button
  • If TWRP asks to install any application press do not install
  • After reboot phone may go into a boot loop and ask for a factory reset.
  • After the factory reset phone should start normally,
  • Connect to Wi-Fi and check for updates, you will get an EMUI8 update notification download and install it. (If you don’t get the update, follow the guide given at the end of this page)
  • After installation is complete, your phone will be ready to use.
  • Install the latest Playstore apk file from any website, just google it.
  • To avoid Chinese marketing contacts, use the Google contacts app or any other contacts manager of your choice.
  • If you don’t like any Chinese app, you can remove it using “system app remover ” available in Playstore.

Video Tutorial

Manual upgrade to EMUI8

Lots of users reported that Huawei is not sending automatic updates for android 7 and older versions. If your phone is not getting updates after converting to NXT-DL00 you can follow the guide given below.

Steps for upgrade:

  • Download installation files from THIS LINK (Password=
  • Unlock the bootloader of your phone (all data will be wiped)
  • Prepare an SD card with 5GB of free storage
  • Extract the downloaded file
  • Copy the HWOTA folder to the sd card, and insert sd card in the phone
  • Flash and boot to TWRP recovery by following the guide above.
  • Swipe to allow modifications, and tap on install
  • Tap on Select Storage and choose SD card, then in the HWOTA folder select ” ” and swipe to install.
  • The phone should reboot and start the installation automatically.

Mutahhar Bashir

Passionate blogger, have excellent problem solving skills, quick learner, love to accomplish difficult tasks, improving my skills while helping others through this blog.

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3 Responses

  1. Mohammed says:

    Excellent service and very much supportive.
    You are GENIUS.
    Thank you for your support.

  2. Eddy says:

    I can’t enter TWRP to root the phone after successfully flash to EMUI 8. I’m trying to re-flash all version of TWRP but got this error: FAILED (remote: partition length get error). Can you help me please?

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