Huawei P9 EVA-L19 Nougat B385 update EMUI5 (Middle East – Africa)

Huawei P9 EVA-L19 middle eastern variant with cust version C185 has been upgraded to stable version of Android Nougat 7.0

Official update changelog

Huawei designed EMUI 5.0 based on the newly released Android 7.0. The brand new EMUI 5.0 is inspired by the pure blues and whites of the Mediterranean. The interface is simple and smart, and EMUI 5.0 comes with enhanced, powerful performance that allows mobile phones to operate more smoothly.


  • A cleaner, more interactive interface A brand new UI and effects inspired by the blues and whites of the Mediterranean.Simplified gestures, with most operations completed in 3 steps.
  • EMUI 5.0 is more customizable, offering an optional Android App Drawer layout to users.
  • Enhanced features System operations are more fluid, allowing you to view a massive amount of images, browse websites, and perform searches faster.

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  • Notifications An optimized design combines shortcuts with notifications to reduce the complexity of user actions. Touch and hold notifications to quickly block messages and notifications. Reminder cards are stacked to save space.
  • Three dimensional task management Tasks are stacked three dimensionally on the UI. Smooth gestures allow users to scroll through tasks by sliding up and down or dismiss tasks by swiping left or right.


  • Camera now supports plug-in management. Infrequently used modes, like document readjustment, are presented as plug-ins to save internal memory on your phone.


  • Customization and sharing features added to name cards.
  • The sharing feature allows quick sharing of contacts through Bluetooth, Facebook, and other methods.
  • Added a scanner to the search box and lock screen, making it easier to add new contacts.


  • Improved how unread emails are tagged in the inbox.
  • Users can now quickly delete, star, and mark emails as read or unread from the left sliding menu.


  • Created a new suggested settings feature that recommends key settings based on the device’s current status.
  • Now, your phone is more capable of adjusting to your habits.
  • Added a newly designed drawer feature. When this feature is enabled, it hides non-system preset apps in a drawer on the home screen, presenting you with a simple and tidy layout.
  • Added a new drawer feature for settings. For settings that take two or more steps to set up, the user can now jump directly back to the main settings page with one gesture.
  • Emergency information added. Users can add their names, blood type, and other information, so emergency services personnel can view this information from the lock screen.

Huawei P9 EVA-L19 Nougat Middle East


Huawei P9 EVA-L19 Nougat Middle East


Huawei P9 EVA-L19 Nougat Middle East


  • Screenshots provided by Mr. Louie from UAE (Thank You)
  • Firmware Download Link :  Huawei Server | Alternative Link
  • File Size: 1.32 GB
  • Data File Download Link : Huawei Server | Alternative Link
  • File Size: 928 MB
  • Build Number: EVA-L19C185B385
  • Supported Model: EVA-L19C185 (Middle East / Africa)
  • Firmware Type: Official OTA Incremental

Installation Method 1

  • Backup all important data
  • Charge Battery up to 50%
  • Enable OEM unlock in developer options
  • Make dload folder on sd card
  • Extract and copy to dload folder, Switch off your phone and hold 3 buttons (volume up, volume down, and power) until you see update start screen.
  • Follow next steps only if 1st file installed successfully
  • Remove file from dload folder.
  • After that extract  “” and move all files to dload folder and install it, using 3 button force update method (Switch off your phone and hold 3 buttons (volume up, volume down, and power) until you see update start screen.

Installation Method 2

  • Enable OEM unlock in developer options
  • Download Huawei updater from This Link
  • Download latest Hisuite from official huawei website.
  • Open huawei updater, tick in custom rom, in custom rom version type EVA-L19C185B385
  • In Custom rom URL copy this link
  • Then tick custom port, don’t change it.
  • now connect your phone with pc and make sure Hisuite recognizes and connected properly. then just open Hisuite menu and change network settings as shown in image below.Easy-Nougat-Update-2.png
  • Then in huawei updater click start and in hisuite click check for update
  • it should start downloading and installing firmware

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68 Responses

  1. Faris Rahman says:

    Recently i tried to root my EVA-L19
    and got screwed. . bootlooped.
    i tried hard and finally i got reinstated to B385. and tried to force update the system files. . update tooks 3 seconds. . and nothing happened. . i don’t have somany stock apps. .. what i do?
    sorry about my english. ..
    i haven’t slept last night. was trying to update this.

  2. abishek chy says:

    Hey cud u tell me what Update_data_hw_full_menaf is for ,why do i need to flash this ,like some sites dont mention about this folder

  3. Haider says:

    If I didn’t flash file, what type of problems will I face?

  4. Haider says:

    Will I receive Huawei future OTA updates?

  5. Haider says:

    However, when I tried to install but it didn’t work, is it possible to update B220 to B385?

  6. Louie says:

    I tried to rollback from b220 to b180 and it was success but updating directly to nougat with your link it was always failed. Whats wrong?

  7. Louie says:

    Thank you im in nougat now.

  8. Louie says:

    I noticed battery is draining more than MM but overall it was a smooth/fluid version of android and i like the new notification though.

  9. Louie says:

    Method 2 is a 101% working when you want to force update. No chance for method1 for major android version update as ive read some other forum too

  10. Haider says:

    Method 2 refused to work until I go back to B180

  11. Haider says:

    I’m in nougat now using method 2 🙂
    battery drain seems good till now

  12. Melo says:

    I think I have the same Haider problem, I’m on b220, I’m sick of trying with information from other sites.
    Do you think yours solves my problem?

  13. Ivan Wang says:

    The probelm right now is how i can rollback from B220 to B180, Any soloution fro this issue?

  14. went through the updater but failed to verify update package unfortunately

  15. gelgel says:

    thanks very much , worked with me , first rollback (downgrade) to version b180 then use the first method, BTW the second method didn’t work with me

  16. khav says:

    Hi, my current version is EVA-L19C185B220, will i be able to update? thanks.

  17. gabo says:

    I have EVA-L19C185B220, fr what I read I have to downgrade to B180 and then I have to pgrade with the second method to Nougat, is that correct? btw, I dont get how to downgrade to B180, please explain it. thanks!

  18. LixLox says:

    I was L19C185B220 , i downgraded to L19C185B180 with the first method and then i used the second method to update to L19C185B385 (the first method dont work), thank you for your tutorial.

  19. khan says:

    can i upgrade from B170?

  20. Rafay says:

    thank you soo much sir … I m on nougat now….

  21. JohnSilver says:

    I have been having troublr upgrading from B170. As soon as I copied the firmware update to the dload dir and reboot the phone it says the update is ‘Incompatibility with current version. Please download correct update packages.’ Any suggestions on how to get past this?

  22. Azzam says:

    Can I Upgrade from B150? with method 2 it takes a very long time to download. I don’t know why even my bandwidth is ~100Mbps. Can I download much better?

  23. MGA23 says:

    Hi, my current version is EVA-L19C20B150 , will i be able to update? thanks.

  24. Adie Azzam says:

    I have upgraded to Nougat but I have some problems..
    My mobile banking app detect it rooted so i cant use it anymore..
    And my camera stock app is lost, I cant find it..
    Help me..

  25. Adie Azzam says:

    Hello there..
    I have succeeded to upgrade my L19 to Nougat. Thanks for second method anyway..
    But I have some problems here..
    My mobile banking app is detect my phone rooted and I can’t use it anymore.
    And my Camera app stock is lost, I can’t find it..
    Please help..

  26. Azzam says:

    Hi, I want to ask you something.. If I use the method 2 that just install the firmware, how can I install data files? I have tried use method 2 but I lost my camera and everything data files. Thanks..

  27. riyad hossain says:

    can i upgrade from c90 B182?

  28. riyad hossain says:

    can i upgrade from c900B182?

  29. albert says:

    Im stuck on eva l09c16b170 how do i upgrade

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