Upgrade Android on Huawei P9 Lite

Upgrade Android on Huawei P9 Lite

Huawei P9 Lite a mid-range smartphone that has had great success on the market, also thanks to the fact of sharing some features and specifications with the "big brother", ie the P9. This smartphone owes its success also to the software and to the quick and quick operating system, even after having installed many apps. If you think your Huawei P9 Lite hasn't been updated for too long, you can follow the guide below for update Android on Huawei P9 Lite, so as to always have a device with the latest functions, but above all safe.

Upgrade Android on Huawei P9 Lite

How to update Huawei P9 Lite you can find out in this guide, which takes into account all the conditions in which your device is located. From the official update via OTA to the one via the PC. Or you can find out how to upgrade the P9 Lite via Recovery or the guide on how to install a custom ROM. Choose the method most suited to your needs.

OTA update

If the manufacturer has released an official update you will only need to use the integrated update system in the smartphone to receive and install it. This is undoubtedly the easiest procedure to carry out, but update times via OTA can change based on the phone model and branding (if you have a TIM branded smartphone, for example).

To update Android on Huawei P9 Lite via OTA, just go to the menu Settings and tap on the button Updater.

Upgrade Android on Huawei P9 Lite

The system will automatically search for updates for your Huawei P9 Lite; if an update is available you will be notified as in the image below.

Upgrade Android on Huawei P9 Lite

You just have to wait for the download (I suggest you do it via WiFi, it can also be very large) and click on Quick Update when you're ready to upgrade.

Update with HiSuite

If you want to update Android on Huawei P9 Lite via PC you will first need to install the Huawei smartphone suite, HiSuite. You can download it for free with the following link.


Once downloaded and installed, connect your device to the PC via USB cable and open the program to proceed with the recognition and possible installation of the drivers. Once you have recognized the smartphone model, just click on the button Update to find and install updates for Huawei P9 Lite.

Upgrade Android on Huawei P9 Lite

Update via Recovery

If you intend to use the recovery to update Android on Huawei P9 Lite it will be enough for you to download the appropriate update.zip file, load it into the internal memory of the device and restart it later in recovery.

You can download the Huawei P9 Lite update files from the following link.

DOWNLOAD | Huawei P9 Lite update.zip

Once you have placed the right file in the internal memory of the device you can enter the update mode by recovery by turning off the P9 Lite and starting it by holding down Volume SU + Volume Gi + Power. From the update screen, select SDCard Upgrade and the appropriate update.zip package. The system will proceed automatically to check the package and any updates.

Upgrade Android on Huawei P9 Lite

Custom ROM installation

If you have not received more official updates for your smartphone, you can replace the official ROM with a personalized one, such as the LineageOS. With LineageOS you will receive constant updates, you can install new versions of Android that are not officially supported and delete the default apps integrated into the P9 Lite.

Currently the LineageOS in development for this smartphone, but if you intend to install a trial version, you will only need to follow the discussion on the XDA forum below.

LINK | XDA Developers

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