The wait is finally over!

Chinese tech giant Huawei’s sub brand Honor confirmed the advent of the company’s latest Android OS skin EMUI 9.1 on Honor 8X devices back in May. This good news of course got the phone owners excited and eager at the same time to receive the update at the soonest.

While the OEM promised EMUI 9.1, it came to light that many didn’t even receive Android Pie-based EMUI 9.0 that was rolled out to Honor 8X back in March. It was then disclosed the update wasn’t pushed to all 8X devices. Rather, the devices in India were left out as EMUI 9.0 was held in the region.

At that time, Honor India had said EMUI 9.0 rollout on 8X is expected to be resumed in the first week of August.


Coming back to the EMUI 9.1 update on Honor 8X, that was to be delivered on July 30 (i.e. yesterday), the OEM has once again managed to push the patch right in time. Bumping the version to, the update (~3GB) adds support for GPU Turbo 3.0, EROFS, and brings along the latest July patch.

All this info comes in the form of an official announcement post at the company’s help forum and has also been confirmed by users. Here’s what the complete update changelog reads:

[Change log]

This update will update your system to EMUI 9.1, with support for EROFS technology and GPU Turbo 3.0.


Adds the EROFS system function, which improves app speed and fluidity. Improves system performance and fixes an issues of slow responsiveness in certain scenarios.

[GPU Turbo 3.0]

Huawei’s GPU Turbo 3.0 acceleration technology s dozens of more games, allowing you toe an improved gaming experience.

[Simplified settings]

Simplifies settings and options for easier operation.


Integrates Android security patches released in July 2019 for improved system security.


As is usually the case with firmware updates, they are pushed out in batches, and so is EMUI 9.1 on Honor 8X. The announcement post says in the first wave, the update has been sent to 1000 8X users who registered for EMUI 9.1 via HiCare. The left out 8X devices (Indian ROM) will also receive the same soon.

HONOR, like always rolled out the update in batches and first batch is of 1000 users who registered the update via Hicare App. The registration will be surely done on a regular basis and soon every HONOR 8X user (Indian ROM) will receive this update.

Something similar has also been stated by Honor India while reverting back to an inquirer on Twitter.


While it’s appeasing that EMUI 9.1 is finally out on Honor 8X, considering it’ll be pushed out in phases, it may take time to reach out to all units. So hang in tight, as you may get to see the update notification anytime soon.

Happy installation! Feel free to share with us your experience about the patch once you get it.

NOTE: Another good news in that Honor India has give a green signal to Android Q/EMUI 10 on Honor 8X. Here’s the complete coverage on the matter. For more Honor-related update, news and bugs/isues, interested reads may head here.

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