Good news for all the Huawei P8 Lite ALE-L21 owners, the latest Android version which is known as Android 8.0 Oreo has arrived via AOSP custom ROM. Now you can get the experience of latest Android OS on your own devices before official stock firmware released. This latest Android 8.0 Oreo ROM brings all the basic features and changes like Brightness Slider, Night Mode, Advanced Reboot, latest bug fixes, security patches, The Picture in Picture mode, Web view improvements, Better gesture control and much more. This is not officially announced by Huawei but just a custom ROM which is developed by XDA Recognized Contributor – surdu_petru. All credit goes to his hard work to give us this amazing custom firmware. Your device must be rooted and installed with the latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP or ClockworkMod (CWM) in order to flash this AOSP custom ROM to your Huawei P8 Lite.
By following this simple step by step guide, you can easily and quickly update your Huawei P8 Lite ALE-L21 to AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo custom firmware. This latest custom firmware comes with many improvements and enhances your system performance. Also, the ROM is stable, fast and run smoothly on your device and can be used as a daily driver. The ROM is still in beta stage so you may face some bugs but don’t worry about that they will be fixed with time. Before proceeding, don’t forget to take the full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM on your Huawei P8 Lite ALE-L21 then go ahead and follow the given steps.
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The AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo ROM and instructions given in this guide can be used only for the Huawei P8 Lite. Check the model number of your Huawei P8 Lite from Settings > About Phone.
- Create a proper backup of all your existing data and settings on the phone before moving on to the installation guide using a recommended custom recovery.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Huawei P8 Lite USB Drivers
- The Huawei P8 Lite should be rooted with the latest version of the custom recovery like CWM or TWRP installed.
- Enable USB Debugging by navigating to Menu –> Settings –> Developer Options
- Make sure that the battery level of the Huawei P8 Lite is at least above 80% before going ahead.
Steps to Install Android 8.0 Oreo on Huawei P8 Lite with AOSP Android custom ROM:
Step 1: Download the AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM package and Google Apps on the desktop of your PC for your Huawei P8 Lite.
Step 2: Once the files are downloaded, connect your smartphone to PC via USB cable (your phone must be turned on).
Step 3: Copy/Paste the downloaded firmware and Google Apps files from your PC to the root folder of SDcard of your Huawei P8 Lite. When done, unplug the USB cord.
Step 4: Turn OFF your Huawei P8 Lite to boot into Recovery Mode.
Step 5: You can easy reboot recovery mode on your device using the QuickBoot app (For Rooted Devices) or using ADB method. If your phone is rooted then follow the given steps.
- Go to Google Play store and download a tool on your device.
- Search for the Quick Boot tool.
- Install the tool on your phone/tablet.
- Run the same.
- From the menu that will be displayed (Recovery, Reboot, Bootloader and Power Off) select “recovery”.
- Now your handset will be rebooted into recovery mode, so that’s it.
Step 6: While the P8 Lite is now in recovery mode, perform a “wipe data factory reset”, “wipe cache partition” and “wipe dalvik cache”.
Step 7: Go back to main recovery menu once the wipe is completed.
Step 8: Now, select “install zip from SD card” and “choose zip from SD card”. Locate the firmware file that you have already transferred to the root folder of your SDcard. Select it and start the installation process.
Step 9: Finally, install Google Apps by repeating the above step.
Step 10: Wait for the installation process to be completed successfully. Your phone will take about 4-5 minutes to boot for the first time after installation.
Step 11: Once the flashing process is finished, go to recovery menu and select “reboot system now”.
That’s All, you have successfully installed the AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo ROM on your Huawei P8 Lite.