Update Huawei Mate 8 on Stock Android 7.0 AL10C00B523 Nougat firmware


Android 7.0 Nougat stream from Huawei is now flowing towards awaited devices. Yesterday we have seen the Nougat update released for Huawei P9 and today it is here for the Huawei Mate 8. The Android 7.0 Nougat update for Huawei Mate 8 carries build number AL10C00B523 with EMUI 5.0. These devices deserved the latest firmware as these devices carry decent specification capable of running the latest Nougat firmware smoothly.

The process is almost similar that we previously used for P9, just keep scrolling down for the download link and instructions to flash the firmware. Please do not try it on any other variants that could result in bricking the device. The update is live via OTA but you can also install the Nougat beta firmware on Huawei Mate 8 manually by following the below instructions.

How to update Huawei Mate 8 on Android 7.0 AL10C00B523 Nougat via OTA method

This is the first and preferably the most easiest method to update your Huawei Mate 8 to Android 7.0 Nougat. You use your device to download the firmware file if available and then the device will ask you to install the updates now or later. To check whether your device is eligible for OTA Firmware update, unlock your device & navigate to

Settings >> About device >> Software update >> Check for updates

This will require a working internet connection to connect to the Huawei servers. You will receive a notification about the latest firmware availability click install to flash the firmware or tap install later to flash later.

How to update Huawei Mate 8 to Android 7.0 AL10C00B523 Nougat manually

Disclaimer: This tutorial includes installation procedure of Huawei’ Stock firmware. Follow the guide on your own risk, we are not responsible if you brick or damage your device however the chances of bricking a device are rare but you have to pay full attention on the complete guide to avoid any issues and difficulties while performing any of the above mentioned operation.


Download Huawei USB drivers (Necessary for PC connection)

Please ensure your phone battery should be charged at minimum 80%

Process to update Huawei Mate 8 to Android 7.0 AL10C00B523 Nougat manually

Download Android 7.0 Nougat firmware file specified for your device from the below provided links

  • Open the Extracted firmware folder for Huawei Mate 8, there you will see a folder with the name dload >> Update.APP.
  • Now connect your Huawei Mate 8 to PC and copy the dload folder with Update.APP file inside it to the internal storage of your device.
  • Now open the Update menu under Settings
  • Tap Menu key and select Local Update
  • The device will start search for the UPDATE.APP you copied earlier.
  • Once the device successfully completed the search a pop up will appear to install the latest update.
  • Choose install and wait for the installation process to complete.
  • You device will reboot automatically.

Download Stock Nougat AL10C00B523 firmware for Mate 8

That’s it! you have successfully update your Huawei Mate 8 to Android 7.0 Nougat. If you have any query feel free to contact us by posting your comment in the below provided comment section. Follow us on Facebook/Twitter/Google+ for future update.

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