It is March and we should be probably seeing a lot of devices running Android Nougat. Some of them still struggling with the beta while some running the official stable version. Nevertheless, if you haven’t received the Android Nougat update on your Honor Note 8 then you came looking for it at the right place. Here I will be discussing the steps to root Honor Note 8 and install EMUI 5.0 Android Nougat Beta ROM.

The EMUI 5.0 is a huge upgrade with lots of features and design improvements. Unlike the EMUI 4.1, the EMUI 5.0 features an app drawer, a whole different and unique looking UI. Many things have changed but it is a step up from the old one. The EMUI 5.0 is definitely better than its predecessor. I know you guys must be eager so let’s get started.

Prerequisites

Note- There is no way to revert back to EMUI 4.1 at the moment. So, just be sure before proceeding whether you really need Android Nougat or not.

Downloads

Copy all the downloaded files on the external SD card before proceeding further.

Steps to Install EMUI 5.0 Android Nougat Beta ROM

  1. Power off the device.
  2. Boot into bootloader (To do this hold Volume Up + Power Button and release all keys when you see Huawei logo).
  3. After that, select recovery (Use Volume Buttons to navigate and Power Button to select).
  4. Then, select Wipe and swipe right to do a factory reset.
  5. After that, select Wipe» Format Data.
  6. Type yes and confirm it (Note- This will format data on the device).
  7. Then, head back to TWRPs main menu and click on Install.
  8. Navigate to the directory where you placed the downloaded [zip] files.
  9. Select the update-data_full_all_cn.zip file and swipe right to flash it.
  10. Repeat steps 6 and 7.
  11. Select the update.zip file and swipe right to flash it.
  12. Next, head back to TWRPs main menu.
  13. Finally, click on Reboot» System.

That’s it! The first boot may take 5-10 minutes. Have patience. If it doesn’t boot after 10 minutes then boot into recovery and do a factory reset. This will solve the problem.

Steps to Root Honor Note 8

  1. Power off the device.
  2. Boot into bootloader (To do this hold Volume Up + Power Button and release all keys when you see Huawei logo).
  3. After that, select recovery (Use Volume Buttons to navigate and Power Button to select).
  4. Click on Install.
  5. Navigate to the directory where you placed the downloaded files.
  6. Select the EMUI 5.0 TWRP recovery and swipe right to flash it.
  7. Then, head back to TWRP recovery’s main menu and click on Reboot» Recovery.
  8. Once in the new recovery, click on Install and navigate to the directory where you placed the downloaded files.
  9. Click on Install Image button located below (Now you will see a B320_boot.img file).
  10. Click on it and swipe right to flash it.
  11. Next, reboot into TWRP (Reboot» Recovery from TWRPs main menu).
  12. After reboot, click on Wipe» Format Data.
  13. Type yes to confirm format (The process will take very long).
  14. Abort the process (Hold Power Button for 10 seconds and the device will restart).
  15. Quickly press and hold Volume Up for 3 seconds to boot into eRecovery.
  16. When in eRecovery select Format Data Partition.
  17. After the format is complete, power off your device.
  18. Repeat steps 2 and 3.
  19. In TWRP, click on Mount and check if data is mounted.
  20. Then, click on Wipe» Advanced Wipe.
  21. Check System, Data, Cache and Dalvik Cache and swipe right to wipe it.
  22. Head back to TWRPs main menu.
  23. Again click on Install and navigate to the directory where you placed the downloaded files.
  24. Select the SuperSU [zip] file and swipe right to flash it.
  25. Repeat steps 22 and 23.
  26. Select the update_data_full_all_cn.zip file and swipe right to flash it.
  27. Repeat steps 22 and 23.
  28. Select the update.zip file and swipe right to flash it.
  29. Repeat steps 22 and 23.
  30. Select the SuperSU [zip] file and swipe right to flash it.
  31. Next, head back to TWRPs main menu.
  32. Finally, click on Reboot» System.

Phew.. hell lot of steps. This is the best way in which it can be simplified. Hope this helped. The device may reboot two times. Don’t worry. After it does, head over to the SuperSU app and open it. Follow the steps and update the SU binary to get root access. That’s it, guys! If you have any trouble following any of the steps, let me know in the comments section below. I will try my best to help you out.

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