Huawei Honor 8 refreshed with April security update in the US

Honor 8

Huawei has started to roll out an update in the United States for the Honor 8 smartphone. With build number FRD-L14C567B385, the update provides not only security patches for the month of April but also a wide range of system improvements.

With a weight of 815MB, the update for the Huawei Honor 8 is based on Android 7.0 Nougat on top of EMUI 5. If you install the update, your handset will be refreshed with enhancements and bug fixes.

Honor 8

If you have access to Honor 8, you will view a message notification, which prompts you to install the update. It will take few days for the update to hit your smartphone depending upon the region. The official changelog reveals the fact that the update optimizes system performance and stability.

According to sources, the update fixes an issue associated with the microphone when working with Camera, Google Assistant and Voice Recorder apps. However, this has not been specified on the official log. Based on the size of the update file, we can infer that the update includes significant improvements and bug fixes.

If you are unable to view the message notification, you can manually check for the presence of the update by navigating to Settings menu. You need to select Software updates section from the About menu.

Before proceeding to initiate the download process, you should establish connectivity with Wi-Fi network to avoid interruption. Moreover, you should free up at least 1GB of storage space and charge 80 percent. It is advisable to charge the handset up to full capacity.

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Meanwhile, the successor of Honor 8, Honor 9 along with Honor Band 3 is scheduled to release on June 12. Hence, if you wait for few more days, you will be able to buy the newly launched Honor 9 with latest features. We expect the integration of Android 7.0 Nougat on Honor 9.

Anand Narayanaswamy is the editor-in-chief of Netans. He was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 years (2002 to 2011) and again as a Microsoft MVP in Surface under Windows and Devices in January 2024. He worked as a Chief Technical Editor with ASPAlliance and was part of ASPInsider program. Anand has published several articles and reviews related to various software and hardware products for various software and technology related websites. He is also active on social media and also participates as an Influencer for various brands. Anand can be reached at