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Update Huawei Ascend G8 (GX8) to EMUI 4.0 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Official Firmware

It is the time for the Huawei Ascend G8 (GX8) users to Rejoice. Chinese Manufacture Huawei has rolled out the Latest Marshmallow update for the Popular Huawei G8 aka G8. Both the Single and Dual SIM variant of GX8  had started receiving Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow in the form of EMUI 4.0 Skin. This will upgrade their firmware to Build RIO-L01C432B340 on the Dual SIM version and RIO L01C432B330 on the Single SIM version. The EMUI version has changed to 4.0 for the Single SIM with B330. However, it is still EMUI 3.1 for the other Huawei Devices.

Huawei Ascend G8

The update has been rolled out in most of the European Countries including  Spain, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, etc. The EMUI 4.0 based on Android 6.0.1 brings many new features, stability, bug fixes and performance improvements to the GX8.

If you had not received the update yet and wanted to Download it manually, read below to get the Download Link and Installation Guide as well.

Single SIM GX8 variant: GX8_Open Market_Spain_ B330 (Android 6.0, EMUI 4.0).zip and weighs whopping 1.65 GB whereas,

Dual SIM variant: Huawei_GX8_Firmware_RIO-L01_Android 6.0.1_EMUI and weighs the same.

Download - EMUI 4.0 for Huawei GX8 B330 Single SIM

EMUI 4.0 based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for Huawei G8 Single SIM
RIO-L01C432B330 Full Firmware Europe (Android 6.0.1, EMUI 4.0)
Download [Mirror] | File: GX8_Open Market_Spain_

Required Base firmware -
  • RIO-L01C432B170 (Lollipop Stable) or
  • RIO-L01C432B302 (Marshmallow Beta Firmware)

Download - EMUI 4.0 for Huawei GX8 B340 Single SIM

EMUI 4.0 based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for Huawei G8 Dual SIM
RIO-L01C432B340 Full Firmware Europe (Android 6.0, EMUI 4.0)
Download | File: GX8_RIO-L01_Android

Required Base firmware -
  • RIO L01C432B180 (Lollipop Stable)
  • or RIO L01C432B301 (Marshmallow Beta firmware)
Disclaimer: Please read the following instructions thoroughly before attempting to flash your phone. absolves itself from any responsibility should something go wrong. Please proceed with caution and at your own risk.
NOTE: Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods, etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?
To Remember:
  • This tutorial is only for  Ascend G8 (GX8), and we are not sure if it will work on the other variants of the Huawei on other carriers.
  • Your phone can be on any previous Android version of Huawei, not on a custom ROM. Otherwise, this tutorial will not work.
  • This Firmware is a complete update file, so it is not important which firmware you have now.
  • Enjoy EMUI 4.0 based on Android M on your device and let us know your review about it!

How to Update Huawei P8 Lite to EMUI 4.0 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow (Dual SIM):

Step 1: First of all check for the OTA Update in you Phone Setting. If you find OTA is available, you do not need this tutorial.

Step 2: Make a Backup of your all important personal data and charge your phone up to 85% or more.

Step 3: Download EMUI 4.0 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow for Huawei Ascend G8 (GX8) from the above-given link.

Step 4: Unzip downloaded file in your computer

Step 5: Copy folder dload (with file) in root of your Internal storage or on your microSD card.

Step 6: If you copy the file correctly, there will be this file shown now, tap on it and start installation

Please wait for some time. That’s it! Your Huawei Ascend G8 (GX8) should now have EMUI 4.0 based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow installed on your phone! Go to Settings > About phone to verify.

*You can find an upgrade manual in the zip for reference.