Huawei Ascend P8 Lite US owners get Android 5.1 Lollipop via manual update

The Huawei Ascend P8 Lite was released in the US earlier this year, and, as the company’s latest Nexus 6P could indicate, updates and the update process will determine the rise of Huawei in the US (though Huawei’s done a commendable job elsewhere). The Ascend P8 Lite came with Android 4.4 KitKat pre-installed, but Huawei has made Android 5.1 Lollipop available for US owners. The catch to this is that you’ll have to manually update your device, and Huawei says that you’ll need to 1) back up your data to an SD card before updating, and 2) have a microSD card with 4GB of free space available. The build number for this update is ALE-L04V100R001C00B124.

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Huawei has already provided its list of Android Marshmallow-eligible devices, and, while the Ascend P8 is expected to update to Google’s latest, the US Ascend P8 Lite has not yet been confirmed as update-eligible. The list of devices is an initial list (not exhaustive), but we don’t know if US customers will see Android 6.0 anytime soon. For now, though, Android 5.1 Lollipop is the latest, and US Ascend P8 Lite owners can at least rejoice that they’ll have the most recent update to Android (Marshmallow excepted, that is). Hit up the Huawei source link below for more details.

Have you loaded the new update on your Ascend P8 Lite? If so, feel free to let us know.

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  1. jimberkas
    October 17, 2015

    does anyone in the US have this phone?
    I’m curious to hear your feedback. I’ve avoided Huawei mainly due to the shadowy ownership, but they are definitely making a big old splash in the market these days…

    • balcobomber25
      October 17, 2015

      I don’t have this one but I owned the P6 and it was an excellent phone. A lot of these companies have some questionable financial sources (not just companies in China either). Don’t let that stand in your way of some great phones. No matter which phone you get though always do a security sweep with a reputable security software (Avira, Panda etc).

    • james mathew
      October 18, 2015

      My friends has a p7,its still stuck in kitkat …the promised update hasn’t arrived yet at least in india

  2. Tajwar
    October 18, 2015

    Don’t like the build of the p8 lite