How to Update Honor 4X to Lollipop

Honor had promised to release Android Lollipop for 4x, and now they are completing their promise. Honor has started releasing the OTA update.  The major updates brings the Lollipop improvement and also has modified the EMUI with some visual refinements, notifications, and others. The company has already released Lollipop for Honor 6, Honor 6 Plus and Honor 4C.

The 4X devices will take some time to get notified for the update. But you can update it manually.

Steps to Update Honor 4X to Lollipop

  1. Download the update package from here. The package of size 1.13GB. (Prefer it to Download from Google Drive – Link )
  2. After downloading it, extract the package. You will see “UPDATE.APP” file under dload folder.
  3. Copy this folder to the root of memory card.
  4. Now open “Settings > Update > Menu > Local Update”.
  5. You will see the downloaded file as “Full Package: UPDATE.APP”.
  6. Select it and it will prompt you to install it. Just tap “Install”.
  7. Let the update process to get finished.

Before The Update

After The Update

That’s it. Once it gets over your device is updated to Lollipop. 😀
If you face any issue in updating your 4X to Lollipop then use the comment section to describe your issue. We will help your in sorting it out. 😀
Thanks to Salman Shaikh for the screen shots. 😉
Check out the pricing of 4X on 
   OR Buy Huawei Honor 4X 8GB 4G from Snapdeal

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133 Responses to How to Update Honor 4X to Lollipop

  1. salman shaikh November 15, 2015 at 10:18 am #

    tysm saif ..i hav updated my phone to lollipop and it’s working smoothlyyyy…..

    • Saif November 15, 2015 at 10:28 am #

      Welcome Bro. 🙂
      Good to hear that your phone is working smoothly now. 🙂

  2. Bappi sharma November 27, 2015 at 5:53 am #

    Mera lollipop update nhi ho rha hai plz help kro

    • Saif November 27, 2015 at 8:28 am #

      Can you describe more abut the issues you are getting while updating?

      • Basavaraj March 22, 2016 at 5:36 pm #

        I downloaded this update im thinking to install… in this update is there any issues?

  3. Sangram panda November 30, 2015 at 10:50 am #

    What is the new feature i get from update

    • Saif November 30, 2015 at 10:55 am #

      Basically you get The Android Lollipop for your device. With it you get the modified EMUI with some visual refinements, notifications, and others. Also more stability. 🙂

  4. ziya December 11, 2015 at 10:01 am #

    my honor 4x is show a notfiication update 5.1 i accept and download in mobile after down loading it says install after i press ok it show error in pak what is the problem

    • Saif December 11, 2015 at 7:58 pm #

      I think the File is not downloaded properly. Try re-downloading it, or use the above tutorial. 🙂

  5. magendirarajan December 18, 2015 at 1:50 pm #

    After my honor 4x lollipop upgrade, gyroscope sensor is not working on my mobile. Please solve the issue.

  6. atif December 29, 2015 at 10:21 am #

    huawei honor 4x Che2-L11 V100R001C185B067
    found instal error can help

    • Saif December 29, 2015 at 10:31 am #

      Is your phone rooted?
      If it’s rooted then you need to unroot it and flash the stock recovery first. Then install the update.

      • atif December 29, 2015 at 10:33 am #

        how can unroot and flash recovry

  7. Saif December 29, 2015 at 10:35 am #

    Means your phone is rooted. Right?
    For unrooting the phone, Open the SuperSU app. There you will get the option for unrooting.
    And for installing stock recovery you need to flash it using fastboot. 😀

    • atif December 29, 2015 at 2:30 pm #

      saif where u from if u r pakistani then tell ur number

  8. atif December 29, 2015 at 2:39 pm #

    ok thanx

    • Saif December 29, 2015 at 2:40 pm #

      🙂 🙂

      • shaiku January 10, 2016 at 3:22 pm #

        do u have software downloaded.mines is honor 4g

  9. Andrew January 13, 2016 at 6:07 pm #

    Is there really a need for me to download it using my honor 4x or is it possible that the file will just be downloaded from other phone and just be transferred to my phone then i’ll just be the one to extract it and then root it to my sd card?

    • Saif January 13, 2016 at 10:08 pm #

      You can Download it on PC also or anywhere else.
      Just later on move it to your sd card and follow the steps to update. 🙂

      • Andrew January 16, 2016 at 2:26 am #

        What should be the size of the file after extracting?

        • Saif January 16, 2016 at 8:26 am #

          I think after extracting the size would be around 1.3Gb.

          • Andrew January 18, 2016 at 8:45 am #

            Mine’s 2.01 gb. But i still cant update it, after pressing install the phone keeps on saying system update fail

            • Saif January 19, 2016 at 9:11 pm #

              No Idea Bro..:(
              I think by this time you would have got the Notification for Update on your phone.
              You can try the Method of Updating Over the Air. 🙂

            • Narender Singh January 20, 2016 at 11:14 pm #

              Andrew, did you try the force upgrade? Shut down the phone. Press and hold Volume Down and Volume Up. While having them pressed, press the power key. The phone should go into upgrade mode.

  10. Usman February 2, 2016 at 8:37 pm #


    My phone is unable to find file. Where is root folder of memory card?

    I copied file into memory card UPDATE.APP and still phone is unable to find. Help

    • Saif February 2, 2016 at 8:49 pm #

      You need to copy the folder in the downloaded zip to you memory card.
      Extract the zip. You will see “dload” named folder. Move that folder to your memory card.
      Now goto “Settings > Update > Menu > Local Update” and see if it is detected. 😀

      • Usman February 2, 2016 at 9:18 pm #

        software install failed 🙁

  11. Heades February 20, 2016 at 8:37 am #

    Really work!!

  12. Hbb February 26, 2016 at 4:06 am #

    “Software install failed” I’ve tried this so many times, rooted my phone, unrooted my phone and nothing works. Help me!

  13. PenX March 4, 2016 at 3:33 pm #

    Hi man. Can u please tell me is this update works for my phone. Che2-L11 …B064 version. Im in europe. Bosnia to be exact but dunno from where my retailer got this phone. Thanx

  14. Salvenee March 7, 2016 at 10:58 pm #

    Hello, I followed your step by step tutorial, yet the procedure stops and fails after the phone reboots.
    My honor is not rooted or anything. I have che l11 …B120.
    Do you know how to fix this? I even tried to contact them, but am deeply disappointed with their customer care.
    If you could help I would be very thankful, cheers!

    • Salvenee March 7, 2016 at 11:01 pm #

      Even using the forced update procedure, i still get the same error message: System check fail! Software install failed!


  15. abhishek March 10, 2016 at 1:18 am #

    after 34% my phone update fails my phone is honor 4x if u have the video then plzz send it to my email id

  16. Arun March 17, 2016 at 12:13 am #

    Hi Saif.. After installing the update the internal memory 8GB got reduced to 4GB and most updates fails now stating no space. Any help?

    • Saif March 17, 2016 at 6:49 am #

      Can you do a factory reset. This should solve this issue. 🙂
      Before doing a factory reset backup your Important data.

      • Arun March 22, 2016 at 6:56 pm #

        Hi Saif,

        Even after taking back up and doing a factory reset, my internal storage shows only 4 GB now.

  17. ramesh March 24, 2016 at 1:25 am #

    I can’t copy dload file
    So get the app and copy sd card
    Go to local update and installed phone. Restart then ask for falid installed

  18. Karunakara March 25, 2016 at 10:23 pm #

    Its working very smoothly i.e. scrolling.
    Download first pc & extract it. After extracting copy to memory card dload folder.

    • Saif March 27, 2016 at 10:28 am #

      Good to hear this.
      thanks for your feedback. 🙂

  19. SANTANU April 8, 2016 at 10:44 pm #

    itz absolutely genuine os …itz worked great for me…

    • Saif April 9, 2016 at 9:05 am #

      Good to hear that. 🙂
      Thanks for your feedback. 🙂

  20. atif April 9, 2016 at 7:43 am #

    hi saif
    me atif
    can u tell me how can unlock bootloader of my honor 4x

    • Saif April 9, 2016 at 9:09 am #

      Hi Atif,
      It a bit long Procedure.
      Will Share it in some time. 🙂

  21. atif April 9, 2016 at 7:52 am #

    honor 4x 6.o.1 marshmallow is also available if honor 4x bootloader is unlock

    • Saif April 9, 2016 at 9:10 am #

      It won’t be official I think. 😛

  22. atif April 9, 2016 at 11:51 am #

    plz share unlock bootloader process as soon as possible

  23. ugyen April 10, 2016 at 8:35 am #

    i am having big trouble with honor 4x, i have downloaded the latest EUMI and tried to install it. but now my phone almost dead it simple restarting booting page again and again. kindly need help urgetly

    • Saif April 10, 2016 at 10:30 am #

      Hi Ugen.
      Try Reinstalling the Update via recovery.
      Make sure that you have 50-60% charge.

  24. Shashank Sharma April 10, 2016 at 11:10 am #

    does this update work for Che1-LO4?

  25. Jason April 12, 2016 at 9:31 am #


    I just downloaded the update package and tried to extract it but kept getting the following error msg:

    Exception Found!(End Of Central Directory signature not found).

    Not sure what I’m doing wrong so any help would be appreciated thanks.

    • Narender Singh April 12, 2016 at 6:58 pm #

      Most probably your file isn’t properly downloaded. You should try downloading it again.

  26. Avin George April 12, 2016 at 11:58 pm #

    Bro, I updated to lollipop but I cant access multi screen. How can I access it.

  27. Ashutosh April 27, 2016 at 2:05 pm #

    I have downloadded file on my laptop & then copied it to my phone, but when i opt for local updated option it says no dload file found…please help

  28. LOKESH May 2, 2016 at 9:56 pm #

    Sir I am downloading this update for honor 4x so please tell me that will it support my phone

    • Saif May 4, 2016 at 8:12 pm #

      Yes it will support 🙂

  29. LOKESH May 3, 2016 at 10:06 am #

    I downloaded the update but after 12% it closes and says please visit
    Please solve this problem

  30. elio May 3, 2016 at 4:49 pm #

    there are problem with second sim . not work in 4g why thera are any solution ?


  31. Oo lay gyi May 4, 2016 at 3:29 pm #

    Please give me gapps link for honor 4x lollipop.My phone is gapps error.

  32. BHUVAN BM May 9, 2016 at 8:20 am #

    I installed cm13 custom ROM and TWRP and also unlocked bootloader but now I downloaded my honor 4x stock EMUI 3 file and tried to flash via TWRP but it is not flashing.

    Please help me to revert back to stock EMUI ROM from CYANOGEN 13 ROM

    Thanks in advance please help me I tried in many ways to get back to stock ROM but I cannot……

    Please help me

  33. Syed abdul May 20, 2016 at 7:27 am #

    Hi salman
    I have issue with my honor 4x
    Whenever I click something like messages or contacts it will end up showing nothing after 3-5 mins the content will open
    Can you help me how to proceed with this issue


  34. Nawaz June 6, 2016 at 7:35 pm #

    I downloaded the file of 1.13GB and copied in dload folder extracted also but it is not working I am unable to update

    • Saif June 7, 2016 at 8:33 pm #

      What error are you getting?

  35. Harry June 8, 2016 at 12:26 pm #

    Hi ! I just downloaded the update file and I m not able to update my phone

  36. sandip June 11, 2016 at 11:29 am #

    that update file i copied at root directory in memory card but it isn’t getting displayed at the local update option

    • Saif June 11, 2016 at 12:28 pm #

      Have you copied the folder “dload”?
      place the dload folder in your memory card and the UPDATE.APP should be inside dload folder.

      • Sandip June 13, 2016 at 9:15 am #

        thank you. its done 🙂

        • gfsadwefd July 8, 2016 at 9:05 pm #

          tu man root mare ha

  37. Ravindu June 15, 2016 at 6:41 am #

    Hi everyone. Am from Sri Lanka. I got a honor 4x from china. its with many Chinese apps but not with google apps. i have to download them manually. So if i flash this update will it be a issue for my phone? Plz help. Thank you!

  38. BlueFlx1 June 15, 2016 at 9:08 am #

    I went to local update but the file doesn’t show
    Pls tell me how to do it

    • Saif June 25, 2016 at 12:48 pm #

      Have you place the UPDATE file in dload folder?

  39. Mike June 20, 2016 at 9:12 pm #

    Hello i just download the file and follow your step
    but when i start to update showed software install failed can i fix that ?

  40. giggs June 22, 2016 at 3:53 pm #

    I just download the file and follow your steps but it showed ‘outa not found’ can I fixed this problem?

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