Update Huawei Honor 6 to Marshmallow (EMUI 4.0) Beta

Huawei promised Marshmallow update for most of its devices including the extremely powerful mid-ranger of its Honor series i.e. the Honor 6. Keeping up to the promise, Huawei or the EMUI team is constantly pushing Marshmallow builds to its beta testers who help making sure that the software is perfect before being delivered to all the customers.

If you can’t wait for the official Marshmallow update to be pushed to your device, you can install the beta update by following this article.

Install Marshmallow EMUI 4.0 B803 on Honor 6

Warning: This OTA update only applies to Indian version of Honor 6 i.e. H60-L04 on the B550 software version. Do not try to install it on other variants.
  1. Download the B803 OTA update file (named update.zip) from the links below. You can download it directly on the phone or use a PC to download.
    Download from Mega
    Download from Google Drive
  2. Create a new folder named dload in the SD card or the internal memory of your Honor 6.
  3. Paste the downloaded update.zip file into the dload folder created in previous step.
  4. On your Honor 6, open Settings> Update.
    Local Update Honor 6
  5. Tap on Menu and choose Local update.
  6. Tap on Incremental package: update.zip and then start the installation by tapping Install on the next screen.
  7. Your phone will shut down, install the update and then reboot after successful installation of the update.

Some Screenshots of EMUI 4.0 for Huawei Honor 6

Did you like the changes and improvements made by Huawei in EMUI 4.0? Let your opinion flow in the comments section at the end of the post 🙂

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50 Responses to Update Huawei Honor 6 to Marshmallow (EMUI 4.0) Beta

  1. Namith April 8, 2016 at 11:03 pm #

    After reboot it shows installation fail ! any solution?

    • Chinmay May 17, 2016 at 12:45 am #

      I’m facing the same issue… Did you get any solution for this??

      • manoj May 25, 2016 at 9:14 pm #

        guys im also getting same problem, did you get any solution plz reply

  2. skmisba April 19, 2016 at 11:54 am #

    Guys its hardware specification is gud.. But in matter of software it is very very worse no regular update.. Only launching new mobile in market . without careing thinking about old mobile updates..they don’t think about customers..
    It completely break official stock version android os..
    And many features are removed and not support even 3rd party apps..
    1) no multiple user
    2)no call recorder even 3rd party apps not supported
    3)no music equalizer
    4)no motion gallery
    5)no launcher
    6)no fm recorder
    7) notification bar
    8) low volume
    9)charger heated up quickly,
    10)time lagging while typing long msg
    11) no advance calculator
    12) no option to shot pic while typing wrong password in main screen.
    13) net data controler worse
    14)in status bar, notification icon are very small
    15) no regular updates

    Finally worse mobile.. Alternate brand is much more better than honor at same price rate. It’s emui 4.0 is worse..

    Guys boycott Huawei..I greatly mistaken by purchasing this honor 4x and 4c mobile..

    In comparison to Huawei, xioami is much much better it’s miui is great with regular updates…

  3. prasad April 25, 2016 at 5:28 pm #

    can i download this for my beta version B570 ??

  4. Agnel May 21, 2016 at 8:23 am #

    I installed marshmallow through this article, many thanks to the author. The new UI is nice. Few tweaks here and there. Battery drain is high, still can’t figure out why. Phone drains in less than 8 hours now. But I like it. And it’s a great phone. Best Android for me ever.

    • Narender Singh May 21, 2016 at 10:59 am #

      The issues are because it is still a beta. You’ll experience more performance when the stable build is released 🙂

  5. Agnel May 21, 2016 at 12:08 pm #

    Oh wow. Excite. Can’t wait for stable release. Any idea when?

  6. manoj May 25, 2016 at 8:57 am #

    I have B570 version lolipop, now I tried to install this B803 but it says installation fail download again 🙁

    • Narender Singh May 25, 2016 at 10:57 am #

      Hi Manoj
      Since the package can only be installed over B550, it won’t install for you because you have a newer one already installed. You either need to downgrade or look for a package which accepts B570 as the base.

      • manoj May 25, 2016 at 9:24 pm #

        Thanks buddy narender but this is bull shit..I thought it works on every lolipop version…I’ve been wasted 1gb data to download this file..:( anyway thanks friend for the reply. ..But where do I look for suitable package for my B570..bro can you help me for this….or can u give the link for suitable version ..please

  7. utkarsh chauhan May 26, 2016 at 10:43 pm #

    bro its been 15 min my phone is still optimising system..
    and its a suitable model b550 also..

    • Narender Singh May 27, 2016 at 12:21 am #

      Give it a few more minutes, this can take long. I hope your device wasn’t rooted or something.

  8. HEMANTH June 3, 2016 at 10:09 am #

    my phones version is b520,, can i install marshmallow ??

    • Narender Singh June 3, 2016 at 10:28 am #

      No. Please update the device to 550 first.

  9. manoj saini June 13, 2016 at 12:12 am #

    i have version 510. how to update? sorry but i am not so tech aware

  10. guru June 17, 2016 at 1:43 pm #

    Honor 6 Firmware (H60-L04, Android 6.0, EMUI 4.0, C675B822, India, Flipkart India Pvt Ltd roll out on 2016-06-16
    This is the best android device
    “skimba ” chutiya hai jo iske plus factors ko use nai kar sakta

  11. Ravikant June 19, 2016 at 8:02 pm #

    Smart Controller is not working after update, what to do ?

    • Narender Singh June 19, 2016 at 8:18 pm #

      Since the official Marshmallow is out, you should try that instead of this beta.

  12. Ak June 20, 2016 at 1:03 pm #

    My EMUI version 3.1 – Can i get marshmallow on my phone ? if yes then how?

  13. farzad June 22, 2016 at 9:16 pm #

    Why there is no option of slow motion video recording in the new update???

  14. Anniina July 1, 2016 at 8:27 am #

    I installed Emui too and when its done some final things and try to reeboot my phone. Its not open anymore:( what do you think is the problem? There might be some error:o

    • Vinay July 27, 2016 at 7:02 pm #

      same here please share any sol. for the same

  15. Vinay July 3, 2016 at 5:47 am #

    Get an undate for my honor 6 beta B374

  16. Chinmay` July 3, 2016 at 8:39 pm #

    Dear Narendra I tried installing the update but my phone is now continuously restarting

    I tried hard reset but its not working still restarting, any solutions to get the phone working back.

    • Narender Singh July 3, 2016 at 11:28 pm #

      Try re-installing the previous non-beta version.

  17. akshay July 16, 2016 at 3:18 pm #

    i just installed an update/firmware ,downloaded form your website, the phone is continuously rebooting ,how to install the same software again

  18. Vinay July 27, 2016 at 6:50 pm #

    My phone switches off as i turn off the charger.. problem begain since i updated it ti emui 4
    any solution how can i undone the update???

    • Steven July 28, 2016 at 12:30 pm #

      Yeah mine too, it runs as long as it’s connected to charger. After that anything I do will just turn the phone off.

  19. Steven July 27, 2016 at 8:23 pm #

    Shuts down every now and then since the Update to B831, and heats the phone like hell. Do you guys know a place to report these issues?

    • Narender Singh July 28, 2016 at 11:13 am #

      Did you try a hard reset? Mine works pretty smooth here. Could be a configuration issue.
      I don’t think they have a direct bug helpdesk other than through the regular support channels.

      • Steven July 28, 2016 at 12:24 pm #

        Well i’m gonna try hard reset first and then if that doesn’t work, i’ll just downgrade.

  20. Lenin July 29, 2016 at 7:34 am #

    After updating EMUI 4.0 my mobile is not working. it get swtiched off, after that its not working? damn this update

  21. Sahil August 4, 2016 at 5:41 pm #

    After an update to marshmallow my mobile data is not working. If you u hv got the solution please help me. @sahilgar1@gmail.com
    Thanks in advance.

    • Narender Singh August 4, 2016 at 8:30 pm #

      Did you check that correct Access Point Name for your operator is enabled?

    • Suresh August 6, 2016 at 6:03 am #

      Heat issues seen with latest upgrade to marshmallow..my contacts are not working..any idea how to fix the above issues..chargingbis slower..
      Patches are released by huwaei? How can I go back to previous veraion5.1?

      • Suresh August 6, 2016 at 1:00 pm #

        additionally ….rollback to lollipop is available for UK, Europe, Malaysia , but not available for India users ..this is not acceptable…also autoupdate yesterday for H60-L04C67B831 where as india website has only H60-L04C67B822 available?
        Will rollback of UK/Malayasia work for india users?

        • Narender Singh August 6, 2016 at 3:36 pm #

          Suresh, you need to try out the various methods available. I did manage to downgrade mine earlier by flashing the downgrade package and then the full lollipop package. But now I don’t know which one finally worked.
          So please go with some hit and trial. One or the other will definitely work for you.
          Also, try a full factory reset once and chances are that your issues will be sorted.

  22. Zeeshan August 7, 2016 at 4:30 pm #

    Narender dude I got the notification to update to marshmallow today on my device. I googled for the new B831 available for my device. Many people are facing problems. They are only able to use the device while its charging. I wanted to know that is it happening because they haven’t updated via phone or the update has the problem?

    • S.Suresh August 18, 2016 at 9:44 pm #

      I have upgraded to B831 and phone works only when it is in charging. If the power cable USB is plugged off, the phone is switched off.

  23. Zeeshan August 7, 2016 at 9:26 pm #

    The update has been pushed to my device? So should I update?

    • Tejas August 7, 2016 at 10:01 pm #

      dont update battery drain is high. i’m trying to find the downgrade package.

      • Zeeshan August 7, 2016 at 10:13 pm #

        Bro but is your phone working fine? Any problem other than battery drain?

  24. Zeeshan August 7, 2016 at 10:14 pm #

    And was the update pushed to your device? B831?

    • Tejas August 7, 2016 at 10:27 pm #

      Yeah, my phone automatically downloaded the update so i upgraded it.I’m not able to find the update file online or its downgrade package. I was on B560 lollipop before and it drained less battery. Perhaps it’s just in my head. Check your battery drain on your current firmware and then compare it with B831. Let me know too. Other than that, the new features are good.

    • Tejas August 7, 2016 at 10:37 pm #

      If you have the UPDATE.APP package for b831 do upload it online. Might need it for stock recovery if i root my phone again which i plan to.

    • Tejas August 7, 2016 at 10:53 pm #

      Display consuming 98% of the battery-Checked in Phone Battery manager.

      • Zeeshan August 7, 2016 at 11:27 pm #

        And that’s the onlt problem you are facing? Just the battery drain.. I currently have kitkat 4.2 I didn’t received the lollypop update. Today morning it said that a new marshmallow update is available for my device.. I am planning to update it tmrw..

  25. Claire August 17, 2016 at 6:46 pm #

    I updated my huawei MT7 with EMUI 4.0 and since then my GPS would not work. What can I do to get my GPS back ? Thank you for your answer.

  26. Sathyamoorthy October 11, 2016 at 11:47 am #

    Network complaint
    Mobile full heat complaint
    Plz help New update software help

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