Honor 6

How to Update Honor 6 with Official Beta Lollipop 5.1.1 OS – Guide

It was recently announced that Huawei is beta testing the Lollipop 5.1.1 with a small sample size and in coming months’ time it will be releasing this new update. If you are the proud owner of Honor 6 and wish to beta test Lollipop 5.1.1, then you can do the same. This new update is available for the international variant of device which has the model as H60-L04. Lets’ quickly check out on what are the steps with which you can apply the latest Android 5.1.1 beta in your device.

Huawei Honor 6

Disclaimer: Post applying this update, you will not be able to roll back to the previous OS version. Only way you can revert back is to root the device which will void the warranty.

Quick Pre Requisites:

  • All the updates in your device should be backed up manually and not with any automated tools as it may not help you restore the data.
  • SMS – Download SMS Backup & Restore app and create the backup. Once done, transfer the backup file to your computer,
    Call Log – Download Call log Backup & Restore app and create the backup. Once done, transfer the backup file to your computer,
    Local Files – Transfer all the data like photos, downloads, music files, videos etc. to your computer.

  • Minimum battery left in your phone should be more than 60% or else device might get turn off in the middle of firmware update.
  • Note: Applying this firmware in your device won’t root or void the warranty in any manner as this version of firmware is an official beta release. Also, you need to be running B370 EMUI 3.0 on your Honor 6 with stock recovery.

    Let’s zip you through the detailed guide which will help you update the device with the latest Android 5.1.1 update.

    Procedure to Update Honor 6 with Lollipop 5.1.1 Android OS:

  • Download Lollipop 5.1.1 for Honor 6 from here to your computer.
  • Once downloaded, connect your device to the computer with original USB cable and place the downloaded update.zip file in the sd card.
  • Navigate to the path Updates > Menu > Local Update to select the update.zip file which you have placed in your device.
  • Post selecting the update.zip file, the process of firmware update will begin and will take a while before the device reboots and applies the firmware update.
  • So there you go, you have now successfully installed the Android 5.1.1 Android OS in your Honor 6. Let us know in the comments section for any queries.


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