A beta build of Android 7.0 Nougat featuring EMUI 5.0 skin has leaked for Huawei P9. The EMUI 5.0 brings a bunch of optimisations for the P9 promising a secure and unique experience.
The OTA link that brings Android Nougat beta version has been captured by folks over XDA forum, who have also posted the changelog of the beta build. According to the changelog, the multi-user mode allows users to share their device and apps and protects data and privacy, while making it easier to change settings to manage more powerful functions.
The update optimises the interactive gestures that enables you to swipe left and right to switch between the mode and settings screens. It also adds a mode to offer access to the same apps with segregated personal data and privacy protection. A new feature developed by Huawei, dubbed ROG power saving technology, is also a part of the beta build.
Apart from that a lot of optimisation have been added in the preview build, such as optimised Phone Manager and battery management that allows checking power and battery consumptions any time within a period of two days.
In addition to that, the Weather app has been updated so that it can forecast weather for each hour including the probability of rainfall. There are also optimisations over the networking speed when international roaming is on.
How to download and install
Those who are curious to know what is coming in the final update can download OTA links with build versions labelled EMUI-EVA-C900B040SP11-log, from XDA forum. After the download is complete, move the downloaded update.zip file onto the base directory of the phone's internal storage or SD card, then enter into software update screen by holding Power and Volume buttons together.
Alternatively, just enter the ProjectMenu settings screen by dialing *#*#2846579#*#* into the dialer app. Then you can install and update the phone using the beta build.But your P9 should be having the latest stock build. In case you are using any custom ROM, you will need to flash back stock firmware and then install the beta Android Nougat build.