These are instructions on how to install or Flash OTA on Huawei smartphones and Tablets using the Force Upgrade Method.

Requirements: Your Huawei Smartphone or tablet should have at least 30-40 percent of the device battery to perform the Flashing Process.

How to Force Upgrade Huawei Devices

  1. Download the Huawei Firmware (OTA) on your computer. After Downloading the OTA Firmware, you may or may not need to extract the firmware on your computer.
  2. [*] If the zip package looks like the following screenshot, then you need to extract it on your computer or your device.

    huawei ota package

    [*] If the zip package looks like the following screenshot, then you don’t have to extract it on your computer.

    huawei ota zip package

  3. If in case the OTA firmware name is NOT, then you need to rename it to
  4. Now, Move the firmware to the root of SD card memory (connect your device to the computer using the USB cable to copy the file to the SD card or if your computer has an SD card reader then also you can copy the package).
  5. Assuming that you have successfully copied the package to the Device SD memory. Now, Switch OFF or Power OFF your Huawei Device.
  6. Power Off

  7. Now, you need to boot into the recovery memory of your device.
  8. To boot into the recovery mode (old huawei devices): Press the Power key, wait one second and press the Volume Up key, it should boot into the recovery mode.

  9. Now, Once you have successfully booted into the recovery menu, Press Power Button once to see the Menu.
  10. huawei recovery icon

  11. Once you are able to see the Menu, Use Volume UP and Down button to Select Apply Update from SD Card Option. And Press Power Button Once to Open the Option.
  12. huawei apply update sd card

  13. Now, Select the package using the Volume Keys and Power Key to install it.
  14. huawei update ota select

  15. Once the installation process is started, you will be able to see the following screen:
  16. huawei ota installing

  17. Once the installation process is completed, You will get back to the Recovery Main Page automatically. There, Select Reboot System Now using the Volume and power keys.
  18. huawei ota restart

  19. Once your device is rebooted, Go to the Settings > About > Built Number to verify the update.


[*] Download Huawei HiSuite: HiSuite is the Official PC Suite application, made by Huawei itself. Which allows you to Easily update your Huawei Devices in a Single Click only.

[*] How to Flash Firmware: If in case you want to learn about Flashing firmware on Huawei Device then heads over to How to Flash Firmware on Huawei Devices page.

[*] Huawei Stock Firmware: If you are looking for the Original Stock Firmware, then head over to the Download Huawei Stock Firmware page.

[*] Huawei USB Driver: If you are looking for the Original USB Driver, then head over to the Download Huawei USB Driver page.