Here’s some shocking news for Huawei smartphone owners and EMUI fans out there. The company has silently removed all ROM images for their phones on the official website.
The occurrence was first posted on XDA Developers with no prior announcement from Huawei regarding their sudden action. If you’re looking to fix your EMUI software and manually update your phone (especially the old ones), you’re out of luck.
When you visit the EMUI download page, this poorly constructed message will greet you: “To deliver a more convenient and satisfactory update service, Huawei now only provides online updates for its phones, [tablets], etc. SD card update packages are no longer supplied. By this time, all the SD card upgrade packages will be removed from the website and the download page will be closed.” You’re then obliged to accept it by clicking on the “I knew it” button.
From now on, based on what is said on the EMUI page, Huawei phones will have to rely on over-the-air updates. As to why, well, the company said they wanted to make it more convenient; but the rollout of OTA updates are not 100 percent reliable, especially when your region gets left out.
Maybe Huawei is moving away from EMUI? Who knows? With the Mate 10 already set for its official announcement this October, we hope to know more. We do wish Huawei considers to go for the stock Android experience, too.