OpenKirin brings vanilla Android experience to your Huawei/Honor device

Ro, 23 June 2018

Liking Huawei's smartphones but miss the vanilla Android experience? Well, team OpenKirin has you covered. Their AOSP project offers three stock Android ROMs for now - LineageOS, Resurrection Remix OS and CarbonOS.

Currently, the project is limited to only 17 devices and all of them need to be running Huawei's EMUI 8 software on top of Android. And since most of the devices run on Android 8.0 Oreo, Project Treble is supported, making software updates much easier not only for the OEMs, but for the custom ROM makers as well.

To get started, you need to download the available OpenKirin ROMs and follow the flashing instructions. Keep in mind that Huawei is shutting down its service of providing bootloader unlock codes on July 22 so you'd better hurry, because it will take a while for some third-party software to unlock the bootloader after the Chinese firm shuts it down.



Reader comments

  • H-1
  • 19 Jul 2018
  • aX8

Talk about post revival! XD I can't answer that since I don't have a recent version. But I can say that a lot have forgotten lockscreens because of fingerprint scanners.

In EMUI, can you quick reply (or swipe down to perform other actions) directly on a lock-screen notification? I'm reffering only at lock-screen notifications, not status bar notifications shade or heads-up notification.

Lol I can't check those numbers now, I'm at work. But I got an update yesterday for May patch.

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