Download and Install Huawei P9 Lite EMUI 5.0 Firmware

In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to download and install the official EMUI 5.0 firmware on Huawei P9 Lite. This build is stable enough to use as a daily driver on your device. The update is wrapped with EMUI 5.0 skin and supports both the VNS-L31 and VNS-L22 model names. You can simply follow this guide to update EMUI 5.0 on VNS-L3/VNS-L22 Huawei P9 Lite. This update improves system security with Google security patches

Download and Install Huawei P9 Lite EMUI 5.0 Firmware

Download and Install Huawei P9 Lite EMUI 5.0 Firmware

To check if you received the official EMUI 5.0 on Huawei P9 Lite, Go to Settings —> About Phone —> System Updates and see if you have official Nougat firmware on Huawei P9 Lite. To update, tap install, and update your Huawei P9 Lite Nougat Firmware.

Official Firmware Details :

  • Device: Huawei P9 Lite
  • Model No: VNS-L31/VNS-L22
  • Android OS: 7.0 Nougat
  • EMUI Version: 5.0
  • Status: Official
  • Type: Full firmware image
  • Size : 1.3 GB

Huawei P9 Lite Firmware Flash Files:

Flash File Name: VNS-L31 VNS-L31C185B395 Firmware Android 7.0 EMUI 5.0.1 05013RJE
Model: VNS-L31
Android Version: 7.0 | EMUI 5.0.1
Flash File Name: VNS-L22C576B382 Firmware 7.0 5.0.1 05013SRU
Model: VNS-L22
Android Version: 7.0 | EMUI 5.0.1

Steps to Install Huawei P9 Lite EMUI 5.0 Firmware

If you have downloaded the firmware, then follow this guide to flash the EMUI 5.0 firmware manually on your Huawei P9 Lite. Make sure to follow the steps carefully.



GetDroidTips will not be held responsible for any kind of hardware or software damage to your device by following this guide. Proceed at your own risk

Firmware Installation Guide:

Check out the firmware flashing guide below for the Huawei P9 Lite VNS-L31/VNS-L22.

1. Update from USB Stick

  1. Extract the dload stock firmware of Huawei P9 Lite and transfer the three extracted files to the Huawei NM Card or to the memory stick.
  2. Now head over to the dialer and enter *#*#2846579#*#*. From the menu that appears, select the Software Update option.
  3. After that, select the Memory Card Upgrade. The system will now read files from the inserted SD card/USB storage or NM Card and will subsequently flash the file.
  4. When the installation is complete, you could safely remove the OTG.

2. SD Card Update Method

  • Create a new folder called dload on your MicroSD card.
  • Extract the downloaded firmware zip file on PC > Copy the UPDATE.APP file into the dload folder on your MicroSD card.
  • Switch off your handset > Long-press Vol Up + Vol Down + Power key together for a few seconds until the fastboot mode appears.
  • You’ll see ‘Installing system update’ > Wait for a while > Your device will automatically reboot after flashing.

3. Manually Flash Stock ROM

  1. First of all, Download and extract the Huawei smartphone Multi Download Tool on your computer.
  2. Now, Download and Install the Huawei Handset Product Line Driver and Huawei USB Driver your PC.
  3. Launch the QPBLFBML01.exe file to open the Huawei Multi-Download Tool.
  4. Next, you will see the XML firmware file upload option.
  5. Click on the Browse button (three-dot icon) and it will ask for the password.
  6. Don’t put anything, just leave it blank and click on the Set button.
  7. Now, select the .xml firmware file for your device and click on Open.
  8. Then click on the Next button.
  9. You will see the installation progress page. Connect your device via a USB cable with the Fastboot or Download Mode.
  10. Next, click on the Scan&Download button to start flashing the stock firmware.
  11. It will automatically detect the Fastboot device and will take some time to install it.
  12. Once flashing is done, restart your device.
Full Instruction Guide

That’s it, guys. We hope this guide was helpful to you. Feel free to ask in the comment below for additional queries.


  1. i have p9 lite VNS-L31C185B360
    to update with dload i need to first update with the Full OTA then restart the process after that with OTA Update

    1. HOW DID YOU MANAGED TO DO THE OTA UPDATE ! the full ota went good with the dload method , but ota didn’t , not even with revolution recovery … any helpful tips ! I’ll be thankful ..

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