For reasons unknown, Huawei has removed all EMUI images from its website


In a surprising turn of events, Huawei has decided to remove all EMUI images for its smartphones from its official website. Usually, Huawei smartphone owners could download and flash ROM images from a dedicated website, which came in handy when new versions of EMUI would be uploaded by the Chinese company.

Now when you visit Huawei's website that was hosting the download links, you are met with a message that informs you all EMUI images have been removed.


Huawei did not provide any reasons behind its decision to remove the EMUI images from its website, so your guess is as good as ours. We doubt the Chinese handset vendor plans to drop EMUI, its Android skin, for a simpler UI that doesn't involve any bloatware, so it must be something related to resources spent for this particular project.

Perhaps Huawei wants to redirect these resources to other projects that are considered more important. Well, let's hope the company will indeed offer “a more convenient and satisfactory update service” going forward.

source: Huawei

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13 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"We doubt the Chinese handset vendor plans to drop EMUI, its Android skin, for a simpler UI that doesn't involve any bloatware" Will still take that "bloatware" over bare bones stock Android any flipping day of the flipping week.

3. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Flipping much? Even though I own a 'bloated' Samsung and love it every single bit, I'd take clean, pure, stock Android over some Chinese 'forked' Android such as EMUI, MIUI or whatever. They are absolutely terrible. On the other hand, I absolutely love The LG UX6 & Samsung Experience! The thing with South Koreans, they don't try to copy (unlike a certain country) but instead innovate and sometimes even re-invent the wheel like Japan! Which is beyond impressive! South Korea, in my humble view, is the next Japan of technology and innovation provided NK don't screw this fair little country of hardworking people. Pray for world peace, even if you're an atheist. G'Day!

7. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

EMUI 5 has far less bloatware than touchwiz. I use a Galaxy S7 and a Honor 6X so I know that very well.

10. brasstax

Posts: 541; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Really... You use a Samsung Galaxy S7? At least come up with a believable like Pooyath Samsung hater.

11. Tipus

Posts: 869; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Why use the phone one hates so much?? Masochist? :))))

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

There's bloat and there's even more bloat. I've had a pleasure of using a Huawei Tablet based on Android Kitkat and it was infested with dual apps and no way to delete any of them, all you could do is disable them and hope for the best. The browser would revert to Huawei's own pathetic browser no matter how many times you try to change the default browser in the settings menu which BTW looks EXACTLY like the settings menu in iOS 7! I sure wish Huawei go the Nokia route, although I doubt that! G'Day!

4. Bondurant

Posts: 781; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

They removed it because it was no longer updated or used.

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

For me I take it they no longer interested to support DIY users. Everything need to bring to service center and may be chargeable.

5. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

I am not a fan of simple android experience like what LG and some others offer. I'd rather have a plethora of options like miui and emui.

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Bloat ware and special option such as gesture support are the main cause of battery drain. Don't believe turned them all off a full day to compare with it on.

9. raduverdes

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 05, 2017

Huawei, respect your customers or go ! P9 Plus user and probably brand changer.

12. p51d007

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

I've had 2 huawei phones. Both had EMUI...but I never used either. I just use Nova launcher as the skin. Never had an issue with either phone.

13. shamrock_sean

Posts: 37; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

Well,if Huawei are removing the choice to update manually by downloading software they should speed up their OTA updates cos they are painfully slow. I had a Huawei P10 Lite stuck on April security patch,pathetic

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