Previous Emui 3.0 working perfectly until recently, Spotify music tracks unable to be skip by press on steering wheel skip button. This happened out of sudden, seems like the Huawei “Music” (Version V7.1.20) system app somehow overwrite the command codes. The skip button will trigger or skip Huawei Music tracks and pause Spotify music playing, instead of skipping tracks on Spotify as usual. This annoyed me for weeks, done several methods such as reinstall both apps, “Clear data” in Music app, change other app as default music app as Spotify doesn’t appear in default music app selection and re-pair bluetooth, but no luck.
Since lazy to do factory reset, so i put my hope on the on coming official EMUI 3.1 + Android 5.1 Lollipop software update that released on 29th September 2015, stated on Honor India Facebook Page. Day after hihonor official release the official update package on their website, i downloaded and upgraded it with “Local update” method.
The update file “PE-TL10C900B324.zip” (1.24 GB) can be download at: hihonor support page . Under “Downloads Section”, with title name “PE-TL10C900B324 Upgrade Software“, description “This upgrade software is for Honor 6+ upgrade to Lollipop (Android 5.1) [LARGE FILE:~1.34GB]”
Steps to upgrade to EMUI 3.1:
Strongly recommend to perform whole update progress by using stable Wi-fi connection and fully charged battery.
ii) unzip and copy extracted “dload” file (with UPDATE.APP in the folder) into SD card or internal storage
iii) go to Setting -> update -> press on “Menu” at bottom -> choose “Local update”, then it will show you a file as below:
iv) select and install it. It takes around 25 minutes for the whole update, 15 min for update and booting, another 10 min for applications optimizing process, will take longer if there are plenty of apps.
v) Note that all applications data such as: contacts, photos, downloaded files and WhatsApp history will be remain as usual.
vi) Once the phone boot in, it will be lagging for another 10 – 15 minutes due to syncing and checking version of installed apps. In my case, Google Service needed to be update before i can use Google applications as normal.
vii) Basically EMUI 3.1 update are done for now. Few things i need to do are, update apps to compatible with Android Lollipop, Re-arrange quick toggles and change the navigation bar setting to my preference.
After everything settled, hop in my car and check on bluetooth skipping function. Good for me, as the Spotify skipping is working again. However, i discover there are few trade off after the update, done some searching on forums #XDA #vmall, there are 3 issues,
b) Draw, where you can draw a letter to open a corresponding app while screen off. Same as Double touch, Not working at all.
c) Touchplus, a feature for special made Tempered Glass Screen Protector, it is now missing from Settings selections. There is a solution shared by vmall forum member pheeken, as below:
Download and install the .apk file, an additional selection named “Touchplus” will added in Settings. Link for HwTouchplus.apk as below,
However, i doesn’t have the Tempered Glass Screen Protector, installed just to try whether it helps “Double touch” feature, but no luck.
No dramatic changes on EMUI 3.1 compare to EMUI 3.0, few user interface enhancement noticed are:
ii) colorful icons for each selections in settings
iii) much better notification panel design with slight transparent and wise color choices
iv) larger button size of toggles in shortcuts page in notification panel
v) Swype keyboard perform faster than EMUI 3.0 after two days use
As per MR. EXP question, by default, after you upgrade to EMUI 3.1, the hide button for navigation bar will be disappear. To bring it out, go to settings –> under “Smart assistant” –> Navigation bar –> turn the “Navigation bar” on, then you will be able to hide nav bar now.
As MR. Balagopi question below, the mobile data icon in shortcut section can’t be seen.
Answer: the mobile data hide at the section below where you can find it by scrolling down on the blank space between or side edge of short cut icons, as image below. You can also edit the icon arrangement by scrolling all the way down until an “Edit” appear.