How to get Nougat 7.0 update in Honor 6X [No Root required]

Honor 6X was one of the budget devices that was launched with dual cameras. Honor manages to successfully optimize the software to make the best use of the hardware. Even the battery capacity is good with Honor 6X. But the one thing that it is lacking is the Android 7.0 Nougat update and Google recently announced its successor Android Oreo 8.0. Though Honor did start rolling it(Nougat 7.0) out, many people still haven’t received it, especially in India. So today I will tell you how to get Nougat 7.0 update in Honor 6X.

Before we start off, I need to tell you that you will be receiving an official update from Honor using this method. We will just change the IP address so that the servers will give access to you for the updates based on your new updated location. You don’t require to root your device though you can backup the files in case of some update failure just to be safe. In my case, I didn’t do it and it is working all fine.

How to get Nougat 7.0 update in Honor 6X [without Root]?

  1. Go to Play Store and download the app Firmware Finder.
  2. After downloading it hit the refresh icon and check out the updates for your device.
  3. Now go to settings from the left options panel and then unselect and select the “Use proxy for install” option.
  4. It will then prompt you to download another app called Firmware Finder Proxy. It is not available directly on Play Store.
  5. Download it and install it too. Before that make sure that you have checked the option to install apps from unknown sources in the settings menu.
  6. Now just open the new Firmware Finder Proxy app and read the instructions written on the app.
  7. You need to connect your device to some WiFi connection. Then select the WiFi connection to modify network by long pressing it. In the modify network option, click ‘show advanced option‘.
  8. In the advanced option select proxy as manual. In the server space, you can enter localhost and the port can be 8080. The app firmware finder proxy actually assigns your device a proxy IP address so keep it open in the background.
  9. Now go to settings -> update. And keep hitting refresh in the interval of 10 seconds. You will soon see an Android Nougat 7.0 update popping up.
  10. Download it and install the update like the normal method. Just keep both the apps running in the background till the update is completed.
  11. As soon as you are done with the updating, go to WiFi and select proxy as none. If you keep it on manual, then the internet won’t work.

In this way, you can get Android Nougat 7.0 update in Honor 6X device without root. Though I miss some features and layouts of the older version, I feel that this is more snappy than earlier. 3 days now and I am used to the new layout. You can go ahead and change the launcher layout in settings to vertical scroll. I hope this will fulfill your wish of using Android Nougat 7.0 on Honor 6X and you won’t feel left out in the Pixel or Nexus software update race. If you have any issues in following the above method, drop some comments down below.

Honor 6X dual lens camera

Honor 6X affordable dual lens camera smartphone

Honor which is a sub-brand of Huawei keeps launching some great phones in different price segments. Last time they launched their flagship device that was Honor 8 having stunning looks with the dual lens camera. This time they have done something great which no other smartphone brand has done. They have introduced the dual lens camera in Honor 6X which is launched in the budget segment. That means people who want to spend less can also get the benefits of dual lens camera. Let us check out all the features of Honor 6X affordable Swag smartphone.

Honor 6X affordable dual lens camera smartphone


Honor 6X has this metallic body design which surely gives it a premium look. The phone feels sturdy in the hands and has nice grip due to the curved edges. The 3.5 mm jack is on the top along with secondary noise cancellation microphone. The micro USB port is on the bottom with speakers. Volume rockers and power button are on the right while the SIM card tray is on the left. The circular fingerprint scanner is on the back along with dual lens camera vertical setup. Overall the phone looks like a big brother of Honor 5C from the front.


Honor 6X has a 5.5 inch full HD IPS display having pixel density of 403 ppi. I don’t see any sort of Gorilla glass protection on the front. So you better apply a screen guard or tampered glass on your device. The screen is a fingerprint magnet so it is better you go for a matte screen guard. The display quality looks fine and has 2.5D contoured edges.


Honor 6X comes packed with a Kirin 655 chipset having octa-core processor(4 cortex cores at 2.1 GHz+ 4 cortex cores at 1.7 GHz). The device has 3/4 GB of RAM with 32/64 GB of ROM variants respectively. As for the graphics, it has Mali-T830MP2 GPU. In the normal usage, the phone seemed totally fine. We didn’t get a chance to do the full gaming review, but will cover it surely. if you look at the specs closely, the chances are that the device will perform great in gaming too. As for the software, it comes with Android 6.0 marshmallow with EMUI running on top of it. Again the custom UI steals the stock android feel. The device is planned to get a Nougat update, and we wish it happens soon. The fingerprint


Honor 6X has a dual lens rear camera of 12 MP + 2 MP. The 12 MP lens will capture the photo while the other 2 MP lens will add a depth to the image. Overall the picture quality is just great and the low light performance has increased. With the dual lens setup you can take a picture with background blurred which is popularly known as the ‘Bokeh Effect’. The aperture can be varied from a range of F/0.95-F/16. One great thing about having dual lens is that you can also re-focus the image even after taking the picture. This feature comes with most of the devices having dual lens. The focusing is really fast with Honor 6X due to the Sony IMX386 sensor. It has a 8 MP front camera for taking some great selfies. There is an added splash feature which allows you to insert color in certain areas in the monochrome image. Overall the camera of the Honor 6X does a good job.

Connectivity and Sound

Micro USB, Speakers

Normal connectivity options like Wifi, bluetooth, GPS, dual hybrid SIM support are there in the Honor 6X. It also supports 4G VoLTE the latest thing in the market. Fingerprint sensor on this device is pretty quick and accurate when it comes to unlocking the device. You can also use the fingerprint sensor to accept calls, scroll down pages which is actually a great feature and must be used by everyone. The sound for the speakers is not that loud but it is quite clear. Speakers still need some improvement.


Honor 6X comes with a 3340 mAh battery. There is quick charging feature available. Honor claims that the device can last up to 2 days with normal usage. I will need to test it thoroghly to confirm if that is true.


Here is the part where the phone will surprise you. The Honor 6X 3GB RAM and 32 GB variant is priced for 12,999 INR and the 4 GB RAM 64 GB ROM variant will cost you 15,999 INR. It is actually great to have a dual lens camera in the budget segment.

For all the photographers out there, you can definitely give Honor 6X a shot. Overall the phone is quite good and we will tell you more about it once we get our hands on it. So till then stay tuned for the full review.