The wait is over for the Ascend P6 owners who were waiting for the Android 4.4 KitKat update for Huawei’s most popular smartphone Ascend P6. After numerous push backs and false promises Huawei released the Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware update today for the Chinese Unicom Ascend P6 owners. Its not available yet for the international version of the phone but if you are reading this post we guess you most likely know your way around when it comes to flashing custom ROM’s and installing official firmwares. As we said earlier this firmware is intended for China, but its compatible with your international Ascend P6-U06 with few quirks such as Google Apps not being installed by default.
This firmware comes with Emotion UI2.0 like we predicted before and we think its because Huawei wasn’t able to finalize EMUI2.3 at the right time to release with this update. Here are the details of this new firmware
Device – Ascend P6-U06
Region – China (Unicom)
Firmware version – B506
Kernel version – 3.0.8-00771
Android version – 4.4.2
Emotion UI version – 2.0
Google Apps included – NO
Languages included – Chinese,English (confirmed)
Release date – March 31,2014
Size – 811MB
Along with the Android 4.4.2 this new firmware includes some new software additions unique to the Emotion UI2.0 which you might have already experienced if you have used the leaked KitKat ROM and If you aren’t here’s the full Huawei changelog translated to English - http://goo.gl/jLwP9I
You can upgrade to this new firmware by using Huawei’s default update.app method and according to Huawei this upgrade can be done from any current official firmwares. Read this guide for full documentation about default Huawei way of upgrading firmwares – http://huaweinews.com/2013/08/ascend-p6-official-firmware-upgrade-guide/
Google apps can be flashed later via TWRP or such recovery and we will update this post later with compatibility of available TWRP recovery images. We don’t have any news about a release date of international KitKat firmwares but if you are interested in that keep visiting this web site. Please leave your comments about this firmware below and it will be helpful for the other readers including us.
Link to Huawei’s firmware release page (Chinese) – http://goo.gl/W7KxFO