Huawei Honor 3C is the Huawei’s newest hit smartphone targeted at the mid range smartphone crowd. Honor 3C offers some nice specs for its price compared to other similarly priced smartphones out there and its the biggest reason why Honor 3C has become popular within such a short time. Honor 3C was released with Android 4.2.2 with Emotion UI 2.0 even though Android 4.4 and Emotion UI 2.3 were already available on other Huawei smartphones like Ascend P6. Just little more than a month ago Huawei released the first Android 4.4.2 EMUI 2.3 firmware for the Honor 3C as we reported right here –

Now Huawei has released another development firmware for the Honor 3C numbered as 4.8.1 as the previous firmware was 4.7.1. This new 4.8.1 firmware is only available as a download from Emotion UI China web site and its for the China Unicom version of Honor 3C. Don’t worry as you probably know already, China Unicom version is identical to the international Honor 3C H30-U10 so you can install this firmware on your international Honor 3C. But keep in mind to do this at your own risk and its marked as a development firmware for a reason.


Model – Huawei Honor/Glory 3C H30-U10
Firmware version – 4.8.1
Android version – 4.4.2
Emotion UI version – 2.3
Region – China
Languages included – English,Chinese,..
Google Apps included – No
* You must be running B611 or 4.7.1 firmware already to update to this firmware otherwise your Honor 3C might brick
Changelog in English –

This 4.8.1 firmware brings bug fixes and some new additions to previous 4.7.1 firmware and we strongly advise upgrading to 4.8.1 if you are running 4.7.1 firmware at the moment. Full translated changelog is available on the above link.

Download link and release page (Chinese) –