Huawei Firmware Finder will let you download official firmware for your device along with relaying information such as the presently running build and model number of your phone. Knowing the correct firmware details of your phone is very important. You might need it to unlock the bootloader of your phone, install a custom recovery on it and root it. In this post, we will see how you can use Huawei Firmware Finder — works both on Android and Windows PC — to download official firmware and update files for your phone. The key thing is, this software allows you to see all available official factory images so you can restore to them easily and return to factory settings.
Mostly, users resort to searching the internet for the firmware files. This sometimes leads them to either custom software that isn’t official or even no results at all. Gladly, for Huawei devices, Firmware Finder is a great resource to get official updates. As mentioned, to make it even easier, developers behind Firmware Finder have come up with an app that can directly run on your phone and use model information from there to let you download correct firmwares. However, if you are on Windows, you can use the complete desktop program and get the update files from there. Ahead, we have explained how to use Huawei Firmware Finder on Windows as well as Android.
Huawei Firmware Finder – Features
Firmware Finder is a great resource. The best thing is, it has archives of all firmwares — both incremental and complete. Incremental updates are usually smaller in size but they require a certain firmware to be currently installed on the device whereas complete firmwares can be installed regardless of what is presently running.
Further, the Android app for the utility is quite diverse as well and has following added features:
- Find the firmware of your phone.
- Gives you information about the kernel of your phone.
- Tells you the brand, model and build number of software.
- Has a built in Telegram support channel in case you run into any problem.
Download Huawei Firmware Finder on Android
This simple, 3 step tutorial will tell you how to download the app and use it easily.
Step 1 – Download Huawei Firmware Finder from Google Play Store.
Step 2 – Open the app from the main menu.
Step 3 – Tap on the side menu and select “Phone Info” from the menu.
Step 4 – The app will show you the complete information about your phone.
That’s it. The complete information about your firmware will be displayed in front of you.
Download Huawei Firmware Finder on Windows
Now that we have the app covered, here is how to download and install Huawei Firmware Finder on Windows.
Step 1 – Download the ZIP package for Windows.
Step 2 – As the program is portable, you just need to extract the ZIP file and from it open FirmwareFinderRewrite.
Step 3 – At this stage, it is a good idea to get your phone out and see exactly which model it is. Find out by going to Settings > About Phone.
Step 4 – To search for firmware download links, on the program, switch to Common Base tab and then write your complete model number in Model For Find search box. In the screenshot below, we searched for Huawei Mate 10 Lite with model number RNE-L01.
Step 5 – The first row represents the latest available update. To download it, just scroll horizontally and click on Filelist. From here, copy the URL and paste into browse to download.
That’s all! You can now download latest firmware files for most Huawei phones and devices. If you are stuck anywhere let us know in the comments below! Also, ping us if any download link is not working.
Update #1: Article updated with Huawei Firmware Finder Utility for Windows.