Update Honor 8 Pro to Android 7.1.2 Nougat Via Official Paranoid 7.2 ROM

Huawei has recently launched the latest smartphone in its Honor sub-brand which is the Honor 8 Pro. Now you can update your device to Android 7.1.2 Nougat via official Paranoid 7.2 custom ROM. Honor 8 Pro will be the first device to taste the Paranoid ROM. Paranoid Android is a very popular custom OS which was introduced at the age of Android Lollipop then it was dead some time and now it is back from the support of few handsets. The Paranoid Android 7.2 is based on the AOSP and brings some unique features like accidental touch prevention, pocket lock, color engine, Pocket lock, Double Tap to sleep, some Android O Developer Preview features and much more. This ROM is not officially announced by Huawei but just a custom ROM which is developed by the XDA recognized Contributor, surdu petu. All Credits goes to him and his work to build the latest official Paranoid 7.2 AOSPA for Honor 8 Pro which is based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat OS. Your phone must be rooted and installed with the latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP or CWM (ClockworkMod) to flash this Paranoid 7.2 AOSPA custom ROM on Huawei 8 Pro.

By following this step by step guide, you can easily updated your Huawei 8 Pro to Paranoid 7.2 AOSPA Android 7.1.2 Nougat custom ROM. This latest custom firmware comes with a couple of improvements and features. Also, the Android 7.1.2 Nougat ROM is clean, pure and offers global network support. Before proceeding, don’t forget to take a full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing official Paranoid 7.2 AOSPA Android 7.1.2 Nougat custom ROM on Huawei 8 Pro then go ahead and follow the givens steps.


The Paranoid 7.2 Android 7.1.2 Nougat ROM and instructions given in this guide can be used only for the Huawei 8 Pro. Check the model number of your Huawei 8 Pro from Settings > About Phone.


AndroidBlog will not be held responsible for any damage occurred to your Huawei 8 Pro during or after the installation of Paranoid 7.2 Nougat ROM. By installing this ROM, your Huawei 8 Pro warranty will get voided. Proceed at your risk.


  • Create a proper backup of all your existing data and settings on the phone before moving on to the installation guide using a recommended custom recovery.
  • Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Huawei 8 Pro USB Drivers on the PC.
  • The Huawei 8 Pro should be rooted with the latest version of the custom recovery like CWM or TWRP installed.
  • Enable USB Debugging by navigating to Menu –> Settings –> Developer Options
  • Make sure that the battery level of the Huawei 8 Pro is at least above 80% before going ahead.

Steps to Install Android 7.1.2 Nougat on Huawei 8 Pro with Paranoid 7.2 custom ROM:

Step 1: Download the Paranoid 7.2 Android 7.1.2 Nougat custom ROM package and Google Apps on the desktop of your PC for your Huawei 8 Pro.

Step 2: Once the files are downloaded, connect your smartphone to PC via USB cable (your phone must be turned on).

Step 3: Copy/Paste the downloaded firmware and Google Apps files from your PC to the root folder of SDcard of your Huawei 8 Pro. When done, unplug the USB cord.

Step 4: Turn OFF your Huawei 8 Pro to boot into Recovery Mode.

Step 5: You can easy reboot recovery mode on your device using the QuickBoot app (For Rooted Devices) or using ADB method. If your phone is rooted then follow the given steps.

  1. Go to Google Play store and download a tool on your device.
  2. Search for the Quick Boot tool.
  3. Install the tool on your phone/tablet.
  4. Run the same.
  5. From the menu that will be displayed (Recovery, Reboot, Bootloader and Power Off) select “recovery”.
  6. Now your handset will be rebooted into recovery mode, so that’s it.

Step 6: While the 8 Pro is now in recovery mode, perform a “wipe data factory reset”, “wipe cache partition” and “wipe dalvik cache”.

Step 7: Go back to main recovery menu once the wipe is completed.

Step 8: Now, select “install zip from SD card” and “choose zip from SD card”. Locate the firmware file that you have already transferred to the root folder of your SDcard. Select it and start the installation process.

Step 9: Finally, install Google Apps by repeating the above step.

Step 10: Wait for the installation process to be completed successfully. Your phone will take about 4-5 minutes to boot for the first time after installation.

Step 11: Once the flashing process is finished, go to recovery menu and select “reboot system now”.

That’s All, you have successfully installed the Paranoid 7.2 Android 7.1.2 Nougat ROM on your Huawei 8 Pro.

Aamir Jamal

An Android Geek and audiophile who love to read and write reviews/tutorials about gadgets and new tech stuff. He has written 1007 guides and other posts.

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