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How-To: Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat On Huawei Ascend P6 With CM 11 Custom ROM

Last updated: October 2, 2018.

The Huawei Ascend P6 With CM 11 Custom ROM

You can get an official upgrade to Android 4.4.2 KitKat for the Huawei Ascend P6, officially.  However, some Android users might still want to use a custom operating system to update their device.

CyanogenMod 11 based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat is available for the Huawei Ascent if you want to get KitKat on your device but don’t want the official update.  In this guide, we’re going to show you how to do it.

Prepare your Phone:

  1. This guide is for the Huawei Ascend P6. Check your device’s model number by going to Settings>General>About device.
  2. Your device has KitKat based TWRP 2.7 Recovery installed.
  3. Your battery has 60 percent of its charge.
  4. Back up important media content, messages, contacts and call logs.
  5. Have Nandroid back up of your current ROM made.
  6. If your device is rooted, use Titanium Backup for your important apps.

Note: The methods needed to flash custom recoveries, roms and to root your phone can result in bricking your device.  Rooting your device will also void the warranty and it will no longer be eligible for free device services from manufacturers or warranty providers.  Be responsible and keep these in mind before you decide to proceed on your own responsibility.  In case a mishap occurs, we ore the device manufacturers should never be held responsible.

Download:

  1. CyanogenMod 11 zip here
  2. Gapps.zip for CM 11 ROM

Install CM11 Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Huawei Ascend P6:

  1. Copy downloaded zip files to phone’s SD card.
  2. Boot phone into TWRP Recovery by turning off then turning it back on. When you see the Red LED, press the Volume Up or Down key a few times, you should then see the TWRP Recovery interface.
  3. In TWRP, tap “Install > locate the CyanogenMod 11.zip file > Install it”.
  4. When installation is complete, go back “Install > locate the Gapps.zip file > Install it”.
  5. After both files have been installed, reboot.
  6. You should now see CyanogenMod11 logo on your device’s screen.

 

The first boot should take about 10 minutes, if it is taking long, try booting into TWRP and then wiping cache and dalvik cache before rebooting.

 

Do you have CM11 on your Ascend P6?

Share your experience in the comments box below.

JR

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