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If you simply cannot wait for Huawei to release the official Android 7.0 Nougat update for its Mate 8 smartphone, there’s a rather complicated way to get Google’s latest OS on that device right now. Someone has found and leaked the Nougat update on the phone and posted it on the XDA Developers forums.

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The post comes from XDA memberĀ somboons, who claims he found the Nougat update for the Mate 8 on Huawei’s servers. You can now download and install that update on your Mate 8 if you wish, and if you follow his instructions you should have it running on your device. Keep in mind that this is definitely an unofficial release of the Nougat Mate 8 update so you will be downloading and installing this software at your own risk.

If you don’t want to take the risk of messing up your Huawei Mate 8, but still want to see Nougat running on the smartphone, you can check out the video above to see how it looks and runs. So far, there’s no word on when Huawei plans to launch the official Nougat update for the Mate 8, but if it is available on its servers, we would imagine it won’t be long before it begins its over-the-air journey.

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