HP Elite x3 grabs 5th firmware update to improve low-light photos, performance and more

HP is continuing to improve the Elite x3 running Windows 10 Mobile. A new firmware (it's fifth) is now available 0002.0000.0026.0118 and there is even a changelog to go with it. That's a jump from the current 0113 version that came out just a few weeks ago.

Here is what's new.

HP Elite x3 Firmware 0118


  • Photo quality in full dark environment with flash on is improved.
  • Auto focus tuning updates.


  • APN configurations updated for Orange, MegaFone, Vodafone


  • Memory utilization is optimized.
  • Performance of application launches is improved.


  • HP Elite x3 Barcode Scanner Jacket is supported.

We're just firing up our update now to see how much better things really are with the update.

As usual, if you are in the Insider Fast Ring you may not see the update, which is a known issue with the Elite x3 for some specific reason. If that is the case your best bet is to roll back using Windows Device Recovery Tool (WDRT), grab the firmware, and then jump back into the Fast Ring. That method does require a hard-reset, unfortunately.

For more information head into our Elite x3 user forums!

Thanks, csw43, for the changelog and Thomas N. for the tip!

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.