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December 2020 security update rolling out for Huawei Mate 30 smartphones



At the end of 2020, Huawei has closed the EMUI 11 beta testing for Mate 30 series on home ground as well as in the global market by delivering the stable EMUI 11 version for beta-tester and users running on EMUI 10.1 via OTA update.

For further improvements, Huawei has begun sending a new software update for the Huawei Mate 30 devices. This update mainly installs the security patch released in December 2020 that helps your device to fight against threads.

Aside from this, Huawei Mate 30 smartphones were recruited for HarmonyOS developer’s beta program. Recently, the company has kicked off the HarmonyOS 2.0 version but this update doesn’t have a changelog and only has a one-line greeting.

Related: Breaking: First HarmonyOS 2.0 mobile developer beta rolling for Huawei P40 and Mate 30 devices

Adapting model:

  • Huawei Mate 30 (4G/5G)
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro (4G/5G)
  • Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche Design

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Huawei Mate 30 Pro

New Version:

  • Huawei Mate 30 users receiving EMUI 11 version upgrading from


Security: Integrates the Android security patch released in December 2020.

Security patch details: December 2020 security patch fixes 1 critical and 11 high levels of CVEs for improved system security.

How to update:

To download this update manually, go to Settings then System & updates, then open Software update, from here select Check for updates. If an update is available it’ll pop-up on your phone and an option of Download and install will appear. Press the option and start to download.

Alternatively, you can also request software updates through the Support app. To do this, open the Support app, go to the Service tab on the bottom bar, tap on the update, then select Check for updates and then download and install.


  1. The availability of these updates may vary.
  2. The update is rolling out in batches so it may take some time/days to reach your device.
  3. The update will not erase any data.

Amy is our firmware and software specialist, she keeps her eagle eyes open for new software rollouts, beta programs, and other software related activities as well as new smartphone launch.