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Honor 9S and 9X Pro smartphone getting November 2020 security patch



Honor is sending the new software update for Honor 9S and Honor 9X users that incorporated the security patch released in November 2020 for system security improvements and enhances the device performance.

Back in July, Honor has released the Honor 9S along with Honor 9A and MagicBook 15 in India. Honor 9S is budget smartphone packs with a 5.45 LCD display with HD+ (1440 x 720p) resolution, MediaTek Helio P22 processor, Magic UI 3.1, 2GB+32GB storage, 3020mAh battery, and more.

Currently, Honor 9X Pro users running on EMUI 9.1.1. Previously, it was reported that the company may release EMUI 10.1 major update for Honor 9x Pro but there is not confirmation seen at the moment.

Updated Software Version: 

  • Honor 9S comes with Magic 3.1 version with an update size of 92.13MB in India.
  • Honor 9X Pro users getting EMUI 9.1.1 version with an update of 104MB in Europe.

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Honor 9S


[Security] Integrates Android security patches released in November 2020 for improved system security.

[November 2020 Security Patch Details] November 2020 security update install security fixes for different levels of exploits and issues within Honor phones including 3 critical and 15 high levels of CVEs.


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


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.

Thanks to the tipster: Tamil G and Mohammad Khairol

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.