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Honor 9X Pro smartphone (EMUI 9.1) picks up May 2021 security update [Global]



Honor 9X series

The Honor 9X series smartphones were launched both in China and the global market and quite famous among consumers. However, the Honor 9X and 9X Pro in the global market have a completely different story as both of these were launched on different dates.

Compared to the standard version, the Honor 9X Pro comes with EMUI 9.1 and Honor didn’t even upgrade this device up until now. However, the phone continues to receive new security updates, as recently the company starts rollout the May 2021 security update for Honor 9X Pro global variant.

Moreover, Honor 9X smartphones on the home ground have already installed this security patch last month. The security update fixes different levels of exploits and issues to protect the phone against threats.

HarmonyOS 2.0 eligible:

Right after the launch of Huawei HarmonyOS 2.0 launch, Huawei has flowed a HarmonyOS upgrade rollout plan for 100+ Huawei and Honor devices limited to the Chinese market.

According to this official roadmap, Honor 9X and 9X Pro smartphone owners are able to get their hands on new HM OS in the first half of 2022. But, it was expected that the company will deliver HarmonyOS upgrades early as scheduled.

Talking about global variants, Huawei will surely expand the HarmonyOS 2.0 beta program and upgrades for the models, which are getting HM OS update in China. But, we should wait for HarmonyOS 2 official roadmap for global devices, for more confirmation. Until then, stay tuned!

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New EMUI Version:

Honor 9X smartphone users can upgrade their devices on EMUI 9.1 version from (C636E1R3P1) and comes with an update size of 98.80MB in the Asia Pacific region.


Security: Integrates the Android security patch released in May 2021.

May 2021 security patch details: This security update fixes different levels of exploits and issues including  3 critical, 10 high, and 4 medium levels of CVE for improved system security.

Key points for users before Update:

  • The device must have a better battery backup to install this update that is a minimum of 50%.
  • It’s compulsory to check your storage availability(Internal/External SDcard) to download the latest update as per the size required
  • A strong WiFi/mobile data connection is required for a buffer-free download of the package.


To download this update manually, go to Settings then System, 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.

Also, check:

May 2021 security update released for Honor 9X and 9X Pro smartphone

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.