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Honor V9 smartphone gets December 2021 HarmonyOS software update



Honor V9 smartphone has started receiving December 2021 HarmonyOS software update that enhances the overall performance of the device. However, the Honor V9 is one of the oldest smartphones that is upgraded over the latest HarmonyOS system.

The Honor V9 smartphone was launched in 2017 and still, the company is serving it with regular software updates for better performance. According to the information, the December 2021 update for Honor V9 arrives with HM OS version upgraded from

By exploring the new changelog, we have found that the update consisted of optimization for basic system features, display interface of the contact interface, and fixes the problem of being unable to log in to Huawei account in some scenarios. In addition to this, it also installs the December 2021 security improvements.

In terms of the software updates, Huawei dispatches the monthly firmware to the least possible device for improved system performance. The December 2021 HarmonyOS update fixes 1 CVE in framework, 2 CVEs in Kernel, 3 CVEs in the system, 3 CVEs in applications, and 62 CVEs in the third-party libraries.

Adapting models:

  • Honor V9 (DUK-AL20)
  • Honor V9 (DUK-TL30)

Honor V9 December 2021 update

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New Software Update details:

  • System: Optimizing the basic experience of such as volume, adding the desktop icon zoom function to improve the unlocking experience in some scenarios.
  • Display: Optimize the display effect of the contact interface.
  • System: Fix the problem of being unable to log in to the Huawei account in some scenarios.
  • Security: Incorporated the December 2021 security patches to enhance the security of mobile phone systems

Honor V9 December 2021 update


  • The update is rolling out in batches so it may take some time/days to reach your device.
  • HarmonyOS version and size may vary.
  • Maintain enough battery and storage on your device


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.

You can also request software updates through the My Huawei app. To do this, open the My Huawei app, tap on the update, then select Check for updates, and then download and install.

(Via: Huawei)

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.