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Huawei initiates first HarmonyOS January 2023 security update



first harmonyos January 2023 update

Huawei already released January 2023 security patch details and now the company began to send the first of this security update for HarmonyOS smartphones including the Mate 40 series.

The first January 2023 HarmonyOS security update is rolling out for Mate 40 series with HarmonyOS 3 version For your information, this update comes in two packages. The first package has a security patch and the second package includes improvements for the MMS feature.

According to the information, this software update is released in batches and may take some time to reach all of the Huawei Mate 40 series models. The security bulletin reveals that the January 2023 Huawei security patch fixes 2 CVEs in the kernel, four CVEs in the system, 1 CVE in the application, and 1 in the framework level.

Below you can check the complete changelog of this version release.

Changelog: (Update package 1)

This update improves system security with security patches.


  • Integrates security patches released in January 2023 for improved system security.

Changelog (Update package 2)

  • This update improves the user experience with MMS.

There are notes, that you can look at before installing the latest upgrade, such as making a backup of important files and packages that will be deleted automatically after the installation.



Last month, Huawei rolled out a new HarmonyOS for HarmonyOS 3 smartphones that brought in new Turbo charge mode, display improvements, app optimizations, and December 2022 HarmonyOS security patch.

Huawei Mate 40 series users can download the latest firmware by visiting  Settings > System & updates and then tapping on a Software update to proceed with the CHECK FOR UPDATES button. The phone will then connect to the firmware version and fetch back the update response.

first harmonyos January 2023 update

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.