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Huawei Nova 5, Nova 5i Pro and Nova 5z users grabbing April 2021 security update



Huawei is about the launch the self-developed independent operating system, HarmonyOS 2.0 publically on June 2. At the moment, HarmonyOS 2.0 mobile developer beta testing is going and recently the company has announced the beta activity for Nova 6, Nova 7, and Nova 8 series smartphones.

The HarmonyOS 2.0 testing of the Nova device increases the excitement of the Nova 5 series smartphones and expecting to be a part of this program in the third batch. However, Huawei hasn’t confirmed HarmonyOS 2.0 eligibility for Nova 5 models.

In the meantime, Huawei has kicked off the security patch released in April 2021 for Nova 5, Nova 5i Pro, and Nova 5z for improved system security.

Know more: April 2021 Huawei EMUI security patch details are here, HarmonyOS mobile software launching this month

According to the information, this security patch fixes 17 high and 69 medium levels of CVEs and also resolves the 5 hidden privacy issues found in the last security improvements because they can harm the user’s data.

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On the other hand, the Chinese tech giant has recently rolled out Petal apps for Huawei Nova 5T smartphones that brought Petal Search, Petal Maps, Reader, and Member center as well as installed Game Center and SkyTone services to the system.

This Petal apps update package will be further pushed for other Huawei devices, currently, it is in the early stage of the rollout.

EMUI Version:

Huawei Nova 5 and Nova 5z smartphones getting EMUI 10.1 version updating from EMUI On the other hand, Huawei Nova 5i Pro received EMUI 10.1.o.101 upgrading from EMUI


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


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

Update steps:

There are two ways that you can download this latest software update, both of these areas the following:


  1. Go to Settings
  2. Tap on System & updates
  3. Tap Software update
  4. Tap Check for Updates
  5. Download and Install
  6. Install

After the installation and restart, we recommend you let the system optimize the new application so your device can run smoothly on further commands.


You can also request this update via the Support app with the following instructions.

  1. Open the Support app
  2. Go to the Services tab
  3. Tap on Update
  4. Download and Install
  5. Install

Also, check:

New Petal apps with system stability improvements for Nova 5T rolling out with the latest software 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.