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[Expanding] Huawei Nova 5T getting system security improvements with December 2020 software update



Huawei Nova 5T

February 3, 2021: Europe

Huawei has begun expanding the security patch released in December 2020 in more regions for Nova 5T smartphone that improves system security. This update comes with EMUI 10.1 version and the update weighs 148MB.

January 13, 2020: Asia Pacific

Huawei is expanding the EMUI 11 testing for the eligible devices and trying to complete the beta program as soon as possible. After concluding the EMUI 11 for its flagship devices, the company has started the beta run for previous-gen flagships globally.

Since December 2020, Huawei began the EMUI 11 testing for Nova 5T global variant. According to the official EMUI 11 road map, the overseas consumers of this smartphone will receive the stable EMUI 11 version around March 2021.

Aside from this, Huawei Nova 5T users running EMUI 10.1 getting a new software update, which installs the security patch released in December 2020 to enhance the system security and provide an overall better user experience. Initially, the update is released among limited users and may expand soon.

On the other hand, old flagships including Huawei P30 and Mate 20 series already grabbed the stable version of EMUI 11 in China, and the process to send this update on the global market is still underway.

Software update Details:

New Version:

  • Huawei Nova 5T users receiving EMUI 10.1 version with an update weight of 148 MB.

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Security: Integrates security patches released in December 2020 for improved system security.

According to the December 2020 security patch bulletin, the December security update fixes 1 critical and 11 high levels of CVE’s for improved system security.


  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 – Jony Raj

Also, check:

EMUI 11 beta for Huawei P30, Mate 20 and Nova 5T rolling out in Europe

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.