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Huawei Nova 8 smartphone began collecting April 2021 security update



Early this month, Huawei began the second wave of HarmonyOS 2.0 public developer beta testing in which it opens the testing slots for mid-range smartphones from Nova 6, Nova 7, and Nova 8 series.

To date, Huawei released three beta software updates that bring new changes to the user interface and made it more impressive and user-friendly.

Furthermore, Huawei is set to launch HarmonyOS 2.0 for general smartphone users on June 2. According to the information, the first batch of public beta testing also includes the Nova 8 series along with Mate Xs, Mate 20, and more.

For more info: Check Huawei Nova 8 and Nova 6 running HarmonyOS 2.0 developer beta [Video]

On the other hand, Huawei has started sending a new software update for the Nova 8 smartphone. This update prioritizes the installation of the security patch released in April 2021 for improved system security.

Alongside fixing different levels of exploits and issues, this security patch also resolves the hidden privacy issues found in the last security improvements because they can harm the user’s data.

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Users can check the complete changelog and other important information about the software package as well as its version information below

New EMUI Version:

Huawei Nova 8 smartphone users can upgrade this latest update with EMUI 11 version upgraded from


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

April 2021 security patch details: This security update fixes 17 high and 69 medium levels of CVEs for improved system security

Before you upgrade:

  1. We recommend you take a backup of your important data.
  2. Use a stable connection to download the update package.
  3. Do not forcefully turn off the phone, once the installation is started.


Download via Settings:

  • Open Settings
  • Click on the System & Updates
  • Open Software update
  • Tap on Check for updates option
  • If an update is available, click on Download and install
  • After installation Reboot the device

Download via Support app:

  • Open the Support app on your device
  • Go to the Service tab
  • Click on the update button
  • Tap on Check for update option
  • If an update is available, click on Download and install
  • After installation Reboot the device

Also, check:

Latest update of Huawei Nova 8 Pro installs April 2021 security patch

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.