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Huawei P40 Series Software Updates [December 24, 2020]

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In March 2020, Huawei introduced its new P series flagship – Huawei P40, consisting of Huawei P40, P40 Pro, and P40 Pro Plus. Additionally, this phone series also has a lite version.

These phones (except P40 lite) come with a new overflow display with a punch hole to the house selfie camera, Kirin 990 5G chipsets, a new design including a triple, quad, and Penta camera systems.

Huawei P40 series are the first smartphones to come with EMUI 10.1 (Android 10) out of the box and users can upgrade it to EMUI 11. In the meantime, Huawei has opened the enrollment of Huawei P40 and P40 Pro smartphones for the HarmonyOS 2.0 mobile developer beta program.

To improve this flagship, Huawei every month sends software updates to improve this lineup, and once a year, the phone receives OS updates. In this article, you can capture all of the Huawei P40 series software updates, changes, improvements, made to its firmware.

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LATEST UPDATES: CHANGELOGS AND VERSION TIMELINE

December 24, 2020:

EMUI 10.1.1.208 update released for Huawei P40 Lite 5G users with November 2020 security update that fixes 3 critical and 15 high levels of CVE’s for system security enhancement.

December 18, 2020:

EMUI 11.0.0.151 stable EMUI 11 version released for Huawei P40, P40 Pro, and P40 Pro+, which comes with EMUI 11 features including always-on display (AOD), multiwindow mode, smoother animations, subtle effect, super notepad, and more. (Europe)

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December 16, 2020:

Huawei has released the HarmonyOS 2.0 mobile developer beta version and starts recruiting Huawei P40 and P40 Pro smartphones for HarmonyOS 2.0 mobile developer beta program.

December 9, 2020:

EMUI 11.0.0.156 version released for Huawei P40 series users with optimizations for system stability and smart screen.

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November 30, 2020:

EMUI 10.1.1.203 software update for Huawei P40 Lite 5G getting October 2020 security update, which improves system security.

November 28, 2020: 

EMUI 11.0.0.155 update for Huawei P40 series beta tester, which brings Starry Night themes, AI air control, and improves the smart multi-window for user experience enhancement.

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EMUI 10.1.0.248 version rolling out for Huawei P40 Lite users that brings the October 2020 security patch, which fixes the different levels of exploits and issues.

November 10, 2020:

EMUI 11.0.0.145 stable EMUI 11 version released for Huawei P40 series users on EMUI 10.1.0.162 and beta tester on EMUI 11.0.0.145. This update brings the new EMUI 11 features to provide a better user experience.

November 5, 2020:

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EMUI 10.1.1.197 version pushed for Huawei P40 Lite 5G getting September 2020 security update that improves system security.

November 3, 2020:

EMUI 10.1.0.182 update released for Huawei P40 series in Europe with October 2020 security update for system security improvements.

October 29, 2020:

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EMUI 11.0.0.145 public beta version kicked off for Huawei P40 series that enhances the video editing function, optimize Bluetooth experience, system stability as well as installed the October 2020 security patch.

October 27, 2020:

EMUI 10.1.0.162 update for Huawei P40 series, which comes October 2020 security patch that fixes the different level of exploits and issues to enhance the system security.

October 15, 2020:

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EMUI 11.0.0.118 first beta update released for Huawei P40, P40 Pro, and P40 Pro+ in Romania and France. Users of these devices now eligible to get the latest features including new always-on display themes, improved multi-window mode, new animation effect, and more important features.

September 29, 2020:

Huawei has begun to recruit new users to test EMUI 11 beta in the UK for Huawei P40, P40 Pro, and P40 Pro+. These devices owners can now enroll for EMUI 11 project.

September 28, 2020:

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EMUI 11.0.0.126 second beta version rolling out for Huawei P40 series, which improves multi-window, notepad and optimizes vibration feedback.

September 20, 2020:

Huawei has started to recruit Huawei P40, P40 Pro, P40 Pro+, and Mate 30 Pro users for the EMUI 11 beta testing in Russia. Giving these users an opportunity to test the new features of EMUI 11 ahead of public release.

September 18, 2020:

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EMUI 10.1.0.236 version pushed for Huawei P40 lite users that install August 2020 security patch for better system security and added Petal search box to the home screen.

September 10, 2020: 

EMUI 11.0.0.115 first beta update released for Huawei P40, P40 Pro, and P40 Pro+. This first EMUI 11 beta build brings new smart Always on Display, improved multi-window mode, smoother animations, better multi-screen collaboration, and more

August 31, 2020: Huawei P40 series receiving August EMUI security in the UK

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August 18, 2020: August 2020 security update starts to roll out for Hauwei P40 series

August 14, 2020: Smart Eye-Tracking and Super Night Portrait camera feature rolling out widely.

August 6, 2020: Smart Eye-tracking feature update rolling out for Huawei P40 series in the UK

August 1, 2020: AI Touch improvements and July 2020 security update rolling for Huawei P40 series (CN-Models)

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July 29, 2020: Huawei P40 Lite on EMUI 10.1 receiving June 2020 security update

July 21, 2020: Super Night Portrait Mode 3.0 and Camera focus update for Huawei P40 series expanding to more users

July 13, 2020: Huawei P40 and P40 Pro receiving important optimizations for calling, multi-window mode, and more (CN-Model)

July 7, 2020: Battery life improvement and camera optimization rolling out for Huawei P40 series

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June 13, 2020: Picture in Picture preview and Petal Search update rolling out for Huawei P40 series in UK

June 6, 2020: Picture-in-picture camera preview update for Huawei P40 series expanding in Europe

June 2, 2020: New camera improvement update rolling out for Huawei P40 series (CN Models)

May 26, 2020: Huawei P40 Lite starts receiving EMUI 10.1 in Europe, comes with Multi-Window multitasking

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May 22, 2020: Picture-in-Picture preview and Petal Search update starts rolling for the global units of Huawei P40 series

May 22, 2020: [Update: Huawei P40 Pro Too] Huawei P40 update brings Night Mode optimizations (CN Models)

May 10, 2020: New update for Huawei P40 lite brings video playback and system improvements

May 7, 2020: New Camera optimizations for Huawei P40 series rolling with the latest update [CN Models]

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May 1, 2020: April update for Huawei P40 Series brings camera, display and security optimizations

April 30, 2020: Huawei P40 Series gets Picture in Picture camera preview, WiFi and system optimizations [CN Models]

April 27, 2020: New Camera and Audio update released for Huawei P40 and P40 Pro (CN Models)

April 20, 2020: Huawei P40 series getting a major camera update with AI 50MP Mode, captures high resolution pictures

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April 20, 2020: Huawei rolled out a new update for Huawei P40 series that installs optimizations for the camera, Always on Display, multi-device control panel, display, and system stability

April 8, 2020: Huawei P40 and P40 Pro received a new update for Camera, System, and Fingerprint unlock as well as bringing. Check more information here

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A new Huawei Nova 5T update brings two recent security patch in software package

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The latest software update for the Huawei Nova 5T has already reached different users around the globe. This update initially installed June 2021 security patch on Huawei Nova 5T models but now it’s tagging along with several other applications.

According to the information coming Huaweiblog, Huawei is now sending a new build for some of the Huawei Nova 5T. This update brings a mixture of new applications as well as two security patches.

The latest software update is expanding in Europe and it has multiple software packages inside the OTA update. The changelog reveals that the Huawei Nova 5T latest upgrade has EMUI 11 version 11.0.0.165 (C431E3R1P4) with a download packet size of 1.37GB.

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Previous rollout and when it was started:

Last month, Huawei began to rollout the June 2021 software update for Huawei Nova 5T. However, this new update and package content are surely surprising.

Because the latest software brings “April 2021” security patch, which is already rolled out two months ago.

Also, the first software package consists of new applications – Pental Search, Reader, Pental Maps, Member Center, and Link Now. Some of these apps install alongside the update but some require manual installation by tapping on their icons.

This rollout could be designed for the users who’ve missed the recent changes made to the system and Huawei doesn’t want the users of Huawei Nova 5T to miss it out.

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So, how can I update my Huawei Nova 5T?

You just need to follow these instructions to get the latest software update

  • 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

Important Notes:

It’s recommended that you install this update with sufficient storage. Keep your device sufficiently charged and do not force shutdown your device while the update progress.

Huawei Nova 5T:

Huawei Nova 5T comes with a quad camera system including a 48 MP (f/1.8 aperture AF) + 16 M (f/2.2 aperture FF) + 2 M (f/2.4 aperture FF) + 2 M (f/2.4 aperture FF). For selfies, it has a 32Mp f/2.0 front camera.

Huawei Nova 5T

The Nova 5T packs with a 3750mAh battery that recharges with a 22.5W charger, the phone is powered by a Kirin 980 processor for a fast and efficient user experience. From the software side, the Nova 5T comes with EMUI 9.1 out of the box. After two major rollouts, this phone now runs EMUI 11.

However, Nova 5T’s hardware is eligible to upgrade over HarmonyOS 2 operating system but Huawei has not announced any timeline or the rollout dates for the global markets.

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July 2021 Huawei EMUI Software Update List

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On June 2, 2021, Huawei organized an event for the grand welcome of the HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system for smartphones. Since then, the HM OS has started making smartphones via OTA upgrades.

At the moment, all Huawei users are waiting to get their hands-on HarmonyOS and want to enjoy the new features as soon as possible. Currently, HarmonyOS 2.0 beta update rollout is limited to the Chinese variants and not available for global users.

HarmonyOS 2.0 brings a whole new user interface and features including a new home screen, service widgets, control panel, app guard, collaborative security, and more.

But only focusing on major software updates is good or sufficient for any smartphone. Well, the answer is absolutely not because software update brings security improvements, new features, improvements, and optimizations. which are essential for devices to give the best out of their hardware and software.

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However, Huawei always tries to reach as many as users it can cover their devices with the latest software improvements according to their eligibility.

In a single month, Huawei releases many firmware updates along with EMUI upgraded versions for several devices. In this article, users will get full insights into all types of updates released by the company in July 2021.

Below you can check July 2021 feature/security updates archive.

July 31, 2021:

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  • Huawei Nova 7 5G receiving June 2021 security update for the global variants. Read more.

July 28, 2021:

  • Huawei Mate 40 series software patch comes with battery improvements. Read more.

July 24, 2021:

  • Huawei Nova 5T June 2021 update improves system security with the new patch. Read more.
  • Huawei P Smart S users began receiving June 2021 security updates. Read more here
  • Huawei Mate 20 Lite getting a new software update that installs new apps and security patches. Read more.

July 23, 2021:

  • HM OS 2 stable update released for Huawei P50 models. Read more.

July 22, 2021:

  1. Huawei Nova 7i began receiving June 2021 security improvement. Read more
  2. May 2021 security update rolling out for Huawei Mate Xs. Read more.

July 20, 2021:

  • June 2021 update released for Huawei Enjoy 10S and Enjoy 10e smartphones. Read more
  • The Latest Huawei P30 lite update with Celia and new apps continues to expand to more models. Read more.

July 19, 2021:

  • Huawei FreeBuds 4i new update released, brings AI Life app support for iOS users.. Read more

July 18, 2021:

  • July 2021 firmware update started to rollout for Huawei FreeBuds 4i. Read more

July 16, 2021:

  • Display and Connection update released for Huawei Watch 3 series [Global]. Read more

July 15, 2021:

  • Latest update of Huawei Watch Fit adds the lock screen password and call rejection feature [Global]. Read more
  • Some users of Huawei P30 Lite receiving only May 2021 update, excluding new apps. Read more

July 13, 2021:

  • Huawei FreeBuds 4 firmware update brings audio and Bluetooth improvements [Global]. Read more

July 12, 2021:

  • May 2021 security patch released for Huawei Enjoy 10 and Enjoy 9e smartphones (EMUI 9.1). Read more

July 11, 2021:

  • Huawei Watch GT 2 Porsche Design gets system stability optimization with July 2021 firmware update. Read more

July 10, 2021:

  • Huawei Mate 20 devices (EMUI 11) starts getting May 2021 security update [Global]. Read more
  • Huawei P40 Lite 5G (EMUI 10.1) grabbing May 2021 security improvements. Read more
  • New app, system and security improvements released for Huawei P40 Lite (EMUI 10.1). Read more

July 9, 2021:

  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro (EMUI 11) starts receiving May 2021 security improvements via new update [Global]. Read more
  • Huawei P Smart 2021 (EMUI 10.1) began receiving May 2021 security update. Read more
  • May 2021 security update expanding for Huawei P40 series smartphones. Read more

July 6, 2021:

  • Huawei Mate X (EMUI 11) folding smartphone grabbing May 2021 security update. Read more
  • Huawei Nova 7i (EMUI 10.1) receiving new apps and system stability improvements update. Read more
  • May 2021 security patch for Nova 7i smartphone expanding in more markets. Read more

July 5, 2021:

  • Huawei Y6 Pro 2019 (EMUI 9.1) update installs the May 2021 security update. Read more
  • Honor 20 smartphone on Magic UI 4 getting May 2021 security improvements. Read more

July 3, 2021:

  • Huawei Watch Fit (Elegant Edition) receiving lock screen password and call rejection features. Read more
  • Huawei P30 Lite (EMUI 10) receiving Celia Voice Assistant and improvements with a new software update. Read more
  • Honor 9X Pro smartphone (EMUI 9.1) picks up May 2021 security update [Global]. Read more
  • New hearing and Bluetooth optimizations rolling for Huawei FreeBuds Pro in the global market. Read more

July 2, 2021:

  • Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro receiving system optimization with July 2021 firmware update. Read more
  • Huawei P20 and P20 Pro getting Celia voice assistant, new apps, and security improvements, HarmonyOS 2 eligible. Read more

July 1, 2021:

  • New service center and security improvements rolling out for Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 inch. Read more
  • Huawei debuts May 2021 security update for Huawei Nova 7 5G smartphone [Global]. Read more
  • May 2021 security patch released for Huawei Nova 7 5G and Nova 7 Vitality Edition. Read more
  • The latest update for Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 brings a new service widget feature, and optimizations. Read more
  • Huawei P20 Lite smartphone began collecting May 2021 security updates. Read more
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Huawei Nova 7 5G receiving June 2021 security update [Global]

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Huawei Nova 7 5G quad-camera smartphone running on EMUI 11 starts receiving June 2021 security patch in the global market for improves system security.

To be mentioned, Huawei has not delivered this security update for Nova 7 Chinese variants yet. On the other hand, this series of smartphones has successfully tested the HarmonyOS 2.0 in the beta phase and begun to upgrade over the stable HM OS version.

However, there is no information available regarding HarmonyOS 2.0 for global users. The HarmonyOS 2.0 launch in the global market is still awaited.

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EMUI Version:

With the latest update, Huawei has pushed the upgraded EMUI 11 version 11.0.0.158 from EMUI 11.0.0.157 (C185E5R1P3) with an update size of 234MB.

By exploring the changelog, we have found that aside from the installation of a new security patch, this firmware update doesn’t bring improvements to the system.

Huawei Nova 7 5G June 2021 update

Thanks to the tipster: Mohamed

Important Points:

  • 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.

New EMUI 11 Changelog:

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

June 2021 security patch details: This security update fixes different levels of exploits and issues including  2 critical, and 13 high levels of CVEs for improved system security.

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HOW TO UPDATE:

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

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HarmonyOS 2 stable update announced for Huawei Nova 6, Nova 7 and Nova 8 smartphones

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