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Huawei releases July 2021 security update for Honor 20S and Play 9A

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After several Huawei devices, the company is expanding the July 2021 security update for the eligible Honor phones. As per the information, the Honor 20S and Honor Play 9A have begun receiving new security patches released in July 2021.

Huawei’s July 2021 security patch brings fixes for 49 vulnerabilities including 21 high and 28 medium levels of CVEs that could harm your device. Furthermore, it also enhances the overall performance and smoothens the device’s performance.

For your information, this update will gradually cover all the eligible devices and it may take time to show on your device via OTA. Meanwhile, you can also check for new software updates manually.

Software versions

  • Honor 20S: Latest EMUI 10.1 version 10.1.0.119 upgraded from version 10.1.0.117.
  • Honor Play 9A: Latest MagicUI 3.1 version 3.1.0.188 upgraded from version 3.1.0.187.

Honor 20S July 2021 update

Honor 20S:

Honor 20S comes with a 6.26-inch IPS LCD FHD+ display with 2340 x 1080 pixel resolutions. The smartphone equips a triple rear camera setup with a 48MP wide-angle, an 8MP ultra-wide, and a 2MP lens for macro shots. It has a 32MP front-facing camera.

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The device packs a 3750mAh battery with 20W fast charging. It is powered by the Kirin  810 octa-core processor. It comes pre-packed with the Android 9.0 based Magic UI 2.1 and currently running on EMUI 10.1 software.

Things to remember:

There are several important points you need to remember before installing the July 2021 patch on your Honor 20S and Honor Play 9A.

  • Make sure your device is not root.
  • Maintain enough battery and storage on your device.
  • This update won’t erase your data, but we recommend you to take backup in advance.
  • Follow the update instructions carefully (mentioned below).

If you want to send us Tips, Update Screenshots, or a Message? connect with us here:

  • Screenshots@huaweicentral.com
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How to check for updates:

Via Settings: 

  • Open Settings, then go to System & updates and open Software update.
  • Now select Check for updates >> if any update shows up, then hit the Download and install button.

Via Support app:

Alternatively, you can also download software updates using the Support app. To do so:

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  • Open Support app >> tap Service tab on the bottom bar >> then click on Update button.
  • Now select Check for updates, and then press Download and install.

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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5 year old Huawei mid-ranger gets new EMUI features

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Huawei is rolling out new software updates for one of its 5 year old mid-ranger with a number of new features. It’s good to see those old smartphones are not completely cut off from new optimizations and Huawei is still sending new tweaks.

The 5 year mid-ranger that we’re talking about is the Huawei Enjoy 7s. And it runs EMUI 9.1. Alongside, Huawei is sharing a new software update for another veteran, Huawei Enjoy 8 Plus, also known as Huawei Y9 2018.

These two phones are well received by Huawei consumers and now getting new add-ons. According to the changelog, Huawei is sending EMUI 9.1.0.148 (from EMUI 9.1.0.145) for the following models:

  • Enjoy 7S FIG-AL00
  • Enjoy 7S FIG-AL10
  • Enjoy 7S FIG-TL00
  • Enjoy 7S FIG-TL10

On the other hand, Huawei Enjoy 8 Plus getting EMUI 9.1.0.151 (from EMUI 9.1.0.143) for the below-mentioned models:

  • Enjoy 8 Plus FLA-AL10
  • Enjoy 8 Plus FLA-AL20
  • Enjoy 8 Plus FLA-TL10

What does it bring?

The changelog reveals that there are new changes in the application section such as the new Petal Light Tour app. Users will have to tap on the app icon to download the app on their smartphones.

You should know that the app download will begin only if you tap the app icon. Furthermore, this two Huawei mid-ranger are getting their EMUI security features improved with a February 2022 security patch.

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Previously, Huawei Enjoy 9e received a similar update for a better user experience. However, we cannot configure whether the same firmware is planned to rollout for the global variants.

If it happens, then do inform us via Screenshot@huaweicentral.com. Until then check the full changelog mentioned below and keep an eye on your phone’s firmware section.

Apps:

Added a quick download icon for the Petal Light Tour app, click it to download and use it directly.

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Safety:

integrates February 2022 security patches to enhance system security Information about the security content of Huawei software updates.

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Huawei P30 Lite November 2022 update rolling out

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Huawei is rolling out the November 2022 software update for the P30 lite smartphone in the global market. On the other hand, the company is sending this software update to improve the phone’s security aspect.

For now, the update has been spotted in the European region but may soon reach other markets. It’s come to know that the Huawei P30 Lite November 2022 software update has EMUI version 12.0.0.251 and a package size of over 250 megabytes.

You should know that this software is rolling out in batches. So, we suggest you keep on looking in the software update section.

The changelog doesn’t include any other improvements for the smartphone than the security patch. However, P30 lite users are anticipating EMUI 13 but Huawei has not revealed rollout dates for past devices.

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Hence, the phone currently, runs EMUI 12 with a number of new features as well as the user interface. However, the P30 lite was stuck on EMUI 10.0 previously. Therefore, it’ll be interesting to see if this phone could get new major upgrades.

If you want to check for new firmware, make sure to open Settings menu > then all you have to do is to scroll down and tap on System & updates > from here tap on Software updates and then tap CHECK FOR UPDATES button on the bottom side of the screen.

The phone will take a few minutes to connect to the server and check for the latest available firmware. If it fails, then do check the firmware via the My Huawei app.

Huawei P30 lite sports a 6.15-inch display with FHD+ resolution, the phone is powered by Kirin 710 chipset. It has a 24MP triple rear camera system and there’s a large 32MP selfie camera.

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The phone is packed with a 3340 mAh battery that could recharge with an 18W fast charger.

Below you can check participate in the poll and spark a conversation on your Huawei P30 lite software update status.

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Huawei releases December 2022 EMUI patch details

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Huawei has released December 2022 EMUI security patch details for global smartphones. This update will soon start to rollout for the eligible models on top of new OTA software. Huawei is currently rolling out November 2022 security patch for flagship and mid-range devices. These phones will soon promote to a new firmware version.

Meanwhile, Huawei smartphone users are waiting for a new major software update. However, Huawei has not revealed any details about EMUI 13 or its rollout. As December could bring news about EMUI 13 that is much awaited.

Huawei releases these software updates in quarterly and monthly time spans. And aims to improve the phone’s stability, features, and performance on EMUI 12.0.1, EMUI 12.0.0, and EMUI 11.0.1.

According to the patch details, Huawei December 2022 EMUI patch fixes 17 high-level CVEs, 2 medium CVEs, and no new CVEs found in the low-level. On the other hand, the patches also apply fixes for several other issues found in the last build version.

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Currently, we’ve not spotted December 2022 security patch rollout. However, you should grab this rollout as soon as it appears on your Huawei smartphone.

Below you can check all of the bugs and viruses fixed in the latest EMUI security bulletin.

CVE stands for Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures.

Critical:

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  • none

High:

  • CVE-2022-20414, CVE-2022-20441, CVE-2022-20445, CVE-2022-20446, CVE-2022-20448, CVE-2022-20450, CVE-2022-20451, CVE-2022-20453, CVE-2022-20454, CVE-2022-20462, CVE-2022-20463, CVE-2022-20465, CVE-2022-2209, CVE-2022-25724, CVE-2022-25743, CVE-2021-1050, CVE-2022-25741

Medium:

  • CVE-2022-20280, CVE-2022-20338

Low:

  • none

Already included in previous updates: CVE-2022-25748, CVE-2022-20394, CVE-2021-39673, CVE-2022-20410, CVE-2022-20351, CVE-2022-26472, CVE-2022-22078.

You can check for the latest software update, open Settings > tap on System & updates and then tap on Software updates and tap on CHECK FOR UPDATES. Afterward, the phone will check for the latest firmware rollout. However, it may take some time to release software updates for specific devices.

Hence, we suggest you also request new firmware via the My Huawei app and navigate to the Updates section.

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