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January 2021 security improvement released for Huawei Maimang 9, Maimang 8 and Maimang 7



Huawei Maimang 9 comes pre-installed with EMUI 10.1 and Maimang 8 was initially released with EMUI 9.0 as well as Maimang 7 launched with EMUI 8.2. Later on, Maimang 8 and 7 devices received the EMUI 10.0 major upgrades that provides new user interface.

The devices are far behind in comparison to their descended in terms of hardware and software compatibility. This may be the reason that the company didn’t send further major updates for the devices. But the company consistently sending the security patches for these devices.

Now, Huawei started sending a new update for Maimang lineup smartphones listed below. This update didn’t bring any features along with it. It only installs the security patch released in January 2021 that enhance the security of the mobile phone system.

Adapting models:

  • Maimang 9
  • Maimang 8
  • Maimang 7

Above smartphone users can download the latest EMUI build for further security improvements. With this update, the company fixes different levels of exploits and issues including including 4 critical, 1 medium, and 25 high levels of CVEs.

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Updated version:

  • Huawei Maimang 9 users grabbing EMUI 10.1 version upgrading from
  • Huawei Maimang 8 users grabbing EMUI 10 version upgrading from
  • Huawei Maimang 7 users grabbing EMUI 10 version upgrading from


  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.
  3. Maintain enough storage and battery on your device.


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.


Security: Integrates Android security patches released in January 2021 for improved system security.

January 2021 Security Patch Details: Installs security fixes for different levels of exploits and issues within Huawei phones including 4 critical, 1 medium, and 25 high levels of CVEs.

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Huawei continues to lead China’s wearable market in Q4 2020: IDC

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.