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January 2021 security update released for Huawei Mate 30 smartphones



Huawei Mate 30 series

Huawei Mate 30 lineup was launched in 2019 with pre-installed EMUI 10, powered by HiSilicon Kirin processor and more. However, this series is compatible to run EMUI 11 or above upgrades.

Since September 2020, Huawei has started EMUI 11 beta testing for its various eligible devices. The first beta test was performed on Mate 30 and P40 series and followed by the MatePade Pro and Pro 5G in china.

In November 2020, Huawei closed the EMUI 11 testing program for Mate 30, P40, and MatePad series by upgrading these devices on stable EMUI 11 versions via OTA update. Meanwhile, Mate 30 global variants also received the official EMUI 11 in December 2020.

The new features of EMUI 11 include the artistic Always on Display designs and clock themes, improved multi-window mode, smoother UI animations, better multi-screen collaboration, and more.

Now, Huawei has begun released a new software update for the Mate 30 smartphones. This update mainly installs the January 2021 security patch that protects your device against threats.

On the other hand, the Mate 30 Pro global users recently grabbed the January 2021 security update that improves the system security as well as fixes different levels of exploits and issues.

Adapted Models

  • Huawei Mate 30
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche Design

Upgrade version

  • The Huawei Mate 30 series is upgrading to from


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.


  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.

Also, check:

Huawei Mate 30 Pro getting January 2021 security update [Global]

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.