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January 2021 security update released for Huawei Nova 8 SE smartphones

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Huawei has begun releasing a new software update for Huawei Nova 8 SE smartphone. This update mainly improves the system security via installing the January 2021 security patch.

Last November, Huawei launched the Nova 8 SE smartphone in China with two different hardware configurations. It offers a 6.53-inch display with 2400 x 1080 resolution, EMUI 10.1, MediaTek Dimensity 720/800U processor, 64MP rear camera, 16MP selfie camera, 3800mAh battery, and more.

On the other hand, it was noted that Huawei is taking good care of these new launch phones and releasing back-to-back software update with several fixes and optimizations.

In the last update, Huawei improves the Nova 8 SE systems security by delivering a December 2020 security update, which fixes 1 critical and 11 high level of CVEs.

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Related: New improvements released for Huawei Nova 8 SE with November 2020 security patch

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VERSION DETAILS:

  • Huawei Nova 8 SE users grabbing EMUI 10.1 version 10.1.1.148/149 upgraded from 10.1.1.147/148.

CHANGELOG:

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.

HOW TO UPDATE:

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.

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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.

REMEMBER:

  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 smartphone.

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.

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Huawei Nova 5T September 2021 update rolling out, skips August patch

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The 48MP AI quad rear camera phone – Huawei Nova 5T is receiving the September 2021 security update. This new rollout also makes the skip of the August security patch and it’s a really important step toward the phone’s security perspective by keeping it update to date.

According to Huaweiblog, the Huawei Nova 5T September 2021 security update comes with EMUI 11 version 11.0.0.177 and a software package size of 174 megabytes. This software rollout is currently noted inside Germany (Europe) but may soon expand for more users.

This treatment is significant because it wasn’t even delivered to the flagship phones – Huawei P40 and Mate 40 series. However, the Chinese models with HarmonyOS 2.0 already completed such installation.

The latest Nova 5T EMUI 11 incremental update comes with several fixes for the security flaws in the system and allows users to safely keep all of the device’s data.

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Huawei Nova 5T September 2021 update

(image source – Huaweiblog.de)

Nova 5T EMUI 12:

With these fast rollouts and releases, Huawei seemingly preparing the Nova 5T for the next major software update but there’s no official confirmation available on this matter at the moment.

Huawei Nova 5T:

This phone comes with a powerful hardware configuration that includes Kirin 980 processor, quad AI rear camera, a 32MP selfie camera, and more.

Huawei Nova 5T

How to download the Nova 5T:

You can download the latest Huawei Nova 5T update via Settings. To do this, open system settings, visit System & updates, thereafter, the users will have to push “Check for updates” followed by the corresponding update check. If an update is available, you can click “Download and Install”.

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However, you must remember to keep a backup of your data to prevent the loss of important files on your device. Furthermore, keep an adequate level of battery backup on your phone to prevent battery outage during the installation. Once started, it may take some time to process the update and install it on the device.

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Honor 9X Pro and 10 Lite receiving June and July 2021 security respectively

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Honor 9X Pro and Honor 10 Lite are receiving new software updates that bring June and June 2021 security patches respectively. These two phones are one of the top budget phones released by the company, still, they are still well handled by the consumers.

According to the changelog, the latest Honor 9X Pro security update comes with EMUI 9.1.1.235 with an upgrade package size of 104MB. On the other hand, the Honor 10 Lite getting EMUI 10.0.0.297 and a downloadable size of  326MB.

Following its launch, Honor 9X Pro has not received not even a single major upgrade for the global market. Therefore, it still runs EMUI 9.1 software system, yet the Chinese version already has been upgraded by EMUI 10.1. Meanwhile, the Honor 10 Lite runs EMUI 10.0.

honor 10 lite july 2021 update

Thanks to the tipsters 😉

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Both of these phones are eligible for HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system and testing this software in China. Still, the HarmonyOS remains under Chinese territory and there’s no confirmation about its global release at the moment.

Aside from these, there are few things that you should know before you move to upgrade. These are: Maintain enough space on your phone’s storage, keep an optimum battery level, backup files to prevent any unnecessary data loss.

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

REMEMBER:

  1. This update is currently rolling out in India.
  2. The update is rolling out in batches so it may take some time/days to reach your device.
  3. The update will not erase any data.
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New Apps and security update for Huawei Y9 2019 rolling out

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Huawei Y9 2019 users in the global market are receiving a new software update that comes with a number of new features including the latest security patch as well as Huawei Apps.

Huawei Y9 2019 runs EMUI 9.1 and the new apps and security patch for the phone comes with EMUI 9.1.0.366 version. The package size is 309 MB. Talking specifically, this software rollout brings a number of new security patches released in May 2021 for improved system security.

On the other hand, Huawei Y9 2019 is getting the addition of the Huawei Apps folder to the home screen, so you can stay up to date with trending apps. The update also adds quick download shortcuts for the following apps:

  • Petal Search
  • Books
  • Petal Maps
  • GameCenter
  • Member Center
  • Celia Keyboard

You’ll just need to tap on the corresponding icons to download the apps.

To be mentioned, the update adds AI Voice (Celia Voice Assistant). You can use AI Voice to interact with Huawei devices (such as smartphones and tablets) hands-free.

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Huawei y9 2019 news apps update

(Thanks to the tipsters – Raphael and Youssef)

Update notes and instructions:

The New Apps and Security update for the Huawei Y9 2019 is expanding gradually and users may have to get their hands on this latest firmware rollout. The update will not erase any data. Maintain enough battery and storage on your device. EMUI version and size may vary depending on the country/region/models.

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Download via Settings:

  • Open Settings
  • Click on the System
  • 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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