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Latest update brings April 2021 security patch for Huawei P40 Lite smartphone



Huawei P40 Lite

Huawei P40 Lite smartphone was launched in both 4G and 5G capabilities. Last week, Huawei has kicked off the April 2021 security improvement for the P40 Lite 5G smartphones.

Now, the company is expanding the same security patch for the Huawei P40 Lite (4G) that fixes the different levels of exploits and issues to provide better system security.

On the other hand, Huawei’s self-developed operating system, HarmonyOS 2.0 has started making its way for smartphones in China.

Moreover, the Chinese variant of P40 Lite, Huawei Nova 6 SE is also eligible and participated in the HarmonyOS 2.0 closed beta testing program. Post recruitment, the company has started sending beta software update to test the new HarmonyOS features.

At present, Huawei has announced HarmonyOS 2.0 upgrade plan only for Chinese devices. However, the global users has to wait to get their hands 0n this brand new OS.

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Aside from the security patch, the changelog doesn’t have much to present and has not listed any other changes made to the system. More information about the update instructions and notes linked below.


  • 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 Version:

Huawei P40 Lite smartphone owners start getting EMUI 10.1 version (C432E1R2P1) with an update size of 190MB in Europe.


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

April 2021 security patch details: This security update fixes different levels of exploits and issues including 17 high and 69 medium levels of CVEs for improved system security.


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

(Source: Huaweiblog)

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Huawei P40 Lite 5G smartphone starts getting April 2021 security improvements

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.