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Latest update of Huawei Nova 8 Pro installs April 2021 security patch



Huawei is very busy with the HarmonyOS 2.0 beta testing program on the mainland, but it knows the importance of security updates that’s why the simultaneous rollout of the new update is also undergoing without any interruption.

Over the past couple of weeks, Huawei has delivered the April 2021 security update to many of its eligible devices and still expanding for the rest models for improved system security.

Now, Huawei Nova 8 Pro smartphone is getting a new software update that installs a security patch released in April 2021 and protects the devices against threats as well optimizes overall device performance.

According to the information, this changelog doesn’t bring any other new changes for the system apart from the security patch. More information related latest EMUI version and detailed changelog mentioned below.

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Besides this, Huawei Nova 8 series is also a part of the HarmonyOS 2.0 developer beta activity and currently under-process as well as started receiving and enjoying the new features added to HarmonyOS 2.0.

Recently, Huawei Nova 8 Pro also caught running on HarmonyOS 2.0 beta version on live YouTube video. To check the performance and visual view of HarmonyOS 2.0 on Nova 8 Pro, please check the linked video:

Before you upgrade:

  1. We recommend you take a backup of your important data.
  2. Use a stable connection to download the update package.
  3. Do not forcefully turn off the phone, once the installation is started.

EMUI Version:

Huawei Nova 8 Pro smartphone users grabbing EMUI 11 version upgrading from


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

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


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:

Check Huawei Nova 8 and Nova 6 running HarmonyOS 2.0 developer beta [Video]

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.