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March 2021 security update released for Honor 9X smartphone



Huawei is continuously expanding the reach of its latest custom OS, EMUI 11 across the globe because without concluding this major update rollout, the company cannot freely move towards HarmonyOS for smartphones.

In between this, Huawei has some devices that eligible to upgrade over EMUI 11 but the company has not delivered this major update to them yet. Honor 9X smartphone is also one of them, which is able to work latest custom OS but status is unconfirmed.

Previously, a tipster shared a screenshot of Honor 9X that shows this device secretly running on HarmonyOS mobile developer beta, which is really surprising.

Following the tipster information, it is observed that the Honor 9X will directly be upgraded over HarmonyOS after skipping EMUI 11. Since then, no official confirmation surfaced regarding this.

In the meantime, Honor has started delivering a new software update for Honor 9X, which installs the security patch released in March 2021. This patch defends the smartphone against threats and increases system performance.

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EMUI Version:

  • Honor 9X smartphone can found this latest update with EMUI 10.1 version updated from

Key points to users before Update:

  • The device must have a better battery backup to install this update that is a minimum of 50%.
  • It’s Compulsory to check your storage availability(Internal/External SDcard) to download the latest update as per its size required
  • A strong WiFi/mobile data connection is required for a buffer-free download of the package.


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

March 2021 Security Patch Details: This security patch fixes 2 critical, 13 high levels, and 132 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.

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.


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New apps and features roll out for Honor 9X and 9X Pro with latest software update

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.