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November 2020 security update released for Honor V30, V30 Pro and 6 more smartphones



We are at the end of December, Honor is sending the new software update for these 8 devices mentioned below. This update mainly brings the security patch released in November 2020 that enhances the system security and overall performance of device.

Meanwhile, Honor V30 and V30 Pro users receiving Magic 4.0 update that brings new fast file transfer, dynamic screen effect, fixes application issues along with November 2020 security patch.

Adapted models:

  • Honor V30
  • Honor V30 Pro
  • Honor X10 Max
  • Honor Play 9A
  • Honor Play 4 Pro
  • Honor Play 4T
  • Honor Play 4T Pro
  • Honor Play 8
Honor Play 4

Honor Play 4


  • Honor V30 and V30 Pro users getting Magic UI 4 version upgraded from
  • Honor X10 Max getting Magic UI 3.1 version upgraded from
  • Honor Play 9A getting Magic UI 3.1 version upgraded from
  • Honor Play 4 Pro getting Magic UI 3.1 version upgarded from
  • Honor Play 4T getting Magic UI 3.1 version upgraded from 3.1.o.145
  • Honor Play 4T Pro getting Magic UI 3.1 version upgraded from
  • Honor Play 8 getting EMUI 9.1 version upgraded from

NOTE: Currently, this update is rolling out in China.


For Honor V30 and V30 Pro:


File Transfer: New large file flash transfer function allows the user to transfer large files, HD video, and images without any fear of size, distance, and image quality are not compressed.

System: New bright screen dynamic effect, When the screen is lit, the screen gradually lights up, giving the eyes time to adapt to the light source, making the bright screen experience more comfortable and harmonious.

Theme: Added “Starry Night Painting” artistic theme, bright color painting, and smooth and continuous motion effects.

App: Fix the problem that the WeChat clone cannot be selected when sharing.


Security: Incorporate the November 2020 security patch to enhance the security of the mobile phone system.

For Honor X10 Max, Play 9A, Play 4 Pro, Play 4T, Play 4T Pro, and Play 8:

[Security] Integrates Android security patches released in November 2020 for improved system security.

[November 2020 Security Patch Details] November 2020 security update install security fixes for different levels of exploits and issues within Honor phones including 3 critical and 15 high levels of CVEs.



Download via Settings:

  • Open Settings
  • Click on the System/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

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  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.

Also, check:

Honor V40′ alleged render shows big curved edge display and a premium frame design

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Honor Magic UI 6.0 launched based on Android 12



On January 10, Honor has launched the new version of the Magic UI software system, Magic UI 6.0 based on the latest Android 12. At the press conference, Honor CEO, Zhao Ming has presented a “continuous dream” of Magic UI 6.0.

Honor Magic UI 6.0 is designed with aim of bringing a new experience better than other OS. While maintaining the advantages of the Magic Live Smart Engine and other advantages. The Magic UI 6.0 comes with multi-device intelligent collaboration, focusing on smart life, collaborative office, and much more.

According to the official information, Honor Magic UI 6.0 upgrades Magic Live + Basic OS and Magic Live + cross-device OS three-dimensional knowledge experience under the real-time online perception, comprehension, and learning capabilities of Magic Live Intelligence Engine. “In the future, Honor’s Magic UI will take a different growth path from all existing brands.”

Honor also showed a signal comparison between the Magic 3.0 and the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max, which is generally stronger and more power-efficient than the iPhone 13. As compared to Magic UI 5.0, the Magic UI 6.0 also improved the average frame rate of games, improved application retention rates, and even extended the Magic 3’s battery life by 20 minutes.


Furthermore, Honor Magic UI 6.0 is unleashed with the blessing of the Magic Live intelligent engine that can sense the geolocation through all-weather in boarding, subway, express delivery, elevator, and other scenarios. It matches the relationship between people’s location and time accounts, as well as provides relevant data partners to provide accurate intelligent services.

The Magic can actively provide smart services with a live visual experience. In the case of business travel, Yoyo suggests that flight information will be displayed in time, voice prompts boarding, and the boarding pass can be opened with a key. Based on industry-leading multi-level geofencing technology, Magic Live is 6 times more accurate than traditional sensing technology, 500 times more accurate in real-time, and reduces power consumption by up to 95%.

Magic Live will also actively learn and receive visual rules and recommendation rules based on user habits so that YOYO suggestions can become your unique smart assistant. Subway view, one-click swipe code, view of the house, and pickup signal.



In addition, Honor also launched the Honor Connect interconnection protocol, which can achieve 10ms low latency, 1.2GBps high data throughput, and a 20% anti-packet loss rate. Glory supports sharing and collaboration mode functions and supports compatibility with OLA protocol and METAR protocol.

Magic Live:

With Basic OS, Magic Live can customize Smart Folders according to personal habits, and intelligently recommend app combinations on the go, for office meetings, entertainment, and leisure. Magic Live provides personalized optimization strategies for different scenarios: Link Turbo X integrates network distributed computing technology to improve communication stalls in weak signal environments.

GPU Turbo X is equipped with AI real-time scene prediction and scheduling to improve the average frame rate. the device maintains “quiet” while playing; OS Turbo X Smart Memory technology, application survival increased by 20%, battery life equivalent time increased by 5% magic live black technology wisdom blessings.

Honor is a strategic partner of Microsoft’s Your Phone function in China, the Magic Live cross-device experience has also been upgraded. In addition to the new Honor Connect interconnection protocol, Honor Sharing supports seamless interconnection transfer between mobile phones, tablets, and PCs, as well as high-speed reciprocal transfers between Windows PCs.


Cross-device collaboration supports keyboard and mouse sharing and screen expansion. The protocol is open for shelves and standard adaptations have been deeply incorporated to support more ecological devices.

Apart from this, Honor has also launched a brand new Honor Smart Desktop YOYO recommends cross-device reminders to continuously remind the schedule through various interactions such as card capsules, headset voices, and watch messages.

Magic UI 6.0 provides several service cards recommended by YOYO, creating a variety of themed desktops, and changing styles as you wish. New large folders function, directly click storage app, efficient and one-touch. Human factors engineering interactive effects, a mirror to the end. In other respects, Magic UI 6.0 also announced that it will continue to protect user privacy and security in all aspects and at all times.


The smartphone that will update first over Magic UI 6.0 in first-quarter belongs to the Magic 3 series. While the Honor 50 series will do so in the second quarter of the year. In the third quarter, Honor mobiles such as the V40, 50SE, X30, X20, or V7 will be updated.


(Source: ithome)

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December 2021 update rolling out for Honor 50 smartphone (Magic UI 4.2)



Honor 50 running on Magic UI 4.2 (Android 11) has begun receiving the December 2021 software update that brings optimizations for various system features and security. As per the information, this latest update comes with Magic UI version and a software package size of 277MB.

The Honor 50 December 2021 update log reveals that it optimizes the camera performance and system stability for a smoother user experience. In addition to this, it also installs the security patch released in December 2021 for better system security.

However, the changes that arrived with this firmware update are worth of installation package size. So, we suggest Honor 50 smartphone users maintain at least 300MB of free storage on their device to download the latest software update package.

So, what are the fixes with December 2021 Magic UI security patch?


Well, Honor December 2021 Magic UI security patch fixes 2 critical and 11 moderate levels of CVE found in the latest software system and enhances the overall device security.

Special thanks to the tipster: Tamil G

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Full changelog:

  • Camera: Optimizes the camera performance in some scenarios.
  • System: System stability tweaks for a smoother experience.
  • Security: Installs December 2021 security patch for improved system security

Update Instruction:

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap on System & updates
  • Tap Software update
  • Tap Check for Updates
  • Download and Install
  • Install and restart your device

Honor 50:

Honor 50 smartphone launched on June 17, 2021, and sports a 6.57-inch display with a resolution of 2340×1080 pixels. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor and comes with 8GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, and a 4300mAh battery with fast charging support.


In terms of software, this smartphone comes pre-installed with Magic UI 4.2 based on Android 11. On the rear side, it has a 108 MP+8MP+2MP+2MP quad-camera system and the front side has a 32MP selfie shooter.

The Connectivity options on the Honor 50 include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth v5.20, and USB Type-C. Sensors on the phone include an in-display fingerprint sensor.

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December 2021 security update available for Honor 20 smartphone



Honor 20 December 2021 update

Honor 20 running on Magic UI 4.0 is receiving a new software update that installs a security patch released in December 2021. This latest Magic UI update enhances the system security by fixing exploits and issues found in the system.

According to the information, the December 2021 update for Honor 20 arrived with Magic UI version (C675E3R1P4) in India. However, it comes with a software update package size of 199MB.

Besides the security improvement, the new Honor 20 changelog doesn’t have any other changes made to the system. The December 2021 security patch fixes  2 critical, 15 high, and 38 medium levels of CVEs in the system as well as 29 CVEs in third-party libraries.

Special thanks to the tipster: Tamil G 


Honor 20 December 2021 update

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Is Honor 20 eligible for EMUI 12?

The Chinese counterpart of Honor 20 is currently running on HarmonyOS 2.0 software system while the global variant is on Magic UI 4. To be mentioned, the Honor 20 series is performing well with the HarmonyOS system, which means these smartphones have capabilities to support the latest softwares.

So, it is expected that soon or later these smartphones will get the hands-on new OS but we’ll have to wait for an official confirmation. However, EMUI 12 beta testing is just started so it may some time to reach old smartphones.


Before upgrading to the latest version, Honor 20 users, we recommend you to take a backup of your important data to prevent data loss. However, the update doesn’t erase your data but it’s good to take a backup. Also, maintain enough battery and storage on your device.

Honor 20 December 2021 update

Update Instructions:

There are two ways that you can download this latest software update, both of these mentioned below:



  1. Go to Settings
  2. Tap on System & updates
  3. Tap Software update
  4. Tap Check for Updates
  5. Download and Install
  6. Install


You can also request this update via the Support app with the following instructions.

  1. Open the My Huawei app
  2. Tap on Update
  3. Download and Install
  4. Install
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