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Stable HarmonyOS 4.2 released for 3 Huawei devices including Pocket S



Stable HarmonyOS 4.2 Huawei Pocket S

Huawei is releasing the stable HarmonyOS 4.2 update for three foldable phones including the Pocket S. After a long beta activity, the corresponding device owners can now explore new features and useful enhancements of the latest software.

The changelog shows that the stable HarmonyOS 4.2 firmware for Huawei Pocket S foldable and other devices is rolling out with the build. Make sure to have 8GB of space in your smartphone for storing the latest update conveniently.

You can check the list of compatible models below.

  • Huawei Pocket S
  • Huawei Mate Xs 2
  • Huawei Mate Xs 2 Collector’s Edition
  • Huawei P50 Pocket
  • Huawei P50 Pocket Custom Edition

If you carry the above-listed foldable models then you can experience a new phase with HarmonyOS 4.2. Although your device should be running on the baseline version or to conduct the installation without any difficulty.

Speaking of the changelog, the company has integrated interactive themes, new optimizations, and the May 2024 security patch. But again, the feature list differs for those running on closed beta track and the general public. Let’s check the changelog.

Stable HarmonyOS 4.2 Huawei Pocket S

Stable HarmonyOS 4.2 for Huawei foldable phones (Image Credits: Huawei)

Stable HarmonyOS 4.2 Changelog


  • Introduced a new geometry party theme that lets you select distinct triangular shapes to create a group thus, begins the party by following the click gestures to scroll above or below the lock screen.
  • Added a new geometric sticker theme which can pile up different triangular shapes or colorful stickers, creating a personalized theme. Moreover, users can interact with these stickers with click gestures on the lock screen.
  • Added a new mood fun theme where you can choose from various cute expressions freely as well as combine them to form an enriched theme via several layout methods.
  • Added a new mood sticker theme which uses a rich collection of popular emoticons and 1500+ mood emoticons to form an ever-changing interactive theme hence, making the lock screen more fun.
  • The artistic character theme can replace the custom background when cutting out the picture or changing the background, making it more creative.

User Interface:

  • Celia suggestions widgets can be stacked for display to improve the user experience.
  • Polishes the operation details of more scenarios to make visual effects, prompts, etc. more refined and accurate.


  • Optimize the global search experience and make the home screen pull-down feature smoother.
  • Improve the user experience in various scenarios such as application startup, task switching, sliding, interrupting animations, etc., giving you a smoother and smoother operating feel.
  • Added a new WLAN network automatic connection tab, which can individually control whether to auto-connect to previously connected WLAN networks.
  • Added a new Bluetooth device recording switch. When recording from a distance, you can connect Huawei headphones to record via Bluetooth to get better quality recording.
  • Integrates a device-cloud cooperation mechanism to achieve more accurate and faster control of malicious apps.
  • Added an anti-false alarm feature to smartly identify viruses and risky applications, making HarmonyOS more pure and secure.
  • Blocks in-app ads (pop-up ads when the phone is shaken) by preventing apps from obtaining the device orientation. (Settings > Privacy > Permission Manager > Device Orientation).
  • Better control on notification sending permissions for new third-party apps.
  • Incorporated the May 2024 security patch to enhance the system security.


  • Upgraded the ‘Huawei Reading’ service. Based on HarmonyOS features, it provides you with a high-quality reading experience such as millions of good books, AI emotional reading, and cross-device circulation.


  • Optimizes the display effect of some apps’ interfaces. (for baseline version

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