Huawei Nova 8 SE getting January 2021 security update

Huawei launched the Nova 8 SE phone back in November last year with a bunch of features such as a 6.53-inch display, EMUI 10.3, MediaTek Dimensity 720/800U processor, 3800mAh battery, and much more.

The company has now started releasing a new update for the Nova 8 SE users which brings the January 2021 security update for improved system security and device stability. The new update fixes 1 critical and 11 high levels of CVEs. Additionally, it also carries optimizations for a better user experience.

Other than the security improvements this update does not add any new feature to the device. Users can identity the latest firmware via the EMUI 10.1 version which is upgraded from

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It is important to note that this update is being rolled out in batches and it may take time to reach your device. If you have received the update on your device then you can download it with the help of the steps given below.

How to update:

Download via Settings:

Open Settings > then click on System & updates. After opening a Software update, tap on Check for updates option. If the update is available to download then click Download and install. And after installation Reboot the device.

Download via Support app:

Open the Support app on your device and then go to the Service tab. Click on the Update button and then tap on Check for update option. If the update is available then click on Download and install. After installation Reboot the device.


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