July 2020 update rolling out for Honor 9X series

Honor 9X and 9X Pro are getting a new software update with the July 2020 security patch. This update brings knuckle gesture features, Smart charge mode, gesture navigation support, and also improves system security for better user experience.

The July 2020 security update installs Android patches from Huawei and Google, fixing different levels of exploits and issues within Huawei phones including 5 critical and 9 high levels of CVEs. There is no Medium and Low level of CVEs found.

READ MORE: Here’s the list of eligible Huawei and Honor devices that will get EMUI 11 and Magic UI 4.0 

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This update for Honor 9X and 9X Pro comes with EMUI upgrading from EMUI and an update package size of 708MB.

Important: Software version, size, and rollout availability could be different in different countries.

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[Through Settings] Settings – System – Software update – CHECK FOR UPDATES – Download and install.

[Through Support App] Open Support App – Service Tab – Update – CHECK FOR UPDATES – Download and install.


Gesture Navigation: Adds gesture support for switching between apps. Swipe across the bottom edge of the screen or in an arc across the bottom to switch between apps. To learn more about this gesture, go to Settings > System navigation > Gestures > Settings > Switch between apps.

System: Plays an animation when you touch the shortcut switches on the notification panel. Improves the user experience with Multi-Window.

Knuckle Gestures: Improves the user experiences with the knuckle gesture features.

Battery: Optimizes the Smart Charge mode, reducing battery aging by adapting to your charging routine through AI learning and preventing the battery from being continuously charged when full. (This feature is enabled by default.)

Security: Integrated Android security patches released in July 2020 for improved system security.

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