Honor 9A April 2021 update brings new applications and security patch

Along with its own devices, Huawei is also sending the latest software updates to several Honor phones. Honor 9A that was launched when Honor worked under the leadership of Huawei, is also getting new software update via OTA.

According to the latest info, Honor 9A started getting new updates which came with the April 2021 security and installed several new apps. It’s the first time in a while that an Honor phone is getting such a software update.

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Users can identify this latest firmware on their device via the Magic UI 3.1 version (C432E4R2P2). It comes with an update size of 736MB in Europe. It’s a big update, so we recommend you to use a stable internet connection or upgrade over Wi-Fi.

Also, do make sure to backup your important data before initiating the download. you can check the changelog and the download steps below:


  • Apps: Added quick download shortcuts for the following apps: Petal Search, Reader, Petal Maps, Member Center, Game Center, and Link Now
  • Call: Optimizes the calling experience in some scenarios.
  • Security: Integrates the Android security patch released in April 2021

How to check for updates?

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.

What about HarmonyOS on Honor devices?

Huawei launched its new self-made operating system, HarmonyOS 2.0 on June 02, and soon after the announcement, the company also started the public beta testing for the select devices.

Meanwhile, some of the Honor phones are also eligible to get a HarmonyOS software upgrade. As per the schedule, the first Honor smartphone will receive the HarmonyOS 2.0 in the fourth quarter of 2021. And between Q4, 2021, and the first half of 2022, 35 Honor devices will receive the new OS.

For more info about the HarmonyOS 2.0 and to know if your Honor device will get this new operating system. Check our eligible devices article linked below:

Huawei HarmonyOS (Hongmeng OS) Eligible Devices [List]


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