Huawei Nova 7i getting April 2021 security update

On June 2nd, Huawei released the most anticipated smartphone operating system Hongmeng 2.0, and at the same time confirmed and released the upgrade plan for 100 Huawei devices that are eligible to install Hongmeng 2.0 in China.

In this market segment, Huawei nova 6 SE also appeared in the Hongmeng system upgrade plan, which was launched globally under the name nova 7i. This means that these global smartphones are eligible for Hongmeng OS 2.0, but are still waiting for official confirmation.

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Currently, Hongmeng OS 2.0’s upgrade plan for Chinese users has been made public, but it will soon be expanded to global users. At the same time, Huawei is expanding the April 2021 security patch for the Nova 7i smartphone.

This update fixes several new bugs and vulnerabilities found in the previous software version, and provides better system security, and improves overall device performance.

On the other hand, the changelog does not show us much, nor does it mention any other changes made to the system. For more information on the update instructions and precautions mentioned below.

To be mentioned, this update is currently rolling out in batches so it may take time to reach your device. Also, if it is available on your device then you must make sure to maintain enough storage before installing.

EMUI version:

Huawei Nova 7i smartphone users start receiving new EMUI 10.1 version (C185E4R6P1) with an update size of 190MB in the Middle East.


Security: Integrates the Android security patch released in April 2021.

April 2021 security patch details: This security update fixes different levels of exploits and issues including 17 high and 69 medium levels of CVEs for improved system security.

How to check for updates manually?

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

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


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