[Expanding] European Huawei P40, P40 Pro, P40 Pro + users get December security update

January 26, 2021: Expansion

The December 2020 security update has been gradually extended to more regions through EMUI 11 version, which improves system security by fixing different levels of vulnerabilities and issues.

Devices receiving updates: Huawei P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro+

January 15, 2021: Europe

After ending the EMUI 11 plan for the Huawei P40 series and the European Mate 30, Huawei is beginning to deliver the main software on more smartphones (such as Huawei P30, Mate 20, etc.).

In addition to EMUI 11, Huawei will also send new software to Huawei P40 device users who have received EMUI 11. According to this information, the latest firmware of the European P40 series brings security patches in December 2020, thereby improving system security.

In addition, this update also adds a new fast file transfer function that can transfer large files at high speed. The change log does not mention this feature, but the source (described below) confirms that it is part of this update.

So far, Flash file transfer has been launched for Huawei smartphones on EMUI 11 in China. It seems that the company has begun to expand it to more regions. Nevertheless, we will wait for more confirmation on this matter.

The Flash file transfer system supports high-speed long-distance super-large file transfer at 305Mbps, and can share large files up to 400GB.

Read more: Huawei P40 and Mate 30 devices get flash file transfer via OTA in China

Key points:

  • Currently, this update is rolling out in Europe.
  • This update is rolling out in batches, so it may take some time/days to reach your device.
  • The update will not delete any data.

What’s new in this update:

New version: EMUI 11 version is released, the update size is 531MB.

Security: Integrated security patches released in December 2020 to improve system security.

According to the security patch announcement in December 2020, the security update in December fixes 1 critical CVE and 11 high-level CVEs to improve system security.

How to update:

To download this update manually, go to Settings, System and Updates, then open Software Update, and select Check for Updates from here. If an update is available, it will pop up on your phone and display the “download and install” option. Press option and start downloading.

Alternatively, you can also request software updates through the support app. To do this, open the “Support” app, go to the “Services” tab on the bottom bar, click Update, then select “Check for updates”, then download and install.

via – Huaweiailesi)

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