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Huawei P20 and P20 Pro update: May 2019 security patch available in China

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May 01, 2019: Google hasn’t even detailed release notes for May 2019 security update, but Huawei is ready with an update that adds this security patch level to the P20 and P20 Pro in China.

The update arrives as EMUI 9.0.0.187 and requires the previous B184 in order to receive the OTA download notification. On top of the security patch, the update should also improve general system performance as well as fix any annoying bugs in readiness for the arrival of EMUI 9.1 stable.

April 03, 2019: Huawei P20 and P20 Pro are receiving April 2019 security patches as EMUI 9.0.0.184. The update is available in China for models EML-AL00 and EML-TL00 of the P20 and CLT-AL00 and CLT-TL00 of the P20 Pro. This update comes only a couple of days after Google released the update for the Pixels, which is quite impressive from Huawei.

That’s a pretty solid response to missing out on March 2019 security patches, but it may take some time to arrive on the global variants of the handset. The Pro variant will join the party as from tomorrow.


Software update timeline

To make following Huawei P20 and P20 Pro software update news easier, we have created a section for each handset with a table containing all details of the update, including the date, software version, download link (where possible), and the full changelog. As for the P20 Lite, check out this page for the same.

Huawei P20 update timeline

Date EMUI version & Android OS Changelog
01 May 2019 9.0.0.187 | Android 9 May 2019 security patch
03 Apr 2019 9.0.0.184 | Android 9 April 2019 security patch
15 Mar 2019 9.0.0.182 | Android 9 February 2019 security patch, bug fixes, and performance optimizations
15 Jan 2019 9.0.0.181 | Android 9.0 January 2019 security patch, Adds Bone ID feature for unlocking the device, making payments, as well as controlling FlyPods Pro headsets using voice commands, fixes screen playback issues where it would occasionally turn black during multitasking, and installs AI-based features like AI Smart Scheduling for a superior gaming experience
17 Dec 2018 9.0.0.167 | Android 9.0 December 2018 security patch
10 Nov 2018 9.0.0.125 | Android 9.0 Installs stable Android 9 Pie update in China
03 Oct 2018 9.0.0.108 | Android 9.0 Installs another Android 9 Pie beta update
21 Sep 2018 9.0.0.106 | Android 9.0 Another Android 9 Pie beta
08 Sep 2018 8.1.0.133 | Android 8.1 Installs September 2018 patch
15 June 2018 8.1.0.130 | Android 8.1 Installs June 2018 patch
31 May 2018 8.1.0.129 | Android 8.1 Installs May 2018 patch, Relocates HiCare from the Tools folder to home screen, Optimizes UI display in certain apps, Fixes issues where no sound could be heard when an incoming call is transferred from a fixed line to a mobile phone, renaming a newly taken photo would fail and Optimizes the group message feature.
11 May 2018 8.1.0.128 | Android 8.1 Installs March 2018 patch, Fixes an issue with the Translator app, and Optimizes the display of the status bar in certain scenarios.

Huawei P20 Pro update timeline

Date EMUI version & Android OS Changelog
01 May 2019 9.0.0.187 | Android 9 May 2019 security patch
03 Apr 2019 9.0.0.184 | Android 9 April 2019 security patch
15 Mar 2019 9.0.0.182 | Android 9 February 2019 security patch, bug fixes, and performance optimizations
15 Jan 2019 9.0.0.181 | Android 9.0 January 2019 security patch, Adds Bone ID feature for unlocking the device, making payments, as well as controlling FlyPods Pro headsets using voice commands, fixes screen playback issues where it would occasionally turn black during multitasking, and installs AI-based features like AI Smart Scheduling for a superior gaming experience
17 Dec 2018 9.0.0.167 | Android 9.0 December 2018 security patch
10 Nov 2018 9.0.0.125 | Android 9.0 Installs stable Android 9 Pie update in China
03 Oct 2018 9.0.0.108 | Android 9 Installs another Android 9 Pie beta update
21 Sep 2018 9.0.0.106 | Android 9 Another Android 9 Pie beta
10 Sep 2018 8.1.0.134 | Android 8.1 September 2018 security patch
22 Aug 2018 8.1.0.152(C432) | Android 8.1 July 2018 security patch, adds Huawei GPU Turbo technology, Game Suite app, bug fixes and performance improvements
14 June 2018 8.1.0.131 | Android 8.1 Installs June 2018 patch, optimizes power consumption, improves system performance and stability to smoothen, optimizes the wallpaper display, and fixes the issue with receiving calls using Google Assistant, and more
29 May 2018 8.1.0.129 | Android 8.1 Installs May 2018 patch and adds Google Smart Lock
11 May 2018 8.1.0.128 | Android 8.1 Installs March 2018 patch, Fixes an issue with the Translator app, and Optimizes the display of the status bar in certain scenarios.

Android 9 Pie update

  • Stable update available globally for P20 and P20 Pro

Huawei rolled out the stable update to Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9.0 to the P20 and P20 Pro on December 18, 2019.

The pair of P20 handsets will also be upgraded to Android Q, probably before the end of 2019 or in early 2020.

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