Huawei Nova 7i Receives EMUI 10.1 Update in Kenya

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Huawei Nova 7i

Huawei Nova 7i launched in May in Kenya and came with Android 10 and EMUI 10 already baked in.

Unfortunately, the phone doesn’t support Google mobile services and Huawei preinstalled its AppGallery for users to download apps as an alternative to the Google Play Store.

Here’s a handy guide and Twitter thread to help you download apps.


The Huawei Nova 7i has now started getting the EMUI 10.1 update in Kenya. EMUI 10 comes with a firmware EMUI 10.1.0.206(C185E2R2P1) with an OTA size of 1.5GB.

EMUI 10.1 Download Update
EMUI 10.1 Download Update

The EMUI 10.1 update brings with it May 2020 security patches and integrates them for improved system security(EMUI has obtained ISO/IEC 27701 certification – it’s a British Standards Institution privacy protection certificate making Huawei the world’s first smartphone manufacturer to receive it from the institute) , adds improvement to multi-window mode that now supports more third-party apps, improves Wi-Fi by optimizing the stability of WLAN connection in some situations and improves Internet connectivity, new fingerprint animations, multi-device browsing and collaboration, dark mode optimization for third-party apps and improvement to the deterministic latency engine to provide you with a smoother system user experience.

The EMUI 10.1 update is designed to deliver a finer-tuned user experience with higher performance and more secure system. This operating system, based on distributed technologies, enables you to seamlessly interact across devices and enjoy a diverse range of practical features, including mobile office, in different scenarios. Install this update to facilitate a more intelligent lifestyle, reads the changelog.

EMUI 10.1 update Huawei Nova 7i
EMUI 10.1 update Huawei Nova 7i

You can check for the update by going to Settings, scroll down to System & Updates, click on the Software update option and if you’re connected to a Wi-Fi connection, you can tap on the Check for updates button below. If it’s available for your phone, you can begin downloading.

You can also check on the Support app or the Software Update app.

After its downloaded, the update will be verified and installed immediately. The phone will keep restarting so don’t interrupt the update process.


If you haven’t seen the update, be patient as it’s a staged rollout and it will reach your device sooner rather than later.

Other Huawei phones expecting the EMUI 10 .1 update in Kenya include:

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