It is always refreshing to get a new update on your smartphone. Such updates bring the assurance that you are running on the very latest piece of software so you are as protected from zero-day exploits as you can be.

These updates also often bring new features and improvements to the system. This means that your device is bound to get new features and added functionality with each new update, at least sometimes.

LG G8 ThinQ

Various OEMs have been hard at work, to roll out updates to various devices within their catalogs. In this post, we shall look at some of the recent updates to various devices.

First up is the Verizon variant of the LG G8 ThinQ. Verizon is rolling out the February Android security patch update to this device.

verizon g8 thinq

This is the sixth system update that Verizon is rolling out to this device. This update brings the software version running on this device to G820UM20b.

This update, apart from bringing the new security patch level, also brings enhancements to conference calling that includes the participant’s City and State.

Also receiving a new security patch update is the Verizon ZTE Blade Vantage 2. This device gets the much newer and most recent march Android security patch update.

Verizon zte blade vantage march update

This update brings the software version on this device up to Software Version Z3153VV1.0.0B13. This is the second system update to hit this Verizon variant of the ZTE Blade Vantage 2. The changelog indicates that this is basically an update in the Android security patch level.

The next device that is getting an update is the Xiaomi Redmi S2/Y2. This update is getting updated to the latest, March 2020 Android security patch level.

Redmi S2 March OTA

This update is merely a monthly security patch update and the changelog confirms just that.


Updated Android Security Patch to March 2020. Increased system security.

Below is the download link for the update. You can use the attached file to manually install this update onto your Redmi S2/Y2.

  • Device: Redmi S2
  • Codename: HMS2Global
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V11.0.5.0.PEFMIXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 2eea38f36c48bfba07bc9c4906a50d0f

The Huawei Mate 30 5G is also getting updated. With this update, the version running on this device is bumped up to EMUI (C00E201R6P2patch01). It is unclear which security patch level this patch is based on.

Huawei Mate 30 5G update (Source)

This update is based on Android 10 and brings with it optimizations for the experience of Bluetooth. This is an OTA and as such, will hit some devices ahead of others.

Huawei is also rolling out an update to the Mate 20 Pro. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is beginning to get the January 2020 patch.

mate 20 pro january patch

This update brings the software version running on the Mate 20 Pro to C185E7R2P4 and is still based on EMUI 10. The update weighs in at a rather small 150 MB and brings little else other than the January security patch update.

The Redmi Note 8 is also getting an update. This is the MIUI 11 Beta Global Stable Version V11.0.7.0.PCOINXM for Redmi Note 8 and it is rolling out via OTA.

Redmi Note 8 OTA

Below is the update’s changelog.

Optimization: Increased system stability
Optimization: Reduced system lag

If you own a Redmi Note 8 and you would like to try out this build, you can download it using the link below.

  • Device: Redmi Note 8
  • Codename: GINKGO
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V11.0.7.0.PCOMIXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 8b2a9f5dbebcd866f30e4c0a55f4a8c7

The Redmi 6 Pro is also getting updated. Xiaomi is rolling out the February 2020 Android security patch update to this device.

Redmi 6 Pro Feb OTA

Below is the download link for the update firmware.

  • Device: Redmi 6 Pro
  • Codename: HM6ProIN
  • Channel: Global (India) Stable
  • Version: V11.0.6.0.PDMMIXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: fb838579ce77d0f0b11c51bb901bed7e

Another Xiaomi device, the Redmi Note 6 Pro is getting updated to the February 2020 patch. This update is also an OTA and is being rolled out in phases.

Other devices getting updates include the Realme Link and the Huawei buds.

A new update to the realme Link app has just been released. This update adds Gmail, Snapchat, and Instagram to realme Band’s notification list.

realme link update

The HUAWEI Free Buds 3 are also receiving a relatively Minor update. The changelog indicates that this update aims to improve the success rate of charging.


Do you own any of the above-mentioned devices? Are you excited for the updates that are coming to your device? Tell us in the comment section below.

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Clinton Madegwa
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A cybernaut grasping at all things tech. Lover of Android, Linux, and custom ROMS. A nerd, a writer, an avid reader.

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