Huawei P40 / Mate 30, Honor 30 / V30 Series, and Over 30 Other Devices Receive Official Update to HarmonyOS 4.2: Introducing Shake Permission Management and Interactive Themes

Huawei P40 / Mate 30, Honor 30 / V30 series, and 27 other phones, along with 4 tablets, have received the official update to HarmonyOS 4.2.0.120 (C00E100R8P3). This update introduces new features such as shake permission management, WLAN network auto-connect switch, and interactive themes, with the system package size approximately 6.99 GB.

Here are the details of this update:

Compatible Devices

Phones

  • HUAWEI Mate X2
  • HUAWEI Mate X2 4G
  • HUAWEI Mate X2 Collector’s Edition
  • HUAWEI Mate 30
  • HUAWEI Mate 30 5G
  • HUAWEI Mate 30 RS Porsche Design
  • HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro
  • HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G
  • HUAWEI Mate 30E Pro 5G
  • HUAWEI Mate Xs
  • HUAWEI P40
  • HUAWEI P40 4G
  • HUAWEI P40 Pro
  • HUAWEI P40 Pro+
  • HUAWEI nova 8
  • HUAWEI nova 8 Pro
  • HUAWEI nova 8 Pro 4G
  • HUAWEI nova 7 5G
  • HUAWEI nova 7 Pro 5G
  • HUAWEI nova 6
  • HUAWEI nova 6 5G
  • Honor Play4 Pro
  • Honor 30 Pro+
  • Honor 30 Pro
  • Honor V30
  • Honor V30 Pro
  • Honor 30

Tablets

  • HUAWEI MatePad Pro 10.8 inches 2021
  • HUAWEI MatePad Pro 5G 10.8 inches
  • HUAWEI MatePad Pro 10.8 inches
  • HUAWEI MatePad 10.8 inches

Update Log

Themes

  • Added Geometric Party theme, allowing different triangular geometric images to create combinations into an array, following tap gestures to scroll and start a party above or below the lock screen
  • Added Geometric Stickers theme, which can stack triangular geometric images or colorful stickers into personalized themes, with stickers on the lock screen interacting with tap gestures, cute and interesting
  • Added Mood Party theme, allowing a variety of cute expressions to be chosen and combined in various layout methods to form rich personalized themes, providing more interesting interactive experiences
  • Added Mood Stickers theme, using a variety of popular expressions and over 1500 mood expressions to create ever-changing interactive themes, making the lock screen varied and fun
  • Artistic Main Character theme allows custom background changes when cutting out and changing backgrounds

Interface

  • XiaoYi Suggest scenario cards can be stacked for display, enhancing the use experience of scenario cards
  • Polished more operational details in various scenarios, making visual effects and prompts more exquisite and accurate

System

  • Optimized global search experience, making the desktop pull-down operation smoother
  • Improved experience in application launch, task switching, and sliding operations in various scenarios, providing a smoother and more fluid operational feel
  • Added WLAN network auto-connect switch, which can control whether to automatically connect to previously connected WLAN networks individually (setting method: long press network name → modify network → auto-connect)

Security

  • By controlling the permissions for applications to obtain device orientation, intercepting in-app “shake-to-advertise” ad jumps, providing a cleaner application usage experience (control method: Settings → Privacy → Permission Management → Application’s access to device orientation)
  • Established an end-to-cloud collaboration mechanism to more accurately and quickly control malicious applications
  • Added a mechanism to prevent false reports of viruses and risky applications, intelligently identifying viruses and risky applications, making HarmonyOS cleaner and safer
  • Implemented notification sending permission control for newly installed third-party applications, effectively reducing notification messages and making life easier