Updated on June 13, 2020: Finally, Nokia 7.1 May 2020 security patch update is rolling out officially. The software version V4.15C is based on Android 10 that brings the May 2020 patchset for improved system security and vulnerability fixes. Additionally, the update also offers user interface enhancements, and more. It comes in a size of 303MB via OTA and will soon arrive to all units completely.
Nokia 7.1 Android 10 software update. Hope it will resolve the bugs.🤞 pic.twitter.com/hQNh09kee7
— J krkwal (@JKrkwal) June 10, 2020
Updated on March 04, 2020: HMD Global started rolling February 2020 Security patch update to the Nokia 7.1 and many other devices. Currently, as we speak, this update is rolling over the air for (OTA) users in China. The update brings nothing new except security patch and bug fixes.
Here is the screenshot shared by a Chinese user in Reddit regarding the update.
This new update weighs around 19.4 MB and carries February 2020 Security patch. If you are still waiting for this update, then make sure to check the OTA update manually.
Check Software Update
Due to the incremental OTA update, the roll-out process will take some days to arrive on the Nokia 7.1 units globally. All the Nokia 7.1 users should check for the OTA update at first. The OTA update notification will appear very soon. Head over to the phone Settings > System > Advanced > System update to check it.
If the new update with the software version is available, simply grab it. Keep in mind to connect the device to a Wi-Fi network and charge the phone fully.
Updated on January 2, 2020: The Finnish manufacturer HMD Global has continued its consistency in terms of providing the Android software updates and security patches to the Nokia devices at the starting of 2020 as well. We always mention that as a non-Pixel device, Nokia phones receive faster and frequent software updates every year. Currently, the company has started rolling out the Nokia 7.1 December 2019 Security Patch with version V4.08C that you can download and sideload easily.
Now, talking about the December 2019 Android Security Patch Level, it fixes a critical security vulnerability in the Framework component that could deny service permanently on Android devices via a remote attacker. Therefore, it’s quite necessary to upgrade your Nokia 7.1 handset to the new security patch version to keep safe your device and private data. The new software version V4.08C is based on Android 10 and rolling out via OTA in a phased manner with a size of 18.3MB.
Now, let’s take a quick look at the changelog and the OTA screenshot below.
Changelog: Nokia 7.1 December 2019 Security patch
– Google Security Patch 2019-12
There are no additional features or improvements available in this update. However, this patch update will improve the system security for the Nokia 7.1 device for sure. However, according to the Reddit conversation, the update hasn’t fixed some of the issues like Wi-Fi connection, call mic issues, etc. We hope that the company will address these issues very soon.
Meanwhile, if you’re eagerly waiting for this December 2019 patch update for your Nokia 7.1 model and can’t wait for the OTA any more, then you can download the V4.08C zip file here and sideload it.