Tips and tricks to solve problems at HUAWEI NOVA and HUAWEI NOVA PLUS when it can not work properly. This is smartphone from Huawei which use Android Marshmallow as factory default operating system and have single or dual simcard options, therefore we have to make sure carefully before buy this phone. The community will give more review information and about how to fix HUAWEI NOVA (PLUS) trouble. Both type of phone already have fingerprint sensor. HUAWEI NOVA have product code CAN-L01L11 / CAN-L01L11 / CAN-L03L13, and HUAWEI NOVA PLUS have product code MLA-L01/L11, MLA-L02/L12, MLA-L03/L13.

We can use dual simcard which can standby together at HUAWEI NOVA (PLUS). But please note, if we want to expand memory storage at HUAWEI NOVA (PLUS), then we have to use simcard slot 2. This second slot can use either for simcard network or microSD slot, but of course we only can use single simcard when we need to use microSD maximum 256 GB storage.


What is the differences between HUAWEI NOVA vs HUAWEI NOVA PLUS

Basically there are some specs differences between this two phones, but the most important things about processor type and internal memory also RAM are same, so performance wise will not different.


  • LCD screen at HUAWEI NOVA is 5 inches, while HUAWEI NOVA PLUS is 5.5 inches.
  • Battery at HUAWEI NOVA is 3020 mAh capacity, while HUAWEI NOVA PLUS have 3340 mAh capacity. This is important because NOVA PLUS have bigger screen, it will need more battery of course.
  • Main Camera at HUAWEI NOVA is 12 megapixel, while HUAWEI NOVA PLUS have main camera 16 megapixel. For front camera have the same 8 megapixel.


What is Advantage of HUAWEI NOVA (PLUS) Specifications?

Network GSM 3G HSDPA + 4G LTE Single or Dual simcard slot
LCD 5 inches
Processor Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 506
Memory Internal 32 GB
External Memory 256 GB
Main Camera 12 MP, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Front Camera 8 MP for video conference and selfie photography
Operating System Android Marshmallow version 6.0.1
Battery Li-Po 3020 mAh


How to backup data or Contact at HUAWEI NOVA (PLUS)?

HUAWEI NOVA (PLUS) comes with external microSD slot and that is not join together with GSM simcard slot. We can use microSD external card to copy or move important files using File Manager applications. If our HUAWEI NOVA (PLUS) has already signed in with Google account, by default our contact will be synchronize in the background to Google server. Please make sure we check all contact at Google contact server using Internet browse to make sure backup is done.


#Option 1, Hard Reset HUAWEI NOVA (PLUS) with Software Menu :


  1. Make sure the battery is charge properly
  2. Turn on HUAWEI NOVA (PLUS) smartphone
  3. Don’t forget to backup all important data
  4. Go to menu: Setting > Backup & reset > Factory Data Reset > Reset Phone 
  5. Choose Erase everything to continue and confirm you ready to do the format HUAWEI NOVA (PLUS)
  6. The HUAWEI NOVA (PLUS) will continue the step until ready to use in clean factory default.



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#Option 2, Hard Reset HUAWEI NOVA (PLUS) with Hardware Key Button :

  1. Please make sure the battery is not empty
  2. Turn off HUAWEI NOVA (PLUS)
  3. Press and Hold together: Power Button + Volume Up Button for several seconds
  4. Follow the menu at LCD screen to continue the hard reset HUAWEI NOVA (PLUS), use Volume Down or Volume Up button to moving, and press Power Button to Ok or Enter or Confirm


#Option 3, Hard Reset HUAWEI NOVA (PLUS) with MicroSD card Firmware Update:

  1. Make sure the battery if fully charge
  2. Turn off the HUAWEI NOVA (PLUS)
  3. Remove the MicroSD and connect to computer or PC
  4. Download firmware from computer browser or
  5. Choose the HUAWEI NOVA (PLUS) support and download the same version of firmware or update firmware
  6. Extract the downloaded folder, and copy all folder (include folder) into main root location of MicroSD
  7. Insert again the MicroSD to HUAWEI NOVA (PLUS)
  8. Turn on Phone together with press and hold Power + Volume Up + Volume Down button until the Android logo appear
  9. Wait the process of update or reinstall the firmware will be less then 10 minutes.
  10. You can also update firmware using Updater applications at this phone.


Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format HUAWEI NOVA (PLUS) ?

There is no secret hidden code for HUAWEI NOVA (PLUS) to make it back to factory default. Do the options above to hard reset it.



How to Format or Erase Phone Memory at HUAWEI NOVA (PLUS) ?

There are two phone memory type at HUAWEI NOVA (PLUS), one is internal memory and the other one is external memory. If we want to format internal memory phone then we have to do hard reset or reformat the operating system of HUAWEI NOVA (PLUS) as well. Please use menu setting to do hard reset or reformat using #option 1 above, but make sure to give checkbox mark at Erase Internal SD card / Internal storage. Then it will reformat the factory default operating system and remove or erase any data inside internal memory.

To reformat or wipe or erase all data at external memory, we can use menu Setting > Storage > Erase Internal Storage / SD Card. Please always make sure all data has already backup before reformat or wipe everything, because it is hard to recover formatted / wiped data at internal or external storage.


How to Make Battery of HUAWEI NOVA (PLUS) Stronger, Life Longer and Not Fast to Drain ?

What should we do to reduce battery usage of HUAWEI NOVA (PLUS)? For standard user, we can run this phone for one day without need to recharge. But if we are playing games for some hours or watch movie too long then our HUAWEI NOVA (PLUS) battery capacity will not enough. Therefore we have to adjust some options, first we have to make LCD screen brightness as low as possible. Next features that we have to disable is not use connections like GPS or WIFI or BLUETOOTH. Some users maybe still need to activate GPS to make some applications know about our locations. Please set to minimal GPS battery usage with Location Mode to Battery saving from menu Setting, it will use less battery at HUAWEI NOVA (CAN-L01L11, CAN-L01L11, CAN-L03L13) and HUAWEI NOVA PLUS (MLA-L01/L11, MLA-L02/L12, MLA-L03/L13)


The hard reset or format to factory default steps for HUAWEI NOVA (CAN-L01L11, CAN-L01L11, CAN-L03L13) and HUAWEI NOVA PLUS (MLA-L01/L11, MLA-L02/L12, MLA-L03/L13) is not different, because the operating system or firmware is similar. Please choose one following steps from 3 options above to reinstall the HUAWEI NOVA (CAN-L01L11, CAN-L01L11, CAN-L03L13) and HUAWEI NOVA PLUS (MLA-L01/L11, MLA-L02/L12, MLA-L03/L13) operating system to factory default.