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Nebo - Preinstalled versions - How to upgrade

Lenovo devices 

Nebo Pre-Installed: version 4.0.16 (Android)


- Only Lenovo has the authority to decide on updating the applications and software embedded in their devices. 

- These updates aim to transition to newer versions of apps, although they may not always be the latest one available. 

- Updates extend beyond the apps themselves and may also involve the operating system or security patch's. 

What should I do if I do not see any Lenovo system update?

Lenovo is responsible for managing the updates for Nebo and all apps on your device, with the exclusive authority to decide on updating the included apps.

The version of Nebo pre-installed on your device aligns with the version available at the time of your tablet's market release, ensuring that Version 4.0.16 is fully functional. For those interested in exploring the latest updates and enhancements, they can discover them on our website here: Nebo versions

If you do not observe any updates on your Lenovo device, you have the following choices:

  1. Verify if your device will receive an update: Lenovo has the authority to determinate which applications and software are updated on their devices. We recommend reaching out to Lenovo to confirm if they will provide updates for your device..
  2. Obtain the latest version from the Google Play Store: Many Lenovo users who initially used the pre-installed version have reaped the benefits of Nebo and opted to acquire the version from the Google Play Store for access to the latest features. This purchase will enable users to freely install the Nebo application on other Android devices that use the same Goggle ID account. 
  3. Retain your current version: Some users may find that the existing pre-installed version adequately fulfils their requirements. If you believe Nebo enriches your note-taking experience and wish to support future advancements, we encourage contemplating the app purchase. Your support will propel the ongoing improvement and innovation of Nebo.

What should I do if I see a Lenovo system update?

Before proceeding with any Lenovo OS upgrade, it's crucial to understand the implications and necessary precautions, especially if Nebo is preinstalled on your device. Here's what you need to know (extract from Lenovo web site):

  • The upgrade is conducted via Over-The-Air (OTA), which may result in the deletion of personal data. Ensure you back up your data before proceeding.
  • Upgrades are applicable only to models sold by retailers; customized or contract models from operators are not covered.
  • Release dates are subject to change, so stay updated on the provided page.
  • Some updates may be country-specific and not globally applicable.
  • Products not listed on the upgrade page do not have an available upgrade plan.

Please refer to the Lenovo support site article before proceeding:

To ensure a successful update of Nebo, it is essential to follow the steps outlined below.

1. How to Backup Your Nebo Library:

Before initiating any OS update, it's essential to backup your Nebo library to safeguard your notes. Here's a step-by-step guide:

  1. Open the notebook side panel within Nebo.
  2. Select "Settings."
  3. Choose "Backup."
  4. Decide between "Sync and Backup" or "Backup": 
    • If you already have a MyScript account, you can select  "Sync and Backup" and proceed to step 5* below.
    • "Sync and Backup" syncs your Nebo library with your cloud account and creates a backup on your device. 
    • "Backup" creates a full library backup on your device without syncing to the cloud.
  5. *Select where you want to store your backup. Note: For Android users, backup cannot be stored on the device itself, so consider emailing it to a secondary location.

2. Creating a MyScript Account:

While Nebo can be used without a MyScript account, syncing notes with the cloud requires one. Here's how to set it up if necessary:

  1. In Nebo, access Settings from the side panel.
  2. Select "Account" and tap "Sign in."
  3. On the Sign-in screen, choose "Create an account."
  4. Sign in with an Apple, Google, Microsoft account, or enter your email and password. Do not use a temporary Apple email as these cannot be used for syncing.
  5. Confirm your understanding of the legal notice and privacy policy.
  6. Tap "Sign up" and open the 'Activate your account' email from MyScript in your inbox. Don't forget to check in your spam folder.
  7. Tap "Activate" to complete the process.

3. Syncing Notes with the Cloud:

Syncing your notes ensures they're accessible across devices and backed up securely. Here's how:

  1. Sign into your Nebo app. If you have just set up a MyScript account you should already be signed in.
  2. Navigate to Settings and select "Account."
  3. Ensure you're signed in with your MyScript account.
  4. Enable syncing to your preferred cloud service within Nebo's settings.

4. Installing the OS Update:

Proceed with the Lenovo OS update following standard procedures outlined by the manufacturer.

5. Checking Your Nebo Library After Update:

After installing the OS update, check if your Nebo library is intact. If notes are missing:

  1. Ensure you're signed into your MyScript account and cloud service within the Nebo app and turn on auto-sync. Please wait a few minutes for the sync process to begin.
  2. If necessary, restore notes from the previously created backup. See here for details: Full library restore from backup

By following these steps, you can safely upgrade your Lenovo device while ensuring the security and accessibility of your Nebo notes.

If you encounter any issues or need further assistance, don't hesitate to contact our support team.


A. Lenovo has pre-installed one (1) licence of Nebo on each specific Lenovo model device selected by their product line team. This pre-installation enables users to utilize the Nebo version that comes pre-installed on their Lenovo device. However, it does not grant users the ability to install Nebo for free on other Android, Windows, or iOS devices.

Huawei devices

As the developers of Nebo, we supply the app Nebo (Version 3.0) to Huawei. However, as the manufacturer, it is solely within Huawei's jurisdiction to decide on the inclusion or removal of apps from their devices.

If you find yourself unable to access Nebo on your device, we suggest reaching out to Huawei Support Global for assistance regarding the missing app and any associated notes. It's important to note that we do not possess the ability to influence Huawei devices in terms of adding, updating, or removing apps; this authority rests exclusively with Huawei and is beyond our control.

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Phone China – 950800 

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Note: Huawei no longer includes Nebo on their devices. If you have access to the Google Play Store, you can purchase the app to enjoy the latest features of Nebo on your device.


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