Hello everyone and welcome to another weekly firmware episode where we discuss the recent ups and downs the OEM business has been experiencing. As usual, Samsung tops the charts this week, but curiously, a brand new software update from Nothing has been included in the list again. Additionally, Xiaomi, Nokia, Realme, and OnePlus each held a share of the market.
Sounds intriguing already, don’t you think? Stay informed and be fully aware of everything.
Devices lined up for today
Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy A12, Galaxy S8, Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A53
Nothing Phone 1
Realme 8 5G and Narzo 30 5G
OnePlus 10 Pro
Mi 12 and Mi 12 Pro
Nokia XR20, G50 and 8.5 5G
Galaxy S21 FE gets August security patch in US
The August 2022 security update for the Galaxy S21 FE started rolling out a week after the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra. The carrier-locked variant of the smartphone is now in the US and supports the updated software.
The new update for the carrier-locked Galaxy S21 FE is available in the US with firmware version G990USQU3CVG1. It’s accessible on the T-Mobile network, and other carriers should make the update available soon.
The August 2022 security patch is included in the update to fix a number of security vulnerabilities, including those involving Samsung Knox, Samsung DeX, improper access control, and MAC address leak over Wi- Fi and Bluetooth. Additionally, the update may improve device stability and fix common user interface bugs.
Galaxy A12 finally gets Android 12 update
Samsung released the Android 12-based One UI Core 4.1 update for the Galaxy A12, a few weeks before the Galaxy S22 series could receive the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update. In Russia, the update is in distribution and should soon reach other regions.
Galaxy A12 Android 12 update is coming with firmware version A125FXXU2CVH1. Unfortunately, the July 2022 security patch, rather than the most recent August 2022 patch, is included in the upgrade. Many new features and UI design improvements are included in the upgrade.
A new type of widgets, a new widget switcher design, thicker brightness and volume sliders, and an improved dark mode are all included in the major new software update for the Galaxy A12.
Weird update to the Galaxy S8 and older Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ received their latest update in May 2021 after being widely acclaimed since their early 2017 launches. Samsung recently released a quick fix, which is surprising as we thought it was the Last update.
The only change noted in the G95*FXXUCDVG4 firmware changelog is an improvement in GPS stability. The 420MB download size doesn’t seem to be explained by this, but if there are other fixes, they weren’t considered crucial enough to report.
Also, this is just a workaround; the device is still running Android 9 with the April 1, 2021 security patch installed. Still, it goes beyond what we expected for a phone that’s already five and a half years old.
This GPS update appears to be identical (or very similar) to the one distributed to Galaxy J7 devices in Asia (the J7 originated way back in 2015). Plus, these outdated phones might not be the only ones. There are rumors that a number of other outdated smartphones, including the Galaxy S6 from 2015 and the Galaxy S7 from 2016, are getting an update.
Of course, the newer Galaxy S9 (2018) will also receive updates. None of these are on the official list of supported devices, and the 2019 Galaxy S10, which receives updates quarterly, is the oldest S-series model still receiving updates. regular (the S10 Lite is always on the monthly schedule).
Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A53 receive August security update
The most recent smartphones to receive the August 2022 Android security patch are the Galaxy A52 (4G model) and Galaxy A53. Samsung is still releasing this patch for their devices.
While the update for the Galaxy A52 has firmware version A536EXXU3AVGA, the software update that increases the Android security patch level on the device comes with firmware version A525FXXU4BVG2. The August 2022 Android security patch for these smartphones is being sent by Samsung in Russia, but it should soon be available in other countries.
You can manually check for the latest software update on your Galaxy A52/A53 if you live in Russia and haven’t received it yet by going to Settings > Software update on your phone.
Another update for nothing 1
Another new version for Phone 1 is now released with camera improvements and bug fixes.
Nothing OS 1.1.3 (via XDA) increases color saturation for the ultra-wide camera, speeds up processing of HDR and night mode photos, and improves noise reduction and sharpness when using zoom. Further adjustments have been made to the colors and brightness of the photographs while using Glyph lighting for better results.
An issue that caused stuttering in third-party apps such as Twitter and the Google Play Store has been resolved in the latest Phone 1 update in addition to camera improvements. Additionally, it fixes an annoying bug that caused the lock screen to freeze when using fingerprint unlock after tapping a notification.
Despite the long list of updates that Nothing sent out over the past few weeks, the latest Nothing OS update weighs in at just 64.33MB and will likely appear soon on your Phone 1. This update does not unlock Mode of 1,200 nits peak brightness from the display, as promised by the company at launch, but you can expect that to arrive soon enough.
Realme 8 5G and Narzo 30 5G receive Android 12 update
Realme UI 3.0, based on Android 12, is now available for the Realme 8 5G and Narzo 30 5G, which debuted Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11 last year.
The firmware version for the Realme UI 3.0 upgrade for the Realme 8 5G is RMX3241 11.C.03, while the firmware version for the Narzo 30 5G upgrade is RMX3242 11.C.03. Your 8 5G should run firmware with RMX3241 11.A.16 and the Narzo 30 5G should run RMX3242 11.A.16 in order to acquire Realme UI 3.0, however.
The Realme 8 5G and Narzo 30 5G will receive the upgrade, which includes the standard delights of Android 12 and Realme UI 3.0, along with a new look and new features. Below is a link to the full changelog of the update, which applies to both smartphones (they are the same phones after all).
The Realme UI 3.0 stable update for the 8 5G and Narzo 30 5G is currently rolling out in India for a limited number of users, and a wider rollout will begin in a few days if no bugs are found. found.
Second open beta update for OnePlus 10 Pro
The second open beta of OxygenOS 13, based on Android 13, is now available for the OnePlus 10 Pro. While handsets running the stable version of OxygenOS 12 will need to join the beta program in order to experience the most recent versions of Android and OxygenOS, OnePlus 10 Pro units that are currently running the first open beta will receive the second beta in a few days.
The Aquamorphic Design theme for the OnePlus 10 Pro is included in the most recent beta. Additionally, it upgrades HyperBoost GPA to version 4.0, which OnePlus claims balances performance and battery consumption in critical situations while improving system stability and performance.
MIUI 13 based on Android 13 Out for Mi 12 and Mi 12 Pro
Google has started rolling out the first stable Android 13 update to Pixel devices. In the aftermath, Xiaomi has now released the first stable version of MIUI 13 for its Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro flagships, which are based on Android 13. All the new features that Google has added to Android 13 are made available layout of devices with the update.
For those who don’t know, Xiaomi is offering consumers both “stable beta” and “stable” MIUI versions. There is not much difference between the two versions; “stable beta” updates are only intended for a selected subset of customers who have enrolled in the Mi Pilot beta testing program. This group evaluates the advance release before it is made available to a wider audience.
A “stable beta” update of MIUI 13 based on Android 13 is now being distributed to the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro. Users who are not part of the Mi Pilot beta test program will not be able to install it, so to speak.
The Android 13 update for the Xiaomi 12 has the firmware number 188.8.131.52. TLCMIXM weighs 4.2 GB, according to screenshots posted by a user on the Xiaomi community forums. On the other hand, the Xiaomi 12 Pro version has the firmware number 184.108.40.206.TLBMIXM weighs 4.3 GB. It includes all the new features of Android 13 as well as the August 2022 Android security updates The update is for global variations as seen in the screenshots.
Nokia XR20, G50 and 8.5 5G receive new updates
Nokia handsets have recently received numerous build and security updates, and more are on the way. New upgrades are reportedly available, according to Nokia XR20, Nokia G50 and Nokia 8.3 5G users.
The update for our Nokia XR20 was finally made available a few days ago. A July security patch is included in the update, which is the latest Android 12 Build V2.420 and is 32.44MB in size. Hopefully, this update will resolve the recent overload issue. Overall, the update is now accessible, so if you haven’t done so yet, check your XR20 and make the necessary improvements.
The first G-series device, the Nokia G50, has also received the new Android 12 Build update which includes the July security patch. The charging issue, along with various other UI issues and system stability issues, are all fixed in version V2.380, which is 27.80 MB.
The popular Nokia 8.3 5G, which still needs replacing, received a security patch in July. Here in Croatia, the 56.38MB update is available. Also, the UK and possibly other countries around the world have access to it. Make sure your 8.3 is secure and up to date by checking it.
For the OEM sector, this is how the third week of August went. Samsung continued to dominate the headlines this week, as it has in previous weeks. I have to agree though that it’s pretty dramatic to see artists like Nothing come back and do it with even more updates. What do you think of that? Tell us in the comments section below.