Realme 1 and U1 updated with December 2019 security patches, and more

Realme 1 and U1 updated with December 2019 security patches, and more

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Earlier this week, Realme rolled out updates to the Realme X2, 5, 5S and C2, bringing November security patches, dark mode quick toggle, and more to these devices. Now, the company is rolling out a new software update to last year’s budget smartphones: Realme 1 and Realme U1. The update brings the latest security patches, improvements to the stock launcher and Notification Center, and also fixes known issues reported by users.

Realme 1 XDA Forums

In terms of new features, the update adds a quick toggle for the system-wide dark mode in the Notification Center so you can quickly enable it without digging deep into the device settings. Additionally, flash on call feature has also been added which, as the name suggests, blinks the flashlight whenever you receive an incoming call to draw your attention.

You can find the full update changelog for both devices below.

Realme 1

Security

  • Android security patch: December 2019
  • Notification Center and Status Bar
  • Added fast switch toggles of dark mode in notification center

Settings

  • Added flash on call feature

Launcher

  • Added click the blank area to back to the launcher on recent task interface

Known issues fixed

  • Fixed the issue of the volume bar blocked by the camera while horizontal status
  • Fixed the issue that the background of the WhatsApp dialog interface is not clear with dark mode

Realme U1

Security

  • Android security patch: December 2019

Notification Center and Status Bar

  • Added fast switch toggles of dark mode in notification center

Settings

  • Added flash on call feature

Launcher

  • Added click the blank area to back to the launcher on recent task interface

Staged OTA rollouts may take some time to reach every device but you can skip the wait and download the new update right away by following the download links below for your respective device. Both updates weigh over 2GB so make sure you’ve connected to WiFi or have enough mobile data before hitting the downloading button.

 Download OTA package for Realme 1

 Download OTA for Realme U1

For those wondering whether their device will receive the ColorOS 7 and Android 10 update, Realme confirmed earlier this month that they would not update the Realme 1 and Realme U1 to the latest version. This shouldn’t come as a surprise given most budget devices in the market only receive one major Android update during their lifetime. The Realme 1 and Realme U1 were launched with Android Oreo out of the box and have already received one major update in the form of the Android Pie based ColorsOS 6 which was rolled out back in June this year.