Realme 3’s update brings May security patches, Theme Store, display optimization, and more

Realme 3’s update brings May security patches, Theme Store, display optimization, and more

Realme 3, a solid competitor in the sub-₹10,000 ($145) segment, was launched in March this year with ColorOS 6 based on Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box. With a starting price in the ballpark of $130, the Realme 3 with dual rear cameras, a dewdrop notch design, a large 4320mAh battery, and a gradient design makes for a good option, especially for users who may not want to deal with pesky ads in MIUI. Now, the Redmi 3 is getting a major update with a dedicated Theme Store, new wallpaper and lockscreen features, and display improvements.

Realme 3 XDA Forums

First off, the update addresses complaints that the users have had about the Realme 3’s display. The post on Realme community forums notes that the display is now smoother and has better quality than before. Secondly, the update brings security patches from May 2019. Additionally, it also updates the default theme and default wallpapers while the icon pack has been updated as well for a relatively minimal appearance.


Realme 3 also gets the Realme Theme Store, the Realme Community app, and the Realme App Market. Further, there’s a new Lock Screen Magazine option that allows users to use interesting images of landscapes, popular monuments, or celebrities, etc. on their devices as lock screen wallpapers. These wallpapers are downloaded and routinely refreshed automatically so users don’t have to do it manually.

If you don’t wish to wait for the OTA update on your Realme 3, you can download the update file from the link below. To install the update, boot the smartphone into recovery by switching it off and restarting it by holding the Volume Down and the Power buttons together.

Download Realme 3 build RMX1821EX_11.A.16 (2.01GB)

Once the smartphone boots in recovery mode, select the language, tap on “Install from storage device,” navigate to the directory where you saved the update and select the OZIP file, followed by a tap on OK. Once the update has finished, you can reboot the device.

Source: Realme Community

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Tushar Mehta
Tushar Mehta

I am a Senior Editor at XDA. I have been reviewing gadgets for over five years and gained experience by working for prominent tech publications in India before joining XDA. I enjoy fiddling with all smart objects and my love for software customization dates back to the Symbian S60 days. I like to devote my spare time idealizing the romantic union of technology and philosophy or spacing out on Pink Floyd. You may email me at [email protected]

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