realme 5/5s realme UI Software Update Tracker [Update: C.59 with October Security Patch]


realme launched the realme 5 smartphone in India running ColorOS 6.0 realme edition on top of Android 9.0 (Pie). The company recently launched the realme 5s, an enhanced version of the realme 5 with 48 MP primary camera in India. Both the smartphones have already received Android 10 based realme UI 1.0 update in India.

realme UI brings new features such as dual earphone connection, animated wallpapers, screen-off display, customizable icon shape, new charging animation, realme Share (cross-brand file-sharing technology) and more. Check out this post to learn about new features that realme UI brings to realme 5 and realme 5s.

realme doesn’t follow a fixed update frequency but the company rolls out updates frequently. This post will help our readers in keeping track of realme UI updates for realme 5 and realme 5s, also check out our content,

realme UI updates rolled out for the realme 5 and realme 5s so far,

  • [Oct 25, 2020]: realme has started rolling out C.59 update with October Android security patch to realme 5 and 5s. The update weighs 458MBs in size and brings performance improvements to the devices. [Download Link]
    Security
    ● Android Security Patch: October , 2020
    
    System
    ● Optimized the system performance and improved system stability
  • [Sep 19, 2020]: realme has started rolling out C.57 update with August Android security patch to realme 5 and 5s. The update weighs 266MBs in size, replaces C.55 version, and comes with the same changelogs as the last update.
  • [Sep 5, 2020]: realme has started rolling out C.55 update with August Android security patch to realme 5 and 5s. The update weighs just 265MBs in size and brings smooth scrolling and super nighttime standby features, both of which can be found under the realme Lab section. The update adds focus mode and OTG switch toggles to the quick settings panel, long press to uninstall apps directly in the app drawer, and long press to copy IMEI in the status information interface. It brings several optimizations such as optimized default display of battery percentage, optimized viewing experience for system update prompt pop-up window, and also fixes several issues such as the issue that the split-screen can not be used after enabling the third-party launcher, and the issue that the preview and video recording interfaces are dimmed in night scenes while using third-party applications. [Download Link]
    Security
    ● Android Security Patch: August, 2020
    
    realme Lab
    ● Added Super nighttime standby feature
    ● Added Smooth scrolling feature
    
    Settings
    ● Added long press to copy IMEI in the status information interface
    ● Optimized the default display of battery percentage
    
    System
    ● Added long press to uninstall apps directly in the app drawer
    ● Fixed the issue that the split screen cannot be used after enable the third-party launcher
    
    Status Bar
    ● Added independent Switch toggles of focus mode
    ● Added OTG Switch toggle to notification panel
    ● Optimized status bar viewing, added second display option
    ● Optimized viewing for system update prompt pop-up window
    
    Camera
    ● Fixed the issue that the preview and video recording interfaces are dimmed in night scenes while using third-party applications
  • [Jul 31, 2020]: realme has started rolling out C.53 update with July Android security patch to realme 5 and 5s. The update weighs just 271 MBs in size and fixes the glitch due to which the screen turned black while switching to PUBG from recent interface. It also brings optimized image quality for night mode and fixes the issue due to which images turned greenish when shooting with flash on in certain settings. Turning on/off flight mode will not affect Bluetooth status of the device is also a feature that C.53 update brings to realme 5 and realme 5s. [Download Link]
  • [Jun 29, 2020]: realme has started rolling out C.49 update with June Android security patch to realme 5 and realme 5s. The update weighs just 238 MBs in size and fixes most of the existing bugs. [Downlod Link]
  • [Jun 10, 2020]: realme has started rolling out C.47 update to realme 5 and realme 5s. The update weighs 267 MBs in size for those who had updated their devices to C.45 version and update size will be around 2.81 GBs for others. [Downoad Link]
  • [May 29, 2020]: realme has started rolling out Android 10 based realme UI to realme 5 and realme 5s users in India. The update comes as version C.39 and is a stable roll-out. You can get the update right now on your device by filling this form for realme 5 and realme 5s.
  • [May 19, 2020]: realme has started rolling out A.29 update with May Android security patch ahead of Android 10 roll out later this month. [Download Link]
  • [May 18, 2020]: realme has started rolling out C.35 update with May Android security patch. The update weighs 250 MBs in size and brings several optimizations to both the devices. Note that the update is rolled out only for the users who are selected for the early access program.
  • [May 10, 2020]: realme has started rolling out Android 10 based realme UI 1.0 to the users selected under realme UI early access program. The update comes as C.33 and weighs over 2 GBs in size. Note that the update is rolled out only for the users who are selected for the early access program.
  • [May 10, 2020]: realme announces realme UI Early access program for realme 5 and realme 5s.
  • [Apr 28, 2020]: realme has started rolling out A.28 update with April Android security patch. The update brings also brings bug fixes and improves system stability. [Download Link]
  • [Feb 25, 2020]: realme has started rolling out A.25 update with February security patch. The update brings Airtel and Jio VoWiFi and brings fix for the issues that caused Camera app crash in some scenes. [Download Link]
  • [Jan 1, 2020]: realme has started rolling out A.23 update with December security patch. The update brings multiple bug fixes to improve system stability. [Download Link]
  • [Dec 2, 2019]: realme has started rolling out A.20 update with November security patch. The update adds a dark mode quick switch toggle in the notification panel and brings multiple bug fixes. [Download Link]
  • [Nov 25, 2019]: realme 5 and 5s will be upgraded to Android 10 based realme UI in May 2020, confirms realme.
  • [Nov 11, 2019]: realme has started rolling out A.18 update with October 2019 security patch. This also brings system-wide Dark mode, wide-angle video recording and more. [Download Link]
  • [Oct 18, 2019]: realme has started rolling out A.15 update with September 2019 security patch. The is a small incremental OTA update that improves video call quality along with system stability. [Download Link]
  • [Oct 18, 2019]: realme releases Android Pie based kernel source codes for realme 5, and users can now unlock the bootloader.
  • [Sep 30, 2019]: realme has started rolling out A.14 update with September 2019 security patch. The OTA update weighs around 375 MBs in size and brings camera enhancements along with system optimizations. [Download Link]
  • [Sep 13, 2019]: realme has started rolling out A.13 update with August 2019 security patch. The update weighs around 751 MBs in size and brings Digital Wellbeing and camera enhancements including improved clarity in HDR mode, improved the clarity and preview effect in portrait mode in night scene along with improved system stability. [Download Link]
  • [Sep 13, 2019]: realme 5 will be upgraded to Android 10 in Q2 2020, confirms realme.
  • [Sep 06, 2019]: realme starts rolling out A.12 update with August 2019 security patch. The update weighs around 325 MBs in size and brings camera enhancements including improved portrait mode effect and rear camera resolution along with improved system stability. The update also improves WhatsApp and messenger video call performance.
  • [Aug 26, 2019]: realme CEO, Madhav Sheth confirms that bootloader unlocking for realme 5 will be available soon.

Note that realme follows staged rollout and the updates are randomly pushed to a limited number of users and a broader rollout usually takes a few days after the company makes sure there are no critical bugs.

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