Realme 5 Pro ColorOS Software Update Tracker [Update: A.16 update with January Android security patch]


realme launched the realme 5 Pro smartphone in India running ColorOS 6.0 realme edition on top of Android 9.0 (Pie), which was later introduced as realme Q in China. 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 ColorOS updates for realme 5 Pro, also check out our realme 5 Pro content,

ColorOS updates rolled out for the realme 5 Pro so far,

  • [Jan 20, 2020]: realme has started rolling out RMX1971EX_11_A.16 with January security patch. The update fixes Jio VoLTE call drop issue. [Download Link]
  • [Dec 30, 2019]: relame has started rolling out RMX1971EX_11_A.15 with December security patch. The update adds a dark mode quick switch toggle in the notification panel adds Clone Apps support for more apps such as Twitter, Swiggy, Zomato, updated nightscape algorithm for the front camera along with multiple other bug fixes. [Download Link]
  • [Nov 25, 2019]: realme 5 Pro will be upgraded to Android 10 based realme UI in Feb 2020, confirms realme.
  • [Nov 19, 2019]: realme has started rolling out RMX1971EX_11_A.13 with November 2019 security patch. The update brings Nightscape mode to front camera along with multiple optimizations. [Download Link]
  • [Oct 23, 2019]: realme has started rolling out RMX1971EX_11_A.11 update with October 2019 security patch. The update weighs 293MB, brings video recording through Wide-angle lens and Dark mode features to the device along with minor bug fixes. [Download Link]
  • [Oct 18, 2019]: realme releases Android Pie based kernel source codes for realme 5 Pro and users can now unlock the bootloader.
  • [Sep 17, 2019]: realme has started rolling out RMX1971EX_11_A.09 update with Aug 2019 security patch. The update weighs around 341MB in size and brings an improved sharpness in the rear main camera along with improved system stability.
  • [Sep 13, 2019]: realme 5 Pro will be upgraded to Android 10 in Q1 2020, confirms realme.
  • [Aug 26, 2019]: realme CEO, Madhav Sheth confirms that bootloader unlocking for realme 5 Pro 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.

RMX1971EX_11_A.16 Changelogs,

Security
● Google Android security patch: January, 2020

Known issues fixed
● Fixed VoLTE call drop of Reliance JIO operator
● Fixed the third-party sport app automatically cleaned up while it is locked in the background


Author: Arpit Porwal

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