realme 5 Pro realme UI Software Update Tracker [Update: Android 11 based realme UI 2.0 rolling out for Early Access Users]


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. The smartphone received Android 10 based realme UI 1.0 update last year. realme has already confirmed that realme 5 Pro will receive Android 11 based realme UI 2.0  update in Q2 2021.

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 Pro.

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 Pro, also check out our realme 5 Pro content,

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.

realme 5 Pro realme UI updates so far,

  • [Jun 22, 2021]: realme has started rolling out RMX1971_11_F.01 update to the users who have opted for Android 11 based realme UI 2.0 Early Access program. The update weighs 3.16GB in size. You can head over to this post to check out Android 11 based realme UI 2.0 features in detail.
  • [May 28, 2021]: realme has started rolling out RMX1971EX_11_C.14 update with May Android security patch. The OTA update weighs 234MB in size. [Download Link]
    Security
    ● Updated Android security patch: May, 2021
    
    System
    ● Optimized the system performance and improved the system stability
  • [Mar 24, 2021]: realme has started rolling out RMX1971EX_11_C.12 update with March Android security patch. The OTA update weighs 300MB in size, and brings a few optimizations, and bug fixes to the device. [Download Link]
    Security
    ● Updated Android security patch: Mar, 2021
    
    Settings
    ● Optimized the control center switch logic
    ● Fixed the probabilistic issue that the phone ring tone is restored to the default ring tone
    ● Fixed the probabilistic voice failure issue in PUBG
    
    System
    ● Optimized system performance and improve system stability
  • [Jan 26, 2021]: realme has started rolling out RMX1971EX_11_C.11 update with March Android security patch. The OTA update weighs just 356MB in size, and adds a new feature that lets you turn off the flashlight simply with a short press of the power button while the screen is off. The update also brings several bug fixes and optimizations. [Download Link]
    Security
    ● Updated Android security patch: January, 2021
    
    Settings
    ● Added short-press the power button to turn off flashlight feature while screen-off
    
    Apps
    ● Fixed the issue that two cancel buttons appear when the input box is clicked multiple times in the weather
    ● Fixed the issue of abnormal system permission acquisition when the radio is turned on
    
    Bluetooth
    ● Fixed the probabilistic issue of failure to open Bluetooth scanning
    
    Photos
    ● Fixed the probabilistic issue that Photos cannot play HDR videos
    
    Alarm
    ● Fixed the probabilistic issue of crashing when entering the alarm details
    
    Networks
    ● Fixed the probabilistic issue that VOLTE be registered
  • [Nov 18, 2020]: realme has started rolling out RMX1971EX_11_C.08 update with November Android security patch. The update weighs 580MB in size, and brings the ability to take scrolling screenshot in horizontal mode. The update also adds a new super power saving mode, a toggle in the screenshot settings to turn on/off functionality for taking a screenshot via the power+volume down button. The company has also added a new toggle under the Eye Comfort display settings, which lets users schedule it between Sunset and Sunrise. A new icon pull-down gesture toggle is also added which lets a user pull down app icons by swiping upwards on the left/right side of the screen. A couple of new shortcuts are added at the bottom of the Battery and Security settings. Apart from it, the update also brings a fix for screen flicker when entering the album and freezing issue of Clone Phone. [Download Link]
    Security
    ● Android Security Patch: November, 2020
    
    Bluetooth
    ● Added a new icon for phone calls with Bluetooth earphone
    
    Screenshot
    ● Added Scrolling screenshot feature in horizontal mode
    ● Added a toggle for physical button screenshot in screenshot settings
    
    Settings
    ● Added Super power saving mode
    ● Added a toggle for displaying keyboard when entering app drawer
    ● Added Icon pull-down gesture
    ● Added From Sunset to Sunrise option of eye comfort
    ● Added shortcuts at the bottom of Battery settings
    ● Added shortcuts at the bottom of Security settings
    ● Fixed the probabilistic issue of unable to adjust the color temperature after turning off eye comfort
    
    Album
    ● Fixed the probabilistic screen flicker when entering the album
    ● Fixed the probabilistic crash issue when browsing in the album
    
    System
    ● Fixed the probabilistic freezing issue of Clone Phone
  • [Sep 23, 2020]: realme has started rolling out RMX1971EX_11_C.07 with September Android security patch. The update weighs 467MB in size, brings an all-new Super nighttime standby feature, and improved standby performance, both of which can be found under realme lab section. The update adds a default audio recording device option, a new Deep Cleanup feature with improved background cleaning ability, a return button in screenshot preview, an automatic download option for app updates when connected to Wi-Fi, time display options for the status bar, shortcuts at the bottom of security settings, shortcuts at the bottom of other settings, OTG switch, auto-scrolling feature in scrolling screenshot and the feature of long-press the icon to uninstall the app in the drawer mode. The update also brings several optimizations such as optimized pop-up window for system updates notification, optimized “Mute-Bell-Vibrate” icon state along with bug fixes including issues with scrolling screenshot, the font size issue of charging animation, the issue while using front camera in SLO-MO mode, the issue that the fingerprint names are set to default when restarting the system in Multi-User mode and more. [Download Link]
    Security
    ● Android Security Patch: September, 2020
    
    realme Lab
    ● Added Super nighttime standby feature and improved standby performance
    
    Settings
    ● Added default audio recording device options
    ● Added Deep Cleanup feature and improved background cleaning ability
    ● Added a return button in screenshot preview
    ● Added long press to copy IMEI in the status information interface
    ● Added automatic download option for app updates when connected to Wi-Fi
    ● Added time display options for the status bar
    ● Added shortcuts at the bottom of security settings
    ● Added shortcuts at the bottom of other settings
    ● Optimized the experience in Wi-Fi settings
    
    Status bar
    ● Added the OTG switch
    ● Optimized the pop-up window for system updates notification
    ● Optimized "Mute-Bell-Vibrate" icon state
    
    Screenshot
    ● Added auto scrolling feature in scrolling screenshot
    ● Fixed the probabilistic issue in scrolling screenshot
    
    System
    ● Added the feature of long press the icon to uninstall the app in the drawer mode
    ● Fixed the font size issue of charging animation
    ● Fixed the probabilistic stalling issue while using front camera in SLO-MO mode
    ● Fixed the issue that the fingerprint names are set to default when restarting the system in Multi-User mode
    ● Fixed the crashing issue of the search field in app list
  • [Sep 21, 2020]: realme 5 Pro will be upgraded to Android 11 based realme UI 2.0 in Q2 2021, confirms realme.
  • [Jul 31, 2020]: realme has started rolling out RMX1971EX_11_C.05 with July Android security patch. The update weighs 493MB in size, brings smooth scrolling (can be found under realme Lab section) and multi-user feature to the device along with optimized screen recording and other system optimizations. Turning on/off flight mode will not affect Bluetooth status of the device is also a feature that C.05 update brings to realme 5 Pro. [Download Link]
    Security
    ● Android security patch: July, 2020
    
    realme Lab
    ● Added the smooth scrolling feature
    
    Settings
    ● Added multi-user feature
    
    Screen recording
    ● Optimized screen recording feature
    
    System
    ● Optimized the transparency of swipe back gesture style
    ● Optimized Bluetooth being turned off when flight mode is turned on mechanisam
    ● Fixed some known issues and improved system stability
    
    System
    ● Optimized the transparency of swipe back gesture style
    ● Optimized Bluetooth being turned off when flight mode is turned on mechanisam
    ● Fixed some known issues and improved system stability
  • [Jun 14, 2020]: realme has started rolling out RMX1971EX_11_C.04 with June Android security patch. The update weighs 459 MB in size and brings realme Link and realme PaySa apps to realme 5 Pro. The update also brings new charging animation along with other optimizations [Download Link].
    Security
    ● Updated Andriod security patch (2020#6)
    
    Applications
    ● Added realme PaySa (India)
    ● Added realme Link
    
    Battery
    ● Added charging animation on the lock screen
    ● Added charging decimal display on the lock screen while charging
    
    Settings
    ● Modified default state of power saving mode auto-off switch
    ● Modified default state of screen brightness reduction switch in power saving mode
    
    Optimization
    ● Optimized transparency of the slide back gesture style
    ● Optimized screen recording icon size also
  • [May 1, 2020]: realme has started rolling out RMX1971EX_11_C.03 with April Android security patch. The update weighs 340 MB in size and brings DocVault ID feature, optimized audio quality along with other bug fixes. [Download Link]
    Security
    ● Android security patch: April, 2020
    
    Application
    ● Added DocVault ID feature(India)
    
    Known Issue Fixed
    ● Optimized audio effects for third party apps.
    ● Added arrow to the right of the list of recent location information requests in dark mode.
    ● Fixed the issue that the prompt tone appears every time when the client plays music.
    ● Fixed the issue that the alarm is automatically turned off after being cleared by the background task
  • [Mar 24, 2020]: realme has started rolling out RMX1971EX_11_C.02 with March Android security patch. The update brings a bunch of bug fixes to improve the overall performance. [Download Link]
  • [Feb 28, 2020]: realme has started rolling out Android 10 based realme UI 1.0 to realme 5 Pro. The update comes as RMX1971EX_11_C.01, weighs 3.51 GB in size and brings realme UI to the device. [Download Link]
  • [Feb 26, 2020]: realme has started rolling out RMX1971EX_11_A.17 with February security patch. The update weighs 177 MB in size and brings fixes for the upgrade related issues to ensure successful Android 10 update [Download Link]
  • [Jan 29, 2020]: realme official Francis Wang has confirmed that realme Pro series devices will receive two major Android updates, so we can expect realme 5 Pro to receive Android 11 in the future.
  • [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 roll-out and the updates are randomly pushed to a limited number of users and a broader roll-out usually takes a few days after the company makes sure there are no critical bugs.

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