Realme 3 and 3i latest update brings Dark Mode, Redesigned Notification Center, November security patch and more

realme launched the realme 3 smartphone in India back in March, later in July it launched the realme 3i, a cheaper version. Both these run Android 9.0 (Pie) based ColorOS 6 back in June. Now it has released new RMX1821EX_11.A.24 update for the phone with the latest November security patch for the users.

The update brings system-wide dark mode, redesigned notification center, realme laboratory and app clone support to more third-party apps. If you haven’t received the update on your device, you can download the zip file here and flash it manually simply by tapping on the downloaded file.

realme has already confirmed Android 10 roadmap for its devices and as per the schedule, realme 3 and 3i are  expected to get Android 10 update in Q2, 2020. The company is already working on an exclusive version of ColorOS 7 for realme devices that will offer near-stock Android experience.

RMX1821EX_11.A.24 change log:


● Android security patch: November, 2019


● Activate Lockdown Mode by long pressing the power button

● Display the data consumed by connected devices

● Customizable data consumption reminder

● Updated charging animation


● Added realme Laboratory

● Added Dark Mode

● Added Google Digital Wellbeing

● Updated battery interface display the screen on time

● Added option for notification dots for updates

● Clone Apps supports more third-party applications (PayTM, PhonePe, Amazon, Flipkart)


● Optimized lock screen clock widget design

● Added date and weather widget

● Optimized Smart Assistant interface

Notification Center and Status Bar

● Redesigned the notification center style

● Swipe left or right to dismiss message notifications

● Added fast switch toggle between SIMs in notification center

● Removed the reminder after hotspot has been enabled

● Added option to swipe down on home screen for global search or notification center

● Removed the prompt when device is rooted


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