realme 3 and realme 3i realme UI Software Update Tracker [Update: C.16 with September Android Security Patch, Smooth Scrolling, Super Nighttime Standby, Deep Clean]


realme launched realme 3 smartphone in India back in March last year, later in July it launched realme 3i, a cheaper version. These devices had Android 9.0 based ColorOS 6 out of the box, both the smartphones have already started receiving Android 10 based realme UI 1.0 update.

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 3 and realme 3i.

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 3 (RMX1821 and RMX1825) and realme 3i (RMX1827).

realme UI updates rolled out for the realme 3 and realme 3i so far,

  • [Sep 23, 2020]: realme has started rolling out C.16 update with September Android security patch. The update weighs 403MBs in size and brings smooth scrolling feature and super nighttime standby feature, 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, deep cleanup feature in the process manager, long-press to delete feature for desktop icons in drawer mode, glowing effects of icons on the desktop/drawer after installing new applications, long-press to copy IMEI in the status information interface, and auto-download over Wi-Fi toggle in software update settings. It also brings an optimized Mute-Bell-Vibrate icon state.
    Security
    ● Updated Android security patch: September, 2020
    
    realme Lab
    ● Added Super nighttime standby feature
    ● Added Smooth scrolling feature
    
    System
    ● Added long-press to delete feature for desktop icons in drawer mode
    ● Added glowing effects of icons on the desktop/drawer after installing new applications
    ● Added long-press to copy IMEI in the status information interface
    
    Settings
    ● Added Deep cleanup feature in the Process Manager of Additional settings
    ● Added Auto-download over Wi-Fi toggle in Software Update Settings
    
    Notification drawer
    ● Added OTG switch toggle of the notification drawer
    ● Added Focus mode switch toggle of the notification drawer
    ● Optimized Mute-Bell-Vibrate icon state
  • [Jul 30, 2020]: realme has started rolling out C.14 update with July Android security patch. The update weighs 352 MBs in size and fixes several existing issues. Turning on/off flight mode will not affect Bluetooth status of the device is a feature that C.14 brings to realme 3 and realme 3i. [Download Link]
    Secruity
    ● Updated Android Security Patch: July, 2020
    
    Settings
    ● Optimized flight mode, Bluetooth status will not be affected after flight mode is turned on
    ● Fixed the rename Cloned App failure issue
    
    Fingerprint
    ● Fixed the probabilistic fingerprint unlock failure issue while screen-off
    
    Assistive Ball
    ● Fixed the assistive ball fail to retract issue after clicking the menu
    ● Fixed the probabilistic crash issue when select operation mode
    
    Smart Sidebar
    ● Fixed the probabilistic crash issue when press and hold in smart sidebar
    
    Game Space
    ● Fixed the game assistant failure issue
    ● Fixed the setting data loss issue after update
  • [Jul 2, 2020]: realme has started rolling out C.13 update with June Android security patch. The update weighs just 280 MBs for those who had updated devices to C.11 version. [Download Link]
  • [Jun 13, 2020]: realme has started rolling out C.11 update with June Android security patch. The update weighs just 280 MBs in size and brings realme Link app to the device. C.11 update also optimizes fingerprint response as well as touch response along with other bug fixes and optimizations [Download Link].
  • [May 15, 2020]: realme has started rolling out RMX1827EX_11_C.10 update to realme 3 and realme 3i users. The update weighs 204 MBs in size. [Download Link – realme 3 | realme 3i]
  • [Apr 29, 2020]: realme has started rolling out RMX1827EX_11_C.09 update to realme 3 and realme 3i users. The update weighs just 213 MBs in size and brings new charging animation to both the devices.
  • [Apr 23, 2020]: realme has started rolling out Android 10 based realme UI 1.0 update to realme 3 and realme 3i users in India. The update comes as RMX1827EX_11_C.06 and weighs 2.45 GBs in size. 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 3 and realme 3i.
  • [Apr 22, 2020]: realme announces realme UI Open Beta for realme 3 and realme 3i.
  • [Apr 21, 2020]: realme has started rolling out A.28 update with April Android security patch. The update weighs 112 MBs in size. [Download Link – realme 3 | realme 3i]
  • [Apr 17, 2020]: realme has started rolling out C.05 to realme 3i and realme 3i. The update weighs 206 MBs in size and brings back the super nightscape feature. Note that the update is rolled out only for the users who are selected for the early access program.
  • [Apr 11, 2020]: realme has started rolling out Android 10 based realme UI 1.0 update to realme 3 and realme 3i users in India. The update comes as C.03 and weighs 2.46 GBs in size. Note that the update is rolled out only for the users who are selected for the early access program.
  • [Apr 7, 2020]: realme has started rolling out A.27 update with March Android security patch. The update weigh just over 91 MBs in size and fixes some of the known issues and gives system stability. Note that the update is rolled out only for the users who are selected for the early access program.
  • [Apr 3, 2020]: realme announces realme UI early access program for realme 3 and realme 3i ahead of stable roll out later this month.
  • [Mar 23, 2020]: realme has started rolling out A.26 with March Android security patch. The update weighs 147 MBs in size and brings VoWiFi support for Airtel and Jio networks.  [Download Link – realme 3realme 3i]
  • [Jan 16, 2020]: realme has started rolling out A.25 update with January Android security patch. The update adds a dark mode quick switch toggle in the notification panel and also brings flash on calls feature. [Download Link]
  • [Nov 13, 2019]: realme has started rolling out A.24 update with November Android security patch. The update brings system-wide dark mode, redesigned notification center, realme laboratory and app clone support to more third-party apps. [Download Link]

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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