If you are a proud owner of the Nothing Phone 1, you must be excited to know that the stable Android 13-based Nothing OS 1.5.3 update is now rolling out. This update is packed with new features, improvements, and bug fixes that will enhance the overall performance and user experience of your device.
In this blog post, we’ll provide you with all the information you need to know about the Nothing OS 1.5.3 update, including its features, changelog, download links, installation methods, and more. So, let’s get started.
What’s New in Nothing OS 1.5.3 Update?
The Nothing OS 1.5.3 update comes with a plethora of new features, improvements, and bug fixes that will take your Nothing Phone 1 experience to the next level. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s new:
- New support for manually adding games to Game Mode
- Smoother animations for pop-up view
- Improved fingerprint transition between the lock screen and AOD
- New wallpapers
- Added support for Ear (2)
- New memory management algorithm that reduces app restart times by over 35% and lowers CPU consumption to improve overall battery life
- Improved system stability
The update also includes several bug fixes, including fixing the abnormal appearance of Night Light mode, the flashing charging prompt on the AOD interface, the issue where Glyph lights did not show for incoming WhatsApp calls, the freeze issues during YouTube video playback, and the issue where weather data did not show in the Quick Look widget.
Update Size and Hotfix Update
The Nothing OS 1.5.3 update weighs around 150MB and is available via OTA for users on Nothing OS 1.5.2. If you haven’t received the OTA update yet, you can manually check for it by navigating to Settings > System > System updates.
Additionally, Nothing has released a hotfix update for Nothing OS 1.5.3 that fixes an issue causing notifications to not appear when Quick Settings is active and an issue preventing the NFC toggle from functioning as intended. The hotfix update is available for download from the links provided below.
Download Links for Nothing OS 1.5.3 Update
If you want to sideload the new build without waiting for the OTA to roll out, you can download the Nothing OS 1.5.3 update package from the links provided below. However, before downloading and installing the update, make sure that you have the Nothing Phone 1, as this firmware file is only for this device.
- Download Nothing OS 1.5.3 ROM (Stable Android 13)
- OTA (Flashed over Nothing OS 1.5.2)
- Download Nothing OS 1.5.3 Hotfix Update
- OTA (FFlashed over Nothing OS 1.5.3)
How to Install Nothing OS 1.5.3 on Nothing Phone 1
There are two methods to install the Nothing OS 1.5.3 update on your Nothing Phone 1: via the Local System Update wizard or via Recovery. Here’s a step-by-step guide to each method.
Method 1: Install via the Local System Update Wizard
- Download the latest Nothing OS 1.5.3 upgrade zip package from the link provided above.
- Create a folder named ota at the root of your phone’s internal storage and copy the update ZIP file to that folder.
- Dial ##682## to open up the offline update tool.
- The device will try to locate the OTA file present in the internal storage and install it. If it fails to locate the OTA file, it will prompt you to search for the OTA package manually.
- After selecting the OTA file, the system will install the update and reboot the device.
Method 2: Install via Recovery
- Make sure you have ADB and Fastboot installed on your PC.
- Download the OTA update ZIP from the link provided above and save it on your PC.
- Switch off your device and boot it into Recovery mode by pressing and holding the Power + Volume Down button. Use the volume button to highlight the Recovery mode and press the Power button to enter.
- You can also enter Recovery mode by running the following command on your PC: adb reboot recovery
- On your phone, press and hold the Power button and while holding it, press the Volume Up button and immediately release both keys to access the Android recovery menu.
- In the recovery menu, select Apply Update from ADB option.
- On your computer, enter the following command to initiate the ADB connection: adb devices
- Your device’s serial number should appear in the command window, indicating that your device is connected to the computer in sideload mode.
- Run the following command to sideload the Nothing OS 1.5.3 update: adb sideload “filename”.zip
- The installation process will start. When it’s finished, select Reboot system now on your phone to enter the new build.
Nothing Phone 1 February 2023 Patches
The latest Nothing Phone 1 v1.5.3 update is rolling out in a phased manner. Hence, it may take a couple of days before the update reaches all users. However, you can manually update your device anytime with the above-mentioned methods.
The Nothing OS 1.5.3 update for Nothing Phone 1 is a significant improvement over its predecessor, bringing new features, improvements, and bug fixes that will enhance the overall performance and user experience of the device. If you haven’t updated your device yet, you should do so now to enjoy the latest features and improvements. We hope this guide has been helpful in providing you with all the information you need to know about the Nothing OS 1.5.3 update for Nothing Phone 1.