The latest update to the Nothing OS, version 1.1.8, is now rolling out for users of the Nothing Phone 1 in Europe. This update brings a number of improvements and enhancements, including the display of AirPods battery percentage, improved OS fluidity and audio quality, and the inclusion of a November security patch. It also addresses several known bugs. If you have a Nothing Phone 1 and are based in Europe, you should expect to receive the update OTA in the coming days. However, if you have not yet received it or would like to manually update your device, this article will provide instructions on how to download and install Nothing OS 1.1.8.
It’s worth highlighting that before proceeding with the update, it is advisable to back up your data as the process may erase it. Additionally, it is important to ensure that your phone is charged to at least 50-60% and that you have at least 5GB of storage available. Finally, it is essential to follow the steps carefully to avoid potentially bricking your device. We are not responsible for any damage that may occur to your phone. With these precautions in mind, let’s move on to the steps for downloading and installing the update.
Downloading the Update:
The update is being rolled out over-the-air (OTA) and should reach most users in due course. However, if you have not yet received the update, you can manually check for it by going to Settings > System > System updates. Alternatively, you can download the update package from the following link:
- Nothing OS 1.1.8 Incremental OTA update – Global, EEA
- Nothing OS 1.1.8 Full ROM for Nothing Phone 1 – Coming Soon
Installing the Update:
There are two methods for installing the update: via the Local System Update wizard or via Recovery.
Method 1: Install via the Local System Update wizard
- Download the update ZIP package from the link provided above.
- Create a folder called “ota” at the root of the internal storage of your phone, and copy the update ZIP file to this folder.
- Dial ##682## to access the offline update tool.
- The device will attempt to locate the OTA file in the internal storage and install it. If it is unable to locate the file, it will prompt you to search for it manually.
- Once the file has been selected, the system will install the update and reboot the device.
Method 2: Install via Recovery
- Make sure that you have ADB and Fastboot (Platform Tools) installed on your computer. (Instructions for installing these tools can be found in our detailed guide.)
- Download the update ZIP file from the link provided above and save it to your computer.
- Shut down your device and boot into Recovery mode. This can be done by pressing and holding the Power + Volume Down buttons, or by using the command “adb reboot recovery“.
- In the Recovery menu, select the “Apply Update from ADB” option.
- On your computer, enter the command “adb devices” to initiate the ADB connection. Your device’s serial number should appear, indicating that it is connected in sideload mode.
- Run the command “adb sideload “filename”.zip” to sideload the update. This will begin the installation process.
- Once the installation is complete, select “Reboot system now” on your phone to enter the new build.
As always, the latest update for the Nothing Phone 1 is being rolled out gradually, so it may take a few days for it to reach all users. However, you can manually update your device at any time using the methods described above. If you have any questions or encounter any issues, please let us know in the comments below.