How to flash Nothing Phone 1 Firmware (Stock ROM | Android 12)

The Nothing Phone 1 is the company’s first formal entry into the market for smartphones. It is being marketed under the name Nothing Phone 1, and it comes packed with a plethora of interesting and useful features and technical specifications.

Some users are not pleased with the experience, and as a result, they wind up rooting their device in order to unlock a whole new universe of customising options and new possibilities. They occasionally have the desire to return and flash the stock ROM.

If you own a Nothing Phone 1 or plan on purchasing one, then this guide will be useful for you. Here, you’ll get to know how to flash/install Nothing Phone 1 Firmware (Stock ROM | Android 12).

Prerequisites to follow before installing the stock firmware/ROM

flash Nothing Phone 1 Firmware (Stock ROM | Android 12)

Before you install the stock ROM on your Nothing Phone 1, there are some prerequisites that you should follow first and install the needed drivers, firmware, and other tools on your PC.

  • The firmware will only be supported for the Nothing Phone 1 models and shouldn’t be installed on other devices
  • You’ll need a Windows PC/laptop and a USB cable
  • Ensure that you’ve downloaded the latest Google USB Drivers on your Windows or Mac computer and then install it
  • Download the ADB Fastboot tool on your PC before installing it
  • Keep your device charged to at least 60% before you install the firmware
  • Take a total backup of your smartphone data without root

Nothing Phone (1) Firmware Flash Files



Install Stock ROM on your Nothing Phone 1 via local upgrade

  • Download the firmware OTA zip file and then move it to the internal storage of your Nothing Phone 1 device
  • Head over to the Settings -> System Updates -> Tap on the gear icon -> Use the local upgrade
  • Choose the firmware file that you’ve downloaded before
  • You’ll get a pop-up screen for upgrading your device, you should tap on Upgrade Now
  • Then, the device will reboot and then flash the OTA file through stock recovery
  • Your device will then boot into a new system
  • Turn off your phone and press and hold the Volume Down + Power button simultaneously for a few seconds to enter into recovery mode
  • Choose Wipe data and cache before selecting Erase everything
  • Once it is done, reboot your device
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