Nothing Phone 1 starts receiving Android 13 via Nothing OS 1.5.2 OTA

nothing phone 1 starts receiving android 13 via nothing os 1.5.2 ota

After waiting for over a few months, the Nothing Phone 1 is finally receiving the Android 13 update via the Nothing OS 1.5.2 OTA. There are several new features and additions to the latest OS, apart from Android 13-based changes. However, the update is currently rolling out to the beta testers and may take some time to roll out the normal users.

Must See: Download Nothing OS 1.5 Beta for Nothing Phone (1)

The update measuring 157MB in size is available for users who are already on the public beta. Upon successful verification of the update’s stability, it will roll out to the broader audience in the coming days. In case, if you would like to update before the OTA, then you can install the incremental update by manually flashing it. You can download the update from the link below.

Apart from the Android 13 features, the Nothing OS 1.5.2 will bring major battery life improvements. The standby power is reduced to almost half in comparison with the present stable Nothing OS.

Download Nothing OS 1.5.2 Update

For the OTA update, the users may have to wait for a few days to some weeks. However, interested folks can install the Nothing OS 1.5.2 (Android 13) update on Nothing Phone 1 by downloading the OTA from the link below. If you’re already on the Nothign OS 1.5.2 Public Beta 2, then make sure to download the respective zip from the below link. Otherwise, it may brick your device.

Nothing OS 1.5.2 Features

  • Experience Nothing OS 1.5, powered by Android 13. With all new features and improvements.
  • Weather app
    • New Nothing weather app
    • Tapping a weather widget on the home screen now directly opens the corresponding city in the app instead of opening a link.
  • Customization
    • All new Glyph soundpack for more ringtone and notification sounds.
    • More color schemes available from the wallpaper selector.
    • New collection of minimalist wallpapers.
    • Icons can match your background colour to make your home screen look more consistent.
    • Lockscreen shortcut customisations. Create shortcuts for camera, torch, device controls, and wallet.
  • Improved experience
    • Easily switch data usage when using dual SIM with the improved network Quick Settings panel.
    • Automatically show the current network and display how much mobile data you have used in Quick Settings.
    • Directly scan a QR code in the Camera app. Scanner also appears as a shortcut in Quick Settings.
    • Select language preferences for different apps.
  • Visual improvement
    • A New look for Media Control. Puts album artwork on full display with a wider set of music controls.
    • Improved volume settings panel. Allows granular volume control without unlocking the device.
    • Improved Game Mode light notifications. So there is less distraction when you are playing.
    • Smoother animations when transitioning the display between on and off.
    • More refined Camera app interface.
  • Privacy and safety
    • Get an alert when an app accesses your clipboard. Cleared history after a period of time to prevent unwanted access.
    • Added Personal Safety app.
    • Better privacy protection including Photo Picker, nearby Wi-Fi devices permission, and select media permission.
  • System performance
  • Fingerprint unlock accuracy has improved by up to 12%.
  • App startup speed has increased by up to 71%.
  • Standby power consumption has improved by up to 50%.
    Implemented a new self-repair feature to periodically delete unused system dumps and cache.
  • Increased system stability.
  • General bug fixes.

Below are steps to install the Nothing OS 1.5.2 on Nothing Phone 1.

Steps to install Android 13 update on Nothing OS 13

It is quite an easy process to install the latest ANdrodi 13 firmware on Nothing Phone 1 using the local upgrade method. Follow the steps below.

  1. Create a new folder called “ota” (without the quotes) in the root directory of the internal storage. This means the folder should be located outside of any other folders.
  2. Copy the OTA update ZIP file from the source you obtained it from and paste it into the “ota” folder you just created.
  3. Open the phone app and dial “*#*#682#*#*”. This will launch an offline update tool.
  4. The update tool will scan for the OTA file from the internal storage and install it automatically. If it fails, you can manually browse for the OTA package.
  5. After selecting the OTA file, the update wizard will apply the update.
  6. Once the update is complete, reboot the device to finish the installation process.
  7. Congratulations! Your device should now be running on the latest firmware.

FAQs Nothing OS 1.5.2 Android 13 update on Nothing OS

Q1. When will the Android 13 update be available for normal users?

The Android 13 update is currently rolling out to beta testers and may take some time to roll out to normal users. It will be available to the broader audience in the coming days after successful verification of the update’s stability.

Q2. How can users install the incremental update for the Android 13 update on the Nothing Phone 1?

Users can manually install the incremental update for the Android 13 update by downloading the OTA update from the link provided in the text and then following the steps provided in the text.

Q3. What are the new features of Nothing OS 1.5.2?

A4. The Nothing OS 1.5.2 brings several new features and improvements, including major battery life improvements, a new weather app, improved customization options, an improved user experience, better privacy and safety features, and system performance improvements.

Q4. How can users update their Nothing Phone 1 to the latest firmware?

Users can update their Nothing Phone 1 to the latest firmware by following the steps provided in the text, which include creating a new folder in the root directory of the internal storage, copying the OTA update ZIP file into the folder, dialing a code to launch an offline update tool, selecting the OTA file, and then rebooting the device to finish the installation process.

Must See: Comparison between Nothing Phone 1 & Google Pixel 6A

We hope, you enjoy the Android 13 on Nothing Phone1. In case, if there’s any error then do let us know via the steps below.

Simranpal Singh
Simranpal Singh
With a decade-long journey in the tech industry, I've been actively engaged in tech reporting across various reputable publications. He currently works as a Web Developer at RightNode Media and pursues his hobby of writing on GoAndroid. Enjoy travelling, and always excited about new tech trends. He actively contributes on GizmoChina and GChromecast Hub.


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