Download and Install Nokia 6.1 / 6.1 Plus Android 10 update (V4.10C)

If you are the owner of the Nokia 6.1 / 6.1 Plus then, a new year’s gift is waiting for you to download as Nokia has pushed the latest Android 10 update for the devices. Notably, the update has been rolled out for users across the globe. Previously, Nokia has served a lot of devices with the Android 10 update and now the wait is finally over for the Nokia 6.1 / 6.1 Plus users. This update has arrived just according to the Android 10 roadmap that the company shared right after the Android 10 was launched by Google.

Keep in mind like every other update, it is being pushed via OTA in batches and will take some time in hitting all the units. However, with this post, we will guide you on how to download and install Nokia 6.1 / 6.1 Plus Android 10 update on your device. The update brings in all the latest features and goodies of Android 10 for the Nokia smartphone. So, without any further ado, let us take a look at the guide itself:

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Nokia 6.1 / 6.1 Plus – Android 10 Features

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The Android 10 brings in quite a handful of new features and goodies for the device. There is system-wide Dark Mode, enhanced system security, new gesture navigation, new animations, Smart Reply in notifications, predictive responses and actions, etc. You can check out all the details that this new OS brings for the Nokia 6.1 / 6.1 Plus by heading to the official website.

Firmware Information and Changelog

The latest Android 10 update for the Nokia 6.1 / 6.1 Plus is arriving with version number V4.10C and also tags along with the December 2019 security patch. It weighs in around 1.3 GB in size which is ok considering the update and enhancements that it brings for the devices. Below you can find the complete firmware information along with the changelog:

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Firmware Information and Changelog

Firmware Information:

  • Model: Nokia 6.1 and 6.1 Plus
  • Build: V4.10C
  • OTA Size: 1.36 GB
  • Android Version: Android 10
  • Status: Stable
  • Security Patch Level: December 1, 2020

Changelog:

  • Dark Mode – Take it easy on your eyes
  • Smart Reply – Save more time with recommended actions
  • Gesture Navigation – Get around with a swipe and a pull
  • Additional controls for privacy and location
  • Google Security Patch (2019-12)

The update is being pushed via OTA in batches and will probably take some time in hitting all the units across the globe. Users can manually check for the update notification by heading to Settings>>System>>System updates. If there is a new update tap on it to install the update.

However for those users who do not wish to wait for the OTA and want to upgrade their device right away then you can follow the below guide to do just that.

Pre-requisites

Before you can head to the steps below then you need to have some pre-requisites:

  • Take a complete backup of your device.
  • Make sure that you have atleast 60% battery on your device.
  • Download the SDK Platform Tools.

Download Nokia 6.1 / 6.1 Plus Android 10 Update File

  • Nokia 6.1 Android 10Link (rename the file to PL2-410C-0-00WW-B03-update.zip)
  • Nokia 6.1 Plus Android 10Link (rename the file to DRG-410C-0-00WW-B03-update.zip)

Steps to Install Android 10 on Nokia 6.1 / 6.1 Plus Manually

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Notably, there are two methods via which you can install the Android 10 update on your Nokia 6.1 and 6.1 Plus device. The first method uses the internal or local update method that does not require a PC for manually triggering the update. While the second method require a PC along with ADB and Fastboot tools for upgrading the devices. Let us take a look at the methods, one by one:

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Method 1: Local Update

  1. Download the update package file from the download section above for your respective Nokia device.
  2. Make sure that you have renamed the package file as explained below:
    – rename the file to “PL2-410C-0-00WW-B03-update.zip” for Nokia 6.1 file.
    – rename the file to “DRG-410C-0-00WW-B03-update.zip” for Nokia 6.1 Plus file
  3. Now connect your smartphone to the PC using a USB cable.
  4. Copy the update package file to the internal storage of your Nokia device.
  5. You can disconnect the phone from your PC once the transfer is completed.
  6. Grab your smartphone and open the Dialer app.
  7. Enter the below combination in the Dialer app
    *#*#874#*#*
  8. The installation process will begin immediately on your device.
  9. Once the update is complete, your device will reboot. Note that the first reboot will take some time.
  10. Also, the update package file from internal storage of your phone will be deleted automatically.
  11. That’s it!

Method 2: Using SDK Platform Tools

  1. Download the update package file from the download section above for your respective Nokia device.
  2. Make sure that you have renamed the package file as explained below:
    – rename the file to “PL2-410C-0-00WW-B03-update.zip” for Nokia 6.1 file.
    – rename the file to “DRG-410C-0-00WW-B03-update.zip” for Nokia 6.1 Plus file
  3. Download and extract the contents SDK platform tools downloaded from the Pre-requisites section on your PC.
  4. Copy and paste the OTA package file to the same folder where you have extracted the contents of the platforms tool.
  5. Launch the command prompt on your PC.
  6. Turn off your smartphone completely.
  7. Now you need to boot your device into the Recovery Mode and for that press Volume Up and Power button together.
  8. You will be presented with “No Command” message on the screen. Tap the Volume Up button while holding the Power button.
  9. Now connect your Nokia device to the PC via USB cable.
  10. Navigate to “Apply update from ADB” using the Volume key and select it with the help of Power button.
  11. Now in the command prompt, enter the below:
    adb devices
  12. Finally, to trigger the Android 10 update, enter the command:
    adb sideload DRG-410C-0-00WW-B03-update.zip or adb sideload PL2-410C-0-00WW-B03-update.zip
  13. The installation will begin.
  14. Once the installation is complete, reboot your device.
  15. That’s it!

So, there you have it from my side in this post. I hope you guys were able to successfully upgrade your Nokia 6.1 and 6.1 Plus device to Android 10 update following the above two methods. Let us know in the comments below if you come across any issues while following any of the above-mentioned commands. Until the next post…Cheers!

Comments

  1. my Nokia 6.1 fails to install the update after downloading it. It displays a message which says my data maybe corrupt and I must restore factory settings. I have been resetting it for the past three days still no luck the same message pops up. What should I do please help it is the only phone I have

  2. Sar mere nokia 6.1plus me intarnet bahut dhire chalta h,or otometik towar bhi gayab ho jata h,meri madad kijiye

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