Nokia 3.1 and 5.1 August 2020 Security Update Rolling Out


Updated on September 1, 2020: Amidst, Android 10 update, Nokia is now rolling out the latest August 2020 security patchset for the Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 5.1 smartphone. Note that both the devices are still not updated to Android 10 while we are on the verge of the release of Android 11 OS in a few days. However, good thing is that at least users are now bumped into the latest security patchset on Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 5.1. The August 2020 security patch is a usual update for Nokia devices, and it does not bring anything new for the users. Here is the official changelog of the update:

What’s New

– Google Security Patch 2020-08

The updates will be pushed in a staggered manner in batches and will take some time as they are pushed via OTA. However, if you eager to update your phone with the latest August 2020 patch based on Android 9 Pie, you can grab the package from the below section:

Updated on July 4, 2020: Nokia has now started rolling out the June 2020 security update for the Nokia 3.1 and 5.1 smartphone. The update is purely incremental in nature and does not bring any new features or bug fixes along with it. It weighs in around 111 MB in size for Nokia 3.1. The updates have been pushed for the duo via OTA in batches. This means that it will take some time in hitting all the units across various regions.


However, if you do not wish to wait for the update, and want to update your phone manually, then you can grab the update file from below:

  • Device: Nokia 3.1
  • Android Version: 9
  • Security Patch Level: June 2020
  • Download: Link

And for Nokia 5.1, you can click here and for 32 GB variant you can click here to download the latest security update for your Nokia 5.1 phone.

Updated on June 2, 2020: HMD Global revised its Android 10 update roadmap in lew of the COVID-19 outbreak that is happening across the globe. While, both the Nokia 3.1 and 5.1 were slated to receive the Android 10 update, as per the old roadmap, in Q2 of 2020, the revised plan pushed the update schedule to the end of June. And interestingly, the Android 9 Pie-based May security patches is now rolling out for the Nokia 3.1 and 5.1. The update for the Nokia 5.1 weighs in around 105 MB in size while the update for the Nokia 3.1 weighs in around 120 MB in size. Both the updates are purely incremental in nature.

Updated on March 04, 2020: After rolling February 2020 patches of an update to Nokia 6.1 Plus, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 5.1 Plus and many more. Today HMD Global started rolling the new security patch for February 2020 month for Nokia 5.1 with version v3.25H. The update is rolling via OTA (over the air) and will soon reach every user with Android 9.0 Pie and brings nothing new except a security patch and bug fixes. If you are waiting for the Android 10 update, then we have no official words from Nokia regarding the same.

As we know, the OTA update carries in a phase-wise manner; it may take a week or a month to complete the rollout process for every user base. If you haven’t received the update, then either you can check for the update manually or install the firmware manually. To install the firmware manually, you need to download the firmware with the same build number on your device.

Did you know?

We have updated the list of VoWiFi supported Nokia devices which also include Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 5.1.

Updated on November 22, 2019: When it comes to software updates to Nokia smartphones whether it’s an entry-level device or mid-range device, HMD Global doing a remarkable task. As we all know that Nokia devices do come with Android One program support that offers two years of major Android updates and three years of security patch updates. There is good news for both Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 5.1 device users as now you can Download Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 5.1 November 2019 Security Patch: v3.25E.


As we all know that the November 2019 Android Security Patch Level brings critical vulnerability fixes along with system security enhancements as well that you can find from Android Security Bulletin. There is no additional improvement or feature added in this new update for both the Nokia 3.1 and 5.1 devices.

The firmware update is making its way over-the-air (OTA) in batches and arrived in Europe, India, East Africa regions respectively and will soon roll-out in other regions as well. It’s based on Android 9.0 Pie with a software version 3.25E that weighs around 122.4MB for Nokia 5.1 and 122.8MB for Nokia 3.1 device.

Download Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 5.1 November 2019 Security Patch: v3.25E


Check for OTA Update Manually

Although Nokia devices are expected to receive faster firmware OTA updates these days, some times users find it delayed due to server and carrier. Therefore, it may take a day or two most probably to receive the OTA update notification on your Nokia 5.1 and Nokia 3.1 device.

However, we recommend you to check for OTA updates manually on an interval basis. Just head over to the Settings on your phone > tap on System > tap on Advanced > Select System update. It will check for the available OTA update. If yes, then you can easily download and install it.


Make sure to connect your device to a Wi-Fi network and keep your phone charged more than 60% at least.

Steps to Install Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 5.1 November 2019 Security Patch: v3.25E

If you don’t want to wait for the OTA update notification, then just grab the recovery file from below according to your model and follow the installation guide to upgrade your device.

Make sure to follow the pre-requirements as well.



We’re at GetDroidTips won’t be responsible if anything goes wrong during or after following this guide or flashing the file. Do it at your own risk!

Firmware Download:

Install OTA Updates

Either you can follow the ADB Sideloading method to flash the OTA zip file or you can use the Nokia OST (Online Service Tool) in order to install the stock firmware on Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 5.1 device.

For ADB Sideloading, follow our complete tutorial on How you can sideload the OTA update via ADB or you can follow the Nokia OST tool flashing guide to flash full stock ROM.

We hope you’ve found this guide useful and have successfully installed or updated the latest security patch on your Nokia 3.1 or Nokia 5.1 device. For any queries, let us know in the comments below.

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