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Realme 5 Pro Software Update: RMX1971EX_11_C.12 (March 2021)

In this post, we will give you a dedicated software update tracker for the Realme 5 Pro smartphone. Realme is one of the fastest-growing smartphone brands in the world. Thanks to its good price-to-specs ratio devices, it recently bagged the title of fastest smartphone brand to reach 50 million product sales, as per a report by Counterpoint Research. One such device that contributed to these growing numbers is the Realme 5 Pro. It was released back in 2019 and it comes with all sorts of good specs that you would expect out of a mid-range device.

Realme has also been one of the brands that have been consistent with the rollout of the software updates. It has always been on its toes when it comes to rolling out new software updates, be it security updates or Android firmware updates. This is also one of the key reasons why people have faith in the company and it has shown in the numbers. So, with that being said, if you own a Realme 5 Pro smartphone, then this post is for you. With that being said, let us get straight into the article itself:

Download Realme 5 Pro November 2019 Security patch: RMX1971EX_11_A.13

Realme 5 Pro – Device Overview

We will cut to the chase here. The Realme 5 Pro comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 chipset which is coupled with 4-8 GB of RAM. The device offers 64/128GB of onboard storage capacity. It comes with Android 9 Pie out of the box but it has already been running on Android 10 for quite a few months and Android 11 may be down the line for the device. Talking about the cameras, it has a quad-camera setup with a primary 48MP wide-angle lens, 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP depth, and 2MP macro lens. The Realme 5 Pro is capable of recording 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, and 720p@960fps.

The front of the device has a 6.3-inch display, with a 19.5:9 ratio and 409 ppi density. The waterdrop notch houses a 16MP selfie camera. Under the hood, the phone is powered by a 4035 mAh battery which supports fast-charging up to 20W. The technology is called VOOC 3.0. Notably, the Realme 5 Pro is available in three colors, i.e. Crystal Green, Crystal Blue, Chroma White.

Software Update Tracker

Here is the complete list of the software updates rolled over for the Realme 5 Pro. Note that the latest updates will be added to the bottom of this table. So, always keep a check at the bottom of the table to know more about the latest updates being rolled over for the Realme 5 Pro.

Software Version Changelog
RMX1971EX_11_C.12

Security
● Updated Android security patch: Feb, Mar, 2021Settings
● Optimized the control center switch logic
● Fixed the probabilistic issue that the phone ring tone is restored to the default ring tone
● Fixed the probabilistic voice failure issue in PUBG

System
● Optimized system performance and improve system stability

RMX1971EX_11_A.09
  • Update log
    – Improved system stability camera
    – Improved rear camera sharpness.
RMX1971EX_11_A.11
  • Update Log
    Security
    ● Android security patch: October 5, 2019System
    ● Added Dark ModeCamera
    ● Added wide-angle video shooting featureTouch
    ● Updated firmware version to optimize game touch experiencePower optimization
    ● Optimized power consumption while 4K and 1080P@60FPS video modeKnown issue fixed
    ● Fixed after-sales feedback HDR photo spot issue● Fixed repeatedly focus issue

    ● Fixed 1080p@60fps preview with green stripes while switching time-lapse photography and 1080p@60fps mode

    ● Optimized clarity indoor and low light environments

RMX1971EX_11_A.13 Update log

  • Security
    • Android security patch: November 2019
  • Camera
    • Added nightscape for the front camera
    • Reduced noise in dark environments
    • Optimized camera’s red tint issue
    • Optimized camera clarity
  • Game
    • Optimized frame dropping for Arena of Valor
  • Power consumption
    • Optimized the power consumption for some video applications
  • Fixed Issues
    • Carrier network issues in certain areas fixed
    • Fixed issues of full-screen display notch area showing the prompt information error
RMX1971EX_11_A.15 Update log

System

● Adds click the blank area to back to the launcher on recent task interface

● Clone Apps support more third-party applications(Twitter、Freecharge、Zomato、Swiggy、Snapchat)

● Integrates flash on call feature

Notification Center and Status Bar

● Fast switch toggles of dark mode in the notification center

Theme Store

● Updated font change supporting in Theme Store

Security

● Android security patch: December 2019

Camera

● Updated Nightscape algorithm of the front camera, fixed the probabilistic blackspot issue

Known bug fix

● Fixes the issue of crashing when long press on the desktop icon to clear storage usage

● Solved a low probability of phone manager crash when the screen is automatically landscaped

● English is selected in the time zone interface in Hindi has been rectified

RMX1971EX_11_A.16 Update log:

Security
● Google Android security patch: January 2020

Known issues fixed
● Fixed VoLTE call drop of Reliance JIO operator
● Fixed the third-party sport app automatically cleaned up while it is locked in the background

System
● Remove FM application

RMX1971EX_11_A.17 Update log:
Fixed
● Fixed upgrade related issues to ensure upgrade to Android Q successfully
RMX1971EX_11_C.01 Update log:

Visuals

• Updated UI to realme UI

• Brand new Real Design makes visuals more attractive and operation more efficient.

Smart Sidebar

• Optimized user interface and improved one-handed operation.

• Optimized Smart Sidebar: Replaced File Console with File Manager; removed OSIE Visual Effect and No Notification Alerts.

• Drag an app out of Smart Sidebar to open it in Split-screen Mode.

• Added two new features: “Assistive Ball Opacity” and “Hide Assistive Ball on Fullscreen App”.

• Optimized the Floating Window feature for more apps.

• Added Bubbles: A bubble is displayed when you open an app in a floating window from the Smart Sidebar. Tap the bubble to collapse or open the app.

Screenshot

• Optimized 3-Finger Screenshot Gesture: Use 3 fingers to touch and hold the screen, and swipe to take a screenshot of the selected part of the screen (partial screen capture). Use 3 fingers to touch and hold the screen, and swipe your fingers outwards to capture a long screenshot.

• Added screenshot settings: You can adjust the position of the screenshot preview floating window and set the screenshot sound.

• Optimized screenshot preview floating window: After taking a screenshot, drag it up and release to share it, or drag it down and release to take a long screenshot.

Navigation Gestures 3.0

• Optimized gestures: All gestures are supported in landscape mode.

System

• Added Focus Mode: Minimizes outside distractions when you are learning or working.

• Added whole new charging animation.

• Optimized the Quick Settings user interface for easier one-handed operation.

• Added pause feature for screen recording.

• Added a floating window and settings for screen recording.

• New sounds added for file deletion, calculator key touches, and compass pointer.

• Optimized system built-in ringtones.

• Added TalkBack floating prompts for Accessibility.

• New management feature for recent tasks: You can view memory of recent tasks and locked apps.

Games

• Optimized visual interaction for Game Space.

• Optimized loading animation for Game Space.

Homescreen

• Added new live wallpapers.

• Added artistic wallpapers.

• Added option to open Global Search or the notification panel when swiping down on homescreen.

• Added option to customize the size, shape, and style of app icons on homescreen.

• Optimized the graphic design of password unlock to facilitate one-handed operation.

• Support for animated wallpapers on the lockscreen.

• Added a Simple Mode for homescreen, featuring larger fonts, icons and a clearer layout.

Security

• Random MAC address Generator: When your phone is connected to Wi-Fi network system generates a random MAC address to avoid targeted ads and protect your privacy.

Tools

• In Quick Settings or Smart Sidebar, you can open Calculator in a floating window.

• Added the trim feature in Recordings.

• Added the Weather (dynamic) ringtone, which automatically adapts to the current weather.

• Added weather-adaptive animations in Weather.

Camera

• Optimized the Camera UI for better user experience.

• Optimized the Timer UI and sound.

Photos

• Optimized the Album UI for a clearer structure and photo thumbnails.

• Added Album Recommendations that recognize more than 80 different scenes.

Communications

• realme Share now supports sharing files with OPPO, Vivo and Xiaomi devices.

• Optimized the Contacts UI for a more efficient experience.

Settings

• Search Settings now supports fuzzy match and contains a search history.

Music

● Added Dual Mode Music Share in realme Lab

RMX1971EX_11_C.02 Update log:

Security

● Android security patch: March 2020

Fixed

● Optimized the effect of game audio

● Fixed the probability error of boot animation display

● Fixed the low probabilistic stuck issue while using third-party applications

● Optimized system power consumption

● Fixed low probability stuck issue due to the memory leak of system

● Fixed the probability issue that photos or screenshots are not displayed after upgrading

* Android version: Android 10.0

RMX1971EX_11_C.03 Update log:

Security

● Android security patch: April, 2020

Application

● Added DocVault ID feature(India)

Known issue fixed

● Optimized audio quality for third-party apps

● Added arrow to the right of the list of recent location information requests in dark mode

● Fixed the issue that the prompt tone appears every time when the client plays music

● Fixed the issue that the alarm is automatically turned off after being cleared by the background task

RMX1971EX_11.C.04 Update log:

ecurity
● Updated Andriod security patch (2020#6)

Applications
● Added realme PaySa (India)
● Added realme Link

Battery
● Added charging animation on the lock screen
● Added charging decimal display on the lock screen while charging

Settings
● Modified default state of power saving mode auto-off switch
● Modified default state of screen brightness reduction switch in power saving mode

Optimization
● Optimized transparency of the slide back gesture style
● Optimized screen recording icon size also

RMX1971EX_11.C.05 Update log:

Security

● Android security patch: July, 2020

realme Lab

● Added the smooth scrolling feature

Settings

● Added multi-user feature

Screen recording

● Optimized screen recording feature

System

● Optimized the transparency of swipe back gesture style

● Optimized Bluetooth being turned off when flight mode is turned on the mechanism

● Fixed some known issues and improved system stability

System

● Optimized the transparency of swipe back gesture style

● Optimized Bluetooth being turned off when flight mode is turned on the mechanism

● Fixed some known issues and improved system stability

RMX1971EX_11.C.07 Update log:

Security
● Android Security Patch: September, 2020

realme Lab
● Added Super nighttime standby feature and improved standby performance

Settings
● Added default audio recording device options
● Added Deep Cleanup feature and improved background cleaning ability
● Added a return button in screenshot preview
● Added long press to copy IMEI in the status information interface
● Added automatic download option for app updates when connected to Wi-Fi
● Added time display options for the status bar
● Added shortcuts at the bottom of security settings
● Added shortcuts at the bottom of other settings
● Optimized the experience in Wi-Fi settings

Status bar
● Added the OTG switch
● Optimized the pop-up window for system updates notification
● Optimized “”Mute-Bell-Vibrate”” icon state

Screenshot
● Added auto scrolling feature in scrolling screenshot
● Fixed the probabilistic issue in scrolling screenshot

System
● Added the feature of long press the icon to uninstall the app in the drawer mode
● Fixed the font size issue of charging animation
● Fixed the issue that the fingerprint names are set to default when restarting the system in Multi-User mode
● Fixed the crashing issue of the search field in app list

RMX1971EX_11.C.08 Security
● Android Security Patch: November, 2020Bluetooth
● Added a new icon for phone calls with Bluetooth earphoneScreenshot
● Added Scrolling screenshot feature in horizontal mode
● Added a toggle for physical button screenshot in screenshot settingsSettings
● Added Super power saving mode
● Added a toggle for displaying keyboard when entering app drawer
● Added Icon pull-down gesture
● Added From Sunset to Sunrise option of eye comfort
● Added shortcuts at the bottom of Battery settings
● Added shortcuts at the bottom of Security settings
● Fixed the probabilistic issue of unable to adjust the color temperature after turning off eye comfortAlbum
● Fixed the probabilistic screen flicker when entering the album
● Fixed the probabilistic crash issue when browsing in the album

System
● Fixed the probabilistic freezing issue of Clone Phone

RMX1971EX_11.C.11

Download Link

  • Security
    • Updated Android security patch: December, 2020, January, 2021
  • Settings
    • Added short-press the power button to turn off flashlight feature while screen-off
  • Apps
    • Fixed the issue that two cancel buttons appear when the input box is clicked multiple times in the weather
    • Fixed the issue of abnormal system permission acquisition when the radio is turned on
  • Bluetooth
    • Fixed the probabilistic issue of failure to open Bluetooth scanning
  • Photos
    • Fixed the probabilistic issue that Photos cannot play HDR videos
  • Alarm
    • Fixed the probabilistic issue of crashing when entering the alarm details
  • Networks
    • Fixed the probabilistic issue that VOLTE be registered

How To Check For Software Updates On Realme 5 Pro?

Smartphone OEMs usually push the latest software updates via OTA. This means that it may take a while before hitting all the units across all the regions. However, users can always check for the new update notification by following the below-mentioned steps:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Tap on System Updates.
  3. It will start checking for new updates.
  4. If there is a new update available then, you can tap on the update to download it.

How To Manually Flash Firmware On Your Realme 5 Pro?

Yes, you can manually update your Realme 5 Pro or in fact, any Realme device manually. All you need to do is to have the latest update package zip file with you, which we have provided in the software update tracker list above. However, before you begin manual flashing of the firmware on your Realme 5 Pro, please make sure that you have taken a backup of the data stored on your device.

Also, keep the battery of your phone charged to about 50% or more. More importantly, download the appropriate firmware compatible with your device to avoid any issues.

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Via Simple Mode

  1. First of all, download the firmware file from the link provided in the above software update tracker section, whichever is the latest one.
  2. Paste the firmware file in the root directory of your internal storage. Avoid placing the file inside any folder.
  3. Tap the firmware file and hit the Update Now button.
    realme update software
  4. This will start the installation of the firmware file on your smartphone.

Via Recovery Mode

  1. Grab the latest update package file from the link provided in the above software update tracker.
  2. Paste the firmware file in the root directory of your internal storage or SD Card. Again, avoid placing the update file inside any folder.
  3. Switch off your Realme 5 Pro.
  4. Now, press and hold the Power + Volume Down buttons to boot into Recovery Mode.
  5. Select the language.
    realme_language choose
  6. Under ColorOS recovery, select Install from Storage Device option.
  7. Locate the firmware file either on your internal storage or SD Card and select it.
    realme_choose storage
  8. Tap on the firmware to start the installation of the new update.
  9. That’s it!

Wrap Up!

So, there you have it from my side in this post. This post will keep you updated whenever a new update is up and about for the Realme 5 Pro. Moreover, please keep in mind that the latest updates will be added to the bottom of the software update tracker. So, do not miss out on that. We will also try to provide the link to the update files as soon as they are live. If you are wondering whether your Realme 5 Pro will pick up the Android 11 update or not, then you should check out our dedicated update status tracker on Realme 5 Pro Android 11.

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