[Wider rollout begins] Realme 2 Pro Pie 'ColorOS 6' update is out, causing bootloops for many

This story is being continuously updated….new updates are being added at the bottom…..

Guess who’s here finally.

A quick look at micro-blogging site Twitter showcases how desperately Realme 2 Pro users have been eyeing the arrival of Android 9.0 Pie based ColorOS 6. That’s why, one of the queries that Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth responded to in their latest #AskMadhav vblog was about this only.

Realme 2 Pro is the company’s 2018 device that shipped with Android 8.1 Oreo layered with ColorOS 5.2. Just few weeks back, the OEM released ColorOS 6 beta program for Realme 2 Pro. However, not many users got to be part of it, for it was rolled out to select Realme 2 Pro devices.

Hey, the beta version of ColorOS 6 along with Android Pie was released to limited users on first come first serve basis, but don’t worry, the stable update will soon be released to all users. Keep an eye on our official community and social media platforms for more updates.

A couple of days back, Madhav revealed that Color OS/Android Pie will be released for Realme 2 Pro units by the end of June. However, taking users by surprise, the update has now started rolling out. The information was shared by the CEO as well as Realme India Support on Twitter.

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Realme 2 Pro ColorOS 6 update bearing build number RMX1801EX_11.A.20 brings along the May security patch. Among the key highlights, the camera now supports Chroma Boost mode and HAL3 (via developers option).

As for applications, the update brings the much awaited Theme Store (in all regions). However, App market, Game Center and Realme Community will be available in certain regions.

Here’s a user shared image of the update:

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Going by the official announcement, here’s what the complete changelog reads:

System
. Updated to ColorOS 6 based on Android Pie
· Added notification icons in status bar
· Added lock screen magazine
· Added a new navigation gesture
· Added app drawer to ColorOS launcher
· Added Riding Mode
· Added Live Wallpaper
· Android Security Patch Level: May 5th, 2019
UI
· Updated UI of the notification panel
· Updated UI of AI Board
· Updated default theme
Camera
· Added Chroma Boost Mode
· Added HAL3 support (need to switch on in the developer options)
Applications
· Added realme Theme Store
· Added realme App Market (certain regions)
· Added realme Game Center (certain regions)
· Added realme Community (certain regions)

As is usually the case, the update will be pushed in stages and hence may take some time to reach all devices. Here’s how the announcement page puts it:

In order to ensure the stability of this OTA, it will have a staged rollout. The OTA will be randomly pushed out to a limited number of users today and will have a broader rollout in a few days after making sure there are no critical bugs.

For those of you who don’t wish to wait for OTA, here’s download link:

  • Device: Realme 2 Pro
  • Codename: rmx1801
  • Channel: Global (India) Stable
  • Version: RMX1801EX_11.A.20
  • Android: 9.0
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: be5a6f0b45725ae3e6676c904f18d3db

Enjoy the update. Don’t forget to share with us how it acts on your unit.

Issues

Shortly after publishing the update, multiple users have started to report about bootloops while manually applying this Pie based ColorOS 6 build.

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I manually updated realme 2 pro to color os 6 and now my phone is on bootloop. What to do?

(Source)

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Besides the official support forum and Twitter, people are reporting the same bootloop issue in multiple Realme 2 Pro groups in Telegram and WhatsApp. Be aware before blindly flashing this update.

Moreover, Realme’s official download portal de-listed the Realme 2 Pro section at this moment. It might be possible that they are planning to halt this OTA update.

Update 1 (June 03)

The update has been pulled and Realme has also shared workarounds for bootloop affected units. Complete coverage here.

Update 2 (June 05)

ColorOS 6 has once again been pushed to Realme 2 Pro devices. But there’s a catch. Complete coverage here.

Update 3 (June 21)

Wider rollout of ColorOS 6 on Realme 2 Pro has been started by the company. Complete story here.

P.S. For more news and stories related to Realme, interested readers may head here.

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