New Realme 2 Pro update arrives with July security patch to some units

Released back in 2018, Realme 2 Pro was one of the cheapest phones in India to offer the unparalleled performance utilizing the Snapdragon 660 platform. The phone also got a sufficiently large 3,500 mAh battery, which can give enough juice paired with the energy efficient 14 nm SoC.

Realme 2 Pro

Notice the ‘dewdrop’ notch? Yes, Realme successfully incorporated the iconic waterdrop notch style from OPPO/OnePlus (afterall, they are connected with each other :P), which houses the 16 MP selfie camera sensor.

Realme 2 Pro was launched with ColorOS 5.2, which in turn based on Android 8.1 Oreo. After conducting a brief beta testing of Pie based ColorOS 6, the OEM pushed the red button at the end of May. However, several Realme 2 owners faced bootloop after installing the initial Pie build.


Realme acknowledged the issue and pulled back the buggy Pie OTA. Around a week later, they re-released a new build of ColorOS 6 in a staged manner. After monitoring the status, the OEM finally listed RMX1801EX_11.A.21 build as the stable Pie update on their site.

More of less a month later, Realme 2 Pro owners are now reportedly receiving a new update notification on their phones. The size of the incremental update is quite large – nearly 645 MB – and it is carrying the build tag of RMX1801EX_11.A.22.


I should remind our readers that Realme lately pushed a bunch of new updates for their entire product portfolio, except Realme 2 Pro till date. For example, they silently published a new build as part of the wider Pie distribution for both Realme 2 and Realme C1.

On the other hand, Realme U1 and Realme C2 got relatively minor bugfix updates. Not only that, both Realme 3 Pro and Realme 1 started to receive July security patches. Matter of fact, Realme 2 Pro becomes the part of the latter group, as the new update bundles newest patchsets.



– Android security patch: July, 2019

For a typical security update, the size of the update is exceptionally huge. Is there any hidden fix included, such as a patch to address the long-due slow Face Unlock issue? Unfortunately the answers are not known to us currently.

Realme is gradually dispersing the new OTA across regions, so Realme 2 owners are requested to have patience before smashing up the ‘Check for updates’ button. We know that Android Q for Realme 2 Pro is not happening, so stay happy with Pie based ColorOS 6 updates.

Realme 3 Pro running Android Q Beta

The article will be updated after we capture the full update package. Stay tuned!

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Kingshuk De

I came from a mixed background of Statistics and Computer Science. My research domains included embedded computer systems, mobile computing and delay tolerant networks in post-disaster scenarios. Apart from tinkering with gadgets or building hackintosh, I like to hop on various subreddits and forums like MyDigitalLife and XDA.