Oppo phones are preferred by camera lovers, but the Chinese vendor leaves the customers unsatisfied in terms of firmwaare updates. Majority of early launched Oppo devices skipped even the major Android OS updates, making OEM the least favorable brand for most of the tech enthusiasts.

In the current scenario, the OEM might have upgraded its software update management, but still, it doesn’t stand anywhere when compared to other major smartphone makers like Xiaomi and Huawei.

But they do give surprises. In a recent story, we highlighted the OEM has released the August Android security patch update to two of its mid-ranger – Oppo R17 Pro & R17. Right in time this time. And now, the company’s A-series mid-ranger – Oppo A5 is receiving the latest August update.

Oppo A5
Oppo A5

Recalling the Oppo A5 features, it was launched back in July 2018. The device left the factory with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor, dual camera setup carrying 13MP & 2MP sensors, and Android Oreo 8.1 out-of-the-box.

As for the currently circulating update, it’s worth stressing that only the Chinese variants of Oppo A5 are receiving the new August security patch update. The Indian variants of the device however continue to sit with the June patch which the units received last month.

The latest update on the Chinese models of A5 weighs 1978 MB in size and bumps the version to V190724. Other than the new Android security patch, the update also brings in the ringtone customization application in the system.

Oppo A5

Here’s what the complete update changelog reads (translated from Chinese):

· Added integrated Android 2019 security patch to enhance system stability

· Added application ringtone customization

The new update is live, and you can check your device for the latest patch. If you haven’t received the update yet, be patient, as the OTA based update often take some time to hit every eligible device.

In case you don’t wish to wait for the OTA, you can download the update file from below and upgrade the software manually. For those who are new, you can follow the instructions listed at Oppo’s official website.

  • Device: Oppo A5
  • Channel: China Stable
  • Version: V190724
  • Android: 8.1
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download:LINK
      • MD5: b75f0b77d98900312a5f70c0820da48f

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Anubhav Tyagi
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Anubhav identifies himself as gadget fanatic & a stickler for detail and accuracy. He’s quite an aficionado of sci-fi movies, gaming, and music. When not writing about his favorite genres on PW, he can be seen clicking photographs.

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