Realme X & Realme X2 December security updates arrive, latter adds dark mode switch in Quick Settings menu

Realme X and Realme X2 are the latest from the OPPO subsidiary to receive new software updates with the most up to date December security patches.

Late last month, the global Realme X received an update that fixed the WhatsApp dark mode readability bug. This was the November security patch, which rolled out as version A.10.

As usual, though, the incoming Realme X December update is first targeting the Chinese market before moving on to other regions where the device is also available.

Realme X

The new update is rolling out as software version A.22 and besides installing the updated security patch, you also get Realme community applications on the home screen.

Safety – Updated December security patches
Desktop – Add realme community applications

FYI, Realme X owners in China have already been invited to submit their interest to try ColorOS 7 beta update based on Android 10, but folks in India are still waiting for their turn.

As far as the Realme X2 is concerned, the new December security update is arriving as software version A.13 and like the standard Realme X, you need to have the Chinese model in order to receive this new OTA.

Realme X2

The Realme X2 was expected to arrive in India as Realme XT 730G, but this isn’t the case. Picking up from where the November patch left off, the incoming Realme X2 update does more than install the latest December security patch, as seen in the changelog below.


● Incorporate December security patches

Power consumption

● Optimized standby power consumption in some scenarios

Notification Center and Status Bar

● Added dark mode quick switch

● Add personal hotspot consumption flow display


● Solve the problem that Qianniu application cannot receive messages in the background

● Solve the problem of no sound when connected to some smart cameras and remote control

● Solve the problem of low sound when connected to Airpods2 Bluetooth headset

For now, we don’t have the download links for either update, so the only way to get it is waiting for the OTA download notification. It could take several days before it arrives, so stay patient.

Also, those using these same devices in regions outside China should expect a similar update in the coming days, probably before the weekend is here.

NOTE: We have more Realme coverage here.

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