January update available for Sprint Samsung Galaxy S10, Realme 2 Pro, Redmi 6, & Zenfone 6 (Download links inside)

Security patches are one of the most important updates that OEMs push for their devices. Lately, due to the fierce competition in the smartphone market, brands like Samsung, OnePlus, Nokia and even Xiaomi are pushing the update, quicker than Google itself.

There are a lot of devices that have already been served with the January 2020 patchset faster than Google’s very own Pixel devices. And in a recent development, a new batch of devices are getting served with the latest patchset.

Notably, the January 2020 update is now live for Realme 2 Pro, Redmi 6, Asus Zenfone 6 and Sprint variant of the Galaxy S10. All the updates bring in some enhancements specific to the models.

Let us take a look at the updates one by one:

Realme 2 Pro

We have reported back in November, that the Realme 2 Pro bagged the November security patchset along with Dark Mode, Realme Laboratory and other features.  

And with this update, the security patch level bumps to January 2020. In fact, it also brings in features like flash on call, dark mode in notification center and more.

It arrives with the version number C.26 and is pushed via OTA in batches. Below is the official changelog along with the screenshot of the update announcement:

[Changelog}

Security
● Android security patch: January, 2020

System
● Added flash on call feature
● Added click the blank area to back to the launcher on recent task interface

Notification Center and Status Bar
● Added fast switch toggles of dark mode in notification center

realme 2 pro update
Source

You can wait for the OTA or head to the below section for downloading the update package file right away:

  • Device: Realme 2 Pro
  • Version: C.26
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 96236ec218e1bb90fd1589743d75a93d

Redmi 6

Redmi 6‘s new update bumps the security patch level from October 2019 to January 2020. Previously, it grabbed the October patchset along with the MIUI 11 back in November.

It arrives with version number V11.0.2.0.PCGMIXM and weighs in around 451 MB in size for the OTA. It is purely incremental in nature. Below is the official changelog:

System
– Optimization Updated Android Security Patch to January 2020.
– Increased System Security.

redmi 6 january update
Source

Download Link

  • Device: Redmi 6
  • Codename: cereus
  • Version: V11.0.2.0.PCGMIXM
  • Channel: Global
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: aa8d648fcd6d03b87b3b42e56c409c47

Asus Zenfone 6

Asus is also pushing the latest January 2020 patchset for its Zenfone 6 smartphone. It brings in optimization for the user interface, system stability and improvement in gestures navigation for the device.

It comes with the version number V17.1810.2001.119. Below is the official changelog:

[Release Note]

– Updated Android security patch
– Improved the functionality of Swipe-up gesture navigation
– Optimized user interface
– Optimized system stability

zenfone 6 update january 2020
Source

Download Link

  • Device: Asus Zenfone 6
  • Version: V17.1810.2001.119
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 60a66dda2340968620b7fdf2e96e5f14

Sprint Galaxy S10

Sprint has become the first US carrier network to push the January patchset for its Galaxy S10 model. Notably, we have reported that the device has already been served with the One UI 2.0 (Android 10) update with the December patchset. 

Moreover, the Galaxy S10 Exynos and the US unlocked models have already bagged the January 2020 patch.

Talking about this new update, it arrives with build CSL1. However, when we checked the official update tracker for Galaxy S10, it is yet to be updated.

But we were able to grab the update with the help of Frija tool. This tool downloads the firmware file directly from the Samsung FUS (Firmware Update Server). You can read in-depth about the Frija tool by heading here.

s10 sprint january update
Sprint Galaxy S10 January 2020 update

The update is being pushed via OTA in batches and will take some time in hitting the units. You can manually check for the update by heading to Settings>>About Device>>Software Update>>Download and Install.

Happy installing!

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