New update alert: Realme C1/2, Realme Band, Mi MIX 2S, Redmi 7A, Redmi 8A, Pinephone (Android 10), Galaxy S9 & Essential Phone

Well then! A new day and a new set of devices are in line to receive some updates. Notably, the Realme C1, Realme 2, Realme Band, Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S, Redmi 7A, Redmi 8A, Pinephone (Android 10), Galaxy S9 and Essential Phone are picking up new updates.

Just to make things more clear, Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S, Redmi 7A, Redmi 8A, and Essential Phone are picking up the March 2020 security patch update. Piephone also gets a March patch, but with Android 10.

On the other hand, Samsung is zooming past everyone and has pushed the April security patch for the Galaxy S9. Realme C1, Realme 2 and Realme Band are grabbing system optimization and bugfix updates.

So, let us take a look at the updates, one by one:

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S

The March OTA is arriving with version V11.0.4.0.QDGMIXM and it weighs around 1.9 GB in size. It also tags along app lock support as well as revamped start page and optimization for the Mi MIX 2S.

[Changelog]
System
– Updated Android Security Patch to March 2020. Increased system security.

App lock
– New: App lock is supported for all apps now
– New: Revamped the start page and optimized some features

mi mix 2s march ota
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You can grab the update package file from the below download section to manually upgrade your phone:

  • Device: Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S
  • Codename: Polaris
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V11.0.4.0.QDGMIXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 3ced5b0111c58973735fcc7a93c05905

Redmi 7A

Redmi 7A is also getting a new March 2020 security update with version V11.0.18.0.PCMEUXM. The update carries the same changelog as mentioned for the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S, above and weighs in around 403 MB in size.

redmi 7a march update
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You can grab the update package file from the below download section to manually upgrade your phone:

  • Device: Redmi 7A
  • Codename: Pine
  • Channel: EEA stable
  • Version: V11.0.18.0.PCMEUXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 8762b039f2ed476a0e9fa5f8ac70c327

Redmi 8A

Another Xiaomi has picked up the March update in India, i.e. the Redmi 8A. The update arrives with version V11.0.8.0.PCPINXM and brings optimization and a few bugfixes for the phone.

[Changelog]

System
– Updated Android Security Patch to March 2020. Increased system security.

App lock
– New: App lock is supported for all apps now

Status bar, Notification shade
– Fix: Couldn’t open the Notification shade in some cases
– Fix: Couldn’t open notification settings in the Notification shade in Second space

App vault
– New: Music card

Other
– Fix: Images overlapped in scrolling screenshots

redmi 8a march ota
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You can grab the update package file from the below download section to manually upgrade your phone:

  • Device: Redmi 8A
  • Codename: Olive
  • Channel: India stable
  • Version: V11.0.8.0.PCPINXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 82dd75bbf78acb32f199fe91f7b4a98a

Samsung Galaxy S9

The Galaxy S9 from Samsung is also picking up a new update, but it is the latest April security patch in Germany. The update arrives with version DTC5 and weighs in around 385.11 MB in size.

This new update brings in some new features like improved device compatibility with camera controlled for Galaxy Watch, improved stability for Messages, contact, gallery, and camera as well.

Here is the complete changelog:

What’s new:

• Samsung account security has been enhanced.
• Device compatioility with the Camera Controller app for the Galaxy Watch has been improved.
• Improved Stability. – Messages, Contacts, Gallery, Camera
• The security of your device has been improved

galaxy s9 germany april update
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PinePhone

PinePhone is getting the Android 10 update along with the March security patch. For those who do not know, PinePhone is a low-specd phone and is powered by Quad-Core ARM Cortex A53 64-Bit SOC.

pinephone android 10
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Essential Phone

Yes, the Essential Phone, is getting a new Google Play System security patch update in the form of March 2020 based on Android 10.

Note that Google Play security updates are different from the Android security updates as Play security updates are meant for devices that are not running on the latest security patch level. These updates fix critical vulnerabilities first hand, found inside the software layer.

essential phone march update
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Realme C1 and Realme 2

Realme C1 and Realme 2 are getting a new update with version A.66 and it brings a bugfix for invalid call waiting issue for both the phones. The OTA for the Realme C1 weighs in around 137 MB in size and is based on ColorOS 6.

Below is the common changelog for the devices:

Changelog:

Network:
● Fixed the invalid call waiting issue

realme c1 update
Realme C1 OTA (Source)

You can grab the update package file from the below download section to manually upgrade your phones:

  • Device: Realme C1
  • Codename: #RMX1805EX
  • Channel: India stable
  • Version: RMX1805EX_11_A.66
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: B04852E9D4934801D083D3B60A9586D0
  • Device: Realme 2
  • Codename: #RMX1805EX
  • Channel: India
  • Version: RMX1805EX_11.A.66
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: B04852E9D4934801D083D3B60A9586D0

Realme Band

Realme Band is also getting a major update as this new update adds some new features like weather, find your phone, optimized heart rate sensor, extended message display time, etc.

Changelog:
-Optimized UI for functional interface
-Added weather features
-Added the ability to find your phone
-Optimized heart rate measurement accuracy
-Data synchronization speed optimized
-Extended message display time
-Added restart function: long press touch button above 5s while charging

realme band update
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Happy Installing!

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