New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on July 09, 2020) follows:

Those who manually flash update packages on Realme phones know the struggle that comes with the process. Unlike a few other OEMs that use standard ZIP update files, Realme’s update packages are packed in the OZIP file format. This is the same file format Oppo uses as well.

Of course, it just goes to show that Realme is yet to break off completely from Oppo even though the company has introduced its own skin called Realme UI. This new UI was showcased last year along with the Android 10 update.

Coming back to the elephant in the room, the OZIP update files add a few extra steps while manually flashing the firmware on the device. But this is no longer going to be an issue on Realme phones. As we reported earlier, the company released the Realme flash tool for Android 10 a while back.

Realme OS
Realme X2 Pro

However, the Realme X50 Pro was the only supported device at the time. But that’s not the case anymore since the Realme flash tool has been announced for the Realme X2 Pro and the Realme X.

This was expected since the FAQ section of the Realme X50 Pro flash tool announcement suggested that more devices will be supported soon. You can download the Realme flash tool for your Realme X2 Pro or Realme X from the link below.

Download link

At present, this is only available for Windows users. Therefore, Mac and Linux users will have to go through the standard process of manually flashing update files on Realme devices. Moreover, the Realme flash tool does not support rolling back from Android 10 to Android 9.

Nonetheless, before using the flash tool make sure to create a backup of all important data on the device. This is because all the files on your device will be wiped during the flash. With that said, Realme X2 Pro and Realme X users will find it much easier to switch between previous builds.

Update 1 (July 17)

Realme has now officially added support for the Realme X2. Therefore, X2 users can now use the Realme flash tool to flash new firmware or rollback to a previous version. The link to download the tool is provided above.

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Dwayne Cubbins
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My fascination with Android phones began the moment I got my hands on one. Since then, I've been on a journey to decode the ever-evolving tech landscape, fueled by a passion for both the "how" and the "why." Since 2018, I've been crafting content that empowers users and demystifies the tech world. From in-depth how-to guides that unlock your phone's potential to breaking news based on original research, I strive to make tech accessible and engaging.

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