Nothing Phone 2 full stock firmware update Nothing OS 2.0.x

Nothing Tech just recently launched their second generation smartphone named Phone 2. The phones being showered with major software updates featuring camera improvements, firmware optimizations, and general bug fixes. Shortly after the second major software update with build 2.0.2, the Nothing Phone 2 is receiving a new HotFix Nothing OS 2.0.2a build featuring major camera improvements.

Nothing OS 2.0.2a is now rolling out to all Phone 2 devices with new camera features and optimizations. These improvements make it easier to take clear, well-exposed photos in a variety of lighting conditions.

The new on-screen indicator makes it easy to see when HDR is active, so you can be sure that you are getting the best possible results. The other improvements help to reduce noise and artifacts, resulting in sharper, more natural-looking photos.

The rest of the changelog is the same as Nothing OS 2.0.2. As this is a HotFix update, Nothing OS 2.0.2a comes in a small package of 60 MB in size.

Nothing OS 2.0.2a for Nothing Phone 2

Nothing OS 2.0.2a Patch Notes

Here are the new Camera improvements

  • Improved clarity of faces in indoor environments.
  • Optimized highlight levels in low-light environments.
  • Added an on-screen indicator to show when HDR is active.
  • Improved highlight exposure when shooting in HDR.
  • Reduced dull tones when shooting in HDR.
  • Resolved halo effect issue in Portrait Mode when shooting in HDR.
  • What’s new
    • Implemented a new feature to shut down apps when the device reaches temperature limit
    • Refined the out-of-battery visual when device is switched off
    • Volume control will now display the different icons for each of the Nothing audio products
    • Updated to Google’s July Security Patch
  • Camera
    • Improved photo quality in low light settings
    • Improved photo clarity in 50 MP Mode
    • Improved photo clarity for front camera
    • Optimised stability and contrast when recording videos with rear camera
    • Improved the contrast and Bokeh effect when shooting in Portrait Mode on the rear camera Optimised the clarity of faces when shooting in Portrait Mode with rear camera
    • Improved
    • HDR processing speed
    • Improvements Reworked haptic feedback strength when typing
    • Improved responsiveness of the touch panel under certain conditions
    • Improved network reliability with multiple carriers globally
    • Optimised performance for certain games Improved system stability
  • Bug fixes
    • Resolved an issue affecting Google Wallet functioning in cloned apps
    • Resolved an issue causing ‘double tap to wake’ to be unresponsive at times
    • Resolved an issue causing the Bluetooth Quick Settings tile to be unresponsive
    • Resolved a rare issue causing System UI to be unresponsive at times
    • Other general bug fixes
  • Update size: 98.34 MB

Download Nothing OS 2.0.2a OTA Update

Here are the OTA update zips for the latest Nothing OS 2.0.2 stable (Android 14) available for download directly from the manufacturer’s servers.

Note: The EEA & Global variants have the same firmware now as they have been unified! This is great news as you only need a single file. Codenames – Pong (Global A065) – PongEEA (Europe A065) – PongIND (India AIN065)

How to Install Nothing OS 2.0 onto Nothing Phone 2?

You can Nothing Phone by installing Nothing OS OTA update zips manually via ADB sideload method or recovery method. See the tutorial on How to install OTA updates on any Android device?

Install OTA using Local Upgrade method

  • Create a folder named “ota” (without the quotes) at the root of the internal storage. Meaning outside every folder.
  • Copy the OTA update ZIP file from above to that folder.
  • Open the phone app and Dial *#*#682#*#*
  • This should launch an offline update tool.
  • The tool will scan for an OTA file from internal storage and install it.
  • If that fails, you can manually browse for the OTA package.
  • After selecting the OTA file, the wizard will apply the update.
  • Reboot the device and you are on the latest firmware.

Note: If the dialer doesn’t work in your region,

You can also use the Activity Launcher app or QuickShortcutMaker to locate and execute the “OfflineOTAUpgrade” tool.

The package name you should be looking for is com.nothing.OfflineOTAUpgradeApp.

Troubleshooting Error Code 2

Note: If you receive Error Code 2 while installation like this:

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Set the time zone to Cina, Shangai to use the offline updater or local upgrade.

Go to settings > Search Date & Time > untick automatic hours > Set timezone to Region China / Shangai.

Retry installation. Thanks to M1Κ4_3L.

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