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[Download] Nothing OS 2.5 Open Beta rolled out for Phone 1 with Android 14

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Download Nothing OS 2.5 for Phone 1

Nothing Tech just released stable Nothing OS 2.5 for the Phone 2. It is now time to focus on the popular Nothing Phone 1. The first-gen phone is now getting its first Open Beta firmware update featuring Android 14 based on Nothing OS 2.5.

Nothing OS 2.5 comes with tons of new features like Dynamic Widgets, redesigned joint home screen and lock screen, new wallpapers, new Glyph interface, new Gestures, and much more. Check out the full changelog below and download the full stock firmware from below – Nothing OS 2.5 for Phone 1.

Android 14 from Nothing brings a redesigned joint Home Screen and Lock Screen page. The edit wallpaper flow has been refined, providing users with a more comprehensive view of options.

NOS 2.5 also introduces a new Atmosphere wallpaper effect, transforming background photos into dynamic wallpapers, giving you a seamless transition between the lock and home screens. The Glass wallpaper effect allows users to apply a Glass filter to their favorite wallpapers.

Glyph progress integration for Google Calendar. The Glyph Interface now features a 5-minute countdown, keeping you informed about upcoming events at a glance. Glyph Timer gets an upgrade with time presets, enabling users to quickly set desired durations. Accessible directly from the lock screen, this feature enhances time management without unlocking the device.

With a new Glyph animation for NFC usage and improved Flip to Glyph experience (V-7), Nothing OS 2.5 adds finesse to user interactions, ensuring a smoother and more engaging experience.

Nothing OS 2.5 also introduced new dynamic widgets like the Pedometer Widget to track your daily steps directly from the home screen. Set goals and monitor your progress effortlessly.

Media Player Widget, displaying the currently playing song for a seamless entertainment experience.

The Screen Time Widget, allows you to monitor and manage your daily screen time.

Nothing OS 2.5 Full Changelog

This update transitions you to Nothing OS 2.5, powered by Android 14 – our most significant update since the launch of OS 2.0.

Full of exciting new features and improvements to enhance your everyday experience. Here’s what’s in store:

  • Customization
    • ✨ Redesigned a joint Home Screen and Lock Screen customization page and improved the edit wallpaper flow for a more comprehensive view of options.
    • 🌌 New Atmosphere wallpaper effect: Transform your background photo into a dynamic wallpaper that brings motion to colors on your home screen. A seamless transition between your lock and home screens.
    • 🎨 Introduced solid color wallpapers for a cleaner Home Screen appearance.
    • ⚪ Added a monochrome color theme in the basic color section.‎
  • Gesture
    • 💡Customisable double-press power button to quickly access a chosen feature. Just head to Settings > System > Gestures.
    • 🤖 More Lock Screen shortcut options like: Do Not Disturb, Mute, QR code scanner, and video camera.
    • 📸 Capture screenshots quickly with a three-finger swipe gesture.
    • ✏️ New screenshot editor and menu, allowing for more advanced editing features and quick deletions.
  • New Widgets
    • 🚶 Pedometer Widget: Track your daily steps directly from your home screen. Set goals and monitor your progress to stay motivated.
    • 🎵 Media Player Widget: Displays the currently playing song. Control your music easily while on the move.
    • ⏳ Screen Time Widget: Monitor and manage your daily screen time to maintain a healthy digital lifestyle.
    • Notes: To use these new widgets, please update your Nothing Launcher and Nothing Widgets app to the latest versions available on the Play Store.
  • More improvements
    • 💫 Added a new Glyph animation for when NFC is being used.
    • 🔄 Improved the experience of Flip to Glyph.
    • 🌥️ Optimised the experience of the Weather app and improved the notification of weather alerts.
    • ⬅️ Refreshed the back gesture arrow visual to align with Nothing’s style.
    • 🔔 Made it possible to set ringtone and notification sound volumes separately, with an updated volume control interface.
    • ⚙️ Updated Quick Settings layout and support to show more device icons.
    • 📷 Improved the stability of the camera.
    • 👾 Enhanced overall system stability for a more reliable and smooth experience.

Download Nothing OS 2.5 for Phone 1

Here is the full stock firmware or full OTA update zip for Nothing OS 2.5 for Nothing Phone 1.

How to download Nothing OS 2.5 full OTA update zip for Nothing Phone 1?

  • Ensure you have the latest Nothing OS 2.0.5 update for Phone 1 installed.
  • Download this APK and install it from your downloads
    (This is different from the Installer provided for 2.5 Betas on Phone (2))
  • Navigate to Settings > System > Update to Beta version.
  • Tap “Check for new version” and follow the steps to get started.

Download Nothing OS 2.0 Rollback package for Phone 1

  • Backup all your data as the rollback will result in a factory reset. All unsaved data will be lost.
  • Download the rollback package for Nothing OS 2.0.5
  • Navigate to Settings > System > Update to Beta version.
  • Tap “Import file” and select the previously downloaded package.
  • Follow the steps to carry through with the rollback.
  • (You may need to create a folder called ‘Documents’ within Internal Storage if you experience an error when trying to install/rollback)

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