[Download] New Nothing OS 2.5.1a Hotfix update for Phone 2

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Nothing OS 2.5 for Android 14 for Phone 2

The Phone 2 just recently received highly anticipated Nothing OS 2.5.1 firmware update, featuring Android 14. The OTA update should now be rolling out globally including the Indian, USA, and the European variants. Today, the firm released a minor Hotfix update fixing freezing while using App Locker and improved Glyph music effect. The OTA is just 50 MB in size. Here, download the Nothing OS 2.5.1a incremental OTA update.

The Nothing OS 2.5.1a also includes Android 14 with tons of new features including Dynamic Widgets, redesigned joint home screen and lock screen, new wallpapers, new Glyph interface, new Gestures, and much more.

Nothing OS 2.5.1a Hotfix update for Phone 2

Nothing OS 2.5.1 Features

Checkout the full changelog from the video coming directly from Nothing Tech:

Nothing OS 2.5 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.
    • New Glass wallpaper effect: Add a Glass filter to give your favorite wallpaper a unique appearance.
    • Introduced solid color wallpapers for a cleaner Home Screen appearance.
    • Added a monochrome color theme in the basic color section.
  • Glyph Interface
    • Glyph Progress integration for Google Calendar. Keep track of your upcoming events with a 5-minute countdown on the Glyph Interface.
    • Glyph Timer now supports time presets, allowing you to quickly set your desired duration.
    • You can now access Glyph Timer directly from the lock screen without unlocking the device.
    • Added an option to open the Glyph Timer popup by tapping instead of holding to accommodate for the Quick Settings widget.
    • Added a new Glyph animation for when NFC is being used. V-7 Improved the experience of Flip to Glyph.
  • Gesture
    • Customizable 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, video camera.
    • Capture screenshots quickly with a three-finger swipe gesture.
    • The new screenshot editor and menu allows for more advanced editing features and quick deletions.
  • More improvements
    • Optimized the experience of the Weather app and improved the notification of weather alerts.
    • Refreshed the back gesture arrow visual to be more in line 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 devices icons. Improved the stability of the camera.
    • Enhanced overall system stability for a more reliable and smooth experience.
  • 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.

Download Nothing OS 2.5.1a for Phone 2

Here is the full stock firmware or full OTA update zip for Nothing OS 2.5.1a for Nothing Phone 2.

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

  • Go to “Settings > About phone > Software info” to confirm that your system has been updated to the latest version (Nothing OS 2.0). If not, please go to “Settings > System > System update” to check for updates.
  • Download the latest software update package.
  • 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#*#*
    Phone (1) dialer
  • The local update tool should launch.
  • In the drop-down list that appears, select the upgrade package you just copied.
    Phone (1) Android 14 OTA
    * If the upgrade package does not appear in the drop-down list, tap the “Browse” button to select the “ota” folder and then select the upgrade package.
  • Tap the “Directly apply OTA from selection” button to start updating.
    Phone (1) Android 14 OTA Phone (1) Android 14 OTA
  • Reboot your device after the upgrade process is complete.
  • A pop-up will appear asking if you would like to reboot your device. We strongly recommend selecting “Confirm” here, as upgrades require a reboot to enter the new version.
    Phone (1) Android 14 OTA
  • Upgrade successful

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.

Warning! Be careful while downgrading. Your phone storage may be formatted, and all your data will be erased. We recommend treating the beta with caution and backing up your information.

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