Nothing Phone 2a software update

Nothing Tech just recently launched their first mid-range smartphone by the name Phone 2a. The critically acclaimed phone is being showered with new software updates that need immediate attention. Following Nothing OS 2.5.4, the firm quickly released a NOS 2.5.4A hotfix update featuring critical bug fixes and some major camera upgrades.

Nothing OS 2.5.4A hotfix OTA update for the Phone 1 features the same changelog, but some under-the-hood bug fixes. There may be some critical bugs left unnoticed in the previous update. They are now fixed in the latest one weighing just 25 MB in size. It is highly recommended to upgrade to the latest firmware on your Nothing Phone 2a.

What’s new with Nothing OS 2.5.4A?

Nothing OS 2.5.4 firmware update for Nothing Phone 2a features enhanced color accuracy and saturation for photos. Along with optimizing the brightness and tones of Ultra HDR photos.

Furthermore, Nothing Tech firm also fine-tuned the bokeh effect in portrait mode and color consistency between the main and ultra-wide cameras. Overall, it enhanced the performance of camera.

Most importantly, the firmware update fixed the flickering issue when launching apps from lock screen. It also fixed an issue where the Quick Settings incorrectly displayed Wi-Fi or cellular data information. Here, download and install the latest Nothing OS 2.5.4A OTA update zip.

Nothing OS 2.5.4 Patch Notes

  • Camera
    • Enhanced color accuracy and saturation.
    • Optimized the brightness and tones of Ultra HDR photos.
    • Fine tunes the bokeh effect in portrait mode.
    • Optimized color consistency between the main and ultra-wide cameras.
    • Enhanced the overall performance of camera.
  • General improvements
    • Optimized the overall performance of games, including BGMI and more.
    • Optimized the animation stutter when launching and exiting apps.
    • Enhanced the animation of the Recorder widget.
  • Bug fixes
    • Optimized flickering issue when launching apps from lock screen.
    • Fixed an issue where home screen and lock screen wallpapers would be displayed abnormally.
    • Fixed an issue where the Quick Settings incorrectly displayed Wi-Fi or cellular data information.
    • Resolved an issue where the screen would go black during incoming calls in specific scenarios.
    • Optimized the overall stability of the system.

Download Nothing OS 2.5.4A OTA Update

Here are the OTA update zips for the latest Nothing OS 2.5.4A 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 – Pacman (Global) – (Europe) – (India)

How to Install Nothing OS firmware update ZIP file onto Nothing Phone 2a?

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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