Nothing OS 2.5 for Android 14 for Phone 2

The Nothing Phone 2 is finally receiving the latest Android 14 based Nothing OS 2.5.3 firmware update with the latest April 2024 security patches. The reason NOS 2.5.3 is so popular is because it brings the new AI features from the newly launched Phone 2a and the new Recorder widget with discreet call recording.

Phone 2a comes with AI features like the new AI Wallpaper generator. It has the new Recorder widget with discreet call recording as well. This allows you to record calls without announcing to the other party they are being recorded. This was the most asked feature by the Nothing community.

Carl Pei confirmed it in one of his Tweets. This feature will be rolling out to all Nothing devices across the globe. However, it goes without saying that restrictions may be made in some countries, like the United States, where two party consent is required for call recording in some regions.

New Recorder widget with discreet call recording

However, the feature is not mentioned in the changelog for Nothing Phone 2, as it did on the Nothing OS 2.5.3 for the Phone 1.

So the discreet call recording may have been dropped from NOS 2.5.3 for Phone 2; due to some legal restrictions in some regions like the United States in some states. You will need to try it yourself. Press and hold the home screen for a few seconds. Select widgets and scroll down to find call recording.

Nothing OS 2.5.3 OTA update for Phone 2

As for the rest of the changelog, Nothing OS 2.5.3 for Phone 2 added an option for the Nothing Icon Pack to be applied only to the Home Screen. You can now scroll through pages on the Home Screen while holding app icons while organising icons.

The update also fixed an issue with car Bluetooth media players. Optimised animations in certain scenarios for smoother transitions. Updated Android Security patch version to April 2024.

Nothing OS 2.5.3 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:

  • What’s new
    • Added an option for the Nothing Icon Pack to be applied only to the Home Screen to improve accessibility in the App Drawer.
    • You can now scroll through pages on the Home Screen while holding app icons for a more intuitive experience while organizing icons.
  • Improvements
    • Fixed an issue with car Bluetooth media players.
    • Optimized animations in certain scenarios for smoother transitions.
    • Updated Android Security patch version to April 2024.
    • Resolved system stability issues to enhance overall performance.
  • Update size: 64.58 MB

Download Nothing OS 2.5.3 for Phone 2

Here is the full stock firmware or full OTA update zip for Nothing OS 2.5.3 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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