Nothing Phone (2a) with ChatGPT

ChatGPT now comes to the third but popular Phone 2a. The AI chatbot has officially been integrated into all the Nothing devices starting today, with the Phone 2a’s Nothing OS 2.5.5A firmware update. Here, download Nothing OS 2.5.5a OTA update zip.

The firm also introduced a new gesture option in Nothing X, enabling users to initiate voice conversations with ChatGPT for Nothing Ear & Nothing Ear (a). ChatGPT can also be launched into different modes from your home screen using Widgets. You can even paste screenshots from the clipboard pop-up directly, into the conversation in ChatGPT, with a dedicated button. For these features to work, you will need to download the latest ChatGPT version installed from the Play Store.

Earlier this year, Google released Gemini, a ChatGPT competitor, which can even replace the Google Assistant on your Android device. Seeing the popularity of growing Artificial Intelligence (AI) in smartphones, Nothing incorporated ChatGPT into their Phone 2a.

Regarding the remainder of the update, NOS 2.5.5a offers numerous camera enhancements, including the optimization of color consistency in the primary wide-angle camera by adjusting the white balance and color bias at lower temperatures. Better portrait brightness in HDR scenes by matching specific user skin tones. Reduced noise from portrait mode and faster camera app launch performance by adjusting CPU scheduling strategies.

Integrated AI for brightness adjustments, updated Quick Settings smoothness, and improved call stability for reliable connections.

Nothing OS 2.5.5a Patch Notes

  • ChatGPT integration: The following features are available with the latest ChatGPT app. Download via the Play Store.
    • New gesture option in the Nothing X app for starting a voice conversation with ChatGPT. Works via Nothing Ear and Nothing Ear (a). Coming soon to other Nothing audio products.
    • Added new ChatGPT widgets for fast and easy access from your home screen.
    • Added a button on the screenshot and clipboard pop-up to directly paste content to a new conversation in ChatGPT.
  • Camera
    • Optimized color consistency in the main wide-angle camera by adjusting the white balance and color bias at lower temperatures.
    • Improved portrait brightness in HDR scenes by matching specific user skin tones.
    • Resolved abnormal noise issues in portrait mode by optimizing HDR composition strategies.
    • Improved camera app opening performance by adjusting CPU scheduling strategies.
  • Other optimizations
    • Optimized visual display of battery levels in the Battery widget.
    • Enhanced power-saving mode to ensure vibrations for calls and notifications remain active.
    • Integrated an AI-powered algorithm for smarter lighting adjustments for auto-brightness.
    • Improved call stability to ensure more reliable connections.
    • Increased smoothness when swiping down to expand the Quick Settings.
    • Improved fluidity when unlocking the device after being idle.
    • Resolved an issue where the other party could not hear the caller when connecting to Android Auto.

Download Nothing OS 2.5.5a OTA Update

The OTA update zips for the latest Nothing OS 2.5.5a stable (Android 14) will be available for download directly from the manufacturer’s servers soon. Come back in some time.

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 for 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:

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.

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