How to Fix Realme Mobile Update Problems

Fix Realme Mobile Update Problems

The world of mobile updates is much more complex than it seems. Now that Android 12 is just around the corner, or if Android 11 has not yet reached your Realme smartphone, you should know what are all the ways to make a software change and, above all, how to solve the problems that you prevent keeping the mobile updated.

That is why in the following lines we are going to answer the question (with an easy answer) of whether or not you should install a new firmware on the phone, we will review the 4 ways you have to update your company smartphone and how to get rid of the errors that appear during the process.

Should I update the software version?

Almost all smartphones receive notifications of system updates every two to three, but even today there are many users who doubt whether to change the operating system of their mobile or not. The answer is a resounding yes.

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Among the many advantages that an update brings we have the optimization of the system performance, an extension of the battery life (except for software errors), a greater compatibility with third-party applications, an improvement in the stability of the system and, of course , protection against possible security holes.

If the warning reaches your phone, it is because it is 100% compatible and you should not find any kind of problem to update your Realme .

How to update your Realme smartphone

Before going over the four different ways to install new software on your Chinese brand smartphone, it is appropriate to know that you must first have a battery level above 40% and that you should make a backup of your data for if you run into any problem that requires you to reset the phone.

The update process will take some time and we recommend that you do not use your smartphone while the new OS is downloading and installing.

Update your realme phone wirelessly.

The most common way to update a device is via OTA. To do this, you just have to connect to a Wi-Fi or mobile network with an extensive data plan and wait to automatically receive the new update message, if there is one. You can also see a notification on the “System updates” icon in the Settings menu of your mobile.

To complete the process, download the package, follow the instructions on the screen and wait for your device to restart and start installing the new software, which will take a few minutes.

Manual update from storage

The update from the system’s own storage or an SD card is mainly used if the phone freezes on a certain interface or on the realme logo, or you do not receive the waiting message.

  • Access this web page and download the firmware in the root directory of your storage unit, either the mobile itself or the MicroSD card.
  • Turn off the phone.
  • Press and hold the Power and Volume Down buttons until the phone enters recovery mode.
  • In recovery mode, click Install from storage device and search for the update package.
  • Click on the previously downloaded firmware until a confirmation message appears on the screen. Press “Yes” for the mobile to restart and start updating.

Online update from recovery menu

Since ColorOS 5.2 and higher, even in Realme UI , there is a way to do an online update from the recovery mode, which, similar to the first option, allows us to download the firmware of the latest system. You simply have to be sure that the Wifi is connected and that the mobile has enough battery power.

  • Press and hold the Power and Volume Down buttons until the phone enters recovery mode.
  • Once inside, click on Update online (keep data) and do not perform other operations in the process until it updates successfully.

Update from a support center


If you cannot update your mobile by yourself, you always have the opportunity to go to a support center to do it for you. Of course, keep in mind that before that you must make a backup of important data.

Realme, on its website, indicates that you can take your mobile phone, invoice and warranty card to a company center to ask for help from the brand’s professionals. You can check how or “repair” your phone from the official Realme website .

There is no way to update the mobile

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If you do not get the update, you should keep in mind that when the brand announces important software updates, the launch is not carried out simultaneously in all countries, but is done in a staggered batch. This means that we will have to wait until the mobile notifies the patch.

If you have received the notification but you are not able to update the first thing is to try to force the update manually. To do this we go to Settings> System updates> System and click on “Check for updates”.

If you still cannot apply the new software, you should check that you have the necessary storage space that the new operating system occupies, which is usually slightly less than 2 GB.

Of course, you also have to check that the mobile has nightly updates activated. It is a system to avoid interrupting the daily activity with the device, since the updates (except the critical security ones) will be downloaded and installed at night, that is, between 02:00 and 05:00 in the morning. When the function is activated but the user has a habit of turning off the mobile at night or when the battery runs out, the update never arrives and that is why you must deactivate this option from Settings> System updates> software. Then click on the options gear and uncheck the function.

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Have you come this far and still have the same problem? Then it’s time to do a factory reset (previous backup), to leave the mobile as fresh out of the box. Do it from Settings> Additional settings> Backup and reset> Return to factory state (erase all).