Nothing OS 2.0 Arrives: Nothing Phone 1 Ultimate Upgrade

A few months back Nothing Founder Carl Pei confirmed that Nothing Phone 1 users will soon get the Nothing OS 2 update for their phones. Finally, the company rolled out the new Nothing OS 2.0 update for the Nothing Phone 1 users. The update is based on the Android 13 and comes with the August security patch, and many new features, wallpapers, widgets, etc.

Nothing OS 2

The introduction of Nothing OS 2.0 comes alongside the launch of Nothing Phone 2 and marks a complete transformation from Nothing OS 1. Since the release of Nothing OS 2.0, users of Nothing Phone 1 have been eagerly anticipating this update. Now the wait is over and the update is rolled out globally and many users have already updated their phones with this new update.

The update weighs around 0.97 GB and is available through the OTA update. The latest update brings a plethora of new features, with the most significant being the addition of cloned apps and App lock. These are features that users have been eagerly anticipating for quite some time.

Not only that, but this update also introduces new icon packs, widgets, folder customization options, a fresh glyph interface, and extensive customization for both the home screen and lock screen.

Nothing OS 2.0 Change Log

Here is the entire changelog:

Nothing OS 2.0 Change Log

Homescreen customization
• Update a new visual identity that feels unmistakably Nothing.
• Updated launcher grid layout, supporting the option to hide icon labels.
• More options for customizable folders, try out different layouts and folder covers by expanding the folder.

Nothing widgets
• Updated the design for the following widgets -Clock, Weather, and Quick Look. Also introduced the new Quick Settings Widget, allowing you to access settings even quicker.

Glyph Interface 2.0
• Essential notifications – allow your most important apps and contacts to leave a persistent
Glyph, so you know at a glance if you have any important missed notifications.
• Glyph torch – Long press the Torch Quick Settings tile to light up the entire Glyph Interface.

New Apps features
• Introduced Cloned app – allowing you to operate multiple accounts in apps without having to log
• Introduced App Locker – protect your apps by requiring another unlock when attempting to open.

Other improvements
• Updated auto-brightness logic
• Many (and I really do mean many) improvements to optimise your Phone (I) experience.

Download Nothing OS 2.0.2 for Nothing Phone 1

If you’re in a hurry and prefer to manually install the update on your device, you can sideload it by downloading the OTA file. To begin, you’ll need the OTA package, and you can find the download link here.

Download Link – Nothing OS 2.0.2 OTA for Nothing Phone 1 (Incremental from 2.0.2 beta)
Download Link – Nothing OS 2.0.2 OTA for Nothing Phone 1 (Incremental from 1.5.6)

How to Install Nothing OS 2

Install Nothing OS 2

A Simple Guide to Manually Updating Your Device Using the Built-In Tool:

Follow these steps to manually update:

1. Open your preferred file manager.

2. Create a folder named ‘ota’ at the root level of your storage.

3. Place the correct version of the update file (links provided above) into the newly created ‘ota’ folder.

4. Dial ##682## using your dial pad.

5. The manual update utility will launch.

6. It will scan and locate the update file you downloaded earlier.

7. Tap the file to initiate the update process.

8. Take a break and allow about 10-15 minutes for the update to finish.

Enjoy your freshly updated device. So this way you can download and install the latest update of Nothing OS 2.0.2 on your Nothing phone 1.

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Rajesh Rajput is Tech Blogger, who loves to write about Android Tips, How to Guides, Reviews, ROMs, and more.