As we're about to come through August 2021, the OEM industry is restless as ever. OnePlus is busy updating the performance of its devices, while Samsung, as always, is doing justice to the security section. Neither RealMe nor Xiaomi is backing out. There are a whole lot of things to talk about that you shouldn't miss out on.

Devices that are Lined Up for Today


OnePlus Nord, OnePlus Nord CE.


Samsung Galaxy A20, Samsung Galaxy A51, Samsung Galaxy A50, Samsung Galaxy S21, Samsung Galaxy S21+, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.


RealMe C21, RealMe Narzo 20, RealMe 8.


Multiple devices.


OnePlus Nord and OnePlus Nord CE Get a Performance Booster

OnePlus Nord and OnePlus Nord CE are two of the company’s new generation mid-rangers. Recently this week, both the devices saw the launch of a new firmware that focuses more on improving the overall performance.

The new firmware updates the original OnePlus Nord to the version of the OxygenOS, while the same for Nord CE is OxygenOS The build, however, is different for different regions.

OnePlus Nord

  • North America: AC01AA
  • India: AC01DA
  • Europe: AC01BA

OnePlus Nord CE

  • North America: EB13AA
  • India: EB13DA
  • Europe: EB13BA

Changelog for the OnePlus Nord Devices


  • The Android security patch gets upgraded to 2021.08
  • Improvement in the system stability.

Ambient Display

  • A new screenshot feature has been added to the AOD.
  • The update brings in a new Bitmoji feature, which is co-designed with Snapchat. This will help liven up the Ambient display with a personal avatar of yourself. The great thing about this feature is that the avatar keeps on updating itself on the basis of activities and situations around you.

Changelog for the OnePlus Nord CE Devices


  • An improvement in the overall performance of the system.
  • Updates the Android security patch to July 2021.
  • The new firmware upgrades the Google GMS to 2021.06


  • Optimizations in the working of camera set up to help you take better images.

As usual, both the devices have a similar set of requirements to carry out the update. You’ll need to have 3GB of space alongside 30% of battery life.


The Samsung Galaxy A20 (Unlocked) is Ready to Get Android 11

If you’re a Samsung Galaxy A20 (unlocked version) owner in the US, then there is a piece of good news, The company has finally launched a new firmware that features Android 11 based on One UI 3.1 after releasing the same for the locked devices last month.

Talking about the new features, it is pretty evident you expect the usual Android 11 goodies like one-time permissions, chat bubbles, and more. Apart from that, you’ll be experiencing the whole new One UI 3.1 together with the August 2021 patch’s better security.

  • Firmware Version: A205U1UEU9CUH3

Don’t trust your notification frequency? Well then, head over to the “Settings” of your device and navigate to the “Software Update” section.

The One UI 3.1.1 Live for the Samsung S21 Series

Bringing home a number of advanced features and elements, new firmware with One UI 3.1.1 is ready to hit the S21 series devices from Samsung (S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra). Weighing somewhere around 1082MB,  the new firmware holds down to the version number G99*WVLU4AUGQ. However, it is essential to keep in mind that the update is currently exclusive to the T-mobile network-locked devices in the US, with hopes of getting live in the Canadian market next.

Here is the list of things that are included/improved with the update.

  • A refreshed UI
  • New bedtime mode.
  • A feature to prevent accidental touches.
  • Fluent animations.
  • Enhanced camera performance.
  • Upgraded weather app.
  • The August 2021 Android security patch.

August 2021 Security Patch for the Samsung Galaxy A50 is Out

Like other weeks, Samsung is busy upgrading its devices' security this week as well. This time, it's all about the Samsung Galaxy A50. The update comes with the build number A505GUBS9CUH1 and is currently live for the following regions:

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Chie
  • Colombia
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Mexico
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Puerto Rico
  • Uruguay

The Samsung Galaxy A51 Prepares for August Security Update

The Samsung Galaxy A51 devices in Brazil are receiving a new firmware that features the August 2021 security patch. Aiming to resolve more than 40 vulnerabilities, the update with version number A515FXXU5EUG7 is available for the devices that are currently locked in Claro, TIM, and Vivi networks.


RealMe C21 Receives the Android 11 based RealMe UI 2.0

Having been launched in March and the Android 12 lurking around the corner, it was quite disruptive for the RealMe C21 users to be running the Android 11 for that long.  The wait is finally over as the devices are now set to get their share of Android 11. Currently exclusive in India, the new firmware with version number RMX3201_11_C.02 features the brand new RealMe UI 2.0.

The new update brings in a whole lot of changes that extend from the performance section to the UI customization perspective. The firmware rocks the security section introducing the August 2021 security patch.

The size of the new firmware sees a variable nature. Those who were using the public beta received the package of around 500MB, while the same is expected to rest a bit on the higher side for other users.

Concise Changelog:


  • Updated the Android security patch to August 2021.


  • Optimized the issue with slow charging.


  • Improvement in the system performance.
  • Optimization in the system stability.

A Hotfix is Up and Running for the RealMe Narzo 20

To help fix all the issues around the 48MP camera of RealMe Narzo 20, the company has recently developed a new firmware. Featuring the build number RMX2191_11.C.12, the update will introduce your device to the August 2021 security patch. Also, you’ll get to see improvement in the operation of the File Manager. As of now, the update is live for the Indian market, and you can expect it to go global soon.

Getting the Device Updated Manually

  • Launch the Settings of your device.
  • Hover over to the “System” option.
  • Find and tap “Software Update.”

Firmware Update Dynamic RAM Expansion out for RealMe 8

If you’ve been waiting to receive the latest Dynamic RAM Expansion feature, also known as DRE, on your RealMe 0 device, the wait is finally over. The company has recently rolled out a new firmware with version number RMX3085_11.A.19 that brings you the ability to enhance the RAM available in your device. Apart from that, the new firmware bumps your device to the July security patch alongside resolving a number of known bugs. To get a better idea, have a look at the changelog below.


  • The new update adds the Dynamic RAM Expansion feature.
  • It brings in optimization in the overall performance of the system.
  • The update features an improvement in system stability.
  • The scroll bar will no longer disappear in File Manager.


  • Previously users have reported an issue where the screen would flicker every time they try to view the photos with a rotated and locked screen. This has now been fixed.
  • The update fixes the issue in which users fail to edit images received through some third party apps.


  • Upgrades the device to the July 2021 security patch.

Currently, the update is seeding in India, and you can well expect it to reach the global scene really soon.


Xiaomi Releases the Road Map to Bring The Enhanced MIUI 12.5

Recently, Xiaomi has announced the list of nine devices that will see the enhanced version of MIUI 12.5 around the final quarter of 2021. Here is what the list looks like:

  • Mi 10
  • Mi 10 Pro
  • Mi 10T
  • Mi 10T Pro
  • Mi 11X
  • Mi 11X Pro
  • Mi 11i
  • Mi 11 Ultra
  • Mi 11

The Enhanced MIUI 12.5

Aiming for optimization and longevity, Xiaomi has planned to feature the enhanced version of MIUI 12.5 for fixing hundreds of issues. Apart from that, there are two recent terms that are gaining quite a bit of popularity recently, Atomic Memory and Liquid Storage.

The entire acne with Atomic Memory is all about optimizing RAM usage. This will eventually allow the devices to keep more apps running in the background with no issues whatsoever. Liquid Storage, on the other hand, deals with keeping the internal memory optimum. As per the official sources, these changes will let the devices be at 95% of the original state even after three years of usage.

Additional News

  • Vivo X70 Series is Ready to Make Its Debut on September 9. China is preparing for the release of this device which is about to introduce Origin OS 1.0.
  • Poco Rolls Out a 2.5GB Firmware Update for Poco M2. The update bears version number V12.0.1.0.RJPINXM and bumps the devices to the stable version of Android 11.

A Quick Round Up

  • OnePlus Nord and OnePlus Nord CE Get a Performance Booster
  • The Samsung Galaxy A20 (Unlocked) is Ready to Get Android 11
  • The One UI 3.1.1 is Live for the Samsung S21 Series
  • August 2021 Security Patch for the Samsung Galaxy A50 is Out
  • The Samsung Galaxy A51 Prepares for August Security Update
  • RealMe C21 Receives the Android 11 based RealMe UI 2.0
  • A hotfix is Up and Running for the RealMe Narzo 20
  • Firmware Update Featuring Dynamic RAM Expansion is out for RealMe 8
  • Xiaomi Releases the Road Map to Bring The Enhanced MIUI 12.5
  • September 9 awaits the launch of Vivo X70 series.
  • Poco M2 Gets Updated to Android 11.

Wrapping Up

With that, we wrap up the month of August alongside this week’s firmware updates. As the month of September approaches, we’re getting pretty close to the release of Android 12 and a number of amazing UIs from top-notch companies. In case you don’t want to miss out on the updates and keep yourself streamlined along with everything that takes place in the OEM industry right at the raw stages, make sure to join this section of us every week.

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Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool

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