The first Android 13-based Nothing OS 1.5 Beta starts rolling out to the Nothing Phone (1). The update carries several new features and enhancements like the Material You design, wallpaper-based theme engine, app permissions, QR code scanner shortcut, and more. The stable Android 13 update probably will reach the device by January 2023.

The first public beta of Nothing OS 1.5 based on Android 13 is now available to the first batch of registered users. The second batch of users may get the update by the end of this month. You can also download and install the firmware manually. Here is how to download and install it manually on your Nothing Phone 1.


ALSO READ: Android 13 Stable Version Released: How to Download and Install the Full OTA Update

[Update January 18, 2023] Nothing has released Nothing OS 1.5.1 HotFix update, which weighs around i25 MB with some critical bug fixes. The crucial bug fix in this update is related to the incorrect reporting of the amount of RAM available in real-time.

Main Changelogs of Nothing OS 1.5 Open Beta 1 Update

  • The Nothing OS 1.5 beta update brings a new Weather app designed by the company.
  • New UI for Volume Controls
  • Bluetooth pop-up window to quickly change Bluetooth device settings
  • App loading speed increased by up to 50%.
  • More color palette options for Material You theme
  • Per App language support lets you set different languages for different apps.
  • QR scanner shortcut in Quick settings lets you access it quickly.
  • Option to edit the copied text before pasting.
  • Nothing OS 1.5 beta brings improved Media Controls with new buttons and a playback bar.
  • Live Caption feature in the system to detect speech.

Nothing OS Beta 2 (1.5.1) changelog:

Nothing has released Nothing OS 1.5.1 Beta for Nothing Phone 1 with new features and improvements. Below are the full changelog of the beta 2 of the Nothing OS.

  • A brand new handcrafted glyph ringtone and notification soundpack of a slightly different style!
  • A new collection of minimalist wallpapers are now available in the customization menu on the homescreen.
  • Lockscreen shortcut customizations! Choose to display shortcuts for camera, torch, device controls, and wallet.
  • Easily switch between data usage when using dual SIM with the improved network Quick Settings panel.
  • Smoother animation when transitioning the display between on and off (regardless if Always on Display status).
  • Improved the display auto-brightness algorithm.
  • The full Nothing X app will now be available in Nothing OS.
  • The pop-up view has been brought back with some interaction improvements.
  • Improved Camera app UI and animations. Improved battery life.
  • Increased system stability and bug fixes

How to Download and Install Nothing OS Open Beta on Nothing Phone (1)?

Before starts installing the update, note that this is Beta software. It is not the final and could be unstable. You may not be able to use some apps, for example, Netflix and Google Pay, after installing this Nothing OS 1.5 beta software.

Please follow the above guide at your own risk. We can’t take responsibility for anything that goes wrong. This guide is intended for technically talented users only.

You can install the Nothing OS 1.5 beta either via sideloading the OTA or the Local upgrade method. Here is to install the update via the local upgrade method.

1. First, create a folder at the root of the internal storage and name it ota.

2. Download the OTA update ZIP file from the link below and save it to the newly created ota folder.

3. Now, open the phone app and dial ##682##. It will launch an offline update tool.

4. The offline tool will scan for an OTA file from internal storage and install it.

5. Alternatively, browse for the OTA package manually and follow the update wizard to apply it.

6. After completing the installation, reboot the device, and your phone will be on the latest firmware.

Download Download Nothing OS 1.5.1 Beta 2 HotFix Update

Nothing OS 1.5.1 Beta t2 HotFix update (Link)

Download Nothing OS 1.5.1 Beta 2 (Android 13)

Spacewar Global Beta 2 (coming soon)
Spacewar EEA Beta 2 from beta 1 (link)

Download Nothing OS 1.5 Beta (Android 13)

Important: EEA users should update their Nothing Phone 1 to Nothing OS 1.1.8 stable version (link) before installing the beta update.

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