How to Install Nothing OS 2.5 Open Beta 1 (Android 14) Update on Nothing Phone (2)

Finally, Nothing company has released its major update Nothing OS 2.5 based on Android 14 for Nothing Phone (2) users. As of now, this is in the beta phase but users can still experience the initial look of it with this update.

Nothing OS 2.5 Open Beta 1 (Android 14)

Taking a set forward from its previous version, Nothing OS 2.5 is released as the most notable update since the inception of Nothing OS 2.0. The company aims to redefine the smartphone experience, making it even more user-centric and efficient.

Nothing OS 2.5 Open beta 1 new features

For those curious about diving deep, the update’s Beta testing phase is already underway for the Phone (2). Open Beta 1 offers users an early bird view into what’s next, including a glimpse of Android 14. Let’s delve into the update’s offerings:

New Features in Nothing OS include:

  • A revamped widgets library interface highlighting Nothing widgets distinctly.
  • A new photo widget that displays your favorite memories on both the Home Screen and Lock Screen.
  • An enhanced screenshot editor and menu for nuanced edits and swift deletions.
  • A more intuitive back gesture aligning with Nothing’s unique design language.
  • Hidden app icons now available in the Home Screen and app drawer.
  • Simplified screenshot captures using a three-finger swipe.
  • Power button double-press customizations to swiftly access preferred features.
  • An integrated Home Screen and Lock Screen customization page.
  • The all-new glass filter to enhance your chosen wallpapers.
  • Fresh solid colour wallpapers to give your Home Screen a minimalist look.

Android 14 brings along:

  • A monochrome color theme in the basics.
  • Improved back gestures during app interactions.
  • A more user-friendly Quick Settings layout with Nothing earbuds icons.
  • Expanded Lock Screen shortcuts including QR code scanner and video camera.
  • Independent controls for ringtone and notification sounds with a refreshed volume interface.
  • Tailored regional settings for units and number preferences.

How to Install Nothing OS 2.5 Open Beta 1 (Android 14)

  • Ensure your device is running NOS version 2.0.3.
  • Download the mentioned APK and then install it from your downloads.
  • Head to Settings > System > Update to Beta version. Click “Check for new version” and follow the guided steps.
  • Go to Settings > System > Feedback or participate in discussions on nothing.community.

Note: Being a Beta, there’s a slight chance it might disrupt your data. It’s wise to backup everything before diving in.

How to Rollback to Nothing OS 2.0.3 (Android 13)

If you wish to rollback to the previous version here is the guide:

  • Back up all your data. The rollback will require a factory reset, wiping out unsaved data.
  • Get the rollback package for Nothing OS 2.0.3 from the provided link.
  • Navigate to Settings > System > Update to Beta version. Tap “Import file”, select the downloaded package, and follow the rollback instructions.

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