HMD Global’s Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 6.2 are finally receiving the upgrade to Android 11. The long-due update was supposed to be delivered before the end of Q3 of 2021 but got delayed for reasons only known to hmd. Sadly this means the device that was supposed to be “up to date” will remain “out of date” because they are getting Android 11 when Android 12 is already out.
Several users at Nokia Community forums started noticing the update earlier today. The update is not yet available globally. Per the users at the Nokia Community, the update is available in Greece and Vietnam at least. The update for Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 6.2 is identical with the build V3.440 weighing over 1.46GB. Android 11 update brings along the usual stuff that one can expect from Android 11. This includes a better control at the Notifications, a native app for screen recording, bubbles for chat apps; and some under the hood changes. There’s also the Android security patch for the month of October 2021.
Android 11 update notification on Nokia 7.2 (in greek)
One thing hmd has upgraded with Android 11 is the bootloader’s security version. That means at present we will not be able to downgrade the Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 6.2 from Android 11 to Android 10 or 9 for bootloader unlock purposes. That said, if you have already unlocked the bootloader then it will remain unlocked.
Manually install the update from recovery mode
If you are from a region where the update is not yet available, then you can install the update manually from the recovery mode. This has been made possible with the help of Vicente who captured the OTA update URL. Follow the steps below to do a manual install.
Note: Manually installing the update to an unsupported region might cause issues in receiving OTA upgrades in the future. There is a small chance of that, so, proceed at your own risk.
- Download the update file from the following on your computer.
Download for Nokia 7.2 – Global variant | Indian variant (ddva_sprout)
Download for Nokia 6.2 – Global variant
- Restart your Nokia 7.2 or Nokia 6.2 to recovery mode.
If you have USB Debugging enabled, you can do so by sending the command:
adb reboot recovery
- Select “Apply update from ADB” in the recovery menu.
- Connect the phone to the computer. Then send the update file to the phone by using the following command:
adb sideload <drag and drop the file>
- Wait for the sideload to finish.
- Restart the phone and enjoy Android 11 upgrade.
Do let us know about your experience with Android 11 on your Nokia smartphone. One of the positive changes I have noticed is that the notifications can be accessed by swiping down on the home screen.
Via: Nokia Community
If I update manually then my externals software will go ne?? Such as messengers, insta and other apps!!!?
No, your intsalled apps and data will remain there. Still, take a backup of critical data just in case things go wrong.
sideload say file timestamp xxxx is older than OS timestamp xxxx and upload was aborted.
Maybe because I upgrade all google patchs security upgrades?
Yes, the package will not work if you have already updated to a version that was built after the build date of the Android 11 OTA shared here.
i installed the android 11 manually on my nokia 7.2 and after completion there is no bug on the apps and works smooth and run apps faster. it was a good update.
I hope you do not face issue with the charging. Sadly it seems everybody who is running Nokia 7.2 on Android 11 is facing that.
I installed the manual update on my Nokia 7.2. My camera has stopped working, both the stock camera app and the GCam app. Any help please?
installed it, my SIM TOOLKIT has issues. Doesnt show response from Service Provider.
Do I need to unlock the bootloader?, Thanks!
To install the update? No, you can do so on the locked bootloader.
Going to try!, Thanks!
Just installed on my 7.2, thank you Narender.
I also just patched the boot.img with Magisk for the first time so fully rooted on Android 11 now 🙂