Download NothingOS 1.5 (Android 13) Open Beta for Phone 1


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The latest NothingOS 1.5 Open Beta 1 for Phone 1 rolled out. The next stable version of Android will be released in January (a month later than expected). Still, early adopters can now install a beta version of Android 13 (introduced in an initial developer preview this year) on their phones.

The Open Beta 1 for Nothing Phone 1 is now available with support for Android 13 currently for limited users in EEA, and Global. Users in these regions can now download the latest beta version directly from the given link.

The new features and changes with the Android 13-based Nothing OS 1.5 beta version includes more Material You design, weather app beta release, multi-language support, improved users’ interaction of network and connectivity tiles in Quick Settings, and more.

The following are new Changelog(NothingOS 1.5 beta):

  • Up to 50% increase in app loading speed.
  • More Material You. More colour schemes available for matching third party apps to wallpaper.
  • Multi-language support that allows different languages for different apps.
  • Privacy upgrades. Including:
    • Photo picker. Choose which images you want to share with each app.
      Notification permissions. Control which apps can send you notifications.
    • Media permissions. Group the types of media you want to share e.g., photos and videos, music and audio, files.
    • New QR code scanner in Quick Settings.
  • Clipboard preview: copied text appears on clipboard in the bottom corner of the screen. So you can directly edit the text before pasting.
  • New look for Media Control.
  • Foreground services. Close active background apps directly from the notification centre to save battery.
  • Live caption: detects speech on your device and automatically generates captions.
    Increased background memory. Reducing the wait for frequently used apps to load.
  • New self-repair feature that keeps Phone (1) running like it’s new. By clearing unused cache and expired system dumps.
  • Improved Quick Settings. Featuring new network and Bluetooth device pop-ups.
    New UI for volume control. Easily adjust individual volume sliders without unlocking the screen (e.g. music vs alarm).
  • Improved Game Mode. New UI for light notifications and added Google Game Dashboard. Dashboard supports screenshots, screen recording, FPS display, and Do Not Disturb.

Alternatively, the NothingOS 1.5 beta still does not support Google Pay(GPay) and Netflix application yet. However, it is not officially confirmed that these apps are not working on all Phone 1 units. But, if you find so then you should report these issues/errors.


Anyhow, if you want to manually install this major NothingOS 1.5 beta version on your Phone 1, then you can download it from the given link.

How to download NothingOS 1.5 beta version manually:

  • To install the OTA on your Phone 1; Create a new folder with the name ‘OTA‘ at the root of the internal storage(Outside of every folder).
  • Copy the update ZIP file and paste in that folder > Open phone dialer and dial *#*#682#*#*
  • An offline update tool will appear, the tool will scan for the OTA file from internal storage and install it > Reboot the phone.

Alec J.
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