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Aug 30, 2010
I'm not sure the provider would say much on it, from what I remember with my X2 Pro there were some locked to EE, CPW even though they were sold as unlocked but the firmware is still locked to those providers there was a Method on the X2 that came out to allow it to be completely global from being CPW, EE, 02 based but that got locked down.

I keep seeing that they are on about Android 12 and ColourOS 12 being released in Sept so part of me is wondering if they are just gonna skip minor releases and go straight to that but it's doubtful I think that will just be delayed over here too 😂.

I'm on CPW based Firmware and still on A.19 too :/


Apr 13, 2014
Я не уверен, что провайдер много сказал об этом, из того, что я помню с моим X2 Pro, некоторые были заблокированы для EE, CPW, хотя они продавались как разблокированные, но прошивка все еще заблокирована для этих поставщиков, там был метод X2, который вышел, чтобы позволить ему быть полностью глобальным из-за CPW, EE, 02, но был заблокирован.

Я продолжаю видеть, что они говорят об Android 12 и ColourOS 12, которые будут выпущены в сентябре, поэтому часть меня задается вопросом, собираются ли они просто пропустить второстепенные выпуски и сразу перейти к этому, но сомнительно, что я думаю, что это будет просто отложено здесь 😂.

Я использую прошивку на основе CPW и все еще использую A.19: /
Немного не понял из ваших слов, плохо владею английским языком. Насколько я понимаю, все устройства для Великобритании, купленные без привязки к оператору, могут не обновиться из-за заблокированной прошивки, без какого-либо решения?


May 1, 2010
OPPO Find X3 Pro
Немного не понял из ваших слов, плохо владею английским языком. Насколько я понимаю, все устройства для Великобритании, купленные без привязки к оператору, могут не обновиться из-за заблокированной прошивки, без какого-либо решения?
Все верно, телефоны купленные у операторов могут не получить все обновления доступные для "свободных" телефонов.


Apr 13, 2014
Все верно, телефоны купленные у операторов не получают все доступные для "свободные" телефоны.
Но до этой задержки с обновлениями они тоже приходили с задержкой. Получается, они могут просто перестать поддерживать или будут, но с опозданием?

But before this delay with updates, they also came with a delay. It turns out that they can simply stop supporting or will, but with a delay?
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Jan 3, 2008
Hello. No, there will be the launch of Android 12 with Color Os 12 on September 16th - but only in beta. And the final release will take place in October, after the launch of Google Pixel 6.

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    Hi, downloaded A.24 update, using Netherland in ExpressVPN :) here in Austria ...
    Installing right now ...

    Name: CPH2173_11_A.24, Size: 3,69 GB, Date 2021.10.18

    Thanks @Lizzo for the hint using VPN Netherland

    Unfortunately it also says this:

    If you roll your version back from Android 12 to Android 11, all user data will be erased. Make sure your data has been backed up before the rollback.

    So i guess I'll wait for the international beta version
    Last resort? No clue if it works, or if it resets everything too, but you could try this.

    "5. If you have a poor experience when using the ColorOS 12 system, you can follow the WeChat official account of the ColorOS Assistant, enter the menu bar-Official Information-OS12-Downgrade Tool, and download the downgrade package."
    do you have the CN version or the EU?
    South East Asian one.
    Just updated, looks and feels better compared to ColorOS 11.
    Guys ,can you please Share the vpn app that you are using?
    To request taking part in the beta program you go to Software updates/Settings/Trial. Only if there it shows something you can press on it and confirm that you want to take part in the beta.
    View attachment 5467461

    After they approved this was shown there:
    View attachment 5467463

    Tried this with and without vpn connectons, and no lucky for me.
    I will keep waiting.
    Thanks for the help.
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    New versions A17 available:

    Update log

    Improves system smoothness and stability

    Improves the phone call experience and network compatibility and performance

    Improves the audio experience

    Updates apps including Photos, Calendar, Calculator, File Manager and Clock

    Adds the May 2021 Android security patches to enhance system security.

    best brightest, and smoothest display I've seen ... Software, MIUI remains one of the most natural feeling, after last update there wa no issue with mi 11.
    I had issues with M11 ultra, call quality was bad. Camera quality was nowhere near as good as advertised. Especially when exporting to another device. Software a little hit and miss.
    Screen was the best but everything else was a little underwhelming.
    Do not understand the procedure of OPPO 🤨🙄
    The procedure is veryyyy simple - there are many global versions :)

    To give you more details and order of receiving updates:
    1. chinese version (gets updates quickly)
    2. global version with Oppo dialer/Oppo Messaging app/App Market + GAPPS
    3. global version with Google dialer and messaging app
    4. global but branded versions

    Ofc above list does not contain all "global" versions. There are differences between them like some additional apps depending on the region.

    Thats why everyone posting here screenshots gets update with different size in MB.
    Yours is 168 MB, mine was almost 300 MB 😂
    A20 on mine today