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Feb 19, 2018
Andhra Pradesh, INDIA 🇮🇳
Realme C12
Here I will share some links that are related to Realme C12 and also about Realme mobiles.


Realme C12 is powered by Mediatek Helio G35(MT6765).

Realme C12 has a community officially for sharing issues, discussions and feedbacks at here.

Realme C12 is by default came with LOCKED bootloader. We can't even able to boot into fastboot mode until we unlock it with In-depth test app. Realme gave permission to unlock our mobile on 2nd March 2021. See this

Realme C12 firmware .ozip is NOT encrypted, i.e., we can simply add .zip extension to it and unzip it easily like normal zip files.

Before, we have to wait for someone to develop a custom rom and a custom recovery to flash it. But with the advent of Project Treble, we can simply flash a GSI in Treble enabled devices in fastbootd in an unlocked bootloader device and enjoy! More info is available at here, here and here

We(Realme C12 users) don't have official flash tool support to flash stock rom from PC. SP Flash Tool does not work(key combo for this is Vol Up(+) and Vol Down(-) at same time) because of no DA file. Only Service Centre will help to flash stock rom when you can't able to boot to recovery and fastboot mode with official tools.
Hopefully, some great developers discovered a exploit that can overcome this. It is MTK-bypass. I can be used to unbrick if something goes wrong. See this, this for example.

  1. March, 2021 Update for realme C12
  2. February, 2021 Update for realme C12
  3. realme UI 2.0 Early Access for Realme C12
  4. December, 2020 Update for realme C12
  5. November, 2020 Update for realme C12
  6. October, 2020 Update for realme C12
  7. Kernel sources for the Realme C11/C12/C15 are now available
  8. Here’s when the Realme UI 2.0 beta based on Android 11 will roll out
  9. Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11 is coming with ColorOS 11 features
  10. Android 11 Update Tracker: List of major phones getting the latest release!
  11. Realme C12/C15 forums are now open
  12. Realme C12 and Realme C15 with MediaTek’s Helio G35 SoC, 6000mAh battery launched in India
  13. TWRP 3.4.0 enables OZIP decryption for Realme/OPPO devices
  14. Realme releases a flash tool for installing ColorOS/Realme UI updates
  15. Realme is likely to spin off from OPPO to become an independent company
  16. Realme will open experience stores and over 100 more service centers in India
  17. Q3 2019 Earnings Report: See how major smartphone OEMs are performing
  18. All Realme phones, including Realme 1, will have the same software: Realme CEO Madhav Sheth
  19. Realme is working on its own software to replace OPPO’s ColorOS
  20. Realme will sell phones in Europe and will start making smartphone accessories

Realme C12(RMX2189), C11(RMX2185), C15(RMX2180) have similar specifications, all have same Mediatek Helio G35 chipset. So every thing for rest can also be used in ALL three except in-depth test app. So, have a look at other two device forums too.

If someone want adb drivers for some reason, then here are some quick links


=> Indian Firmware
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Senior Member
Feb 19, 2018
Andhra Pradesh, INDIA 🇮🇳
Realme C12
Software Update - realme
=> India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh

=> Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore

Realme India Lauch events
=> Realme C11 14th July 2020
First sale :- 22nd July
Bootloader Unlock permission(with C3 apk) availability :- 29th Nov (138 days from launch)

=> Realme C12/C15 18th August 2020
First Sale C12:-24th Aug C15:-27th Aug
Bootloader Unlock permission availability :- 2nd March 2021 (197 days from launch)

When we tried to unlock bootloader on 2nd March, it worked on A.81, A.83(Me), A.85 and other older versions are not confirmed.
But when I try to unlock on 13th March, it tells to update to latest one(it is A.85 in this case) when I am on A.83. After updating from A.83 to A.85 it worked.
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