Nothing Phone 2a Receives Nothing OS 2.5.6 Update

Nothing is constantly introducing new features and enhancements through software updates. In the latest series of updates, the Nothing Phone (2a) is receiving the Nothing OS 2.5.6 update.

Nothing Phone 2a Specs

The Nothing Phone (2a) was officially released on March 12, 2024. It features a 6.7-inch OLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1080 x 2412 pixels and support for Always On Display. The smartphone runs on Android 14 with Nothing OS 2.5 and offers internal storage of up to 512 GB.

The device has a dual-camera setup: a 50 MP wide and a 50 MP ultrawide camera. The front houses a 16 MP camera. It is available in Black and other colors and is powered by a non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery.

The Nothing Phone (2a) features Bluetooth 5.3, USB Type-C 2.0, OTG, and GPS. It is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 7200 Octa-core processor with a Mali-G610 MC4 GPU. The phone supports Dual SIM and includes various sensors like an under-display optical fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, proximity sensor, and compass.

Nothing Phone 2a Nothing OS 2.5.6 Update

The Nothing OS 2.5.6 update brings several new features, improvements, and bug fixes, along with the latest May 2024 Android security patch for enhanced security.

Key Updates and Features in Nothing OS 2.5.6:

  1. Hide Navigation Bar Option: Allows users to hide the navigation bar for a more immersive user experience.
  2. Enhanced Widget Options: Long pressing on a widget now offers more customization options.
  3. Vibration Control: New option to turn on or off vibrations for other calls and notifications during a call.

Bug Fixes:

  1. Android Auto Compatibility: Fixes issues related to compatibility with Android Auto.
  2. ChatGPT Widget Issues: Resolves problems with the ChatGPT widget.
  3. Notification Panel: Fixes the issue where the notification panel narrows when receiving certain notifications.
  4. Screen Power Button: Addresses the issue where the screen does not automatically turn on using the power button.

Performance and Security:

  • May 2024 Android Security Patch: Integrates the latest security updates to significantly enhance overall system security and stability.
  • Performance Optimizations: Includes several optimizations to provide a more stable and enhanced software experience.

For further details, refer to the official changelog provided by Nothing.


New features

  • Added “Hide Navigation Bar” feature for more immersive user experience. You can find this feature via “Settings > System > Gestures > Navigation mode > Gesture navigation settings > Hide navigation bar”.
  • Long-pressing a widget now brings up more options, making it more consistent with other home screen operations.
  • Added an option to allow or disable vibrations for other calls and notifications during a call.


  • Updated Google security patch to May 2024.
  • Optimised camera auto HDR detection logic.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed certain compatibility issues with Android Auto.
  • Fixed the issue where the screen does not automatically turn on after using the Power Button to turn it off during an incoming call.
  • Fixed some issues with the ChatGPT widget.
  • Fixed the issue where the notification panel narrows when receiving certain notifications.
  • Optimised the overall stability of the system.

How to download Nothing Phone 2a Nothing OS 2.5.6 Update

Moreover, this latest firmware rollout to the Nothing Phone (2a) is in the staggered manner, which means it will be pushed to some random users first then will be distributed to all the Nothing Phone (2a) customers over the next coming days.

To check for the latest Update, go to the Settings >> System >> System Update>> If the new Update is available >> Download update. 


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