Nokia X30 variants in various markets (countries) have started receiving the highly anticipated Android 13 upgrade. The upgrade is available for TA-1450 and TA-1443 models weighing around 2.5GB in size having build version 2.220. Along with Android 13, the update also includes the Android security patches for March 2023.
Android 13 is not a full UI overhaul like the Android 12 upgrade. So, you won’t notice too many visual differences, however, it is here to further refine and improve the user experience. The biggest change that you’ll probably notice is that every newly installed app needs to ask you if you want to allow notifications from the app or not. So, if you start fresh, you will be able to significantly reduce the number of app notifications that you receive.
Pro tip: Disabling notifications for your food delivery apps will help you save some bucks (and calories) as you’ll launch it only when needed, and not because the app sends a nice quote and a yummy food image 😎
Android 13 also brings improvements to the theming engine for app icons. There’s also a photo picker that can help you restrict apps from accessing your entire media library (after apps add support for the same). The media controls in the notifications area have also undergone a change.
Did you receive the update on your Nokia X30?
The update is only released to approved markets. So, if you are among the lucky ones to receive the Android 13 upgrade on your X30, then do let us know of your experience with the new update along with your region in the comments below.
Nokia X30 Android 13 OTA download link
You can download the Android 13 OTA update package for the Nokia X30 from the link below. Given the lack of a usable recovery mode, you should try to install it by booting the phone into adb sideload mode using the command:
adb reboot sideload. After that, send the update package to the phone using
adb sideload <update-package>.
The update link is captured and shared by Vicente. So, all credit for the same go to him. Let us know if you were able to update your Nokia X30 to Android 13 using the manual method.