Realme 8 joins the Realme UI 3.0 beta program

Realme released its Realme UI 3.0 a few months ago, but hasn’t launched a stable version yet. Despite the slow progress, we have to agree that it adds devices to the program much faster than with Realme UI 2.0. The company already has plenty of devices under the early access program, and today is adding one more device to the tally – the Realme 8. Those who have acquired the mid-range device that kicks off the Realme 8 series, will be able to download and experience the Android 12 beta program starting today. However, there are a few pitfalls in this initial rollout.

Realme 8 users who wish to participate should be aware of this beta status. Therefore, the update may come with bugs. The Chinese brand advises its participants to save the data before proceeding. Moreover, they say that 10 GB of free storage is required for the incoming download package. Otherwise, users will see installation failures, which can lead to boot loops.

To get the update, users need to go to Settings >> Software Update >> Tap the cog wheel in the top corner. On the next screen, they will select Trials and Apply Now. If all goes well, the update will reach your device through OTA channels. Of course, applying does not mean that the update will come to you immediately. It should be noted that builds under the “Early Access” phase are only available to certain users. There is no way to determine which ones will be selected. So, the best option for you who can’t wait to get a taste of Android 12 and Realme UI 3.0 is to sign up for the program as soon as possible.

Only a few users will be selected for the Realme UI 3.0 beta program on Realme 8

Realme will be collecting user feedback to work on any bugs plaguing this initial release. Once the issues are resolved, the company will move to an open beta state. At this stage, anyone can participate and install the Android 12 update. After this stage, the company will perform the stable update. It’s worth noting that you shouldn’t hold your breath for the stable update just yet. After all, Realme usually takes about three months to release stable updates. You can head to the official thread for more information.

Let’s see how the program will evolve for Realme 8. For those who don’t know, this smartphone was launched last year with MediaTek Helio G95 SoC, 6.4-inch AMOLED display, 64 MP main camera and a 5,000mAh battery with 30W Dart Charge.

Ryan H. Bowman