Back in September this year, Google deployed its big Android 11 (R) update. As usual, Android OEMs started to move with their respective beta programs. Realme, which unveiled its Realme UI software this year announced the Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11 in the same month. So far, the Realme X50 Pro has been the only device to get this update so far. Now, the highly-anticipated update is walking to reach the owners of Realme 7 Pro. The device is one of the latest devices released by Realme and is currently selling like hotcakes. The company has opened registrations for alpha recruitment.
Worth noting that this is just the beginning of the beta program. A stable build should hit the smartphone towards mid-January 2021. However, this is just an estimate. After all, the Realme X50 Pro whose first beta recruitment began in September is yet to receive a single stable build. If you are a Realme 7 Pro user, you can apply for the Realme UI 2.0 “Alpha Squad” in a link provided via the official announcement post on Realme Community (Via Tushar Mehta).
— Tushar Mehta 🤳 (@thetymonbay) November 23, 2020
There are huge caveats in the Realme 7 Pro Beta Program
Another point that is important to notice is that Realme is only recruiting 50 users for this program. So if you’re desperately waiting for Realme UI 2.0 you should sign in as soon as possible as the update is quite limited in availability. Curiously, the requirements for the software are bizarre as well. You must have a Realme service center nearby as these alpha builds do not support rollback. For that reason, users will have to take their phone to a nearby service center to install the latest stable release if they find a critical issue. Another caveat is that only users who are regularly active in the Realme community are eligible for the program. This a familiar requirement for those who used Xiaomi phones in the past, as the Chinese company does the same to recruit MIUI beta and pilot testers. In the end, we can conclude that the beta program is not meant for everyone. Just a few users will be able to enroll in, and we do not recommend this if the phone is your daily driver.
After all, this is just the first beta and it may come with several bugs here and there. In these days of the pandemic, taking the device to a service center may not be easy as well.