Download Nokia 6.1 and 6.1 Plus Android 10 Stock ROM and Installation Method

Nokia is always best in maintaining OTA Updates After Google Pixel Mobiles. Because of Nokia’s Android One Program. They will still receive regular patch updates and Major Upgrades. Both Nokia 6.1 and 6.1 Plus mobiles received their Second Major Upgrade- Android 10. As per the Google Promise, they will receive Two Major Upgrades within Two Years. After that, Android one mobiles will receive an additional one year of Security patch updates. As usual, you can always upgrade your mobile using a software update option in settings. When you can’t do the automatic method, You can try with the below manual way. This method will work based on the default Stock Recovery. So, your warranty will not void by this process.
Nokia 6.1 Plus on the Wooden Table With Captain America Toy

Pre-Requirement Steps

You should perform these steps before starting the process.

Run a backup

Always and always, you must run a comprehensive backup of all files, documents, and data on the Android device. While the action may be done by a professional, if there be any mistakes, all data on the Mobile will be lost.

So, to be on the safe side, do run a backup first before continuing.

Charge the device fully

A lot of people will say you should charge the device up to 50% battery percentage or more. We recommend a full charge mobile so that there won’t be any stories.

Download ADB drivers, and ROM

  • Yeah, it is essential. You must download and install the ADB drivers on the PC, which you’ll be using for this action.
  • Download Stock ROM from below. Copy this file to ADB Folder.
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Flash Firmware Android 10 in Nokia 6.1 and 6.1 Plus devices

Official OTA Method

If you want to update a security patch to the current month. Don’t go for the manual method. Try this Automatic method.

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The process is straightforward and simple;

checking for software update android

  • Go to your device setting menu and scroll down to the bottom

  • Tap on “Software Update”

  • You may have to refresh the page to start the OTA upgrade process.

Manual Method- Using ADB and Fastboot method (Stock Recovery)

This method requires PC support; You can also use this method to use Stock ROM If you are using Custom ROMs.

  • Copy your downloaded firmware to PC and rename it to Copy those files to the folder where you installed ADB and Fastboot.
  • Switch off your device. Then, enter into the Stock Recovery mode. To do this- Press and hold down the Volume Up + Power buttons at the same time for some time.

  • Press the Volume Up button to continue when you see the warning message.

  • Now, connect the Nokia 6.1/Plus mobile to the computer via USB cable.

  • In Your Mobile stock recovery, select “Apply Update from ADB.” 

Stock Recovery Nokia 8.1

  • Launch the fastboot on your computer. Open a Command prompt on your PC and type below command.

  • fastboot devices
  • It should display the connected devices. If you didn’t get the Mobile, restart the command prompt and Disconnect and Connect your mobile. If you are detected, type below commands.
  • adb sideload
  • The command will install all the files. When the process complete, It will reboot your mobile.

Check Firmware

Since you have just flashed new firmware to your Nokia 6.1 and 6.1 Plus device, you may want to check if the firmware is correctly installed or not. Follow the step below to check your device firmware version.

You can check the firmware details >>> settings >>> about >>> version.

Android 10 OTA Screenshot Nokia 6.1 Plus

Nokia 6.1/6.1 Plus Android 10 Features

There are plenty of features added in the 10 version, compare with the Pie version. Here I mentioned some important features.

Nokia 6.1 Plus Android 10 Screenshots

Live Caption

  • You know this already, If you turn on Subtitles in the Youtube, It will auto-generate the captions. The Same functionality can be work on all over your device videos. It Doesn’t require Wi-Fi/ Data. This feature not yet available. But, It will be rolling out soon.

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Live Caption Android 10

  • The language limit depends on Google Data.

Smart Reply

Smart Reply Android 10

  • It is already available in the Pie version. But it is limited. Now you can explore more actions when you get the messages. You can Open Links, Open Apps based on the messages.

Sound Amplifier

  • We always do this using Third-party apps. Now we can adjust the Volume and Tune, Equalize using the in-built feature. You can do a lot of things like Reduce noise, Enhance the Tune like that.

Enhanced Gesture Navigation

Android 10 Gesture Navigation

  • The True Gesture Navigation has finally arrived. It may not be best compare with OnePlus devices, But It is way better than the Pie 9.0 version. If you swipe From Left to Right, It goes forward. Right to Left goes Backward. Home button work as usual. You can access recently used apps By Swiping Quarter Screen to the Top. Simple Navigation to avoid confusion.

Dark Mode

  • It is not like Night Mode. It didn’t add a filter in the Display. If you have OLED Display, It will surely save your battery power from 5-30% based on your usage.


Android 10 Privacy Tab

  • Google always added enhanced Privacy features in every Android version. In the 10th version, You can handle your Privacy lot better. It will always tell you when your installed apps access your location in the Background. So, that you can manage whether you need that permission on Always or During the app usage.

Direct System Updates

  • Unlike regular OTA updates from your Manufacturers, the regular patch updates will be handled by Google After you updated to Android 10 version. It can be done using your Google Play App. If you have Custom Skin OS from your Manufacturer, Google will not change the UI. They will handle only Patch updates. This is one of the most critical steps taken from their side. It will help all the users who are tired of their Manufacturer Late updates.

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Focus Mode

Android 10 Focus Mode

  • It can be an additional function of Digital Wellbeing. Now you can Pause some apps to avoid the Notifications For a short time or a Long time. Some mobiles are made based on this scenario. To avoid distractions and get focused on what you are doing. Think you are Studying, and Single Whatsapp message can redirect you. With the help of this feature, you can use only Study apps during your Study time.

Family Link

  • It is like Parental Control. You can control the App Timings within your Added Google Accounts.

Other improvements and changes

  • HEIF Image, Monochrome Camera Support.
  • New Set of Emoji.
  • Enhanced Adaptive Battery Improvements compare with the Pie version.
  • Contaminant Detection- If any moistures are in your USB Ports, your mobile will alert you.

Final Words

If you are in Stock firmware, Use the ADB based method. It is comfortable and safe; You can update like a Regular OTA Update. But if you were already using Rooted devices, You can try TWRP based Method. Don’t download any third-party apps; sometimes, it may trigger the updates process. There are a lot of new Gestures available in this Update, try them also. In my opinion, Nokia 6.1 Plus near Stock Android is better to compare with some other Custom Skin OS. So try to use this OS instead of a Custom OS. But the decision is your choice…:)

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25 thoughts on “Download Nokia 6.1 and 6.1 Plus Android 10 Stock ROM and Installation Method

  1. Hi, I contacted the Nokia support, and they said that they don’t provide links to download the ROM for Nokia 6.1. How can I get the ROM now? I already tried the link in the above blog; however, the version of it is lower than the one on my device right now.

          • Can I expect a timeline for this? I have a dead Nokia 6.1 waiting for revival. You can share the process of how to grab the ROM so that I can try it out also. I have a friend who also owns a Nokia 6.1

          • I know it is challenging; however, can I expect it anytime soon? I see a comment posted above in May, and there are no updates for it. Can I be hopeful that you will be able to provide the updated ROM shortly?

          • When you can’t use your mobile, It is wise to flash the old ROM and try to update using the OTA option.

  2. Hey, I also need a higher version of the Nokia 6.1 Android 10 ROM with a timestamp higher than 1593771284. Could you please tell me where I can get this zip?

  3. @selva visited Nokia care today; they are saying there is an issue with the motherboard (not software/other parts). And they are demanding 2x the current price of money for the same. Can’t believe.

  4. After verifying the file, it says downgrade not allowed. Where can I get the latest version? newer than 1586921277

    • This firmware file is for ANdroid 10. You already in Android 10. Why You want o flash the file again? You can check with Nokia forum or contact Nokia support.

      • My screen is stuck on android one logo at startup. Can’t go service center in this lockdown. I am so trying this.

          • Because the fastboot full flash firmware may not work with Nokia mobiles. Don’t try the method on your mobile. Some sites claim they have firmware. But, It will brick your device.

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