Realme X Gets New Update With Dark Mode, October 2019 Security Patch


After the Realme XT and the Realme 3 Pro, it’s now time for the Realme X devices to get the taste of the much-awaited Dark Mode. The latest October 2019 security patch for the device brings about the system-wide dark mode feature.

Realme X finally gets the dark mode

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The OTA update (with the build number RMX1901EX_11.A.09) is currently being rolled out to a limited number of users starting today and once it is ensured that there are no bugs in it, it will be rolled out to all the devices. The process will take a couple of days.

On top of the dark mode, the latest update takes the Android security patch level on Realme X to October 2019. Furthermore, another notable feature is the fact that one can now swipe down on the home screen in order to access the notification bar, something which a significant bunch of the users of the device has constantly been asking for. Speaking of the notification bar, a new toggle that lets you switch between the SIM cards on the go will now be available in the notification bar after the update.

Adding to that, the new update also improves the touch experience while playing games.

Contrary to the Realme XT update which also featured wide-angle video-shooting capabilities, the official changelog for the Realme X does not mention any such feature, so it is safe to assume that the company has skipped that feature for the Realme X.

Here is the complete changelog of the latest OTA update for the Realme X devices –


● Android security patch: October 2019


● Updated charging animation

● Added font feature to Theme Store


● Added realme Laboratory

● Added Dark Mode

● Added option for notification dots for updates

● Quickly enter hidden applications list with fingerprints

Notification Center and Status Bar

● Added option to swipe down on the home screen for global search or notification center

● Added fast switch toggle between SIMs in the notification center

● Removed the reminder after the hotspot is enabled

● Removed the prompt when the phone is rooted


●Improved touch experience when gaming

Known issues fixed

● Fixed some applications’ behavior

As mentioned earlier, it will take a couple of days for the update to roll out completely, so make sure that you prepare your device for the same. First up, you can hit the device settings and hit the check for updates settings option. Post that, if in case your device has already received the OTA update, you can get it by the tap of a button. If you haven’t, you might have to wait it out for a while (though restarting the device also helps sometimes). Make sure that you have charged your device before you start updating it.

As of now, this is all we know about the update, but we will keep you posted on any new development in the future.

What are your thoughts on the latest update for the Realme X? Have you got it on your device already? Do let us know in the comments section below.