Nokia XR21 5G gets new Android 13 build + Camera firmware with November Security update 2023 (Markets)

Nokia Mobile has now expanded the release of new Android 13 Builds to Nokia XR21 5G. The new build also brings the November security update 2023 along with itself. The update also brings a new Camera firmware for Nokia XR21 5G.

For all software update news related to other Nokia smartphones click here. If you want to track November update roll-out to Nokia smartphones you can do it here.

Check below for the November Security update size, list of markets and the update changelog for Nokia XR21 5G. On the basis of tips received from our readers, we will collate a list of markets for Nokia XR21 5G in which updates are now available. So, do let us know if you have received the update in the comments section. You can also try the VPN trick for getting the update and see if it works.

List of markets:

  • Nokia XR21 5G in France & Malaysia

Nokia XR21 5G November security update size:

The update size for Nokia XR21 5G is 176 MB. The new Android 13 build version is V2.300. You will either be prompted to download this update, or you can check by going to Settings and searching system updates and then by checking for the update.

Nokia XR21 5G November update changelog:

Nokia XR21 5G is receiving the 2023 November Android security patch along with new Android 13 builds. The official changelog however mentions generic UI enhancements and stability improvements. As mentioned above there is a new camera firmware too but it is not clear what changes it brings with itself.

Here is what the November security update addresses as mentioned by Google on its official Security bulletin page.

The most severe of these issues is a critical security vulnerability in the System component that could lead to

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Nokia 5.3 bootloader is unlockable now

I however don’t forget the superior previous times when I would flash my Symbian-jogging Nokia phones with tweaked firmware maybe twice a working day. Again then a nanosecond more rapidly or smoother scrolling intended acquiring a improved and far more sophisticated telephone than the Apple iphone 3GS. The good news is, all those days are behind me and now I can use my time greater, for example, producing about Nokia phones…

On the other hand, some individuals stored the urge to tweak their telephones to their own liking and not owning the option to unlock the bootloader was a massive issue with Nokia Mobile in the first several decades of the company’s existence. HMD International even promised to make the bootloader unlockable, but it never ever transpired. Some proficient smartphone customers last but not least managed to do it but you will require a good deal of working experience and some applications to make it possible.


The instructions are obtainable at the XDA discussion board and the creator is the 1 and only Hikari Calyx. He managed to get a prototype OS backup from a Nokia 5.3 engineering sample device that is made up of ABL graphic with bootloader unlock functionality. Later on he discovered it can be employed on retail units, but flashing it can be rough dependent on the Android OS variation set up on your cell phone, and you want to disassemble the telephone to get some Qualcomm driver.

If you are keen to threat destroying your 5.3, you could stick to it stage by stage. Of class, I’m not encouraging right here, do it at your individual hazard.

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