BLU R1 HD update brings VoLTE support for T-Mobile and latest Android security patches

The users of BLU R1 HD have reported receiving a new firmware update. The update brings a couple of new features to the device.

Arriving as firmware version BLU_R0010UU_V8.3_GENERIC_6.0_20170414-2043, the new update installs the latest Android security patch. Another major feature added by the update is the VoLTE support for T-Mobile users of BLU R1 HD.

Weighing at 333.47 MB, the update is being rolled out over the air as we speak. As such, it may take a while to reach your device. If waiting is not your thing, you can manually check for the update by heading to Settings > About device > System updates.

Before hitting the download button, ensure that your BLU R1 HD is at least 50 percent charged and connected to a WiFi network for seamless installation.

Read: Deal: BLU Pure XR 64GB available for $180 only at B&H, $120 off the regular price

Featuring a 5-inch IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top, BLU R1 HD was launched last year in June. It is powered by 1.3 GHz quad-core Mediatek MT6735 SoC and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Under the hood, the phone carries either 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM or 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM. There’s an 8 MP primary camera with autofocus, LED flash and 5 MP front camera for clicking selfies. A 2500 mAh battery keeps the lights on.

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6 Comments

  1. BLU makes some really affordable devices with premium specs, it’s like Xiaomi for the US markets and they r fast with updates too, that’s good for the business if the want to survive the increasing competition in the smartphone market!!

  2. BLU makes some really affordable devices with premium specs, it’s like Xiaomi for the US markets and they r fast with updates too, that’s good for the business if the want to survive the increasing competition in the smartphone market!!

  3. Warning! I downloaded this update this morning, and both “Zombies Run” and the Dunkin Donuts Perks app disappeared; the Google Play Store now says of both apps “Your device isn’t compatible with this version”.

  4. Warning! I downloaded this update this morning, and both “Zombies Run” and the Dunkin Donuts Perks app disappeared; the Google Play Store now says of both apps “Your device isn’t compatible with this version”.

  5. I suspect this update makes the phone non-rootable. I’m stuck with the amazon offers and ads.

  6. I suspect this update makes the phone non-rootable. I’m stuck with the amazon offers and ads.

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