[Update, June 12]: realme has released realme Flash tool for realme X50 Pro, the company will soon release it for other devices as well.
realme has been currently been on a roll with smartphones launches in 2020, with realme X3 SuperZoom, X50 Pro, Narzo series hitting the markets with some affordable prices. realme devices are still not as developer-friendly as some other popular devices, due to various limitations. One common issue on realme X series devices is that the fingerprint doesn’t work on most custom ROMs. realme CMO, Francis Wang had confirmed the release of Android 10 based flashtool a couple of months ago. There have been some demands and now a petition has been filed by the users for the release of a proper flashtool.
realme has also released Kernel Sources for a lot of devices along with Bootloader Unlock access to some of these devices. The third-party development has been fairly good in comparison with some of the devices getting official support for ROMs. In yesteryear, they had conducted device seeding programs with XDA and sent devices to some of the developers to boost community support.
Despite all this, one grey area has been the availability of flashtool to clean flash the device. Previously they had a planned release of flashtool in 2019. It’s been almost year and there has been no development or news in this regard. Currently, users have to visit the service center to flash realme UI on their phone which will be free of charge, but they have changed this for newer devices to ‘Refer local warranty policy’.
To recall Flashtool is a mobile phone tool for Windows OS that allows advanced users to flash the stock ROM on to their Android devices. The tool is used by the Advanced users to unbrick their phones or flash stock ROM onto their phones and resolve the software related issues themselves. One significant development in this regard has been by Google where users can flash their phones directly from a web browser