[Updated] Micromax Canvas A1 getting Android 5.1 Lollipop update in India [Updated] Micromax Canvas A1 getting Android 5.1 Lollipop update in India
Google stated few weeks ago about the seeding of Android Lollipop update for Android One devices in India but lot of our readers reported... [Updated] Micromax Canvas A1 getting Android 5.1 Lollipop update in India

Updated on October 2nd, 2015: Android One devices will get Marshmallow update along with Nexus devices

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Updated on March 19, 2015 IST 11:30PM (GMT +5:30):

As we promised earlier, we did some work on grabbing latest news on Android 5.1 Lollipop update for Micromax Canvas A1 users. After found numerous reports, after having conversation with couple of Android One users who already got this LMY47O update, it seems, Google is rolling out updated OTA package for Canvas A1 users, which is carrying the build number LMY47O. Previously, it was LMY47I. This new build might be intended to fix the earlier memory leak bug and battery draining bug. Google is yet to announce official statement on this.

If you don’t want to wait until the OTA hits your device. Here we are providing OTA zip file but users need to be rooted to install the given file. Read the instructions in twice before going to do anything.

Download Stock LMY47O OTA zip (XDA)

Note: We are not responsible for any damage to your device since it involves a lot of risks. Don’t try this without having proper knowledge on rooting and we don’t encourage this kind of things, so we recommend everyone to wait for official OTA update. We are reporting this for those who cannot wait for official OTA update (Strictly).

Updated on March 14, 2015 IST 12:30PM (GMT +5.30):

An XDA Junior Member named Vyshnav Raj made available stock Android 5.1 Lollipop Nandroid backup ROM for all Android One users, the ROM was extracted from Karbonn Sparkle V, which is carrying similar build number (LMY47I) when you compare to what we reported earlier. It should work on other Android One devices (Indian models) according to other users reports on that thread. Some users already got this OTA update; that’s why, we have extracted build here to download, so this will hit your device very soon. Google is rolling out this update slowly to make sure update process is smooth.

Prerequisites:

  • Unlocked Bootloader
  • Rooted Stock Rom (optional)
  • Philz touch recovery
  • Stock 4.4.4
  • ANDROID ONE (any)

Here is the XDA thread

Note: We are not responsible for any damage to your device since it involves a lot of risks. Don’t try this without having proper knowledge on rooting and we don’t encourage this kind of things, so we recommend everyone to wait for official OTA update. We are reporting this for those who cannot wait for official OTA update (Strictly).

Updated on March 13, 2015 IST 12:00PM (GMT +5.30):

Some other guy using Canvas A1 also reporting about the update. Here is the screenshot. However, Wi-Fi recommended..!! Follow us on social media for more instant updates..!!

Micromax Canvas A1 Android 5.1 update notification

Update:

Some of our readers asked interesting question ??

Here is the answer:

We identified that the navigation buttons looks like Lollipop buttons in the screenshot, but We don’t think this is fake, we believe this is genuine, but the user may root his device and transformed his navigation bar with the help of xposed framework. One thing we should stress that after rooting also, users can get the official update until and unless they didn’t change on system files.

Old Article:

Google stated few weeks ago about the seeding of Android Lollipop update for Android One devices in India but lot of our readers reported that they cannot see any update notification so far. However, it is a gradual upgrade so it would take some time to hit. Despite waiting, we have exquisite news to share with Micromax Canvas A1 owners that they are reportedly getting Android 5.1 Lollipop update (See below image) directly by skipping 5.0 version. The information has been confirmed by some users in Android One development & discussion group.

Micromax Canvas A1 Android 5.1 update screen

As you guys can see, the update is already hitting devices in India. To let you know, Google was announced Android 5.1 Lollipop just a couple of days ago. You can check full features of Android 5.1 here. The update brings the build number LMY47I, and the update file size is 409.8MB. We recommend you to check for the update now, you may not see the update notification right now, but it should hit your device within a couple of days or weeks. This step by Google would eliminate waiting for future updates since this is the latest available Android version.

Micromax Canvas A1 Android 5.1 update screen 2

To check the update Go to Settings -> About Phone -> System updates -> Check now. Make sure, you have 80% or above battery life to get updated to the latest update. Don’t forget to share your opinion with us in a comment section below.

Thanks for the tip Ashiq;