Honor 4X Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update is now rolling out in India [Update: Download file now available] Honor 4X Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update is now rolling out in India [Update: Download file now available]
As promised earlier, Honor India is rolling out Android 5.1 Lollipop OTA update for Honor 4X. The major update brings typical Lollipop improvements and... Honor 4X Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update is now rolling out in India [Update: Download file now available]

As promised earlier, Honor India is rolling out Android 5.1 Lollipop OTA update for Honor 4X. The major update brings typical Lollipop improvements and refinements and also the Chinese company has tweaked its EMUI v.3.1 with some visual refinements, notifications, and others. To remind you, the company has already released Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update for Honor 4C, Honor 6 and Honor 6 Plus in the country. Find the full details below.

The update is rolling out to Honor 4X devices in India as an Over-The-Air update, but you can download and install it manually if you cannot wait for official OTA. We have provided the download links below. This major Android version will enable the Lock screen notifications, new Material design elements.

Also Read: Honor 6 Plus getting Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update in India based on EMUI 3.1

Honor 4X Android 5.1 Lollipop Update

However, users will not see any drastic visual difference since the build brings the EMUI 3.1 version to the top of the stock Android. Huawei claims significantly improved transition animations and better overall user experience after the update. The company also introduces new features called Hidden apps, which will allow users to hide the apps right on the home screen. The two finger swipe up will give the access to these hidden apps. There is an updated camera software to take better photos. We have extensively covered about Honor devices Android 5.1 Lollipop update features, you can find out full details here.

The firmware file is now available for download, which weighs around 1GB (Download it from here) (Link 2). We will highly recommend everyone to initiate the download via a stable high-speed internet connection. If you don’t want to wait to receive official OTA just like us, here is the method to follow to get updated to the latest version. Find out the full flashing guide end of this post.

Update 1: Due to the heavy demand on servers, the company removed the link from the official website. Stay tuned for more details.

Update 2: The company posted simple and hassle-free upgrade procedure for Android L on Honor 4X. Find out the procedure below.

Update 3: The company provided a direct download link of Honor 4X Android 5.1 Lollipop firmware based on EMUI 3.1 [Download it from here]. As usual, you can flash it manually by below method [Skip the Torrent file download steps].

If you are downloading the update on your PC:

  1. Download a “Torrent Client” here
  2. Install the “Torrent Client.”
  3. Once that is complete, click THIS LINK to download the torrent file with the honor 4X Android L update
  4. Open the file using your “Torrent Client” to initiate the download
  5. Once the download is completed, you can unRAR the update files and follow the details provided their to update to Android L!

If you are downloading the update on your Smartphone:

  1. Download a “Torrent Client App” from the Google Play Store here
  2. Install the “Torrent Client.”
  3. Once that is complete, click THIS LINK to download the torrent file with the honor 4X Android L update
  4. Open the file using your “Torrent Client” to initiate the download
  5. Once the download is completed, you can unRAR the update files and follow the details provided their to update to Android L!

Honor 4X android 5.1 Torrents download screen

After downloading the file:

  1. Extract the downloaded file. You will have UPDATE.APP under dload folder. Just Copy and paste the dload folder (including the UPDATE.APP) to the root of the microSD card. Check out the images below.
  2. Once you are done with copying, just navigate to Settings -> Update -> Menu -> Local Update. As soon as you are here, you should see the downloaded file as ‘Full Package: UPDATE.APP’. Otherwise, you could have done something wrong with the path. In that case, make sure you copied the dload folder root of the microSD card.
  3. Once you can see the file, just tap on that file, you will be prompted with Install option. Just select it and let your Honor 4X finish the update process.
  4. Once you are done with the above process, you will be greeted with latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with EMUI 3.1 on top.
  5. The above mentioned process known as Normal Upgrade. According to Huawei, Force Upgrade is also available, which is a bit tricky to do. However, we are certainly not interested in it since the Normal upgrade should work for 99.9% of the compatibility devices. Please check the device compatibility and firmware before going to ask further questions.

After the Lollipop Update:

Feel free to drop your queries in the comment section below if you face any problem during the installation. We will be happy to help you out. For more latest news click here.

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Also See: Huawei announced Android 6.0 Marshmallow devices list

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