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

  • thinesh

    Honor 4x in sri Lanka?????????

  • thinesh

    Lollipops update in honor 4x my country srilanka

  • Ram DG

    I downloaded the file and try to install but it fails after 6% of installation please someone help me how to install

    • G Ganesh

      don’t down load why mean all mobil are stucked due to update

  • olida

    when will be update for version CHE2-UL00?

  • shivanshu kumar

    Torrent stuck at 69 percent plz help

  • Deepak Dhoundiyal

    I have followed the procedure step by step, but when i try to install the update it says software installation has been failed. Please advice…

  • bharath

    How to install lollipop version please help me??

  • Demon

    I downloaded the Update on my mobile and my mobile is stuck on the opening window during the reboot since 3 hours ,any suggestions

    • prats

      same here the screen is in’t going ahead

    • Kaushal Chintawar

      same problem meee too
      has problem fixed

    • Balakrishna Ravipati

      Same problem here cell 9490190429

  • Balakrishna Ravipati

    Same problem to me also after latest update for honor 4x struck on the openining window. Please give suggestion cell 9490190429

  • ankit

    after manually update my phone is freez at start logo what to do next help

  • krraju

    Hello, I received the automatic update and the installation was also successful but I’m stuck in the boot screen after the restart.
    Please suggest what to do next…

    • Sapna Rajput

      I got same problem.

    • Saurabh savla

      SAME PROB

  • Ravi Sharma

    Hey Naveen,
    During update, my mobile got stuck at welcome screen. How to bring it back to working state?

    • WhatsOnTech

      Hi Ravi, you can use Volume Down (or) Up buttons along with Power Key to boot into recovery mode.

      • Ravi Sharma

        Thanks for the reply. I have done that and a white screen opens which says “Mobile is locked”
        Any way to hard reset it?

      • G Ganesh

        how tell me

      • Srini

        If you know the solution please help us

  • Balakrishna Ravipati

    Dear Naveen it is also not working. Even if we switch off the phone it is getting automatically rebooting and sticking at welcome screen. I have mailed the problem to Honor rescue team also but there is no response from them till now. But over the chat they have asked me to contact service center. This is for information of all the suffered.

  • sai giridhar

    After EMUI update, my honor 4x phone stuck on honor logo upon restarting. Please help.

  • G Ganesh

    my is stuck due to lalipop update ple help me any suggestion

  • G Ganesh

    sorry my mobile is stuck after update my phone still on ple help me guys

  • yogeswaran

    After EMUI update, my honor 4x phone stuck on honor logo. Please help

  • Srini

    me too same problem, Please help someone

  • WhatsOnTech

    Try this..

    Force Upgrade

    Step 1. Format the Micro SD card (This operation is optional).

    Step 2. Copy the Software: main package to a directory named dload.

    Step 3. Copy the entire dload folder (with UPDATE.APP in it) to the root directory of the Micro SD card.

    Step 4. Make sure your handset is power off. Insert the Micro SD card into the handset. Press the VOLUME UP and VOLUME DOWN key, and then press the POWER key to power on the phone and enter the Software Upgrade Mode.

    Step 5. When the progress bar stops, the phone will automatically power OFF.

    Build number By step: Settings->About phone->Build number, to check the version is correct or not.

    Software update will take time duration of 15-20 Mins and after that application will start optimizing after the application optimization you will be able to use the handset.

  • Junaid

    I also faced the same issue even thou i got an auto update (OTA), i chatted with thr tech team thinking they will rectify but to no avail… Finally i downloaded the software in my PC using torrent as per the links given in this forum and transferred the dload folder in my sdcard thru card reader and switched off the mobile and inserted the sd card in my phone and installed the lollipop update as per the force upgrade… Guys force upgrade is very easy and fast. Try it dont panic. Thanks

  • Junaid

    Thanks Naveen for this post, it really helped me to restart my phone.

    I also faced the same issue even thou i got an auto update (OTA), i chatted with thr tech team thinking they will rectify but to no avail… Finally i downloaded the software in my PC using torrent as per the links given in this forum and transferred the dload folder in my sdcard thru card reader and switched off the mobile and inserted the sd card in my phone and installed the lollipop update as per the force upgrade… Guys force upgrade is very easy and fast. Try it dont panic. Thanks

  • Sara

    Hi All,
    I received an update via OTG. But, I haven’t installed it. Nw the current version is 4.4.4. But nowadays the battery is draining too fast. Fast in the sense, when charge it to 98% at night, morning I cud see it is 9 %. Why this s happening ? Can anybody help me out. I tried disabling all the power consuming apps. Still it continues. ANy force update wud ve happened ?

    • ragul

      if this is due to phone heat then u can try formatting the internal storage.. and leaving sd card some space.. my phone gets heat and battery drains due to storage problem.. try it

      • Hiren Patel

        SAME problem here, i also tried formatting method it recurring.

  • Nidesh Mathur

    i didnt find screen shot icon in settings menu for my phone can anyone guide me for the same to locate it

  • Praveen

    is lolipop update working properly??

  • shain

    honor 4x marshmallow update failed kyun dikha raha hai bhai….3din phele lolipop update kiya tha…lakin marshmallow update kyun nahi ho raha