Install Android 5.1 Lollipop OTA Update on Android One

There is a very good news for all Android One phone owners! You can download and install the official Android 5.1 Lollipop ROM on all Android One devices. You do not have to wait for the official OTA notification. You can immediately update using this guide.

Android One is the latest project from Google started on September 2014. Google aims to bring cheap and affordable yet feature-packed Android devices to developing countries including India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Indonesia, the Philippines and Sri Lanka.

All smartphones that come with Android One feature the MediaTek quad-core SoC. Some of the mot popular OEMs from Asia have started producing Android One devices including Micromax and Karbonn. These devices run on a stock version of Android and enjoy quick updates from Google.

Recently, “dkchalotra”, a member from XDA Forums has managed to backup and release the official Android 5.1 Lollipop ROM for all devices mentioned above. The ROM is the official variant of the firmware and can be installed on all devices running on this platform.

Follow the guide below if your device haven’t received the OTA update notification and you cannot wait to enjoy the latest version.

How To Flash Android 5.1 Lollipop ROM on Android One


As always, there are a few things you need to take care of before installing a new version of Android. Make sure that your phone is charged enough to not turn off during the process. You need to have Philz custom recovery to install the ROM.

Download Android 5.1 Lollipop ROM: Lollipop (source)

The ROM is 418 MB big in size so make sure to have some free space left on your phone.

Updating to Android 5.1 Lollipop

  1. Turn your phone off and boot to Philz recovery.
  2. Select wipe data to make a factory reset.
  3. Go to “Advanced Restore” and select restore /system and /boot.

Enjoy the new ROM experience on your phone including Spice Dream UNO, Karbonn Sparkle V and Micromax Canvas A1 For any questions, do not hesitate to ask below.


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