Nexus phones are not the only devices to receive the official Marshmallow update. Low-cost budget phones from the Android One line are in the next batch of Google Marshmallow update frenzy. Even though Android One phones do not have the latest and fastest hardware in the market, they have direct support from Google, so it is not a surprise to see that the Marshmallow update is already out.
We have some good news for all Android One owners. Not only you can update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, you can also root and install SuperSU. So you not only enjoy the latest Android version, but you get full advantage of it by enabling root and enhancing the system.
The way to update to Marshmallow on Android One is by downloading OTA files and manually flashing through stock recovery. So here’s how to do it.
How to install Marshmallow on Android One Sprout4 & Root SuperSU
- Spice Dream Uno | signed-sprout-myphone-uno-MRA58M-from-LMY48M.zip | Download
- Karbonn Sparkle V | signed-sprout-karbonn-ota-2280749-omit-oem.zip | Download
- Micromax Canvas A1 (AQ4501) | signed-sprout-mmx-MRA58M-from-LMY48M.zip | Download
Download the OTA zip file and move it to your phone’s storage. You need to be on a stock ROM with a stock recovery. Turn the phone off and boot into recovery mode. Select ‘Install update from SD Card’. Navigate to the folder where the OTA zip file is located and select it. The update will soon be installed.
How to root
Note: You need a custom recovery installed.
Download both files and move them to your phone. Turn the phone off and boot into recovery mode. There, wipe cache and dalvik cache. Go to ‘Install’ and choose the Zeus Kernel file to flash. Then do the same thing with SuperSU. Once you have flashed both of them, reboot your phone.
Your Android One device will be running on the latest rooted Android 6.0 Marshmallow firmware build.