Install Official Android 5.1 OTA Update Manually on Android One Devices

Android 5.1 Lollipop update for Indian Android One devices has confirmed and will receive the OTA (over the air) update soon on your device. Users who cannot wait for Google to officially release the Android 5.1 OTA update can install the update manually on their Android One phones such as Spice Dream UNO, Karbonn Sparkle V, Micromax Canvas A1.

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Captured by an XDA contributor ghpranav, this official Android 5.1 Lollipop OTA update (build LMY47O) is meant for Micromax Canvas A1and can be installed via stock or custom recovery. Users of Karbonn Sparkle V and Spice Dream Uno phones need to make small changes in the build.prop file. Read on to know how to install official Android 5.1 OTA update manually.

Besides the Lollipop features, this new Android 5.1 update will fix many bugs found in the previous build, such as memory leak issues, battery issues, sudden app closing without warning issue and bring several performance improvements to the phone.

Because this is an official OTA, you do not need to factory reset your device for installing this Android 5.1 Lollipop OTA update. Therefore, you will not lose your data while flashing this new firmware. Also, you will get the official updates from Google in future.

WARNING: Follow the instruction at your own risk. We will not be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components. The procedure is recommended for technically talented users only.

Install Official Android 5.1 Lollipop OTA Update Manually on Android One Devices

Before you start flashing the firmware, make sure that your device is running on the stock ROM. However, you can install it on a rooted or non-rooted and custom recovery installed phone.

1. Downloads Android 5.1 Lollipop OTA Zip file for Micromax Canvas A1 [HERE], Karbonn Sparkle V [HERE] and Spice Dream UNO [HERE]

2. Copy the downloaded firmware zip file to your phone memory

3. Boot your phone into recovery mode. To do so, power off your phone, then press the Power and Volume up buttons at the same time. Now, select recovery mode, you will see a dead Android with exclamation mark and “No Command” written below it. Hold Power, then tap Volume up (follow the order properly) and leave it.

4. In recovery menu, select install zip from SD card option, go to the directory where the OTA Zip file is stored, select it and flash.

5. Once the update process is completed, reboot your phone.

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Enjoy Android 5.1 Lollipop on your Android One. (Source – XDA)

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.

50 Comments

  1. Akash Karande

    Dec 1, 2016 at 9:47 am

    I have Lenovo S660 with android version 4.4.2 please send me a link to update it to Lollipop

  2. Prince Singh

    Nov 13, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    How to update my MMX canvas104 manually KitKat 4.4.2 to lollipop 5.1 reply fast plzzzz

    Plzzzz

  3. yohan beldale

    Oct 25, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    how to updat karbon k9 smart phone to lollypop. it is having 4.4.2 kitkat.

  4. Nandhu

    Oct 6, 2016 at 7:27 am

    How to install twrp recovery in canvas a1

  5. Riya

    Aug 20, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    Karbonn titanium s5 ultra ka zip file ki link do plzzz sir

    • Kannan

      Aug 22, 2016 at 8:40 am

      Karbonn Titanium is not a Android One device

  6. Amit

    Jul 11, 2016 at 11:26 am

    I have spice 516 which zip folder should i download for marshmallow

  7. fdk

    May 13, 2016 at 11:48 am

    I have Karbonn mach 2 plz sand me link to download 5.0

  8. Mahendar

    May 1, 2016 at 9:56 am

    I am using karbonn auro 9 smart phone
    Please send the recovery file like twrp & cwm

  9. Arnav Mathur

    Apr 10, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Hey, i just downloaded the update for Spice Dream Uno. But the file is not showing in recovery mode. Please reply ASAP.

  10. shashi

    Apr 3, 2016 at 8:11 am

    I have Micromax a190 .please send the download link to android 5.0

  11. tapas

    Mar 16, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    how can i install custom rom in karbonn titanium machone

  12. solo

    Mar 6, 2016 at 7:04 am

    thanks a lot .. and any news about cm for HTC e8 dual SIM Indian.

  13. solo

    Mar 5, 2016 at 11:48 am

    can u plz help me to get spice xlife 5+ same type zip file ..

    • Kannan

      Mar 5, 2016 at 4:30 pm

      We will let you know when it is available

  14. solo

    Mar 3, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    can I use spice dream uno file in spice xlife m5+

    • Kannan

      Mar 4, 2016 at 8:09 am

      No, it will not work with Spice xlife m5+

  15. MADAN MOHAN SARKAR

    Mar 3, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    Give me a link to upgrade KitKat to lollipop my Karbonn aura(v100)

  16. ramesh chawre

    Mar 2, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    my mobile is comopletely dead.canvas a1 is mobile.how install lollipop on it with the help of pc.

  17. MKA

    Feb 20, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Please release Lollipop ota for Micromax A290

  18. praveen malik

    Feb 11, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    sir mera karbonn titanium s5 ultra Phone h ye kit ket version h ise lolipop me kese kru

  19. ganesh

    Feb 2, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    i have fly f45 s so plz give the link of 5.1 update plzz help

    • Kannan

      Feb 2, 2016 at 8:03 pm

      Fly F45 isn’t a Android One device?

  20. sk jiyarul

    Jan 6, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    karbonn machone titanium s310 kit kat into lollipop version update

  21. sk jiyarul

    Jan 5, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    please please .Karbonn machone titanium s310 kit kat into lollipop version update

  22. Aravindh

    Jan 3, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    Hi,,,is any there update for my karbon titanium mach five??????????????????????

    • lavi

      Jan 5, 2016 at 9:14 am

      how can be installed lolipop versions for intex aqua star 2 hd plz reply

  23. jagadeesh

    Jan 2, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    is it works on karbonn sparkle v android one

    • Kannan

      Jan 3, 2016 at 9:39 am

      Yes, you should download the correct firmware for your Sparkle V (see previous comments)

  24. Samuel

    Dec 12, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Should i use it in karbon machone ?????

    • Kannan

      Dec 13, 2015 at 7:35 pm

      No – only on Android one (first gen) devices

  25. MUBASHIR

    Oct 21, 2015 at 9:47 am

    I ALSO DELEATED MY INBUILT APPS IF I WILL INSTALL A NEW ROM WILL IT BRING THEM BACK

  26. MUBASHIR

    Oct 21, 2015 at 9:37 am

    CAN I USE THIS IN KARBOON MACHONE

  27. Samrat Ji

    Oct 6, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Sir can u give me reply about this 5.1 lollipop version update????
    I want to say that if I update it in my canvas a1 then may it harms my mobile or not??
    Reply me soon…… Plzz

    • Kannan

      Oct 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm

      It won’t, but requires some technical knowledge on flashing firmware on Android.

  28. hardik

    Aug 31, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    can i use micromax canvas a1 file to micromax canvas a114

    • Kannan

      Sep 2, 2015 at 5:43 pm

      You can not use

  29. girish kamath

    Aug 26, 2015 at 11:44 am

    i got a new android system update after 5.1.1 with a 18mb size , whenever i try to do it the update crashes , i tried it almost 30 times , plz help me….

  30. Aakash

    Aug 17, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    How to do it on Karbonn A9+ plzzzz tell

  31. Mateen

    Jul 4, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    plz give me zip file lollipop 5.0 for karbonn machone

  32. Dinesh arron

    Jun 24, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    Hey frnds is this zip file work on my xolo q2000 or how can i change jellybean version into lollipop version give a best suggestion frnds

  33. san

    Apr 6, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    Everything worked out fine No glitches Thank you Kannan Installed from zip using Philz Recovery Thanks again

  34. Mahesh Lingsugur

    Mar 31, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Hey Kannan… Seems there is a stability patch OTA: LMY471 of 4.7 MB, on top of 470.
    You may find info on micromaxtalkies. Please share if you get hands on it.

    Also, any possibilities for YU’s lollipop?

    Yeah, I know, I’m too much greedy 😀

    I will keep an eye on your blogs now on 🙂

    Keep up the good work!

  35. Mahesh Lingsugur

    Mar 28, 2015 at 12:56 am

    I was on rooted Micromax A1, with Philz recovery. Obviously OTA failed and all I did is downloaded the OTA file you shared above and installed the zip manually using Philz recovery. Worked like a charm, and I’m on rooted 5.1!!

    I was looking for unrooting, flashing stock recovery, update OTA and then root again. You saved me from a lot of headache!

    Thanks Kannan!! Keep up the good work..

    • SarfaraZ

      Mar 29, 2015 at 8:24 pm

      I am trying to update my Micromax A1 .
      I have downloaded the zip file on sd card
      I am trying to flash and install the file. bt there is showing
      ” Signature authenticity failed / Wrong footer”

      • Kannan

        Mar 30, 2015 at 12:14 pm

        Ensure you are using OTA update zip file. Firmware file will not work in this method

  36. uk pathak

    Mar 27, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Well. It working on my dream uno. But I know it is not the final released update Build no: LMY471. so it hase tiny bugs. It need a patch to be as final released Build no: LMY471. So please proud the patch link also.

  37. XMD

    Mar 25, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Worked like charm. thanks for the OTA update links. updates many android one devices of Spice, Karbonn and Micromax without any issue.

  38. Himanshu Gargas

    Mar 22, 2015 at 9:29 am

    ERROR…!! Please think twice before updating.I got WIFI MAC ADDRESS CHANGE error AFTER EVERY REBOOT :'(

    • r sukla

      Mar 23, 2015 at 3:25 pm

      when installing it shows error E:/tmp/package.zip status 0 installation aborted how to flash it in spice dream uno.. stock rom and stock recovery installed.

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