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Upgrade Infinix Hot X551 From Android Kitkat To 5.1 Lollipop OS – Here’s How To

Few days back, we wrote a quite detailed hands-on review of the android 5.1 lollipop OS on infinix hot note X551. That went viral as the brand had to share the post on her Facebook and Twitter pages. Ever since then, I have constantly been getting comments and mails in regards how to upgrade from android 4.4 kikat to android 5.1 lollipop on infinix hot note x551.
To be candid, the process is quite simple and easy. The basic thing is getting an idea on how the whole process works. Off-late, we have been doing a lot of experiment with out unit. At a point, the device got bricked. Not just bricked, hard bricked. Luckily, we were able to fix it and we shared the tutorial on how to. Judging by the comments, the tutorial has helped a lot of people so here’s more.

Upgrading Infinix Hot Note x551 From Android KitKat To 5.1 Lollipop
Here, we’d like to share tutorial on how to upgrade your infinix hot note x551 to lollipop OS. Please note that we are strictly based on the hot note device here (not Hot Note Pro). However, hot note pro users can follow same procedure but do not use same ROM file(It will brick the phone). You will have to download the particular ROM for your device. We have also been able to upgrade infinix Zero 2 x509 from Android KitKat to 5.1 lollipop and we will be sharing a tutorial on that very soon.

  • A computer running windows OS. In our case, we have used windows 7 and windows 10.
  • A good USB cable. Preferably the same USB cord that comes with the phone.
  • Infinix Hot Note X551 Lollipop ROM file. Download Here. Extract to a folder on your computer after downloading.
  • VCOM Drivers Installed on your computer. You can read here for the files and how to install.
  • SP Flashtool downloaded. Please see this post for a detailed illustration on how to go about that.

If you have got all of those things in place, then let’s get started.
==> Make sure your infinix hot note x551 is fully functional and you have successfully installed the VCOM drivers on your computer. If you have got files on the phone, i would advise you make a backup first because following this tutorial will wipe all content on the phone except the pre-installed apps.
==> Navigate to the folder where you extracted the SP Flash Tool into, right click on the Flash_tool.exe file and choose to run as administrator.
==> When the program completely loads up, click on scatter-loading and navigate into the folder where you had extracted the infinix hot note x551 lollipop ROM files into. Choose the scatter file(MT6592_Android_scatter.txt) and wait till it completely loads up on the SP flash tool program.
==> Look properly under the scatter-loading file, you’d see a download Only option. Change it to Firmware Upgrade as indicated in the screenshot below. READ MORE HERE

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