How to upgrade Infinix Hot 2 X510 to Android 6 Marshmallow

how to upgrade infinix hot 2 x510 to Marshmallow

Infinix has released Marshmallow (Android 6) for the Infinix Hot 2 (X510) . This update requires the phone to be running on stock ROM (not rooted) and also on stock recovery. Reverting the phone to unrooted state (stock ROM) and stock recovery isn’t difficult but the challenge most people have with the Infinix X510 is booting this phone into stock recovery since Volume up + Power and ADB don’t work. In this guide, We’ll be showing you how to bypass these restrictions and successfully upgrade your Infinix Hot 2 X510 to Marshmallow.

* Note: Ensure your phone’s battery is over 50% before you proceed

Is the Marshmallow update meant for the X510 1GB or 2GB RAM version?

It is meant for both variants.

How do I upgrade the Infinix Hot 2 X510 to Android 6 (Marshmallow)?

There are two methods you could use:

Method A: OTA update

  • Ensure the phone is not rooted and is running on stock recovery (see the procedure on how to return to stock ROM below)
  • On the phone, navigate to Settings > About > System updates > Tap Check for update
  • Download and install all the OTA updates you get till the Marshmallow update pops up
  • Wait till the update is downloaded, it should be about 640MB
  • Tap Restart & Install
  • The phone should reboot into recovery, update then reboot normally

how to do an OTA update on Infinix X510 Hot 2 Mediatek Android

Note that the update is currently rolling out and might not be available for your device as at the time of this publication.

Method B: Manual (stock recovery)

adb devices
adb reboot recovery

  • You should now see an Android icon on the phone with No Command written
  • First press the Power button then the Volume up button and release both at the same time
  • You should now be in Stock recovery
  • In stock recovery, you use the Volume up button to navigate up, Volume down button to navigate down and Power button to select
  • While in stock recovery, tap Apply update from SD card
  • Navigate to the location of the OTA zip and select it
  • Wait till flashing is complete (takes quite some time so don’t interrupt)
  • Tap Reboot system now to reboot the phone
  • Once the phone boots up completely, navigate to Settings > About to confirm that the Infinix Hot 2 X510 phone has been successfully upgraded to Marshmallow (Android 6).

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