Infinix Hot 4 (X557) gets Android 7 (Nougat) update, here’s how you can update yours using Tcard or SP Flash Tool

The Infinix Hot 4 (X557) has received an Android 7.0 (Nougat) update. If you wish to update your Hot 4 from Marshmallow (Android 6) to Nougat (Android 7) then here’s a checklist before you go ahead:

  1. Check your phone’s current Build Number under Settings > About > Build Number and write it somewhere safe; you might need it later
  2. If you have rooted your Infinix Hot 4 then ensure to unroot your Infinix Hot 4 because installing an OTA update zip on a rooted phone could brick it. This however doesn’t apply if you’re updating via SP Flash Tool
  3. If your Infinix Hot 4 is running on a custom recovery then ensure to flash back the stock recovery
  4. If you can’t find the Infinix Hot 4 firmware for your Build Number then it would be wise to dump your firmware in scatter format using Miracle Box so you can easily rollback to your previous firmware / build incase the update is buggy or not fully compatible with your build

How to update the Infinix Hot 4 (X557) using Tcard

Updating your Hot 4 via Tcard requires that you first download the Infinix Hot 4 (X557) Nougat Tcard zip (X557-H807A1D1-N_Tcard_update_170426V18). Once done:

  • Copy the Tcard zip to both the phone storage and SD card
  • Boot the Infinix Hot 4 into recovery mode
  • In stock recovery, you use Volume buttons to navigate and Power button to select
  • Tap Apply update from SD card
  • Navigate to the Tcard update zip and select it
  • If prompted, tap Yes to confirm
  • Reboot the phone

How to update the Infinix Hot 4 (X557) using SP Flash Tool

To update your Infinix Hot 4 to Nougat using SP Flash Tool, download the Infinix Hot 4 (X557) Nougat SP Flash Tool update (X557-H807A1D1-N-170426V18) then flash it using SP Flash Tool.

Help! My Infinix Hot 4 is bricked! It got stuck in recovery mode after I installed the OTA update, what do I do?

Its quite possible your Infinix Hot 4 was rooted before you installed the OTA update. You simply need to flash back your stock system.img. See this guide on how to fix an MTK Android phone bricked after an OTA update