Micromax's subsidiary YU Televentures Ltd announced on 17 April that the company has released the much-awaited Cyanogen OS 12 (Android v5.0.2 Lollipop) to flagship smartphone Yureka via OTA (Over-The-Air) in India.
How to Install Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update on YU Yureka smartphones via OTA [Over-The-Air]:
If YU Yureka owners are getting the update notifications, then select - "Yes, I'm in" option >> then, after downloading, select >> "Install now." The phone will restart automatically and the OS will be updated to the new version.
We like to remind our readers that the roll-out process is carried out in phases, so it will take some time, probably by this weekend to reach all corners of the country. Until then, users can also check manually on the smartphone by going to – 'Settings' >> 'About phone' >> 'System update' >> 'Check Now';
Yureka device owners, who are impatient to wait for the new update, can install the OTA software manually. The company has released firmware on the official forum to those tech savvy who know how to flash firmware directly on the phone.
[Disclaimer: This procedure is very technical and should be performed by a person with sound knowledge of manual software installation of Android devices. If the installation process is not followed properly, there are chances of the device getting bricked or may even lead to the device being permanently irreparable. International Business Times, India Edition cannot be held responsible for any damage or claims from readers if the procedure does not yield the required results or if devices get bricked. Hence users are advised to proceed with caution or just wait for a day or two to install new software with very less effort via OTA].
Prerequisites (Things to remember before installing the Custom ROM):
- Make sure the device is rooted before going forward for custom ROM installation.
[Read more: How to unlock Yureka bootloader and also how to root the device and install Recovery/ Alternate link, courtesy XDA Developers Forum]
- This new Cyanogen OS 12 (Android 5.0.2 Lollipop) firmware build-number, 12.0YNG1TAS0W0, has to be installed on the YU Yureka (AO5510) model only ; if tried on other devices, it might get bricked [To check your device model: Go to Settings >> About phone >> model number]
- Installation of custom ROM requires clearing of memory in the smartphone, so make sure to back all the data by installing Clockwork Mod (CWM) Recovery/ TWRP in the smartphone.
- Users make sure you have installed USB drivers on the PC, or else your smartphone (Yureka) will not be recognised by the computer.
- Make sure your device has more than 80 percent battery, or else there is a chance of smartphone getting temporarily bricked if the installation process is interrupted mid-way.
About Cyanogen OS 12 (Android 5.0.2 Lollipop):
The new Cyanogen OS 12 is around 646 MB in size and brings all the new features of Lollipop such as material design elements of visual, motion, interaction design, and graphic animation.
In addition to these features, Cyanogen, for the first time has integrated new email app powered by Boxer. It brings multiple account support, exchange support and canned responses for quick replies. Other customisations include sound alerts (bells or whistles), option to select different LED colour display for email notifications and many more.
Cyanogen OS 12 (Android 5.0.2 Lollipop) OTA Download Links [more info on Where to download OTA Links, HERE]:
Fastboot flashable image: http://builds.cyngn.com/cyanogen-os/...d-fastboot.zip
Boot Debuggable image: http://builds.cyngn.com/cyanogen-os/...debuggable.img
Tutorial: Step-by-step installation procedure of OmniROM [Un-0fficial] Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Custom ROM on YU Yureka model-
Step 1: After downloading Cyanogen OS 12 [official] Android 5.0.2 Lollipop ROM in to your PC, connect Yureka to PC via USB cord.
Step 2: Then, place Cyanogen OS 12 ROM zip file into the phone's memory (root-folder only).
[Note: Before users' begin installing the custom software, be sure that the device must be rooted and has installed ClockworkMod Recovery/TWRP tool.]
Step 3: Now, turn off the device and disconnect from the PC.
Step 4: Then perform the regular Recovery Mode sortie by press holding – 'Volume Up + Volume Down + Power'- buttons.
Step 5: After entering the RECOVERY mode, clear the phone memory, by selecting 'wipe data/factory reset'
[Note: use 'Volume' keys to navigate and 'Power' button to select options, while operating under Recovery Mode]
Step 6: Now, clear the cache memory by choosing 'wipe cache partition'
Step 7: Then to go back to ClockworkMod recovery, and select 'advanced' and tap 'wipe dalvik cache' [Note: This step is optional, but many recommend this procedure so that user will not face boot loops or any other errors in the middle of custom ROM installation]
Step 8: Again come back to main recovery screen and then tap 'install zip from SD card'
Step 9: Then tap 'choose zip from sdcard' and go to software ROM .zip file in SD card and enter the installation process. [Note: use 'Volume' keys to navigate and 'Power' button to select options]
Step 10: Once done with the installation process, navigate to '+++++Go Back+++++' and re-start the device by opting 'reboot system now' seen in the recovery menu.
Now, your device (Yureka) will take a few minutes to complete the booting process.
Users then head to Settings >> select About phone to confirm the installation of Cyanogen OS 12 (Android 5.0.2 Lollipop) ROM.