Install/ Update Lenovo A6000/ Plus to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Custom ROM Firmware
If you were waiting for the arrival of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on your Lenovo A6000/ Plus, then here is a good news. Those who were wondering to install the latest AOKP Custom ROM Firmware on your device, can now rejoice as they can flash the latest software on their device.
Though Lenovo has officially not released the Android 6.0 Marshmallow Stock ROM for this device, but you can flash the AOKP Custom Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and Lenovo Vibe UI Custom Skin for the Lenovo A6000/ Plus. The Android 7.0 Nougat is latest, and predecessor to the about to be released, Android 8.0 O software. The Official Nougat Firmware comes with the various Bug fixes, Security patches, and improve overall stability of the device.
So, if you own a Lenovo A6000/ Plus, you can install the latest update for your device, which comes with <buildnumber>, and is based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The update often aims to increase system stability and increase the performance of the device, as well as adding new features.
Lenovo A6000/ Plus AOKP Custom ROM Features:
Custom Toggles: Create custom toggle, apart from the changing the way how toggles are displayed by-default.
LED Control: Full control over the LED notifications, enables customization to notify the users at a glance.
Navigation Ring: Adds up to 5 custom actions of applications to the navigation ring, making it fast to access.
Ribbon: Enables the system-wide customized application shortcuts or actions, using the swipe gestures.
The Lenovo A6000/ Plus is powered with a 5-inch display, and runs on the Android 4.4 Kitkat out of the box, which can be upgraded to newest version using various ROMs. The A6000’s display has 720x1280pixels HD resolution with 294ppi, while powered with a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 quad-core processor, coupled with a 1GB of RAM. The camera has a 8 megapixels sensor for rear camera, and 2 megapixels for front camera. The smartphone runs on Vibe UI, on the top of Android AOKP Custom firmware. Both of the device models comes with 16GB internal storage, whereas the A6000 Plus has 2GB RAM, compared to 1GB in A6000. Rest of the specifications remained same, apart from the 4G LTE support, VibeUI 2.0, and Lenovo DoIT Apps including ShareIT. The phone weighs 128 grams.
In the below guide, we will be guiding you step by step process to flash/ install latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Lenovo A6000/ Plus. The download link for this AOKP Custom ROM has been added to the pre-requisite section. You can simply flash the AOKP Custom Firmware .zip or .img file manually through SP Flash Tools, if you have not received it through the OTA update.
Android Version: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
UI Version: Lenovo Vibe UI
Firmware Versions: AOKP Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Model: Lenovo A6000/ Plus
Release Date: July
Android security patch level: June/July
Status: – Official
Disclaimer: AndroidWeblog.com covers although everything in a very neat and a processed manner so that our readers get exactly what they want, still there are meager chances of basic issues that may arise out of the listed steps here. Hence it is in sole interest of the user to follow the steps very cautiously so as to stay away from any mishappenings with your device.
Updating or flashing the AOKP Custom ROM firmware or Custom ROM firmware updates certainly without any doubt comes with risk to brick device. If you brick the device, while upgrading the firmware of your smartphone, then kindly be in touch with the Official Service center of Lenovo near your location. AndroidWeblog.com in no way will be held responsible for warranty void or your bricked device.
Ensure to check your model number, which must be:
- Lenovo A6000/ Plus
You must have to ensure that prior to rooting your phone , you have read thoroughly the disclaimer and you agree to proceed further on your risk.
- Phone Should be Charged
Your phone must be 70% charged atleast else, it may lead to complications sometimes while experimenting. Why to take risk, try to charge it fully.
- Back Up
If you are either going to root your phone or install a Custom ROM, it is a good habit to make a back up of your phone. Make a back up of all your media like images, videos and all on your PC and your contacts on Cloud.
- Enable USB Debugging
You must enable USB debugging option by going in to Settings, Applications and Developer options.
Downloads For Updating Lenovo A6000/ Plus
Download MediaTek USB VCOM Drivers here (MT6xxx_USB_VCOM_drivers. zip)
Download Latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow AOKP Custom ROM for Lenovo A6000/ Plus from here (Login required)
Download Latest version of SPFlash Tool for Windows here.
How to Manually update Lenovo A6000/ Plus to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Custom ROM Firmware
Step 1: Begin with downloading all the files mentioned above in the prerequisite section.
Step 2: Browse through the files downloaded, and then Right click on the zipped file MT6xxx_USB_VCOM_drivers. zip and extract the same. Then navigate to the extracted folder and then click on the file InstallDriver. exe. This will install the Preloader VCOM in your system.
Step 3: Assuming that you have downloaded SP FlashTool (Win) from the provided link above, Then simply click and extract the archive. Then, browse and run the file flash_tool. exe
Step 4: Once the SP Flash Tools opens up, you will see the tabs like ‘Welcome’, ‘Format’, ‘Download’, ‘Readback’ and ‘Memory Test’. Just click on ‘Download Tab’ to select the same.
Step 5: Now, at this stage, on the Download Tab, you will notice the options ‘Download Agent’ with folder icon right next to the file path, as well as ‘Scatter-loading’ underneath. Just click on the folder ‘Download Agent’ and navigate to the folder of Flash Tool and then open the folder SP_MDT, and click on MTK_AllInOneDA.bin file.
Step 6: Now, click on the Scatter-loading button, and find the Scatter File from the downloaded AOKP Custom Firmware zip file, which you have downloaded. The name of the file should look like MTxxxx_Android_scatter.txt [XXXX Stands for Chipset/ processor number of MediaTek i.e. 6753 etc.].
Step 7: After selecting and loading the MTxxxx_Android_scatter.txt file under ‘Scatter-loading file’, simply click the ‘Download’ button.
Step 8: Now, remove the battery of your device, if it is removable, and re-insert again. You should connect the phone to computer in Download Mode only. To do the same, just hold down the Volume Down+Volume Up buttons simultaneously, and then connect the device to computer via USB Cable. Make sure that Volume Down+Volume Up buttons are pressed until the device is detected by PC.
Step 10: Now, hook up/ connect your Lenovo A6000/ Plus to the computer via USB slot. Connecting your smartphone will begin the flashing process automatically, and it requires simply a few seconds to complete.
Step 7: At this point of the latest AOKP Custom Firmware on your Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow device has been flashed. Now, you may disconnect the device from computer. You will see the message with ‘Green Check mark’ with ‘Download OK’ message.
Step 8: Now, you may disconnect phone from computer, and also close the ‘SP Flash Tool’, and turn on the phone, and enjoy the latest firmware.
Congratulations, you have successfully flashed Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on your Lenovo A6000/ Plus device. If you faced any issue while flashing, then do not hesitate to let’s know in the comments section below.