As you know more and more smartphones have upgraded to Android7.0 OS, if you still use your old Android5.1 OS, it may be out of date,of course, if you adapt to the old OS and have no experience in upgrading your phone, you can give up. But we believe you would like to try the new fresh Android7.0 rom. Today, UMI official has released the firmware about UMI Super and UMI MAX Android7.0 OTA update.
Flash tool operation is recommended for experienced users only. Do not use it if you cannot understand the whole process!
UMI Super receives all updates automatically via FOTA method. You need this tool only in case of emergency (if you’ve bricked your phone), if you want to apply a clean install or if you want to clear all root access and custom recovery to make your phone able to receive FOTA updates again.
Always flash this ROM as ‘Firmware Upgrade’, not ‘Download Only’ if you are upgrading an Android 6.0 system!
Fast charging optimized
Rear LED flash light color optimized
Added ‘RAM’ and ‘Internal storage’ to Settings — About phone
‘S view cover setting’ removed from Settings
Notification light bug fixed
Stock Music app bug fixed
Minor bug in Navigation fixed
Known bug: Fast charging is still unstable
SP Flash Tool
Flashtool tutorials: guide
>>>>> ROM: 20170308_c239v55_kw_u1.rar <<<<< – Extract the .rar file before use. The scatter file (MT6755_Android_scatter.txt) is inside the extracted folder, together with the other elements
VCOM driver: Windows 10 already automatically can install it or you can use this: MTK_Driver_Auto_Installer_SP_Drivers_20160804.exe
Here’s an optional solution to start the flashing process on your UMI Super if the standard method doesn’t work.
It’s especially useful if your phone is bricked or is stuck in bootloop.
1. Connect your UMI Super to USB.
2. Start the flashing process with the Download button in the flasher app.
3. Press and keep pressed the power button of your phone until the flashing process starts (red bar appears at the bottom of the app window), then release it. In this process you have to keep the power button pressed for about 10 seconds.
4. Wait until the flashing process finishes.
OTA (recovery) update
Manual (local) OTA update method instructions
Copy the downloaded .zip file to either the internal memory or the SD card of your phone
Go to Settings –> About phone –> Wireless update
Tap the 3-dot menu button at the top right corner and select Local updates
Brows for the …update.zip file and select it
Tap Install now, comfirm the process with OK and wait until the process will be finished
Optional method (in case if the manual OTA update gets stuck): Install from recovery
You need a microSD card (with at least 4GB capacity) installed in your phone!
Copy the …update.zip file to your SD card
Press and hold the volume-up and power buttons together until your phone restarts. It needs about 10 seconds or a little bit less if your phone was already powered off.
When your phone is restarted, immediately release the power button but still hold the vol-up button until you see a lying android figure with an exclamation mark in red triangle on its tummy.
Press and hold the power and vol-up buttons (in this order) together, then release them to call the recovery menu. Now you can move with the volume buttons and select an item with the power button.
Move to ‘Apply update from SD card’ and select it.
On the next screen brows for the update file and select it. The updating process will start and needs a few minutes to be finished.
After a succcessful installation you can read the ”Install from sdcard complete” message and the recovery menu is available again.
Select ‘Reboot system now’. Alternatively you can perform a factory data reset here by choosing ‘Wipe data/factory reset’