Coolpad releasing Coolui based on Android 5.0 for Coolpad F1 and F2


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Are you one of the savvy buyer who picked up the Coolpad F1 or F2? If so you have some great Lollipop news on the way but you have a long wait.

Coolpad have released a time schedule for the release of their next Android update, which will see the device updated to Coolui 6.0.

The first updates will roll out in February for the F1 and F2 and will bring Coolui 6.0 based on Android 4.4 Kitkat. Not all the versions will get the Kitkat update, but they will all get Android 5.0 Lollipop eventually.

Looking over the update release we see that all versions of the Coolpad F1 and F2 with the first Lollipop roll out in March, however some owners will need to wait until July before they see the current version of Android on their phones.

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32 Comments

  1. Rob
    January 24, 2015

    Nice to see a Chinese manufacturer actually showing ‘willing’ and updating their devices. I think ROM updates are the final piece of the puzzle for China phones to make them more appealing, and although it will be a long wait for some at least it is coming!

    • Airyl
      January 24, 2015

      I agree. Now that some manufacturers are readily updating their devices, the phone wars are only going to get more exciting.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        January 24, 2015

        and MOAR profitable!

  2. Miguel
    January 24, 2015

    Nice ! I’m a lucky F1 W owner and hopefully this will be a reality ! Still to know is if some of the AOSP rom’s will be able to be ported to 5.0.
    Currently this brings a big change of about 5000 points in Antutu’s performance marks.

  3. Simon
    January 24, 2015

    Sounds really good.

  4. Rob
    January 24, 2015

    Nice to see a Chinese manufacturer actually showing ‘willing’ and updating their devices. I think ROM updates are the final piece of the puzzle for China phones to make them more appealing, and although it will be a long wait for some at least it is coming!

    • Airyl
      January 24, 2015

      I agree. Now that some manufacturers are readily updating their devices, the phone wars are only going to get more exciting.

    • Guest
      January 24, 2015

      and MOAR profitable!

  5. Miguel
    January 24, 2015

    Nice ! I’m a lucky F1 W owner and hopefully this will be a reality ! Still to know is if some of the AOSP rom’s will be able to be ported to 5.0.
    Currently this brings a big change of about 5000 points in Antutu’s performance marks.

  6. Riccardo Benzoni
    January 24, 2015

    I’m a happy user of the F1, Coolpad already did a major update from 4.2.2 to 4.4.2, and now plans Lollipop… for a chinese brand (and not only) this is a really amazing support for a device!

  7. Guest
    January 24, 2015

    Sounds really good.

  8. Riccardo Benzoni
    January 24, 2015

    I’m a happy user of the F1, Coolpad already did a major update from 4.2.2 to 4.4.2, and now plans Lollipop… for a chinese brand (and not only) this is a really amazing support for a device!

  9. Kingu Prima
    January 25, 2015
    • segarawana3
      March 15, 2015

      just reinstal/reflash with new rom, and the problem about backdor are done…
      there are many clean aosp rom or other cusrom 😀
      smartphone user but pasif ? reinstal/reflash are very easy

  10. Kingu Prima
    January 25, 2015
    • segarawana3
      March 15, 2015

      just reinstal/reflash with new rom, and the problem about backdor are done…
      there are many clean aosp rom or other cusrom 😀
      smartphone user but pasif ? reinstal/reflash are very easy

  11. wodkat
    January 26, 2015

    https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Certified+prepw0ned+Android+Smartphones+Coolpad+Firmware+Backdoor/19075

    Don’t think I’ll be buying a Coolpad phone ever, no matter how great a deal they look. A company that puts this kind of backdoors in their firmware deserves a kick in the rear by no ne buying their stuff anymore.

    • segarawana3
      March 15, 2015

      just reinstal/reflash with new rom, and the problem about backdor are done…
      there are many clean aosp rom or other cusrom 😀

  12. Guest
    January 26, 2015

    https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Certified+prepw0ned+Android+Smartphones+Coolpad+Firmware+Backdoor/19075

    Don’t think I’ll be buying a Coolpad phone ever, no matter how great a deal they look. A company that puts this kind of backdoors in their firmware deserves a kick in the rear by no ne buying their stuff anymore.

    • segarawana3
      March 15, 2015

      just reinstal/reflash with new rom, and the problem about backdor are done…
      there are many clean aosp rom or other cusrom 😀

  13. cmnookdev
    February 18, 2015

    Guys i’ve customized and made myself quite a few roms. Regarding the backdoor on Coolpad F1: There are COUNTLESS custom roms out there that do not include this crap. I will personally buy one more F1 as a backup…

    Check out the needrom section on F1 – All aosp roms that i tried (and countless of them i did) are clean as gold. Since I also made my own custom rom and personally decompiled every apk and *.so i could think of i can safely say that if you are on a custom one you are ok.

    Rom Recommendations: Laeks repack rom(oldie but goldie), the maucat roms extensively covered on modaco and the Alg0r1thm rom on myphone.gr forum. As i hear the new vanilla aosp is awesome and crap free as well. The micromax a310 (f1 renamed version for sale in idia) has a whole decrappified rom discussion on modaco. You install a310 modded roms directly from cwm after you root.

    That is the beauty of Android (even on closed source mediatek kernels): We can rip the guts of the device apart and do whatever we want.

    Please do yourself a favour: Root, install cwm and get rid of CoolUi completely. Before installing a new custom rom if you are curious you can simply unpack the rom and its /system folder and see if this trash exists.

    And don’t bash the Chinese: To a money-savvy individual these are godsent gifts. I will _never_ buy overpriced samsung crap again. Whenever you want a chinese phone do some research first, check out the available community roms and go for it.

    I have bought 5 Coolpad f1 devices for friends and family: rooted, installed AOSP roms and gave them to their owners. They are amazed and mindblown.

    • Simon
      February 19, 2015

      Thanks for your feedback above, what do you think about the new Coolpad X7 ? Will it have custom rom support like its siblings ? I am considering this phone or Jiayu S3.

    • Boris
      March 4, 2015

      I am thinking of buying the Coolpad Dashen F2. Are there roms for this model?

  14. Guest
    February 18, 2015

    Guys i’ve customized and made myself quite a few roms. Regarding the backdoor on Coolpad F1: There are COUNTLESS custom roms out there that do not include this crap. I will personally buy one more F1 as a backup…

    Check out the needrom section on F1 – All aosp roms that i tried (and countless of them i did) are clean as gold. Since I also made my own custom rom and personally decompiled every apk and *.so i could think of i can safely say that if you are on a custom one you are ok.

    Rom Recommendations: Laeks repack rom(oldie but goldie), the maucat roms extensively covered on modaco and the Alg0r1thm rom on myphone.gr forum. As i hear the new vanilla aosp is awesome and crap free as well. The micromax a310 (f1 renamed version for sale in idia) has a whole decrappified rom discussion on modaco. You install a310 modded roms directly from cwm after you root.

    That is the beauty of Android (even on closed source mediatek kernels): We can rip the guts of the device apart and do whatever we want.

    Please do yourself a favour: Root, install cwm and get rid of CoolUi completely. Before installing a new custom rom if you are curious you can simply unpack the rom and its /system folder and see if this trash exists.

    And don’t bash the Chinese: To a money-savvy individual these are godsent gifts. I will _never_ buy overpriced samsung crap again. Whenever you want a chinese phone do some research first, check out the available community roms and go for it.

    I have bought 5 Coolpad f1 devices for friends and family: rooted, installed AOSP roms and gave them to their owners. They are amazed and mindblown.

    • Guest
      February 19, 2015

      Thanks for your feedback above, what do you think about the new Coolpad X7 ? Will it have custom rom support like its siblings ? I am considering this phone or Jiayu S3.

    • Guest
      March 4, 2015

      I am thinking of buying the Coolpad Dashen F2. Are there roms for this model?

  15. SX
    March 26, 2015

    i think Himax Polymer (rebranded version of Coolpad F1 in Indonesia) will get Android 5.0 AOSP.
    Himax released 2 AOSP Kitkat updates.

  16. Guest
    March 26, 2015

    i think Himax Polymer (rebranded version of Coolpad F1 in Indonesia) will get Android 5.0 AOSP.
    Himax released 2 AOSP Kitkat updates.

  17. Gurjeet
    April 23, 2015

    Hey i am using F1 but i am facing two biggest problems and not finding any solutions.
    1) i am not getting any bank massages or credit card massages
    2) Whenever i am making video and upload it to whatsapp or wechat it changes the original colors.

    Please help

  18. Gurjeet
    April 23, 2015

    Hey i am using F1 but i am facing two biggest problems and not finding any solutions.
    1) i am not getting any bank massages or credit card massages
    2) Whenever i am making video and upload it to whatsapp or wechat it changes the original colors.

    Please help

  19. Makiesse Daniel Pepy
    July 12, 2015

    EU quero uma ROM em PT OU BR

  20. Makiesse Daniel Pepy
    July 12, 2015

    EU quero uma ROM em PT OU BR