UMi Zero update 3.06 released


umi zero update

UMi Zero owners are once again lucky to get another firmware update for their alloy bodied phones.

UMi released UMi Zero update 3.06 to Zero owners this past Valentines day, The new update remains on Android 4.4.4, but brings with it a few updates:

  1. Touch-screen response has been modified.
  2. Touch Vibration customization has been added. (Settings=>Accessibility=>Vibration intensity)
  3. Japanese language has been added,
  4. Notification lights customization has been added (Setting=>Display=>Pulse notification lights)
  5. Camera autofocus has been improved
  6. MAC address problem has been fixed.
  7. Air-gesture function has been added
  8. Other small improvement has been added.

UMi ask that users should also clear data and perform a factory reset to avoid any potential problems. Looking at the comments on the official UMi Facebook page it seems must users have managed to resolve reboot issues with the most recent update after a clean install.

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41 Comments

  1. guest
    February 16, 2015

    is it best to do the update one at a time or skip to 3.06?

    • February 16, 2015

      you can skip dude. good luck (:

      • guest
        February 16, 2015

        i have download the file ‘ota-update.zip’ and checking the time stamp of the files it has 2008? is that correct? you guys see the same thing?

        • KristianDK
          February 25, 2015

          Don’t download ota-update.zip file. You need to download firmware and RENAME that zip file to “ota-update.zip”.

    • Evgenij Nebotov
      February 16, 2015

      actually skipping would be even less troublesome 🙂

  2. February 16, 2015

    lool ok umi ! now ill update and ill see. its looks promising to me, except the Japanese lang. that i do not speak !

  3. Guest
    February 16, 2015

    is it best to do the update one at a time or skip to 3.06?

    • pdayahoo
      February 16, 2015

      you can skip dude. good luck (:

    • Evgenij Nebotov
      February 16, 2015

      actually skipping would be even less troublesome 🙂

    • Guest
      February 17, 2015

      i have download the file ‘ota-update.zip’ and checking the time stamp of the files it has 2008? is that correct? you guys see the same thing?

    • Guest
      February 25, 2015

      Don’t download ota-update.zip file. You need to download firmware and RENAME that zip file to “ota-update.zip”.

  4. pdayahoo
    February 16, 2015

    lool ok umi ! now ill update and ill see. its looks promising to me, except the Japanese lang. that i do not speak !

  5. Jeep ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
    February 16, 2015

    What is wrong with this company? They have a real vision for their business which is more than I can say about many other brands but somehow it won’t really work. Still this 3.06 update does not fix the reception problems and to start with; why does it take 4 freakin’ updates to fix the random reboots? :S

    Don’t get me wrong, I do like UMI as a brand, I love the UMI Zero’s appearance but what do they feed their coders? Pieces of Incompetence with a lot of alcohol? Too bad 🙁
    The ‘Zero’ stands for a fresh start but they maintain old problems.

    But in the end I will probably still give the next UMI a try

    • 3_nity
      February 17, 2015

      Don’t forget, you buy crap phone ever! Like me. ;(

      • jea
        March 4, 2015

        Bad luck. You can ask for refund or new one. I own Umi zero since 3 months. For now no complaints except that I was expecing a better camera.

    • February 17, 2015

      but the phone is great i like it looks very fancy (:

      • Jeep ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
        February 18, 2015

        Yes, don’t get me wrong; I really do like the phone. It looks great. Just in daily use it was a big dissapointment.

    • February 17, 2015

      Hey but at least they’re trying lol. If you look at Chinese phones you’ll see a trend: most of their software is infested with bugs (and terrible English translations). I don’t know what it is, but certainly many of these bugs would not make it out of QA in the big brands. Maybe China has a different standard of software quality control. If that’s the case, I can’t blame them — it’s just so competitive there they don’t have the luxury of releasing stable software at the pace they’re operating in, so in effect we the consumers become their QA department after the phone is released into the wild. The forums act as help desk and issue ticketing software rolled into one. Maybe that is their concept of “community” ;).

      • Jeep ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
        February 18, 2015

        I think you are right. The amount of updates is already much more than most other brands would release. I highly doubt any of the Chinese brands will be able to release good software because indeed; the market is too competitive. They do not have time for Quality Checks. But still, UMI said they would be different, they said the ZERO would be a new start, and yet it didn’t.
        And yet. I will buy the next UMI ^_^

        • February 18, 2015

          All that talk of promises and new beginnings, that’s marketing’s job, and they seem to be doing a good job of it ;). I also dig the Zero, but too bad a got a One first.

  6. Jeep ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
    February 16, 2015

    What is wrong with this company? They have a real vision for their business which is more than I can say about many other brands but somehow it won’t really work. Still this 3.06 update does not fix the reception problems and to start with; why does it take 4 freakin’ updates to fix the random reboots? :S

    Don’t get me wrong, I do like UMI as a brand, I love the UMI Zero’s appearance but what do they feed their coders? Pieces of Incompetence with a lot of alcohol? Too bad 🙁
    The ‘Zero’ stands for a fresh start but they maintain old problems.

    But in the end I will probably still give the next UMI a try

    • 3_nity
      February 17, 2015

      Don’t forget, you buy crap phone ever! Like me. ;(

    • pdayahoo
      February 17, 2015

      but the phone is great i like it looks very fancy (:

    • 10basetom
      February 17, 2015

      Hey but at least they’re trying lol. If you look at Chinese phones you’ll see a trend: most of their software is infested with bugs (and terrible English translations). I don’t know what it is, but certainly many of these bugs would not make it out of QA in the big brands. Maybe China has a different standard of software quality control. If that’s the case, I can’t blame them — it’s just so competitive there they don’t have the luxury of releasing stable software at the pace they’re operating in, so in effect we the consumers become their QA department after the phone is released into the wild. The forums act as help desk and issue ticketing software rolled into one. Maybe that is their concept of “community” ;).

    • Jeep ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
      February 18, 2015

      I think you are right. The amount of updates is already much more than most other brands would release. I highly doubt any of the Chinese brands will be able to release good software because indeed; the market is too competitive. They do not have time for Quality Checks. But still, UMI said they would be different, they said the ZERO would be a new start, and yet it didn’t.
      And yet. I will buy the next UMI ^_^

    • Jeep ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
      February 18, 2015

      Yes, don’t get me wrong; I really do like the phone. It looks great. Just in daily use it was a big dissapointment.

    • 10basetom
      February 18, 2015

      All that talk of promises and new beginnings, that’s marketing’s job, and they seem to be doing a good job of it ;). I also dig the Zero, but too bad a got a One first.

    • Guest
      March 4, 2015

      Bad luck. You can ask for refund or new one. I own Umi zero since 3 months. For now no complaints except that I was expecing a better camera.

  7. Guest
    February 18, 2015

    This phone is brilliantly gorgeously looking; in fact I
    spend more time on this phone than any other phones have bought in my total
    existence. It makes me feel more like am driving a car than has BMW engine and
    transmission with a Mercedes body.

    Great looking phone

    Great body and very light weight

    Brilliant Screen, super clear and sharp

    Perfectly fits in the hand

    Amazing screen pixel and colour

    Absolutely fantastic camera.

    Please scroll down for the best bit about my romance with
    this gorgeous phone.

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    BUT THE FUCKER IS NOT CAPABLE OF DOING THE MOST IMPORTANT
    THING THAT IT’S SUPPOSED TO DO.

    MAKING PHONE CALLS…………….BECAUSE THERE IS NEVER ANY
    SIGNAL ON THE FUCKING PIECE OF BEAUTY
    90% OF THE TIME.

    THE PHONE MAKES ME FEEL LIKE HAVE JUST GOT MARRIED THE BEST
    LOOKING WOMAN IN THE WORLD, WITH ALL THE BITS IN THE RIGHT PLACES,

    COME HONEY NIGHT……….

    THEN I DISCOVERED THAT SHE HAS NO PUSSY!!!!!!!!!!!

    WHAT IS THE USE A GREAT LOOKING WOMAN THAT HER HUSBAND CAN’T
    FUCK?

    I FEEL SO, SO, CHEATED.

    UMI………….. YOU NEED TO FIX THE PROBLEMS WITH ZERO
    ASAP BEFORE ALL YOUR RESELLER STARTS GETTING DIVORCED BY BUYERS LIKE ME

    NO SALE….. NO MONEY,

    NO MONEY………. NO BUSINESS

    THE CHOICE IS YOURS.

    AM SO FUCKING PISSED OFF BUT, AM STILL LOOKING THE FUCKING
    DAMN PIECE OF BEAUTY CALLED UMI ZERO…….And still LOVING it.

    • February 18, 2015

      lool ok man ,,, i also enjoin this phone not only how its looks.

  8. Dola Adekunle
    February 18, 2015

    This phone is brilliantly gorgeously looking; in fact I

    spend more time on this phone than any other phones have bought in my total

    existence. It makes me feel more like am driving a car that has BMW engine and

    transmission with a Mercedes body.

    Great looking phone

    Great body and very light weight

    Brilliant Screen, super clear and sharp

    Perfectly fits in the hand

    Amazing screen pixel and colour

    Absolutely fantastic camera.

    Please scroll down for the best bit about my romance with

    this gorgeous phone.

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    .

    .

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    .

    .

    .

    .

    ..

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    BUT THE FUCKER IS NOT CAPABLE OF DOING THE MOST IMPORTANT

    THING THAT IT’S SUPPOSED TO DO.

    MAKING PHONE CALLS…………….BECAUSE THERE IS NEVER ANY

    SIGNAL ON THE FUCKING PIECE OF BEAUTY

    90% OF THE TIME.

    THE PHONE MAKES ME FEEL LIKE HAVE JUST GOT MARRIED TO THE BEST

    LOOKING WOMAN IN THE WORLD, WITH ALL THE BITS IN THE RIGHT PLACES,

    COME HONEY NIGHT……….

    THEN I DISCOVERED THAT SHE HAS NO PUSSY!!!!!!!!!!!

    WHAT IS THE USE? A GREAT LOOKING WOMAN THAT HER HUSBAND CAN’T FUCK…………..

    I FEEL SO, SO, CHEATED.

    UMI………….. YOU NEED TO FIX THE PROBLEMS WITH ZERO

    A.S.A.P. BEFORE ALL YOUR RESELLERS STARTS GETTING DIVORCED BY BUYERS LIKE ME.

    NO SALE….. NO MONEY,

    NO MONEY………. NO BUSINESS

    THE CHOICE IS YOURS.

    AM SO FUCKING PISSED OFF BUT, AM STILL LOOKING AT THE FUCKING

    DAMN PIECE OF BEAUTY CALLED UMI ZERO…….And still LOVING it.

  9. Guest
    February 18, 2015

    This phone is brilliantly gorgeously looking; in fact I
    spend more time on this phone than any other phones have bought in my total
    existence. It makes me feel more like am driving a car than has BMW engine and
    transmission with a Mercedes body.

    Great looking phone

    Great body and very light weight

    Brilliant Screen, super clear and sharp

    Perfectly fits in the hand

    Amazing screen pixel and colour

    Absolutely fantastic camera.

    Please scroll down for the best bit about my romance with
    this gorgeous phone.

    ..

    .

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    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    ..

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    BUT THE FUCKER IS NOT CAPABLE OF DOING THE MOST IMPORTANT
    THING THAT IT’S SUPPOSED TO DO.

    MAKING PHONE CALLS…………….BECAUSE THERE IS NEVER ANY
    SIGNAL ON THE FUCKING PIECE OF BEAUTY
    90% OF THE TIME.

    THE PHONE MAKES ME FEEL LIKE HAVE JUST GOT MARRIED THE BEST
    LOOKING WOMAN IN THE WORLD, WITH ALL THE BITS IN THE RIGHT PLACES,

    COME HONEY NIGHT……….

    THEN I DISCOVERED THAT SHE HAS NO PUSSY!!!!!!!!!!!

    WHAT IS THE USE A GREAT LOOKING WOMAN THAT HER HUSBAND CAN’T
    FUCK?

    I FEEL SO, SO, CHEATED.

    UMI………….. YOU NEED TO FIX THE PROBLEMS WITH ZERO
    ASAP BEFORE ALL YOUR RESELLER STARTS GETTING DIVORCED BY BUYERS LIKE ME

    NO SALE….. NO MONEY,

    NO MONEY………. NO BUSINESS

    THE CHOICE IS YOURS.

    AM SO FUCKING PISSED OFF BUT, AM STILL LOOKING THE FUCKING
    DAMN PIECE OF BEAUTY CALLED UMI ZERO…….And still LOVING it.

    • pdayahoo
      February 18, 2015

      lool ok man ,,, i also enjoin this phone not only how its looks.

  10. Dolly
    February 18, 2015

    This phone is brilliantly gorgeously looking; in fact I

    spend more time on this phone than any other phones have bought in my total

    existence. It makes me feel more like am driving a car that has BMW engine and

    transmission with a Mercedes body.

    Great looking phone

    Great body and very light weight

    Brilliant Screen, super clear and sharp

    Perfectly fits in the hand

    Amazing screen pixel and colour

    Absolutely fantastic camera.

    Please scroll down for the best bit about my romance with

    this gorgeous phone.

    ..

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

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    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    ..

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    BUT THE FUCKER IS NOT CAPABLE OF DOING THE MOST IMPORTANT

    THING THAT IT’S SUPPOSED TO DO.

    MAKING PHONE CALLS…………….BECAUSE THERE IS NEVER ANY

    SIGNAL ON THE FUCKING PIECE OF BEAUTY

    90% OF THE TIME.

    THE PHONE MAKES ME FEEL LIKE HAVE JUST GOT MARRIED TO THE BEST

    LOOKING WOMAN IN THE WORLD, WITH ALL THE BITS IN THE RIGHT PLACES,

    COME HONEY NIGHT……….

    THEN I DISCOVERED THAT SHE HAS NO PUSSY!!!!!!!!!!!

    WHAT IS THE USE? A GREAT LOOKING WOMAN THAT HER HUSBAND CAN’T FUCK…………..

    I FEEL SO, SO, CHEATED.

    UMI………….. YOU NEED TO FIX THE PROBLEMS WITH ZERO

    A.S.A.P. BEFORE ALL YOUR RESELLERS STARTS GETTING DIVORCED BY BUYERS LIKE ME.

    NO SALE….. NO MONEY,

    NO MONEY………. NO BUSINESS

    THE CHOICE IS YOURS.

    AM SO FUCKING PISSED OFF BUT, AM STILL LOOKING AT THE FUCKING

    DAMN PIECE OF BEAUTY CALLED UMI ZERO…….And still LOVING it.

  11. Millie Umi's Killy
    March 14, 2015

    The Umi Zero is completely crap. Except for the used parts that have the right specifications the software makes it completely unusable. Its more of a prototype. Not a product that should be on the market. If you want something that works. Don’t buy a Umi.. If you are a nerd and dont mind that 50% of the features don’t actually work than buy a umi and you will have something interesting to talk about all the time. Namely the big surprize about how stupid the phone is even having all this nice specifications. GPS wont work good enough for car nav in any car, Bluetooth only works sometimes and the reboots were the worst pain in the ass. The 3.03 even had a malfunctioning in the screen lock that usually just didnt work. It made screenshots all day long and sound quality is modest, the videos recorded with the phone wont play back without pausing all the time. Looks like its too slow to even play the videos it recorded itself and that while technically it should be quick enaugh to playback and record 4k. What it dousnt support obviously… No… This Phone is crap.. It looks and feels good. In my case the screen just unglued itself. Caused bu excessive heat while charging and using it for watching a movie in the same time.. Yes.. You can watch a movie.. But dont charge it in the same time.. It will overheat and shut down.. LOL.. The list goed on but Ill stop.. I have my second Umi and it still sucks.. No more Umi. And you mist be fucking out of your mind buying it only because it looks good. LOL. Next time I will buy a samsung or is there any China phone that really works properly?? Any suggestions?

  12. Guest
    March 14, 2015

    The Umi Zero is completely crap. Except for the used parts that have the right specifications the software makes it completely unusable. Its more of a prototype. Not a product that should be on the market. If you want something that works. Don’t buy a Umi.. If you are a nerd and dont mind that 50% of the features don’t actually work than buy a umi and you will have something interesting to talk about all the time. Namely the big surprize about how stupid the phone is even having all this nice specifications. GPS wont work good enough for car nav in any car, Bluetooth only works sometimes and the reboots were the worst pain in the ass. The 3.03 even had a malfunctioning in the screen lock that usually just didnt work. It made screenshots all day long and sound quality is modest, the videos recorded with the phone wont play back without pausing all the time. Looks like its too slow to even play the videos it recorded itself and that while technically it should be quick enaugh to playback and record 4k. What it dousnt support obviously… No… This Phone is crap.. It looks and feels good. In my case the screen just unglued itself. Caused bu excessive heat while charging and using it for watching a movie in the same time.. Yes.. You can watch a movie.. But dont charge it in the same time.. It will overheat and shut down.. LOL.. The list goed on but Ill stop.. I have my second Umi and it still sucks.. No more Umi. And you mist be fucking out of your mind buying it only because it looks good. LOL. Next time I will buy a samsung or is there any China phone that really works properly?? Any suggestions?

  13. Luigi A.
    April 19, 2015

    the great problem of this phone is the camera: very cheap quality. Too many megapixel…weak quality. (Darkness, automatic flash random, high noise with any Mpixels setting)
    Signal is good and stable (3.06) and it SEEMS doesn’t suffer random reboots anymore. Gps is working well.
    Air gesture don’t work!!

    Battery seems good, with a normal use it will arrive at evening.
    It’s a very fast phone too.
    it haven’t OTG :-((

    I think there are many other little bugs in the software but I hope in near future UMI could resolve theese issues.

  14. Luigi A.
    April 19, 2015

    the great problem of this phone is the camera: very cheap quality. Too many megapixel…weak quality. (Darkness, automatic flash random, high noise with any Mpixels setting)
    Signal is good and stable (3.06) and it SEEMS doesn’t suffer random reboots anymore. Gps is working well.
    Air gesture don’t work!!

    Battery seems good, with a normal use it will arrive at evening.
    It’s a very fast phone too.
    it haven’t OTG :-((

    I think there are many other little bugs in the software but I hope in near future UMI could resolve theese issues.

  15. Max Schonwald
    June 3, 2015

    Looking for information about this very beautiful device, I find people deeply disappointed, and I don’t speak about little things like photo quality or playback of the video itself recorded, but I speak about very important factors which I will list here below:

    FIRMWARE: There is still no stable version (many users complain repeatedly restart of the device).

    GSM: The phone should be a dual SIM, but many users have failed to run the Second SIM, while the main SIM has a very poor signal.

    GPS: During the Tests, the GPS signal of this device, revealed an accuracy of 20 meters, which makes it unusable for car navigation.

    BATTERY: In many cases and depending on the firmware used, the battery showed excessive drain, while in other cases it has been expanded, pushing the back cover up to detach it from the device.

    ASSEMBLY: In many cases, it comes with assembly problems, mainly related to the back cover.

    At this point I (and other users) would like to ask a question to UMI, hoping to get an answer.

    Are you willing to improve the overall performance of this device, or you want to create a precedent that could penalize your market with the sales of other UMI devices??

    PS. Sorry for my English.

  16. Max Schonwald
    June 3, 2015

    Looking for information about this very beautiful device, I find people deeply disappointed, and I don’t speak about little things like photo quality or playback of the video itself recorded, but I speak about very important factors which I will list here below:

    FIRMWARE: There is still no stable version (many users complain repeatedly restart of the device).

    GSM: The phone should be a dual SIM, but many users have failed to run the Second SIM, while the main SIM has a very poor signal.

    GPS: During the Tests, the GPS signal of this device, revealed an accuracy of 20 meters, which makes it unusable for car navigation.

    BATTERY: In many cases and depending on the firmware used, the battery showed excessive drain, while in other cases it has been expanded, pushing the back cover up to detach it from the device.

    ASSEMBLY: In many cases, it comes with assembly problems, mainly related to the back cover.

    At this point I (and other users) would like to ask a question to UMI, hoping to get an answer.

    Are you willing to improve the overall performance of this device, or you want to create a precedent that could penalize your market with the sales of other UMI devices??

    PS. Sorry for my English.

  17. Max Schonwald
    June 3, 2015

    Looking for information about this very beautiful device, I find people deeply disappointed, and I don’t speak about little things like photo quality or playback of the video itself recorded, but I speak about very important factors which I will list here below:

    FIRMWARE: There is still no stable version (many users complain repeatedly restart of the device).

    GSM: The phone should be a dual SIM, but many users have failed to run the Second SIM, while the main SIM has a very poor signal.

    GPS: During the Tests, the GPS signal of this device, revealed an accuracy of 20 meters, which makes it unusable for car navigation.

    BATTERY: In many cases and depending on the firmware used, the battery showed excessive drain, while in other cases it has been expanded, pushing the back cover up to detach it from the device.

    ASSEMBLY: In many cases, it comes with assembly problems, mainly related to the back cover.

    At this point I (and other users) would like to ask a question to UMI, hoping to get an answer.

    Are you willing to improve the overall performance of this device, or you want to create a precedent that could penalize your market with the sales of other UMI devices??

    PS. Sorry for my English.