Mlais M52 Lollipop OTA rolls out, hands on video


mlais m52 lollipop update hands on

It’s a few days late but Mlais have come through with the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Mlais M52, but before you go ahead and make the switch you might want to check out the details.

Just as OnePlus were late with their latest OTA update, so were new kids on the block Mlais. The original launch date for Lollipop was the 10th of April, then the 15th and now finally today the 17th. The reason for the delay is unclear, but the OTA is here but you might want to put off the update for a while.

We installed the OTA this morning on our review M52. The first issue we had was a constant reboot but removing the battery solved this (not really the correct or safe method to fix it but it worked for us). Once installed the M52 booted up directly into Lollipop and it all looks good with the nice fresh Lollipop UI and animations.

This is not a completely stable ROM though and there are issues that you will need to be aware of before trying the update yourself. The biggest issue is the lack of memory left for the user to install applications, but Gmail also has sync issues and the YouTube application won’t play video. Other reported bugs are camera quality, audio quality and slow UI.

Hands on with Lollipop OTA on the Mlais M52

In its current form we would suggest you stick with Kitkat for now until Mlais can solve the update issues. We have reached out to Mlais who say they are working on the issues now and would appreciate fans to report bugs so that they can be solved in future updates.

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49 Comments

  1. elmoel
    April 17, 2015

    i am trying their ota lollipop now.. this morning already flash manual lolipop.. but lot bug same as andy said.. and whatsapp always force close.. i hope ota will be different from manual update link this morning

    • elmoel
      April 17, 2015

      damn, it same rom.. whatsapp always force close.. flashing back to 4.4 now

      • fedor
        April 20, 2015

        do you use that strange application that mlais posted or another tool?

  2. Marc Professional
    April 17, 2015

    Yes i confirm a lot of bug don’t use this update

  3. Owsley_66
    April 17, 2015

    I expect the same kinds of issues, if not more, when Ulefone updates to 5.0 so I’m going to sit tight and wait until bugs get worked out.

  4. Radier
    April 17, 2015

    Mlais said it will prepare new update in a week time.

    @GizChina
    Maybe you will mention about Mlais lied customers about camera sensors?
    Instead of 13/8 mpix we have 8/5 mpix. Rear camera is Sony IMX219 and front OV5648.

    • Adam Irvine
      April 17, 2015

      Hmm… How come nobody’s mentioned about the camera situation already..?

      • April 18, 2015

        Yup, Mlais posted an image re their update this had these camera details on. What we are trying to find out is was the image just for the purpose of how to update or was it actually for the M52? If it is the M52 it would expalin the lower camera quality than expected.

        • Radier
          April 19, 2015

          What more evidence do you need?

          It’s a ss from manual LP updated that Mlais provided.

          P.S. I am starting to think Gizchina and Mlais have some agreement…

          • Shizanka
            April 20, 2015

            hmm, i hope they don’t lie about it, imx219 is 8mpix and ov5648 is 5 mpix.. but the imx219 is a Sony sensor.

            • Radier
              April 20, 2015

              So what? Jiayu S3 got IMX214 the same sensor as Nexus 6 and Jiayu does very poor quality photos and even worse videos. The sensor itself means nothing…

            • Shizanka
              April 21, 2015

              Hi Radier, Yes you have right. @Gizchina:disqus do you have any news about the camera or the new update 5.0 ?

            • Shizanka
              April 21, 2015

              Hi Radier, Yes you have right. @Gizchina:disqus do you have any news about the camera or the new update 5.0 ?

  5. Guest
    April 17, 2015

    i am trying their ota lollipop now.. this morning already flash manual lolipop.. but lot bug same as andy said.. and whatsapp always force close.. i hope ota will be different from manual update link this morning

    • Guest
      April 17, 2015

      damn, it same rom.. whatsapp always force close.. flashing back to 4.4 now

    • Guest
      April 20, 2015

      do you use that strange application that mlais posted or another tool?

  6. Marc Professional
    April 17, 2015

    Yes i confirm a lot of bug don’t use this update

  7. Owsley_66
    April 17, 2015

    I expect the same kinds of issues, if not more, when Ulefone updates to 5.0 so I’m going to sit tight and wait until bugs get worked out.

  8. Guest
    April 17, 2015

    Mlais said it will prepare new update in a week time.

    @GizChina
    Maybe you will mention about Mlais lied customers about camera sensors?
    Instead of 13/8 mpix we have 8/5 mpix. Rear camera is Sony IMX219 and front OV5648.

    • Adam Irvine
      April 17, 2015

      Hmm… How come nobody’s mentioned about the camera situation already..?

    • Andi Sykes
      April 18, 2015

      Yup, Mlais posted an image re their update this had these camera details on. What we are trying to find out is was the image just for the purpose of how to update or was it actually for the M52? If it is the M52 it would expalin the lower camera quality than expected.

    • Guest
      April 19, 2015

      What more evidence do you need?

      It’s a ss from manual LP updated that Mlais provided.

      P.S. I am starting to think Gizchina and Mlais have some agreement…

    • Guest
      April 20, 2015

      hmm, i hope they don’t lie about it, imx219 is 8mpix and ov5648 is 5 mpix.. but the imx219 is a Sony sensor.

    • Guest
      April 20, 2015

      So what? Jiayu S3 got IMX214 the same sensor as Nexus 6 and Jiayu does very poor quality photos and even worse videos. The sensor itself means nothing…

    • Guest
      April 21, 2015

      Hi Radier, Yes you have right. @Gizchina:disqus do you have any news about the camera or the new update 5.0 ?

  9. Adam
    April 17, 2015

    WIFI Tethering not working on my Mlais M52 android 4.4.4

    Has anyone else tested wifi tethering on their M52’s? Does it work on yours? Is there a fix to make it work? My same sim card put in my other phones wifi tethering works.

    • Adam
      April 17, 2015

      Also when I check my wireless update option in my phone, it says my system is currently up to date however I am using version 4.4.4. So is this version 5 been taking down today? Or why the @#$@@#$ does it not show I have the option to update it?

    • Josef Izchaki
      April 17, 2015

      Works on KK i have used it a few times already/

    • BarryK
      April 28, 2015

      Works fine for me too.

      I have two sims in it, one for calls/texts, the other for data, no problems, I can access the Internet from my laptop.

      In fact, I am on such a good data sim plan here in Australia, that I am using my phone as my only Internet access.

      • Nick Patakos
        May 21, 2015

        Hi Barry k
        I’ve just received my mlais m52 but having storage issues and I can’t get lollipop. Has yours got lollipop? Did it arrive with it or did you install it and how? Also, mine won’t let me use my SD card as a location to store apps or even for ten to go into my phone storage. Only allows it to go into the internal storage. I’m asking you as I’m from Sydney andbi saw your in oz as well and I thought I’d get a quick answer from a local.

  10. Guest
    April 17, 2015

    WIFI Tethering not working on my Mlais M52 android 4.4.4

    Has anyone else tested wifi tethering on their M52’s? Does it work on yours? Is there a fix to make it work? My same sim card put in my other phones wifi tethering works.

    • Guest
      April 17, 2015

      Also when I check my wireless update option in my phone, it says my system is currently up to date however I am using version 4.4.4. So is this version 5 been taking down today? Or why the @#$@@#$ does it not show I have the option to update it?

    • Josef Izchaki
      April 18, 2015

      Works on KK i have used it a few times already/

    • Guest
      April 28, 2015

      Works fine for me too.

      I have two sims in it, one for calls/texts, the other for data, no problems, I can access the Internet from my laptop.

      In fact, I am on such a good data sim plan here in Australia, that I am using my phone as my only Internet access.

    • Nick Patakos
      May 21, 2015

      Hi Barry k
      I’ve just received my mlais m52 but having storage issues and I can’t get lollipop. Has yours got lollipop? Did it arrive with it or did you install it and how? Also, mine won’t let me use my SD card as a location to store apps or even for ten to go into my phone storage. Only allows it to go into the internal storage. I’m asking you as I’m from Sydney andbi saw your in oz as well and I thought I’d get a quick answer from a local.

  11. Josef Izchaki
    April 18, 2015

    Ok, some good news! haroldlloyd888 over at XDA found a solution to the Gmail sync issue:
    Gmail sync: i got this to work by rebooting and turning off wifi. I tried to access play store and it told me I needed to reauthenticate. I went into Settings->Account->Google and resynced all my options. With wifi off this worked, synced my gmail and I was able to use play store again. I have not had an issue since.

  12. Josef Izchaki
    April 18, 2015

    Ok, some good news! haroldlloyd888 over at XDA found a solution to the Gmail sync issue:
    Gmail sync: i got this to work by rebooting and turning off wifi. I tried to access play store and it told me I needed to reauthenticate. I went into Settings->Account->Google and resynced all my options. With wifi off this worked, synced my gmail and I was able to use play store again. I have not had an issue since.

  13. Steven Fox
    April 19, 2015

    How`s the feedback for Mlais in general, any customer complaints? It’s too soon for me to buy a device from them, because they are unproven in the long run. Any of you owners of any Mlais devices happy with your purchases?

    • BarryK
      April 28, 2015

      I did a “first impressions” report here:
      http://bkhome.org/news/?viewDetailed=00193

      Apart from their “exaggerated” camera and battery specs, I like the phone.
      The display is very nice.
      I am quite happy with Android 4.4.4, but I suppose when we get feedback that 5.0 upgrade bugs are fixed, I will go for it.

      • Steven Fox
        April 30, 2015

        Still it`s too early to jump for it. We can wait for users to give feedback when using the device for over 6 months.

  14. Steven Fox
    April 19, 2015

    How`s the feedback for Mlais in general, any customer complaints? It’s too soon for me to buy a device from them, because they are unproven in the long run. Any of you owners of any Mlais devices happy with your purchases?

    • Guest
      April 28, 2015

      I did a “first impressions” report here:
      http://bkhome.org/news/?viewDetailed=00193

      Apart from their “exaggerated” camera and battery specs, I like the phone.
      The display is very nice.
      I am quite happy with Android 4.4.4, but I suppose when we get feedback that 5.0 upgrade bugs are fixed, I will go for it.

    • Steven Fox
      April 30, 2015

      Still it`s too early to jump for it. We can wait for users to give feedback when using the device for over 6 months.

  15. Shizanka
    April 23, 2015

    i hope that Mlais fix also the charge problem/bug http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=60292581&postcount=216

  16. Guest
    April 23, 2015

    i hope that Mlais fix also the charge problem/bug http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=60292581&postcount=216

  17. shizanka
    April 24, 2015

    Hi Andy, any news on 5.0 ?

  18. Guest
    April 24, 2015

    Hi Andy, any news on 5.0 ?

  19. Josef Izchaki
    May 1, 2015

    Andi, check out the 20150430 Lollipop bug free ROM. I am in love with my M52 again 🙂

  20. Josef Izchaki
    May 1, 2015

    Andi, check out the 20150430 Lollipop bug free ROM. I am in love with my M52 again 🙂