Ulefone Be Pro gets Android 5.0 Lollipop but not an OTA


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Ulefone have announced that a stable build of Android 5.0 Lollipop has been released for the Ulefone Be Pro.

With a quad-core 64bit processor and 2GB RAM, the Ulefone Be Pro was just begging for a Lollipop update, and here it is. The good news is that this is a stable build (according to Ulefone) and comes after various beta versions were tested by fans, the bad news is that it is a manual update and not an OTA.

Ulefone’s official word on this is that there is an issues with Mediatek which prevents an Android 5.0 Lollipop to be successful if sent OTA. We’re not sure if this is accurate but it might explain issues other phone makers have had with their updates from Kitkat.

Thankfully Ulefone have provided update instructions over on their official website.

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11 Comments

  1. David Košič
    May 14, 2015

    I always said MediaTek was no good if you ever want OTA on your phone and this just continues to prove my point. There is a reason why big premium Chinese companies like Xiaomi and Vivo are avoiding them like the plauge.

    • Yeti hand
      May 14, 2015

      Cool but mlais and jiayu say otherwise.
      Please stick to xiaomi and vivo, while we on gizchina enjoy our “not premium but still making great phones” compagnies which use mediatek 🙂

      • David Košič
        May 14, 2015

        jiayu and mlais are second rate when you compare by just the support they offer you after you buy their product. Not saying they are bad phones (especially the the s3 looks really good) but their is a reason why Xiaomi and vivo phones cost more.

  2. Owsley_66
    May 14, 2015

    Just be sure to download the Driver from mobildingser.de.
    Scroll down and look for the article about the Be Pro Lollipop. Driver is Treiber in German. Download that then go to Ulefans.com where you download the flashing tool.

    Follow the steps on Ulefans and you should be okay. I dreaded doing it because I haven’t done this before but my phone is running okay. Also, apparently there will be no OTA for Lollipop from Ulefone, at least that’s what they’re saying now, so if you want the OTA to fix the current known bugs then you have to install Lollipop manually.

    Of course 4.4.4 ain’t so bad so if you don’t want to go through the process then don’t. Someday maybe Ulefone will figure out how to do a Lollipop OTA. Maybe they won’t bother.

    GL if you try this by yourself. Ulefans is pretty active so you could ask for help there.

  3. David Košič
    May 14, 2015

    I always said MediaTek was no good if you ever want OTA on your phone and this just continues to prove my point. There is a reason why big premium Chinese companies like Xiaomi and Vivo are avoiding them like the plauge.

    • Yeti hand
      May 14, 2015

      Cool but mlais and jiayu say otherwise.
      Please stick to xiaomi and vivo, while we on gizchina enjoy our “not premium but still making great phones” compagnies which use mediatek 🙂

  4. Owsley_66
    May 14, 2015

    Just be sure to download the Driver from mobildingser.de.
    Scroll down and look for the article about the Be Pro Lollipop. Driver is Treiber in German. Download that then go to Ulefans.com where you download the flashing tool.

    Follow the steps on Ulefans and you should be okay. I dreaded doing it because I haven’t done this before but my phone is running okay. Also, apparently there will be no OTA for Lollipop from Ulefone, at least that’s what they’re saying now, so if you want the OTA to fix the current known bugs then you have to install Lollipop manually.

    Of course 4.4.4 ain’t so bad so if you don’t want to go through the process then don’t. Someday maybe Ulefone will figure out how to do a Lollipop OTA. Maybe they won’t bother.

    GL if you try this by yourself. Ulefans is pretty active so you could ask for help there.

  5. Oz
    May 14, 2015

    The biggest mistake that Ulefone did was released a “test”version of the Lollipop via OTA in the first place. This has caused many customers Be Pro to “brick” and caused much anxiety. The latest Lollipop (20150507) still has bugs, but is much better than the first faulty Lollipop (20150427).

  6. Oz
    May 15, 2015

    The biggest mistake that Ulefone did was released a “test”version of the Lollipop via OTA in the first place. This has caused many customers Be Pro to “brick” and caused much anxiety. The latest Lollipop (20150507) still has bugs, but is much better than the first faulty Lollipop (20150427).

  7. BW
    May 16, 2015

    I had a Ulefone U69 last year.
    …and then the WiFi and GPS died on it.

    I bought a Ulefone Be Pro this year.
    …and then the WiFi and GPS died on it.

    I was a fan but now a bit of a hater … sick of stuff that breaks !!!
    Want to send packages back to China for warranty service?
    Buy a Ulefone.

    The WiFi lasted less than sixty days on the Be Pro.

    And then this promised OTA update now turning into a flashing process.

    Broken promises and two out of two broken phones – that’s what I get from Ulefone.

  8. BW
    May 16, 2015

    I had a Ulefone U69 last year.
    …and then the WiFi and GPS died on it.

    I bought a Ulefone Be Pro this year.
    …and then the WiFi and GPS died on it.

    I was a fan but now a bit of a hater … sick of stuff that breaks !!!
    Want to send packages back to China for warranty service?
    Buy a Ulefone.

    The WiFi lasted less than sixty days on the Be Pro.

    And then this promised OTA update now turning into a flashing process.

    Broken promises and two out of two broken phones – that’s what I get from Ulefone.