Android 5.1 for the JiaYu S3 available for developers


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We’ve received a couple of emails today from eagle-eyed JiaYu fans who have reported that a developer release of Android 5.1 Lollipop is available for download.

Before anyone goes off and starts to download this on their own JiaYu S3 phones you should keep in mind that this is a very early build and there are plenty of bugs and missing features.

Our first email came from a reader who preferred to not have his name published. Details from this early tipster is that the Android 5.1 build is for the standard 2GB RAM 16GB version of the phone. He also mentions that the ROM is not rooted, only has English and Chinese, and comes with no Gapps. Also thanks for the alternate download link!

The second tip came from Luqman who has tested the ROM on his device and reports the following bugs:

  • No sound on speaker but headphone works fine
  • Sim slot 2 not working but provider has detected (adding your IMEI back will fix this)
  • When you call, light sensor not working. Screen goes to sleep.
  • Laggy.
  • Some gestures unavailable, also mira vision function. But i’ve detect MHL setting on display. Not test yet it’s work or not.
  • Front camera only displays red.
  • Rear camera not good quality as Kitkat Rom.
  • Wifi and bluetooth work fine.
  • Not charging

As you can see there is plenty not running on the ROM, but at least there is enough there for developers to get their hands on solve the issues and possible even create their own CM12.1 ports!

Thanks for the tips guys!

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10 Comments

  1. Aeonia
    May 28, 2015

    Wonder if we’ll get a lollipop update for the Jiayu G4S…

  2. Claymore
    May 28, 2015

    Great news! Hope they fix the inconsistent camera performance as well as some minor bugs like phone not charging. Looking forward to the final build…

  3. roni24
    May 28, 2015

    android M is about to be release and it will have android pay (that work with NFC), what means that every new phone will include NFC, as a must.
    its about time
    siswoo started to add IR infra to their phones. little companies start to give a good fight to the big ones.

  4. Boni M.
    May 28, 2015

    Wonder if we’ll get a lollipop update for the Jiayu G4S…

  5. Guest
    May 28, 2015

    Great news! Hope they fix the inconsistent camera performance as well as some minor bugs like phone not charging. Looking forward to the final build…

  6. Guest
    May 28, 2015

    android M is about to be release and it will have android pay (that work with NFC), what means that every new phone will include NFC, as a must.
    its about time
    siswoo started to add IR infra to their phones. little companies start to give a good fight to the big ones.

  7. Levered
    May 29, 2015

    Yes, i’m Luqman as Levered on XDA Developers. I’m reported it yesterday, and what i know Jiayu S3 advanced will release after Standard version get stable lollipop rom and i’ve expect will be done on next 2 weeks. Just wait until Jiayu team fix all bugs and thanks for testing. Please report to Jiayu Team if you’ve get detect any new bugs.

  8. Levered
    May 29, 2015

    Yes, i’m Luqman as Levered on XDA Developers. I’m reported it yesterday, and what i know Jiayu S3 advanced will release after Standard version get stable lollipop rom and i’ve expect will be done on next 2 weeks. Just wait until Jiayu team fix all bugs and thanks for testing. Please report to Jiayu Team if you’ve get detect any new bugs.

  9. percyjacksons
    June 10, 2015

    I just hope the s3 advance gets an android M update next year 😐

    Mediatek launches new phones with android versions as follows:

    Launches a phone with 4.1.2, gets an update to 4.2.1, phone is obsolete after that. (no updates)

    Phone with 4.2.1, gets an update to 4.3, obsolete
    phone with 4.3, gets an update to 4.4.2, obsolete
    phone with 4.4.2 updates to 5.1 dead later

    and that’s what I think will happen with the s3…..

    I just hope mediatek becomes generous this year, and give our beloved jiayu s3 an android M update.

  10. Da Terminator
    June 10, 2015

    I just hope the s3 advance gets an android M update next year 😐

    Mediatek launches new phones with android versions as follows:

    Launches a phone with 4.1.2, gets an update to 4.2.1, phone is obsolete after that. (no updates)

    Phone with 4.2.1, gets an update to 4.3, obsolete
    phone with 4.3, gets an update to 4.4.2, obsolete
    phone with 4.4.2 updates to 5.1 dead later

    and that’s what I think will happen with the s3…..

    I just hope mediatek becomes generous this year, and give our beloved jiayu s3 an android M update.