How to fix LeTV Le1 WIFI problems and get double tap to wake


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After reporting yesterday that I was suffering serious WIFI issues with the latest stable OTA update on the LeTV Le1, I can happily report that it is now solved.

I posted yesterday that my LeTV Le1, a phone which I really am enjoying, had picked up a nasty WIFI bug in the most recent stable OTA update (5.0.004S). It wasn’t long before GizChina readers and fellow LeTV Le1 phone owners got in touch and told me there was a fix.

Thanks to Hakim Farouk who pointed me in the direction of the experimental ROM 17E for the LeTV Le 1 which he correctly points out fixes the WIFI issues I was having. I had already toyed with the idea of giving the experimental ROM a try but as I hadn’t had issues with the stable ROM (up until the most recent update) I had decided not too.

In addition to fixing my WIFI issues, it the ROM also adds custom icons for certain apps, and also includes double tap to wake feature (settings > accessibility > double tap to brighten screen). I also feel the Le 1 is even snappier and more responsive with this experimental build too!

Download experimental ROM for LeTV phones here:

  • To download the ROM head over to the official LeTV ROM download page here and download 5.0.0117E.

How to manually install ROMs on the LeTV Le 1

Warning:
Although I had no issue installing the ROM this way I suggest you back up your phone data before starting. You also follow these instructions at your own risk
  1. To install 5.0.0117E rename the .zip file to update.zip and place it in the root of your Le 1 directly.
  2. Turn the phone off.
  3. Hold the volume up and power button together to get the phone in to recovery mode.
  4. Choose install from SD card.
  5. Choose install update.zip (or something along those lines). Don’t check ‘Clear User Data’ or you will loose all of your apps and settings.
  6. Once installed the LeTV Le 1 will restart. I suggest rebooting once again as the phone was sluggish to start but now runs amazingly well.

I’m now super happy that my LeTV Le 1 is running how it should again, WIFI is working and now I get to see the latest updates on a weekly basis.

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79 Comments

  1. Rasmus
    August 9, 2015

    Hello. Andi I wanted to know if you have come across tutorials how to root Letv1 (x600)? I want to change DNS settings for mobile data.

    • Marun Senka
      August 9, 2015

      check: http://s7yler.blogspot.com/2015/06/letv-s1x600-mt6795-helio-x10-usb-type-c.html,
      but I can’t wait to my phone arrive,an I really need to try custom rom from some italian dude, BB72 i think.. use chrome and translate pages. they use LeTV builds, but without bloatware, and more AOSP look

      • Rasmus
        August 9, 2015

        Thank you!

        • Helmut Krutsch
          August 10, 2015

          Hi,

          i have a small problem with my LeTV x600.

          I made a factory reset and know im stucked (just found an english version yesterday) in the chinese Version of TWRP!

          Since its in chinese im really not sure which button i should press.

          I always receive the message “Service stopped”…

          Any ideas? Im lost!

          Thanks in advance!

          • ujjwal
            April 9, 2016

            i tried downloading the external ROM as per the instructions given above but it failed with message “error with signature”. Can anybody help on this.

      • Bulent
        August 9, 2015

        this one, the rom is multi language and based on the latest experimental version.
        http://forum.hdblog.it/index.php?/topic/44622-letv-x600-rom-by-bb72-based-on-50003s/page-16

  2. Gomez
    August 9, 2015

    Hi Andy, waiting patiently,i need buy a smartphone and just waiting for your full review to make a decision

  3. Johny-G4-Peiraias
    August 9, 2015

    This is a great phone, I want it too but only if any of the mentioned problems have been solved.

  4. Marun Senka
    August 9, 2015

    I really hope that Andy will keep using this phone…

    • August 9, 2015

      I will

      • Max
        August 10, 2015

        will you update your Umi Iron review nonetheless? 😀

      • Mark Manginsay
        October 5, 2015

        Hi Andi Sykes! Hows the battery life and gps after the latest update?

        Thanks mate.

  5. Tadej
    August 9, 2015

    well does someone sell letv1 or replace it for my zte blade s6? now I am really interesting in buying one!!

  6. Rasmus
    August 9, 2015

    Hello. Andi I wanted to know if you have come across tutorials how to root Letv1 (x600)? I want to change DNS settings for mobile data.

    • Marun Senka
      August 9, 2015

      check: http://s7yler.blogspot.com/2015/06/letv-s1x600-mt6795-helio-x10-usb-type-c.html,
      but I can’t wait to my phone arrive,an I really need to try custom rom from some italian dude, BB72 i think.. use chrome and translate pages. they use LeTV builds, but without bloatware, and more AOSP look

    • Rasmus
      August 9, 2015

      Thank you!

    • Bulent
      August 9, 2015

      this one, the rom is multi language and based on the latest experimental version.
      http://forum.hdblog.it/index.php?/topic/44622-letv-x600-rom-by-bb72-based-on-50003s/page-16

    • Helmut Krutsch
      August 10, 2015

      Hi,

      i have a small problem with my LeTV x600.

      I made a factory reset and know im stucked (just found an english version yesterday) in the chinese Version of TWRP!

      Since its in chinese im really not sure which button i should press.

      I always receive the message “Service stopped”…

      Any ideas? Im lost!

      Thanks in advance!

    • Guest
      April 9, 2016

      i tried downloading the external ROM as per the instructions given above but it failed with message “error with signature”. Can anybody help on this.

  7. Guest
    August 9, 2015

    Hi Andy, waiting patiently,i need buy a smartphone and just waiting for your full review to make a decision

  8. Johny-G4-Peiraias
    August 9, 2015

    This is a great phone, I want it too but only if any of the mentioned problems have been solved.

  9. Marun Senka
    August 9, 2015

    I really hope that Andy will keep using this phone…

    • Andi Sykes
      August 9, 2015

      I will

    • Max
      August 10, 2015

      will you update your Umi Iron review nonetheless? 😀

    • Mark Manginsay
      October 6, 2015

      Hi Andi Sykes! Hows the battery life and gps after the latest update?

      Thanks mate.

  10. Guest
    August 9, 2015

    well does someone sell letv1 or replace it for my zte blade s6? now I am really interesting in buying one!!

  11. Tadej
    August 9, 2015

    Hey Andi, can you confirm that LeTV x600 is using 802.11ac too?

  12. Jay
    August 9, 2015

    @Andi, do you have any dope if LeTV plan to release a 64 GB / expandable storage version of the LeTV Le One?

    The maximum it supports is 32 GB, and is just not enough for me.

  13. Guest
    August 9, 2015

    Hey Andi, can you confirm that LeTV x600 is using 802.11ac too?

  14. Jay
    August 9, 2015

    @Andi, do you have any dope if LeTV plan to release a 64 GB / expandable storage version of the LeTV Le One?

    The maximum it supports is 32 GB, and is just not enough for me.

  15. Radek Bartko
    August 10, 2015

    Hello I haven’t problem with WiFi, but my problem is with audio jack. When I have connect my audio phones to Jack 3.5mm in one position, so in to right headphones not play, but I turn 90 degrees, everything’s all rights. 🙁

  16. Radek Bartko
    August 10, 2015

    Hello I haven’t problem with WiFi, but my problem is with audio jack. When I have connect my audio phones to Jack 3.5mm in one position, so in to right headphones not play, but I turn 90 degrees, everything’s all rights. 🙁

  17. waterresist
    August 10, 2015

    Hi Andy, you have mentioned in the original review that there were signal drops when calling. D’you have any update about it?

  18. waterresist
    August 10, 2015

    Hi Andy, you have mentioned in the original review that there were signal drops when calling. D’you have any update about it?

  19. Arydor
    August 11, 2015

    Hi, I’m using this phone and there are 2 issues I’ve had:
    1) Is there a way to install Tinder? play store says it’s incompatible with device…
    2) When there is an incoming call of someone I know, I only see the number. only after accepting the call the name shows up.
    Are there fixes to those 2 issues?

    • TheCatCharli
      August 11, 2015

      2) You can try installing Gravitybox for Lollipop. It comes with many usefull features, one of which is “Dialer (Phone) tweaks”.

  20. Guest
    August 11, 2015

    Hi, I’m using this phone and there are 2 issues I’ve had:
    1) Is there a way to install Tinder? play store says it’s incompatible with device…
    2) When there is an incoming call of someone I know, I only see the number. only after accepting the call the name shows up.
    Are there fixes to those 2 issues?

    • Guest
      August 11, 2015

      2) You can try installing Gravitybox for Lollipop. It comes with many usefull features, one of which is “Dialer (Phone) tweaks”.

  21. August 13, 2015

    Hello Andi, do you know how can I install back stock (original) recovery? I rooted the phone and install TWRP but it is in chinese. Thank you

  22. Kristián Hrušovský
    August 13, 2015

    Hello Andi, do you know how can I install back stock (original) recovery? I rooted the phone and install TWRP but it is in chinese. Thank you

  23. fule
    August 17, 2015

    i buy taday one, i tray to enter to recovery mode and then the phone its dead no power on help¡¡¡¡¡

  24. fule
    August 17, 2015

    i buy taday one, i tray to enter to recovery mode and then the phone its dead no power on help¡¡¡¡¡

  25. Tadej
    August 25, 2015

    Andy, did you have any problems with MMS sending?

  26. Tadej
    August 25, 2015

    Andy, did you have any problems with MMS sending?

  27. Af Slv
    August 30, 2015

    I didn´t manage to sync my Google account contacts to the phone numbers list. My google account shows up in “settings”->”accounts” but on the phone contacts the only account it allows to sync with is the Letv account. I even installed 2 more contact apps and none synched. Comes with a lot of apps in chinese. Even the keyboard app in english mode has a lot of chinese characters ! The manual is also in chinese…

    • Lars-Peter Dijkstra
      October 25, 2015

      Hi Af. You have to install Google Installer, and then download form there the Google Contacts app. Then all will work

      • Af Slv
        October 25, 2015

        No such app on play store. Did you get the name right ?

        • Lars-Peter Dijkstra
          October 25, 2015

          Hi Af. The Google Installer is not in Play Store, you have to download it separately: http://en.miui.com/thread-3998-1-1.html
          or
          http://d-h.st/ztjI
          From the Google Installer you can then download the Play store and contacts app etc

          • Af Slv
            October 29, 2015

            Thx. I´ve installed the apk but the google apps it allows to install are in chinese. Can you provide a link to an english version ?

            • Lars-Peter Dijkstra
              October 29, 2015

              When you have installed the apps then they are in english! I dont have an installer apk in english at this moment

  28. Af Slv
    August 30, 2015

    I didn´t manage to sync my Google account contacts to the phone numbers list. My google account shows up in “settings”->”accounts” but on the phone contacts the only account it allows to sync with is the Letv account. I even installed 2 more contact apps and none synched. Comes with a lot of apps in chinese. Even the keyboard app in english mode has a lot of chinese characters ! The manual is also in chinese…

    • Lars-Peter Dijkstra
      October 25, 2015

      Hi Af. You have to install Google Installer, and then download form there the Google Contacts app. Then all will work

    • Af Slv
      October 25, 2015

      No such app on play store. Did you get the name right ?

    • Lars-Peter Dijkstra
      October 25, 2015

      Hi Af. The Google Installer is not in Play Store, you have to download it separately: http://en.miui.com/thread-3998-1-1.html
      or
      http://d-h.st/ztjI
      From the Google Installer you can then download the Play store and contacts app etc

    • Af Slv
      October 29, 2015

      Thx. I´ve installed the apk but the google apps it allows to install are in chinese. Can you provide a link to an english version ?

    • Lars-Peter Dijkstra
      October 29, 2015

      When you have installed the apps then they are in english! I dont have an installer apk in english at this moment

  29. Josef Izchaki
    October 9, 2015

    andi is the letv one still having wifi issues with the newest ROM? And what is happening with Google contacts? Is it working?

  30. Josef Izchaki
    October 9, 2015

    andi is the letv one still having wifi issues with the newest ROM? And what is happening with Google contacts? Is it working?

  31. Zamil
    January 23, 2016

    If i install the latest stable firmware, will it remove my google playstore?

  32. Guest
    January 24, 2016

    If i install the latest stable firmware, will it remove my google playstore?

  33. Rajveer singh
    February 20, 2016

    Hi..when OTA update will come for letv 1s

  34. Guest
    February 20, 2016

    Hi..when OTA update will come for letv 1s

  35. Sowmya
    March 27, 2016

    I bought Letv 1s X507, Wifi is not working in it..when i enable my wifi, it shows “Obtaining IP address and then saved”..it is not connecting to wifi at all….Please tell me what to do…

    • Francis Sim
      March 31, 2016

      Shouldn’t you check with your seller instead?

  36. Guest
    March 27, 2016

    I bought Letv 1s X507, Wifi is not working in it..when i enable my wifi, it shows “Obtaining IP address and then saved”..it is not connecting to wifi at all….Please tell me what to do…

    • Francis Sim
      March 31, 2016

      Shouldn’t you check with your seller instead?

  37. Ujjwal
    April 9, 2016

    i tried downloading the external ROM as per the instructions given above but it failed with message “error with signature”. Can anybody help on this issue.

  38. Guest
    April 9, 2016

    i tried downloading the external ROM as per the instructions given above but it failed with message “error with signature”. Can anybody help on this issue.

  39. Sergi
    April 14, 2016

    It’s possible to return to the previous rom i had?

  40. Guest
    April 14, 2016

    It’s possible to return to the previous rom i had?

  41. Piyush
    May 7, 2016

    Can you please suggest me a method to enable monitor mode on Letv Le 1s X507 … FIRMWARE NOT DETECTED by bcmon …

  42. Guest
    May 7, 2016

    Can you please suggest me a method to enable monitor mode on Letv Le 1s X507 … FIRMWARE NOT DETECTED by bcmon …

  43. arun kumar
    October 25, 2016

    My let Mobile phone WiFi Direct, hotspot and Bluetooth is not working

    • ragini dwivedi
      January 23, 2017

      me too, why this happened always ? this is second time that i found this problem. solve this immediately.

  44. Guest
    October 25, 2016

    My let Mobile phone WiFi Direct, hotspot and Bluetooth is not working

    • ragini dwivedi
      January 23, 2017

      me too, why this happened always ? this is second time that i found this problem. solve this immediately.

  45. Nitin Doshi
    February 23, 2018

    Hi,
    My Contacts and dialled nos list is loading very very slowly on my Le1 Pro ( X800).

    Is there anyway i can have the phone back to niormal as its working perfectly ok for all other applications.

    I already cleared the memory and now have about 22gb of storage available ( mine is the 4gb/64 gb model)

    Any help/reply would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.