Elephone M3 and Elephone P9000 Lite are getting a firmware update


Two of the numerous Elephone devices, specifically the M3 and P9000 Lite models are getting a new VibeUI firmware update developed in cooperation with some external Elephone team. So let’s take a look at what new features the firmware brings to the table.

Elephone M3 gets three brand new features, first being the “Quick snap” allowing the user to quickly capture the screenshot on the powered-off screen. All you have to do is double press the volume control button. Another one is the “Wide touch” for customization of size and opacity of the touch functional button. Last one is the “Quick flashlight” and it’s probably pretty self explanatory.

New stuff is being added to the Elephone P9000 Lite too, it’s also getting the “Quick snap”, but as more usable looks like the “Micro screen” feature, which allows the user to shrink the screen for easier one handed controls. And the last piece of the puzzle is the “Flip to sleep” function for putting the phone to sleep just be flipping it screen down.

All the new features and summed up and explained in the following video so check it out.

https://youtu.be/voZiGa7A9dI%20%20

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46 Comments

  1. _jack_
    September 10, 2016

    I feel like these phones are super old. Where are the successors? They were announced way to early 😉
    I really like the M3 design, it has sth unique… Is anyone using of them daily?

    • Muhammad Yasir
      September 10, 2016

      i would also like to know about the M3 !

  2. Muhammad Yasir
    September 10, 2016

    guys … PLEASE POST CANDID REVIEWS OF YOUR TIME WITH THE M3 !

  3. Rocky Raja
    September 10, 2016

    Great to see this brand is also providing updates to old models. I’m using YU Yuphoria for 1.5 years and for last 1 year I have never get any single update -_-
    Thinking to buy a new smartphone. Any suggestions guys?

    • Ibrahim Bahakim
      September 10, 2016

      Xiaomi.

      • Rocky Raja
        September 10, 2016

        Which model bro?

        • Ibrahim Bahakim
          September 10, 2016

          Depend on your budget. But you won’t do wrong unless you go for Redmi Note 3 with X10 and Mi4i.
          ANYTHING else is great. I tried a lot of Xiaomi. Mi3 Mi4 and MiNote Pro and RedMi Note and Note 2 ‘without fingerprint” and Mi Max and Redmi Note 3.
          Trust me all will do well except the RedMi Note 3 and Mi4i.

  4. Chandan Mitra
    September 10, 2016

    Wow! I liked the “Quick snap” feature. And that flip lock too 😀 Is it only for this 2 models? Or the upcoming S7 will also have this?

  5. techi
    September 10, 2016

    Forget about this UI, work on stock ROM and make a new update. When will you start working on Nougat?? That is already available for developers. Please give update and obviously provide a bug free update.

  6. _jack_
    September 10, 2016

    I feel like these phones are super old. Where are the successors? They were announced way to early 😉
    I really like the M3 design, it has sth unique… Is anyone using of them daily?

    • Guest
      September 10, 2016

      i would also like to know about the M3 !

  7. Alfred
    September 10, 2016

    When a company adds new features with an update, it is only to be commended, but we are sure that users did not require other improvements?

  8. Guest
    September 10, 2016

    guys … PLEASE POST CANDID REVIEWS OF YOUR TIME WITH THE M3 !

  9. Charls
    September 10, 2016

    Great to see this brand is also providing updates to old models. I’m using YU Yuphoria for 1.5 years and for last 1 year I have never get any single update -_-
    Thinking to buy a new smartphone. Any suggestions guys?

    • Ibrahim Bahakim
      September 10, 2016

      Xiaomi.

    • Charls
      September 10, 2016

      Which model bro?

    • Ibrahim Bahakim
      September 10, 2016

      Depend on your budget. But you won’t do wrong unless you go for Redmi Note 3 with X10 and Mi4i.
      ANYTHING else is great. I tried a lot of Xiaomi. Mi3 Mi4 and MiNote Pro and RedMi Note and Note 2 ‘without fingerprint” and Mi Max and Redmi Note 3.
      Trust me all will do well except the RedMi Note 3 and Mi4i.

  10. Chandan Mitra
    September 10, 2016

    Wow! I liked the “Quick snap” feature. And that flip lock too 😀 Is it only for this 2 models? Or the upcoming S7 will also have this?

  11. techi
    September 10, 2016

    Forget about this UI, work on stock ROM and make a new update. When will you start working on Nougat?? That is already available for developers. Please give update and obviously provide a bug free update.

  12. EXPLORER
    September 10, 2016

    Improve your after sales service first.

  13. Dany
    September 10, 2016

    Congratulations to Elephone …. 2 already good products of his own, receiving updates that improve them !!!

  14. Alfred
    September 10, 2016

    When a company adds new features with an update, it is only to be commended, but we are sure that users did not require other improvements?

  15. Giovanni
    September 10, 2016

    A colleague who has the M3 model told me that he can’t find the update. But it is an update prediction that has yet to go out or is already published?

    • MattD
      September 10, 2016

      Your colleague should check which rom he’s running, because this update is for vibe ui rom only… I suppose he’s on the srock rom, so he won’t find this update anyway

  16. EXPLORER
    September 10, 2016

    Improve your after sales service first.

  17. Dany
    September 10, 2016

    Congratulations to Elephone …. 2 already good products of his own, receiving updates that improve them !!!

  18. Michael 9
    September 10, 2016

    this is really nice, users needed an update, now let’s wait for cm13 release on these devices as well

  19. Tera88
    September 10, 2016

    finally! love that they decided to work on these two phones, we wanted the update for quite some time already, nice work! 🙂

  20. GGPlayer
    September 10, 2016

    i saw this on the 4pda forums already available for download

  21. Giovanni
    September 10, 2016

    A colleague who has the M3 model told me that he can’t find the update. But it is an update prediction that has yet to go out or is already published?

    • MattD
      September 11, 2016

      Your colleague should check which rom he’s running, because this update is for vibe ui rom only… I suppose he’s on the srock rom, so he won’t find this update anyway

  22. TimNotCook
    September 10, 2016

    download link? and will they continue to update this?

  23. Darius T.
    September 10, 2016

    this is really nice, users needed an update, now let’s wait for cm13 release on these devices as well

  24. Ethan
    September 10, 2016

    finally! love that they decided to work on these two phones, we wanted the update for quite some time already, nice work! 🙂

  25. YasBoi
    September 10, 2016

    i saw this on the 4pda forums already available for download

  26. Girolamo
    September 10, 2016

    Dedicated to those who is talking bad of Elephone.

    • Hakim Farouk
      September 10, 2016

      Dear losers (fake commenters), This is not considered as a firmware update. This is just a porting of a 3rd party rom. Any rookie dev can simply do this by copying some other phones (that shares the same hardware) system folders and merging it with elephones. I can guarantee you things like fingerprint scanner or some other stuff won’t be working. Rather than this, try actually fixing the bugs in your own stock firmwares which you’re not capable of, obviously. haha.

  27. JaneGirl
    September 10, 2016

    They should update the stock rom, vibeui is shit and nobody is gonna use it anyway

  28. Jimmy D.
    September 10, 2016

    download link? and will they continue to update this?

  29. Girolamo
    September 10, 2016

    Dedicated to those who is talking bad of Elephone.

    • Hakim Farouk
      September 11, 2016

      Dear losers (fake commenters), This is not considered as a firmware update. This is just a porting of a 3rd party rom. Any rookie dev can simply do this by copying some other phones (that shares the same hardware) system folders and merging it with elephones. I can guarantee you things like fingerprint scanner or some other stuff won’t be working. Rather than this, try actually updating and fixing the bugs in your own stock firmwares which you’re not capable of, obviously. haha.

      No other phone companies would consider this (porting) as worthy news but elephone.

      I can’t believe Gizchina is reporting this as news tho. It’s just a porting of a 3rd party rom. My Mi5 and my older OP2 has 3rd party roms being ported almost on a bi monthly basis or less and no news from Gizchina on that.

  30. TheJenny
    September 10, 2016

    They should update the stock rom, vibeui is shit and nobody is gonna use it anyway

  31. Gaspar
    September 11, 2016

    Elephone aims to become a highly respected brand. Before undertakes to release excellent smartphone, now continues his line with targeted updates. They seem attentive on all fronts

  32. Gaspar
    September 11, 2016

    Elephone aims to become a highly respected brand. Before undertakes to release excellent smartphone, now continues his line with targeted updates. They seem attentive on all fronts

  33. Wolvie
    September 13, 2016

    Wow so many paid (by Elephoney) poster here LOL

  34. Guest
    September 13, 2016

    Wow so many paid (by Elephoney) poster here LOL