Android 7.0 Nougat for Elephone P9000 is out (albeit with a few bugs)


With hardware getting cheaper by the day, the onus is now on companies that can do decent software, because almost every other company is doing phones with powerful hardware.

Speaking of, Elephone have released the Android 7.0 Nougat beta build for the Elephone P9000. It’s worth noting that since it’s only a public beta, there are some bugs that you can expect, which the company is working on for the stable build.

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For now, you can head over to this site and download the build to manually flash it on your P9000 smartphone. The stable version will come as an OTA, so if you don’t want to manually tinker around with your phone or if you don’t wish to use this ‘half baked’ ROM, you can wait for the stable version.

As of now, the fingerprint sensor is known to not work well (or not work at all) with the beta build, among other instabilities. Elephone have also issued a disclaimer for people who aren’t well versed with flashing ROMs manually and such; might just be a good idea to hold off for a while for such people.

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36 Comments

  1. BS
    November 17, 2016

    so we wont get update via OTA, forget it… l’m not going to flash this ROM, for an update

    • Carlos.jr
      November 17, 2016

      that’s true, also android 6.0 is great

  2. Carlos.jr
    November 17, 2016

    l wont update mine, 6.0 works perfectly and l dont want to improve anything

  3. Midori Chen
    November 17, 2016

    Is it a stable built version??
    Cause sometimes less optimisation causes lots of bugs.

  4. D.Cakaj
    November 17, 2016

    so we wont get update via OTA, forget it… l’m not going to flash this ROM, for an update

    • Carlos.jr
      November 17, 2016

      that’s true, also android 6.0 is great

  5. Carlos.jr
    November 17, 2016

    l wont update mine, 6.0 works perfectly and l dont want to improve anything

  6. Midori Chen
    November 17, 2016

    Is it a stable built version??
    Cause sometimes less optimisation causes lots of bugs.

  7. Giovanni
    November 17, 2016

    Finally, we can test with our hand what Elephone’s technicals are able to do with their updates …

  8. Gaspar
    November 17, 2016

    How has declared long time ago, they kept their promise!

  9. Giovanni
    November 17, 2016

    Finally, we can test with our hand what Elephone’s technicals are able to do with their updates …

  10. Rocky Raja
    November 17, 2016

    Good to see that this brand retained their words. 🙂
    Keep going

  11. techi
    November 17, 2016

    With few bugs??
    Then why they didn’t take time to improve those!?
    A late stable-bug free upgrade is always better than a early buggy one.

  12. Gaspar
    November 17, 2016

    How has declared long time ago, they kept their promise!

  13. Charls
    November 18, 2016

    Good to see that this brand retained their words. 🙂
    Keep going

  14. techi
    November 18, 2016

    With few bugs??
    Then why they didn’t take time to improve those!?
    A late stable-bug free upgrade is always better than a early buggy one.

  15. November 18, 2016

    Did anyone read the whole article before commenting?!!?!?!?!

  16. Marria
    November 18, 2016

    It is understandable that a few bugs or glitches may appear since it’s only the beta build. Only people who are more advanced should flash this beta rom, because you never know what is working and what is not. For instance, you wouldn’t want to miss your work if the alarm is not working, but in that case you would only have yourself to blame because you are the one who decided to use unstable build. Either way, it is nice that they have decided to release a public beta version of the rom for people to try it out.

  17. Exlusor ♂ ♀ ✓
    November 18, 2016

    Did anyone read the whole article before commenting?!!?!?!?!

  18. Marria
    November 18, 2016

    It is understandable that a few bugs or glitches may appear since it’s only the beta build. Only people who are more advanced should flash this beta rom, because you never know what is working and what is not. For instance, you wouldn’t want to miss your work if the alarm is not working, but in that case you would only have yourself to blame because you are the one who decided to use unstable build. Either way, it is nice that they have decided to release a public beta version of the rom for people to try it out.

  19. Girolamo
    November 18, 2016

    Someone who downloaded the beta of Android 7 on P9000, can tell me if you can hide the virtual keys and use the small key single?

  20. Girolamo
    November 18, 2016

    Someone who downloaded the beta of Android 7 on P9000, can tell me if you can hide the virtual keys and use the small key single?

  21. Dany
    November 19, 2016

    I hope that with this basis and with the experience gained, will be subsequently released for other models!

  22. Dany
    November 19, 2016

    I hope that with this basis and with the experience gained, will be subsequently released for other models!

  23. Alfred
    November 19, 2016

    What happened to all those who accused elephone that he would never be released this update?

  24. Alfred
    November 19, 2016

    What happened to all those who accused elephone that he would never be released this update?

  25. A User
    November 20, 2016

    Does anyone know if Android 7.0 Nougat will come to the Elephone P9000 Lite?

  26. Guest
    November 20, 2016

    Does anyone know if Android 7.0 Nougat will come to the Elephone P9000 Lite?

  27. Jon K
    November 20, 2016

    When is the stable version gonna come out?? I would love to update it to 7.0, but I fear that I might have some serious bugs and I don’t want to mess up my phone since I got it 2 weeks ago…

  28. Jon K
    November 20, 2016

    When is the stable version gonna come out?? I would love to update it to 7.0, but I fear that I might have some serious bugs and I don’t want to mess up my phone since I got it 2 weeks ago…

  29. Kerr Up Ting
    December 6, 2016

    Any updates on the update yet???

  30. Kerr Up Ting
    December 6, 2016

    Any updates on the update yet???

  31. Lukedwards
    January 23, 2017

    November 2016 sure seems like a long time ago… an update on the update?

  32. Lukedwards
    January 23, 2017

    November 2016 sure seems like a long time ago… an update on the update?

  33. Hrs
    March 13, 2017

    When is the OTA update p9000 to android 7.0?

  34. Guest
    March 13, 2017

    When is the OTA update p9000 to android 7.0?