On Infinix Hot 2 x510 Running Marshmallow OS, You Cannot Change IMEI

The first Android one smartphone in Africa, Infinix hot 2, got the latest Android 6.0 marshmallow update a couple of days back. We published a step-by-step guide on how to Flash in the update via stock recovery.

infinix hot 2 retail pack

Fortunately, the update has been rolled out via OTA to hot 2 x510 devices. Hence, there might not be no need for the stock recovery method. However, based on reports we have received so far, updating via OTA renders some issues to the phone like been unable to find your files (music, videos, pictures) etc and this isn’t an issue experienced via stock recovery method. Thus, it is advisable that you take off your SD-Card before following the OTA route when choosing to upgrade.

infinix hot 2 marshmallow issue
infinix hot 2 marshmallow files issue

Our tutorial on how to Flash the Marshmallow update on the infinix hot 2 phone has gained a lot of attention with thousands of views so far and we have received complains of not being able to change the IMEI after the update. I decided to give it a shot on my device and realized it’s true.

infinix hot 2 marshmallow imei issue
infinix hot 2 marshmallow imei not changing

Fix To Changing IMEI on Infinix Hot 2 x510 Running Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Unfortunately, there is no proven method on how to change IMEI on the device while it’s running the Android 6.0 marshmallow Operating System. Hence, the best option now would be reverting back to Android 5.1 lollipop OS.

Of course, this is only important to those who use Glo bis on their device. If you are using normal subscriptions, you may not have to bother yourself with this.

And oh, for those who are having the issue of not being able to access their files after upgrading to Android 6.0 marshmallow OS, perhaps downgrading to Android 5.1 lollipop would be the best option pending when that bug is fixed.

I will be publishing a step-by-step guide on how to download from marshmallow to lollipop OS on the infinix hot 2 x510 soon. So, if you are interested in knowing how to, please stay tuned to TechsNG.

Samuel is a Tech Enthusiast who loves to explore everything that concerns Tech. Most of his explorations and guides, he shares via this platform. He studied Computer Science and prefers being simply called Sammy! 😉