Micromax Marshmallow Update plans [Android 6.0]

Micromax is very silent on its plans about the release of Marshmallow update for its devices, and that’s really killing many users who are at pain to know when their favorite Canvas Android device is set an OTA of the coveted Android 6.0 update.

Whether you consider the Canvas Express 2, Express 4G, Canvas 5 or any other device, the company is disappointingly pent-up on the Marshmallow update plans.

Let’s see how the Marshmallow update could span out for variety of devices.

Official Micromax Marshmallow Update

Even though the company has avoided laying down a roadmap for Android 6.0 update in public, we’re sure the work is going on already.

It’s hard to say when we could be entertaining official Marshmallow update from Micromax for top flagship devices of the year 2015, but if we are to put up a date, we would say January 2016 for one device, which could be Canvas 5.

Other eligible Micromax devices could follow get the 6.0 update sometime in Feb and March 2016.

This is disappointingly late release, but it looks likely for the most part, and is saddening too, if you love timely updates as much as we do.

The Marshmallow update was released by Google in first week of October, and we’re already nearly full two months into it. In any case, we would want Micromax to release the Android 6.0 for at least one of its 2015 flagship by now, but sadly that’s not the case.

Having used Nexus devices for past 3-4 years, it’s unbearable for me. With this track record, it’s easy to say that it’s exceptionally hard for people who are used to with quicker updates with Nexus devices to consider buying even the best of Micromax currently available on the market.

Unofficial Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update [CM13]

Well, thanks to vast development that goes on in Internet forums, we’ve seen unofficial Marshmallow update appear for variety of devices unofficially, when officially means were all dried up.

Not only the latest devices like Motorola Moto G3, E2, X3, but even older devices like Moto E, G1, G2, X, X2, or Galaxy S3, S4, S5, etc. have a Marshmallow build available, mostly in thanks to custom ROMs like CM13.

Not that CM13 is your only source of unofficial Marshmallow update, there are other custom ROMs like Omni, Chroma, etc and simple AOSP ROMs available, that are bringing the Android 6.0 update to devices that are too old to be hopeful of Marshmallow update from the OEM.

Which is why, it’s not wrong to hope for an unofficial update for Micromax devices, but sadly, you will be disappointed here too.

The reason is, recent Micromax devices have seen little to no development, meaning there is no Marshmallow custom ROM available for almost all of devices.

If you were hoping for a CM13 ROM for your Micromax device, there is none available as of now.

If a Marshmallow custom ROM comes for any Micromax device, we will be sure to update this page and share the link with you guys. Keep watching this page for that.

At the moment, neither Omni nor CM13 or any other custom ROM based on Marshmallow is available for any Micromax device.

Micromax Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update Release Date [Estimated]

Note: The info below is estimated one, and Micromax hasn’t confirmed or denied any of the estimates mentioned below.

Micromax

Device

Marshmallow

Chances

Expected

Release

Canvas A1

Already on 6.0

Canvas 5 E481

Yes

January 2016

Canvas Nitro 3 E352

Yes

February 2016

Canvas Juice 3 Q392

Yes

February 2016

Canvas Express 4G Q413

Yes

March 2016

Canvas Spark 2 Q334

Maybe

Q2 2016 (if it happens)

Canvas Mega E353

Maybe

Q2 2016 (if it happens)

Canvas Fire 4G Q411

Maybe

Q2 2016 (if it happens)

Canvas Blaze 4G Q400

Maybe

Q2 2016 (if it happens)

Canvas Pace 4G Q416

Maybe

Q2 2016 (if it happens)

Canvas Blaze 4G+ Q414

Maybe

Q2 2016 (if it happens)

Canvas Sliver 5

Probably No

Canvas Spark Q380

Probably No

Canvas Juice 2 AQ5001

Probably No

Canvas Doodle 4

Probably No

Canvas Fire 4 A107

Probably No

Canvas Nitro 4G E455

Probably No

Canvas Unite 3 Q372

Probably No

Canvas Knight 2 E471

Probably No

Canvas Selfie Lens Q345

Probably No

Canvas Play 4G Q469

Probably No

Canvas Juice 3+ Q394

Probably No

Canvas Play Q355

Probably No

Canvas Amaze Q395

Probably No

Canvas Selfie 3 Q348

Probably No

Canvas Selfie 2 Q340

Probably No

Bolt S301

Probably No

Canvas Hue

Probably No

Canvas A1 AQ4502

Probably No

Bolt Q332

Probably No

Bolt Q338

No

Canvas Xpress 2 E313

No

Canvas Nitro 2 E311

No

Canvas Express 4G Q413

No

Bolt A82

No

Bolt D321

No

Canvas Pep Q371

No

Bolt Q339

No

Bolt D320

No

Bolt Q324

No

Bolt S302

No

Bolt D303

No

Bolt S300

No

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Wrap-up

Well, when it comes to updates, Micromax sucks. There’s no way around it. OUt of the gazillion of Android sets company has, only 4 devices looks like getting Marshmallow update.

Marshmallow is okay releasing devices well into Q2 and Q3 2015, that are running Android 4.4 and 5.0 Lollipop, when 5.1 was released back in January 2015.

Truth be told, you’d be wasting your time waiting, or hoping, for the Marshmallow update on your device, if it’s not Canvas 5, Nitro 3, Juice 3 or Express 4G.

Yes, Canvas A1 is already running Android 6.0 (Android 6.0.1 in fact) because that Android One set, one which receives updates directly from Google.

Other devices will most probably see their next generation released, probably on Marshmallow, rather receive the Android 6.0 update as an OTA.

So, which Micromax device do you own? What are your thoughts on Marshmallow update and Micromax?

We’d love to hear your views on this whole scenario.

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  • sumit

    as on company’s website it is still written that canvas hue aq5000 will get lollipop what are your views regarding this?

  • 3mee

    Would an unofficial update include rooting?

    • Krishna

      You don’t have to root in order to install a custom ROM (that is, unofficial update). You need to install a custom recovery like twrp or cwm, which you have to use to install custom ROM. Installing custom recovery requires unlock bootloader, which generally breaks warranty.

  • Rajas

    I have a Juice 3 Q392. its already the last week of february and there does not seem to be any signs of Marshmallow Updates. I have not found any custom recoveries for the same. Please can u provide any working links from which i can find them?

  • navdeep

    I have canvas nitro 3 e352 and there does not seem to be any signs of Marshmallow Updates. I have not found any custom recoveries for the same. Please can u provide any working links from which i can find them?

  • Keshav

    Plz give cm13 for for micromax A107

  • Srj

    I have Micromax Canvas Nitro 4g. I don’t see it mentioned anywhere .. What is it’s status ? Marshmallow or not ? If not I am planning go for Lenovo.

  • hey guys get lollipop rom5.1 for canvas hue AQ5000 at http://forum.xda-developers.co…hue-t3369826 and give thanks to developer

  • Anjan kumar

    plz give marshmallow update fo micromax canvas 2

  • Anjan kumar

    plz give marshmallow update for micromax canvas xpress 2

  • Jignesh Patel

    Q392 update was gone(Feb-16), when we will get the marshmallow update for the same. Pls. reply

  • Jignesh Patel

    Q392 update date was gone(Feb-16), when we will get the marshmallow update for the same. Pls. reply

  • Aaron

    Please for express 2
    e313

  • Aniket

    Please give me marshmallow update for micromax unite 3

  • Ajay

    Plz helo me. I need marshmallow for micromax canvas amaze q395

  • don

    pls give marshmallow update for unit

    e 3

  • brock

    I’m owning nitro 3 e352 but i havent got the update yet

  • sachin

    Micromax canvas 5 e481 marshmallow update

  • Divyam Ramy

    January 2016 has gone its august 2016
    And micromax canvas 5 has still not got the update isnt that too late now????

  • Make a ROM for q338 also plz it no where available

    • Krishna

      Sorry dude, we don’t develop ROMs for devices, we just share them with you when we come across them. And sadly, ROMs for Micromax devices are being developed far less than earlier. You should buy Motorola devices if you want updates — they are supported quite well too by developers.

  • Ganesh varaganti

    Nitro 4g upgrade to marshmallow plz