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Lenovo a269i - 2.3.6 Gingerbread OS Upgrade

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2nd February 2014, 11:23 AM   |  #1  
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I've just recently bought the Lenovo a269i (see full specs below)

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Processor
MT6572 1.0 GHz Dual Core
Operating System
Android™ OS
v2.3 Ginger Bread
Display
Capacitive 3.5” HVGA (480 x 320)
Weight
112 g (0.246 lbs)
Battery
Li-Po 1300 mAh replaceable
Up to 19 hours of non-stop talk time
Up to 21 days of stand by time
Integrated Camera
2 MP Fixed Focus Rear Camera
Memory
256 MB RAM
512 MB ROM
Expandable upto 32 GB
Connectivity/Radios
2G Network: GSM 900/1800
3G Network: WCDMA 2100 MHz
Speed: HSPA 7.2 Mbps(DL), 5.76 Mbps(UL) / EDGE
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth®: 2.0 High Speed
Data: GPRS, EDGE
SIM
Dual, regular SIM
Color
Black
Sensors
G-Sensor (Accelerometer)
Software-enabled touchscreen
Proximity detection
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I'd like to upgrade its OS from 2.3.6 Gingerbread To 4.2 Jelly Bean and to be honest I'm new to all this and had no single idea but with the help of you experts here then Its going to be a cake walk. Please give me the steps before I proceed, if there is anything to check about the current phones info, or the complicated stuff.


P.S

I'll try to make a search in this forum but I'll make this thread head on.
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6th February 2014, 02:24 PM   |  #2  
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Hello, sorry to bother you with somewhat unrelated answer, but can you send me a backup of your current firmware? I've bought the same phone from chinese retailer, and it's firmware is modified for china - chinese appmarket is the worst And it doesn't even support google market - it crashes upon launch.
So, could you please send me a copy of your phone's firmware?
4th March 2014, 06:39 AM   |  #3  
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Hello
I have the same problem with lenovo a269i. I can't boot it after trying to install new rom.
Now it stuck on logo.
Phone only boot carliv's recovery.
Could you please make carliv's recovery (restore) files of your phone and send it to me or put a link?

maybe you have already installed android 4 on on your phone?

please help ...
7th March 2014, 09:28 AM   |  #4  
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I have a Lenovo A269i bought from here (now sold out):
lelong.com.my/lenovo-ideaphone-a269i-dual-sim-1ghz-processor-3-5-inch-satugadgetdotcom-142728589-2014-04-Sale-P.htm

Take a look. I believe it's already rooted and can also use the Play Store but I'm not sure since I only use it as a MiFi hotspot device. If it's the same phone as yours then I can help create a backup rom and post it here, provided you list down all the steps I need to do to create one using only free tools. Safely. I'm not risking my MiFi device.
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