Infinix Hot 4 (X557) gets Android 7 (Nougat) update, here’s how you can update yours using Tcard or SP Flash Tool


How to easily update Infinix Hot 4 X557 to Nougat with Tcard or SP Flash Tool

The Infinix Hot 4 (X557) has received an Android 7.0 (Nougat) update. If you wish to update your Hot 4 from Marshmallow (Android 6) to Nougat (Android 7) then here’s a checklist before you go ahead:

  1. Check your phone’s current Build Number under Settings > About > Build Number and write it somewhere safe; you might need it later
  2. If you have rooted your Infinix Hot 4 then ensure to unroot your Infinix Hot 4 because installing an OTA update zip on a rooted phone could brick it. This however doesn’t apply if you’re updating via SP Flash Tool
  3. If your Infinix Hot 4 is running on a custom recovery then ensure to flash back the stock recovery
  4. If you can’t find the Infinix Hot 4 firmware for your Build Number then it would be wise to dump your firmware in scatter format using Miracle Box so you can easily rollback to your previous firmware / build incase the update is buggy or not fully compatible with your build

How to update the Infinix Hot 4 (X557) using Tcard

Updating your Hot 4 via Tcard requires that you first download the Infinix Hot 4 (X557) Nougat Tcard zip (X557-H807A1D1-N_Tcard_update_170426V18). Once done:

  • Copy the Tcard zip to both the phone storage and SD card
  • Boot the Infinix Hot 4 into recovery mode
  • In stock recovery, you use Volume buttons to navigate and Power button to select
  • Tap Apply update from SD card
  • Navigate to the Tcard update zip and select it
  • If prompted, tap Yes to confirm
  • Reboot the phone

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How to update the Infinix Hot 4 (X557) using SP Flash Tool

To update your Infinix Hot 4 to Nougat using SP Flash Tool, download the Infinix Hot 4 (X557) Nougat SP Flash Tool update (X557-H807A1D1-N-170426V18) then flash it using SP Flash Tool.

Help! My Infinix Hot 4 is bricked! It got stuck in recovery mode after I installed the OTA update, what do I do?

Its quite possible your Infinix Hot 4 was rooted before you installed the OTA update. You simply need to flash back your stock system.img. See this guide on how to fix an MTK Android phone bricked after an OTA update


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89 comments on “Infinix Hot 4 (X557) gets Android 7 (Nougat) update, here’s how you can update yours using Tcard or SP Flash Tool

Samwanjeri

Waiting for rooting procedures

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Hovatek

We’ll need a volunteer to test

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Hiness LAGA

Hello … Please help me to wake up my Infinity Hot 4 lite, I tried to do an update when trying to install the Naugat 7.0 and my phone not responds again. It seems that I have deleted everything in the the phone’s memory, even the Preload and the boot Loader. Please help me to resolve this problem that affects me seriously….
Thanks in advance.

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Hovatek

Please, create a new thread at our forum and our forums reps will provide free step by step assistance
see https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-514.html for how to create a thread

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Freedom

am using infinix hot 4 and I got OTA update on 10th June 2017, after updating my phone is still running on Android 6.0 so how can I get android 7 or 8

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Hovatek

That must’ve been a bug fix OTA, not version update. Follow the guide above

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dave

Please what is the size of the update.. What if i don’t have sd card??

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Hovatek

The OTA can be saved to phone storage although I would advise you use an SD card

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dave

Is the update a beta update or the main update??

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Hovatek

This very build is beta but they’ve pushed more updates after this ans are therefore in the final builds

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dave

Do you have the link??

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Pman

good day, i tried to boot my infinix hot 4 X557 into recovery mode, but its saying no command.
please help

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Hovatek

That’s stock recovery mode already. Just press the volume up button once to proceed to main recovery

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Harbay

Please i need help..
Which update is greater
This
X557-H807A1D1-N-170426V18
Or

This
X557-H807AD-M-170524V251 {this is my current build number}

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Hovatek

X557-H807A1D1-N-170426V18 is higher because of the N (Nougat). The other is M (Marshmallow)

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Freedom

please help me get Nougat I have tried to download the Tcard zip image one from the link provided above but it always redirect me to a useless page . so please help me to get an a authentic link or better still if you could place the Tcard zip image at drop box or google one drive so I can go and download it from there please do something about it for me. Thanks

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Hovatek

The link(s) work(s) fine. Which page are you being redirected to?

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Tayyab

Successfully updated my Hot4 X557 to Android Version 7.0 Thanks a lot!

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Hovatek

Great! Don’t forget to share this guide with your friends

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[email protected]

I’m now using 7.0
Thanks boss
But it doesn’t support split screen right?

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harmad

Thanks boss…
I’m now using 7.0
but i got a question …
it doesn’t support split screen right ?

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Hovatek

It ought to

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Harmad

Yeah… I fix it… It was the luncher thing that caused it..
Thanks so much bro

Hovatek

You’re welcome

shery

tyyab i have hot 4 x557 will it work on me bro

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Proxpa djanie

Yes, I have also but not I can’t locate my font style so if u can help me out pls (0275537154)

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KELLZ

this udate doseit work in any build number mine is. X557-H807AD-M-170524V251

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Hovatek

If a provided update file doesn’t match your Build Number then avoid flashing it.

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kellz

Okay how can I have mine I want to upgrade it to 7.0 that is what I want please can you give me a link where I will find my build number because if I even search it on Google it dose no come out but sometimes I see other once what will I do please..

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Ernest

X557-H807B1E1-M-170405V166 (this is my recent infinix build number)
Will the new OTA work for my device? Thanks.

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Hovatek

Yours is Hot 4 Lite. The above file isn’t for your build. We’ll drop a guide for your build soon

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samson

It breaks my phone

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Hovatek

could you shed more light on this

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HoRlA

X557-H807AD-M-170524V251(This is my build number) Will the upgrade work for my phone?

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Hovatek

it should

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shery

i have the same model number should it work bro

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Hovatek

What is your Build Number?

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shery

X557-H807AD-M-170524V251 this one sir

Hovatek

It should work but ensure you backup your ROM as the guide instructed

Harmad

I just downgraded my phone today…
My phone keep hanging after I upgraded to 7.0
My experience with 7.0 was bad

shery

can this t card also be flash throug laptop

Frederick

Pls if i update it, will my installed apps and internal memory files be cleared off.

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Hovatek

If you use Tcard update then that shouldn’t happen. If you use SP Flash tool then ensure to untick userdata.
Its important you backup first as the guide instructs

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Nnebuchi

How do you flash it,using the flash tool. Please am somehow lost here, please help me. I need these update because I have downloaded severally and it was wasted.

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Hovatek

The link to the SP Flash tool guide is in the above guide

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Idowu

Please nid a rom 4 hot 4 lite

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Hovatek

What kind of ROM?

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Nnebuchi

Please I downloaded the tcard and on installation it showed an error stating that the upgrade(may 3), cannot replace my current version(may 23).Pls what do I do?Is this version of tcard reading…. V32,the same with the one reading V44?pls I want help but I don’t have system for so flash tool…

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Hovatek

The version on your phone is higher than that of the Tcard so the Tcard is outdated compared to what your phone is running on. That’s why you can’t install it.
V44 is higher than V32. Don’t forget that what’s listed above in the guide is the Beta version (first version released). Updates have since been pushed to the phone OTA

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Nnebuchi

Is advisable to download the V44 since the V32 Tcard is less than the one my phone runs on.Do you think the V44 is suitable. Please help for I have wasted money downloading more than three times but no installation.

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Hovatek

What is your phone’s current Build Number?

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Nnebuchi

My phone’s current build number is X557-H807AD-M-170524V251.Please,I appreciate ur kind support. Help me!

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Hovatek

Have you backed up your firmware using Miracle Box as the guide instructed?

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Israel

i also can’t install the update my phone build number is X557-H807AD-M-170524V251 where can i download the version 44

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Hovatek

Why don’t you flash the SP Flash tool version of the Nougat update?

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saif

my whatsapp facebook & masenger is not working , while i should open then please help

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Hovatek

clear their data & cache under Settings > App

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Daniel

I successfully installed android 7.0 to my phone hot 4 but I didn’t jot the previous build number will any problem rise later but my phone works well

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Hovatek

The purpose of noting your Build Number is incase you need to flash back a compatible firmware when the phone gets bricked or begins malfunctioning. Forgetting to take note of it doesn’t mean anything will happen.

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Kay

I recently upgraded my hot 4 to the android 7 version and everything was good except for the fact that it auto kills my app (i mean afta a period of time all app force closes and wont get any notification until i re open it,e.g whatsapp). Out of frustration i took it to a guy that repairs fone and asked him to downgrade it for me and since then, my fingerprint scanner hardly detects any finger at all. I cant even set up any one at all and the only one i managed to set up hardly opens the fone. I didn’t know i was to write the old build number till i came across this site so i don’t even know the old one.

Please what do you advise i do? Download the nougat version again and continue managing like that? Is there anyway to stop the auto killing of apps on the nougat version?
Please help me……,,

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Hovatek

What is your phone’s current Build Number?

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Kay

Current build number: X557-H807-A1-M-160815V57.

Nougat Build Number: X557-H807AD-N-170626V86.

Is there anyway to stop the auto killing of apps on the nougat version? If Yes, Please tell me.

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Kay

U asked… I gave n u ignored. 😣😣😬

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Hovatek

Sorry, Hhd to run a check on your Build Number.
For the Nougat version, that seems like a RAM management bug.
You would have to root and install RAM Manager Pro.
If you wish to retain Marshmallow then you’ll have to try a different firmware @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-533.html

james

pls have upgrade to the OS 7.0 on my hot 4 but am unable to exit my minimize app. what can i do to exit minimize app ?

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Hovatek

Root and install RAM Manager

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Francis

Please is it advisable for me to upgrade my hot 4 lite to 7.0 nougat? Am kinda scared of malfunctioning after upgrade.this is my current build number X557-H807BE-M-170524V173

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Hovatek

While its recommended you update because of security patches and bug fixes, you should realize that OTA updates might have some bugs which will hopefully get fixed in future OTA updates. Just ensure to dump your current firmware -as instructed in the guide- so you have a fallback backup

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Dave

Please is there an os 7 upgrade for hot 4 lite?

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Ozi

please i try to download the system update sent to my phone, afer downloading it will show me unzip erro Pls help

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Hovatek

You’ll need to retry. This time around, do not minimize the update app till download is done. That means you won’t be switching to or using any other app

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Chinedu

Please house I upgraded to 7.0 on my infinix hot 4 from 6.0. I want to downgrade back to 6.0

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Hovatek

You’ll need to first download the Hot 4 firmware @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-533.html then flash it to your phone using SP Flash tool @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-159.html

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Kolawole

please i try to download the system update sent to my phone, after downloading it will show me unzip error Pls help me

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Hovatek

Ensure the screen doesn’t go dim and you don’t minimize the OTA update app during the download process

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Kolawole

Pls the OTA sent to me is (1479mb)and the link above is around ( 1.37g)hope there is no any problem by following that link own……or maybe it wouldn’t work well for me?please i need your help before i proceed

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Hovatek

You can use that in your OTA

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Gbenga

I am such a lover of OS Nougat, but sadly my infinix hot 4 lite has not been prompted to upgrade the operating system through OTA, i have searched many times and it keeps saying my OS is up to date. Please is infinix hot 4 lite compatible with Nougat?

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Hovatek

There’s no official OTA update for your model yet

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Smith

I’m having difficulties updating using the TF card.. What update will be suitable for this build number: H807A1D1-M-161123V168 because i have download alot of TF card but still not working for my hot 4…T-Card-X557-H807A1D1-N-170426V18,T-Card-X557-H807A1D1-N-170503V32 or T-Card-X557-H807AD-N-170512V44..Also is it good to delete current update from phone when u copy it on the sd card before update..I need help please I’m really frustrated…

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Hovatek

Why don’t you use the SP Flash Tool format?

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Smith

Please do u think updating with The Sp flash tool is safe and convenient for my X557,,,I don’t want to brick my phone through this process..

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Hovatek

Just ensure to backup then follow the guide carefully and you’ll be fine

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Odesola Moses

Thanks very much, I was able to update my hot4 X557 but I didn’t load it from recovery mode. What I did is that, I load it from the update session on the phone.

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Nagendra

Hai ,want to update my mobile version from 6.0 to nougat 7.0,can you help the process…please

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Hovatek

If its for the Hot 4 X557 then the procedure is above

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