A few weeks back, we announced that Infinix had pushed version updates from Marshmallow (Android 6) to Nougat (Android 7) to the Infinix Hot 4 (X557). The Infinix Note 3 & Note 3 Pro (both X601) had previously received a similar update and the Infinix Zero 3 (X552) got XOS v2.2 via OTA. As customary with fresh version updates, there’ll Read more…


Android pattern or pin locked

Chances are that you’ve been locked out of your Android phone at one point or another. From my experience, clients who contact us about a lock on their Android phone can’t identify what kind of lock they’re experiencing, making it more difficult for them to search for help or even state their case when they finally find Read more…


How to install OTA update on a rooted Android phone

Rooting -for me- is very crucial. I can’t imagine using an Android phone without it. A good number of others have caught this bug but begin regretting having rooted when there’s an OTA update available. Incase you’re wondering why, Root + OTA update = Brick Its quite easy to unroot a Mediatek Android phone and a Spreadtrum Read more…


Importance of Build Number on Tecno, Infinix and Itel phones

If you own an Itel, Infinix, Tecno..infact any Android phone then you might want to pay a little more attention to one piece of information perching quietly on your phone; the Build Number. The Build Number can be located under Settings > About > Build Number of your phone. So what is this Build Number of a Read more…


A while back, I bought a Dual OS Tablet just to test-run and possibly drop helpful tutorials for users. I’ve been enjoying the device but had been having one major headache; it kept lagging while in Windows 10 mode. On Booting the dual OS tablet into Android, everything seemed to work fine. The lagging would get so bad Read more…


Today, I connected my Android phone to my PC and I heard the USB connection sound but my phone’s storages weren’t detected (both Internal and SD card). This was rather weird as I’d used it fine a few days back. I checked under Device Manager and noticed that MTP had a warning icon (yellow triangle) on it Read more…


A number of Marshmallow (Android 6) users have complained of insufficient / low storage space for installing applications despite having much unused space on their SD card. This brief guide will teach you how to easily convert those several free Gigabytes on your external SanDisk card to Internal Storage. How can I convert / use my SD Read more…


Tecno recently released an update,making it possible to upgrade the Tecno Camon C8 to Marshmallow. Quite a number of C8 users have been having problems upgrading their phones, even to the HIOS for Tecno C8 . To make upgrading easier, Team Hovatek has made a ROM Dump of a Tecno C8 running on Marshmallow, thereby, making the C8 Read more…


Tecno finally released Marshmallow for the Tecno Camon C8. The Marshmallow update was taken down shortly after it was released because it had a lot of bugs but we have the download link for those who want to try or Mod it anyway. We’d released a guide on upgrading Tecno C8 to HIOS so you might want to Read more…


Tecno recently launched the HIOS which is its official User Interface (UI), just like Infinix has XUI. At the moment, HIOS is available for only the Tecno Boom J8 and Camon C8. Features of the Tecno HIOS UI Quick Camera Activation : To activate Camera from a locked screen, you simply slide the icon upwards and it Read more…


Just the other day, I was chatting with a colleague and we were talking about the Tecno, Gionee, Infinix, Innjoo, Itel and Opsson war for supremacy. We agreed instantly that Oppson crashed out early for many obvious reasons. Innjoo lost a good chunk of their users trust, Itel is finally pulling its weight but is not quite Read more…


Infinix recently pushed the March 2016 Marshmallow (Android 6) update to the Hot 2 X510 and from the feedback we’ve been getting, this update fixes a number of bugs in the January 2016, February 2016 and 0202 test builds. Team Hovatek has been creating ROMDumps (SP Flash Tool formats) for these OTA updates to make it easier Read more…


Back in August 2015, Team Hovatek raised an alarm about fake Tecno phones flooding the market, likely starting with the Tecno M3. We equally warned of a likelihood that cloned Infinix phones will soon flood the market and it seems that time has come. As you know, we provide free support to device users at the Hovatek Read more…


I’ve been closely following the Infinix Hot series right from the Infinix Hot X507 which was launched towards the end of 2014, to the Infinix Hot 2 X510 launched around August 2015 and now the Infinix Hot 3 X5?? available for pre-order in March 2016. Lets take a step back to look at some things that have Read more…


Its usually thrilling to learn that a major update / upgrade has been released for your Mediatek (MTK) Android phone. The excitement however begins to wane when you discover serious bugs (lagging and overheating being one of the most unbearable) and just wish you were back to the times when your phone was – at least – Read more…






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