The Tecno Camon X Pro (CA8) recently received an OTA update with Build Number (CA8-H633EFG-0-180717V193). Here’s an excerpt from the update screen: UpdateVersion: CA8-H633EFG-0-180717V193 Added Functions: I. Google Security Patch: 2018-07-05 2. Removed Palmstore app Optimized issue: I. Optimized the menu translation 2. Updated GPR.S parameters 3. Updated the version number of the third party apps Fixed Read more…


Tecno Spark 2 rumored specs

Less than two weeks after Itel announced their first Android Oreo (Go Edition) powered device, the Itel A32F, Tecno is rumored to be preparing to launch Tecno Spark 2. I’ve not been able to find an official statement from Tecno so this is pretty much word on the street. Android Oreo (Go Edition) is lightweight and optimized Read more…


Snapdragon Chip

Back in 2017 when Mediatek made it known that it will be backing out of the flagship SoC arms race for a while since the likes of its Decacore Helio X30 SoC had few buy-ins compared to the Helio P series, it became obvious that the battle for flagship SoC supremacy would rage on between Qualcomm’s Snapdragon, Samsung’s Read more…


Tecno Camon CX Air OTA update adoptable storage

The Tecno Camon CX Air has received a new Over The Air (OTA) update (CXAir-H3713A-N-171010V131) which includes the Adoptable Storage feature. Adoptable storage is a feature introduced in Marshmallow (after something similar was removed in Lollipop) which enables you use your external SD card as an extension of your phone storage. This means more storage space to Read more…


How to update Tecno Phantom 6 Plus (A9) to Android 7 Nougat using OTA update .zip Tcard or SP Flash tool

Last month, Tecno announced that the Tecno Phantom 6 Plus (A9) code-named The Beast would receive an Android Nougat OTA update and we dropped a guide on how to prepare for the update. Their announcement was followed by mixed reactions; owners of older Tecno phone models complaining about being sidelined. Truth be told, Tecno is far behind Read more…


How to update Tecno Phantom 6 Plus to Nougat

A part of the Tecno community seems quite excited by some news that came in last week Thursday / Friday about some Tecno phones potentially receiving Android 7 (Nougat) OTA updates. Here are some clippings: Hey guys So a lot of you guys have been posting about the need for updates on our brand of phones for 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…


Tecno Phantom 6 Side View

Tecno launched the Phantom 6 (A6) last month (September 2016) and there’s been quite some buzz about it. Team Hovatek got its hands on a copy of this phone so I’ll be walking you through the unboxing. As we delve deeper into this phone, we’ll be dropping a hands on & performance review of the Tecno Phantom 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…