Trying to update your Infinix Hot S (X521) to Nougat? Your Build Number matters….as always!


Infinix Hot S X521 Nougat update

Its the season of test Android Nougat (7) OTA updates as promised by Infinix. There’s been the Infinix Zero 4 (X555)Infinix Hot 4 (X557), Note 3 (X601-H536A1) and Note 3 Pro (X601-H537A1) which have received their test Nougat builds and now the Hot S (X521) but only for the A1C1 & E1G1 Build Numbers .

The Infinix Hot S (X521) has several builds as listed at our Infinix stock ROMs / firmware collections thread ranging from the A1, C1, E1, G1 to the I1. If you’re looking to install this Nougat update then ensure your Build Number matches else you could end up with a bricked phone.

Updating Infinix Hot S (X521) to Nougat (Android 7) via SP Flash tool or Tcard

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If your Build matches then you can download the update below:

Important things to note before updating your Hot S (X521) to the Nougat test build


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60 comments on “Trying to update your Infinix Hot S (X521) to Nougat? Your Build Number matters….as always!

Sean Boy

Bro I have Infinix hot s the build number is j5088e1-m-170323v23 I just wanted to ask is my phone compatible for this update.

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Hovatek

use the E1G1 version. Ensure to first backup your firmware as the guide instructs

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Sean Boy

Are u sure that my device will not get bricked.

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Hovatek

There are no 100% guarantees. I would advise you not flash the update if you’re not willing to take the risk

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Jeph

Hello
Been following up on this conversation. I have the same build and I am downloading now… To follow up on the instructions. I have a question though, what happens when a phone gets bricked?

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Hovatek

Well, if you go through the guide carefully, you’ll notice that it emphasizes backing up your current firmware so you can easily revert (unbrick) if the Nougat update bricks your phone.

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trevbil

I have updated mine, I used the scatter file and updated using infinix firmware updater. I previously saved my data as this method formats the phone.
PS: I installed custom TWRP recovery first. Also, it doesn’t matter your current version as this method installs a fresh version of the OS.

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Hovatek

Thanks for sharing

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Taha

Hi I have the j5088A1 version. What should I do or is ther no update for this model number yey

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Hovatek

Download the file which matches your Build Number

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stob

I download the file and updates it every thing was good but the charging animation when phone is off is not in Other any fixe for that

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Hovatek

Have you installed the bugfix update released after this Beta?

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nwanze kanayo

We’re can I download the bugfix

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Hovatek

just check for an update under Settings > About

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nwanze kanayo

Please I twrp recovery img for infinix hot s 7.0

Mike

My infinix hot S goes off any how this days

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Hovatek

What Android version is yours running on?

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Tope

Please what’s the latest update link for J5088A1 build number? Which should be downloaded? Because I downloaded one of A1C1 which required frequent reinstall on WhatsApp. So please, kindly notify me asap on the latest and bug free update. Thanks.

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Abdo

J5088e1-m-170323v23. What shoud i do or i don’t have update

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Hovatek

use the E1G1 build

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Tolex

Hello bro, please my build number is X521-J5088A1-M-170323V15, which one should i download?

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Hovatek

use the A1C1 version

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Wale

My hot s version is j5088a1- m170323v153, I want to update my phone but it says cache not enough pls I should insert SD card to download, will SD card for 4gig be enough to download or update my phone.

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Hovatek

Are you installing the update OTA or using the Tcard version?

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Really I don’t know what ota or tcard means, all I just got when I wanted to update my phone system was, cache not enough insert external SD card, what ota t card means I don’t really know

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Floem水

Hello i can’t download the TFCard file on A1C1, it’s out on google term services. Could you reupload it? thanks before

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Hovatek

This often happens when there’s a huge number of downloads
We’ll look into this

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nwanze kanayo

Please how to root infinix hot s after installing nougat update… Thank you

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jhun

How do I update after downloading the file? i didnt update when beta 1 and 2 was released. I downloaded the file through my pc and copied it to my mem card. i update from local but then it says “the current package is not available…” please heeeelp!

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Hovatek

What’s the full file name and size of what you downloaded?

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Jhun

This. X521-J5088A1C1-N-170505V10 (Scatter). 1.5 gb. My build number is c1. Thank you for replying 😉

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Francis

Helo
I this is my firmware version “X521-J5088A1-M-160712V14”
i just download the X521-J5088A1C1-N-170505V10 (Scatter) after flashing,
my Phons is stock at the infinix boot screen

pls what should i do?

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Hovatek

Boot into recovery mode and do a Factory reset

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Mash

But the recovery is in chineese,how does that work?

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Hovatek

Recovery mode is Volume up + Power, not Volume down + Power

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alamin

bro’s I have an A1 build no which can should I use

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Hovatek

Use the AC build

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Muhammad Bilal

How i update my infinix hot s pro into android nougat 7.0 version my build number is
X521-J5088C1-M-161228V118
If the update is available for my mobile please tell me?

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Hovatek

This update doesn’t support your Build Number. What’s the model name written under Settings > About?

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raheel awan

My build no was M1 but i flashed EG nougat firmware. now my phone is not booting at all. what should i do? please help.

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Hovatek

Download the firmware for your Build @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-533.html and flash using SP Flash tool @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-159.html

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Ledursam

Hello, my build number is x521-j5088A1-M-170323V153 which one should i download?

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Hovatek

Go to Settings > About , what do you have under Model number?

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Ledursam

Model Number : Infinix X5211
Device name : Infinix HOT S
Android Version : 6.0
Android Security Patch Level: 1 June 2016
Build Number : X521_J5088A1-M-160809V38

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Ledursam

Model Number : Infinix X521
Device name : Infinix HOT S
Android Version : 6.0
Android Security Patch Level: 1 June 2016
Build Number : X521_J5088A1-M-160809V38

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Hovatek

The A1C1 build is closer to your Build Number

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Atu19

So is it that I can use the A1C1?

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Atu19

Is it that I can Use AC1C to upgrade then?

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Atu19

Is it that I can Use AC1C to upgrade then???

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Hovatek

Yes, but try to backup your firmware as the guide instructed

Atu19

My build Number is X521-J5088A1-M-170323v153 which should I download???

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Hovatek

What model number number do you have under Settings > About?

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Atu19

Infinix Hot S.
Model Number: Infinix_X521.

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ibrahim farouk

Model Number : Infinix X521
Device name : Infinix HOT S
Android Version : 6.0
5 feb 2017

My build Number is X521-J5088E1-M-170323V23

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Hovatek

The E1G1 build is closer

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Anigbo Franklin

Please, help me check if my infinix hot s can upgrade to android version 7
Build number: X521-J5088E1-M-170323V23
If yes, please send me the link of the exact one to download
Thanks….

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Hovatek

The E1G1 build is closer to yours

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Sage

Pls I av hot s pro with build number X521-J5086H1-M-161202V7.PLS is there any update for it.

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