Elife E7 Mini

How to Update Gionee Elife E7 Mini to Android 4.4.2 KitKat – Step by Step Instructions

It came as a very good news for the Elife E7 Mini users when Gionee India announced the Android KitKat update for Gionee Elife E7 mini, but as soon as it was known that this is not an OTA update, there was quite a lot users wanted to know. Whether it is easy to upgrade the version manually, or whether the service centers would charge them for updating the OS version. While it is confirmed that Gionee’s service centers won’t charge anything to update the OS to the latest version, i.e. Android KitKat 4.4.2, it isn’t possible for every user to go to the service center to get their E7 mini upgraded. The tutorial given below is for those who wanted to try updating the device manually.

It is a regular flashing method, and the first thing you need to do, is to take a backup of the phone contents before staring the procedure. The backup of SMS, Contacts, Personal files, Photos and important files has to be done, because although the data might not be lost, there is no guarantee that everything would be the same after the update.

Gionee Elife E7 Mini Android KitKat Update Instructions

Following are the files you need to download.
Software parts:

  • E7mini_0201_T8047.part1.rar : Link
  • E7mini_0201_T8047.part2.rar : Link
  • E7mini_0201_T8047.part3.rar: Link

The update tool for E7 mini update: Download Link
E7 mini driver: Download Link

Once all the software files, tool and driver files are downloaded, you need to extract them to a folder.

The three parts have to be merged so that the single file has to be selected later.

In the Update tool folder, open “Flash_tool” app.

Gionee Elife E7 Mini Update Flash Tool Window

That would open the tool in a window looking like the one in the screenshot below.

Gionee Elife E7 Mini Update Flash Tool

Now, in the list of options on the right side, click on “Scatter-loading” button.

Update Flash Tool Scatter Loading

  • Now select the scatter file, i.e. the MT6592_Android_scatter from the folder you extracted after downloading the software zip file.
  • Once selected, click on “Firmware Upgrade” tab on the top left.
  • Connect the Gionee Elife E7 Mini (switched off) using the USB cable provided by Gionee.
  • It is important to note that while the update is going on, you should not disturb or try to unplug the device or it would be causing a permanent damage.
  • Once the update is successfully completed, you will notice a tiny pop-up window with a green circle, and that is when you can disconnect the phone from the computer and start it to confirm.

Gionee Elife E7 Mini Firmware Update Complete

A video of the entire procedure is being made and we will share that as soon as done, so you could check that alongside if you are in doubt about any particular step.

Please let us know if you find any issue while trying to install, and we would try to help you solve it. If not, the issue would be forwarded to the Gionee India team, to get an official solution.

16 Comments

16 Comments

  1. vinay

    April 30, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    hi
    my phone started upgrading and before completion i got message that splash tool is not working and i asked for close.. Once i closed and tried again its not working. Also my phone is not switching on nor its been recogonised by system. i tried to install drivers and flash tool again. Currently phone is not evening showing charging icon when connected to charger.

  2. milind

    April 9, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    First press firmware update button and then connect switched off phone via usb. It will detect phone automatically

  3. jellal

    October 31, 2014 at 4:37 am

    hi, i’ve tried to install the update manually based on the instructions above. all the possible drivers was already installed then followig the steps till the instruction says “connect your phone via usb cable(switch off)” in this situation, phone is currently connected but then after a few minutes of observing “nothing happens” the flash tool doesnt detect the phone connected via usb.

    please help, is their anything ive missed in you instructions? but i followed it step by step.

  4. Manoj

    October 29, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Plz upload the video of manual installation asa early as possible !! I am so excited !!!

  5. Anand

    October 10, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Hi All,

    After lot of effort i finally was able to do so.
    The problems may be due to incorrect driver installation or due to wrong version of FLASH tool.

    I tried with the version of FLASH TOOL provided at Gionee site (also shown in above screenshots) and got BROM error repeatedly. Tried lots of methods to install drivers etc. Still got BROM ERROR while flashing using SP FLASH TOOL.

    Then i downloaded latest version of SP FLASH TOOL v5.13 . This flash tool flashed my E7 Mini immediately. Please note that when you are connecting the phone(which is switched off) to the USB cable, keep VOLUME UP pressed. This will initiate driver installation and help flash tool proceed

  6. Jay

    October 9, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    I am getting SP flash tool error (4009)…so plz help me

  7. Subrata

    September 27, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Where is the video??? Please hep me with the video. I can’t upgrade it following the procedure from there official website.

  8. Subrata

    September 23, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Where is the video you mentioned in the post. Is it not still uploaded? If yes, please help me to find the link.

  9. Deenadayalan

    September 3, 2014 at 4:09 am

    Hello.. I am stuck at 0% and the update is going nowhere.

  10. deepansh

    September 2, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    After connecting data cable to phone for upgrading it shows a brom error.kindly suggest how to proceed

  11. royston martis

    August 18, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Error 4009 Pl help

  12. vinay

    August 2, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Thanks for the details updated. it was really helpful.

  13. Jaya

    July 26, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    I am getting SP FLASH TOOL ERROR : (4009) ..may i know the reason

  14. Jaya

    July 25, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Thank you Chetan.
    I can’t say how much helpful this blog was for me. The service center near to my home is 20 kms away and they are good for nothing. When I asked them about the update today they said that they have to send the phone to other service centers for the update, that means for at least a week I wound not have been able to use my phone.
    I was continually searching for a way to do the update myself.
    Thanks again.

  15. Adil Pathan

    July 25, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Sir the tools says error 4009

  16. Pon

    July 25, 2014 at 11:10 am

    am try to update.but not able to update.pls send tutorial video

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