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How to Update Gionee Marathon M2 to Android 4.4.2 KitKat – Tutorial & Change Logs

Gionee has been consistent in updating its smartphones present in India, for the last couple of months company has upgraded operating system of Pioneer P4, Elife E7 Mini, Elife S5.5, and now it arrives on Marathon M2. The device will be jumping from the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean to the Android 4.4 KitKat. With this latest software update, the device will be getting an all new desktop layout and three local languages support, which is a big thing for Indian consumers.

Here is the list of major change logs done for the Gionee Marathon M2:

  • Device upgraded to Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Added 3 Local Indian Languages; Hindi, Gujarati and Punjabi
  • New Desktop layout
  • Added TouchPal input method for faster and more efficient typing experience
  • Updated Amigo Wallpaper with a brand new UI design
  • Updated Game Zone with a new UI design
  • Updated Gionee Xender for optimized performance and further improved the linking success rate
  • Updated UC browser with optimized UI and page loading effects
  • Updated NQ Mobile Security for better protection of your phone
  • Updated KingSoft office for more efficient work and study related operations
  • Added two games; Hitout Heroes and Boyaa TexasPoker
  • Updated WeChat with a new interactive interface for smoother communication
  • Updated Saavn for a more enjoyable musical experience
  • Removed V9 search
  • Updated map to only one entrance into the main menu
  • Theme and wallpaper will be reset to default after system update, but data will not be lost. Simply re-apply chosen theme and wallpaper
  • Added lock screen functionality

Note : This update will remove the V9 search from your Gionee device, while you can enjoy the new design layout and local languages support, which is included with this system update.

Gionee has been upgrading its device not via OTA (over-the-air) updates, but rather users need to have to go the service centers to update their device. Though, it isn’t possible for every user to go to these service centers, which might not be in the vicinity of their area. For those users, we have posted the step-by-steps tutorial on how to upgrade your Gionee Marathon M2 device to Android KitKat OS.

Pre-requisites:

Note : We recommend you to back up your data on your Gionee device before proceeding to the following steps.

How to update your Gionee Marathon M2 to Android 4.4.2 Kitkat:

  • First you need to make sure that you have downloaded the Android Driver and SP Flash Tool.
  • Only download the Firmware based on your Gionee M2 model (4GB OR 8GB).
  • Now Unzip the downloaded files using softwares like WinZip or WinRAR, as it is required.
  • Install the Android Driver application on your PC.
  • Now immediately disconnect your phone from your PC.
  • Go to the folder named “Flash Tool” and open the application file named “Flash_tool”.

Go to Flash Tool

  • Select the option Scatter-loading on the running Flash tool.

Scatter Loading Option

  • Now select the file named “MT6592_Android_scatter” from the firmware folder you see.

Select MT6592_Android_scatter file

  • You need to connect your Gionee M2 to your PC via USB cable, and then switch it on.
  • Click on the Firmware-Upgrade option on the top to initiate the upgrade.

Click on “Firmware-Upgrade”

  • The upgrade process will be initiated and you would be able to see the percent completion of process.

Upgrade process initiated

  • Once, its 100 percent, a window will pop, showing you green circle and above written “Firmware Upgraded”.

Firmware Upgrade Complete

  • Now disconnect your phone from PC, as the device will be restarted, if not done automatically, then switch on it manually.
  • Congratulations, now you are using Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS on your Gionee Marathon M2.

And if you have updated your device, then let us know if you have noticed any other (except from the above change-log) tweaks done by Gionee. If you have any queries regarding this Kitkat update, we will be happy to answer that.

Source: Gionee

19 Comments

19 Comments

  1. Soumyadeep De

    December 23, 2015 at 10:00 am

    If I try this switching off the device, the device will be updated or not. Plz tell me.

  2. jaypal

    December 4, 2015 at 12:41 am

    sirji i have an error mentioning that android driver cant be install as no software is avail for your machine..

    can you guide me what to do

  3. Altaf Husain

    May 25, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    I have same issue with vikram kumar. Please guid me that how I can upgrade my GIONEE M2 with kitkat OS.

  4. atharva yadav

    April 30, 2015 at 12:09 am

    i dnt fucking know why the phone does not starts when i update the extra files after updating kitkat 4.4.2. … gionee sends an extra update and the update is when downloaded the phone doesn’t even starts up…. . it just shows a light appearance and i have to remove its battery. .. due to this i have to got o the service centre whiich is so slow…. HATS OFF TO GIONEE… . don’t even think to buy a GIONEE smartphone because they are OVER SMART

  5. pavan gangode

    February 28, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    Hi I happy to m2

  6. pavan gangode

    February 28, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    I want update mobile

  7. dilip kar

    February 9, 2015 at 12:23 am

    The best services geonee software.

  8. Yash chaudhary

    January 14, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Gionee m2 mobile ko kitkat update krne PR koi problems to nahi hogi na

  9. S.P.Sivaram Kumar

    December 11, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Sir I have updated recently my Gionee mobile resets the icons after every restart, touch is bit slow and sometimes it even erases my contacts and newly installed softwares.
    What to do? Please help.

  10. kirito

    December 9, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Theres an update systems for gionee ctrl V4?

  11. Jeyastin

    November 21, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Hi vikram Kumar,
    Please remove your battery and try connecting to computer to do these steps. I initially faced the same issue as yours but after removing the battery, it worked and I am able to update.
    But after update, I had issues with connecting to WIFI.

  12. vikram kumar

    November 20, 2014 at 10:35 am

    I followed all the steps but nothing happens in Flash tool. It always shows 0 progress and at the bottom I can see EMMC- Searching. I have tried all the steps on Windows 8 64 bit, win 7 64 bit and win xp 32bit machines. Please advise what I am missing?

  13. Angel

    October 21, 2014 at 9:40 am

    ThaNks For This Info 🙂

  14. Bikramjit Hati

    October 7, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Could have mentioned the risks that we can face during the process.

  15. Pratik patel

    October 6, 2014 at 12:25 am

    How to know about my phone is a 4gb or 8gb?? Plz ans. Me.

  16. sharad_shukla

    September 20, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    same question is in my mind as said vikas basoi .& the firmware file is 700mb from mediafire with no resume facility if u got disconnected in between u will loss your file.
    god bless gionee for not giving OTA support

  17. mahesh

    September 17, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    internet is compulsory after click on firmware upgrade?

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 28, 2014 at 1:05 pm

      haha 🙂

  18. vikas bisoi

    September 13, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    why ppl give half way review?? under 5th step, its written as disconnet ur fone immediately….bt y u hv not mentioned when to disconnet the phone whether it shud be on or off?? where to install the software?? in fone or PC…

    I wish ppls start writing reviews user friendly.

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