How to Update Micromax Canvas A1 to Android Marshmallow 6.0

Android One Smartphones are one of the first devices to get the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update which started rolling out almost a week back, the Micromax Canvas A1 being one of the first in the list, along with the Nexus series of devices. The reason we are posting this so late is that many users who have updated to the Android 6.0 Marshmallow immediately have been facing many issues, the major one being the Battery draining problem along with WiFi not working and notifications not showing up properly.

The same problems were faced by Nexus users and many users have asked on How to Downgrade Nexus devices to Android Lollipop 5.1. But with a recent minor update the bugs in the Micromax Canvas A1 are fixed, not completely but to a large extent. The update is sent to all devices via OTA (Over the Air) which means you can directly upgrade your device from your smartphone over Wireless network. Android Marshmallow is very neat OS with many features included which give more power in the hands of the user in managing your memory and permissions.

How to upgrade Micromax Canvas A1 to Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Let us check out how to upgrade your Micromax Canvas A1 to android 6.0 Marshmallow from Android 5.1 Lollipop:

Whenever a company sends out OTA update it is sent out in batches which means that some devices will be getting the update later and some get it instantly, so if you have either turned your Automatically install update to OFF or have not checked the update section, follow the below steps to install the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA  update in your Micromax Canvas A1 smartphone.

Note: Before you start with the installation, do not forget to Back up your device to be sure to have your data saved in case the installation goes haywire.

  • Go to Settings -> scroll to the bottom and tap on About Phone
  • Now from the list tap on System / Software Update
  • Tap on the Refresh button
  • If the update has been sent, you will find the Download option -> Tap on it to start the download

After the Download is completed the installation will start automatically and your device will be restarting once or twice before the final installation is completed. Enjoy the new Marshmallow interface and the features you get with it.

Once you have installed Android 6.0 Marshmallow, many users have reported that some apps are not responsive which can be because of the Developer not updating the App to run with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Try to uninstall the application and installing it again in your device, this has fixed the issue for many users. If this fails to fix this all you can do it uninstall the application and wait for it to get updated to run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Users Upgrading to the new OS and then not liking the new interface or fed up with the bugs try to downgrade to the old OS which we have seen in many devices, the initial few weeks after the launch of a new OS surely bring you issues which will be fixed by the company with a minor update.


  1. By Kutbuddin Musaji


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