There’s a KitKat update for Gionee M2

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Gionee just released a KitKat 4.4.2 update for M2 users. The announcement on the Gionee India Facebook page goes thus:

Good news for M2 users, now you can update to Android KitKat 4.4.2 with an added support for Hindi, Gujarati & Punjabi. Share away and spread the word!

The update raises your M2 from Android 4.2 Jelly Bean to Android 4.4.2 KitKat and basically all the goodies that comes with it. A new desktop layout comes with this update, and you also get Touchpal keyboard pre-installed for a better typing experience. There’s also an updated version of Kingsoft Office within the update, and added support for 3 local Indian languages.

Gionee M2

To run this update, a PC is needed with the appropriate drivers installed, you would also need a PC app called SP Flash Tools. The full procedure on installing this update is available on Gionee Gcafe, also be sure to backup your phone before doing this.

The Gionee guys have done well to release to release an update to the M2 users. I hope TECNO is watching.

Source: Gionee India

21 comments

  1. I commend Gionee for their effort but I also have to say that not making the update OTA has its drawbacks. It’s just not good that users are made to tether their device to a desktop computer to do what many others have been doing OTA for ages. In any case, this is their first effort so I’m hoping that future updates will be fully untethered.

    I also hope Tecno are watching.

  2. For those complaining about OTA, if it was only via OTA, nigeria would not get the update cause for one to use OTA, the person has to be close to a server that has the update. Since the update is from India there is no way OTA would have worked here in nigeria. As for tecno am sure they are watching and laughing at gionee saying “this company has time and money to waste making updates when they could have easily made a newer phone and make more profit”

  3. I disagree about the upgrade being meant for techies. Anyone who knows how to follow instruction and install softwares in a PC should not find the upgrade process difficult.

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  5. In kitkat update in gionee m2, there are many bugs found during use it for 1 week.
    1. battery consumption is very high.
    2. Sometimes get hang.
    3. Not able to write on sd card to phone or phone to sd card.
    4. Some apps not work properly.
    5. playstore download stop any time during downloading any app or game from it.

    So, jellybean is better than kitkat for this model only.
    I have downgrade my phone from kitkat to jellybean after suffering from above issues.

    1. Yaa…. guys listen to him… he is totally right…

      DON’T UPDATE TO KITKAT 4.4.2!!!
      The apps don’t work properly…
      for example , whatsapp, hike , fb messenger etc..

      all this apps don’t receive any messeges until u open them….

      KITKAT sucks on M2…

      Hope new update will solve these problems….

    2. Hello Vrushant you are wrong with all your claims.I personally use Gionee M2 and I upgraded it to KitKat which works smoothly without any issues. Except for the general problems associated with KitKat.

  6. i have upgrade it becuase 15 days
    everything working ok RAM performace in kitkat is quite good but battery consumption is very much
    i want to downgrade it any one know how to downgrade it by ourself

    please help me gionee m2 guyz…

  7. @vrushant its not the kit kat causing most of the problem its how gionee did it, the app problem u mentioned its bcos the system manager has disabled auto run in them, and it does dis once you use it to close apps even if its just the jet icon on notification tray. so what I did is to enable the apps and disable the system manager. using other apps to do the job of the foolish system manager. as for battery consumption, I don’t know what to say cos I haven’t noticed/had it that bad

  8. convert apps to system apps with link2sd and them the system manager will leave them alone. but b careful it can lead to boot loop

  9. How can i downgrade M2 from kitkat
    After the upgrade i noticed the sim 1 is no longer 3G. if I switch to 3G the network disappears. What could be the reason and solution?

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