Marshmallow 6.0 Firmware Upgrade Starts Rolling Out for Lenovo A7000


Just a few weeks after Lenovo K3 Note received the Marshmallow update, the company is now rolling out the software upgrade to Lenovo A7000 users in India.

The firmware update weighs around 1.3GB, and brings in a security patch for the month of March, along with all Marshmallow inclusive features such as Doze, better app permissions, Google Now on Tap, and more. Apart from the usual set of features Marshmallow has to offer, the update also brings support for Lenovo’s Ant VR headset. The update, with build number A7000-a_S153_151127_ROW_TO_A7000-a_S223_160405_ROW, should reach your device OTA (over-the-air) any time now.

If you can’t wait for the OTA update, you can also do it manually in a few simple steps. Go to the Settings option on your phone, select About Phone, and continue on to System Updates. You can then tap on Check for Updates to install the Android Marshmallow 6.0 software.

According to a report by PhoneRadar, the user should make sure the device is switched to a Wi-Fi connection before downloading the update. The report also suggests users to back up any important data before they install the update just to ensure that no information is lost during the process.

The Lenovo A7000 was launched in India back in April 2015 and came bearing Android 5.0 Lollipop OS with its customary Vibe UI on top. Initially priced at Rs. 8,999, the Lenovo A7000 sports a 5.5-inch HD display powered by MediaTek MT6752M octa-core chipset under the hood. The device houses 2GB of RAM and comes with 8GB of internal storage, expandable up to 32GB. The A7000 features an 8-megapixel rear camera as well as a 5-megapixel snapper up front.