After much anticipation, the infinix Hot 2 x510 finally gets Android 6.0 marshmallow update. While we have published an article in regards that on this blog, we promised giving a detailed guide on how to get the marshmallow flavor running on your own hot 2 device.

While the update is being rolled out via OTA (Over The Air), most hot 2 devices are yet to get the update prompt and if you are not so patient in waiting, you can actually flash the OS to your phone very easily.

I’ve flashed the Android 6.0 marshmallow OS to TechsNG’s infinix Hot 2 unit and everything’s running well. You can see the picture below.

android 6 marshmallow on infinix hot 2

Please don’t mind the picture quality, the whole process was done in the middle of the night hence there wasn’t enough lightening.

Would you like to get Android marshmallow 6.0 running on your hot 2 x510 smart phone? Let me guide you through the whole process.

How To Flash / Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow On Infinix Hot 2 x510

First, it’s advisable you find out if the update is already available on your phone so that you don’t go through all these long processes. To check, navigate to settings > about phone > Software update.

If it says your system is up to date, you can then commence with the steps below.

Steps To Follow

Please note that this tutorial is strictly for infinix Hot 2 smartphones that has not been rooted. If you rooted yours, you would first have to flash in the stock ROM via SP flash tools before installing the Marshmallow flavor.

#1. First, download the marshmallow file for infinix Hot 2 x510 phone HERE.

#2. Save the downloaded file into the root directory of your SD Card.

#3. Turn off your infinix Hot 2 phone and boot into recovery menu by pressing and holding the power and volume up buttons together.

#4. When you see something like Select Boot Mode, leave the buttons and wait a while. Press volume down button once and you should be displayed an android symbol with a question mark alongside a tag which reads ‘No Command’.

#5. Press and hold the Volume up and power button again for like 4 or 5 seconds and you should be taken to the stock recovery menu properly.

#6. Using the volume buttons, scroll down to Apply update from SD Card and use the power button as OK button.

#6. Select the downloaded file and flashing should begin.

flash marshmallow on infinix hot 2

#7. Be patient as the flashing process should take a long while depending on your definition of long.

#8. When the flashing process is complete, you should see the last line stating ‘Install from sdcard complete’.

flash marshmallow on infinix hot 2 complete

#9. Select reboot now using the power button and wait for your device to boot completely.

Voila! You now have android 6.0 marshmallow OS operating on your hot 2 smart phone. You can further confirm by going to Settings > About phone.

If you have any questions in regards Android marshmallow OS on the infinix Hot 2 x510 phone, feel free to ask using the comment form below.


  1. am having same issue as ola, my x510 just keeps displaying “infinx” and booting normally. have tried all the key combination, still d same. Do I need to plug it into a PC before pressing the key combo¿

  2. after pressing the key combinations, my hot 2 just keep showing infinix, den it will restart and still infinix. after I release buttons and it boots, it’s going to display android is starting.

  3. Hello! i’m Nana Asiedu.. i saw a download option for Marshmallow on my phone x510 and i decided to download without an sd card. after downloading it rebooted and over hours now my phone is not booting.. please can i be helped??

  4. hello plz i reset my infinix hot 2 to factory but the process didnt complete and the fone is blank except the battery meter and network,i have tried the vol up and pwer button but i c no menu

  5. hello sam, thank you for this platform, i have an issue with my infinix hot 2, there was an icon to update android, so i clicked it but though there was no internet connection on it. since then, the phone did not come up. what can i do

  6. Good Day,

    Please I tried upgrading my Infinix Hot 2 Android One OS to 6.0 last night and after installing, it has failed to boot. It keeps showing me 4 colours and has not gone past that stage.

    Please your help and assistance is greatly required at the moment urgently as this is the same phone I use at work and for business.

    Thank you.

    Best Regards,

    Efe Ononeme

  7. My phone was on auto update and it updated itself to marshmallow and after that my files, contact went missing, but it still occupying it space on my phone … pls help me..can I recover dem bck ???

    • Joseph, Apparently, the design of the hot 2 in that link looks different from the ones we know here. Nevertheless, the specs are same and yes, i am pretty sure marshmallow os will work on the phone. However, you may want to read our latest post in regards marshmallow on the hot 2 before deciding whether or not to still go with the flow.

  8. Please I don’t want to make a mistake. You said, ‘Save the downloaded file into the root directory of your SD Card’. How can I locate the root directorate of my SD card. Secondly, can I use sp flash tool and win 7 to upgrade to marshmallow? Thanks.

    • Haruna, by root directory, i mean saving the file to the root of your SD card without saving in a folder inside your SD card. Hope you get that? More so, I think you ought to have received the OTA update by now. If yes, be sure to remove your SD card before upgrading. Cheers!


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