20 August 2018
LeEco is a Chinese smartphone brand which burst onto the scene with its higher-specced smartphones priced at relatively a lot more affordable price. It was even the first brand to launch a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 powered smartphone but since then, a lot of things have changed for the company. It has been suffering from the financial crisis which also seems to be the reason it has not been able to offer software upgrades. But if you are a Le Max 2 user, you have the opportunity to upgrade to Android Nougat unofficially.
An XDA senior member KuranKaname has got hold of EMUI 6.0 alpha build based on Android 7.0 Nougat. The alpha nature of the build shows that it is still in quite early stages of development which means you should expect a number of issues with daily usage. Some of the noted ones are related to the fingerprint scanner, APK installation via USB storage, and biometric sensors.
As for the compatibility, the ROM works with following editions of the Le Max 2:
- X820 4/32GB, 4/64GB, 6/64GB, 6/128GB. Gray/rose gold
- X821 4/32GB, 4/64GB, 6/64GB, 6/128GB. Gray/silver/gold
- X822 4/32GB, 4/64GB, 6/64GB, 6/128GB. Gray/silver/gold
- X829 4/32GB, 4/64GB, 6/64GB, 6/128GB. Gray/silver/gold/rose gold
If you want to upgrade to Android Nougat and you are okay with using an alpha stage build, you can surely go ahead give this unofficial method a try. You can also read about the build, instructions on how to proceed, and other relevant details by clicking the source link below.