I bought a Blu Vivo XL a few weeks ago and I wish I paid more attention that it was running Lollipop, not Marshmallow. I don't care if I lose data, but how risky is it to try a manual upgrade? What's the safest means to do so?

Sorry I'm a bit of a newb to Android. I can't find any research indicating if the Blu Vivo XL has hardware capable of running Marshmallow...

  • 1. If it runs Lolloipop, it has the hardware for marshmallow 2. When you say manual upgrade, do you mean downloading the update file and updating as against OTA (over the air?) – beeshyams Aug 2 '16 at 13:24
  • That is correct. I'm looking to plug it into my PC and just rooting it myself. – tmn Aug 2 '16 at 13:56
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    Manual upgrades are normally not risky. But do make sure that you remove ext SD ..it can create problems. XDA is a nice place to read up – beeshyams Aug 2 '16 at 13:59
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    Do be very clear on the process and ask Qs there before you root. BTW update usually refers to OEM update if you are on stock ROM ( like you may have received updates to fix bugs) and flashing for installing a custom ROM (your device has them per XDA – beeshyams Aug 2 '16 at 14:04
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    Starting points on rooting are our rooting tag-wiki and our rooting index. – Izzy Aug 2 '16 at 16:07

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