How to Update Alcatel Idol 3 to Official Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 (OTA)

GUIDE: How to manually Update Alcatel Idol 3 to Official Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 firmware (OTA Update) built no. 7VAB-UEBO

Finally, Alcatel has started rolling out official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware (ROM) update for Alcatel OneTouch IDOL 3 (Both 4.7 & 5.5).The update is available via OTA (Over-the-air).Many Reddit users commented that they received the OTA update notification and successfully updated their Alcatel Idol 3 to Official Android Marshmallow 6.0.1

It’s really a great news for Alcatel Idol 3 users as the Official Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 OTA update available for Alcatel Idol 3.The update comes with all Android M features.It also comes with loads of bug fixes, security improvements, and stability updates.You will also be getting the DOZE Mode resulting in good battery life, app permission manager.

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Alcatel announced this by releasing a video on it’s  Twitter account saying “We’re excited to share that Android M is available for unlocked IDOL 3 devices beginning today! ” Checkout the official Tweet below:

This latest official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for Alcatel Idol 3 available via OTA (over-the-air).You can manually check for the update if it is available for your region or not.The update is around 1.2GB in size.It comes with built no. 7VAB-UEBO

We highly recommend taking a backup of your important apps and data before updating your Alcatel Idol 3 to Official Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 (OTA).You can follow our previous guide [icon name=”hand-o-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] How to Backup Important Data On Android (Non rooted users)

How to Update Alcatel Idol 3 to Official Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 (OTA)

Check for the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Update for idol 3 From the setting menu

Update Alcatel Idol 3 to Official Android Marshmallow 6.0.1

  • The update is only available for unlocked devices
  • To manually check Marshmallow 6.0.1 OTA  update in Alcatel Idol 3 Go to the Settings [icon name=”arrow-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] About device [icon name=”arrow-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Software update.

Note:We will post another article on how to flash the ROM file via recovery (wait for the official ROM file to available) 


If you have any question related to this post feel free to leave that in the comment section 🙂

Source:  Alcatel1TouchReddit & Phonedog (image credit)

Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma
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Dibyashree Sharma graduated in Computer Science from NIT Rourkela. For the past eight years, she has been blogging about Android, which she is really passionate about. She has built a good reputation as a reliable source. Away from the digital sphere, Dibyashree enjoys playing tennis, a sport she is as passionate about as she is about technology.

Comments (10)

  1. Avatar of Eden Vale
    Eden Vale

    Where could I get some help with a bug in this update?

    My unlocked 6045 Idol3 took an OTA update last week and all is well with the exception on the stock dialer.
    the numbers 1,2,3 no longer work on the “Call” app…v5., deleting the cache had no effect, disabling it make the phone unstable

    As i touch the other numbers on the keypad they all work 4-9, 0.

    The dialpad for unlocking the phone to gain access—the 1-2-3 unaffected

    Have downloaded dialer apps and all the numbers function, but some apps use the default “Call” app, for example, voicemail, GV, both launch the stock “Call app and want me to push #1 and the key won’t work…all I can get ifrom repeated taps, slides, finger drags is the cursor on the phone number screen,

    Can’t find an update to the stock Call app

    If anyone could point me to a solution or where to post….THANKS

  2. Avatar of Shane O Brien
    Shane O Brien

    I have a sim free idol 3 and still haven’t received the update even when I manually check

  3. Avatar of Manuel Gonzalez
    Manuel Gonzalez

    Is there anyway to upgrade if we don’t have an unlocked phone?

    • Avatar of Dibyajyot

      You can manually check that’s the only option

      • Avatar of Manuel Gonzalez
        Manuel Gonzalez

        I checked manually, but nothing available yet.

  4. Avatar of Dibyajyot

    Till now there is no working links available we will update this post once we got the links.Thanks

  5. Avatar of Makror

    Only available in a few contries, if you haven’t received it by now you won’t get it so do it like I did and show Alcatel de finger !

  6. Avatar of arnold harner Sr
    arnold harner Sr

    DON’T DO IT. The 6.0 Update is COMPLETE GARBAGE>

  7. Avatar of arnold harner Sr
    arnold harner Sr

    New Update Destroyed the way we used an sd Card, Made a mess out of my phone. I called Alcatel and they said i’m stuck with it, there is NO way to uninstall it.

  8. Avatar of Tairetsu

    Already well into 2017 and there’s still no OTA update for me, and i’m having a bitch of a time trying to find a ROM to upgrade trough storage…

    And that is with my phone being unlocked, but since i’m not in the US I guess I can fuck myself.


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