This is my question: I just received my Blu Life One x (2016). Do I have to charge right away the battery to 100% or do I have to exhaust the battery first and then make the first charge?
Nepal Reddy, 16 Jan 2016I got the phone 1 week back. After 100% charging it is dropping to 90% in just 10 minutes, and... moreSounds like software bug which prevent phone from going to deep sleep state (which is normal when android phone is on standby). download cpu spy and check if cpu is deep sleeping when it's on standby.
MacFaq, 17 Jan 2016Hi Neppal Reddy, I have the phone for two weeks now, and I had the same problem with the batt... moreGreat advice to get rid of the bloat on this phone and a pretty good summary review.
MacFaq, 13 Jan 2016Hi Tha Watcher!
Thank you for taking the time to post this detailed "how to" for this new pho... more1. My apologies! Hold the SHIFT key + right-click inside the folder's window and then choose "Open command window here". Great catch!
2. After I root, I rarely update my phone. Rooting to me trumps whatever updates they can offer me. Yes, this even applies to Marshmallow, which I couldn't care less about. I have only restored the OnePlus One to stock in order to catch up with updates since it was so buggy initially, but that's it. However, in order to restore to stock, you must have a copy of the stock recovery with a guide on how to do so and to my knowledge, there are no backups of the stock recovery, nor are there any guides.
Nepal Reddy, 16 Jan 2016I got the phone 1 week back. After 100% charging it is dropping to 90% in just 10 minutes, and... moreHi Neppal Reddy,
I have the phone for two weeks now, and I had the same problem with the battery drainage (while in standby).
After not finding anything on the net, what I did was uninstall Everything that can be uninstalled (amazon apps, yahoo weather e.t.c.), installed Battery Doctor (which showed me which apps are really draining the battery), so I disabled Opera, installed Google keyboard, disabled TouchPal keyboard, disabled some of the Google apps that I do not use (like games, books, movies e.t.c.) and got the battery life expected from a 2900mAh. Now, with moderate use, (calls, messaging, surfing for 2-3 hours on WiFi or 3g, casual video, some music e.t.c) I get a little more than one and a half day of usage. Usually, I keep the data on (I am on a 3g network, so no clue how 4g would affect the battery life). Also, I am not doing any gaming on the phone, so no info there too.
Not sure which app or service caused the problem, but the above procedure solved it for me.
Otherwise, except for the slow recharging time, I really like the phone. Speedy and smooth (never managed to stall the phone even when deliberately trying with opening a lot of apps and a lot of windows in Chrome at the same time), fantastic screen, good build quality, light (but not in a cheap way), great feel in the hand, good front camera with a flash, so-so back camera (good and sharp photos in daylight and with a steady hand, not so good and grainy in darker conditions), 1080p video on both cameras, dual sim, SD card support up to 64GB, included flip cover with added functionality, fairly clean version of Android 5.1 with some useful additions...
Hope this helps,
I got the phone 1 week back. After 100% charging it is dropping to 90% in just 10 minutes, and overall battery also draining fastly. Am i the only one facing this problem. Otherwise phone is great except battery.
can you please tellme if this device does really has gyroscope?? like GSM'S arena tendency to put gyro in all devices specs and at the end just a few have
I can't wait till i finally get my own blu life one x mobile!!!!!!!:)
Tha Watcher, 11 Jan 2016BLU LIFE ONE X (2016) - HOW TO ROOT AND INSTALL VIPER4ANDROID
DISCLAIMER: FOLLOW THESE INST... moreHi Tha Watcher!
Thank you for taking the time to post this detailed "how to" for this new phone. It is very clear and straight forward.
I have a few questions:
1. What OS are you using on your PC? I am asking since I can not find the Â“Open command window here" when I right click inside the Minimal ADB Fastboot folder in Windows 10. So, is it a question of different OS-es, or I am missing something?
2. After unlocking the boot loader and rooting the phone, do you think it is possible to receive future official OTA updates from BLU?
LadyJ910, 20 Dec 2015Does anyone know what in the world someone who buys a phone like this that has a Non-Replaceab... moreYour worried about a non-replaceable battery. Tell me one item you've have with s lipo battery that you had so long it needed a battery?! ...honestly without lying
Tha Watcher, 11 Jan 2016BLU LIFE ONE X (2016) - HOW TO ROOT AND INSTALL VIPER4ANDROID DISCLAIMER: FOLLOW THESE INST... moreI apologize for the plethora of ÂÂÂ as they seem to generate around quotations.
BLU LIFE ONE X (2016) - HOW TO ROOT AND INSTALL VIPER4ANDROID
DISCLAIMER: FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS AT YOUR OWN RISK. I WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR BRICKED OR UNRESPONSIVE DEVICES!
I am creating this guide for people like me who have been searching for a while for an exact, concise way to root the BLU Life One X (2016) which is available on Amazon. I have had to piece together information from various sources as well as helpful people on XDA such as manos78, yrude and rogersa2k.
Model Number: BLU Life One X
Build Number: ALPS.L1.MP3.V2.21_6753.65U.G_P11
Custom Build Version: BLU_L0070UU_V12_GENERIC 09-11-2015 18:44
This phone is similar in build to the Wiko Fever and Micromax Canvas 5 E481 so a modded Wiko Recovery is used in Fastboot to help establish root. But first the bootloader must be unlocked.
On your PC, you need to have ADB Fastboot files in order to use these commands so I'd recommend downloading Minimal ADB Fastboot. You can get that from here: http://www.mediafire.com/download/dl43w72ko84gyb3/minimal_adb_fastboot_v1.3.1_setup.exe
Install Minimal ADB Fastboot on your computer, preferably on your desktop so it's easily accessible.
Next download the CWM recovery file from here (you can also use TWRP, but for this particular instance I chose CWM so that's what I'll provide a link to. I don't like giving instructions for things I didn't actually do myself.):
Unzip the file and place the recovery-custom-wiko-fever.img in the Minimal ADB Fastboot folder you placed on your desktop. Now right-click inside this folder and choose the option ÂÂÂ“Open command window here.ÂÂÂ” A CMD window should appear. Leave this open and set it aside for now.
We first need to unlock the bootloader and since the unlock process will delete all of the files on your phone, it's recommended to perform this before you even login and download apps and settings, etc.
Once gaining access to your BLU Life One X, go to Settings > About device and touch Build number seven times to enable Developer options within the Settings. Back out of this area and go into the Developer options that you just enabled and turn On USB debugging and OEM unlocking.
Now plug your device into your computer via the USB cable and wait for the device to show up under Computer by pressing the Windows + E keys. Open the device in this window and leave it at the screen where it initially shows all of the phone's folders.
Download SuperSU from here: http://www.mediafire.com/download/gsgawcjvll6l871/BETA-SuperSU-v2.52.zip
Place this zip file into your phone's folder that you opened up previously.
Power Off your device but keep it plugged into your computer.
UNLOCK THE BOOTLOADER
Power On the device into the bootloader by simultaneously holding the Volume Up + Power buttons until you see the BLU splash screen, then let them both go.
In the CMD window on your computer, type: fastboot oem unlock and press the ENTER key.
On your phone, select YES with the Volume button to scroll and the Power button to execute it. Then select the option to reboot the phone. This erases all of the info on your device like a Factory Restore. Two reboots are automatically performed and the bootloader will be unlocked.
If you want to check and see if the bootloader is actually unlocked with the CMD window, enter: fastboot getvar all.
INSTALL CUSTOM RECOVERY
Now you need to flash the custom recovery you downloaded earlier. Ensure that you still have your device hooked to your computer via USB cable and make sure the CMD window to that folder is open.
Reboot your phone into bootloader mode by simultaneously holding the Volume Up + Power buttons until you see the BLU splash screen and then let them both go. Use the Volume Down button to select ÂÂÂ“bootloaderÂÂÂ” in the menu and press Volume Up to select it.
Within your CMD window, type: fastboot flash recovery recovery-custom-wiko-fever.img
(After you type recovery a second time, you can press the TAB key and it will fill in the rest of the filename.) Now press ENTER.
After the recovery has been successfully installed, unplug the USB cable from your phone.
Hold the Volume Up + Power buttons simultaneously until the phone shuts off then let go of both buttons. Wait a second and hold both of the buttons again until you see the BLU splash screen, then let go of both buttons. This will now boot into the custom CWM Recovery you installed.
With the Volume keys, scroll to the option that says ÂÂÂ“Install zipÂÂÂ” and press the Power button to select it. Scroll down and select the file BETA-SuperSU-v2.52.zip that we placed on the phone earlier. Press the Power button. Return to the previous screen by navigating with the Volume buttons and then select ÂÂÂ“Reboot PhoneÂÂÂ”. Make sure you select the option that says ÂÂÂ“Yes - Fix root (/system/xbin/su)ÂÂÂ” and press the Power button.
You are now rooted! To check, install Root Checker from the Play Store or some other app that requires root and make sure you press ÂÂÂ“GrantÂÂÂ” when the option pops up from the SuperSU app.
Now it's time to install Viper4Android on your BLU Life One X! Download it from here: http://www.mediafire.com/download/dvg222yc22hcp77/ViPER4Android_FX_v2340.zip
Also you need to install SELinux, which you can download from here: http://www.mediafire.com/download/n78rplbcnk6867x/SELinux.apk
On your phone, go to Settings > Security and make sure you enable Unknown sources so you can install the following programs.
Unzip the Viper4Android file and place only the ViPER4Android_FX_A4.x.apk file on your phone via USB as explained before. This is the older version that worked with KitKat and unfortunately it's the only version that will work with this phone. Install it on your device but don't open it, yet.
Next, install SELinux on your phone and open it. Select ÂÂÂ“PermissiveÂÂÂ”. This is very important or else Viper4Android will not work!
Next, open Viper4Android and install the drivers (I always choose Super Audio Quality as it gives you more audio options). Next you must reboot your phone normally.
Congratulations! You now have Viper4Android installed!
Watcher, 01 Jan 2016has anyone rooted this phone, yet? if so, how?I have rooted this phone. I shall post my instructions on here shortly.
i think most people are wondering about the removable battery, because after, say two or three years of use, batteries don't hold a charge very well after hundreds of charge up/down cycles. maybe not everyone plans to keep a phone beyond 2 years, but a few of us, myself included, think about the long term :-)
memo, 30 Dec 2015I got mine about 4 months ago and I love it! It's amazing! It's super light weight, very thin,... moreI believe this happens on most android phones such as samsung etc. Only until you turn the phone off, then the notifications will stop
The phone is great and it deserves all the hype... the battery is normal tho, and it kind of overheats while playing games, still great for the $99 release price and for the $149 normal... i love it! :D
I got mine about 4 months ago and I love it! It's amazing! It's super light weight, very thin, and the camera quality isn't as good as any other blu studio phones that I've had from the past, but it's a total upgrade!! I love how fast it runs and I definitely recommend it to anyone who loves a light weight phone. It's very thin and easy to carry. Only cons about this phone is the sound, it's not as loud as I thought it would be. Another con is I turned on the flashlight and my phone battery was 1% so it died. I didn't charge it until 2-3 hours later.. but then my phone is just a pitch black screen. It still works, you can still hear text messages and facebook notifications, but the screen is just pitch black. I don't know what to do, any suggestions??
Got mine two days before Christmas to replace my Life One X from 2 years ago. The best thing about BLU phones is the stock android with little bloatware as the only thing I cannot remove is the Touchpal keyboard.
Premium looking phone with almost premium specs at a budget price. The only complaint I have is the back camera has average picture quality and is slow to auto focus. I would have traded a selfie camera and octa-core cpu for a quad core, 2mp selfie and a 16mp dual tone led flash rear camera but I understand the former is easier to advertise.