Micramax Yu’s YUREKA And YUPHORIA To Get Cyanogen OS 12.1 Update (Based on Android 5.1) To Fix Major Bugs

Although YU team is currently testing ROM of the upcoming Cyanogen OS 12.1 beta update for both the Yureka and Yu Yuphoria smartphones, which is expected to fix several heating problems in the latter one alongside some major bugs, such as the proximity sensor and improve camera performance. Details on this bug fixer can be be found here.

First of all talking about the Cyanogen OS 12 powered Yu YUPHORIA, launched last month with more expectations, and dubuts at an affordable price segment, but plauged with issues. Now that, the Micromax’s Yu team is all set to rectify such issues by launching a software update that intends at quashing them and improving the user experience.

Issues on Yuphoria were faced with a display conking off in a week, multi-touch on keyboard was extremely buggy, and the camera performance was well below par. Now, all these issues can be fixed with an update, and seems that Yu is doing its job perfectly. Additionally, the Cyanogen OS 12.1 update can bring in improvements to audio, dialer, and thermal performance among others.

Yu YUREKA is the predecessor to Yuphoria, which has recently received Cyanogen OS 12 update based on Android 5.0 Lollipop back in April, and also received an incremental firmware update to improve the battery life last month. Today, Rahul Sharma, Co-Founder and CEO of YU has evidently announced that Cyanogen OS 12.1 updated based on Android 5.1 Lollipop is in final stage of beta testing, and will be rolled out very soon for Youreka and Yuphoria Cyanogen smartphones.

To Recap – Specifications On


  • 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS Fully Laminated display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • 1.2 GHz Quad-Core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916) processor with Adreno 306 GPU
  • 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, expandable memory with microSD
  • Dual SIM
  • CyanogenMod OS 12 based on Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
  • 8MP rear camera with LED Flash, OmniVision OV8865 sensor with f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video recording
  • 5MP front-facing camera, 4P lenses, f/2.0 aperture, 86-degree wide-angle lens
  • Dimensions: 142.38 x 72.96 x 8.25mm; Weight: 143g
  • 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • 2230mAh battery

Yu Yureka


  • 5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • Octa-Core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939) (ARM Cortex A53 – 4×1.5GHz + 4×1.0GHz) processor with Adreno 405 GPU
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM, 16GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD
  • Dual SIM
  • CyanogenMod OS 11 based on Android 4.4 (KitKat)
  • 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, 5P lenses, Sony Exmor RS IMX135 sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 1080p at 30fps, 720p slow motion at 60fps
  • 5MP front-facing camera, OmniVision 5648 sensor, 4P lenses, 71-degree wide viewing angle
  • Dimensions: 154.8x78mm x6-8.8mm
  • 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • 2500mAh battery

Regarding the Android 5.1 Lollipop based Cyanogen OS 12.1 Update, Rahul Sharma on official forum, said:

A very limited set of devices had issues with proximity sensor. We have addressed this now and will be providing patches which include the auto calibration of proximity sensor. We also have an updated firmware for the keyboard to improve typing and gestures. Additionally, the entire camera stack has been rebuilt with reworked camera tunings. This will greatly improve the camera to capture more details under various lighting conditions. Apart from these, few more auxiliary enhancements like audio, dialler, thermal performance have been added.

The oft-mentioned Yu smartphones got official CyanogenMod 12.1 Nightlies earlier this week, which can be able to download directly from CyanogenMod website. That said, installing custom ROM on Yuphoria or Yureka does not void your warranty.

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