If you have recently updated your Infinix Hot Note (I’ve written so many posts on this phone sasa) to Android 5.1 Lollipop, you might be facing the following issues:

  • System UI Keeps Crashing
  • No “3G Only” Option

I know how stressing it is. The menu button no longer exists, it is now a recent apps/ task manager shortcut. Now every time you want to access certain menu shortcuts, you end up with cards of recent apps or a notification telling you your System UI failed and then the screen goes black and you have to start everything afresh. You can no longer save pics from Facebook. You don’t know how WhatsApp works anymore. Everything without the Menu button is a miss. Then it crashes!

Multitasking Infinix

You cannot stabilise your connection as it keeps changing from 2G to 3G. Now tethering is a big issue. Maybe your connection is always wonky and unless you get thing capped at 3G it won’t work. Pain!

Let me stop. Here are the solutions. All these solutions are from Nixon Kosgey, @nixonnixus:

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  • System UI Failure

Easy. Do a full reset from Recovery Mode.

My phone currently can’t access Recovery Mode. I get the Android Robot alright when I hold down power and volume up buttons but nothing else shows thereafter. So I had to try a Full Factory Reset from Settings. And it worked! No more crushes.


  • No 3G only Option

Simple. Download MTK Engineering Mode from Play Store and choose “WCDMA mode only” under MTK settings. Solved. It works.




If there are any other issues you are facing with the latest update, feel free to share them as it seems there are very good solutions from the comments I see.


The Infinix Hot 2, the first Android One device in Africa is launching next week in Kenya at Ksh. 8900