[GUIDE] Upgrading Gionee Elife E3 to Android 4.4 KitKat

edited November 2014 in Android Development
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Good news! Official Android 4.4 KitKat update is now available for Gionee Elife E3. Here's how you can upgrade your Gionee Elife E3 to KitKat.


Note: Your data will not be lost however, we would advise you to take a backup before proceeding to the following steps.


  1. Make sure you have downloaded the Android Driver and SP Flash Tool.
  2. Download the Firmware for your Gionee Elife E3.
  3. Unzip the downloaded files. You can use softwares like WinRAR or 7Zip to do that, if required.
  4. Open “Android Driver Install” and double click on “AutoRun_Install
  5. If your phone is connected to the PC via USB, remove it before proceeding to the next step
  6. Open folder named “Flash Tool” and double click on “Flash_tool” application file.


7. Select “Scatter-loading” option on the tool.


8. Select file named “
” from the firmware folder named
E3_KK_0102_T8072 as shown below.


9. Click on “Firmware-Upgrade” option on the top as shown below.


Connect your Elife E3 with the USB cable provided by “Gionee”, make sure your device is switched off before establishing connection with more 50% battery backup.

11. The upgrade process will be triggered and you would be able to see the following screen.


12. The following screen will appear, on completion of the upgrade.


CAUTION: DO NOT disconnect/ try to switch
the device on while the upgrade is in progress.

13. Disconnect device and switch on your device again.

Congratulations! You are now using KitKat on E3!

Feel free to call us on our toll free number 1800 208 1166 for any queries.



  • Here are the changes and features that come along with the KitKat update:
    • Android upgrade to KitKat
    • Added 9 Local Indian Languages:Hindi,Gujarati,Punjabi,Kannada,Malayalam,Marathi,Bengali,Tamil and Telugu.
    • Added one game: Hitout Heroes
    • Updated one game: TexasPoker
    • Added CamCard, users can conveniently save the contents on business cards into the phone by scanning the card.
    • Added TouchPal input method for faster and more efficient typing experience.
    • Updated WeChat with a new interactive interface and smoother communication experience.
    • Updated UC Browser with optimized UI  and page loading effects.
    • Updated Saavn for a more enjoyable musical experience.
    • Updated NQ Mobile Security for better protection of your phone.
    • Updated Kingsoft office for more efficient work and study related operations.
    • Updated GioneeXender for optimized performance and further improved the linking success rate.
    • Updated Amigo Paper with a brand new UI interface design.
  • Thnq very much gionee team....Waiting is over....Now to switch over my handset to Kitkat...
  • you can find spdata.iso in the firmware folder. just click on the item name in the software to get the select prompt. first boot will take little time.
  • i cant update my phone! it says "spdata is checked but no path"
  • edited November 2014
    after turning my phone off memory is not shown on computer and path is not checked,pls help me gionee team ASAP.
  • the spdata shows no path.. please help.

  • the driver is not installing properly on my WIN8 should i try an other os
  •  Sp data path - select MT6589_Android_scatter file than click frimware upgrade it will work e
  • Not able to update says spdata path is missing, pls suggest what needs to be done
  • successfully updated <3
    after update the phone lags, Some Apps & launcher collapses (unfortunately Gionee launcher stopped)
    notification bar pull down is laggy it does not come down as you pull...
    no default launcher selection option. (do it the old way)
    unhappy ui no changes no new themes :(
    available ram 324 alwys..

    please fix the issues

    love the notification shortcuts.
    guest mode working great :)
    can pull down status bar any time even while playing games..

    please add option for font change if planned for bug fix update
    add notification push back by holding anywhere on the notification like earlier...

    overall awesome if bugs and lags are fixed
    thank you Gionee
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