Infinix Mobile has officially released the Android 8.1 update for Infinix Note 4. The update was announced via a Facebook post, which has an ironic “final stable Oreo update” tagline.

In most cases, a software upgrade is a good thing because users will be able to enjoy a newer version of Android. But taking a look at the feedbacks regarding the update say otherwise.

Infinix Note 4 users reported numerous issues ranging from small bugs to huge problems. In fact, most users want to know a way out of this mess, as they are asking everywhere on how they can downgrade their Infinix Note 4 back to Android 7.0 Nougat or whatever version it came out with.

Here are some of the complaints/issues of Infinix Note 4 users running on the new Android 8.1 update:

  • Fast battery drain
  • Very slow charging
  • No notifications
  • Camera flash option not working
  • Ultra power mode removed
  • Screen recording feature gone
  • Scroll shot removed
  • Smart Gestures not working
  • XCharge not supported
  • No music player
  • Overheating
  • Laggy performance
  • App hide feature removed
  • Random freezing
  • Native video calling removed
  • App lock with fingerprint missing
  • Wi-Fi hotspot not working

The advice of Infinix Note 4 users? Don’t update to the latest version (until the issues get fixed). Most of them are still looking for a way or a workaround to their problems. And if you rely on your phone a lot, you don’t want to suffer the same faith as them.

See also: Free up space on your Android smartphone by removing unwanted apps

How to fix Infinix Note 4 Android 8.1 Oreo issues?

Luckily, someone found an easy fix to this Infinix Note 4 update mess. If your smartphone still has a warranty, the best way to return to Android Nougat is by sending it back to Infinix service centers. Once the service center downgrades the Infinix Note 4 to Android 7.0 Nougat, all 8.1 Oreo problems will go away and you can use it normally just like before.

Of course, this isn’t the preferred method for everyone as it can be time-consuming. However, Infinix doesn’t have a flashing tool and downloadable stock ROM that users can use to perform the downgrade themselves.

Another option is to try a full factory reset or data wipe to initiate a fresh start. Don’t get your hopes up, though, as it won’t likely do much considering the problems are probably within the firmware itself.

So far, Infinix Mobile hasn’t released any statement and/or software update to address the problems.

Anybody here experiencing the same problems with their Infinix Note 4? Let us know in the comments section below.

Join the Conversation


Your email address will not be published.

  1. My Infinix note switches off automatically at a higher percentage battery level like 60% I changed the battery now it’s still switches off at a lower percentage like 40% what is the problem please reply

  2. Am very disguisted for now a week plus, from the time my infinix note 4 was updated to andriod 8.1 version, i have seen wifi, flash light,screen shot, dont disturb,flight mode ,data icons etc among others simultaneously turn on and off. This used not to be the issue before while i was using andriod 7 version. I have tried factory reset multiple times but it cant solve the problem. someone please help me on this. thank you