How to Manually Install Cyanogen OS 12 (CM12) OTA Update on YU Yureka

Just 2 days back, we saw the release of official CM12 Lollipop update for OnePlus One to which lot of OPO users updated manually using our easy guide. Now it’s time for Yu Yureka users to rejoice as the much awaited official ‘L’ update has finally begin to rollout for Yureka smartphone. The Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Yureka has passed certification and will be rolled out in phases as an OTA (Over-the-air) update over the next 3 days.


Here’s Yu CEO and co-founder, Rahul Sharma announcing the release:

Just 2 days back we submitted the certification for Lollipop and the good news is that it’s signed and sealed. The roll out begins NOW.

Yes, the wait is over and after a long toil for perfection, the team will roll it out in phases over the next 3 days. With a whole new world of features that include highly customized extra theming options, CyanogenMail, Exchange support, multiple account integration and so much more beyond the existing goodness of Android Lollipop, L is sweeter than you thought. Delighted to say that, every element of visual, motion and interaction design is flawless, for you guys deserve nothing less.

Perhaps, if you’re too impatient and want to taste Lollipop on your Yureka right now.. Then don’t worry, we’ve you covered! Yes, you can manually install the CM12 update on Yureka with the help of few easy steps stated below. In order to flash the OTA, your device must be running a Stock ROM and Stock recovery. This process should not effect the data and apps on your device. The OTA update sized 646MB (unzipped) is the full ROM and not just an incremental update. The below link for CM12S OTA package is an official one from, Cyanogen’s official portal.


  • Make sure your phone is charged
  • Back up all of your data (just in case, always safe to be cautious than sorry!)

Requirements – Yureka with stock recovery and completely non-rooted stock ROM

Guide to Manually Update Yureka to Cyanogen OS 12 v12.0-YNG1TAS0W0 –

1. Download official CM12s ROM for Yu Yureka [Official Link | Mirror]

2. Place the downloaded zip file in the ‘download’ folder on phone’s internal storage.

3. Boot Yureka into Stock Cyanogen recovery – To do so, power off the phone. Then press Volume Up + Volume Down and Power button simultaneously.


4. Select ‘Apply Update’ > ‘choose from internal storage’ > /0 > Download > and select “” file. The ROM will be flashed and you should be seeing the Android Bot

5. Once installation is over, go to main page and ‘wipe cache partition’

6. Then select Reboot system now

That’s it! Wait for a while as the device boots for the first time with all new and fresh Cyanogen OS 12.

Here are few screenshots:

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Do let us know if you have any questions. 🙂


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter.

25 Responses

  1. Is it official?
    Will it any way adversely affect my phone or its warranty?
    If I install this, will I still be eligible for future updates? OR I will have to do this every time?

    • Mayur says:

      It’s clearly mentioned that it’s official and you can make that out by checking the download URL. No effect on warranty and you’ll continue to get OTA updates like before.

  2. Dharmatej says:

    Has any one done Manual update.

  3. SACHIN says:


    • Mayur says:

      The file is zipped one that’s why lesser size. I knew someone will ask this question that why added that it’s unzipped along with file size. 🙂 It’s the official file, check the download link:

  4. navneeth says:

    Is it necessary that my phone should be rooted for installing this update?

  5. Raw Mess says:

    thanks for the zip file and the procedures , I downloaded and flashed it but its lagging a lot , wouldnt recommend it to many people right now

  6. ravi says:

    is this the same rom as on ota update?

  7. Abhishek sharma says:

    battery bahul jaldi down or bar-bar restart hota hai

  8. Shiva says:

    Its a crap update dont dont ever do it …

  9. mayur says:

    I tried bt it shows
    Installation failed
    Insatllation aborted

  10. maesivat says:

    Worked like a charm. Thanks!
    Unfortunately, heat issue is not fixed with this 5.0.2 too. Maybe its an hardware issue. Dtill hoping for a fix update from Yu.

  11. bhavin says:

    after update i found that my root acess is gone!!! never mind will do it again, sound become little louder as excepted, now u dont have to do root for indian language font its added, sometime ppl do root for gujarati, tamil, telugu etc font, slow motion video mode not enabled!!! that was we exepcting team yu… not more changes made…

    now talk about issuse n bugs

    biggest issue is i m having error of dialer app….i tried to clear cache/data but still dialer issue there,

    if anyone found solutation let me plz
    email is

  12. arindam pal says:

    What happens if I update it via cwm recovery??

  13. Aditya Kulkarni says:

    The update for CyanogenMod 12 is good with smooth performance. But the power drain problem has not been recovered yet. Heating problem is reduced a bit. When update is installed you might come across lagging problem for some time but it recovers and runs without any issue later. In upcoming update cyanogen should work towards power efficient versions. Lastly if you want a great UI with advantages of lollypop the cm12 is all you looking about.

  14. Vinay Singh says:

    I missed the step- \”wipe data/factory reset\” , will any problem be there?

  15. shreekant says:

    sir update install nhi ho rhi h,.. 3 hours se installing bta rha h what should I do?

  16. faiz borkar says:

    i placed the download zip in external storage and i install the zip. but in 2 to 3 hours only it shows cyanogen mod booting animation and it\’s not starting i.e system is not starting.
    and i can\’t able to boot in recovery mod so what should i do know

  17. ganesh says:

    during the updation , my mobile is not rebooting, can you update on this problem

  18. Chandan says:

    In yureka plus I don\’t have cyanogen,why is that there is any solution of that , I really wanted to upgrade my phone

  19. Mohan says:

    Sir ,I will use cm12.1 and I want go back on cm12..because the camera of cm12.1 is not good and system are buggy …..heating issue how can I go back cm12 please help…sir

  20. Abhineet Das says:

    I want to update my yureka plus with cynogen os 12 but i keep getting some error.. What should I do..??? Can you please help me with this.??

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