How to get the latest Cyanogen Mod 12.1 nightlies on the Yu Yuphoria

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The Yu Yuphoria is the second smartphone by Yu the Micromax subsidiary. Pricxed at around the 7k price point, it’s primary competitors are the Redmi 2, Lenovo a6000 and A6000 plus and the Honor series from Huawei. The Yureka, like it’s elder brother Yuphoria, do hold a significant advantage over the others in this regard. The software portion of the Yureka handsets is handled by CyanogenMod. What this means is fast and fluid almost stock like experience from the developers at CyanogenMod. Along with that comes the promise of quick updates. One of the main advantages of being based off AOSP is that updates are quick and easy to make and roll out. This is aptly reflected in the fact that cyanogen has already released the nightlies for 5.1 officially for the Yu Yuphoria. Excited about getting the latest version of Android onto your mobile device? Well then, what are you waiting for, join us below to find out how you can get started!


Pre requisites

  • Your Yu Yuphoria must be rooted with it’s boot loader unlocked.
  • You must have a custom recovery installed, like TWRP or CWM.
  • Your phone must be charged over 80%.
  • Some common sense and ability to follow instructions!
  • If you have not flashed a custom rom on your device before this you will need to format your data partition in TWRP or you will get an encryption error


  • Download the latest nightly from here.
  • Download the GAPPs from here.

With that done, let’s get this show on the road.

Step 1

Boot into recovery mode. This can be done by pressing and holding Volume Up + Volume Down +Power buttons simultaneously until you see the YU Logo.

Step 2

Backup your current ROM from your custom recovery.

Step 3

Do a complete wipe, data and cache.

Step 4

Navigate to your SD Card and select the ROM zip file. Flash the ROM. (For your convenience we advise that you keep the zip file at the root of your SD card)

Step 5

If you’re so inclined, flash the GAPPs package.

Step 6

Reboot. The first boot will take longer than others so don’t panic.

Root : From CM 12 root permissions can be enable by going into settings>developer settings.

Congratulations! You have successfully upgraded your Yuphoria to the latest version of Lollipop. How was your upgrading experience? Did you face some hiccups? Leave us a comment down below! If you’re facing any problems about the OS upgrading, feel free to ask us and we’ll be happy to answer!

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