Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Zopo ZP100 Rooting and Market Fix - IHCT One X 4G+ (aka Star B79) - Firmware / Rom Flashing

This is for the Gingerbread firmware only.
(For ICS rooting, check this out: CLICK , so far this seems to work with every MT6575 phone that runs on ICS)

Everything you need is HERE

Rooting:

Start the flash tool, click on Scatter-loading, select the MT6575_Android_scatter_emmc2.txt from the Rootfix directory. It should look like this:


You phone is OFF. Take out the battery, put it back in. In the flash tool click on DOWNLOAD. Connect the phone to your pc via USB cable.

If this is the first time you are doing this, your pc will start to look for the right drivers. Point Windows to the Driver directory inside the flash tool's directory. On Vista, it'll look something like this:


If the drivers are installed, the whole procedure will look like this:


Once the flashing process is done, take out the battery, put it back in and boot the phone. Your phone should now be rooted, a Super User application should be installed.

This procedure also works for the IHCT One X 4G+ phone (aka Star B79).

MARKET FIX:

Inside my download package you will find:
com.android.vending-3.5.16.apk

The idea is to copy this APK into the system/app folder and give it the right permissions. This can be done using the ROOT EXPLORER, but it can also be done with the LATEST version of the ES FILE EXPLORER


Start the ES File Explorer and go into the settings:


Check "Up to Root", "Root Explorer" and "Mount File System".

In advance, you have copied the com.android.vending-3.5.16.apk on you sd-card. find it and copy it to the system/app folder of your phone.

Navigate into that directory, find the com.android.vending-3.5.16.apk long press it, click on Properties, click on Change to change the permssions to this:

DONE :-)

Reboot your phone and enjoy.


YOU ARE DOING THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!

Credit goes to: http://www.technoforum.it/forum/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=3318

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The latest firmare from Zopo
or download it HERE

This is how flashing looks like in "real time" (4 minutes of boredom) ;-)

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UPDATE

Here's a firmware for the IHTC One X phone, dated  April 2 2012, it should work on the ZP100 as well:

DOWNLOAD

Flashing instructions:

copy:

AAAAB3NzaC1kc3MAAACBANLc2NCufBz0lBUupztiXI7rUnhY3bOojTMmGD0SR68e8kK00EM5n0ghfpaDxayZD.zip

and

update.zip

to the ROOT of your sd-card. Turn off the phone. Connect the phone with the usb-cable to the pc. Then press and hold

Power and VOL +

The update will start automatically.
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UPDATE 05.11.2012:

Here's an instruction on how to get the latest ICS firmware running, written by pbucci, thank you so much for that:

OK, with the permission of Colonel I'll try to be more helpfull publishing the four steps I've followed during my several flashing with ICS:

GETTING STARTED IMPORTANT TO DO BEFORE Rooting:
1) SAVE the IMEI.
The installation process for the Rom can wipe the IMEI and if you want to be able to rebuild and fix it you must have it backupped.
If the WIPE happens and you do not have a copy ... you'll never get connection to the mobile network. For IMEI SAVING you need to have rooted your phone:
- Open the Tools Zopo.
- select the item IMEI backup and back up: this will create a backup file in the root named IMEI.bck.
- find the file and copy it on the external SD card and if possible also on the external PC, anywhere you are shure it is safe!
N.B.: if you prefer you can locate the IMEI folder and copy it with a root file explorer... but I prefer simple things.

2) Once saved the IMEI, you should perform a factory restore erasing the Internal SD card. After the restore make sure you are still able to find and access files IMEI.bck (otherwise you made something wrong in copying, or you put it somewhere that will be "scretched" during the flash process: in such a case repeat from step 1)
3) download the ROM from the ICS: http://www.zopomobile.com/xiazai.php
4) download the software for the rooting of the ICS: http://115.com/file/c2lb9udn
NB: the rooting is required if you have to rebuild the IMEI, so before you have downloaded this SW do not start flashing.
PS: The Chinese are so many ... so it is best to do the download after they went to sleep

PART TWO: The Flashing.
NOTE: From now on, I describe what I did and it worked without problems on Zopo ZP100.
If you want, proceed at your own risk and I can not guarantee that everyone will have the same behaviour

The Flashing: I did it as usual with the same tools used to install the Flash ROM GB as is described in this forum
5) Unzip (unrar) the contents of the zip file with the rom, turn the phone off and remove the battery, then put it back in leaving the phone off
6) Run the flash tool
7) Choose the scatter file from the unzipped folder, and then start flashing with download button
8) wait a few seconds and then connect the phone (leaving it off). The flash process will begin.
9) Wait for the OK and the big green, then a few seconds and finally disconnect the phone.
10) Turn on the device and finally ... the ICS is running (if the phone doesn't switch on, put out the battery and then put it back in and turn on)


PART THREE: The Rooting.
Surprise! Below shows "invalid imei" and you can not log onto the mobile network.
If you followed the preliminary steps: NO PROBLEM. otherwise PANIC. Try sending your imei to Zopo asking them to send you back a new encrypted file.

11) Unzip the rooting SW previously downloaded, in a folder for rooting
(beware: I am in windows7 and had no problems ... It seems that the executables etc are for windows ... I do not know if they work on other OS or virtual machines)
12) Connect your phone (turned on) and check that the USB debug mode is active.
13) Run the file .bat and follow instructions carefully (waiting for reboots.)
14) If everything went well at the end of the phone will be rooted.
If you notice between the various reboot advices that it has not found your phone, recheck the connections and the debug mode and repeat the procedure.

PART FOUR: IMEI fixing (if you lost it)
15) Execute a file explorer in root mode (the rooting should install a root explorer that looks red hat style, that is fine but look on the top part of the screen and be sure that it is R/W and not Read Only mode.)
16) Go into the folder
/data/nvram/​​md/NVRAM/NVD_IMEI and look at the content. There should be a file of the exact size of IMEI.bck that you had stored erlier
(In my case was called MP0B_001 but I do not know if it is always called the same way).
Copy it in a safe position in order to avoid risks.
17) Rename the file IMEI.bck as the file located at point 16
18) Copy the renamed file in the folder /data/nvram/​​md/NVRAM/NVD_IMEI replacing the old one if you have not "moved "
19) Reboot your phone and wait. With the IMEI restore the phone will connect regularly to mobile network (Beware: The system initially can still report "invalid IMEI" (because cached from previous power off), but then it will anyway connect to the GSM network and correct it. For subsequent reboot it does not report any more)
Now you can finally enjoy ICS (PS: I had the google play already installed this time)







267 comments:

  1. oh, really helpful blog for me!!!
    but how about ZOPO ZP200?
    i just bought one zp200 from Lovebargaining.com, which is like this:
    http://www.lovebargaining.com/zopo-zp200-glassesfree-3d-43-multitouch-screen-wcdma-3g-mtk6575-android-23-8mp-camera-cell-phone-p-2345.html

    can i root my phone by following your instruction, because it is a chinese phone, i need to root and then remove the Chinese apps, but i don't have the phone in hand right now, so i just want to know whether i can root like zp100?

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    1. Hi :-)

      I don't know if you should take the risk? I have no idea if the bootloader is identical to the one of the ZP100, chances are you might brick your phone if you try this with the ZP200 :-(

      It MIGHT work but if I were you, I wouldn't dare to try this :-(

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  2. hello sir, thanx for the rooting info. it really helps me. i just bought my phone from merimobiles.com. can you tell me how to install the latest firmware, i mean procedure to install the latest firmware.

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    1. Hi :-)

      Flashing a new firmware is the exact same procedure like rooting the phone. Of course you will have to use the "Scatter-loading" file from the firmware but the rest is identical. You'll find TWO of these *.txt files in the firmware package, take the one that ends with a "2" in the file name.

      Good luck :-)

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  3. Hi Colonel
    You do great job. Thanks for it
    One question. what is the best MTK6575 phone of the moment, according to you. In term of performance, but in term of brand and follow up by this brand.
    Thank you

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  4. Hi :-)

    I really can't tell you? I know that Zopo must be close to releasing an ICS firmware version:

    http://bbs.zopomobile.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=7413

    Still buggy but hopefully coming soon? I also heard RUMORS that Lenovo will be releasing an ICS firmware for the A750 but I really can't say if that is true?

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  5. sir please explain me step by step how to install the latest rom as i am new to android phone and the last phone which i used i never rooted it and never installed any custom rom on it please explain the procedure in detail and step by step. it will be a great help.
    thank you

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    1. It is exactly the same procedure like the rooting process you can see here. Only difference is, you need to use a different Scatter-Loading file that is included in the firmware download.

      You see, the rooting process is flashing only PART of the firmare (see the picture, only a preloader and a bootimage are checked), while flashing an entire firmware, other parts are checked and flashed in addition to that.

      But the procedure itself is the same.

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    2. thank you sir, i understood, but there is one problem when i open the firmware folder for scatter file, it shows 2 scatter file which one to select

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    3. Take the one that ends with .....2.txt, that's what I used :-)

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  6. Mr colonelZap, what is the use of doing the Market Fix?

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  7. does the Market Fix works in IHCT One X 4G+ phone (aka Star B79) too?

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    1. The B79 should have the market on it "out of the box", you only need to do the market fix if it's missing from the firmware.

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  8. ColonelZap, thanks for your quick reply.
    i have a problem installing gameloft games like Brother In Arm 2, it just say "your device is not compatible with this phone", but i'm very sure B79 or z100 is compatible with this game.
    Please help...thanks in advance.

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    1. Sorry, I don't know how to fix that. MAYBE if you can somehow "fool" the market that your phone is a different device? For that the firgerprint needs to edited in the build.prop but I really don't know if that will do the trick.

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    2. Thanks, i'll try to edit build.prop and post the result.

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    3. Thanks :-) Maybe this will work?
      --
      ro.build.description=GT-I9100-user 2.3.4 GINGERBREAD XXKG2 release-keys
      ro.build.fingerprint=samsung/GT-I9100/GT-I9100:2.3.4/GINGERBREAD/XXKG2:user/release-keys
      ro.build.characteristics=tablet
      # end build properties
      --

      I used that on several tablets :-)

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  10. Dear Sir,

    As per your instruction I did manage to rooted my Zopo ZP100 Phone and has google play installed in the device.
    However there is error when downloading (any file) from google play, it said:
    "(process com.android.vending) has stopped unexpectedly" and have to force stop. Do you have any solution for this problem?
    Thanks You for your kind assistance.

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    1. Hi :-)

      Sometimes cleanring the cache of the Play Store helps. I haven't quite figured this problem out, I had that happen on several devices, somehow this error went away "by itself" after a while. Don't ask me why?!?

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    2. Hi, am having same problem except clearing cache for this application isn't helping.

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  11. Thanks, get me out of trouble.

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  12. Some sources for Star b79 are charging to install things like Adobe Flash, Google Play, and to root the phone? In your opinion is it worth paying for these? (I have been using my Star A5000 just fine without anything done to it -- until I shattered screen)

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    1. I would never pay for something like that, as you can see, rooting the phone and getting the play store on it sure isn't "magic". If I can do it, anyone can do it. Once you have the market on the phone, you can dowanload the latest version of the flash player for free, no need to pay anyone for that.

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  14. Hello ColonelZap,

    I just ordered the ZP100 from Elotalk and they charge extra for installing the Dutch language files. Aren't those already by default installed on this phone? Could you please check and confirm (or not) this for me?

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    1. Hi :-) Check this out:

      http://i.imgur.com/WYJ6w.jpg

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    2. Ah okay, thanks. So the multi-language pack they try to sell me is just a rip-off scheme? Tssk...

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  15. Hello Mr. ColonelZap,
    many thanks for your time.
    I trying to download with tool "Smartphone flash Tool" but nothing happen , it is at 0% from ten minutes. :-(

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  16. My old Star A5000 never had Loud enough volume in the earpiece when talking on phone and the speaker on the back was weak. I talk on the phone frequently and need good, loud, sound. Of the new phones (6575) you have tried, which have best sound?

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  17. Hi,
    I have a Android B79 and have tried your tool, despite following the instructions given it seems to stay at 0% and doesn't go any further, any ideas as to what may be going wrong?

    Thanks

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  18. Hello !

    Thank you for your post.
    Just a feed back based on my experience concerning the firmware of the HTC on Z100.
    It works fine, I flashed 2 days ago on my damaged Zopo phone.
    Google Play works fine too, and the mobile isn't rooted.
    This experience is very positive at time (only 2 days), the translation (in French for my part)is better than the original one.

    JKlr

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  19. Hi Colonel,

    Thanks a lot. I fixed my zp100 and it working properly. Thanks again. I want to ask aquestion. How can we upgrade zp100 from v.2.3.6 to 4.0.3 ?
    Have a nice days.

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    1. Hi and congrats :-)

      I don't think an ICS firmware is released, yet. The last thing I read was somehting about a beta version that is still buggy.

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    2. Now the phone restart over and over. What can we do?

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  20. Hi Colonel,
    Thanks for your Zopo tutorial. Flashing, rooting and Google Play works well.
    Maybe you know how to change the Imei of Zopo phone?
    And the killer question, think you that is possible to change the frequency of modulator ( 850Mhz to 900 Mhz )

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    1. No idea about the IMEI.

      The frequencies: After rooting you should have a "Zopomobiles tools" on the phone. With that tool you can get into the Engineer Mode (MTK). At the bottom you can find Bandmode.

      I've never tried to change anything there, don't know if it works, so please be very careful.

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  21. Hi, I get stuck trying to load the Windows 7 driver "windows could not find the driver software for your device". I have pointed the driver update option to the win7 driver folder included in your download. Any ideas/suggestions?

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    1. I don't have Windows 7 but somebody once wrote that he was able to manually install the drivers from the Windows device manager. There should be unknown devices listed and from there it should somehow be possible to undate the drivers.

      Sorry for this vague reply.

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    2. Unfortunately that's what I'm doing. It just doesn't accept the file (.inf) that's there. Is that the file/type it should load (if you know)?

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    3. I'm sorry, I never used Windows 7 before, I can't tell you. On Vista I'll have to right click on the unknown device, then tell Windows to update the driver and point to a DIRECTORY where Windows should look for the driver, NOT directly to a *.inf.

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    4. Check out the comments from May 4th:

      http://colonelzap.blogspot.de/2012/04/lenovo-a750-rooting-market-fix-add.html

      Same problem, somehow it just HAS to work for you as well. Good luck! :-)

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  22. Hello Colonel,

    After fixing root and google live market problem, Zp100 restarting four - ten times in a day. Sometimes locking not any responce and then after restart again? What can I do? Please comment. Regards,

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    1. I have the same problem after rooting my Zopo ZP100. Any suggestions?
      Thank you.

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    2. After rooting, flash the latest Zopo Firmware again but ONLY(!!!!!!) the bootimage. Uncheck everything else, just flash the bootimage from that firmware. This might solve the problem.

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    3. Thank you very much. Now my Zopo work perfectly again.

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  23. Hello Colonel. Perhaps i'm wrong but if the firmware can be installed both zp100 and iHTC one x, so Does it means that both models have the same components (same camera, resolution, etcetera)?
    I wonder it cause the zp100 screen is said to have an ASV sharp screen and the other model just say is a qhd screen, i guess generic for say thus. Then I would think that this procedure would proof that both screens actually are the smae... Am I wrong in this deduction :S ?
    Regards and thx for the reviews. They help me with the capabalities of my other dual sims (a pity that i wasn't very lucky with the last, star a-1000 zero, i think that this model in particular has a factory problem with the screen, several people aroun the world hadn't the same troubles like me, cause that i wanted to upgrade)

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    1. Hi :-)

      I am not 100% convinced anymore that the hardware components are identical. I THOUGHT they were, because the Gingerbread firmware worked on both phones. The other day I flashed a VERY beta ICS firmware on my ZP100, it "worked". A friend of mine flashed it on his IHTC One X and it did not work! So, MAYBE they have some different hardware components after all?

      I can't tell :-(

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    2. wow, ICS in ZP100!!
      This is great.
      I've a IHTC One X and i'm proud of it. I've also two expensive phone apple and samsung but with the price range IHTC one X really worth it.
      Plz ColonelZap update us when the ICS are official in IHTC One X. Thanks.

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    3. Thanks a lot colonel 4 the time and the kindness:) Regards from Perú.

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  24. Hi, i have the ZP100 and when i dial *#06# i only see one imei but where is the second one and how will i change the second one by terminal emulator way

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    1. I think this phone only has one IMEI?

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  25. In case you are interested:
    I can verify, that this also works for the "Velox 3G". Basically the same phone as the ones described, running on the MTK6575 platform (using the Star B79 RM), but only having 0.5 GB of internal Memory.

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  26. hello , i tried your method on ihct one x , for rooting and now my phone is stuck in boot image :( any solutions?

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    1. If I were you, I'd try to flash a new firmware. Either the Zopo FW of the one for the IHTC One X. They are both available for download in my original post.

      Good luck!

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    2. thanx a lot, it helped. :)

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  27. Hi ColonelZap...
    Been follow your blog and is really nice.
    I have gotten a factory to rebrand the b79 for me for sales in my country but I want to find out if you have tried any ICS ROM that worked and would like to try it out also.
    Also... do you develop custom ROMS and UI for the B79?

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  28. Hi :-)
    Sorry, I don't do custom roms, I don't have the knowledge.

    So far I haven't seen an ICS firmware that works on the B79 phones, only a VERY beta ICS for the ZP100.

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  29. Can I get the Beta for the ZP100?

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  30. Hi,
    What tool can I use to backup my ROM on the ZP100?

    I have rooted it and done several customization and would want to back it up and also create an update.zip from it.

    The Clockwork recovery doesn't seem to work also, how do I get to use that?

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  31. Hi :-) I haven't tested this but I've been told that this Clockwork Recovery should work:

    http://chinamobiles.org/downloads/zap/recovery_cwm%20v5.5.0.4.zip

    Upzip it. Start the flash tool, load a scatter loading file from the root fix or from a firmware. uncheck EVERYTHING but the recovery entry. Dubble Click on Recovery and select the new recover.img. Flash like always.

    Good luck :-)

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  32. ColonelZap.... Thanks so much....
    How about a link to the 4.0.3 Beta that you tried?
    What were the flaws?

    I downloaded a rom from dagerd.org but screen wasn't displaying properly

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  33. Thanks Zap - Clockwork Recovery works now. Its even touch version.

    Hope to get the link for the 4.0.3 soonest.

    Also do u know how to create logo.bin files for the zopo100?

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  34. Also how do u create a backup of a running B79 that can then be flashed back to another b79?

    I tried using Clockwork and ROM Tool Box Premium but the extension I get for the system content is system.ext4.tar

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  35. Hi :-) Sorry, I have no idea about a logo.bin file or a B79 backup, I haven't tried any of these things.

    About ICS:

    http://chinamobiles.org/downloads/zap/android%204.0.zip

    Here's a tool that let's you root the phone after ICS is on it:

    http://chinamobiles.org/downloads/zap/zopo%20zp100%204.0root%20by008.zip

    BEFORE you flash the ICS, make a backup of the Zopo Mobile Tool and copy the backup to your EXTERNAL sd card. Also, use the Zopo Mobile Tool to make a backup of the Phone's IMEI, copy the generated file to your EXTERNAL sd card.

    Flash ICS, then root the phone, install the Zopo Tool, copy the IMEI file back to the internal memory of the phone, use the Zopo Mobile Tool to restore the IMEI.

    Are you up for that?

    Also, the ICS does NOT support any google accounts / Play store :-(

    If I were you, I'd think twice about flashing this VERY VERY beta version of ICS!!!

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    1. Hehehehhe.....

      Thanks ColonelZap...

      Already downloading the ROM...
      Would try it out... but no google account and play store... Ewwww....

      I got a ROM from http://115.com/file/e7iso8yo (MIUI Android 4.0 ROM...) would try that first after downloading (Internet is pretty slow here - Nigeria) ...

      Would let you know...

      This is interesting ...

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  36. Do you have an Idea of how I can create an update.zip from a running B79?

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    1. No idea how that's done.

      Here's another ICS Version, Market and google accounts included:

      http://narod.ru/disk/48456521001.eee4c60617f54c6d58522153c8bcb053/MP_MT75_h932_b79_pulid_sw%2020120428-14151....rar.html

      You still need to backup the zopo tool and the IMEI, root the phone and restore the IMEI.

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    2. Why do I need to restore the IMEI?
      Also How do I create update.zip?

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    3. and if in case anyone erases it's imei the it can be stored with terminal emulator, but you should be rooted and su. here's the link :
      http://gsmchinois.com/clubvip/telephone-android-chinois/changer-son-imei-sur-un-gsm-android-chinois/

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    4. I am not able to download the file.
      The URL is not there...

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  37. here try this link :

    http://realfile.ru/uploads/314900

    for android ics provided by colonel above.

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    1. Downloading right now...
      Have you ever tried it?

      Do u have the udpate.zip for this rom?

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    2. yaa , rom has minor bugs with internal storage not loading, proximity and light sensor not working, other wise it's smooth and better managed :)

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  38. Hi colonel.
    I've a ZP100. I've been using it for 2 weeks and I find it's really a good phone (in advance I was using a galaxy S2).

    Well I want to add some bits of information on what I experimented on my phone:
    On GB, to fix the google market (play) is possible also to use the Zopo Tools installed during rooting in the following way:

    After rooting the phone install google play normally from the sd
    Then Open the zopo tools select the tag of the application, find the market, select it choose to move on the file system (give the provided confirmation application number in order to do).
    That's it: the google play will now work.

    From zopo tools is also pleasant to back up imei, flashing the phone (after having copied the zip file on the root folder) reset the phone (when I didi this the apps installed in the file system included the root-fix will remain).

    Last but not Least:
    I contacted the zopo and asked them to send me the ICS rom.

    AND They DID YESTERDAY!!!!

    Now I've the beta rom of 5-5-2012 ICS 4.0.3 successfully installed and running on my phone and it seems to work great, even if they told me that it has still some minor stability and bugs.

    Later, after stressing it a bit, I'll provide more details (also on install process that is not so friendly, as you have to fix the IMEI that is wiped out during the installation).

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    1. Hi :-)

      Thanks for the info! I had no idea you could fix the market like that :-)

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    2. Can I get a link to the ICS ROM?

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    3. How Do I root the phone when it has ICS on it?

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    4. See my post at 8:30AM, there is a link to a rooting script for the ICS Firmware :-)

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    5. How do I use it?

      How do I push the files and where do I push it to?

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    6. Hi,
      I just tried your procedure "After rooting the phone install google play normally from the sd
      Then Open the zopo tools select the tag of the application, find the market, select it choose to move on the file system (give the provided confirmation application number in order to do).
      That's it: the google play will now work."
      When I select the "Installed" option under zopo mobile tools, I get the same annoying message "Sorry! application stopped unexpectedly - with the only option of Force close"
      Any ideas?

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  39. I have the ICS running on my B79... But don't know how to root it.
    I have downloaded the files, how do I use the adb? where do i push the files too?

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  40. Hi All,
    please be patient for a while (I'm still at work, so I can't write long):
    The ROM I've installed is not the one above, but a rom of ICS 4.0.3 compiled on 5-5-2012 that was sent me yesterday directly from a guy involved with Zopo.
    For what I've seen from this morning to now (with a normal use of the phone at job and instaling main standard apps and widgets) is good performing, fluid and it has never crashed, but before diffusing it I asked the autorizathion to the guy that send it to me as a favour. Consider that he is in China, so the answer will probably arrive tomorrow.

    Before doing anything:

    1) Keep in mind that it is anyway a beta (even if at the moment, after half a day, I haven't still found any problem or crash)

    2) Remind that the installation wipes out the IMEI and it's up to you to fix it after rooting or you'll never be able to connect to the mobile network again.

    3) The rooting process has changed completely respect to GB and is mandatory in order to fix the IMEI

    Tomorrow with a more bit of time, I'll post more detailed and precise instructions.

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    1. Pls can yo give instructions on how you rooted the ICS?

      I am trying to root mine but no success.

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    2. Thanks for the info :-)

      I just flashed a beat version of ICS, I also had to repair the IMEI, it was quite tricky because the rooting gave me major problems :-(

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    3. @phemmyalade

      You phone needs to be ON, in the development options "usb-debugging" needs to checked. ONLY IF YOU PHONE IS PROPERKY RECOGNIZED AS AN ADB-DEVICE on you pc, the root.bat script will work.

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    4. My PC saw it once but it is no longer seeing it as an ADB Device.
      What do u advice that I do?

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    5. @pbucci

      Thank you so much for the update. I've read that people are reporting that they are having problems with the scatter file from that download? There is supposed to be something wring with it?

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    6. Yes,
      I had that problem three days ago and I solved in the following way:

      I noticed that the flash tool wants the scatter file to follow a strict naming convenztion:
      The name of the file must bigin with "MT6575_Android_scatter_emmc".
      Try renaming the file to "MT6575_Android_scatter_emmc.txt" and then proceed as normal.

      Be careful: I found this problem in a release MIUI403.xxx upgrade. If you are using it, is not complete: is only a gui upgrade. To be sure thate you are setting up a complete rom check that you have all .img files (included android) and that when you open the scatter from flashing tool everything is checked (not only some features).

      Bye

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  41. Awesome!!!
    Finally got ICS on my phone
    Everything seems to be working.
    Proximity Sensor working fine...
    Loads my Internal Memory and SD Card...
    Awesome!

    I am wondering how I can create and update.zip of my installation and tweaks as it is now.

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    1. Hey, congratulations!!!!

      I wish I could help you with the update.zip but I have no idea how it's done. I don't think there is an "easy" way to create something like that. I GUESS every single part of the firmware needs to dumped "by hand" and then SOMEHOW these dumps need to made into an update.zip file. If you are interested in dumping a ROM, check this out:

      http://bm-smartphone-reviews.blogspot.de/2012/04/creating-rom-dump-of-your-mt65x3-device.html#more

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    2. I try in this way...
      Are you able to see my posts?

      I'm trying to write and all seems OK but then (refreshing the page) I can not see what I have posted...

      HELP!!

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  42. Hi back.

    This morning I'm having problems with your forum... (It's the 5th post that I submit and the previous have been vanished :( :( )

    Any way: let's try again!!

    The news:
    The ICS rom that I've installed is working great!!!

    Stable and fluid: never a crash neither a self-reboot.

    I stressed:
    Both sims and internal voip phone
    Browser and Std apps and several installed widgets (meteo, costs, vodafone etc)
    GPS and Navigator
    Auto power off - on
    Alarm
    Wifi and secure connection

    Every is working fine and I don't see real differences in performances with my Galaxy S2 :) at least for normal using.

    Now some more important news:
    The guy from Zopo asked me not to diffuse this rom (the one compiled on 5-5-2012 that he gave me) for some copyright reasons.

    But he said me to wait today and infact on the formu there is a new ICS rom published:

    You may download it at http://115.com/file/beo8xg0u

    It is still a beta, but the forum say it is stable and good.

    For what regards the rooting process and flashing I provided detailed instruction of the process I followed on thech forum:

    http://www.technoforum.it/forum/viewtopic.php?f=75&t=3534

    It's in italian, but you can give a look and if you need anything I'll try to help.

    Last: I'll try to install also the new rom (released today) as I see that it is quite smaller than the one I have (100 Mb less).
    In case of problem I'll contact Zopo and come back here for eventually uploading somewhere the one of 5-5-2012 that I installed and is working fine.

    Bye,
    Paolo

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    1. IMPORTANT NEWS:
      I've just installed the rom released by Zopo today.
      (as told before you can doenload it at http://115.com/file/beo8xg0u )

      The installation process had no problem, but BE CAREFULL: IT WIPES OUT the IMEI too (as the one I've spoken about in advance).
      It seems to be the same rom, but without debug and logging stuffs running.
      For install, rooting and fixing IMEI refer to what I said before and on the other forum.

      Bye

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    2. Hi Pbucci...

      The ROM you said u were not allowed to release, does it wipe IMEI too?
      Is there any stable rom that doesn't wipe IMEI?

      Also does your ROM come with Facelock?

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    3. The ROM you said u were not allowed to release, does it wipe IMEI too?
      -> Unfortunately Yes, but you are carefull and backup the IMEI in advance, you can fix
      Is there any stable rom that doesn't wipe IMEI?
      -> Unfortunately No if you mean an ICS rom. I think the main reason for wich zopo has not released the production yet is this.
      Also does your ROM come with Facelock
      -> I never tried as I can't use it (because my job email account requires passphrase or pin lock). Any way for what I can see in security setting: No

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    4. Nice...
      OK..... maybe I will just stick with the ROM i have running on my phone now... (its a B79 branded for my company)...
      I have just extracted the rom and want to flash a new phone with it.... DO u think the IMEI will stay?

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    5. First I want to precise that all what I wrote in advance (included links and my experience) is referred to Zopo ZP100 that is the phone that I own, although it should be more or less the same than b79.

      Provided that: I think that is better that you backup your IMEI prio proceeding to do anything.
      On ZP100 this is quite simple. I'll write the manual process without any tool (like "zopo tools") that should be more or less the same:

      1) You need the phone rooted

      2) Acces to a file explorer in root mode (ex: ES Explorer) and locate the IMEI files.
      In ZP100 ICS it is in following folder:
      /data/nvram/md/NVRAM/NVD_IMEI

      If you don't find such a folder, execute a search for "IMEI" and it should find the right folder

      3) Backup all the content of the folder and keep in a sure place.

      4) If you put on the external SD, before proceeding with anything, do a factory restore with SD wiping, in order to check that after the buckup is still there and not in a place that the flashing process will wipe out.

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    6. @pbucci

      Have you seen that Zopo made an OFFICIAL ICS release?

      http://www.zopomobile.com/xiazai.php

      :-)

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    7. Wow!!
      I am downloading....
      Have you tried it?
      Does it wipe IMEI also?

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    8. I'm still downloading but from what I can google translate, it also wipes the IMEI:

      http://www.technoforum.it/forum/viewtopic.php?f=75&t=3534&sid=d04f690b6e7b5a7257ea2feec0b8ebda&start=30

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    9. Do you know where I can get the B63M ROM from?
      Been Looking all over for it....

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    10. I don't have one but this looks like a promising address:

      http://forum.china-iphone.ru/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=15960&start=0

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    11. @Colonel
      I hadn't seen. I think is the same that I had this morning (as pre) at the address I gave you.
      (2 release in a day seems to be too many).
      Anyway thanks for the suggestion: I'll download and try a compare

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    12. I forget:
      I created a new thread on techforum with the complete procedure to upgrade on ZP100:

      http://www.technoforum.it/forum/viewtopic.php?f=75&t=3570

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    13. The link is not opening.
      Been searching for a while now

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  43. PART THREE: The Rooting.
    Surprise! Below shows "invalid imei" and you can not log onto the mobile network.
    If you followed the preliminary steps: NO PROBLEM. otherwise PANIC. Try sending your imei to Zopo asking them to send you back a new encrypted file.

    11) Unzip the rooting SW previously downloaded, in a folder for rooting
    (beware: I am in windows7 and had no problems ... It seems that the executables etc are for windows ... I do not know if they work on other OS or virtual machines)
    12) Connect your phone (turned on) and check that the USB debug mode is active.
    13) Run the file .bat and follow instructions carefully (waiting for reboots.)
    14) If everything went well at the end of the phone will be rooted.
    If you notice between the various reboot advices that it has not found your phone, recheck the connections and the debug mode and repeat the procedure.

    PART FOUR: IMEI fixing (if you lost it)
    15) Execute a file explorer in root mode (the rooting should install a root explorer that looks red hat style, that is fine but look on the top part of the screen and be sure that it is R/W and not Read Only mode.)
    16) Go into the folder
    /data/nvram/​​md/NVRAM/NVD_IMEI and look at the content. There should be a file of the exact size of IMEI.bck that you had stored erlier
    (In my case was called MP0B_001 but I do not know if it is always called the same way).
    Copy it in a safe position in order to avoid risks.
    17) Rename the file as the file IMEI.bck located at point 16
    18) Copy the renamed file in the folder /data/nvram/​​md/NVRAM/NVD_IMEI replacing the old one if you have not "moved "
    19) Reboot your phone and wait. With the IMEI restore the phone will connect regularly to mobile network (Beware: The system initially can still report "invalid IMEI" (because cached from previous power off), but then it will anyway connect to the GSM network and correct it. For subsequent reboot it does not report any more)
    Now you can finally enjoy ICS (PS: I had the google play already installed this time)

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  44. Of course step 17) should be:
    Rename the file IMEI.bck as the file located at point 16

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    1. Thank you so much for that!!! I copied it to my original post, so it won't get lost :-)

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    2. It's a pleasure.

      By the way: I've downloaded the new "official rom" (at the address http://www.zopomobile.com/xiazai.php) that you indicated to me and I can coonfirm that it is almost the same of the one I told you this morning.

      Only two file differ a bit:
      boot.img (the hour)
      uboot_vanzo75_cu_ics.bin (the hour and some bytes more)

      Any way I've installed it and I can confirm that the IMEI is wiped out and also that the procedure I've described exactly fits also this rom:

      Enjoy ICS ;)

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    3. Thanks :-) I will never understand why they can't handle this IMEI problem right now? How can Zopo even put a firmware like that on their "official" download page?

      Maybe someone will fix that in time, a pre-rooted ICS version, all google apps / account and working IMEIs would ne nice to have :-)

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  45. I really need the b63m ROM... I want to give a friend the phone and I have junked and bricked it... If I can get the original rom that came with it

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  46. Hi Colonel and Pbucci, i will just try this here maybe u have an idea.
    At the beginning my front camera worked fine, but after flashing the phone to the 19-04 version (and i tried ICS also) it stopped working. The Screen stays black. I tried to search on the italian and chinese sites but googletranslater didnt help much.
    Or maybe someone knows a link to the original fabric release?

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  47. Hi all,
    Have anyone try flashing the latest ICS 4.0.3 zopo official firmware on B79?
    Does it works?

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    1. It works... that is what I am using.... on my B79

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  48. Can someone please help me?
    I need the ROM or Scatter File for the B63m Android phone.
    A download link. I have had this phone for 4 months and its been bricked since i rooted and updated the some files...

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  49. Anyone else getting "your device is not compatible" when trying to install google maps or chrome via the Google Play market on ICS?

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  50. Hi, I wrote about troubles connecting with my windows7 laptop. Well after some time I found that I had USB debugging set on my ZP100 phone. Aftrer turning off, drivers installed without any fuss by windows itself.
    I now have the phone rooted, market installed & the permissions set as per your instructions (for the phone rooting I used a package/instructions I bought from Etotalk). Unfortunately I still get the "stopped unexpectedly - Force close" message box. Do I have to proceed to do a ROM upgrade or should I run your flash tool?

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  51. Hi Colonel,
    Been having bulk troubles trying to get my Zopo ZP100 phone rooted on & off for the past week. Got it rooted yesterday but still no Play Store! Well in a desperate attempt I used my netbook via the android boot option (is android/windows7 dual boot) & setup a Google account on it with my phone connected by USB. Once a application had loaded to my phone successfully (lots didn't) it was away. Everything now works. Play Store, Zopo mobile tools etc etc. No explanation for this, but I'm vey happy.

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  52. Hello,
    I have saved my IMEI as a text file in my computer, but i have tried most of the ways without any progress. Please how can i fix my networks? or how can i contact zopo team?

    Regards

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    1. Hi :-)

      Did you backup the IMEI using the Zopo Tool? If so, you can restore the IMEI with the tool again.

      Also, check out the 255MB donwload at the very bottom of that page:

      http://www.zopomobile.com/xiazai.php

      It's a ZP100 ICS firmware but that download also includes some sort of IMEI tool, which I haven't tested.

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    2. Thanks for answering,

      My Problem is i have just written down only one IMEI later i realized that i should have back up both IMEIs, now only one SIM is working.

      Any suggest?

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    3. Check this out:

      http://gsmchinois.com/clubvip/telephone-android-chinois/changer-son-imei-sur-un-gsm-android-chinois/

      I tried it, it worked for me. If it doesn't:

      http://www.zopomobile.com/xiazai.php

      At the very bottom you'll find a 255MB download. It contains the firmware but there is also some sort of IMEI tool included. I haven't tested it but this could be a good chance for you to restore the IMEIs.

      Good Luck :-)

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    4. It is working :)

      I test this link many times before, but this time it works for me. You are really help full

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    5. I'm glad I could help :-) Enjoy your phone :-)

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  53. Hi Colonel,
    I have a rooted by etotalk. This phone have mobileuncle tools instad of Zopo Mobile Tool that you describe for backing up the IMEIs.
    Every time i try to backup them with mobileuncle tools the program crashes. Do you know where can I find the Zopo Mobile Tool?

    regards
    chris

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    1. I uploaded it for you:

      http://chinamobiles.org/downloads/zap/zopomobiletools_1.0.0.apk

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  54. Hello Colonel
    I want to buy a ZP100. In France, starting with the IEMI 86 may not work. Do you have more info on this? Is it possible to modify them so that the GSM operates in France
    @ +

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    1. Check this out:

      http://gsmchinois.com/clubvip/telephone-android-chinois/changer-son-imei-sur-un-gsm-android-chinois/

      I tested it, it works :-)

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  55. hello,

    Thank you for your reply.
    On the site he sells http://www.cheapincoming.com the ZP100 with a OS4.0.9.
    Do you have any information about this version?

    @ +

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    1. No, I don't. But a 4.0.9 version of Android does not exist, it's got to be a "fake", I bet it's just a 4.0.3.

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    2. Have you tested the 4.0.3 from Zopo?
      Do u still have to do the IMEI thingy?

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    3. I haven't tested the one from Zopo but I know that the IMEI thingy still needs to be done.

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  56. Hi,

    I wonder what is the benefit to change to ICS?

    Thanks

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  57. Hi,

    I used your "rooting procedure" on my ZP100, and Root user is running on my mobile but I got a little error after rooting, on "Haptic feedback" (on Audio Profiles) option for vibrate when pression soft keys, force of this vibrate is lower.

    I flashed again my ZP100 with original ROM 2.3.6 and force of these soft keys are OK again, I rooted again and I lost vibration of these soft keys.

    Somebody could give me a solution for this problem?

    Thanks in advance for your help

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    1. Maybe this will help:

      After you did the rooting procedure, flash the firmware again but ONLY(!!!!) the bootimage. Uncheck everything else.

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    2. Hi, I have the same problem. Haptic feedback seems to have disappeared after rooting. Did you mean to flash with bootimage from 2.3.6 OR from your rootfix file?

      btw.. thank you very much for the root guide. It was very helpful.

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    3. Hi :-)

      If you rooted a Gingerbread version, try to flash back the bootimage (and only the bootimage) from the gingerbread firmware.

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    4. how to unroot if i rooted with your rootfix file? my phone is ihtc one x 4gs+ 2.3.6
      Thank you

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    5. You can flash an entire (unrooted) firmware on it but I'm not sure if that will actually remove the boot?

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    6. Hi Colonel,
      I would like to backup my zp100 ROM (after rootfix) before flashing the bootimage etc.

      However, I am really new to android phones... so are you able to outline briefly how you backed up your zp100 ROM - I am assuming you did before playing with it? What did you use? Did you boot to recovery or did you install additional tools, etc.? Some guidance from you would really save me from a lot of trial and error :o
      Thanks!

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  58. Hello.
    First of all thank you for all the reviews you made.
    im really interested on buying the H5500 from merimobiles
    https://www.merimobiles.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=MERI4431
    i guess it is little better than the Zopo zp100. 1 gig ram. thats the only difference i see. even the look is identical.
    my question is does the two phones are compatible in firmware, flashing. Custom Rom.

    thank you

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  59. Hi Colonel,

    I just bought my ZP100 and am having issues with Google Play. Your blog here was like a light of hope for me...I downloaded your zipped fix file and started doing the instructions.. Unfortunately I am stuck! I started the Start the flash tool, clicked on Scatter-loading, selected the MT6575_Android_scatter_emmc2.txt from the Rootfix directory.

    Switched the phone OFF. Took out the battery, placed it back in. Clicked DOWNLOAD in the flash tool. Connected the phone to the pc via USB cable.. Then nothing happens. Tried to wait for nearly an hour and nothing happened. .There was an error though after clicking on DOWNLOAD -- "Not all images are correctly loaded, which may cause a bootup issue..." I am a newbie here..I may have done something stupid .Please help.

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    1. Hi :-)

      Sounds like you are doing everything right, must be a driver problem. Go to your device manager and check if there is anything listed with a missing driver and try to install the divers from there.

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    2. Hi ColonelZap,

      The device manager is showing that everything has been installed correctly, no missing drivers...

      Any other ideas on what is preventing the flash tool from continuing?

      Are there other flash tools or rooting tools I can use?

      Thanks..

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    3. I had the same long pause and that was because the flash tool couldnt find the preloader USB driver and windows somehow couldn't install it properly.
      This is what I did:
      Click the Start button . In the search box, type run, and then, in the list of results, click Run.
      In the Run dialog box, type hdwwiz, and then click OK.
      From wizard, select install hardware manually. Next
      Select Show all devices. Next
      Click have disk. Browse to drivers folder (in rootfix).. I picked usb2ser_Win764.inf
      Select MediaTek Preloader USB VCOM Port
      The driver will end up in your list of devices possibly with exclamation mark error (can start device)
      But after this...
      When i hit download in the flash tool and plugged the cable in.. the flashing detects the driver and flashes successfully all in about a minute.

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    4. sorry...the exclamation mark error was can't start device on

      oh.. and I turned on usb debugging on the phone but not sure if that helped

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  60. Hi ColonelZap,

    I have also followed your instructions and I have the same problems as the guy who posted this morning. I follow your instruction but I also get the message "Not all images are correctly loaded, which may cause a bootup issue...".

    I bought the ZP100 5 days ago.

    Am I doing something wrong?
    Thanks from Catalonia.

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  61. Forget the warning, that is "normal" because when rooting, only a tiny part of the firmware is flashed (only the preloader and the rooted bootimage).

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  62. Thanks Colonel, but then nothing happens.

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    1. I'm pretty sure that's Windows 7 issue, I bet you are using Windows 7, right?

      I only have Vista running, so I can't really get to the bottom of this. Some people reported that after installing the drivers manually from the device manager that it worked for them but I can't confirm this :-(

      If possible, try to get hold of a Vista or even XP pc.

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  63. I realize I am running Windows 7. Maybe this is the problem.

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  64. Yes, I see now your comment. It's a 7 issue :-(
    and no vista or XP around :-(
    Thnaks a lot for your help!

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    1. You are welcome :-) SOMEHOW people go this to work on Windows 7 as well, if I can find out how, I'll let you know.

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  65. my neighbour has a Vista, I go there now! I keep you posted

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  66. amazing, I got the same message with vista. Maybe something in the zip package is corrupted.

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    1. I wish I knew what the problem is. My downloads should be fine, others didn't seem to have a problem with the files.

      MAYBE it'll make a difference when you go to the phone's settings - applications - development and either check or uncheck "usb-debugging". But somehow I doubt that'll do the trick :-(

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    2. Hi all,
      just to confirm that the problem shouldn't be windows 7.
      I mean: I've worked a lot on ZP100 flashing, rooting etc on Windows 7 64bit version and I never had such problems.
      I suggest a new download (may be the first went bad)

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  67. Hello, i just receive a Star B79 and looking for ROMs i found this article and, with a great surprise, there's ICS too!! My question is simple, as the rooting method, is the ROM working on the B79 too or not?
    Thanks in advance

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    1. yes, it really works with the method in the post above
      I've rooted my B79 running on ICS. By the way i'm using window 7 64bit.

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    2. So i can download the April 2 update and flash it following pbucci's guide?
      Thanks

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    3. Ok, now i've got a problem: i downloaded the Zopo ICS and flashed it using Flash Tools on my B79 all went fine except now the phone is unusable as the screen goes nuts and show a distorted picture in just one half of the screen, while the other half is full of colored squares. I try to flash the update of April 2 but it just doesnt do anything (just show a distorted pic for a couple of seconds and then black)so i flashed the update named "Last firmware for Zopo" on the article and it's working but i prefer the original ROM installed on the phone, anyone know where i can find it?
      Thanks in advance

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  68. Concerning Flash problems, I did find that the flash tool on my system would load up with an address error & then exit. It turned out that this happened because the tool was buried 2 or 3 deep in my download directories.
    When I moved it up a few directory places, it worked OK. Perhaps the flash tool & other files should all be in 1 directory, close to root of the drive, if not in c:\

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    1. Wow! Thanks!! I had no idea! I hope that will solve some problems :-)

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  69. Hello I did the rooting part I take out my battery and put it back in then i turned it on and the screen stays black. help

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  70. Worked for me on Star B79 phone, but I had to make sure the phone (without the battery inserted in it) was properly recognized by Windows XP using the drivers provided with the zip file.

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  71. Hi all I wanna give you guys an update, I fixed the black screen woohoo then when i reboot my device the imei number was gone and i did not make a backup ofcourse :(
    but i found a fix for that on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s40aLz5-QQ&feature=related
    works great

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  72. Hy Colonel...i have a problem after i rooted the zp100 with your tutorial, i don't know if it's a coincidence or not. After the root, my phone colors are like washed out, their ar not as intense as they were when i first turned on the phone. Also when i am scrolling horizontaly there is like a "line showing", don't know how to describe it...i think the term is "horizontal banding". Also when i open the camera in some low light envirements, the dark is like redish...I did a factory reset, no help. I did a firmware update using the iHTC One X phone, no luck. Then i updated to the latest original zopo firmware and same no luck...:( So i am starting to think it is not a software problem but a hardware one :(

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    1. Hi :-)

      That sounds "strange"?!? I would also think it's either a hardware defect, or maybe Zopo used some other hardware components in your phone's production batch and all the firmwares you have tried are not 100% compatible with your hardware components?

      Sorry, no clue how you could fix that :-(

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    2. http://www.filefactory.com/file/complete.php/6h0n58hb918v/33v6tu4wuzs5/6znl6qtjka0b/2ohqbxinh4or/

      I have uploaded here a movie and some photos

      and here are 4 photos comparing an S plus with zopo, how they display the same photo. Mine is to damn whitish

      http://www.filefactory.com/file/complete.php/45yole7klhld/53vfwl1uicnz/4l0j65pfc973/ya90l2plfp9/

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    3. No I see what you mean by the "line showing" and your are right, the colors way too whitish :-(

      If it looks that way on all the firmwares you have tried, then I would really guess it's a hardware problem :-(

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    4. Hey colonel, i did un update to ICS and my colors seems to be ok for now but
      Now i am trying to rebuild imei. When i did the update i choose the MT6575_Android_scatter_emmc_format but there was also another scatter named MT6575_Android_scatter_emmc

      I did ok?

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    5. I think both will work. One formates the internal memory, the other one doesn't.

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    6. Thanx, now it's kind of hard to get used with the new ICS, some apps i was using on my previos phone with 2.3 don;t work now, including yahoo messenger...the play store says it is incompatible with ZP100. I will try to get the apk from sowere and try to install it manualy

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    7. Do you know if on ICS you can increase the home pages without installing a luncher? in 2.3 i had 7, now i only have 5

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    8. I don't think it's possible with the stock ICS launcher on ANY device?!?

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  73. :( Before i did the update to ihtc software and then to zopo firm, if i turned of the phone, remove the battery, put it back and turn on the phone, the colors were back to normal, until i locked the phone. After unlocked voila..fucked up colors...:(( Sending it back to China for warranty is a biatch...i am from Romania and it takes 1 month to reach china, then 1 month till i gets back...

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  74. Hi colonel, I have a newbie question how do I move apps from internal storage to external sd

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    1. Maybe this will do the trick?

      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.a0soft.gphone.app2sd

      But not everything can be moved.

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    2. works for a few small apps but not for games I installed.I dont see the use of an sd card if I even cant put anything on it :(

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    3. even if i move the small apps to sd it still moves it to internal sd.

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    5. After some searching on xda i found that icould mounth my sd card to be the internal sd http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1646230

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  75. I found a way to mount the sd external sd card to be the internal sd card here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1646230
    now i have 32 gb internal memory but no 2nd sd card, I can live with that, here is what i did
    If you want your external sdcard mounted as /sdcard (/mnt/sdcard) instead of /mnt/sdcard2 you have to replace the /etc/vold.fstab with the following:
    http://www.cactuz.net/files/zp100/vold.fstab (you have to open the link at xda)
    Use root-explorer (make a backup of the old one) to replace it, then shutdown your phone and remove the battery, then plug it all back in and start again and your external sdcard shoudl be mounted on /sdcard (/mnt/sdcard) instead.
    I hope this will come in handy for some, cheers

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    1. Thank you so much for that! I'm sure a lot of people will be interested in this!

      GREAT find!!! :-)

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  76. First i want to thank you because without this blog i would have lot of problems to find my way quickly.
    QUestion : i have one external sdcard 32Gb
    I want sdcard2 becomes sdcard and sdcard becomes sdcard2

    Is it possible without internal sdcard disappear ?
    Because when i use http://www.cactuz.net/files/zp100/vold.fstab
    The internal sdcard doesn't exist anymore ! I have only my 32Gb as sdcard (good) but lose the internal sdcard -

    Can somebody explain me ?

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  77. Hello guys, please could someone of you reupload ICS which can be downloaded from zopo website? I dont know if its just my problem, but I am able to reach max 2 kb/s download speed :/

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    1. Hi James :-)

      I think this is the same download:

      http://ge.tt/7r9UQXH/v/0

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    2. thx :) btw did anyone have problem with ES file explorer not seeing any folder with ICS?

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  78. Hi Bernard I am working on that I let you know if I find a solution. love this blog too btw. is verry helpfull :)

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  79. Thanks a lot. Have good day

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  80. Anyone know how to boot up in ClockworkMod recovery?

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  81. Hello,
    Can any B79 owners confirm if their phone works on WCDMA 850 Mhz? I have just recevied my phone but it will not pick up the local 3G networks, just the 2G ones :(

    Also, this phone has come with ICS installed, I would like to downgrade as several apps I use aren't supported. Does anyone know where older ROM's for this phone can be found?

    Thanks

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    1. Hi :-)

      Check under:

      "Here's a firmware for the IHTC One X phone, dated April 2 2012"

      That's a Gingerbread Firmware that should work on your B79 phone.

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