Thursday, July 26, 2012

Star Note II N9770 MT6577 Dual Core Rooting Tutorial.

Please forget this method, it only worked with a very early batch of this phone!

 Please try this instead: CLICK

or this: CLICK



IMPORTANT UPDATE!!!! SEE BELOW


Download this: CLICK

Edit: UNTESTED but for WIN7 Users these drivers could be needed???: CLICK

Unpack it.

Start the flashing tool.

Click on "Scatter-loading" to load the MT6577_Android_scatter_emmc.txt file, the flashing tool should looks exactly like this:



Click on "Download", you'll get a warning message:



Continue anyway.


Your phone is OFF.

Remove the battery.

Connect the phone via USB-datacable to your pc.

Insert the battery, it SHOULD trigger the flashing process. If this is the first time you are doing it, you should be asked to install a driver. The missing driver is located in the

SP_Flash_Tool_v3.1222.00 / new usb driver folder. After the driver is installed, you may have to start the flashing process again.

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Edit: For Windows 7 users:

Start c/windows/system32/hddwiz.exe (as admin)


Click next

Manually select hardware

List all devices

Select the driver (for example usb2ser_Win764.inf)

from the List select "MediaTek Preloader USB VCOM Port"

(I don't have Win 7 running, so I can't verify this)
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Flashing the bootimage should only take a few of seconds, on success the flash tool looks like this:



Your phone should now be rooted, if you find a "Superuser" App on your phone, everything went well.

Good luck and remember,

YOU ARE DOING THIS AT YOU OWN RISK!!!!

Edit: Lost your IMEIs after a factory reset? Not a problem, check this out: CLICK

Different CPU, different rooting method, never mind, the IMEI part works the same :-)

Thank you Rumpelstilzchen for that!

UPDATE:

If your phone is having problems recognizing the sd-card after the rooting process, flash the ORIGINAL bootimage back. Don't worry, your phone will still be rooted.

Original Bootimage: DOWNLOAD 

If you want to be on the safe side, here are some instructions how to backup your own bootimage:

CLICK


 

202 comments:

  1. Your work is really very much appreciated by many. Thanks for your generous help. I will donate as soon as the new month rolls around.

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    1. Thank you so much :-) Did you try this? Did it work for you? A LOT of times people are having the most difficult time to get the driver installed :-(

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    2. Tks for the excellent work and contributions on XDA site as well.

      One idea I have been interested in assembling or inspiring someone with time on their hands to do is to put together a boot disk image with drivers to support most common PC/laptop hardware. The objective would be to circumvent the driver conflicts many of us have encountered on Windows 7 or XP. The 'clean' boot of Windows or XP from disk with instructions to remove all but necessary peripherals beforehand, should lead to far fewer conflicts.

      My own experience in routing and burning ROMs on Haipai i9220 and previous Android devices has been that conflicts with prior drivers made use of USDdeview to remove them necessary. Then conflicts cropped up because, for some inexplicable reason, having a Wi-Fi modem attached to USB caused both the WiFi and the Android device to stop working.

      There are just too many potential conflicting PC/laptop and preexisting driver installations out there to custom debug every one of them. A boot disk approach could lead to simpler instructions that would work in most cases:

      1) Download the boot image. (the same standard image for all devices)
      2) Use this (linked) image burning software and follow these steps (linked) to unpack the image to a folder.
      3) Download this zip and use 7zip or other to unpack it to the same folder
      4) Use the image burning software to burn a disk using the combined folder contents.
      5) Boot from the disk with no USB devices attached to the PC or laptop other than the USB to the Android mobile phone or pad. The user would be instructed that the drivers should load, to check that in device manager, etc.

      The boot OS could be set up to install the common Android device drivers on boot up and also to include a menu prompt and online step instructions.. or that would be the most desired objective. Otherwise, providing a boot disk that can be customized with ROM or added drivers would put most PCs/laptops on a common clean starting page. The custom ROM could be more simply placed on the disk drive such as a folder named Star Note II N9770 ROM v1.1 created by extracting the appropriate file.

      BOOT CDs images are available. One of the utility disks, such as Hiren's might work.

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  2. Not yet U am still thinking of getting either this one or the Haipai. I just let go of my i9300 which would not recognize sd cards and took over 15 mins to find your location for turn by turn navigation. On your latest post I am actually seeking your opinion on which to get the star II or haipai. Your input is highly valued.

    Check out these guys. I don't think they are legitimate, Let me know what you think.

    http://www.chinaecarts.com/samsung-galaxy-s3-12ghz-dual-core-48inch-mtk6577-android-40-16gb-phone-p-3095.html

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  3. ColonelZap, thanks for all your helpful posts.

    Anyway, sorry this has nothing to do with Star phone, but I bought a HDC G23i with MT6575, 4.7" screen brand new from FastCardTech. And it cannot "see" the USA ATT network. No voice, no data. It says no network available. I have tried both 2G and 2G/3G SIM slots. I have tried every possible setting about mobile network. What could I be doing wrong?

    FastCardTech says they will send me a ROM, if they can find one, but I thought I would get your ideas.

    ROM as shown on Fastcardtech website pictures for the HDC G23i:

    alps/mobiletek75_cu_ics/mobiletek75_cu_ics:4.0.4/IMM76D/1338030434:user/test-keys

    ROM shipped with my phone:

    HTC/android_4x_ics/android_4x_ics:4.0.4/IMM76D/1340354979:user/test-keys

    Could this be the problem? Oh, Ich spreche Deutsch aber zehr schlect.

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  4. Thanks a lot. It's a great help.
    I hope you'll also post how to
    upgrade HDC i9300 to ICS 4.0.3.

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  5. Hi,

    Please forgive my ignorance.

    Why would you need to root these chinaphones? Will that give you complete access to all Android features?

    Next thing, I'm planning to buy a Galaxy Note copy can you recommend on the list below which is the closest to the original including speed and over all quality?

    Star Note Plus GT-i9220 MTK6577
    Star N9770 5.0 Inch Capacitive
    Star Note II GT-i9220 5 Inch
    HDC Galaxy Note i9220 MTK6577
    Haipai X710D Evo 4G LTE MTK6577

    Or let me know if there's much better unit than these.

    Neo

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    1. Hi ColonelZap,

      I hope you can give a response on my query above. :)

      Neo

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    2. Sorry, I can't, I'm not familiar with all of them. BASICALLY all the MT6577 are the same and so are the MT6575 phones.

      They are all SO much alike, I always have the feeling it's the exact same hardware they they put into different housings.

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    3. Hi ColonelZap,

      Thanks for the info, I actually thought of that... just different housing and branding for the MT6577.

      Do you think it's still worth it than investing on a the actual samsung note? I'm almost ordering one soon at fastcardtech.com, or you have better suggestion?

      Thanks again!

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    4. I just read about a new phone from Zopo called the ZP900 Leader, it MIGHT be good? At least it has a more dencent screen resolution than all the other +5" phones.

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    5. Thanks for the recommendation, I think that's great though why can't the resolution be better than 960*540 pixel display? The only downside is Star Note Plus GT-i9220 has even better processor at 2GB. Anyhow I'll give it a try when it becomes available.

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    6. Hello.I have a tinji i9220 and i flash it and doesnt start,doesnt charge and its not recognized by the pc.Any advice¿??thx

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    7. Hi, greet me happened too, how did you solve the problem please? Respond to the email george.bus@seznam.cz thank you.. :(

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  6. hi sir i just bought star N9770 , i have a problem with the lcd or the screen its like its flickering, can you pls. suggest how to fix i cant normally use it. its there something in the setting, or firmware issue? pls. help, thanks sir

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    1. i also got the flickering issue after just a few minutes of use, sucks really

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  7. Hi :-)

    I am sorry, I have no idea? Flickering? That sounds to me it could be a hardware problem?

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    1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMnaUsH_Wfg

      hi sir, i made a video for the screen problem for u to see, can u check it.. above are the link of the video.thanks, i hope its not hardware maybe display driver or something. thanks ill wait for your feedback

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    2. Hi, I can can see what you mean but I really don't know if it's a firmware or hardware problem. I've never seen anything like that caused by a firmware problem :-(

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    3. I just got my phone and it was fine until I flashed it using the above steps. Then it started flickering like that. :((( It seems too me like there's a wrong (non-native) resolution or refresh rate set somewhere. I'm not too familiar on how to re-set it to original. Any suggestions???

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  8. thank you so much for your fast reply, i also cant verify if its hardware or firmware problem. because just yesterday i flash it with i9220 note firmware i found in some forum which is also having that kind of problem. it lessen the screen flickering but not totally gone. i hope there's someone who can help me, how to fix this, i save money for this device, so heart breaking..

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  9. Hello ,

    Should this work on a Star i9300 mt 6575 ??
    Want to root my phone .

    Thx

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    1. No, it will not work. But please check if you have the same phone like this one:

      http://colonelzap.blogspot.de/2012/08/hdc-galaxy-s3-i9300-rooting-and-play.html

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    2. it looks exactly like that .

      http://www.cect-shop.com/de/star-i9300.html

      i got it from there .

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    3. Looks like it could be the same, check out my video I made about the phone and then you decide if it is :-)

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    4. thanks , i rooted it with yout methode :)

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  10. Hello! this process will work with an Haipai X710D?

    Thanks you

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    1. Check this out:

      http://chinamobiles.org/downloads/zap/haipai-x710d_root.zip

      I never tested it, so no guarantee. It is flashed from the recovery mode (I'm guessig Vol+ and Power). Do not unzip it, copy it on your sd-card the from the recovery mode do a "update from zip" (or something like that).

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    2. I tried to install this zip from the recovery but when starts the install process appeares the message: E signature verification failed. Also, as curiosity, the phone don't find the sdcard, and I must install the zip from the memory of the phone (named sdcard) the external is named sdcard2.
      I must do anything before the installation? I only want to root the phone, but I can't find anything on the web!
      Thanks you very much for your desinterested help.

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    3. We are still talking about the Haipai x710d phone, right?

      Try to use the method above but use this bootimage instead:

      http://chinamobiles.org/downloads/zap/x710dboot.img

      rename it to boot.img

      Good luck :-)

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    4. Yes, I'm attempting root the x710d...
      This process don't work, the recovery don't show the file boot.img :-( only the zip files.
      I tried to rename the file haipai-x710d_root.zip to update.zip, but neither works.

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    5. The bootimage I just gave you is not flashed through the recovery mode, see my intruction on top, it is flashed with a flash tool.

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    6. Hi ColonelZap, I doing the whole process as you indicate above, renaming the boot.img and leaving it in the folder n9770root. Everything went exactly as you indicate in the tutorial, I have even installed the drivers and gave the window whith OK in the flashing program, but when I start the phone I check with the Root Check Basic and tells me that the device is not Root, also do not see the icon Superuser.
      Sorry to bother again, but I see no way to do it.

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    7. Hi :-)

      So, the whole flashing procedure worked? I am not on my pc right now, I'll check later if I can find another bootimage you can try to flash but I think the one I gave you is the only one I have. If I find something, I'll let you know. In the meantime, check out the xda developers forum, I think they have something there.

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    8. Check this out:

      http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=29182600&postcount=1450

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    9. Finally I solved the problem of the root installing a boot.img from xda.
      Thanks you for everything!

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    10. Congratulations!!! And I'm glad I could help at least a little :-)

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  12. hi colonel..can this tutorial works on lenovo A789..it has same MTK6577 chip...

    and is this tutorial just to root the phone without changing stock rom...

    thanks..

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    1. No, it can NOT work for a different phone, there is a bootimage flashed on the phone that is JUST for this model.

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    2. thanks...

      btw, do you have kit to root lenovo A789 without changing the stock rom?

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    3. Sorry, I don't :-( Never had that phone, I don't know anything about it :-(

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  13. Hi,
    Just want to say thank you col zap. This and i9300 rooting, both worked perfectly for me (I have both of these phones). You are the man! Keep up the good work :)

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    1. Thank you so much for the feedback, I really appreciate it! Glad I could help a little :-)

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  14. Can we use this method for any mt6577 phoneand do we need to root phone to change imeis with german forum method

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    1. i realise that, we need to root phone to change imei, i root v1277 via unlock root :) but the wierd thing is, imeis come back after factory reset

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  15. Hello, I'm inexperienced in the subject and my English is weak, so I'll try to be direct about it.
    I could summarize how do I put the firmware in July? And how does it differ to the firmware that comes on the device? I have windows 7 on my computer.

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  16. Hi zap,
    Camera on n9770 is not working after rooting :( any suggestions. Can i somehow revrse this rooting process?
    Thanks

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    1. Hi! I had the same problem. Just flash back your original boot.image and the camera is working again! You keep the root rights!

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    2. hi,
      thanks for your reply. i did flash back the original boot.image but the camera still isn't working :(. is there another way of flashing the original boot.image?

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    3. I have the same problem, the camera does not work after doing root. any suggestions?

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    4. had the same probleme, used the original bootimg again and it's working again ;)

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  17. Hi Guyz!

    Has anyone bought one of this:

    http://www.chinaecarts.com/samsung-galaxy-s3-12ghz-dual-core-48inch-mtk6577-android-41-16gb-phone-p-3095.html

    Hi Zap,

    Do you think that the specs they describe are true (especially the screen resolution?

    Thanks

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    1. Can't tell you if the specs are right but I've never seen a phone with these specs.

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  18. Please stay away from this phone at all cost. IT IS A SCAM ! don't buy anything from chinaecarts period !

    I bought this phone from them and it is the exact same phone as the HDC i9300. This is the post I put up on fraudwatchers after I received it.

    It cost $272 plus $40 which was charged me to wire it. I really should have known better.

    The worst part about it is that they claim the following specs:

    Processor: MTK MT6577 1.2GHz dual-core which is FALSE it has MTK6575 1GHz.

    Screen Size: 4.8inch which is FALSE it has 4.5 inch

    Display reulotion: 1280x720 which is FALSE it has 480x800

    Camera Resulotion: 8MP back camera + 1.3MP front camera : FALSE it has 5MP+0.3MP

    Memory: 1GB ROM / 1GB RAM which is FALSE it has 256MB ROM and 512MB RAM

    Interface/Port: 3.5mm earphone jack / mini USB . Phone jack does not work well with other earphones but theirs (which is totally crap worst than $5 earphones). Only one side would work on during a call or even just listening to music. And I mean with any earphones.

    For some reason it cannot even be connected to a computer as an external drive. The USB cord they said was a piece of crap.

    You also cannot view the phone system information. They have greyed everything out. You can only obtain this information by using benchmarking software like antutu, quadrant and the likes of it.

    Oh and they keyboard is in chinese. It does not have the standard Android Keyboard.

    I even paid extra to have it sent by airmail which they said would take 2/3 days to arrive. Well I had to wait over 2 weeks to get it.

    I recommend just buying the HDC i9300 which is cheaper and at least you know what you are getting. I am never buying anything form chinaecarts. I read a lot of bad reviews about them before I bought that phone and I guess you really just get blinded when you want something really bad. I had to get rid of it.

    I am currently taking recommendations for the best mtk6577 phone out there if anyone has suggestions.

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  19. Hello Colonel.
    I did exactly how you said ,but it downloads nothing.What should i do?Can you explain to me more detailed,like:when to start the phone and somethings like that.
    I hope my english is corect and you understand me,i'm from Romania.
    Thank you wery much.

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  20. Hello ColonelZap!
    I have just got my N9770. Also following your tests and your reviews. And first many thanks for this work. However I cannot get this working. The connection with the phone goes off and on. can this be the missing driver? When try to follow your tutorial it does not work. I don´t know another way to install the driver. Is there any advise?
    Regards
    Uwe Niemann

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    1. Hi, do you speak German?

      Sounds like a driver problem, I bet you have Win7 running? Check this out, maybe it will help:

      http://chinamobiles.org/showthread.php?30993-ZOPO-zp100-Zusammenfassung-Software-zubehör-Anleitungen

      Good luck :-)

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    2. Guten Morgen ColonelZap1
      Ja ich spreche Deutsch! ich dachte man müßte hier in Englisch schreiben. Und ja ich habe WIN7. Habe es aber auch XP probiert. Habe alles ausprobiert und auch mein Problem im Forum beschrieben.
      http://chinamobiles.org/showthread.php?31251-Star-Note-I9220-Treiberproblem/page2
      Leider bis jetzt keine Lösung. Habe mit PDAnet versucht. Habe Rooting aus deiner Webpage probiert. Aber auch das funktioniert nicht. Wenn ich über Sonntag nicht weiter komme dann werde ich das Telefon wohl zurückschicken. Ich kriege diese Treiber nicht installiert und das Telefon wird i sekundentakt erkannt oder nicht.
      Gruß Uwe
      (searider im Forum)

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    3. Hallo :-) Mehr als das, was bei CM bereits gepostet ist, kann ich Dir leider auch nicht sagen :-( Kannst Du eventuell mal ein anderes USB-Kabel ausprobieren (Strohhalm ergreifen) ;-)

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    4. Das USB Kabel funktioniert, denn es wird geladen über das Kabel!

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  21. Hello Chief-Colonel,

    Do you think that rooting will work von the "V1277":

    http://www.cect-shop.com/de/v1277.html

    Has another display then the n9770 + it does come with an HDMI-Port.

    Thx in advance.

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    1. Hi Chris :-)
      I wouldn't try it if I were you but check this out:

      http://forum.china-iphone.ru/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=21563&start=40#p687512

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    2. Thx for your answer! Suppose, I have to learn russian before I can go for that;-) Maybe some other "SuperUserManiacs" talking english, german or french are going to look after that decent android smart phone called "V1277" with the best Dual-Core-CPU ever placed in a "no name China mobile phone" : MT6577. Wish you a nice week!
      Chris.

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  22. Hi.
    I have rooted my phone and i have a problem:my camera is not working.
    Please make a tutorial of how to flash the ORIGINAL bootimage back please!I am a newbie... Hope it repair the camera...
    Thanks a lot.

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  23. Know if it works for U920?

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    1. Hi - I tried with my U920 and ended up with a white screen. using the "original" image din't solve the problem.

      My Firmware is E1911_V77_ZGTX6_20120726
      I need now a valid firmware file, luckily I orderd two Handsets so I will try to read out the Firmeware from the on untuched.

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    2. I got it Working !
      First Step -
      Backup you boot.img using "Read Back" of the Flash-Tool. (Help is here http://tinyurl.com/8p6os4q)
      Start Address: 0x0000000000F88000
      Length: 0x00600000

      Second Step -
      Follow the instructions from ColonelZap rooting the U920.

      Third Step -
      Go straight away and flash your original ROM.

      @ColonelZap : vielleicht das Backup HowTo für das original BOOT.img mit in den Tutorial aufnehmen.

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    3. My BOOT.IMG for Firmware is E1911_V77_ZGTX6_20120726:
      http://ge.tt/1pL4EvM/v/0?c

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    4. Prima, 1000 Dank :-) Ich werde es mal copy & pasten :-)

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    5. Claus C. Lohmar, can you post original COMPLETE firmware (E1911_V77_ZGTX6_20120726)FOR U920+ ?
      I was trying to flash my u920+ with n9770 firmware and the result was white screen!!
      Now my u920+ is slepping!!!

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    6. Hi, I have not jet made a full copy of my firmware. It is unclear to if I can "Read Back" the whole firmware in one file. To do it in a bunch of image-files is quite a job. It will be easier to request the support of the supplier to provide this file.


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    7. If your phone is rooted, google:

      MTKdroidTools

      With that tool a full readback is a piece of cake :-)

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    8. Thanks, will do it in the next month and post the image to the public. Next step is Customize the ROM and update to 4.1

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  24. Colonel Zap
    you are the best... thanks for your work
    I need an information... I'm going to buy a zp900 aka 9300+
    is a clone of zopo zp900 with mtk6577 512Mb Ram and Android 4.1.1
    do you think this procedure could be useful for me?
    THe hardware parte are identical... or do you have any Idea how to root this phone.
    If you need some file from my phone please let me know.
    Thanks in advance

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    1. Hi :-)

      I wouldn't try this on any other phone, this is NOT a universal solution, it will only work for this particular phone.

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    2. do you have any tips how to root manually?
      can I do a readback of boot.img and work on it?

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    3. I do have a rooting script for a DIFFERENT MT6577 phone that MIGHT work on other phones as well, as long as ICS is running on the phone. Problem is, I don't have a MT6577 phone with ICS right now, so I never tested it.

      As soon as I get an MT6577 / ICS phone I will test it.

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    4. well considering that mine is 6577 with JB so i think it's more complicated... thank you... i will continue to read your blog wating for good news

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    5. Thanks :-) Just in case you are interested, this is what I was talking about:

      http://chinamobiles.org/showthread.php?31570-Star-V12-mit-MTK6577&p=332604&viewfull=1#post332604

      I don't know if that rooting script will work.

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  25. Hi ColonelZap master!

    I was poking around with adb to double check the scatter info in MT6577_Android_scatter_emmc.txt. There are differences, I think.
    Do I miss something?

    I am working on an update.zip that could be used from stock recovery to root the phone.

    Cheers,
    madnorb.

    Original
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    MT6577_Android_scatter_emmc.txt

    PRELOADER 0x0
    DSP_BL 0x40000
    MBR 0x600000
    EBR1 0x604000
    __NODL_PMT 0x608000
    __NODL_NVRAM 0xa08000
    __NODL_SECCFG 0xf08000
    UBOOT 0xf28000
    BOOTIMG 0xf88000
    RECOVERY 0x1588000
    SEC_RO 0x1b88000
    __NODL_MISC 0x2188000
    LOGO 0x21e8000
    __NODL_EXPDB 0x24e8000
    ANDROID 0x26e8000
    CACHE 0x227e8000
    USRDATA 0x428e8000
    __NODL_FAT 0x629e8000
    __NODL_BMTPOOL 0xFFFF00a8


    From device
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    cat /proc/dumchar_info
    Part_Name:Partition name you should open;
    Size:size of partition
    StartAddr:Start Address of partition;
    Type:Type of partition(MTD=1,EMMC=2)
    MapTo:actual device you operate

    Part_Name Size StartAddr Type MapTo
    preloader 0x0000000000040000 0x0000000000000000 2 /dev/misc-sd

    dsp_bl 0x00000000005c0000 0x0000000000040000 2 /dev/misc-sd

    mbr 0x0000000000004000 0x0000000000000000 2 /dev/block/mmcblk0

    ebr1 0x0000000000004000 0x0000000000004000 2 /dev/block/mmcblk0p1

    pmt 0x0000000000400000 0x0000000000008000 2 /dev/block/mmcblk0

    nvram 0x0000000000500000 0x0000000000408000 2 /dev/block/mmcblk0

    seccfg 0x0000000000020000 0x0000000000908000 2 /dev/block/mmcblk0

    uboot 0x0000000000060000 0x0000000000928000 2 /dev/block/mmcblk0

    bootimg 0x0000000000600000 0x0000000000988000 2 /dev/block/mmcblk0

    recovery 0x0000000000600000 0x0000000000f88000 2 /dev/block/mmcblk0

    sec_ro 0x0000000000600000 0x0000000001588000 2 /dev/block/mmcblk0p2

    misc 0x0000000000060000 0x0000000001b88000 2 /dev/block/mmcblk0

    logo 0x0000000000300000 0x0000000001be8000 2 /dev/block/mmcblk0

    expdb 0x0000000000200000 0x0000000001ee8000 2 /dev/block/mmcblk0

    android 0x0000000020100000 0x00000000020e8000 2 /dev/block/mmcblk0p3

    cache 0x0000000020100000 0x00000000221e8000 2 /dev/block/mmcblk0p4

    usrdata 0x0000000020100000 0x00000000422e8000 2 /dev/block/mmcblk0p5

    fat 0x00000000854f8000 0x00000000623e8000 2 /dev/block/mmcblk0p6

    bmtpool 0x0000000001500000 0x00000000ff9f00a8 2 /dev/block/mmcblk0

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  26. Hi :-)

    If you have doubts about the correct addresses, you can create your own scatter file like this:

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

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  27. In case of n9770, the /proc/mtd is empty.

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  28. Hi ColonelZap, i received my n9770 and i'm having a big problem...
    It starts whith a white screen and still the same... Nothing happens.
    I did not do anything, just turned it on. I mean I did not flash or root it. I want to know if this happened to you or some or the lectors of your blog? And what can I do to get it to work?
    I'm still waiting a reply from the seller... Thanks in advance!

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    1. hi man, i solved the problem.... i called it and the display started working! no idea what was the problem... but working ok now. I did the rooting process and worked perfectly.. so many thanks man. greets from argentina

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  29. Hi,

    I've 2 Tinji i9300 s2 6577 mobiles.. they look ok but do not connect to the network. They detect the sim Vodafone (India) but I cannot make any phone calls.. it says no network even when the sim is recognised. Could you plz guide me on what the problem is as I cannot make any calls or receive calls or sms. Thank you.

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    1. Hi :-)

      Check your IMEI (dial *#06#) to see if they are there. Also, maybe this is the problem?

      http://tinyurl.com/9dvge8u

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    2. I'm from Argentina and I have the same problem. Tinji phone doesn't connect to mobile network. I rooted it, checked and rewrite the IMEI numbers, they are ok. Tested it with 2 different SIMs from different companies, none of them work. Any hints?
      Thanks,
      Best regards

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  30. Please, my STAR U920 needs original complete firmware (E1911_V77_ZGTX6_20120726)!
    I was trying to flash my u920+ with n9770 firmware.
    The result was white screen. Only white screen!! :-(((
    Please, please,please!!!

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    1. I'm sorry I don't have a firmware for rhe U920 :-(

      If I find one, I'll post it on this blog.

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    2. Ok, thank you. Please, you remember me (and my u920+)!!

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    3. Hi Anonymous - I'm short of time, ColonelZap provided me with a tool to read out my firmware. As soon as possible I will try to get a file for you.

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  31. HI i have a problem when i root the phone N9770 pad, The screen is not bright. The display flashes.

    you can help me.

    Thanks.

    gustavocanarias@gmail.com

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  32. i think my device are e1809c_v77_gq1008_5647

    and the root is e1809c_v77_gq1008_9p017

    How made?

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  33. Hi All!

    FYI: I've created a safe root method for the star n9770 phone, that could be used from stock recovery, no special firmware flashing, no cwm recovery or other voodoo is needed. Just boot into stock recovery and apply the update zip and you are rooted, that's all.

    Take a look at this thread for more details:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=31126124&postcount=107

    It works for me, but no guarantees.

    Cheers,
    madnorb.

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    1. WOW!!! Thank you so much for that, great job!

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  34. HI colonel i have a gt-i9300 1 ghz single sim (cloned of course) but i cant root it i´ve tried this tutorial but idont know what iam doing bad, i´ve heard there is a method to root it by recovery is it true? how can i do it?

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  35. Hi, I dont' have any of those other accounts so I had to post as anonymous. Anyway, I just rooted my Note N9770 using this method. Everything went smoothly, but now that it is rooted, the screen brightness fluctuates steadily, kinda like a strobe light I guess you can say, and the color is a little off. Any suggestions?

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    1. Hi :-) Have you tried to flash back the original bootimage from my post above? Root should still be there after flashing it.

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    2. Thanks for the reply. That was the plan because the camera also stopped working as well as the play store. I'm pretty new to this rooting stuff so I don't know how to flash the original boot image. I downloaded it but don't know how to do it :-( do you have a tutorial somewhere?

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    3. Oh yeah and I used the win7 steps.

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    4. Hi :-) Flashing the original bootimage is the exact same procedure like flashing the rooted bootimage, as described above.

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    5. I tried that but couldn't figure out how to load the image into the flash tool the way I loaded the scatter txt file. But thanks I'll try again :-)

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    6. Just load the scatter file and then click (or double click?) on the bootimage entry to select the file the flash tool should use.

      Good luck :-)

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  36. Loaded the original boot img. No luck. Thanks for the help. Is there a way to unroot it?

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    1. Maybe by flashing an entire new firmware on it?

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    2. lol sorry to keep bugging you. Do you know where I could find a new firmware. I've google searched like crazy with no luck.

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    3. I found some roms. I downloaded CWM recovery. Everytime I try to go into recovery mode I get an image of a a robot with an exclamation point in a red triangle. I give up. Thanks for the help.

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    4. I had just about given up and then found this forum:
      http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1825332&page=4

      Thanks for the guidance and the help once again. I was able to use the info in this forum in conjuction with what you taught me here to bring my phone back to normal. no longer rooted. but at least back to normal. :-)

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  37. hello ColonelZap
    need a FAVOUR LOOKING FOR STAR N8000+ MT6577 DC FIRMWARE HAVE YOU SEEN ANY?
    CHEERS
    SAS007

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  38. i did all the process, appears the green circle... then i try to start the phone, and nothing happens... then i try to do the recovery flash again and the pc not reconize my phone... i brick my phone? theres something i can do to repair it?

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  39. hi help me pleas...MT6577_Android_scatter_emmc.txt writing after lcd and camera problem.help??

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  40. Colonel,

    I have a Tinji i9300. I have rooted it, but I do not have service. Any suggestions on how to fix this?
    **Other forums suggest changing IMEI of my phone, if this is a possible solution, what do I change the IMEI numbers to? thank a lot!

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    1. check if your IMEIs are there by dialing *#06#

      If they are gone, google:

      mtkdroid tools

      You'll find it on a Russian forum.

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    2. Yes that are there, when I check the IMEI validity, they are valid numbers. Do you think changing them will fix my service problem? If so, any thoughts on what I change the IMEI numbers to? Thanks again.

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    3. Maybe the IMEIs on your phone are blocked in your country? Do you have an old, working phone with a valid IMEI?

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    4. Yes, I have a working phone with a valid IMEI. Are you saying to change the IMEI on the Tinji to the IMEI on my current working phone?

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    5. You can try, just write down the original IMEI, just in case :-)

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    6. Did not work.. :( Well thank you again! I don't know what the issues is. It could be an issue with the IMEI or an unlock issue. That's what I get for buying a chinese phone and using it on US network. Anything comes to mind, let me know! Great blog and you do an amazing job replying!

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  41. Please help me, i have a bricked Lenovo A789.....i have only inf that was flashed with sp flash tool a P900i rom, a ported rom for Lenovo A789 called: P700i_ROW_S105_120920. The rom was succesfuly flashed...but phone don't start-up anymore.
    The phone don't start-up, when is chaging....the led not flashing, screen is black as power off...so...the phone is DEAD!
    If somebody have a solution for my problem, please help me here....with sp flash tool is imposible to flash a factory rom or a custom rom, because the phone is not able to log....so flashing is imposible with sp flash tool. Please helpppppp meeee!
    My e-mail is: darius.dorin@yahoo.com
    The help is welcome and thank you in advance!
    Best Regards

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    1. Same for my Star 9220 N900. After flashing a rom, my phone is completely dead (the phone don't start-up, when is chaging the led not flashing, screen is black) Hoping someone will help us...

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  42. I hope somebody have a solution for that !

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  43. Where can you find Star Note 2 N710 Rom?

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  44. I was rooted my tinji i9220 MTK6577 with this way... but I has blinking white screen after turn on my phone... anyone help me please... cause I'm newbie... :(

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  45. please, help me, my phone STAR N9770 (U920) dont work... the screen is just white..sometimes it makes the tones like you make it volume up or down... i dont how i do it, but its all what it can do, i dont know how it happened, but i just use some aplications, and it stuck.... a wtite display... or nothing, i give the sim casrd away.. it dont work, totally Exhausted... nothing, im sorry for my english, but if you know what i mena of the problem, please answered anybody!!!!! thanks

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  46. ATTENTION:

    Some of the newer models need this tutorial to fix cam and screen issues:

    http://mimovilchino.blogspot.com.es/2012/09/n9770-tutorial-para-instalar-la-rom.html?showComment=1350233289532#c678050208738520749






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  47. Tried this and phone now shows the android boot screen flashes and then goes blank. Can you help?

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  48. hello colonel

    thanks for the post
    I am thinking of getting this star note n9770 phone and get it ship from china as I got my Samsung galaxy note stolen on a trip to barcelona 0_o
    I notice the resolution is low pn this phone, please let me know if I am able to show icon apps on smartphone desktop with 5 columns (please see link below)

    http://www3.pcmag.com/media/images/294042-galaxy-note-android-4-0-app-tray.jpg

    many thanks

    regards,
    Ed
    photon_Ed@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi :-) I'm sorry, I don't have this phone anymore, so I can't check :-( Maybe with launcher that allows you to set the number of columns? At least on the desktop the Launcher Pro should be able to do that.

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  49. Hi ColonelZap!
    Can you help me please? I must to send the phone to China because the usb port don't work properly, can you explain me how I can return the X710D to the original state? I changed the rom, the recovery and rooted.

    Thanks you very much!!!

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    1. Hi :-) I guess you would have to flash the original firmware, but I wouldn't really worry about that, just make sure your personal data is deleted (do a factory reset), nobody cares in China if you have flashed your phone or not (from MY experience) ;-)

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  50. Hi!

    I have a STAR B92M (MTK6577, Android 4.1.1) and I wish to save the MTD partition table for generate the corresponding scatter file but I have a problem. The /proc/mtd file is empty.
    Is there other way to generate this partition table file for use it to generate the scatter file? Thanks a lot!

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    1. Hi :-) Google for

      mtk droid root & tools

      If you conntect your phone as an ADB-device, you can easily create a scatter file with that tool. Good luck :-)

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    2. Thanks for your prompt answer!
      I must mention that some of the MTK options are not available (like backup). That's because my phone is not rooted yet?
      With adb, I saw that the content of /etc/emmc is similar but smaller than the "old" /etc/mtd. Even so, when I use the MTK Rom Studio to load the output of the "cat /etc/emmc" it give me an error. I presume that the output file is not compatible with the content of the /etc/mtd...
      All that I need is to root the phone not to change the ROM.
      For a system backup is enough to run "adb backup -system -noshared -all"? That's in case that something wrong with the rooting or flashing the phone..

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    3. Hi :-) You may want to check this out:

      http://chinamobiles.org/showthread.php?32195-Universal-ROOT-für-MTK6577-Platformen

      Maybe google translate can help you.

      With this methode you can root your firmware using the droid tool and once it is rooted, you can also make a complete backup with the Droid Tool.

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    4. Thanks a lot! That was HELP! God bless you!

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  51. Hello colonelzap do have the rom for the Star Note Plus GT-i9220 MTK6577. I lost the system ui.apk and i dont have the notification bar ( do you have the source for this rom

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  52. Hi
    Just bought a Iphone 5 clone, anyway to make it workable?

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  53. tinji s3 i9300 mtk6577 root this prosess but display mising pls help me haw can made orignal seting

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  54. i followed the tutorial to root new star n9770. everything went ok until I tried to power on the phone. It stucked at the boot cycle... Can u provide the tutorial to flash the boot.img file... tq

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  55. Hi ColonelZap,

    I have Note clone i9220 Brand Alps MTK6577
    Android version : 4.1.9
    Baseband Version : Maui.11amd.w12.22.sp.v5
    Kernel version : 3.0.13 smp preempt
    Build number : alps.ics2.mp.v1
    Custom build version : i928.b928a77.02.10.j.b-v0.9.1b01p18

    i successful root my device use tpsparkyroot,but i don't how to install CWM in this device if you have any idea or tutorial to do this.

    please help....

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    1. Hi :-) You'll definitely need a CWM that was specially made for your phone and I really can't tell you if that exists or where it might be found :-(

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    2. erm...okay . So if you found any way to idea please let me know. If you want me to send a picture of the Hp i can do that.Any way how i can send you the pic

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    3. Hi :-) A picture won't help me at all, you'll need to search for a custom made CWM for your phone, I don't know where it could be found :-(

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    4. ok thank you so much.Appreciated you advice

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  57. Hello ,
    I HAVE A CHINES I9300 WITCH LOOK EXACTLY LIKE SAMSUNG S3 ,IT HAS A MT6577 AND I HAVE TRIED THE ABOVE MENTIONED METHOD BUT WHEN I INSERT THE BATTERY NOTHING HAPPENS , THE DRIVE IS INSTALLED I HAVE A WIN7 PC .
    PLEASE HELP
    THANX

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  58. Hi, I have a Star w007 chinese phone, or alps e1809c v75 jbl 253. i have tried "unlockroot 2.3 and 3 versions, but i still without root acces. There is some help? or suggestion for root it phone.?
    Thanks in advance

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    1. Hi :-)

      You can try this:

      http://colonelzap.blogspot.de/2012/05/hdc-galaxy-note-plus-haipai-noble-i9220.html

      or that:

      http://colonelzap.blogspot.de/2012/10/universal-mt6577-rooting-method.html

      Good luck :-)

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  59. hi, im sorry for my stupid asking

    how to load stock firmware on this treat, because format is different from custom room.

    i got the wrong step and forget to backup stock firmware :D

    sorry, because im bad in english language

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  60. I rooted my phone and it will not work. When I switch it on I get a grey screen what can I do to fix this problem?

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  61. Please Help, I do procedure after I have a blanck screen. I format phone wirh flashing tool and now phone does'nt started. I don't know how to do. Please help
    marcrebet@gmail.com

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  62. Hi friend
    I ended up bricking my haipai i9220, because I had done numerous tricks with the system files, making it change SD cards around giving myself plenty of memory, and changing the boot up logo to the Samsung galaxy note one, but I got to big for my boots and because the boot-off logo was not showing decided to change a few more files, and BANG
    I payed the price, I know which file I switched, but cannot get into system to change back, is there any way to get into sytem files of a bricked haipai.

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    1. Hi, sorry to hear that :-(

      Maybe Android Commander can help? I really don't know :-(

      http://androidcommander.com/

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  63. Hi Sir! I have a Star N9330 Note2 MTK 6577 chinese phone with these characteristics.
    1. model number: e1901_v77_gq2002_9p017_fg
    2. Android version: 4.1.1
    3.Baseband version: MAUI.11AMD.W12.22.SP.V15.2012/10/08
    4. Kernel version: 3.4.0 root@abc-desctop)) #1 SMP PREEMPT
    5. Build number: e1901_v77_gq2002_9p017_fg_20121126
    I tried to root it using your guide but unsucsesfully. When I start SP flash tool it goes up to the red line and I get this message:
    BROM ERROR: S_FT_NEED_DOWNLOAD_ALL_FAIL (4050)
    Need download all images!
    [HINT]:
    DA paritial images download is ONLY allowed under following prerequisite: 1. All images have been downloaded to target before, and target could boot up; 2. The images layout map on the target is same as the load that is to be downloaded.
    What can I do? How can I get all images? Is this a ROM? Where can I get it? I have tried 4-5 other methods to root it but unsuccessfully. They do not work with this phone. If you could help me I would appreciate.
    Thank You!

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    1. did u solved the issue i am also getting same issue .
      i have another device which is same to the one which i am trying to restore .. both show same info under version menu in factory mode .. i created the image using mtkdroid and then created the scatter using the firmware.info then i converted it to blocks for flash with sp flash tool option in mtk droid .. now same issue as urs..

      thanks

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  64. Hi :-)

    The only thing I can think of that might work is this method:

    http://colonelzap.blogspot.de/2012/10/universal-mt6577-rooting-method.html

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  65. Thank you for the response, Sir. I already have used Root with Restore versions 2, 15, 17 and the last 18 but unsuccessfully. I also used SuperOneClick, SP_Flash_Tool_v3.1224.01, MTKdroidTools_v2.3.0 and Unlock Root but without result. Hopefully will find something to root it. Thank You!

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  66. Hi again! I am thinking to use Universal ROOT platforms for MTK6577 at Chinamobile.org that you administer. Do you think that it might work? In case yes, how can I calculate both of the entries the length (boot image and recovery) and Flash with Hexadecimal calculator? I am not familiar with calculating such values and have not used any time this calculator. Could you please instruct me. Thank you!

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    1. Hi :-) Maybe this will help you?

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

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  67. Hi first happy new year to everyone, does anyone know whee you can get the firmware for build munber e1901_v77_mt9p017_notv_20121121, having tried every tutorial possible on how to fix INVALID IMEI i think a full firmware flash is the only solution left, unless anyone knows different. The nearest i have got to get it working is, the network is picked up, in my case t-mobile uk but still says INVALID IMEI.

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  68. i have a galaxy s3 gt 91300 but i think its china copy because i bought it in china at a cheap price and it runs android 4.1.9 can i flash using this method ?plz help

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    1. Yes, its an copy. Where have you bought it?

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  69. After doing this my whole phone is dead, won't even start or respond to the flashing program. I have Star N9770.

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    1. Sorry to hear that :-( Did you do the method from the xda-developers forum like I suggested at the very top (...Before you try this, please try this instead:...)?

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  70. I have tried every tutorial i can find but have had no success at all, really desperate now!

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  71. hello. good and clear post. but I have not worked. to put the new boot.img appeared the initial screen and then restarts. by misfortune then press the format button and now the phone will not turn on .. is there any way to restore cellular manufacturing. using the flash tools sp. Thanks and eager response.
    regards

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    1. I think if you formated the phone, the only thing that might bring it back to life is to flash an ENTIRE new firmware on it.

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    2. First of all you need an entire firmware, maybe whoever sold you the phone can get you one? Then you flash ALL the parts, not just the bootimage like you did before.

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  72. really need instruction for this..step by step as I'm now very nervous to do anything with the phone....my phone suplier wont give me the original firmware so where can i get it from.??

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    1. I really don't know :-( Maybe you can find something there?

      http://forum.china-iphone.ru/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=21147

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  73. Hallo ColonelZap,
    ich habe ein Problem, nämlich dass mein Handy (N9770) überhaupt nicht mal vom PC erkannt wird! Ich habe auch schon gegooglet, allerdings keine Lösung gefunden. Die fehlermeldung lautet: "USB-Gerät wurde nicht erkannt." Wäre sehr dankbar wenn du zurückschreibst.

    MFG Alex

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    1. Hi Alex :-)

      Wenn Dein Handy absolut gar nicht mehr erkannt wird, dann kann Dir wahrscheinlich nur noch eine Flashbox helfen. Schau mal dort:

      http://chinamobiles.org/showthread.php?32595-Unbrick-Phone

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  74. Hi i just bought a n9770 512mb dual core 6577 tried your root procedure the phone coneects and disconnects repeatadly to usb when i did get it stable it flashed using the txt scatter file as shown but now it wont boot it sits on the android screen i can get into recover mode by holding the buttons but when i try install a firmware or recovery for it it says after star installation aborted any ideas?

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  75. I have a problem, got the phone from a freind who asked if i could repair it but no luck so far,

    The phone doesnt switch, does not respond to usb when connected to the power or Pc.

    I have installed the relevant windows 7 drivers and still nothing so not sure if the hardware could be faulty as when i connect the phone via usb and remove the battery, i can hear a faint high pitch noise when i do this so not sure what might be happening.

    Any suggestions

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  76. Hi, I bought a UPAI s7100 an I have a poblem with its screen. When it wants screen lose color. I put you a link with an image of my phone when this problem appear. I resolve this block an unblock the phone, and teh screen go well again. http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/715/imgp6.jpg/

    Thanks for your help.

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  77. Hi
    I have a Star Note 9770 phone (E1909c_v77_gq1008_9p017_sui_a41_6628)
    After doing your root procedure my phone start with the first android scren than 1 white and 1 black screen and nothing, the phone is on but with a black screen and I can't do anythink, not even stop it !
    Any idea please ?

    maybe if somebody gives me good firmware ?

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  78. Hello I have recetly purchased a Star Note 9770 phone and I am currently awating its arival.In an attempt to be proactive I'm looking for come custom roms or good recent "stable" firmware so I can go straight to work when it arives. Do you have any good reasources? XDA forums on this phone are too scattered or unrelated.

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  79. hello;
    I got this phone, but I could not root ... olurmusunz help?
    I'd appreciate if you send me the files, please e-mail. Unfortunately, this program did not tried it with your :( :(

    http://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/206655101.html
    this phone i am can not root. please help me
    return e mail
    thank you

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    1. That's a Jelly Bean phone, right? Sorry, so far I have no idea how to root it :-(

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  80. Please help my n9970 can not turn on, not charging, unresponsive. Please help us: (

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  81. Hello, i just bought lenovo a789. I flashed it, but then i put the factory defaults. Now the phone is completely dead. Is there any way i could bring phone back to life. Thank you

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  82. I have got a star note 2 n9770. Ive done everything you say, but now my mobile does not work. When I turn it on there it comes the logo and a black screen, thats all...
    what can i do?

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  83. having issues downloading .img, is there a direct link or way of obtaining such files

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  84. Hi Coloney do you have cwm recovery for this?

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    1. hello for me it does not work!when I click on download then comes the window as I press to yes. and then nothing more happens.it simply does not load

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  85. hello for me it does not work!when I click on download then comes the window as I press to yes. and then nothing more happens.it simply does not load

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  86. Have you tried the "before you try..." (see above)?

    You can also try this:

    http://www.androidgroupon.com/2013/05/29/eroot-worlds-strongest-root-tool.html#more-1029

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    1. how do I open those, man '' file

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  87. please help ..... I have the following problem I connect the phone to sp flash tool and when I download I get the error Error brom s_da_dram_not_support (3004) helps

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  88. Hi i have a problem my phone not flash recovery :( http://2i.cz/d4c6a78d5e My phone while trying to boot into recovery mode shows the image with a http://androidflagship.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/CRgew.jpg Otherwise, the phone in the cool boot to normal system recovery but does not work Please HELP

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