Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Hero H2000+ MT6577 Rooting Tutorial


Edit: Before you try this, please try this instead: CLICK

We are talking about this phone: CLICK
Currently running this firmware:




Download this: CLICK
Follow these instructions: CLICK
It's the EXACT same procedure, just a different bootimage is flashed.

Tiny difference: The phone is connected WITHOUT a battery inside to trigger the flashing process.

Update October 5th: Here's a new rooted bootimage you might want to use: CLICK



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


And PLEASE don't try this with ANY other phone or model, this will ONLY work with the phone I have linked above!  

Credit for rooting the bootimage goes to:
hardi435 

Thank you so much for that!!! :-) 

244 comments:

  1. flashed ok but it doesnt work, no root. I cannot install root apps. I fail at updating the binary within the SU app

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    1. nevermind, a quick reboot and it works!!

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    2. I must reply again. Looks like this is a very basic root. You cannot update the su binary and some root apps do not work properly when they need access to the system

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  2. Hi

    Anybody know where to download the untouched firmware for this phone?

    Thanks.

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    1. http://chinamobiles.org/showthread.php?32373-Hero-H2000-Rom-Recovery/page10

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  3. this new boot image you uploaded is actually worse then the old one. at least with the old one it pretended it had root, with this one you dont get root at all, just super user

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    1. Hmmm?!? That's odd! I flashed the new bootimage and it's working just fine for me? Rootexplorer, Titanium Backup, a screen capture app...

      What kind of root apps are you using that are not working?

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    2. I cannot install adaway or busybox. also it fails to mount /system in es explorer. When i use root toolbox to change setting they never stick and change back upon rebooting, even if I check "set on boot"

      does your binary update when you try to update it through superuser? mine just says "legacy"

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    3. Hi :-) I really don't get it? I installed Titanium Backup, it told me Busy Box was missing. I clicked on "Problems ?", then "get BusyBox", it was downloaded and everything is working.

      Then I tried to install Adaway, it also works just fine.

      http://i.imgur.com/OFK7j.jpg

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    4. should i just do a restore and try to install root fresh? how did you do it because I installed the first thing you linked then did the second right over it

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    5. You could try to flash the original bootimage:

      http://chinamobiles.org/downloads/zap/originalbootimageh2000.zip

      And after that the second rooted one. Maybe that will help?

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    6. nope, no good. oh well, thanks anyways

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    7. Sorry to hear that :-( Could it be you have a different phone or a different firmware version?

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    8. Ahhhh!! my build date is 120920. do you think hardi435 could help me with this build date?

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    9. Try to install SuperSU from playstore after flashing the rootet imgage. Maybe you will have less problems with SuperSU.

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    10. Still doesn't work :( SuperSU doesn't install.

      We need a rooted 120920 bootimage.

      Thanks guys.

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  4. Hi ColonelZap,

    Can you please post the original recovery.img that came with the Hero H2000+?

    I tried flashing it with another recovery and now I can't get to it anymore.



    Thank you very much!

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    1. I just made a readback for you, no guarantees:

      http://chinamobiles.org/downloads/zap/originalrevoveryh2000.zip

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    2. Hi, I have a Hero 2000+ with ios themed Android 4.0

      It was working okay but I turned it off to change the sim card and now it freezes / gets stuck on the White 'Android' screen when starting up...

      What can I do??

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    3. I don't know? Try to boot into the recovery mode (probably press and hold Power and Volume up (or down)). There do all the wipes you can find and a factory reset. Good luck!

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    4. Same problem here, Gps not working, turned device off and back on, now it freezes on white android screen, anybody knows how to do a factory reset?

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    5. Hard reset is: Turn phone on and before the white screen appears hold Volume + button. This loads the boot up screen. Choose to start in recovery mode and then once up and running do a Factory re-set.

      Make sure you memorize how to change the language first though as it may default back to Chinese Language...

      Okay, thanks.

      It did

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  5. Still no news on how to root the new firmware version? Nothing on chinamobiles? I can't read German.

    ColonelZap, thanks so much for all this info!

    Here's some more work if you are interested: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1923764

    ColonelZap, any chance of you dumping (readback) all the images on your version and maybe we can use that to have root? Will that even work? Just brainstorming.

    Thanks.

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  6. Hi Colonell,
    Also in my cell is 120920 and root fails.
    Hope there is a new firmware to flash.
    What's your bootimage?

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  7. If someone can provide a 120920 image we could try to get it rootet.

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    1. Guy,
      tell me how and I'll give you immediatly.
      Which prog can I use? I've got winXP and Linux.

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    2. This is how to make a readback:

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

      You can skip the how to create a scatter file, we have the scatter file already.

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    3. ColoneZap,

      Can you please upload the original logo.img?

      I've lost mine!

      Thanks a lot.

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    4. Hi :-) You mean the logo.bin?

      http://chinamobiles.org/downloads/zap/h2000logo_bin.zip

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    5. Thanks so much!

      Any chance of the system.img? Since you are rooted, you can do a Nandroid backup and give us NEW users the older system.img so we can then use to 'downgrade'?

      Thanks again. Really desperate here!

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    6. Hi :-) I wouldn't know how to do a Nandroid backup, I don't have a custom recovery mode.

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    7. Well you're in luck! I managed to flash CWM recovery using SP Flash Tool v3.1224.01.

      Here is the modded recovery.img.

      http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?tyf66c8f262ivb0

      Of course backup your original but since you posted it up above, you already have a backup!

      Please try this and make a Nandroid backup, it will be the final step for all of us to get proper root and custom firmwares! Thank you a million times.

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    8. Backup is done, upload will take a while :-(

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    9. can't wait!

      thanks again for this.

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    10. Here it is, hope it helps?

      http://chinamobiles.org/downloads/zap/h2000nandroidbackup.zip

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    11. Thanks so much for that!

      With your backup I can get full root, but wifi is broken.

      I'm going to work on it to build a custom ROM maybe this will help. I will post here for the users once it is all good.

      Thanks again.

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    12. not only wifi but gps as well, I can live without root but not gps, any chance you could get your nandroid uploaded soon?

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  8. I've just talk with another guy. He told me that the buil we have is "too new". This method works only with 120914 (like picture above).
    I'll wait.....
    ...Colonnell ;)

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  9. Does anybody have the original boot.img from the 120920 build?

    Thanks.

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  10. OH MY GOSH!

    I think I did it! Full root and everything working (well so far anyway).

    I will upload my Nandroid backup tomorrow as I have a very crappy upload connection at home.

    I will also make a custom rom as well.

    I suggest that everybody who wants root to flash their recovery with CWM, I've created one here for you: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?tyf66c8f262ivb0

    Thanks to ColonelZap for providing the images, BIG BIG thanks to yuweng from http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1923764&page=1 for starting this whole thing and being so helpful along the way.

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    1. Although i got a 120920-device, this doesn't work for me, the same procedure as in every other ways, no way to root, read-only-file-system, can't manage to change the /system-file, does anybody know how to manage this?
      Thanks, Thomas

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    2. btw, using cwm 5.5.0.4, hope thats correct

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    3. Hi Andy, just been trying your ROM for build 120920 but unfortunately the rear camera still doesn't work, did you manage to get a fully working version created or do you know where I can download one? Thanks in advance - Mark ( Or even an original copy of the factory ROM to put it back to standard and I'll onsell and buy a different model.)

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  11. Here are the step by step instructions if you want to try:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=32602645&postcount=27

    Thanks.

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    1. Great work guy!!!!
      Just some info about point 2-CWM.
      After point (e) .....what? Must I unmount /system or ***Go Back*** without it?
      Running file myroot.cmd a shell window open but is too fast to read if is all ok.

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  12. Here is the Nandroid backup with full root:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?a6zr294edxa177b

    Just restore that using CWM.

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    1. Great job! Will this delete all user data and the installed apps?

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    2. Hi, sorry, that doesn't works for me. I extracted the rar-file, used winzip to get a zip-file, tried to install either on internal as external sd-card, always get the message "installation aborted". My phone is semi-rooted, als all who tried to root but didn't get the aim as described above. So, what's wrong? Am i right that there is no need to use the xda-advice and its enough to restore the zip in cwm?
      thanks for your reply, Thomas (who can't fell asleep till his h2000+ is full-rooted ;o)

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    3. Hi, me again, i.... am an idiot... Of course there is no need to zip the extracted rar-file for a nandroid-restore, i copied the extracted files, did the restore, and everything worked PERFECT!
      Thanks to all who spended their time, i am glad now!
      Thomas

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    4. Excellent.
      This has worked for me...
      good job!

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  13. hello colonel zap i am wholease italian for all the best products telephone copy
    i work with factory in china a shenzhen
    i need root permissione for this model telephone
    is the best copy iphone 5 same original material mtk 6575

    http://www.fastcardtech.com/goods-7688-Thunderbird-I5-Lte--MTK6575-20Ghz-Metal-body-16G-40-inch-FWVGA-Screen-Android-Phone.html

    add me facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/millenniumcellulari
    or send email cellulari_stock@yahoo.it

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    1. Hi :-)

      MAYBE(!!!!) This will work?

      http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1886460

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    2. Hi ColonelZap,

      I just bought the H2000+ at FCT.
      Now I'm a little confused about what is the best method to root the phone.

      Any suggestions for me.

      Thanks a lot

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    3. Hi :-) Before you flash my bootimage, I'd suggest you try this first:

      http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1886460

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    4. Hi ColonelZap,

      is this the right link?.
      I can't find anything about the H2000+.
      Or ist this working for every phone?

      Eibl

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    5. Hi :-) I am HOPING that this method on the XDA forum works with any MT6577 phone. The latest version seems to be doing the job, at least some people reported to me that it rooted their MT6577 phones successfully.

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  14. Can anyone tell me the real dimensions of the hero H2000+?

    Thanks

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  15. Would the procedure work also for version
    Baseband:
    MAUI.11AMD.W12.22.SP.V7,2012/08/20

    Kernel:
    3.013 shen@builder1 #1
    SMP PREEMPT Mon Oct 8 23:27:17 EDT
    2012

    Build:
    121010.ics.v13.fwvga.cn.COM.4P4.MT6628

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    1. I really can't tell you :-( If I were you, I'd try this method:

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

      Chances are that it might work with your phone as well.

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  16. Thank you Colonel,
    I've already tried it, with no success.
    I got the following messages, which seem to show that everything went well, but the phone ain't rooted!

    Make a choice: 1
    Checking if i should run in Normal Mode or special Sony Mode
    Please connect your device with USB-Debugging enabled now
    remote object '/system/app/Backup-Restore.apk' does not exist
    remote object '/system/bin/ric' does not exist
    .
    .

    Normal Mode enabled!
    .

    Pushing busybox....
    2260 KB/s (1085140 bytes in 0.468s)
    Pushing su binary ....
    1149 KB/s (91980 bytes in 0.078s)
    Pushing Superuser app
    2831 KB/s (996704 bytes in 0.343s)
    Making busybox runable ...
    .
    Please look at your device and click RESTORE!
    If all is successful i will tell you, if not this shell will run forever.
    Running ...
    Successful, going to reboot your device!
    Waiting for device to show up again....
    Going to copy files to it's place
    You can close all open command-prompts now!
    After reboot all is done! Have fun!
    Bin4ry
    Premere un tasto per continuare . . .

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  17. Hi, after rooting could you install google play on the phone? thank you!

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    1. Hi :-)

      I didn't have to install the Google Play Store, it was already there when I got the phone :-)

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    2. Where did you buy the phone? I ve seen that on many shops, fastcardtech too, and the say it doesn't have play store..

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    3. I got it from Fastcardtech (see my link in my first post) and the Play Store was there :-)

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  18. Need the Preloader file, my flash is defective.

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  19. hi colone this is urgent issue with hero 2000+ imei writing
    i was trying to change the imei by nvram method

    the issue while rooting i mistakenly selected i9300 scatter file and phone is not booting now, its switching on
    i received original firmware but there is no download agent file.
    to flash it.


    can u help me how it has to be corrected,

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  20. Help me guys.
    I flashed a wrong ROM to the H2000+, the one belonging to the ZOPO 500+, and now I bricked my phone.
    I would need a preloader or possibly the original ROM to re-flasg start with.
    Could you help me out?

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    1. Hi, try this if you can have access to CWM


      Andy LeOctober 11, 2012 1:33 AM
      Here is the Nandroid backup with full root:
      http://www.mediafire.com/?a6zr294edxa177b
      Just restore that using CWM.

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    2. Done,
      it worked, thank you.
      The only drawback is that the FM Radio no longer works. Any hints?

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  21. hey, ich hab jetzt auch das hero h2000+, und mich stört ein bisschen das nur wenige apps im play store gefunden werden können. ich hab irgendwo gelesen das man dafuer eine datei ändern muss um mehr apps zu finden, kann mir jemand da weiterhelfen, ich find das leider nicht mehr

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  22. A question, the case fastcardtech gives, what type is?
    And the battery how much last on talking?

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  23. if you have frimware for iphone 4s clone MT6235??

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  24. Hey, danke für die super Anleitungen! Habe das H2000+ vom Cect-Shop, nach der Anleitung rooten wollen! Es klappte nur bedingt sodass ich bei einigen Apps nicht den vollen root zugriff hatte wie auch schon hier mal beschrieben wurde! Mein größtest Problem ist, das nun die Frontkamera nicht mehr funktioniert und nun die Back Camera alles "Spiegelverkehrt" anzeigt!! ( Vor dem Root versuch hat alles funktioniert) Habe leider kein Backup vorher gemacht :-( Habe nun das Rom Taiwan101_HERO-H2000+_ICS_V.01 aus dem Chinamobiles Beitrag geflasht! Hat auch alles inklusive Root geklappt! Nur leider das Camera Problem besteht immer noch!! Im MTK Boot Menu, wo man die Sensoren Testen kann, wird bei der Front Camera Initialisierung Fehler ausgegeben! Bitte um Hilfe wo ich den Hebel ansetzten soll... LG.

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    1. Hi :-) Das kann ich Dir leider nicht sagen :-( I VERMUTE, daß sich irgend etwas bei der Hardware geändert hat und Du irgendwo eine passende Firmware für Deine Hardwareversion auftreiben mußt :-(

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    2. Hm Ok danke für die schnelle Antwort!! Habe schon sowas in der art vermutet... Werde mal mit dem Cec-Shop Kontakt aufnehmen, ob sie ein Image für mich haben! Im schlimmsten Fall muss ich mir halt noch eines Bestellen und danach dort die Files als Backup ziehen... Aber ich meine irgendwo gelesen zu haben, das ich eigentlich nur das passende Boot Image File brauche, da das ja den Kernel Treiber lädt!?... Werde berichten was ich so zusammen gebracht habe!! ;-)

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    3. Ich habe das selbe Problem und wäre für eine Lösung sehr dankbar, ein Reset des Telefons bringt auch keine Änderung falls jemand dies in betracht zog.
      LG René

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    4. selbiges Problem mit den Kameras seit dem rooten, ebenfalls Lieferung vom CECT-Shop.

      gibts schon eine Lösung?

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  25. got my hero2000+ from fct, its a 121022 build. anyone any experience with rooting this version yet?

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  27. Hi ColonelZap,

    auch bei mir ist etwas schief gegangen beim Flashen. Das Hero2000+ bootet gar nicht mehr und leider habe ich kein Backup gemacht :-). Habe schon ewig gesucht aber kein funktionierendes Rom gefunden und hoffe, dass Du mir helfen kannst. Wäre dir dehr sehr dankbar !

    Beste Grüße und hoffe auf Antwort!

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    1. Hi :-)

      Ich habe weder das Handy, noch eine Firmware, ich kann Dir leider nicht helfen :-( Hast Du mal auf Chinamobiles.org nachgefragt?

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    2. Hi,

      habe bereits alles versucht, Fehlanzeige. Nun habe ich wohl einen teuren Briefbeschwerer
      Original Software ist nirgends zu bekommen und ich brauche diese komplett, nicht nur boot.img.
      Trotzdem danke für deine Hilfe und Gruß

      Vielleicht hat jemand anderes hier eine Idee ???????????????

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    3. ich werde mein ein zurück zu china shop senden als bricked..

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    4. http://chinamobiles.org/showthread.php?32373-Hero-H2000-Rom-Recovery/page10
      (systemkobold1 hat sein bootimg_android system zum download freigegeben und es funktioniert )

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  28. Hi, do you know if there is any custom roms for this?

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  29. Hallo,

    wie kann ich das Nandroid backup aus dem Link einspielen?
    Komme leider auch nicht mehr recovery menu.

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    1. Hi :-) Weiter oben (am 9. Oktober) hat Andy Le ein CWM Recovery Image gepostet. Das wird auf diese Art geflasht:

      http://colonelzap.blogspot.de/2012/09/hdc-galaxy-i9300-siii-plus-mt6577.html

      Aber halt das Recovery Image, nichts anderes auswählen. Benutze aber bitte die Scatter Datei aus DIESEM Post.

      Wenn Das neue Recovery Image geflasht ist, kannst Du von dort auf den Nandroid Backup einspielen.

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    2. The recovery.img from hdc-galaxy-i9300-siii-plus works with hero 2000+ too?

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    3. No, the recovery image above is for the H2000+ only. I only posted the link to the SIII Plus to show how to use the flash tool to flash an image.

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  30. Hi,
    ich bekomme beim installieren der recovery.img eine Felermeldung:
    BROM ERROR. S_DL_GET_DRAM_SETTING_FAIL (5054)

    (EMI) Obtain Dram failed

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  31. Hi, for build version 121022 any root yet ?

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  32. I also have 121022 version! ColonelZAP pls help us!! :) BTW, I tried First method for universal JB ans ICS android devices but no success! I need to change my IMEI and I guess I can not do it without rooting the device :( Any opinions and help will be highly appreciated! Thnx

    Pierre

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  33. Hi :-) I really don't know what the problem with rooting the 121022 is :-(

    About your IMEI: Can you somehow get into the engineer mode? Try dialing

    *#*#3646633#*#*

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  34. Thnx for your reply Colonel. What is an engineer mode? I did as you said by dialing *#*#3646633#*#* and it says no sim or sim card. And when I plug in my sim card I just hear my operator voice saying that the number I am calling is not available. Am I doing something wrong? Thnx again..

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    1. I don't know if the app requieres root access or not?

      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobileuncle.toolbox

      If it let's you boot into the engineer mode, you might be able to change the imeis.

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  35. Hi again Colonel.
    I think we can try something with my H2000+ 121022 buil : I will enter in recovery mode and i will try to apply update fron SD card if you will be kind to upload your root image.
    This option was tested yet ?

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  36. Help us colonel pls. Any one who succeded to root and change imei with 121022 build? Any help will be appreciated..

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  37. I wish I could help! Why can't you flash the clock work recovery that was posted above and then flash the (rooted) NANDROID backup, also posted above? Doesn't that work?

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  38. Hello

    My hero H2000 + has the number of manufacturing 121105, is that I little to use your backup which is on a number of material(equipment) 120905.
    If it is possible how I have to take myself there

    Cordially

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  39. Hello,

    need a little help,im a newbie and after i've successfully rooted my h2000+, the camera has not been working correctly, it now displays upside down on a mirror image, since then i have tried all different types of methods including, applying original copy you posted, checked if i could work around it with another camera software, unfortunitly i dont have my own back up files.

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    1. Hi :-) Check this out:

      http://chinamobiles.org/showthread.php?32373-Hero-H2000-Rom-Recovery&p=346624&viewfull=1#post346624

      People have reported that flashing that bootimage will fix the camera problem.

      Good Luck :-)

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    2. thank you soo much, you're a genius, works perfectly now, thanks alot

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    3. Have tried to flash taiwan101 but the camera gets inverted.tried the boot img and the camera cant connect.

      so flashed back the original rom and root is gone.

      i want rooottt :)))

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    4. Have you tried this?

      http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1886460

      Sometimes it takes several trys before it works.

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    5. i will try again maybe with the new boot.img it will work

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  40. Colonel how can someone backup his rom before playing with flashing other roms?

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    1. Hi :-) Google for mtk droid root & tools. With that tool you'll be able to create a scatter file which is needed for a readback. Once you have the scatter file, basically what you want to do is this:

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

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  41. i tried to use tha adb command to get the partition tables but it doesnt work
    http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/3650/screenshot069n.jpg :(

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    1. Hi :-) I think you misunderstood, just run the MTK Droid Root & Tools programm, when your phone is connected as an ADB-Device to your pc, you can create the scatter file:

      http://i.imgur.com/l6MJL.jpg

      Once you have the scatter file, you can use the flashtool to readback the different parts from the firmware.

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  42. Hi, just got this phone, unfortunately it is running some type of ios launcher and I'd like to get it back to ICS, is there an easy way to do this or should I go through the root process, many thanks in advance

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    1. Just install another launcher from play store, like nemus or apex

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  43. Hi
    I have the same problem, I hate this Iphone like interface that does not permit me to really use the mobile and I cannot install Play store too.
    I tryed all rooting procedures but having this last release loaded all procedures fails.

    Hardware : MT6577
    Model : H2000+
    Build number : 121105.ICS.V13.FWVGA.CN.COM.4P4.MT6628.Iphone
    Build date UTC : 20121105-052452
    Android v : 4.0.4
    Baseband v: MAUI.11AMD.W12.22.SP.V7, 2012/08/20 16:49
    Kernel v : 3.0.13 (test@test-virtual-machine) (gcc version 4.4.3 (GCC) ) #1 SMP Mon Nov 5 12:43:58 CST 2012
    Uboot build v : MAIN2.2.ubt.4341
    LCD Driver IC : 1-otm8018b_ykl_truly_tft3P4608_dsi_fwvga

    I'm also unable to have a full backup to be used to roll back to this release.
    Has anyone succeed creating a backup of my build 121105?
    Can I load the 121022 rooted build using SP flash?

    thanks
    Roberto

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    1. My hero also is the 1105 Version. Sadly I forgot to save the boot.img. It is working with the 121022, BUT one of the cameras do not work ....

      Could you maybe upload your boot.img somewhere?

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  44. Hi, I no this is a forum for rooting, but i am having problems setting up my mobile internet, all the data connections are active, but no data gets transmitted, could you help me out with a step by step tutorial

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  45. At the end I installed the 121022 now is much better since I have Google play and root but I loose back camera and possibility to wake up the mobile using home button.
    no way to remap keys.
    I tryied to load some boot images I had downloaded but no way to have a working camera.
    does anyone have a working booting?
    does anyone have a nandroid backup of 121105?

    thanks
    Roberto

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  46. 121022.ICS.V13.FWVGA.CN.COM.4P4.MT6628

    not root
    many china apps
    not play store

    installing older rom lost camera

    any ideas?

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  47. same happened to me! but now I have a rooted phone. Just dowload a rooted nandroid backup and do a restore.
    I do need the latest rom 121105 so that I can try again rooting and then share a backup
    Roberto

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  48. good evening
    how do a restore for a rooted nandroid backup.
    superuser is present for my hero, but But I do not know if it works.
    please, help me.
    thank you.

    Teacman

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  49. Where can I download rooted image for my Hero 2000+ with 121022 build guys? Can you send a link and proper latest working instructions. I got a little confusing after reading 120 post.. I would appreciate a summary if anyone can help Thnx

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  50. Has anyone already tried this rooting method?

    http://www.chinatechy.com/2012/10/how-to-root-unrootable-hero-h2000-mt6577.html

    If you want I can try.

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    1. Have tried :)
      nothing at all.

      Have tried to unsecure boot image and then use rooting tools either from cmd or cwm. FAILURE

      tried rooted boot.img but camera was upside down or couldnt connect.

      :)

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  51. Have somebody by the phone over the Hong Kong Dealer "persku"? I need the boot.img from this hardware revision of the phone. I had no make an backup from my boot.img and after the root i have no camera function more.

    Thanks

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  52. hi ColonelZap! what does not work all that stated above. You do not know where to get the factory firmware? And then I have after all the manipulations with the phone lost radio and front camera. I Hero2000 +, currently build number 120920ICS.V13.FWVGA.CN.COM.4P4.MT6628

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  53. Hi colonelzap, i have just rooted my phone, but i have two problems..
    1° Gps doesn't work :( so how can i fix it???
    2° Is busybox installed??? I don't understand if it is installed or no...
    I look forward a reply.

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    1. Colonel i haave another problem with camera how can i fix it??

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  54. Looks like currently there is no safe working method to root 2000+. This is numbee 1 selling phone in FCT what a pitty...

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  55. Hi. I have this phone and I have tried to used the MHL port to conect it to the HDMI port of my TV with an adaptor that I found in Ebay. It does not work. Any help? Any idea why? Thanks

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    1. Hi :-) I don't think the phone supports MHL, I've never seen a Chinese phone that does. Is somebody saying this is supposed to be supported?

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    2. Well, the details of the phone says so. It's said that the micro USB is MHL.

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  56. Hi ColonelZap,

    I have a Hero 2000+ that freezes on the White Android screen. The factory in China have sent me the ROM to re-install to see if that fixes the issue. How is this done? Any advice?

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    1. Just found this...

      Is it straight forward process??

      http://forum.xda-developers.com/wiki/index.php?title=Flashing_Guide_-_Android#ROM_Flashing

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    2. Hi, could you post a link to download the files you were sent? Thanks

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  57. Hi ColonelZap

    I have just installed this rom http://chinamobiles.org/showthread.php?32618-Hero-Cect-2000-ROM-gecleant-und-abgespeckt-inkl-Root-ohne-Steuerleiste&highlight=2000
    But i have one problem.. It's the camera, the camera is operating but it's a mirror, and front camera doesnt work, why?? How i can fix it???
    HELP ME PLEASE...

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  58. Is anyone working on a custom rom for this?

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  59. I have one problem the camera is operating but it's a mirror, and front camera doesnt work,

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  60. try this it works

    http://forum.chinafonini.it/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=13260&p=92517#p92517

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  61. I was able to get 121022 rooted with camera and everything working, and a writable /system mount by using CWM to restore to this:

    http://www.file-upload.net/download-6876443/ROOT-H2000--121022.ICS.V13.FWVGA.CN.COM.4P4.MT6628.rar.html

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm sure a lot of people will appreciate it :-)

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    2. Hi I have a similar problem with the rear camera not working and also the accelerometer seems to go off after a few days use. Unfortunately after installing this ROM the camera still doesn't work for me. I'll keep my eye open for some further ROM updates, cheers

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  62. can i use the 121022 to root my 121115? the other methods doesnt work at all. thanks

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    1. Hello! Do you have any backup from your original 121115 bootimage? I lost mine. I cannot restore the original! Please help me! e-mail (at) cociweb . info

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  63. also i cannot join the download mode. i had a hero 2000+ before, but now i cannot enter the download mode to root from there

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  64. Hi, can i root my H2000+ with all works fine:

    121010.ICS.V13.FWVGA.CN.COM.4P4.MT6628.

    A method without reset all software and settings?

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    1. Hi :-) I really can't tell you, looks like a lot of people are having problems with this phone because the factory produces units with different hardware components :-(

      If I were you I'd try this method:

      http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1886460

      Good luck!

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  65. Hey I got a question? Do you seem to have problems getting the SD Card to work on your phone? It appears this phone comes with a internal memory of 1 gb, and phone storage of 2gb, and a SD Card storage which is mountable. For some reason I have a 16GB and it does mount but the phone does not use it for anything nor does it appear as a explorable folder in Root Explorer. I wonder if it was due to root access but after installing root still did nothing.

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    1. The external SD should be mounted to /mnt/sdcard2. Unfortunately not every software can use this, like Navfree, for instance.

      You would have to root your phone with the method described here:
      http://chinamobiles.org/showthread.php?32373-Hero-H2000-Rom-Recovery page 19, post 377
      Sorry, only in German.
      Then, you even can reformat the internal memory as one partition and the sd card is mounted as /sdcard like in most phones (page 26 or following).

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    2. OMG, that is already confusing. So I have to reflash the phone back to stock and flash it with the rom version that is provided in that rom is that correct? The bing translater is not very specific. I'm already confused by reading the words in the incorrect order.

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  66. Hi, I have a 120920, I have installed this but my camera is not working, please help

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  67. Colonel that method does not work: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1886460 so there is no reason to recommend it however looks like this method works: http://chinamobiles.org/showthread.php?32373-Hero-H2000-Rom-Recovery page 19, post 377
    HOWEVER it's in German and google translate is not perfect, at least can you summarize this in English for us not to make a big mistake? Looks like this method WORKS! Thanks by now..

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  68. Hi does anyone have a copy of the original factory ROM for build number 120920 as it looks like there is no way to get this buildnumber to have all its functionality so I might put it back to factory and sell. Any help much appreciated. Mark

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  69. Hello after this procedure i have lost functions on my phone (((
    ---------------------
    Модель : H2000+
    Build : 121115.ICS.V13.FWVGA.CN.COM.4P4.MT6628
    Android версия : 4.0.4
    Baseband v: MAUI.11AMD.W12.22.SP.V7, 2012/08/20 16:49
    Kernel v : 3.0.13
    ----------------------
    problems

    1. i have lost mu main camera (Only and default have front camera and i can not change to main)
    2. Not working radio RADIO
    3. in sleap mode not working Home button (Home button before root this metod whake up phone)

    I try Flash Main original boot.img on this site . but nothing change :(((((((( not working

    Please anybody give me normally and 100% original boot.img for this phone

    THANKSSSSSS FOR HELP - for contact - admin@incentral.ru

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  70. Please someone help to translate this:

    http://chinamobiles.org/showthread.php?32373-Hero-H2000-Rom-Recovery page 19, post 377

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  71. Hi Colonel,
    Just bought my H200+ and have the same freezing problem at rebooting that has been exposed above. I've done like four wipes already but it keeps hapening whenever it feels like. On reboots or when I run out of battery, of course.
    So I have two questions:
    1- Would rooting and/or instaling a new ROM fix this?
    2- The rooting procedure discussed above for H2000 will work on H2000+?
    Thx a lot and happy hollidays from Spain!!

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  72. Hello! Does anyone have any backup from your original 121115 bootimage? I lost mine. I cannot restore the original! Please help me! e-mail (at) cociweb . info

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    1. I got it, feel free to contact me!

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  73. Hello ColonelZap!

    Are you planning an newer tutorial (with rooted bootloader) to a hero h2000+ with MT6628? (ics4.0.4)
    build number 121115.ICS.v13.FWVGA.CN.com4P4.MT6628
    Or what do you think? hardi435 can help for the newcommers with this build? because this tutorial is only for MT6577, am I right? - I tried this one, but camera, gps, bluetooth, wifi (MT6628 chipset) went away...

    Thanks

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    1. Hi :-) The ALL have the MT6577 cpu, the "6628" appears to be some sort of a production number by the manufacturer. Looks like they changed some hardware componets later on in the production, that's why people are having problems with their phones after rooting them :-(

      I STRONGY suggest to take my

      "Before you try this, please try this instead:"

      warning seriously!

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    2. can you please tell me if greek language is available for the hero 2000+ in any original rom. I have the 121022 but no greek. What about 121115?Or what other way to install it.Thanks!

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    3. Sorry, I have no idea, I don't have this phone anymore. You can check my video review, I USUALLY show all the languages that are available.

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    4. sorry, but the nor the first, nor the second method works with mt6628 chipset.

      the second absolutelly not, but at the first method the "root checker" app says it's ok, busybox also, but it's not able to install busybox or superuser apps.
      but eg:titanium backup says it's not rooted too.
      what's my mistake?

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  74. I just saw your review and no greek is present.I was wondering if anyone knows if the newest rom supports it.Happy holidays!

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  75. Greetings,
    I have this version;

    Build : 121108.ICS.V13.FWVGA.CN.COM.4P4.MT6628

    but no rear camera and no wifi.
    can someone give me the link for the original iOS themed UI firmware? I want to go back to at least some functionality.

    Thanks

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  76. HI.

    I was able to restore this file:
    H2000+_121023_backup_121209-131736
    had to use the flash tool.


    I got everything working..except for the Wifi.

    the build is: 121108.ics.v13.fwvga.cn.com.4p4.mt6628

    Please
    I need WIFI. does anyone have the original IOS themed version, that comes with the games like: fruit ninja?
    thanks




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  77. Fix it. WHAT A POS , this was by chance.

    ok. I used this: 120914.ICS.V13.FWVGA.EN.COM.4P4.3M_root_flashtool_full_rus_NVS(tirannozaurus)

    I restored it using SP Flash tool. I only restored ANDRIOD image,
    it seems this image has the drivers my phone needs.

    this gave me GPS , WIFI ..everything works. BUT NO CAMERA. (error: could not connect to camera)

    so I used a working BOOT.img from another version.

    good luck pollos!

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    1. Hi Fasty,

      I've nearly the same issue.

      With the rom you posted above I get the WLAN running...
      ..but not the camera. So I tried to use a boot.img from a image where the camera run -> but this doesn't work.

      Do you have any idea what i can do now?

      Greetz
      fumpi

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    2. fumpi, maybe we both can attack this.

      MSN. norcimo@hotmail.com

      im in the process of doing this too. thought it would be just as simple as replacing it with a bootimg. but i get the dreadfull camera not found error.

      the solution I beleive is on the ANDROID (system.img) which has the proper drivers for the WLAN.

      All we need to do is copy these drivers and settings from the good one and install them on the image where the camera is working , which I have but with no WLAN.

      Does anyone know which directory these drivers and settings are located?

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    3. I hope we both can get this.

      Now I know that there are several types of the h2000+.

      The "old" ones which have the original theme android on it
      And the "new" one which have an Iphone theme.

      I have one with an Iphone theme and I think that is the reason why the costum roms doesn't work on it.

      I tried to fix the tirannozaurus rom by repleacing the boot.img -> Result: The secend camera works, but crashes when I hold it on a lamp.

      I hope there is anybody who have a h2000+ with the iphone theme installed who can make us a backup of its system. Maybe we can make us our own costum rom with it.

      Sorry for my bad english.. it's late and I'm tired ... :(

      Greetz
      fumpi

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    4. do you have the orignal images from your phone? (iphone one) did you back it up?
      I did not back up mine.
      I need it..I think I can find the solution.

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    5. read your mail! and try it! let me now the result!

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    6. Hi Fasty,
      Hi Egyed,

      have you found a solution?

      Greetz
      fumpi

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    7. Ask Fasty, How works for him! :)
      I have the original bootloader nothing else. this brought me back the mt6628 chipset. (wifi, gps, bluetooth, camera, radio)

      But (as I know) there is no solution for rooting mt6628 chipset yet.

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    8. Hmm is it possible that you can send me the original bootloader?

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  79. no permanent solution yet. But we know this:

    1. firmware ending with MT6628 does not work with wifi nor GPS.

    2. firmware ending with 3M , works with wifi, gps, but for some reason we dont get rear camera. (camera connection error).
    only the front camera works.by changing a boot.img.

    3. tried different Boot.img, no resolve.


    ANDRIOD (system.ing) in SP FLash tool is file makes my units wifi works with the 3M firwmare.

    we need to find where these drivers are on the root and copy them to another. maybe thsi will work.

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  80. Anyone,
    if you have an untouched version of the 3M firmware that is the iphone themed, Please contact me. If you can make a backup of it this would be great , I can give you a place where to upload it.

    Thank you

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  81. Hi, after weeks of searching on how to fully root my h2000+, i used this link posted in a earlier post "http://chinamobiles.org/showthread.php?32373-Hero-H2000-Rom-Recovery page 19, post 377" and worked perfectly with working camera, can provide a step by step tutorial if anyones having problems

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    1. That sounds great. Which is your build? Thx

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  82. Hi "anonymous",

    I flashed my phone with this Rom.. but as I mentioned a few posts above, the H2000+ have a different Hardware, that's the reason why the linked rom didn't work well at my phone.

    greetz
    fumpi

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  83. Oh right, this is the only boot img, i found that works on my phone, all the others left the camera unstable, what version do you have?

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  84. Which version of what?
    Rom? I tried nearly every rom I've found. With most of them the camera works fine but the wifi / gps didn't. With the 3m Roms Wifi works but not gps nor the camera.

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  85. i rooted by this method and i cant update superuser su binary or install busybox i can do a custome install but the /system/xbin location wont allow and changes to system partition

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  86. what really pisses off is that I cant find my orginal iphone theme ROM. ColonerZap posted a video of it. Iphone theme with the wavy background. this version will get me what I need. Then I can go ahead pull the driver and do a full version of android rooted for all.
    DOES ANYONE have this version of the firmware?

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    1. Hi :-) I did NOT post a video of it, my H2000 didn't have the iphone launcher firmware, that was a launcher I installed myself.

      I wish so much I could help you guys here but I can't :-(

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    2. wait, you are saying this is not your video? becausae they are using your name. And this is the phone that has the firmware I need.

      so please clarify if this is not you.


      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUdLFg5onO0

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    3. That's my video but the only iPhone like thing is the wallpaper. I thought the later versions of this phone had a whole different launcher integrated in the firmware?

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    4. yes thats the one. Cause all the other I have downloaded do not have these backgrounds

      did it have fruit ninja installed?

      what was the firmware version of it?

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    5. If I remember right, the wallpaper came from an iPhone launcher I installed, it was not a system wallpaper. You can see my firmware version on the top of this page in my first post :-)

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    6. thanks,
      yep thats the one. you can see it ends with 3M.

      well as it stands, everything works on phone. except the rear camera. I found a boot.img that fixes the connection issue, still no switch for the rear cam.

      thank you, if possible and if you have this phone , can you make backup? using CWM? or any other method?

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