Monday, February 4, 2013

Goophone i5 N2 - Rooting, Recovery, Firmware, Rom, etc.

The Phone: CLICK


Rooting: CLICK

Mobileuncle Tools: CLICK

Custom Recovery: CLICK

"slide to un(c)lock" fix by xvekix: CLICK

Slide to unlock in English, no matter what system language you have set: CLICK

Firmwares:

mayiandjay first release: CLICK

mayiandjay firmware v2: CLICK

mayiandjay Mod by xvekix (?): CLICK
(see here: CLICK)

Firmware from ???  (Flashtool included): CLICK
alternative link: CLICK

Firmware mod by Manuxo: CLICK


Hopefully tbc

189 comments:

  1. Vielen Dank für dieser schönen Übersicht!

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    1. hi colonelZap i would like to ask how to access my recovery mode?? because it's not working even i press power button+volume down... the version of my Iphone5 clone 6.0(10A403) model MD656LL but the hardware MT6577..


      thanks..

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  2. Good evening colonel zap have a problem with my cellular hdc i9300 Galaxy S3 MTK6575 I wanted to make him a root and already it does not ignite mas since I can restore it to be able to use it again thank you

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  3. I do not obtain the complete software to be able to restore it and that it ignites indeed would be grateful for his help

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  4. Hi Colonel, which rom did you use in your youtube video for the goophone i5 n2?

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  5. Hi :-) In this video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5arWGc1QzE

    I used the

    Firmware from ??? (Flashtool included)

    rom :-)

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  6. Can I flash this in recovery mode rather than using the flashtool?

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    1. The firmware that comes with the flashtool needs to be flashed with the flashtool.

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  7. Colonelzap, can the goophone i5 n2 play 3d games? Like death dome, shadowgun, blood and glory etc...
    Have you tried any of these? Mine opens the game and then upto loading screen for awhile and quits.

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  8. Hallo Ich habe eine hdc I9300 S3 Dual-SIM, android 4.0, 512 MB RAM und geht, dass ich herroneamente zopo Software setzen. wie kann ich wieder aufleben dank

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  9. Hi Colonelzap:
    I`ve a Goophone I5 5S (Not dual Sim, only Microsim). Whit a Mtk6577, 512 Ram, 16 gb internal, etc. But when I attempt to root it (whit every method), it no find recovery option, and when I boot whit power button + vol "-" or vol"+", nothings happen.
    Do you know another method to root this phone?
    Oneclickroot, tpsparsky, the method for the N2; never one function in my phone.
    I beleive that it not have recovery.
    In it sd memory, have updat8.zip alone.
    And I can restore my phone for: Settings>Privacy>Restore factory settings>>
    Zhanks in advance for your time.
    Fernando Nuñez.
    (Sorry for my english).

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    1. Hi :-)

      I'm sorry but the rooting method from the xda-developers forum is the only method I know that works on MT6577 phones that run on ICS.

      Where did you buy the phone, do you have a link so I can take a look at it, please?

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  10. Hi:
    This is my purchase, but my phone have mtk6577 (Checked whit Antutu tester).
    http://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/209869501.html
    The seller ignores the method to root this.
    Thanks for your attention.
    Best Regards.

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  11. Hallo Colonel!
    Habe das Goophone gerootet und wollte Softkeys wie bei meinem Galaxy Note einstellen. (qemu.hw.mainkeys=0 in build.prop eingefügt)
    Leider steckt das Goophone jetzt beim Bootscreen.
    Irgendwelche Ideen wie ich da wieder eine funktionierende ROM aufspielen kann.
    Danke im Voraus!

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  12. An Deiner Stelle würde ich die Firmware, die per Flashtool geflasht werden muß, auf das Handy flashen (s.o.). Ich gehe mal davon aus, daß Du KEIN Custom Recovery Mode auf dem Handy hast und auch nicht eine gezippte Firmware auf die interne SD Karte spielen kannst?

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    1. Leider kein recovery...
      Also die Firmware von ??? mit flashtool. NUR: muss ich in den download-modus? wenn ja, wie? Blick bei der Beschreibung net ganz durch, sry.

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  13. Kein Downloadmodus, wenn die Treiber alle vorhanden sind, wird das Handy einfach im ausgeschalteten Zustand verbunden, das sollte zum Flashen genügen.

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    1. Erkannt wird es. Allerdings finde ich mich in dem SP Flash Tool nicht wirklich zurecht. Anscheinend brauche ich die richtige scatter-Datei. Keine Ahnung wo ich die richtige finde. Und wie wähle ich die eigentliche ROM aus?
      Tut mir Leid. Das erste Mal, dass ich mich ans flashen von China-Importware wage^^

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    2. Die Scatter Datei ist dabei, nennt sich:

      MT6577_Android_scatter_emmc.txt

      Ist in dem Ordner, in dem auch der Rest der Firmware steckt. Die Datei ins Flashtool laden, auf "Download" klicken, Handy verbinden und hoffen, daß es dann geflasht wird :-)

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    3. Oh mann...das ist bitter. Die Firmware bricht aufgrund zu niedriger Datenrate immer wieder ab. Bisher war das Maximum 50MB die ich geschafft habe. Naja, ich bleib dran und versuch's weiter ;)
      Danke für deine Bemühungen!

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    4. Ok, die Rom hab ich, die Scatter-Datei geladen.
      Aber das Flashtool erkennt das Goophone nicht.
      Für die Treiber habe ich SnapPea installiert(nach mayiandjay.
      Noch Ideen?
      Danke!

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  14. Hi :-) Du hast 100%ig ein Treiberproblem, vielleicht hilft das?

    http://chinamobiles.org/showthread.php?33276-Anleitung-MTK6577-USB-VCOM-Treiber-Installation-Test-CWM-Recovery-Flash

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    1. Tatsache!! Es läuft wieder. Jedoch war es weniger der Treiber als das Problem, dass ich nachdem ich den Flash starte erst das Goophone einstecken darf...aber die Treiberinstallation hat mich auf das gebracht. Vielen lieben Dank!

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    2. Hey, Glückwunsch!!!! Der Donate Button ist oben rechts ;-P

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    3. Dankeschööööööööön :-)

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  15. hi. hab den root und cwm durch.
    kann man iwie auch andere launcher als default wählen. egal was ich tue. bei home kommt immer der iOS-kram un der is derbe langsam.

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    1. Du kannst natürlich Launcher nach Wahl installieren, nur den Homebutton sollte man nicht drücken ;) Ich hoffe mal, daß mal eine "pure Android" Firmware auftaucht, es gibt sie 100%ig, ich habe sie nur leider noch nicht finden können.

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    2. das ist eben das problem^^
      und die android-softbuttons funzn auch net so wie sie solln :/
      pure Android wäre mein wunschtraum - halt uns am laufenden.

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    3. Das werde ich auf jeden Fall tun :-)

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  17. i'm Koreans.
    English is not enough.

    What is the area of ​​the system by deleting the reboot by unscrewing the lock to open the lock screen only, no icon.

    Access recovery mode with only the basic features.

    SP_Flash_Tool_v3.1224.01 This can reinstall the rom?

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  18. Ich habe kein es file explorer auf meine goophone i5 n2.wie soll ich jetzt googleplay auf das gerat instalieren?

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    1. Entweder ersparst Du Dir die ganze Prozedur und flasht ein der Firmwares von oben oder Du lädst Dir den File Explorer aus dem Internet runter. Z.B.:

      http://www.apkmarket.de/es-file-explorer/

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  19. Weißt du ob oder bei welcher ROM die Synchronisation mit Outlook-Exchange-Kontos funzt?
    Hab meine Kontakte alle mit meinem Firmemmailkonto synchronisiert und will das Handy nur mit allen Kontakten zum "Daily Driver" machen.

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  20. Hi There can help me to bring back my goophone i5 alive

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  21. Do you have any solution to root the Thunderbird i5 lte??

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    1. Hi :-) Do you have a link to the phone so I can see the specs, please?

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    2. Download MTKDroidTools and enable usb debugging
      connect phone and press ROOT on the mtkdroid tool

      That's it.

      I will appreciate if you can help me Gábor Fekete or ColonelZap , there's a group on XDA waiting for a ROM for thunderbird i5 lte. Please if you can upload it we will appreciate. Thank you

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  22. Hi Colonel :-)

    Ich habe da auch ein riesen Problem. Hab ein Goophone y5 und wollte eine verbesserte rom draufspielen. Hab eine passende Rom runtergeladen, auf die interne SD geschmissen und hab dann dummerweise nochmal den Goophone root durchgeführt, bevor ich die neue rom im recovery mode installieren wollte.Handy ging aus und garnichts gingmehr. Ich kam nichtmal mehr in den recovery mode. Nun gut, hab dann einen unbrick durchgeführt und die recoveryrom mit dem flashtool geflasht. Kam dann wieder in den recovery mode und wollte die originale rom Y50901-ff-yj-001 (die ich nur auf die externe sd gespielt bekommen habe, weil beim versuch sie auf die interne zu verschieben immer eine fehlermeldung kam) installieren.
    Laut recovery mode ist die installation geglückt, aber wenn ich dann das Handy vom recovery mode aus wieder ausschalte und neustarte, bleibt es nur beim bootscreen mit dem Applezeichen hängen und nichts passiert mehr. Ich kanns dann nur noch durch 15sek. langes Drücken von Power- Hometaste wieder ausschalten. Mit dem Flashtool eine andere rom flashen funktioniert komischerweise auch nichtmehr, weil immer wenn ich die volume down taste gedrückt halte und nach dem starten des Downloads das Handy einstecke, startet es irgendwie im Factory Mode (Applezeichen wie beim Bootscreen, nur unten steht anstatt recovery mode -> factory mode). Und dann passiert nichts weiter.. muss dann warten bis der Akku leer ist, um dann wieder in den recovery mode kommen zu können :-(

    Hast du eine Ahnung, was ich noch tun kann?
    Mir sind die Ideen komplett ausgegangen :-(
    Wäre echt super, wenn du mir helfen könntest..

    Liebe Grüße

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    1. Hi :-)

      1. Beim Flashen muß Du keine Tasten drücken. Das Handy ist ausgeschaltet, Du klicks auf Download beim Falshtool und verbindest das Handy. Das sollte den Flashvorgang starten.

      2. Das Ding hat einen Resettaste neben der Kamera, Du muß also niemals warten bis der Akku leer ist.

      Viel Erfolg :-)

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    2. Danke für die schnelle Antwort :-)

      Dann werde ich das nochmal probieren.

      Das mit der Reset-Taste hab ich schon versucht :o
      Aber keine Nadel ist klein genug. Hab auch schon das Backcover abgenommen und versucht so irgendwie einen Resetknopf zu finden, bzw. zu treffen - ohne Erfolg.
      Nichtmal die kleinste Nähmaschinennadel passt durch :-(

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    3. Wie bitte? Ich kann da FAST mit einer Bleistift einen Reset machen und jede Stecknadel funktioniert auf jeden Fall! Bist Du sicher, daß Du ein Goophone i5 N2 hast?

      Ist ja merkwürdig!

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    4. Nein, ich hab das Goophone Y5 (Iphone 4s Klon).
      Da ist ein Loch oben neben dem Input für Klinkerstecker, aber da geht keine Nadel durch.

      Naja, blöd gelaufen :-(
      hatte gehofft, dass softwaretechnisch keine Unterschiede zwischen den beiden Handy vorhanden sind - deswegen hab ich als letzte Hoffnung bei dir mal nachgefragt.
      Finde sonst nichts im Netz und weiß auch nicht, was ich noch machen soll.. -.-

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    5. Ein Goophone Y5???? Mist, das mußte ja in die Hose gehen, das ist ja komplett anderes Handy mit andere Hardware :-(

      Suche mal auf Youtube nach Videos von mayiandjay, der gute Mann hat sich sehr intensiv mit dem Handy beschäftigt.

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    6. Ein Versuch war es wert!
      Trotzdem vielen Dank für deine Hilfe, ich werd mich mal weiter durch den ganzen Kram fuchsen :-)

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    7. Viel Erfolg :-) Solange das Handy noch reagiert, wenn man es mit dem Rechner verbindet, stehen die Chancen sehr gut, daß man es retten kann. Ich hatte day Y5 leider nie, kenne mich damit nicht aus :-(

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  23. Hi Colonel, I really hope you can help me. I recently bought a Goophone i5 Lte MTK6573 Android 2.3 Dual Sim Card Dual Standby 4.0 inch Capacitive Screen smartphone from FastCardtech. See http://www.fastcardtech.com/Goophone-i5-Lte
    Recently after doing a factory reset, it does not start to home screen, it just stuck on the apple boot logo.
    When I boot into Recovery mode, I get a White Triangle and Green Android. None of the options on the recovery menu work, I have to take out the battery to shutdown.
    Do you have a ROM and instructions for this phone?

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    1. Sorry but I don't have anything for your phone :-(

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    2. This may very well be a thunderbird i5, try to apply this rom.

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  24. hello colonnello.la of batterria, I goophone i5 n2 does not work.
    I wanted to know if I replace it with an iphone 5.
    Rigrazio for the replies.
    hello

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    1. Hi :-) I never opened the phone, I have no idea which one might fit?

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  25. hi colonel!
    kann man eig auch eine rom von anderen devices aufspielen wenn sie auch mit dem MTK6577 laufen?
    bzw wenn nicht, was muss da alles zusammenpassen?

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    1. Hi :-) Nein, das geht 100% NICHT, es muß ALLES zusammenpassen. Die Roms sind immer 100%ig nur für ein Gerät programmiert, jede Hardwarekomponente braucht ihre eigenen Treiber etc.

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  26. Hi, i have problem... Can you let me know how to rotate the screen.. even the video i cant rotate in to make it full screen...

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    1. Do you have "Easy Touch" installed? The little gray or blue button? You can click on settings there and enable the screen rotation from there.

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    2. yeah... thanks... i have found that... so many things need to learn.. but, and one more thing. in contact list, which ever i want to add photo it became "Unfortunately, the process android.process.acore has stopped..
      I tried for so many times.. i dont know what happening.. Wish could help me on this.. And, memory card is missing, when i see again in about phone there's still have total space : 16.00 but when connect to computer does not appear for the disk for memory card, i have missing all data..

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    3. I have my contacts synced with my google contacts and the pictures are displayed just fine. No clue about your memory card :-(

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  27. Hi Zap, i am really curious about your latest post on xda http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2121883&page=20

    Is that a new rom? :D
    Share plz :DDDD

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    1. Yes, I just got it, it's a "pure Android" rom :-)

      I'm still testing it a little. Also I'm tryting to add the virtual ICS navigation bar, so you can finally forget those "easy touch" or whatever apps :-)

      Stay tuned, I'll definitely make it public :-)

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  28. hello
    i don't know how i can know what version is my goophone i5 (lite, n2 ecc...)
    i can post the system info of antutu benchmark
    i want to know if i can install roms and recovery from this post
    thank you in advance

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    1. Hi :-)

      Does your phone have a 960x540 pixel resolution?

      Does it have a Goophone boot logo?

      Do you have a link where you bought it from?

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    2. Thanks for your answer!
      it have 960x540 pixel resolution
      it had goophone boot logo (i have changed it)
      i bought it from android sale

      p.s: i show my identity :-)

      thank you in advance

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    3. Another information


      How can i erase all ( recovery and rom) and install a new one?
      Thanks!

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    4. Well, you can flash an entire firmware via flashtool. But why do you want to do that?

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    5. Because i have followed mayandjay's video and i have installed chinese recovery. i want to overwrite it with cwm from this post (i don't know chinese)
      Is My goophone n2? If It is n2 i Will install one of the roms linked in this post

      Thank you in advance
      Davide

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    6. O.k., I see :-) If the recovery image from mayiandjay works on your phone, then you should have the same phone I have.

      You can either flash the cwm via flashtool or you can install it trough mobileuncle tools, if your phone is rooted.

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    7. i have now boot up my phone and suddenly is not working (it shows boot logo)
      i had rooted this phone two weeks ago
      how can i connect my device to computer? (my computer not recognise my phone)
      p.s: i can open the goophone with chinese recovery
      if i flash cwm the chinese recovery will be overwrited?

      Sorry for my english

      thank you in advance
      Davide

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    8. I really don't know what kind of driver problem you might how or how to fix it. If you flash a new recovery mode the Chinese one will be overwritten.

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    9. ok thanks!
      i try to install cmw and the rom with android interface
      tomorrow i will tell you if is all ok or i need some help
      thank you so much!!!

      Davide

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    10. i press volume + button and power button
      and it made a factory reset
      i booted up the goophone and i have installed cwm

      all done successfully!!

      thanks for all ColonelZap!!

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    11. Hey, congratulations!!! :-)

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  29. Hi ColonelZap!

    By any chance have you tried speaking through the phone on a car? I had a Hero H2000+ but the bluetooth didn't connect on my BMW. Do you know if this will work?

    Thanks for everything!

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    1. Sorry, I don't have anything like that in my car, so I can't test it :-(

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  30. Hello,
    I have got Goophone i5 n2. I can not download from Android market because of an error (code 492)
    Please how can I upgrade to pure Android?
    Thnx!

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    1. You can find the firmware on my blog, also check the comments, somebody made some useful improvements to it. It comes with a flashtool, it needs to flashed from your pc.

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  31. Hallo, ColonelZap. Ich habe mein i5 N2 bei fascardtech bestelt, rooted un dan die firmware von mayinjay instaliert. Ich habe bis jetzt folgende probleme.

    1. bei eingeshalteten 3G mobiles internet funkzoniert nicht.( es sieht man 3G und pfeilen zeihnen aber ist immer blaas und nicht aktiv. wen man auf nur 2G schaltet Sieht man E und pfeilen fet. Funkzioniert Opera mini, und orginal Email mit google account. das rest- browser, google play, und andere programme die internet brauchen geht nicht. Mit wi-fi naturlich alles einwandfrei.

    2. GPS funkzioniert nicht. Also auf dem panel blinkt das es sucht auf GPS signal aber keine programme, wie google maps, waze, navfree funkzioniert nicht.

    Etwas enliches wie bei diesen Kerl.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=29417826

    Ich bitte um hilfe.

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    1. Hollo nochmall, Auf sd disk habe ich folgende directory NaviOne gefunden. Es hat mehr als 3GB grosse. Eigentlich es sieht nach navigations dateein aus, aber auf telefon findet man nicht solche programm. Kann man das loeschen, oder nicht?

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  32. hi,

    i have a problem to install a rom on my goophone i5 mt6575, in the zip it doesnt have a "scatter text"

    can you help me ?

    sorry for my bad english

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    1. Hi :-) You always need a scatter file, I have the feeling whatever you downloaded is incomplete :-(

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    2. i have download all rom on your site ^^
      for install i just need to copy the zip file in the sd card and install in revovery mode ?

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  33. Hi colonel.....nothing for my gooapple v88 with MTk 6577?

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    1. Sorry, no, I don't have anything for your phone :-(

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  34. How can i backup my firmware before install?

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  35. Hallo Colonel, do you have other link for this

    Firmware from ??? (Flashtool included): CLICK

    This link by downloading didnt load, it means in beginning slow and after stops downloading.

    Thanks in advance

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    1. Hi :-) I will upload it somewhere else and then edit the link above. It'll take a while, my upload speed is very slow.

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  36. hi colonel there ara a new rom posted in 11/3/2013

    http://android-sale.com/blog/how-to-update-goophone-i5-rom/


    Fixes:

    - Default Language is English (Chinese on the stock software)
    - Chinese spam and bloatware removed.
    - All chinese apps were translated to english.
    - Slide to Unlock on all Languages (Not working on stock software)
    - Playstore Installed
    - Calendar Bug Fixed
    - Slide Poweroff on all languages (Not working on stock software)
    - Camara Bug Fixed (On previous software the images where blurried)
    - Increased Speed and Performance on all tasks
    - Clear Call History bug Fixed (Not working on stock software)
    - Contact delete bug fixed (Not working on stock software)
    - GPS menu bug fixed (Not working on stock software)
    - The possibility to install another launcher the users may like (Not possible on stock software)

    Aditional Features:

    - Mobile uncle tools installed
    - Titanium backup installed
    - Apn Manager installed (allow users to set up their own APN settings for 3G network)
    - Rebooter (allow users to reboot the phone in just 1 second)
    - Es File Explorer
    - The ROM is already rooted
    - A.I Type keyboard with iphone theme installed

    any review ??? the members in xda say it is fast rom and fixed alot of bugs

    thanks and regards

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    1. Thank you so much for this! I'll check it out when I find the time :-)

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    2. hello colonel not
      How to install

      - Wipe data / factory reset
      - Wipe Cache
      - Advanced -> Wipe Dalvik Cache
      - Install zip from sd card
      - Choose zip from sd card
      - Goophonei5-xda.zip -> install

      block remains red triangle with
      because I flashed with firmware from??? (Flashtool included) which is more on the download page to help me because he Moitiers English Chinese and French

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  37. Hi i have Goophone I5 , MTK 6577, Cpu Frequency 1998mhz, 512 Ram , 256rom ,16 GB SD, 4.2.1 android OS, screen resolution 858 x 480 pixels...
    This rom will work for me ? http://chinamobiles.org/downloads/zap/goophonei5rom.zip

    if not tell me what to do ... thanks a lot !

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    1. Hi :-)

      I don't think so, your specs sound like you have a completely different phone. Don't flash that, chances are it will brick you phone!

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    2. i have some bugs,also when i buy phone specs was mt 6575 but when i test with benchmark program i get other specs... and i mean that they have put rom for mt 6575 and have bugs aproximatelly once a day like lines in all colors on all screen and if i restart the phone all is ok... Now i conntact with seller and he will ask to factory about my phone specs and maybe will give me Rom for my model :) .

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    3. I must to tell you that we have some CPU but diffirent screen resolution and rom ( i have only about 200 mb)

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    4. Well, you definitely have a different phone, all you can hope for is to find a firware for your model that will work. THIS firmware definitely won't work for you.

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    5. what is the most important thing in phone for fireware compitability ?

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    6. Everything. Every single driver for each hardware component must be the right one. If (for example) a phone has a different display with a different resolution, a different display driver needs to be used. That's why you can so easy brick a phone if you flash a wrong firmware.

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  38. Hi ColonelZap,
    Due to a stupid error on my chinese MT655 i5, ( in the recovery, i can not select any option by any button combination) I can only flash a new android firmware into my phone via the smartphone flash tool.
    I just successfully flashed the Goophone i5 N2 Pure Android ICS Firmware. But now I wanted to try one of these modded i5 Firmwares, especially the mod by Manuxo as it says that all chinese applications are removed. However, the file structure of this firmare seems to be suitable for recovery but not for flashing with SP flash tool. Thus my question is, would it be possible ( and if so, how) to convert the structure of this modded firmware sothat it can be flashed by the smartphone flash tool?

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    1. Hi :-) I don't think you can change the format but you can flash the CMW based recovery (see above) and then flash any firmware from the recovery mode you want :-)

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    2. Hi Colonel, thanks to your advice, I have now installed de CWM and several of these modded firmware. None of the IOS like firmware, however, is able to setup a microsoft exchange mail account (I tried it via the option: icloud-> corporate mail, and also via third party applications. They all stuck when they are trying to access the exchange server).The pure android firmware in contrast, has no difficulties to set up the exchange account. Any idea why the IOS like software is failing?

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    3. Hi :-) Sorry, no idea but maybe the autor of this firmware can help you out?

      http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2131475

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  39. Hi, I need some help here.


    1st I have to root it, right?
    I'll be using Root_with_Restore_by_Bin4ry_v18.7z


    please guide me on how to install "Firmware from ??? (Flashtool included)"

    I have downloaded all files from the link, but I don't understand those steps :(

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  40. I am a complete noob... what should i do with the files? my iphone5 clone mtk6577 is buggy and i need to reinstall the rom what should i do... ? :/

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  41. i cannot bypass Android Recovery 3E and install goophonei5-xda.zip to my iPhone 5 clone via ROM Manager ~~ what should I do please?????

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  42. it work at all iphone5 clone? i want to update. but i don't know how. can you help me zap?

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    1. Hi :-) This will only work for this exact model, I wouldn't try it on any other phone.

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  43. hem . where i can find rom for my modal?

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    1. I don't know, SORRY :-( I only have roms for THIS phone.

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  44. hem. ok and thank info. how you get this rom ?

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    1. If you scroll up, you'll find a bunch of roms to download ;-)

      And there is another one:

      http://colonelzap.blogspot.de/2013/02/goophone-i5-n2-pure-android-ics-firmware.html

      Also, check the comments, other people posted something as well :_)

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  45. Hello! HEL ME PLEASE! I bought the goophone i5 from fastcardtech and when i inserte my sim, nothing happens, its just appear "no service" but i can see my sim contacts etc.... How can fix it?

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    1. Hi :-) Check if your IMEI is there

      *#06#

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    2. Hi, thank you zap for posting the videos and links, i really appreciate it

      um, i am having the same problem, even after updating the rom... i have no service in the corner of my screen and therefore cant make/receive any calls/messages

      any ideas?!?!

      (also sometimes it shows it is connected to network but it actually isnt)
      Thanks

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  46. Hey Zap!!!

    ive been trying to install costum recovery image both yours and mayiandjays with mobile uncle like mayiandjay·does it but i only get the stock boot....any ideas?

    best regards
    /Vic

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    1. Hi :-)

      Is your phone rooted? Are you sure you have the exact same phone I have? It should work!

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  47. phone is rooted using mayiandjays instructions...got superuser and granted acssess to mobile uncle...and it is the original goophone i5 n2 from fastcardtech with the mtk 6577 and the 2 sensors to the left of the headphone speaker and the micro sim slot + fire connector.. altho i dont know if its a later version of the goophone i5 cause the stock "recovery 3e" is in english and it came with google play preinstalled...have been looking through forums but i feel stuck with no solution...was thinking if it would be posible to flash CMW from the computer but i dont know...what flashtool should i use in that case do u think?`.. or do you have annother idea?

    thanx!

    /Vic

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  48. CWM clockworkmode that is... not cmw :P

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  49. Hi again!

    just found this http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=39669551

    gonna check it out and see if it works...semes to be the v88 with the english stock recovery...but feel free share your thoughts about the matter if you have something else!!

    Super thanx for the good work ur doing!

    /Vic

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  51. didnt work :( .... and now im in the pooper cause it wont even boot in to the stock recovery...it just skips it all together and goes strait in to the phone like normal....power (+) works to get in to factory mode but power (-) is all gone.....HELP :-S

    /Vic

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    1. Hi Vic :-)

      I flashed the CWM-recovery from above using the SP-Flashtool. I never tried to flash a recovery using mobile uncle tools but I have been told that it works as well. So, no idea why it doesn't work for you?!? :-(

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    2. ok...well.. im gonna try that then....otherwise i dont know what more to do except flashing the phone from the computer....thing is i wanted to back up the stock rom because the one i got with the phone is not that bad...some minor bugs but overall pretty good..got an antutu score of 5940...they have a new update on talkingmobi fastcardtech claims to be the latest one but i dont know if its the same or what...well...hope i dont crash the complete phone...hehhh :P

      /Vic

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    3. Hi there again!

      Im sorry zap but im starting to feel retarded..... i cant even manage to flash recovery with SP-flashtool.....i load the scatter file on tu ot and check recovery and set the flashing to usb port but nothing happens....in stays on 0% i have all the drivers installed on the computer and all should be fine but no....could it be higher powers telling me to just let it be?...ive flashed samsung phones b4 so im somewhat familiar to this...

      if no solution a word of comfort grate goophone master!

      /Vic

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    4. Hi :-)

      I don't know this but I bet you have a driver problem?!?
      Check this out, maybe it'll help?

      http://chinamobiles.org/showthread.php?33276-Anleitung-MTK6577-USB-VCOM-Treiber-Installation-Test-CWM-Recovery-Flash

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    5. almost works....the mtk icon in the devicemanager appears and disappears so fast that theres no time to update the driver.....but im working on it....

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    6. So mr Zap... heres the storry if its of any intrest.... i tryed flashing the rom but it bricked my phone completly.... it was connecting and disconnecting all the time...when ever the battery load animation would come on it would cut connection with the computer...witch was the reason it bricked in the first place... so i flashed the ????? rom with the flash tool and got it working again since it wouldnt disconnect when bricked.....and now all is up and running again...have the old or what looks like the old system recovery back and the rom works just finge... i did notice that it sayes that its the v18...the one i had b4 was v27...it wad more animations and was more iphonelike.....but main thing is that its working and im sure that the rom i had b4 is out there somewhere....gonna see if i have any success with the mobitalk rom that fastcardtech claims to be the stock one.....have not been able to download it yet since connection from the chinese page is crap...and well.. if you know something about the latest stock rom feel free to buzz me....thanz so much again!! the work ur doing has no prize!!

      BR
      /Vic

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    7. I am also looking for the new version...

      Am trying to download this

      "Goophone i5 n2 Apple.rar"

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    8. Hi Vick, it looks like there are more than one goophone, and your problems look like mine, but I have lost my recovery image. Do you have a copy for me?

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  52. Hey, iam looking for an TWRP Recovery and possible Dialer Codes for this Device http://www.fastcardtech.com/goods.php?id=8176 - hope anyone can help me here

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    1. Sorry but I only have a CMW-Recovery for this phone. What kind of dialer codes do you mean?

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    2. like *#*0066# for the bootanimation - i also found a video of an goophone that could change between iOS Themed UI and Android UI with an dialer code

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    3. I know what you mean but that's a different phone, that code won't work on the i5 N2. I don't think there are any other "secret" codes out there, other than the engineer mode:

      *#*#3646633#*#*

      that MIGHT work but be careful what you do there!!!

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  53. hello I have a problem with the signal seen networks sim card but I can not connect to my wifi work they have done and just skip the video call and gps works I installed everything and have 2 weeks since tried to solve the problem and we did

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  54. Can someone help me I did not sign the SIM card

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  55. Hey zap!! funny April fools joke.....hahaha

    hey... do you know anything about the new goophone password on their roms? manuxo said it used to be "www.goophone.hk" but that they changed it just 2 months ago....and ive been trying to find it but with no success so ye... thought maybe u knew or know where to get it. got the latest v24 international stock rom downloaded now but no password to extract it :S ...

    Best Regards
    /Vic

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    1. Hi Vic :-)

      Sorry, no clue, I never used any of the official roms.

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  56. Hat jemand von euch auch schon einmal das ZopoTool zum Einspielen des Custom Recoverys bei einem Goophone verwendet?

    herzlichen dank!

    thomas

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  57. Sorry, i just noticed that this forum is in english. so once again my question in english, has somebody ever used Zopotool to change the Custom Recovery at a GooPhone?

    thanks a lot!

    thomas

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    1. I haven't but it SHOULD(?!?) work with Mobileuncle Tools (so I have been told, I flashed the recovery via SP Flashtool).

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  58. hi
    I have Goophone i5, however in settings the model is PULID F16, 4.0.4, MAUI.11AMD.W12.22.SP.V5.
    I have rooted with root_with_restore_v18 however I cannot find a compatible Recovery image, I flashed few with unclemobile tool etc but not working.
    Please guide or point in the right direction?
    Thank you

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    1. Hi :-) Sorry, no idea where you could find a recovery image for your phone. If this one isn't working then you must have a different phone than I have.

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    2. hi thanks for your reply, what is the difference in emmc scatter and mtd scatter? I may need cmw for mtd6 partition with scatter file. Can you help please?
      thank you

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  59. Hallo Colonel , i have a goophone i5 1g ram mtk 6577, if possibile have o there is a ( cwm recovery.img or twrp recovery.img)with a option zip backup ?
    now i have a cwm recovery 6.0.1.2(by n2k1) but don't have that option for zip backup.
    can you help me ! thank very much !

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    1. Hi :-) I am a little confused?!? I always make Nandroid backups with the CWM recovery from N2k1, it works just fine for me.

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    2. hi, when press power on and volum -for enter backup recovery and i want backup i have only optizion (tar o dup ) i don't have a (zip). the recovery image work but not have a zip , i want only file to backup.
      and i have this app(online nandroid backup) you use this app ?
      because i have this app and when press button star backup i see this message (script version 8.1 backup not working properly ? press menu and select apply patch to check for patch.) i press menu apply patch, and open another menu to select device but my device is not in the list. :(

      or you use another apps nandroid backup !
      please if possible send me your apps nandroid backup and image recovey(if different with my version ?) with zip option backup.
      i found on youtube a video for install a new recovey

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZSzpw2OVvMlist=UUemr5DdVlUMWvh3dW0SvUwQ&index=12

      by mayiandjay , this recovery is a twrp but is a cinese languagge and i don't understand it , is better to english :) .
      i read in more forum the trwp have a zip backup option and cwm recovery have a zip backup up to version 6.0.1.5 (but is true ? ) .
      thank!

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  60. Hey Colonel :) Welche Firmware soll ich nehmen ?

    Welche ist aktuell die beste

    Für mein Goophone I5 N2 brauche ich doch einmal Custom Recovery und die Firmware ?

    Wie installiert man das Custom und Firmware ?

    Kannst du mir das kurz erklären :)

    Dankeschön :)

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  61. hi :) Colonel , i found the tools for build a trwp and cwmn recovery , i build a 3 recovery trwp
    1) v2.3.2.3
    2) v2.4.2.0
    3) v2.4.4.0
    the 3 version work full only problem the touch slide which confirms the operation stops in the middle and back i don't undesrtant if a problem my goophone i5 i don't have another for testing :(
    the cwmn recovery build a 2 versione
    1)v 6.0.1.5 is stable and full work and i have it my goophone i5
    2)v 6.0.2.8 some bug in backup...

    I would like to share if they are useful to the community

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    1. Hi :-)

      Why don't you upload it somewhere and post a link here. I'm sure people will appreciate it :-)

      Thanks :-)

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  62. ok just a time for upload all... !

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    1. Probably your trwp and cwm revoverys its the tools I need for flash a ROM on my Goophone , please upload and share ASAP.

      Thanks !!

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  63. Hey, do you have an Stock Android with OnScreen Buttons enabled? Ive seen a german Review with that ROM, but the Video Autor hasnt shared the ROM yet.

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  64. Hi :-) Check this out:

    http://colonelzap.blogspot.de/2013/02/goophone-i5-n2-pure-android-ics-firmware.html

    Check out this comment there:

    netxqFebruary 21, 2013 at 11:51 PM

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  65. I people finally i upload in my space the recovery image CWM and TRWP .

    I test all on my phone. is a goophone i5 1GB ram Mtk 6577 ( iphone 5 n2 )
    for upoload image use sp flash tools or app installed in your smartphone ( rom manager clocworkmod or similiar ) :)

    http://sdrv.ms/13LHakq

    there is a two folder CWM and TRWP

    in the folder CWM there is 7 files

    1) cmwn_6.0.1.5.recovery.img --- this is a recover image cmw version 6.0.1.5 and I test it and full work !
    2) cmwn_6.0.1.5.recovery.img --- this is a tool for build a personal recovery cwm 6.0.1.5 for MTK 65xx i used it !
    3) goophonei5cwm6.0.1.2.recovery.zip ---- this is a recover image cmw version 6.0.1.2 by n2k1 and Colonel Zap thank's full work !
    4) michfood-cwmr-6028-BM.7z this is a tool for build a personla recovery cmw 6.0.2.8 for MTK 65xx
    5) Port cwmr 6015 is a pdf for use and how to build recovery tools
    6) recovery.6028.cwmn.img this is a recover image cmw version 6.0.2.85 and I test it and have a problem for backup I don't test it full again!
    7) v18-original-recovery-no-moded.img this a original recovery.img when buy a new phone

    in the folder TRWP there is a 9 files
    1) Auto Root via TWRP V2.4.2.0 - Rev01.pdf is a document read it !
    2) majandj trwp cina Goophone i5 recovery.img.rar is a trwp in cina language there is a video on youtube
    3) michfood-Port-TWRP-V2.4.2.0-Varun.Chitre15-V2.7z this a tool for build persnol recovery trwp v.2.4.2.0
    for MTK 65xx
    4) michfood-Port-TWRP-V2.4.4.0-Javum.7z this a tool for build persnol recovery trwp v.2.4.4.0 for MTK 65xx
    5) Port TWRP V2.3.2.3 updated V6.pdf is a pdf for use and how to build recovery tools
    6 )twrp 2.4.2.0 image.img this is a recovery touch image TRWP v.2.4.2.0 i test it and work but i have only problem for slide go and back !!!!??!!
    7) twrp_2.3.2.3.recovery.img this is a recovery touch image TRWP v.2.3.2.3 i test it and work but i have only problem for slide go and back !!!!??!!
    8) V6-michfood-TWRP-V2.3.2.3.zip this a tool for build persnol recovery trwp v.2.3.2.3 for MTK 65xx
    9) v18-original-recovery-no-moded.img this a original recovery.img when buy a new phone


    use at your own risk know what you do, I am not responsible for the incorrect use of the software if you damage your smartphone.

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  66. Thank you so much for that! :-)

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  67. Hey, i tried a few roms yesterday, but cant find a good one, i need one with working GPS, Google Sync, Mute Switch and Play Store.

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  68. Hi Colonel, I tried to load your new ROM, but my Goophone i5 showed the message " failed to verify signature". Can you advice me what to do?

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    1. Hi :-) Did you flash the custom recovery first?

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    2. It looks like my android system files are locked. I cannot copy files to the /system/app folder. The phone is rooted, viz superuser,but I cannot remove or change files nor change mod files to fix the contacts issue. Any idea what this causes. (and yes flashing does not work as well)

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    3. Hi :-)
      Either your phone isn't rooted properly or you didn't change the read/write options (I don't know which file explorer you are using?).

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    4. You are right on the R/W optio, but then things got worse, I replaced the contact apk's to fix the error and now the contacts are gone. While checkling i saw that the files are dated. and it appears now to me that this may not be a goophone, given the error code. However, do you, or anybode else have the original contacts files in app/system, dated from 1august 2008?

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  69. A new website just launched: http://mygoophone.com/

    There you will find different ROMs for the GooPhone i5 lite (i5 N2 QHD) like LEWA, MIUI, Pure ICS, iOS (comming soon)

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  70. Arg, device dead - can switch it on but only black screen :( PC still found the device, no recovery, no bootloader, no rom access - befor it died, recovery was unable to mount sdcard to flash a rom.

    Help, what can i do?

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    1. If your pc still recognizes the phone then you can try to flash a firmware that needs to be flashed via Flashtool.

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    2. Do you have the stock international FW from FCT for flashing with SPTools incl. Bootloader and Recovery? Than i could try it, i dont hope i have to replace the sdcard :/

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    3. Sorry but I don't. All I have you can find right here.

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  71. hello,
    i bought a while ago a goophone i5 from android-sale.com (http://android-sale.com/goophone-i5.html). since there are so many different versions out of this phone i wanted to ask, how can i find out which model i have? i would like to install a different recovery image and also better firmware, but i dont wonna brick the phone with the wrong software, which was made for a different phone.

    thanks a lot!
    thomas

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    1. Hi Thomas :-)

      If you really have the one from the link, then I am pretty sure it's the same one we are talking about here. Check of TWO sensors on the front and for the 960x540 pixel resolution.

      No guarantees, though.

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    2. hello colonel ;)
      thanks for your fast answer, my goophone does have two sensors and also a 960x540 pixel resolution, so i guess it the goophone i5 N2. since the original firmware is not the best, what would you advice as the best (fastest, stable, ...) firmware for this phone.for me it doesnt need to look like an iphone, so that´s not important.

      thanks a lot!
      thomas

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    3. Hi :-) I like the "pure Android" firmware the best, also to be found on this blog. Make sure to check out the comments, somebody posted a very nice version there.

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  72. Colonel, I am afraid that there are clones of Goophone, and I would laugh sinically if I had not bought one. My Goophone has one sensor and gives signature verification faiures when trying to load a ROM meant for the real Goophone. So Colonel, can you please tell everybode here where a REAL Goophone can be bought.

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  73. Well, I ordered this one:

    http://tinyurl.com/b57pwrx

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  74. hello colonel,
    i wonna install a new recovery rom on my goophone i5, but i never did that before. i am a little worried that i will pick a wrong recovery rom and i wanted to ask, what would happened if i flash the phone with a wrong recovery rom?

    thank you very much,
    thomas

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  75. Hey, i need a bit help improving the GooPhone ROMs fo
    The new community starting on http://www.mygoophone.com

    http://88.191.136.34/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=8

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  76. Hi Colonel,
    install CWM (restore custom) went wrong, how do I restore the CWM itself. My machine is this description below:

    Brand: ALPS
    CPU: MT6589
    CPU Model: ARMv7 Processor (VFPv3, NEON)
    SCREEN RESOLUTION: 640x1136
    Screen density: 24 dpi
    VENDOR GPU: Imagination Technologies
    BUILD NUMBER: ALPS.ICS2.MP.V1.20
     
    Where appropriate meeting ROMs for this device already searched all over the internet.
    Thank you.

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  77. The platform is: MT6575_S01 (Copy iphone 5) CWM (. Img download e Scatter) and flash tool
    where to find?

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  78. Hi Colonel, my goophone i5 N2 is displaying as unrecognised in my device manager which is leading to only charging the phone and not picking it up on my PC. please help i have spent hours trying to download driver etc but no luck.

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  79. Hallo Colonal,
    erstmal vielen dank für deine coole Seite durch dich hatte ich überhaupt keine probleme mein goophone zu flashen.
    Aber ich habe ein Ladekabel Problem, meins ist kaputt und das original Iphone kabel bewirkt überhaupt nichts. Hast du eine gute Alternative für mich oder gibt es vielleicht irgendwo ein aufbauplan für das löten von dem Kabel. Ich danke dir schonmal und mach weiter so

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    1. Hi :-) Das Problem mit Kabel habe ich schon öfters lesen müssen, schau mal bei Chinamobiles.org vorbei, da wurde das schon öfters angesprochen. So "spontan" kann ich Dir leider nicht sagen welches Kabel funktioniert :-(

      Und DANKESCHÖN :-)

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    2. So nach stöbern bei Youtube bin ich auf dieses Kabel gestossen http://www.ebay.de/itm/290939195310?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649, einfach bei Ebay unter led Ladekabel Iphone 5 suchen. Heute angekommen und tatata das Goophone wird geladen und funktioniert. Bis jetzt war das Kabel also nur das Problem.

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    3. 1000 Dank für die Info :-)

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    4. China try to convince us it's an iPhone 5S - Beware Goophone i5 the first Clone of iphone 5

      i'm Disappointment when you buy the iPhone Clone Goophone i5, i've got problem with charger Cable , Battery not charged and After the iPhone total lie .

      SOLUTION To Fix it :
      http://www.iphone-i5.blogspot.com
      http://www.iphone-i5.blogspot.co.uk

      There are no undisputed phone iPhone real, I have purchased a phone Chinese clone iPhone 5, the fact is wonderful in terms of memory and games and applications easy download from Google Play, but the great disaster that there is a problem in the charger cable, are not working with him and the battery soonlose strength during the half-hour.

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  80. Hi there.
    I puchase an Goophone I5 but the USB conection dosn´t work. I plug the cable on computer and the windows dosn´t reconize the fone, nothing happen, and can´t access the internal memory of the fone to transfer files, videos and fotos.
    Could you help tell me if there is any configuration to make it available?

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  81. i deleted the easy touch app.... how can i recover it, now i can't even delete contacts...

    Please help

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    1. Can't you just install it from the play store?

      https://play.google.com/store/search?q=easy%20touch

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