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if the computer still detects it it can be saved so its not totally dead the update.zip wont install via sp tool there is a gionee firmware u can try but it might kill the phone with certain files will just have to uncheck them does sp tool detect ur phone? i backed up my 4.2.2 system.img i'll upload it and then u can try it on sp tool
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Default 4.2.2 system.img

well here it is https://www.dropbox.com/s/gd95xz06j2...ystem.img?dl=0
you may need to rename it to android.img maybe but try system first

hey could u upload the drivers u used for ur phone i installed almost every driver known to man kind and mtk tools still doesn't recognize the device
 
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well here it is https://www.dropbox.com/s/gd95xz06j2...ystem.img?dl=0
you may need to rename it to android.img maybe but try system first

hey could u upload the drivers u used for ur phone i installed almost every driver known to man kind and mtk tools still doesn't recognize the device
Just downloading now.

I was using the drivers that windows installs 'from the phone' when you plug it into windows. Those drivers worked fine... I then started messing around with downloaded drivers (probably all the same ones you have tried) and all of them just did the same thing or didn't work.

FYI, MTK Tools no longer detects my phone. It only detected it when it was booted (in CWM for me, I never tried it when it was actually working, in the OS). My phone only gets detected in 'device manager' and 'SP flashtool' sometimes.

I can upload all the drivers I tried downloading, but I think the more drivers you install, the more incompatibility there is... In the end I downloaded USBDeview and uninstalled all the 'phone' related drivers on my computer, then just used the drivers that automatically get installed when you plug your phone in.


I'm just researching how to flash this system.img file you have uploaded (thanks), using SP Tools. If you've done it before could you let me know how? I don't want to mess anything else up now.

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I managed to install Gionee Elife s5.5 ROM using SP Flashtool easily, and my phone now works!! Well, sort of.

The screen keeps freezing, touch screen keeps now working (have to press sleep button, to refresh it).

I am hoping the OTA update will fix all these problems! Fingers crossed...

I really want to get the Blu Vivo iv firmware though, as there are loads of chinese characters on this phone, even with English language on.

If anyone could backup their phone using MTK tools, and upload the entire backup for me and everyone else that needs it, that would be great! Then anyone who bricks their phone could unbrick it by flashing the firmware useing SP Flashtool!

Thanks for eveyrone's help especially taalibj01!!!! You are a legend!
 
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Battery Full Don't know how it's possible but here it is Blu Firmware files!!!!!

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I managed to install Gionee Elife s5.5 ROM using SP Flashtool easily, and my phone now works!! Well, sort of.

The screen keeps freezing, touch screen keeps now working (have to press sleep button, to refresh it).

I am hoping the OTA update will fix all these problems! Fingers crossed...

I really want to get the Blu Vivo iv firmware though, as there are loads of chinese characters on this phone, even with English language on.

If anyone could backup their phone using MTK tools, and upload the entire backup for me and everyone else that needs it, that would be great! Then anyone who bricks their phone could unbrick it by flashing the firmware useing SP Flashtool!

Thanks for eveyrone's help especially taalibj01!!!! You are a legend!
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qt0i6d2og8...T8493.zip?dl=0
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I hereby nominate you for a knight-hood. I will contact the Queen and get her to knight you 'Sir Amazing'!!! I'm downloading now, will let you know how it goes and if it all works correctly!!!
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Default Blu vivo iv drivers

these drivers are for gionee and Blu vivo iv just install its auto install so its easy
https://www.dropbox.com/s/x8umdofqgw..._Test.rar?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/yk08ekq3hf...336.1.rar?dl=0
 
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If you have bricked your Blu Vivo iv, or installed a custom recovery therefore could not upate OTA to KitKat 4.4.2, look here!

So everyone who needs to flash the new KitKat firmware from Blu follow these instructions!



Download the following file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/qt0i6d2og8...T8493.zip?dl=0
(Supplied by the amazing 'taalibj01')

If you have not previously installed the MTK drivers (usually installs from the phone when you plug it into the computer) please download and install from here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/x8umdofqgw..._Test.rar?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/yk08ekq3hf...336.1.rar?dl=0

Also download/extract SP Flash tool from here (latest version): http://androidxda.com/smart-phone-flash-tool


Before you start, when you connect your 'powered off' phone via USB cable whilst holding the up button, your phone should be recognised in 'device manager' as 'MTK COM USB (COM4)' or something similar, under the 'Ports (COM & LPT)' section. If it is not, then you need to install the relevant drivers (above).


Now you are ready to get started.

Turn off your Vivo iv phone and disconnect it from USB.

Unzip the BLU_D970l_V11_GENERICK_T8493.zip file to any location.

Open SP Flash Tool, and click the 'scatter-loading' button.

Navigate to the unzipped BLU_D970l_V11_GENERICK_T8493 firmware folder.

Double click the MT6592_Android_scatter.txt file

SP Flash Tool will then list all of the files it has read form the scatter file and automatically 'tick/check' each of the 'preloader/MBR/EBR1/UBOOT/BOTIMG etc... files.

Most guides will tell you to press the select 'Download' from the drop down menu, but I kept getting an error message, but if you highlight 'Firmware Upgrade' from the drop down box, you should be fine.

Click the 'Download' green button.

Now plug your phone in whilst holding 'volume up' button.

SP Tools should recognise the phone, and the bar along the bottom should turn RED. The phone will disconnect, then recconnect again after a few seconds, and the bar will turn Yellow and it will say 'Formatting', then it will Flash the files to your phone which should take 30 seconds or so.

After it is done, a nice green circle saying DONE will pop up. You can now disconnect your phone, wait a few seconds, then power on using the power button.

All Done!!! KITKAT is now installed on your bricked phone!


Enjoy!

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