Kitkatify our beloved Q3000 before the official release.
Android kitkat 4.4.2 for MTK6589 devices is released.
This is a tutorial for all to install kitkat 4.4.2.
I Will Not Be Responsible For Any Brick or Any Problem.....
So Flash At Your Own Risk.
This ROM flashes every partition and DOES change anything.
SO chances of brick are ther but still, please keep nandroid Backup ready which will be used if you find issues in the process so that you can revert back to your old system.
Kitkat flash files from hadiyalkishan
SP flash tools
working computer or laptop with usb cable.
our beloved XOLO Q3000 with android JB off course.
little patience courage and slight brain.
So lets get started
1. Driver installation
install android usb drivers and vcom drivers.
Plug in ur mobile with usb cable when switch on. let windows recognize it and install drivers.
Plug in ur mobile with usb cable when switch off. let windows recognize it and install drivers.
Plug in ur mobile with usb cable when switch off, after connection press power button once. let windows recognize it and install drivers.
You can skip above part if you already know what this all about.
2. Taking backups
Backup all ur apps, data installed.
Save all files from ur internal storage.
internal storage going to get formatted.
also backup ur nvram in mtktools (just in case for safty)
Extract kitkat files in a separate folder.
shut down ur phone.
start SP Flash Tool v5.1352.01
load the scatter file from the folder.
If you using version 5.13 it will look like this
if android is not selected please click on it and browse to folder and select system.img
uboot not present here. click it and select file named "LK"
If you using version 3.13 it will look like this
all files will be selected without issues
start flashing procedure by pressing download button.
plug in ur powered off xolo Q3000.
There will green colored logo at the end off process.
if everything goes well its ok your done.
Just take out the phone.
remove battery once.
place it again
5. Trouble shooting
If at all there is any error in process please follow these steps
most common error that i faced was pmt changed error as shown below
or in 3.13
dont panic everything is under control
Now close spf tools
browse to the kitkat file folder
rename MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc.txt to MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc.txt.bak
copy here the downloaded scatter file.
follow the flash procedure as mentioned above.
U will see a green coloured logo.
You have kitkat now on your mobile.
5. Trouble shooting before restarting
Now pull out battery.
put battery in
keep vol up button pressed and then press power button till xolo logo appers
release both button and
just press power button once
You will go into stock android recovery
recovery option will come
just use vol down button for scrolling
select factory reset
press vol up button for execution
then select restart.
6. Further Trouble shooting after restarting
Suppose accidentally in hurry u restarted mobile.
u will see nice boot animation and suddenly
Dont panic again
just press reset phone.
phone will restart
IF it wont go further press rest phone twice thrice
pull out battery and put in again and restart.
NOW enjoy ur kitkat 4.4.2 on xolo Q3000.
You can clearly notice
The size of internal storage is around 4gb.
Thats why we need to backup internal storage as its get formatted in process.
If you browse apps you can see there is already super user app
It means it is prerooted.
6. Further Trouble shooting in kitkat
If at all superuser not working use root genius to root your phone.
Next most imp thing is sd card permissions.
its disabled in kitkat by defalut.
so u just use this app or manually put platform.xml in system/etc/permission ( u will get this anywhere just google)
1. KitKat SD Card Full Access.
If you have any query or doubts regarding whole procedure please feel free to pm.
Yes this process involves risk of bricking your phone, but thanks to mediatek as there chipsets are bootloader unlocked and we can revert back from any worst possible conditions.
hadiyalkishan - for the stock kitkat rom.
rufus.reynolds & Jagadish-ravi - for testing the whole procedure after showing faith in me
m0han - for timely assistance and links provision.
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