Originally Posted by SuperAnt
Turns out that the CWM Recovery Backup was very helpful for the kitchen and it worked, now I can make a custom ROM for MT6572 mbk72_wet_jb3 Devices, I will soon post a tutorial of how I did all of it, as soon as I finish a Custom ROM.
I hope this can make someone happy soon.
Gr8 stuff , did You manage to finish this tutorial , will make me verry happy.
While playing around with custom roms and android kitchen to better understand Android , i am stuck at stock system recovery on a Korean clone device. (mtk6572 device)
I can flash the device , and i have no /system partition , just enough to boot and load recovery. (preloader.bin , uboot.bin , boot.img and recovery.img backed up from stock and flashed)
I need to flash the system.img and load android on the device , but i do not have the system.img file i just have the /system folder extracted from it before it died and trying to create a .zip file and flash it using the stock recovery.
When trying to apply any update i always get
Error: Invalid OTA package, missing scatter
I tried all different stuff i though about , adding scatter file, extracting/editing the zip files (updater-script/update-script) replace the update-binaries with the ones for my phone , the problem is all the attempt results are the Installation aborted , with no errors or hints on what is going on , and read the posts about recovery.log (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=633246
) but logs are not generated in this stock recovery and no options to show them or send them to /sdcard.
I am using the kitchen provided by dsixda.
P.S: thanks alot for this kitchen it just makes life alooooot easier and u can actually learn the process with great information's.
The second error i get ( Invalid OTA ...) makes me thing the update-binaries are correct and its being executed , so i used the kitchen to add the scatter file for my device , sign the package and upload it , but then the wierd thing is i get the first error again , confusing cz i do not know where and how to trace my problem , tried to understand how the updater-script is made and try to display some info in it just to see if its executed but no luck , just the installation aborted message!!!
Can any one point me on to a tutorial explaining what exactly happens when you are in system recovery , and try to apply update from sdcard and choose the update?
Is there any difference between how these updates are executed in different devices/roms/android versions ?
Sorry for making this post to long ( i feel i am sending an email lol) , just needed to be clear and give as many info as i got to help solve this issue.
Thanks in advance.
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Originally Posted by chronograff
Hey my friend I am looking to customize my ROM for:
Model Number: Android
Android Version: 4.2.2
Baseband Version: MOLY.WR8.W1315.MD.WG.MP.V4.P5, 2013/09/04
Kernel Version: 3.4.5
Build Number: ALPS.JB3.MP.V1.6
But having problems getting the ROM from the device:
doing: cat /proc/emmc
- gives me
partno: start_sect nr_sects partition_name
emmc_p1: 00000400 00000002 "ebr1"
emmc_p2: 00004800 00005000 "protect_f"
emmc_p3: 00009800 00005000 "protect_s"
emmc_p4: 0001ba00 00145000 "android"
emmc_p5: 00160a00 000c0000 "cache"
emmc_p6: 00220a00 00100800 "usrdata"
emmc_p7: 00321200 0040c600 "fat"
and doing: cat /proc/mtd
dev: size erasesize name
- no mounts
Have you any ideas?
did you tried mtkdroid tools?
below is copied from a link , but you know new users cannot post urls.
1. Connect your phone and run downloaded MTKDroidTools.exe. After few seconds your phone info should be displayed.
2. Go to "Root, Backup, Recovery" tab. Backup button is now disabled. Click the "Root" button on the bottom to get root access to your phone.
3. You will receive a pop-up message requesting your approval for root access. You may also receive a confirmation on phone screen. The pop-up message may differ if your phone is not already rooted.
4. Now, the Backup button and other disabled buttons should be enabled.
5. You may select "Backup userdata and cache" if you want to backup your user data and settings. Click Backup button. The process will start. You can select "Yes" for "Packing backup?" question during process if you want to compress backup into a zip file.
6. When the backup is complete, go to your MTKDroidTools folder and open backups. You will find the compressed backup zip file and uncompressed files there. You can use SP Flash tool to restore your ROM when needed.