This is awesome news to start the Year!
Is anyone going to to a step by step guide with relevant tools and links?
Can someone post a video?
The watch still won't turn on after being on charge all night. Any ideas?
It's working on a Z8 and a Callisto 100 and has bricked my PW306 (hopefully not permanently). This is very early and definitely not safe. Wait a week and Kuronosan will probably have added this kernel to his KK ROM (he's had it ready for a while, just needing a working kernel).
use this method for unova ironman firmware
Steps: download the firmware from this
extract it, then rename factory_NONmodified_recovery.img to recovery.img
then use scatter in the attachment, do firmware upgrade
after finished, enter recovery then do factory reset
This didn't work, but I sorted it out. Turns out I had a bad preloader flashed.
Hello Google searcher! Your smart watch isn't permanently bricked.
It turns out if the bottom right corner of SP Flash Tools says "MTK USB", your preloader is borked (like mine was). In this mode you can only flash your correct preloader, no other components. Afterwards, it will say "Preloader VCOM", and you can then flash all components (but make sure the preloader is compatible). If it gets any errors, reseat the battery before each flash attempt. If it still gets errors, it's probably just the drivers. You need VCOM and MTK USB drivers separately, and Windows tries to install Alcatel ones for both). These watches/phones are completely unbrickable as long as you keep a backup.
I followed this on my Podor PW306 (but I kept my stock preloader), and I'm now running an IRONMAN 4.4.2 ROM! This is a proper 4.4.2 ROM with 3.4.67 kernel (early 6572 releases still used the JB 3.4.5 kernel). Ugly icons, no Google apps and no root, but good security options, new better watchfaces and only one bloatware app (QQ and Baidu can be uninstalled). I've since flashed TWRP through SPFT, but it will only boot to TWRP the first time after install and cannot see internal or external SD contents. Therefore I could not install SU and cannot gain root adb so the ROM is secure (maybe modify the ROM before flash?). You can install APKs from the SD card, but Google Play just instantly closes and both Boromir and Barahir exploits fail to root on Framaroot. Since I need root to restore my IMEI, I'm going to stick to Monx ROM for now.
The best part of this is that it's laying the groundwork for a new beautiful Kit Kat ROM for our watches. I'd work on it but I'm no ROM chef. Any takers?
Try recovery in this thread, I collect your method and mine in that thread... that's working TWRP Recovery which almost fully working
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