Goophone i5 MT6575 ROM & 3G fix
So after much careful consideration I've decided to post this thread.
This thread is for all those people with the Goophone that isn't like the others. The ugly duckling - so to speak.
I purchased a goophone i5 from "efit" from dhgate.com after watching mayianjay's Youtube videos.
Unfortunately the phone WASN'T the same as mayianjay's and NONE of his rom's work with this particular model, even further I couldn't find a CWM or TWRP recovery.img anywhere on the internet that was compatible with this phone, so I thought I'd help out my new friends of XDA and provide you guys with as much information as possible.
The phone model information is as follows (according to Android System Info.apk).
Android Version: 4.2.1
CPU Hardware: MT6577
CPU HardwareP1: MT6575
Resolution: 480 x 854
Now, if this is what your phone looks like then I have good news for you - as you are almost certainly wondering where to find a recovery.img - See the attachment below. You will need flash tools which you can downloaded here : http://forum.xda-developers.com/priv...&pmid=10599596
, alternatively you can try using MobileUncle. For this particular model you just have to have the phone off before commencing the flash with flash tools.
The recovery image provided comes with TWRP and if it STILL doesn't work for you then your only other option is building your own - which can be found reading my dear friend yuweng's post here. http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...1825722&page=1
- There are alot of tutorials on his post and you can learn much on your endeavor to flashing your phone
Currently I have been unsuccessful installing any roms as I get "assert failed:write_raw_image("/tmp/boot.img")" when trying to install any ROM, which tells me that there are no supported ROMs for this device yet.
ROM's I've tried..
None from Colonelzap's blog work for this model
XDA-Goophone i5 Lite ROM with the 3g fix also doesn't install.
But fear not. I'll make my own rom fixes if I have too! If you need help with your Goophone I'm happy to assist. Although I haven't gotten quiet there yet I do believe I'm a stone ahead of many others. Also - I have a question to anyone out here who has fixed the 3g connection on the phone, How'd you do it?!