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[RECOVERYs] [ROMs] [UNLOCK BL] ASUS Memo Pad HD 7 (me173x) [MT8125] [MULTILANG]

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By superdragonpt, Recognized Developer / Recognized Contributor on 30th October 2013, 01:29 AM
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Hello Guys !

In this thread you will find my custom ROMs and Recoverys for the ASUS Memo PAD HD 7.
You'll also find how to Unlock the bootloader (mandatory to flash any custom Recovery and Rom)
Please be sure to read (and re-read) this carefully in order to avoid unnecessary questions.


My Custom ROMs / Recoverys and also the provided Stock Rom will work on both 8 GB / 16GB WW and US Models
(The RU Model is also supported, however with limited GPS support)





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For Instructions:Check Posts #2 and #3 
Downloads on  Post #4
To Flash the Asus Stock Firmware: Check Post #5 





Changelogs Rom 4
Asus VibeUI JB4.2.2:

Changelog v2.0 (August 02 2015)
  • New Build
  • Both Cameras working (front and rear)
  • Added Custom (stock) Asus camera is also working (AOSP/ASUS cameras included)
  • New Modified working MTK Engineer Menu ( settings> Mod)
  • Multi-User support (settings> Mod)
  • Improved Dolby Sound
  • Gapps included (updated and working)
  • Some VibeUi Lenovo apps updated (including new Launcher/ theme Manager)
  • Ported more Asus apps (widgets)
  • There's several other fixs, this build was being worked out for some time ...


Changelog v1.0 (August 31 2014)

  • Based on Lenovo's VibeUI, ported to our tablet and with extra features:
  • --> Lenovo's VibeUI, it's still AOSP Based
  • Dolby Surround Sound (Only tested on 16GB Model)
  • Multi language
  • Theme Manager
  • Advance Power Manager features
  • Beutifull Lenovo's apps
  • Other features

Also Merged The following Asus apps:
  • AsusCalendar
  • AsusStory
  • ASUSStudio
  • AsusTask

Other features:
  • Front Camera works (Only tested on 16GB model)
  • Up to date GAPPS included
  • Rooted
  • busybox
  • Patched hosts file
  • GPS config improved

Not working:
Main camera (rear) --> Depending in your hardware revision; Most users will have working rear camera






Flash Instructions / Requirements:
  • Unlocked Bootloader
  • CWM / Carliv recovery
  • Instalation:
  • - Full wipes










DEPRICATED ROMs



Changelogs Rom 1
Android 4.2.2 (JB) Based custom ROM (Stock Based):

Changelog Build v1.1 R2 (November 13 2013)
  • Camera buttons layout fix
  • Calendar sync fix


Old Builds ChangeLogs:

Changelog Build v1.1 (November 10 2013)
  • Added the following Android 4.4 kitkat Goodies:
  • Apps
  • Bootanimation
  • QuickOffice
  • And other necessary system files
  • Added both USB connection modes:USB Storage and MTP Mode(internal storage now available via MTP)
  • Removed CPU Governor switcher
  • Added Performance Control (in System Settings) with several CPU/System Mods
  • Added in-built Xposed framework and Gravity BOX (Several System Modifications and tweeks)
  • Added AsusAppLocker (Requested by several Users)
  • Added pictures and video tweeks
  • Cleaned and modified some System Interface Code
  • Fixed some init.d perms












Changelogs Rom 2
AOSP Android 4.2.2 (JB) ROM:

Changelog BETA v2.0 (February 08 2014)
  • Fixed alot of issues on the core system
  • Internal Storage is now readable/writable
  • Emulated Storage is now readable/writable
  • App Instalation is Fixed
  • Update BusyBox
  • Update SuperSU
  • Update GravityBox; Xposed Framework (Fully Working since this is AOSP)
  • And several other Fixs

NOT Working:
  • Cameras (front and rear)

Needs further work:
  • External Storage, will be available once you take your SDCard off, and insert again.BUT can cause random reboots.
  • BT, will give you FC when you turn on, but it works OK
  • You tell me


In addition to the ROM changelog:
External SDCard: as I said it can cause random reboots, also if you reboot the TAB it can cause bootloops,in this case just remove the SDCard and the TAB will boot just fine. Last case scenario, remove the SDCard and wipe dalvik
Benchmarks: Well its noticeable the increase in speed and less RAM usage on the AOSP Betas.
Some guys are asking me why the Antutu scores are so similar with the stock Asus/And my custom ROM?
Well you should check the ram usage/FPS between the ROMs And since the Aosp doesn't fully support the external SDCard, this will give about less 2k on Antutu scores (Storage IO / database IO)
So... If you really want to compare Antutu scores, remove your External SDCard from the stock Asus/ V1.1r2 Roms.




Changelogs Rom 3
Android 4.2.2 (JB) Based custom ROM:

Based on the new official Android 4.2.2 ROM
WW OTA (ME173X_WW_user_4.2.4.04152_20140714)
From July 14 2014
Kernel 3.4.5
  • Stock Flashable ROM
  • Replace the new OTA kernel from the older one (November 28 release), since the last one is more stable
  • Rooted


Flash Instructions / Requirements
  • Unlocked Bootloader
  • CWM / Carliv recovery
  • Instalation:
  • - Full wipes



GPL Compliance:


Kernel 3.4.5
(My repo containing ASUS released Kernel Source, that are FAKE... )
All the ROMs, and Recoverys are using the Stock prebuilt Kernel

My Github Repo





Credits

SuperDragonPT ( )
Carliv (For the awesome Carliv Touch Recovery)
Koush (For the CWM Base)
Enriki (from the forum 4pda.ru),(For the "Service Firmware/Unlocked Bootloader")
shoxxy (for letting me know the Russian's work)
iBotPeaches, brut.all (for apktool)
amarullz (for AROMA Installer)
Chainfire (for SuperSU)
rovo89 (for the AWESOME Xposed Framework), Learn More Here
C3C076 (For the AWESOME Xposed GravityBox module), Learn More Here
h0rn3t and educk (for Performance Control), Learn More Here
ViPER520 and zhuhang (for ViPER4Android Audio Effects ), Learn More Here

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[RECOVERY] [ROMs] ASUS Memo Pad HD 7 (me173x) [MULTILANG], ROM for the Android General

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ROM OS Version: 4.2.x Jelly Bean
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.4.x

Version Information
Status: Stable
Current Stable Version: 1.1

Created 2013-11-10
Last Updated 2015-08-02
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Info 2 Unlocking Bootloader and Flashing the Custom Recovery: PART #1
Unlocking Bootloader and Flashing the Custom Recovery: PART #1
Unlocking Bootloader and Flashing the Custom Recovery: PART #1
- Special TAB Format:

Make Sure your Tablet is fully Charged
Make Sure the Drivers are installed (
For Detailed Drivers instalation Instructions, please check this thread)

Copy my Custom ROM (Asus_ME173X_v x.xx.zip), to the EXTERNAL SD Card, BEFORE you start the next steps...

Now in the "Download Section" get the Stock Asus Rom-and-bootloader.zip[/URL]


Included in the .zip are :
-The USB VCOM drivers and the SP_Drivers_v1.5 (Last Ones are Opcional), the VCOM Drivers alone should be enought.
- The Flash Tool
-The Asus Stock Firmware ME173X_WW_user_4.2.4.06716_20130918 (STOCK Rom; Locked Bootloader; Stock Recovery)
Open the Flash_tool.exe.
(1) Click on Scatter_Loading and choose the "MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc" from the "signed_bin" thats inside the Firmware Folder.
(2) At Flashtool Click Window and choose Write Memory



Next, Click Write Memory, Open Raw and choose the "sro-default-lock-sign.img" file from the "signed_bin" Folder.
Memory Settings must be "EMMC"

Before Flashing: Everytime when you Click on the button to Flash , the Memopad must be TURNED OFF and DISCONNECT from the PC.
After you Click on the write memory Button Connect the Pad to your PC.
The Flash Progress should beginn, when it succesfully Finished A Green Ring will shown.







Disconnect The Pad from PC


Click: Special Format #1 Settings just like in the Picture.
Click "OK" and Start the Flash Progress shown above !

After pressing "OK" connect your Tab to PC



Disconnect The Pad from PC


Next:
Click: Special Format #2 Settings just like in the Picture.
Click "OK" and Start the Flash Progress shown above !

After pressing "OK" connect your Tab to PC



Disconnect The Pad from PC


Your MemoPad is Sucessfully Formated Now lets Flash the Preloader :

Go to the Flashtool main Screen Click "Scatter_loading"
Now this Time choose the " MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc " from the root Folder.
(See next Pictures)




When you finnaly click on "Download" the following warning will appear, just press "YES"



After pressing "YES" connect your Tab to PC


Then, When The Green Ring appears Your MemoPad is Sucessfully Formated

Disconnect The Pad from PC




(Tut from our Russian Friends and translated by our friend shoxxy)

Now You can jump to PART #2
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Info 2 Unlocking Bootloader and Flashing the Custom Recovery: PART #2
Unlocking Bootloader and Flashing the Custom Recovery: PART #2

Unlocking Bootloader and Flashing the CWM Based Recovery: PART #2


Download From the "Download Section" the Unlock_Bootloader install_Recovery.zip

Turn OFF the TAB

Do NOT Connect your TAB at the PC at this Stage



On the "Flasher" folder open the "Flash_tool.exe"




Then select "scatter loading" , go to the "Unlock_Bootloader install_Recovery" folder, and select the "MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc.txt"



Then press "Download"




This Message will pop-up, press "Yes"

Now Connect the TAB to PC (USB), DONT Turn it ON, keep the TAB OFF

You will hear an sound, and the flash will start




In the end, IF all is done correctly, you will see this Picture.


Congrats you now have your TAB with an CWM Based Recovery (the Carliv Touch Recovery), and the Bootloader is Unlocked

Now all you need is, is to flash my Custom Rom







Navigation under recovery mode / Flashing the Rom:

Turn the TAB On, with the Power and Volume UP Keys (Keep The keys Pressed)

You will see the "Select Boot Mode" Menu (Check the picture)


Using the Volume UP Key, navigate to the "Recovery Mode", then Press the Volume Down Key to Select.

NOW, you will have acess to your Costum Recovery (The Recovery is Up side Down), this is NORMAL, and this happens on some new SoC's.
To Navigate on the Recovery you can use the Volume UP/Down Keys, OR You can use the Touch Buttons




Flashing The ROM:

Wipe Data / factory Reset
Wipe Cache
Advanced > Wipe Dalvik Cache

Install zip> Choose zip from sdcard

And just follow the on-screen instructions ...
System will reboot itself, when the instalation is completed

Don't worried, the first boot takes an little bit more time !






If you didnt copied the ROM to your SD Card:

Navigate on Recovery:
Mounts and storage>mount USB storage (now you can copy/paste the ROM to the SD card)

Or if you cant connect the phone to PC (Bad drivers, etc), use adb sideload:






This Recovery Supports the Aroma File Manager
Whats this? Check here


Download the Aroma File Manager
Then just copy the aroma .*zip into the "Clockworkmod" folder on the root of your SD Card
Download Aroma File Manager
MD5:19c8e9cb2e833cad74a09ad11af40445
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DOWNLOADS
ROMS:

ROM VibeUI v1.0
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=95916177934535008

ROM
ME173X_v1.1_R2
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=95916177934535951

ROM
ME173X_WW_user_4.2._20140714 (Modified Official ASUS OTA)
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=95916177934535953

CUSTOM RECOVERYS:

Carliv Touch Recovery (CWM) v2.1
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=95916177934535012

Carliv Touch Recovery (CWM 6.0.4.4) v2.5
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=95916177934535952


OTHERS:

Unlock_Bootloader+install_Recovery
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=95916177934535013

Stock+Asus+Rom-and-bootloader
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=95916177934535113

Asus_stock_camera
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=95916177934535114
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Info 2 RETURNING to The Stock ASUS Rom, and Locked Bootloader
RETURNING to The Stock ASUS Rom, and Locked Bootloader
Returning your Tablet Back to Stock

Download the "Stock Asus Rom-and-bootloader.zip" available in the "Download" Section.
It includes the Asus Vcom Drivers, Flash Tools and the Stock Firmware (Rom, Locked Bootloader, etc)

This will flash The STOCK ASUS Odex ROM/ Locked Bootloader / Stock Recovery
Your Tablet will be 100% Stock (This is good in case you need to return your Tablet/ Guarantee)

INFO:
Buid: ME173X_WW_user_4.2.4.06716_20130918
Android OS: JB 4.2.2

OTA Works (The Official ASUS Update)
Recap Instructions:

Tablet MUST BE TURNED OFF, and with full battery
The VCOMM Drivers MUST be installed

Flashing:

Open the Flasher Folder:
Open the *.exe file "Flash_tool.exe"
Click on "Scatter-loading"
Open the "MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc.txt" That's inside the "signed_bin" Folder
Press "Download"
-- Now connect the Tablet to PC, the flash will start.
If all works OK, you will see an green circle in the End.

--Disconnect your Tablet from the PC

Now Click again on "Scatter-loading"
Open the "MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc.txt" BUT THIS TIME select the other scatter file from
the main firmware folder
You will see that this time ONLY the preloader is selected to be flashed...
Press "Download"
-- Now connect the Tablet to PC, the flash will start.
If all works OK, you will see an green circle in the End.
CONGRATS your Tablet is in STOCK Condition now !
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Thank you very much, you add the last image rom too
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awesome....

thank you verymuch (y)
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Wow. Any screenshots? I'm downloading the ROM now.

Thanks!
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Awesome!!! I was a litter expecting 4.3 though. But the custom recovery is too good already.
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Got this error, couldn't flash the custom recovery

Fixed that error, now I get this

BROM ERROR : S_SECURITY_SEC_CFG_IMAGE_CUST_NAME_MISMATCH (6074) , MSP ERROE CODE : 0x00.
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Great work man. Only one question. How to lock bootloader again?

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