[Q] Samsung Clone Galaxy S4(i9500) MT6572 / MT6589 Root, Rom & Internal Storage Help
I have spent a great deal of time researching before posting this.
I have previously managed to flash and install a custom rom on other Android handsets but I am not sure with this handset as the information around may not be correct for me.
The S4 Clone was purchased from Thailand recently.
I noticed afterwards that I was unable to install apps as internal storage has around 300mb available in total under Apps however under storage available space is 9.41GB!
This is my main concern which I would like to resolve.
Mobile presently does not have any SD card.
I have installed the drivers for it on my PC so I can access it and view it as a camera and media player.
I would like to resolve the internal storage issue.
Or alternatively Root and resolve a new rom which fixes the problem.
MtkDroidTools has been installed on my PC but when attempting to root an error appears:
sh: /system/xbin/busybox: no found
cp: /system/xbin/su: No such file or directory
Error: SU inaccessible
SuperSU does not work for me - no SU binary, likewise for Superuser.
Also the following phone info:
Hardware : MT6572 (MT6589 is Fake!)
Model : GT-I9500
Build number : ALPS.JB3.MP.V1.8
Build date UTC : 20131011-104628
Android v : 4.2.2
Baseband v: MOLY.WR8.W1315.MD.WG.MP.V4, 2013/08/07 10:44
Kernel v : 3.4.5 (whl@server2) (gcc version 4.6.x-google 20120106 (prerelease) (GCC) ) #1 SMP Fri Oct 11 18:44:10 CST 2013
If I try to go into recovery mode it appears in a different language.
I am unable to install anything to the root of SD as I can only view the phone memory and presently I do not have a micro SD card - although I can get one if required.
People have mentioned scatter files, flashing etc, but I have no idea and I do not want to brick the phone.
I found a number of guides:
Looks useful but unsure if I have the rom file, I downloaded it from here:
None of the files have rom specified in their name?
Can someone please provide some very basic instructions on how I can progress with this, ideally with backup in place just in case?
Thanks in advance