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Default Star B94M / B943 MTK 6589 Quadcore

Star B943 (B94M) MTK6589 Quad Core 4.5Inch 1GB RAM 4GB ROM Dual Camera 5.0MP+12MP WCDMA 3G Dual SIM Card SmartpPhone


Please pay attention, there are two versions of this devices on the Market!!!

One is with Dualcore and the other one is with Quadcore MTK6589.

So be carefully with Flashing and Rooting the devices.

There is already some progress with CWM and Root on German chinamobiles.org Forum.

-------------------------------------------------------- Testing LeWa Port Rom -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Update 07.05.2013: LeWaport_Star_B94M_22.05.13_cm08

My friends here comes a new LeWaport (cmod08) based on the stable release for Amoi N828.
If your already on lewa simple make backup, install cmod08.zip, wipe dalvik and cache after install, all others look instructions below.

Known bugs: Wifi nvrambug, with my fix bluetooh is only working after factory reset or resore data.


Update 07.05.2013: LeWaport_Star_B94M_08.05.13_cm04

Dear friends of LeWa here is a Test version based on LeWa Amoi N828
This version is rooted with gapps, no need to load these.
Hints for install:
1. Boot to CWM or TWRP Recovery
2. Make backup including boot and recovery ( TWRP 2.5.0.0 will be installed )
3. Wipe System partition
4. Install LeWaport_Star_B94M_07.05.13_cm03.zip
6. Reboot and be happy

Known errors: some chinese apps and strings, noLED patch still needed
Further steps: bugfixing, try to port multilanguage support (don´t hesitate to help )
New logo needed

-------------------------------------------------------- Hints for 4.2.1 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Update 03.05.2013: Batterylive improvement

User slein has submitted selfcoded apk for LED Fix ! Thanks to him!!!!

There are a lot of activities to fix sporadical battery drain. Following APK seems to be workaround install the app and disable LED notification with widget. Thx to all testers!

Good Batterytool




Update 26.04.2013: Japanese 4.2.1 JB-image from needrom

Well running 4.2.1 from needrom
for most users, please read carefully instructions, do backup (Titanium and/or CWM/TWRP) before update
and make Factory reset as described, to avoid most problems!

Howto Root 4.2.1 and GPS-Fix by JBrandtner



---------------------------- Hints for 4.1.2. --------------------------------------------------------


Update 18.04.2013: Wifi Mac change Fix ( Thx to okupka )

- use these file (make backup before!!!) with this guide and you are done

Update 12.04.2013: Different Sound improvements

People who have problems with sound try this link from Zopo-Forum
or from Patchworkoftips



Update 11.04.2013: Data Resize partition to 2.74GB Detailed description from here

1. We backup with recovery.
2. Unloaded and 2.74GB decompressed data (Thx to spanish friends! ).
3. SP Open Flashtool and as we have done before installing the recovery in scatter-loading MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc.txt select the file in the folder where we unzipped 2.74GB Data
4. We ensure that only EBR1 and EBR2 are marked.
5. We Give to Download, accept the prompt, connect via USB the phone off the PC. As with the recovery if the process fails, disconnect the cable, remove and put the battery and repeat this step.
6. If all goes well, will back the green circle. Disconnect the phone from the PC.
7. Now we go back to recovery (Turn on the phone by holding the power key + volume +).
8. In the recovery do wipe data / factory reset.
9. Optionally if you want to restore the data and installed applications we advance restore, choose the backup you made ​​in step 1, and finally we give to Restore data.
10. Reboot from recovery. In this first boot after repartitioning we may see a notification saying the phone storage is damaged, then click in it. It will show a dialog box asking if you want to format the SD card, does not refer to the External SD but the phone's internal memory, so we do not fear clicking on Format. After doing the latter, voila, you have the Data partition (where apps are installed) extended to 2.74GB


Update 08.04.2013: 3G improvement
if phone is already root
Install from market the mobileuncle tools.
-> enter engineer mode (MTK).
-in modemtestactivity change "factory" for "telephone".
-in "band mode" GSM mode uncheck the "PCS1900."

New TWRP 2.4.4.0 Recovery available here


Update 03.04.2013: Networklocation Fix

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by radekfor: i think i solved cell location problem.
Simply install latest Gapps for JB 4.1.2
http://goo.im/gapps/gapps-jb-20121011-signed.zip

-> boot to Recovery ( Mobileuncle Tools, or Quickboot,.... ) -> Install zip from SD-Card , ....



Update 28.03.2013: Working on JB 4.1.2

Here you go at your own risk
Drivers;
CWM 5504 and Root here;
German instruction here
New SP_Flash_Tool_v3.1304.0.119

After extracting the zip file:

1. Debug Mode in the Developer Tools Switch
2. Install the drivers ( others may work better, e.g. pdanet )
3. The superuser-313-arm-signed.zip from third copy to the external SD card
4. Phone off and take out battery
5. using the SPFTools load in directory 2. Scatterdatei -> load and Recovery.img, boot.img and flash (press download and then return battery back)
6. Disconnect the data cable after green OK
7. When switching power and Vol + hold when the Green Man comes release Power and Vol + hold on.
8. In CWM now make complete backup, after this install zip from SDcard install the superuser zip ... JB 4.2.1 may need other tools look here found by #90
9. skip step 7 +8 and install superuser using the MTKdroidtools and make backup (but it takes a relatively long time)
10. You can now delete with MTK Droidtool some China-apps."



PS: Backup Rom made with SPFtools->readback
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Thanks for the alert.
I've got a quad core 6589 version, so far cannot find a way to root it..

And it's NetworkLocation.apk is missing, i tried a couple of NetworkLocation.apk from JellyBean gapps zip files, no one seems to work, either not installable, crash on boot or not working.

3G connection seems to be dodgy, H/H+ is shown on the top bar but data is not coming down normally, during 1 minute, only less than 100k data come down and not able to load even 1 page...

Anyone has the same problem?
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could someone translate recovery menu from Chinese Language
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Yes the baseband or antennas seems to be crap.

Start download and remove your hands from the device or take it only with two fingers on the upper side, then my downlads finish and downloads show normal values. Speedtest with upload is seems to be fine,...

If someone needs root or cwm write me pm, or give me public upload location I´m not so experienced with this,...

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Thanks for the advice
 
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could someone translate recovery menu from Chinese Language
Translate into:

-Factory Reset
-Auto (Overall?) Test
-Manual (Overall?) Test
-Single Function Test
-Test report
-Clear eMMC
-Version Info
-Reboot

Hope this helping.
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how do you think about the Star N9589?
with same quad core cpu mt6589
Why do I have not even a stroke of luck?? Why do my Galaxy R has some keypads out of control while the other Nexus 7 broke down??WWWWHY???? Sad!!!!!!
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how do you think about the Star N9589?
with same quad core cpu mt6589
The MT6589 is really good stuff, for me its my personal Favorite , but I would prefer smaller devices with 4-4,7" max screensize.
5,5" and higher does not really fit in any shirt pocket. If I ever have to carry a bag for my phone I would prefer a tablet with much better screens and battery life.


So i´m looking forward to Jiayu G4, G5, UMI X1S, or something similar screensize
 
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Update 28.03.2013:
Here you go at your own risk CWM 5504 and Root


Best regards
That's great!!!!
Thanks, it worked!

Now I still have two problems:

- amazon app-shop doesn't start (it remains black with amazon logo)
- doesn't vibrate on call in vibration mode

does someone else have the same problems?
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Default B94M/B943 quad

Thank you everyone for your hard work and time. I have very little experience (twice with well established models)
I was wondering if someone could clean up the txt instruction translation so someone like me can avoid brick making. Even adding better detail would be sweet. I will copy below. Thanks in advance.

"ATTENTION: The Star B94M is available as dual and quad core version!

The tools here refer exclusively to Star B94M MTK6589 or B943 quadcore devices!

After extracting the zip file:

1. Debug Mode in the Developer Tools Switch
2. Install the drivers
3. The superuser-313-arm-signed.zip from third copy to the external SD card
4. Phone off and take out battery
5. using the SPFTools load in directory 2. Scatterdatei -> load and Recovery.img, boot.img and flash (press download and then return battery back)
6. Disconnect the data cable after green OK
7. When switching power and Vol + hold when the Green Man comes release Power and Vol + hold on.
8. In CWM now either only make complete backup, or install zip from SDcard install the superuser zip ...
9. skip step 7 +8 and install superuser using the MTKdroidtools and make backup (but it takes a relatively long time)
10. You can now delete with MTK Droidtool some China-apps."

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