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Default Cubot GT99 general thread

A phone without a thread.

General tips, tweaks, q&a, problems, and solutions.

Flashing
Flashing tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1Ty4aJ8qyY
Drivers: https://mega.co.nz/#!HIZ1hTzY!Y2AewQ...ipXFzbW8rEsMMU
Other drivers: https://mega.co.nz/#!nYoyCQzK!XoxgB2...S_kHb8X9v40dys
SP Flash tool: https://mega.co.nz/#!GRwBWCYY!NaXHOA...OO3GHBsHiD2S8o
GT99 Stock 0802 ROM: https://mega.co.nz/#!6doVWK5a!Y6Wshx...oEaPXBPHlbdENY
GT99 ROM Z18IC_CQ_89_W_H1.00_V04_09292013: http://www.needrom.com/mobile/cubot-gt99-2/ (needrom username: gt99, password: srAnIRaY!Xf3) & 'official' link for same file: http://pan.baidu.com/share/link?shar...&uk=1914793553
Root: http://www.mediafire.com/download/6a...pbg5o/ROOT.zip
CWM Recovery 6.0.3.7: http://www43.zippyshare.com/v/50162839/file.html
MTKDroidTools 2.4.7: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...euncle.toolbox

Repartitioning
Tutorial: http://www.modaco.com/topic/365701-r...-data-storage/
Repartition tool: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_zS...VNZzFHZ1k/edit
Basically, backup(!) including internal 'sd' partition, install meteos-mtk6589-rom-edit-4gb-en.apk (linked above) and run, select partition size, reboot into recovery, wipe data, then for me I had to format /system else restoring nandroid failed. Finally, restore backup, reboot, mount as usb storage, format the internal drive in Windows, then dismount and I then formatted Phone Storage in Android before copying back everything to that partition.

Modding
Inverted logo and boot animations: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...2&postcount=33

Issues
GPS: Fix available in thread/Google
OTG: Not supported, despite advertised as being so :/ (Confirm?)
Fix corrupted IMEI: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yfn72r9ybyo by SchizoDuckie, post http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...6&postcount=57
Phone: Samsung S4 GT-I9500
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Shame, such an empty thread.



Today I would like to contribute some information.



I own a GT99 for about a month. Overall I am very happy with the phone, but the GPS performance was really not good at all. I tried every software fix I could find on the Internet. Things improved a little bit but the result was still not good enough. Then, inspired by a video on You Tube I started looking on the hardware side of the story. To cut it short: Connect a approx. 10 cm long fine wire to the GPS antenna underneath the back cover and the phones GPS comes to life. No longer intermittent reception and the first fix is normally under 10 seconds now.



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Shame, such an empty thread.



Today I would like to contribute some information.



I own a GT99 for about a month. Overall I am very happy with the phone, but the GPS performance was really not good at all. I tried every software fix I could find on the Internet. Things improved a little bit but the result was still not good enough. Then, inspired by a video on You Tube I started looking on the hardware side of the story. To cut it short: Connect a approx. 10 cm long fine wire to the GPS antenna underneath the back cover and the phones GPS comes to life. No longer intermittent reception and the first fix is normally under 10 seconds now.



Cheers



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Thanks! I tried this out today and it worked pretty well
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Thanks! I tried this out today and it worked pretty well
Glad it worked for you too.
In the meantime I am convinced, this little modification also helped with the WiFi throughput. Seems to download a lot faster with the "enhanced" antenna.

In any case, I recommend this to all GT99 users. It is quite harmless (you don't even have to dismantle you phone) and it really makes a difference.

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Glad it worked for you too.
In the meantime I am convinced, this little modification also helped with the WiFi throughput. Seems to download a lot faster with the "enhanced" antenna.

In any case, I recommend this to all GT99 users. It is quite harmless (you don't even have to dismantle you phone) and it really makes a difference.

Cheers
If you're in to backing up/testing roms/nandroid I'd recommend updating to the latest cwm recovery.img, it's much much better than the one's linked to before September.
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If you're in to backing up/testing roms/nandroid I'd recommend updating to the latest cwm recovery.img, it's much much better than the one's linked to before September.
Which is the current version number I should use?

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Which is the current version number I should use?

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6.0.3.7 is the latest I have from http://www43.zippyshare.com/v/50162839/file.html - a touch version is also available at http://www7.zippyshare.com/v/11285899/file.html but I've not used that one. 6.0.3.7 works great for me.
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6.0.3.7 is the latest I have from http://www43.zippyshare.com/v/50162839/file.html - a touch version is also available at http://www7.zippyshare.com/v/11285899/file.html but I've not used that one. 6.0.3.7 works great for me.
Thank you, will give it a try in the next few days. I am currently using a version from geekbuying.com from July 2013.
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To cut it short: Connect a approx. 10 cm long fine wire to the GPS antenna underneath the back cover and the phones GPS comes to life
could you make a picture of your phone with the antenna ?

I own a CUBOT M6589, and i'm not sure where or what the antenne is ( how it looks like )
 
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Shame, such an empty thread.



Today I would like to contribute some information.



I own a GT99 for about a month. Overall I am very happy with the phone, but the GPS performance was really not good at all. I tried every software fix I could find on the Internet. Things improved a little bit but the result was still not good enough. Then, inspired by a video on You Tube I started looking on the hardware side of the story. To cut it short: Connect a approx. 10 cm long fine wire to the GPS antenna underneath the back cover and the phones GPS comes to life. No longer intermittent reception and the first fix is normally under 10 seconds now.



Cheers



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Sounds good. Could you post some links to video or pictures on how exactly that should be done?
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