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[Guide] Meizu M3 & M3s Unbrick

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By bluecub1st, Member on 8th December 2016, 11:18 AM
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After experiencing help from the fantastic meizu community i have decided to make a guide for unbricking this device. This guide is aimed to help people with M3 or M3s that cannot boot. Please only follow these steps to unbrick your device

I am not responsible for bricked devices and exploding phones due to following these steps.
By following these steps you agree that it is you, yourself that chose to follow these steps and I will not take any responsibility for your loss.



Before Starting

1. Can you boot ?
No. Go to Question 2.
Yes. You have came to the wrong place, but feel free to finish reading.
2. Do you see the flyme logo when you boot?
Yes. Goto Stuck on Flyme Logo
No. Go to Question 3
3. Do you see the Meizu Logo and phone reboots over and over
Yes. Go to Testing
No. You flashed a wrong or damaged preloader, chances of unbricking LOW, Go to Sp Flash Tool
Testing

1. Shutdown your phone by holding power button (if you can)

2. Turn on phone with power + volume up until vibrates
I see a flyme logo & recovery options, Goto Stuck on Flyme Logo
Still rebooting, Continue
3. Turn on phone with power + volume down until vibrates
I see the words 'fastboot' at bottom, Go to Sp Flash Tool
I see nothing, your preloader is dead, I cannot help you .

Sp Flash Tool

Requirements
Micro USB cable (plug phone to pc)
Computer (prefer windows)
Internet to download

1. Download SP_Flash_Tool Link below
2. Download Firmware for your device (latest)
M3 Link https://downloads.meizufans.eu/?dir=m3/firmware/stable
M3s Link https://downloads.meizufans.eu/?dir=m3s/firmware/stable
3. Download scatter file 'MT6750_android_scatter.txt' Link below
4. Use sp_flashtool (flashtool.exe)
A. Uncompress SP_Flash_Tool.zip into pc
B. Uncompress 'update.zip' (the firmware)
C. Copy downloaded scatter file 'MT6750_android_scatter.txt' to update folder
D. 'Run as Administrator' flash_tool.exe file
E. Go to the menu Options -> connection - > usb full speed with battery
F. For download agent select DA_PL.BIN from the same folder
G. Load the downloaded scatter file 'MT6750_android_scatter.txt' in update folder
H. Select the 'download only' option (don't press download yet)
I. Untick all the ROM at the bottom.
J. Suggest to select and flash one ROM at a time (except userdata and boot)
recovery
m1img
md1dsp
md1arm7
md3img
lk
lk2
tee1
tee2
WARNING do NOT flash 'preloader'
K. Flash by clicking download
L. Turn on and connect phone to computer when vibrate
M. Wait for download to complete, with a green tick.
N. After flashing all ROM, now flash boot.
5. Power on your phone.
6. Did it work?
No, Still in reboot cycle, Retry from the top, or use different update.zip
Yes, i have boot to flyme logo but stuck in boot logo, goto Stuck on Flyme Logo
Yes, i have boot to flyme logo and my phone is back, Congrats.
Links
Scatter File: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3p...ew?usp=sharing
SP Flash Tool.zip:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3p...ew?usp=sharing

Stuck on Flyme Logo

You see the flyme logo, and the logo spins couple every couple of sec and waited for over 30 min and still does not boot.
Get in recovery mode, two ways choose one.

Method one (easy)
1. Turn off Phone (Force by holding power button)
2. Turn on Phone with power + volume
If it does not work go to Sp Flash Tool or Method two
Yes, my devices is now in recovery mode, continue the steps, skip Method two

Method two (need computer and harder)
1. Turn on the Phone where the logo spins
2. install adb on computer (link http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2588979)
3. Plug phone into computer and get drivers for adb
4. Type 'adb devices' in cmd
5. If you get a device in the list continue by Typing 'adb reboot recovery'
'adb devices' not displaying devices (try method one or install driver)
'adb reboot recovery' reboots phone but not to recovery, this confirms that the recovery partition is damaged follow the steps in Sp Flash Tool
Yes, my devices is now in recovery mode, continue the steps
Download Firmware for your device (latest)
M3 Link https://downloads.meizufans.eu/?dir=m3/firmware/stable
M3s Link https://downloads.meizufans.eu/?dir=m3s/firmware/stable
Plug Phone (in recovery mode) to computer. Copy the downloaded file 'update.zip' into the removable device named 'recovery' (do not unzip)
Tick the top option (system upgrade) and click 'start'
Wait be patient.


Special Thanks

Kokotonix, this is a build up of Kokotonix's post link here: https://forum.meizufans.eu/topic/655...tant-reboot/11
Meizufans, thanks for this website and everyone in it, where i got most of the information from.

Questions & Answers

Q. Why is my phone unrepairable if i can get to fastboot?
A. By not being able to access fastboot means the preloader partition is damaged and SP Flash Tool will not work.
Q. Why is my phones not bootable.
A. It could be caused by many factors but mainly caused by failure in updating firmware due to no battery or incorrect flashing of ROM.
Q. Why is it so hard to recover meizu phones
A. Meizu phone uses the new mt67xx which is not supported by MTK droid tool causing problems for users to obtain the scatter file, and also the locked bootloader leading the users not being able to recover the devices the traditionally using fastboot.
Q. I have a m3 note can i use this method?
A. Yes if anyone gets there hands on the mt6755 scatter file for meizu. But if not No
Q. HELP ME IT'S NOT WORKING!!!
A. Calm down, follow the steps again, if not comment below.
Q. How do i brick my device
A. Get root and flashify and flash a random .img as the kernel. (it works i tried)

Thank you for Reading and wish you for the best on this device.
Comment below for help and also share you success.
11th December 2016, 10:27 AM |#3  
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phone is dead(
11th December 2016, 11:48 AM |#5  
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Originally Posted by bluecub1st

More info? You lost your preloader

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after installing damaged rom its completely dont turn on only when you plug it to pc it recognize it like MTK Usb Port
11th December 2016, 12:03 PM |#6  
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after installing damaged rom its completely dont turn on only when you plug it to pc it recognize it like MTK Usb Port

Any display? or just black?
What rom did you install? If official you might be able to get a replacement through warranty.

Try SP Flash Tools, instruction in the first post. Chances are low but test if it detects after pressing download.
11th December 2016, 12:48 PM |#7  
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Originally Posted by bluecub1st

Any display? or just black?
What rom did you install? If official you might be able to get a replacement through warranty.

Try SP Flash Tools, instruction in the first post. Chances are low but test if it detects after pressing download.

i installed from official firmware after installing it rebooted and never turn on no vibration nothing(no warranty i bought it from china on aliexpres) and please look at error ive got sp flash tool
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12th December 2016, 01:25 AM |#8  
Wrong download agent use the one I used in guide DA_PL.BIN

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12th December 2016, 01:28 AM |#9  
Looks like it detects it phone u have hope

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12th December 2016, 08:30 AM |#10  
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Originally Posted by bluecub1st

Wrong download agent use the one I used in guide DA_PL.BIN

Sent from my M3s using XDA-Developers mobile app

i used DA_PL.BIN and got the same error, maybe bootloader is locked thats why this error?
12th December 2016, 03:11 PM |#11  
The error shows when your device started before the software can flash anything. SP flash tools works with locked bootloader, maybe your preloader is 100% dead

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