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By ghost45, Senior Member on 13th March 2019, 09:22 AM
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New thread for the new model UMIDIGI S3 Pro Helio P70 Octa core Mtk 6772

Umidigi S3 PRO MT6772 Octa Core 4G LTE 802.11ac 6GB 128GB Android 9 Smartphone 6,3 inches

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13th March 2019, 09:22 AM |#2  
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Basic Information
Language: Multi language
OS: Android 9 Pie
Provide Services: Unlocked
SIM Slot cards: Standby Dual
SIM Card Type: Double Nano SIM
to Sciarba type: 4G Mobile

CPU: Helio P70
Cores: 2.1GHz, Octa Core
External Memory: TF card up to 256 GB (not included)
ROM: 128GB

2G: GSM 1800MHz, GSM 1900MHz, GSM 850MHz, GSM 900MHz
3G: UMTS (WCDMA) / HSPA + / DC-HSDPA: BAND1 / 2/4/5/6/ 8/19
Network Type: FDD-LTE, TDD-LTE , WCDMA
WI-FI: WiFi 2.4G / 5G, 802.11a / b / g / n / ac Wi-Fi
wireless Connectivity: 3G, 4G, Bluetooth, GPS, WiFi, GSM, 2.4GHz / 5GHz WiFi, A-GPS , WiFi Dual Band
4G LTE: B28a / B28b, FDD B1 2100MHz, FDD B13, FDD B17 700MHz, FDD B2 1900MHz, FDD B20 800MHz, FDD B3 1800MHz, FDD B4 1700MHz, FDD B5 850MHz, FDD B7 2600MHz, FDD B8 900MHz, TDD B38 2600MHz, TDD B39 1900MHz, 2300MHz TDD B40, B41 TDD 2500MHz

The Screen resolution: 2340 x 1080
the Screen Size: 6.3 inches
Screen Type: Capacitive

Auto Focus: Yes
Retro camera: 48.0MP 12.0MP +
Functions Camera: Beauty face, face recognition
of Camera Type: Cameras Triple
Flashlight: Yes
Camera Front: 20.0MP
Fire Touch: Yes
Video recording: Yes

Multimedia Formats
Live Wallpaper Support: Yes
MS Official format: Excel, PPT, Word
Music Format: MP3, AAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, APE, WAV
Picture Format: BMP, GIF, JPEG, JPG, PNG
Video format: MP4, H .264, MPEG4

Other characteristics
Additional Features: Alarm, Browser, Calculator, Calendar, Camera, E-book, fingerprint recognition, fingerprint release, Gravity sensing, Gravity Sensor System, light sensor, Light sensor system, MMS, Notification, proximity Sensor, Sound Recorder, Video Calling
Bluetooth version: Bluetooth V4.2
Google Play Store: yes
I / O Interface: 1 x Nano SIM card slot, 3.5mm audio output port, Microphone, Card Slot Nano SIM / TF Speaker, Type-C
Sensor: Accelerometer, E-Compass, geomagnetic sensor, gravity sensor, gyroscope sensor proximity
Sound Recorder: yes

Battery capacity (mAh): Built-in 5150mAh

Package Contents
Back: 1
Phone: 1
Charger: 1
SIM Needle: 1
USB cable: 1

Dimensions and weight
Package Size: 18.50 x 18.50 x 4.20 cm / 7.28 x 7.28 x 1.65 inches
Weight Package: 0.5840 kg
Product Size: 15.70 x 7.50 x 0 85 cm / 6.18 x 2.95 x 0.33 inch
Weight of Product: 0.2170 kg
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13th March 2019, 09:27 AM |#3  
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Recovery modded +
How to receive Right Root in this new Device S3PRO From UMIDIGI Brand

This Thread is not for beginners and all the steps made will be down the warrancy at own risk.
This tutorial will guide you through the process of installing a custom recovery image
on your MediaTek based UMIDIGI smartphone and to receive right root access.

Some possible issues that might need your attention:

Custom recovery images of different Android versions are not always interchangeable. For example, you can't install an Android 5.0 recovery on a 4.4 system and so on. Any exceptions are mentioned in the list of recovery images.
At most of the devices, after flashing the TWRP image, first you have to boot into recovery (TWRP) or the stock recovery will be restored.
At some devices, after flashing TWRP, first you have to root your phone (install SuperSU or Magisk) or it won't be able to boot into the system.
Once you've rooted your device, you won't be able to install OTA updates anymore but the only way to update your phone is flashing with SP Flash Tool. Flashing a stock ROM (with the stock recovery) will make you able to install OTA updates again.
At some devices (or specific ROM versions), when powering on your phone to boot into TWRP (power + vol-up), after about 3 seconds, you have to release the power button (even if your screen is still black) and keep only the vol-up button pressed until the TWRP welcome screen pops up or the recovery will be skipped and your phone will boot into the system.

What you need:

Driver for Preloader USB VCOM mode:
Windows 10 already can automatically install it or you can use this:

SP Flash Tool application:

Adb Command for Windows pc:
Command adb for dos/windows

A custom recovery image that fits your phone

Twrp By material Design test 1:
Scatter + Recovery twrp

Twrp By material Design test 2:

New Twrp 3.3.1 test 1:

Procedure to how to flash the Recovery into Umidigi S3 Pro

Now is not possible to flash the recovery throught flashtool because there is a bootloader locked so we must go ahead with adb command.

1) download all the previous files;

2) in Android S3 Pro in "Settings System details" enter in about phone ot make visible the developer options click several times on about phone ....

3) in Setting System will be now shown the developer menu' enter and switch to visible OEM unlocking allow the bootloader to be unlocked.

4) in Setting System --> the developer menu' --->debug usb activated and connected the usb cable to the phone and the other side to the pc...

5) Now in windows pc run the commad cmd or open a ms-dos window and enter in the adb2 folder
(adb folder when you extraced the adb command and check with adb command);
Type: adb devices .....if the device is recognized type: adb reboot bootloader

(reboot the phone and with power menu' and volume + in the same time enter in booting menu' fastboot mode.)

7) do not remove the usb you entered in Fastboot menu...
write the command fastboot devices...and the phone connected with the usb cable must answer the command that is connected..

8) use the command
fastboot oem unlock
Fastboot flashing unlock
and wait checking the device screen.....

9) copy with windows command the recovery twrp.img in the adb folder and renamed it with recovery.img
to flash in the phone use this command : Fastboot flash flash recovery recovery.img
the process will start ...and wait it...

10) make this command to reboot into recovery mode: fastboot reboot.
11) now take the buttons pushed with power menu' + volume + and select recovery mode....

12) in recovery mode will show probably russian language...skip the alert with the arrow back and enter in details menu' on the right top to change the language...

because the android system protection will flash automatically the recovery original and all of you will lost the recovery twrp flashed before
and all of you will repeit all the preious steps again

How to Root your Umidigi S3 Pro

How to Root:
Enter in the Recovery mode.....
You need to FORMAT the partition given TWICE a simple deletion is not enough it seems in Android 7 and upper.
Follow this procedure in this exact order and should solve most problems.

1. Install TWRP through flashtool or adb command and then directly restore in recovery (twrp) do not enter in android system under penalty of twrp deletion and restoration of the original recovery.
2. Select Wipe / Advanced / select date Yes to confirm. When finished, choose Restart, then always in recovery.
3. Choose Wipe Advanced Format DATA again type Yes to confirm When it ends choose Restart always in recovery.
4. Select Wipe and select cache and Dalvik scroll to confirm When it finishes choose Restart and always in Recovery.

5. Now install Magisk 17.1 use this version tested
Magisk 17.1 (Tested)

you can restart in the android system and you will find magisk installed.

For a full root you have to install from the play store busybox app and install the busybox binaries at least in sbin and bin (system folders) the app will guide you
Busybox see here:

Busybox in the google playstore
I prefer this app to others because of its track automation that doesn't require much experience.

the custom recovery twrp test1 is already in testng phase.....................

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18th March 2019, 05:13 PM |#4  
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This could be best in class for the price ($279.99 on sale). What's the developer community like for Umidigi? Is bootloader normally unlockable etc? Very tempting compared to Redmi Note 7 Pro
19th March 2019, 01:31 AM |#5  
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Just purchased one, well soon see how good.
21st March 2019, 09:46 PM |#6  
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any word on root?
22nd March 2019, 06:00 PM |#7  
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Woooo-hooooooo! got me one ordered....
I cannot wait to see That you guys (and ladies) have
in store for this phone. hopefully as many goodies as you have for galaxy s5
-----and,......thank you ALL for all of that, by the guys are
1st April 2019, 08:26 AM |#8  
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Don't get your hopes up... there is no root for the S2 Pro still. I read something about efuse protection but unconfirmed.

Hoping a dev will try to root this S3 Pro
...and that UmiDigi learned from their previous mistakes and deliver a great phone with no camera/battery/charge-port issues, that is really running Pie.

It is a big gamble, but one I was willing to make for $289.

BOUNTY: If a Dev does make a way to root my S3 Pro, I will send them a free S2 (lightly used, doesn't always charge but does sometimes, and always works when plugged in). -lol, if they want it.
(Bounty not valid if it turns out the phone is easily rooted using available tools)
1st April 2019, 09:26 AM |#9  
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Hi, yes when the device will arrive in my hands i will continue to make a review and i will open a specific detailed thread about how to receive right root and others mods on it!
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Can't wait for my Umidigi S3 Pro that is due to arrive in 1-2 weeks.

Generally, do you guys know what is Mediatek devices development like? Any hope for the P70 processor to get some custom ROMs?

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Originally Posted by stazz83

Can't wait for my Umidigi S3 Pro that is due to arrive in 1-2 weeks.

Generally, do you guys know what is Mediatek devices development like? Any hope for the P70 processor to get some custom ROMs?

Is too early to speak about the custom rom... This device is not arrived to anyone and no one firmware is pubblished yet!
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