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INFINIX Hot 8 (X650C) ROOT, TWRP, UN-BRICKING & Custom-ROM.

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By AshhRED, Senior Member on 20th October 2019, 08:51 AM
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Follow the GUIDE completely & Thoroughly




# use MEGA APP for FASTER & SECURE Downloads

THIS GUIDE WORKS ON ALL VERSIONS {TESTED}

i'm running on V224 since TWRP is BACKWORD-COMPATIBLE due to UNLOCKED-BOOTLOADER.
[OPTIONAL]
if you are running on V217 just update the device via OTA.zip
*V224 OTA
CREDIT:- @darylzero
DOWNLOAD -mediafire

*V224 STOCK + MAGISK patched BOOT & REC .imgs
CREDIT:- @AshhRED
DOWNLOAD -mega

1. long press POWER button for 3sec & SLIDE the POWER-OFF option.

2. once TURNED-OFF Press & Hold (VOL_up + POWER_Button) untill you see the INFINIX LOGO.

3. wait untill the XOS LOGO appears.


4. press once (POWER_button + VOL_up) untill STOCK-RECOVERY boots up.


5. use VOLUME keys to navigate & POWER button to select
*wipe cache partion
*wipe data/factory reset
*Apply update from SD Card [or use ADB_SIDELOAD(optional)]
*Reboot system now.



PRE-REQUISITES


1. ADB (Follow the INSTALLATION GUIDE provided in the WEBSITE)

* ADB Device Drivers
CREDIT:- @Android-MTK
DOWNOAD

* Mininal ADB & FASTBOOT
CREDIT:- @Android-MTK
DOWNLOAD

2. *TWRPv0.3 + vbmeta.img + mount_system.zip
CREDIT:- @contactwajeeh
DOWNLOAD -mega

*TWRPv0.4 + vbmeta.img + mount_system.zip
CREDIT:- @aIecxs
DOWNLOAD -mega


3. Orange State Disabler MTK
CREDIT:- @unofficial-TWRP
DOWNLOAD -mediafire

4. MAGISK
CREDIT:- @topjohnwu
DOWNLOAD -GitHub

5. DMverity+FORCEencrypt+DISKquota_DISABLER.zip
CREDIT:- @Zackptg5
DOWNLOAD

# DOWNLOAD THE ABOVE PRE-REQUISITES & MOVE THEM TO MinimalADB&FASTBOOT DIRECTORY.



ROOTING
METHOD 1 (ADVICED)

1. Charge your device upto +95% (precaution)

2. Unlock DEVELOPING
SETTINGS=>SYSTEM=>About_Phone=>Build_Number (TAP 7 TIMES)



3. TURN ON
*DEVELOPERS OPTION
*OEM-UNLOCK
*USB-DEBUGGING



4. GoTo minimalADB&FASTBOOT installed Directory
default address
[C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot]

5. press SHIFT+RIGHT-CLICK & select [OPEN COMMAND WINDOW HERE] from the dialog box.

6. connect your DEVICE to PC/LAPTOP through USB-PORT

7. You should see this confirmation dialog box appear on your device with COMPUTERS RSA KEY Finger Print
TAP ALLOW & OK



8. type this command in TERMINAL
"adb devices"
The DAEMON should start automatically
and show the attached device ID, the output will be
Quote:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot>adb devices
List of devices attached
* daemon not running; starting now at tcp:5037
* daemon started successfully
04725329A4001071 device

9. type "adb reboot bootloader" to boot into FASTBOOT
Quote:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot>adb reboot bootloader

10. type "fastboot devices" to see the list of attached fastboot devices
Quote:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot>fastboot devices
04725329A4001071 fastboot

11. type "fastboot flashing unlock" to unlock the bootloader, the devcie will ask for confirmation. [PRESS VOL+ for YES]
Quote:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot>fastboot flashing unlock
...
(bootloader) Start unlock flow

OKAY [ 9.152s]
finished. total time: 9.168s

12. type "fastboot --disable-verity --disable-verification flash vbmeta vbmeta.img" to flash modified vbmeta.img
Quote:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot>fastboot --disable-verity --disable-verification flash vbmeta vbmeta.img "C:\Program Files <x86>\Minima ADB and Fastboot\vbmeta.img"
target reported max download size of 134217728 bytes
erasing 'vbmeta'...
OKAY [ 0.017s]
sending 'vbmeta' <4 KB>...
OKAY [ 0.011s]
writing 'vbmeta'...
OKAY [ 0.004s]
finished. total time: 0.036s

13. type "fastboot flash recovery recovery.img" to flash TWRP.
Quote:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot>fastboot flash recovery "C:\Program Files <x86>\Minima ADB and Fastboot\recovery.img"
target reported max download size of 134217728 bytes
sending 'recovery' <23494 KB>...
OKAY [ 1.416s]
writing 'recovery'...
OKAY [ 0.309s]
finished. total time: 1.731s




14. DONT BOOT, UNPLUG USB

15. Press & Hold (VOL_up + POWER_Button) for 16sec untill you see the INFINIX POWERED BY ANDROID LOGO then let go immidietly.



16. TWRP should be BOOTED.


17. follow these FASHING SEQUENCE for clean INSTALLATION
# USE SD-Card or OTG (optional)
*FLASH mount_system.zip
*FLASH orange_state_disabler.zip
*REBOOT=>RECOVERY (important)


*FLASH mount_system.zip
*WIPE=>FORMAT_DATA=>type YES=>ENTER


*REBOOT=>RECOVERY
*FLASH mount_system.zip
*FLASH latest Magisk-v20.*.zip
*FLASH latest DisableDmVerityForceEncrypt.zip


*REBOOT=>SYSTEM


METHOD 2 (OPTIONAL)

1. Download&INSTALL the latest MAGISK-MANAGER

2. Open the MAGISK-MANAGER APP and tap on INSTALL & Patch the BOOT.img (extracted from firmware.zip)


3. move the Magisk_patched.img to your PC into the
'C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot' Directory

4. Execute STEP-1 to STEP-11 from METHOD-1

5. type "fastboot flash boot magisk_patched.img" to flash the patched BOOT.img
Quote:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot>fastboot flash boot magisk_patch
ed.img
target reported max download size of 134217728 bytes
sending 'boot' (9260 KB)...
OKAY [ 0.491s]
writing 'boot'...
OKAY [ 0.114s]
finished. total time: 0.621s



6. Execute STEP-12 to STEP-16 from METHOD-1

7. follow these FASHING SEQUENCE for clean INSTALLATION
# USE SD-Card or OTG (optional)
*FLASH mount_system.zip
*FLASH orange_state_disabler.zip
*REBOOT=>RECOVERY (important)
*FLASH mount_system.zip
*WIPE=>FORMAT_DATA=>type YES=>ENTER
*REBOOT=>RECOVERY
*FLASH mount_system.zip
*FLASH latest DisableDmVerityForceEncrypt.zip
*REBOOT=>SYSTEM



# FIRST BOOT TAKES ATLEAST 4mins to LOAD..BE PATIENT




OPTIMIZATON
since we cant tamper with SYSTEM APPS to CONSERVE-RAM & PRESERVE-BATTERY
without a GENERIC-SYSTEM-IMAGE or CUSTOM-ROM, for those who love the STOCK XOS experience like me,
we can optimize & disable most of the contents with THIRD-PARTY-APPS

*L-SPEED
CREDIT:- @Paget96
DOWNLOAD -GitHub
# I think the apk version is better then MAGISK_MODULE, it provides more tweaks to customize.
my L-SPEED configuration

*APP-MANAGER
CREDIT:- @AndroidDeveloperLB
DOWNLOAD
# Enable show SYSTEM_APPS for better management.
my list of apps/packages which are SAFE-to-DISABLE

you can prohibiate Background running for apps from
SETTINGS=>BATTERY_LAB=>APP_POWER_CONSUMPTION_MANAG EMENT


# 3GB+ RAM free after boot.


*you can UNINSTALL & DELETE BLOAT-APPS from
ROOT/SYSTEM/PRODUCT/OPERATOR/APPS
to save 500MB of System_Space.
*you can stop LOGd process to reduce Battery Drain.




UN-BRICKING
1. INSTALL the Preloader driver in your device,
Connect your DEAD-BRICKED/TURNED-OFF(if responsive) device to your PC/LAPTOP

*MTK-PRELOADER-USB-VCOM-Driver-(Android)
CREDIT:- @Android-MTK
DOWNLOAD -mega
# i suggest you to install this driver in your device while its still in working condition, so that it will be easier for you to recover when you accidentally Brick your device.

2. Download & open the Extracted folder

3. double click on 'Mediatek-Drivers-Remove.bat' to delete the previously installed drivers

4. double click on 'Mediatek-Drivers-Install.bat' to install the preloader, the program will ask to unplug the connected device "DO NOT UNPLUG, JUST IGNORE THAT"

5. once the script is completed check the status in DEVICE MANAGER by RECONNECTING the Device
[RIGHT CLICK ON 'my computer/This PC' & Select 'Manage' give 'Administrative Access' select 'Device Manager' from left panel, Right Click on your Computer name (first TAB) & Select 'Scan For Hardware Changes'] untill it shows
(COM*)MediaTek PreLoader USB VCOM (Android)
under PORTS in Device Manager

6. Download & Extract the FIRMWARE
*X650C STOCK FIRMWARES
CREDIT:- @RepairMyMobile
DOWNLOAD

7. Download & Extract the Compatible 'TRANSSION' FLASH-TOOL
*TECHNO-FLASH-TOOL
CREDIT:- @RepairMyMobile
DOWNLOAD -mediafire

8. open the Techno flash tool Directory and open the 'Sowtwaredownloadv4' Folder and RIGHT-CLICK on
'SWD_AfterSales.exe' and select 'RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR' click 'YES' wait for the program to LOAD

9. click on grey 'STTINGS ICON' on the TOP-LEFT corner of the screen, the DIALOG BOX should POP-UP.

10. Click on 'LOAD' & select the 'MT67**_Android_scatter.txt' file from the Extracted Firmware Directory &
click on 'CONFIRM'

11. Click on green 'START ICON' on the TOP-LEFT corner of the screen, the firmware will start to load into program, Once completed the RED 'STOP ICON' will appear on the TOP-LEFT corner.

12. connect your device through USB PORT while pressing POWER button for couple of seconds untill the program detects the preloader.

13. the DOWNLOAD will start immidietly with BLUE loading BAR.


14. the process takes upto 3min to Complete flashing, Once done the Loading BAR will turn GREEN.


15. unplug the USB & BOOT-UP.

# i'll make & add another SECTION about CUSTOM-ROM shortly.
# please don't quote the whole OP-POST, if you have any question or doubt just mention your issue with SECTION & STEP
*EX- ROOTING=STEP-9
issue:-
UN-BRICKING=STEP-4
issue:-
# copy this guide in .txt format on other device or note down the steps, so that you wont run into any issue while Executing the Process.
# join TELEGRAM group for quick SUPPORT.
# Acknowledge the SCREENSHOTS before proceeding.




HOVATEK - INSTAGRAM - TELEGRAM

HIT THANKS IF FOUND USEFULL.
HAPPY-FLASHING
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20th October 2019, 04:40 PM |#2  
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I suggest you to port one for yourself. It isn't that hard btw.
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i have the hot 8 but i cannot find the firmware for it
could port the recovery using magisk but need stock boot recovery and stuff from firmware v217 which is latest
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i have the hot 8 but i cannot find the firmware for it
could port the recovery using magisk but need stock boot recovery and stuff from firmware v217 which is latest

@darylzero
TRY [INFINIX HOT 8 (X650C) STOCK FIRMWARE]
http://www.mediafire.com/file/d3pe2e...obile.zip/file
http://www.mediafire.com/file/d3pe2e...obile.zip/file
https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-29893.html

its for V174...maybe the Recovery.img Version is Same....DO FURTHER RESEARCH BEFORE FLASHING..
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I suggest you to port one for yourself. It isn't that hard btw.

@AXONUS
i tried CUSTOM PORTING using a guide from HOVATEK...but i am still Encountering a "DM_Verity found! You'll need to patch boot.img" ERROR...any Help from any DEVELOPER will be Appreciated...i juzz want a CUSTOM RECOVERY to Flash MAGISK for better RAM Management..
THANKS.
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Feels like they do better with INFIINIX HOT 8 then they do with hot7

@Kpos3
YES...HOT 8 is way Better..
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please check on the other thread i have uploaded a more recent OTA firmware zip which i captured bt usb debugg
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please check on the other thread i have uploaded a more recent OTA firmware zip which i captured bt usb debugg

@darylzero
Did the EXTRACTED Boot.img from V224 worked for Patching with Magisk??

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Bad luck it is a small update with NO boot.img but it has boot.img.p which is a script for the boot image update
Very small update so nothing yet
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Bad luck it is a small update with NO boot.img but it has boot.img.p which is a script for the boot image update
Very small update so nothing yet

@darylzero

The Wait is getting OUT-OF-HAND...Anyway If you are familiar with the Linux Terminal Cammandants this GUIDE can help...
https://unix.stackexchange.com/quest...tract-boot-img

https://javigon.com/2012/09/04/mount...-system-images

Or try MTKextracter.exe...
Let's hope for the Best

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please check on the other thread i have uploaded a more recent OTA firmware zip which i captured bt usb debugg

Thanks for that!

---------- Post added at 06:34 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:32 PM ----------

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Originally Posted by AshhRED

@darylzero

The Wait is getting OUT-OF-HAND...Anyway If you are familiar with the Linux Terminal Cammandants this GUIDE can help...
https://unix.stackexchange.com/quest...tract-boot-img

https://javigon.com/2012/09/04/mount...-system-images

Or try MTKextracter.exe...
Let's hope for the Best

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I didn't like MTKextracter.exe. honestly, for a couple of reasons. But if you like it, not gonna complain about it!
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