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By d89don, Member on 19th October 2016, 12:17 AM
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My goal for this thread is to gather as much info for the BLU Life One X2.

There is a similar thread for the older BLU Life One X 2016 but since we have no dedicated forum it was suggested to start a separate thread for the new device.

Specs

Screen: 5.2", 1080 x 1920 pixels, ~424 ppi, Gorilla Glass 3
Memory: 2 GB RAM, 16 GB storage, or 4GB RAM, 64 GB storage, microSD slot (up to 64GB)
Camera: 16 MP, f/2.4, phase detection autofocus, 8 MP front, LED flash front & rear, 1080p@30fps video
Battery:Li-Po 3000 mAh
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430
CPU: Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU: Adreno 505
Model: L0091UU


Links & Other General Resources

BLU Products
Amazon
GSMArena
BLU Products Development Team (Google+)
ieatgravity dedicated site for the development of the Blu Life One X2


Similar Phones
Anything you guys want added just let me know.
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21st October 2016, 03:20 AM |#2  
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UPDATE: We now have root on the BLOX2
All credit goes to ieatgravity and mswguitar for this info

WARNING: *I* cannot be held responsible for anything *you* do to *your* phone!


ADB & Fastboot
Before doing most things mentioned below you will need "adb" and "fastboot" installed. Two of your options are to install the Android SDK Tools or the Minimal ADB and Fastboot tool. If you are somewhat new to this I highly recommend the second one. Go here, download the latest version, and install it. When setup is complete you should have an icon for the Minimal ADB and Fastboot tool.

Note: I highly recommend you add "C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot" to your PATH variable in Windows. This way you can open a Command Prompt anywhere and use adb or fastboot.


Drivers
I recently setup a 5th gen Kindle Fire 7" tablet on my Windows 10 desktop. Because the BLU Life One X 2016 and the Kindle Fire are similar enough it just worked. To use the Amazon drivers you can find them on this page: https://developer.amazon.com/public/...et-for-testing. The direct link is https://s3.amazonaws.com/android-sdk...usb_driver.zip. Extract the zip file and then run KindleDrivers.exe.


Unlock Bootloader, Install Custom Recovery and Root, and Return to Stock
Note #1: All credit for this guide goes to rogersa2k's post for rooting the BLU Life One X 2016!!! You can check it out here. Most of the stuff was similar enough that I was able to follow it to root my BLOX2 with minor deviations which I've included here.

1) Unlock Bootloader
  1. Power on the phone and skip through all of the setup options
  2. Go to Settings -> About device
  3. Activate "Developer options" by tapping the android version in the settings around 7 times.
  4. Go into "Developer Options", 5th row down you with find the option OEM unlocking. Turn this feature on.
  5. Enable OEM unlocking
  6. Enable USB debugging
  7. Power off your device
  8. Hold down the power + volume up buttons at the same time until you see " boot in recovery" in white text in the upper left corner of the screen and release.
  9. Use the volume key to navigate to Bootloader and select it with the power button.
  10. Your phone will reboot and sit on the Blu bootup animation
  11. Plug the phone in to your PC and authorize it
  12. Open a Command Prompt
  13. Type fastboot devices to verify that your PC sees it correctly
  14. Type fastboot oem unlock
  15. This should output something along the lines of "Your bootloader is already unlocked!"
  16. If this is the case run "fastboot reboot" to return to android

2) Install Custom Recovery & Root

Note #1: We will flash a custom version of TWRP that was built by one of our members
  1. Be sure to have your Bootloader unlocked before proceeding
  2. Download this zip here with everything you will need:
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6...WpSY2haaXl5aU0
  3. Put the SuperSu.zip file on the sdcard
  4. Plug the phone in to your PC and authorize it
  5. Open a Command Prompt to wherever you extracted the .img file
  6. Type adb reboot bootloader
  7. Your phone will reboot and sit on the Blu bootup animation
  8. Type fastboot devices to verify that your PC sees it correctly
  9. Type fastboot flash recovery BLOX2_TWRP_Recovery.img
  10. Type fastboot boot BLOX2_TWRP_Recovery.img
  11. Once booted I strongly urge you to make a nandroid backup
  12. Select Install
  13. Select the SuperSu.zip
  14. Swipe to flash
  15. Reboot when complete
  16. Verify with a root checker or simply type "su" into terminal or an adb shell
  17. Launch SuperSU and configure it as you like

    Note: If your phone does not reboot then just hold the power button until it turns off. Hold the power button again until it turns back on.

To get back to stock:
Download this file here: (includes Stock Rom, Drivers and QFIL **Large DL**)
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6...25OMWJNVGdMYkU

Should be set back to stock (unrooted) rom and recovery
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Thanks for starting this thread. With the specs/price of this phone, I'm surprised there aren't more people all over this. Would love to have root access on this thing.
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Anybody knows how to screenshot on this device
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Originally Posted by DKStunna108

Anybody knows how to screenshot on this device

Hold the power button and volume down button simultaneously for about 2-3 seconds.
3rd November 2016, 12:13 AM |#6  
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Originally Posted by mswguitar

Hold the power button and volume down button simultaneously for about 2-3 seconds.

Thanks. I found out in the gestures. 3 finger swipe down
3rd November 2016, 01:15 AM |#7  
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Hopefully this gets going. Sure wanna see android 7 on this device or at least root an recovery
4th November 2016, 02:00 AM |#8  
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Is TWRP available ?
7th November 2016, 06:33 AM |#9  
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Yeah were gonna need sound mods. Has anyone hear the recordings with music its sound so screechy
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Yeah were gonna need sound mods. Has anyone hear the recordings with music its sound so screechy

Yeah, the phone speaker is not good for listening to music. Most of the time I listen to music with DSub or Pandora over Bluetooth headphones and it sounds fine.
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Anyone else having issues with bluetooth using most of their battery? I wasn't even connected to a BT device yesterday and it just dropped off a cliff.
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