after weeks of searching and trial and error i figured it out with some help from the net piecing info together
so now with my success i share with you:
1. shutdown tablet
2. power + vol ^ (hold till green android man)
3. power + vol ^ (might need to tap both multiple times, but be patient) enter recovery mode
4. scroll thru recovery menu, factory rest, clear cache, restart
5. now on pc extract zip file open sp flash tools folder, run application as administrator
6. load scatter file of X1048 x1049 xxxxx...
7. select all including preloader, instead of download only choose format all and download
8. hit download, make sure you power off tablet, then connect usb to pc
should show the red progress line, and after a few seconds begin flashing the tablet, allow it to do its thing till
green ok dialog button appears, power on and voila!!!
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