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By Celulareschinos, Junior Member on 19th April 2018, 03:24 AM
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Hi everyone,

First post here. I purchased a Cubot Kingkong. I liked the toughness and the price. Has Android Nougat, 2gb of Ram, 16gb ROM, MT 6580 quad core processor.

What I don't like is that it's slow, in my opinion. I tried to find a custom ROM, but couldn't find one.

Do you a custom ROM that can work? Thought about Android go, but it would need to be updated to Oreo first.

Thanks for your help.
 
 
19th August 2018, 11:31 AM |#2  
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Slow? I have this phone and I find it very reasonably snappy for its specs. The MT6580 is a 2016 entry-level processor. Not any great performer and no firmware will do miracles.
Besides, its Nougat Android is 100% bloat-free (a good surprise I must say). And the 2 Gb of RAM are enough to run it correctly. Don't think Android One would make much of a change here.
Your expectations might be too high for a sub-100€ phone.
22nd August 2018, 08:21 PM |#3  
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does anyone have a scatter file or custom recovery for this phone? how did you root?
24th August 2018, 10:34 PM |#4  
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CUBOT KING KONG B-1 (X511) Android 7.0 quick TWRP + rooting guide

WARNING: You do a factory reset! all data lost! unlocking - warranty lost!


edit: You can not flash from fastboot. but SP Flash Tool is able to flash twrp.img for encrypted device with locked bootloader (and FRP / OEM lock!) without data loss. TWRP is then able to decrypt data with default_password. Back up your /data from adb shell with "twrp backup DB" and manually copy Internal Storage (/data/media/0) via USB-MTP (not included in TWRP Backup). Backup is not described in this Tutorial, but feel free to ask

- first you need adb and fastboot, in Windows represented as adb.exe and fastboot.exe which run in command line terminal (cmd.exe) - (for adb and fastboot Windows XP click here)

- install MediaTek MT65xx USB VCOM Preloader USB Drivers for Windows

- this phone is locked. to unlock the bootloader, enable usb-debugging:
Settings -> About Phone -> tap Build number seven (7) times
Settings -> Developer options -> OEM unlocking -> Turn on
Settings -> Developer options -> USB debugging -> Ok

WARNING: You do a factory reset! all data lost!
- connect the phone to pc and type in command console:
- confirm with Yes (Volume UP)
Code:
adb reboot bootloader
fastboot oem unlock
Phone is now in Orange State - warranty lost!
- reboot the phone:
Code:
fastboot reboot
i have created a scatter file using this very cool program WwR MTK v2.30 from Ilya Aleksandrovich
then i have ported this TWRP v3.2.2-0 from S. M. Nahid Emon

- on Phone, download SR3-SuperSU-v2.79-SR3-20170114223742.zip flashable zip
- on PC, download the scatter file and the twrp-3-2-2-0-recovery from this thread

flash recovery with MediaTek SP Flash Tool

- in SP Flash Tool, go to Download and select the following files:
Download-Agent: MTK_AllInOne_DA.bin
Scatter-loading File: MT6580_cubot_king_kong_7081c_scatter.txt
Flash Mode: Download Only
- uncheck all checkboxes
- double click on recovery.img and select twrp.img
- press Download
- type in command console:
Code:
adb reboot bootloader
(flashing starts as soon as phone is connected in download mode)

- after successfully flashing, press and hold Volume UP, disconnect the phone, connect again, wait until you see the Orange State message appears, then release the Volume UP Button

- you can start TWRP each time from command console:
Code:
adb reboot recovery
edit: unfortunately, when flashed and booted from recovery, touch screen is not working unless someone will fix the kernel (Patryk did with IDA Pro but this tutorial drives me crazy) - at moment you can only boot as boot.img

- boot into TWRP recovery from fastboot without flashing recovery (working touch screen)
Code:
adb reboot bootloader
fastboot boot "C:\Download\twrp.img"


<-- see here



- from TWRP you can now install SuperSU.zip flashable zip

- if you want install Busybox binary, download Busybox-1.29.0-YDS-UNIVERSAL.zip from github and install this flashable zip from TWRP

- if you don't like SuperSU better use Magisk i have tested successfully too, it is easy to install, no TWRP required. MediaTek SP Flash Tool has a readback mode where you can make a backup of boot.img and copy to phone (or use the one attached). Then, all you have to do is install the Magisk Manager apk and patch the boot image, then flash the patched_boot.img and you are rooted

- this phone is encrypted by default - disable encryption may increase performance

WARNING: You do a factory reset! all data lost!

first install adb and fastboot, connect the phone and unlock the bootloader,
then follow instructions for disable encryption (do everything in TWRP):

- on Phone, download Disable Force Encrypt zip and SuperSU zip files

- boot into TWRP recovery from fastboot without flashing recovery (see above)

- copy Disable Force Encrypt zip to cache partition
Advanced -> File Manager
navigate to /data/media/0/Download
select file Disable_Dm-Verity_ForceEncrypt_v1.4.zip
press Copy File
navigate to /cache
confirm blue check mark on the right bottom
Swipe to Confirm

- repeat this copy SR3-SuperSU-v2.79-SR3-20170114223742.zip to /cache

go back to main menu
- Wipe -> Format Data -> type yes
if Format Data fails, reboot TWRP and try again:
go back to main menu
- Reboot -> Bootloader
- boot into TWRP recovery from fastboot without flashing recovery (see above)
- Wipe -> Format Data -> type yes

go back to main menu
- flash Disable Force Encrypt zip and SuperSU zip files
Install -> (Up A Level) -> /cache
select file Disable_Dm-Verity_ForceEncrypt_v1.4.zip
uncheck all checkboxes
Swipe to confirm Flash

go back
select file SR3-SuperSU-v2.79-SR3-20170114223742.zip
uncheck all checkboxes
Swipe to confirm Flash

Reboot System
- finish the initial android setup assistant
- enable usb-debugging (see above unlock bootloader)
- boot into TWRP recovery from fastboot without flashing recovery (see above)
- clear cache partition
Wipe -> Advanced Wipe -> Cache -> Swipe to Wipe

instead of SuperSU you can flash Magisk after Disable Force Encrypt. The SuperSU v2.79 is the latest release from Chainfire and it is Pro-Version. Do not update to V2.82 from Coding Code (it is the same version)
31st August 2018, 12:45 PM |#5  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by aIecxs

Patryk did with IDA Pro but this tutorial drives me crazy

Please post here:
  1. Result of:
    Code:
    echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/kptr_restrict
    cat /proc/kallsyms | grep tpd_i2c_probe
  2. Dump of:
    Code:
    cat /proc/kallsyms
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31st August 2018, 01:27 PM |#6  
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Code:
CUBOT_KING_KONG:/ # echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/kptr_restrict                   
CUBOT_KING_KONG:/ # cat /proc/sys/kernel/kptr_restrict
0
CUBOT_KING_KONG:/ # cat /proc/kallsyms | grep tpd_i2c_probe
c07d2970 t tpd_i2c_probe
CUBOT_KING_KONG:/ #
see attachment
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YmO...BcBi74kvKrna0s
31st August 2018, 02:27 PM |#7  
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What is the kernel architecture? (you can check that in CPU-Z) nevermind

Try this:
twrp-3.2.2.0-cubot_king_kong_7081c-20180831-2340.img (updated)
If it'll not work then this:
twrp-3.2.2.0-cubot_king_kong_7081c-20180831-2356.img
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1st September 2018, 11:51 AM |#8  
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i have tested, both not booting. i think we should just give up. maybe this method does not working for MT6580. i have requested kernel source code from Cubot but they denied
1st September 2018, 02:35 PM |#9  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lannig

Besides, its Nougat Android is 100% bloat-free (a good surprise I must say).

Cubot King Kong has data mining spy app in OTA updater
https://www.xda-developers.com/repor...a-chinese-firm

dont expect any firmware updates (they wont provide Oreo for sure) - better disable OTA updater instead:
Code:
pm disable --user 0 com.adups.fota
pm disable --user 0 com.adups.fota.sysoper
edit: do not update to V24 battery drain increases dramatically. Just stay at V16
2nd September 2018, 11:40 AM |#10  
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Whats the touch driver here?
1. *#*#3646633#*#*
2. Other extra
3. Device info <-- result
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2nd September 2018, 03:09 PM |#11  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LosTigeros

Whats the touch driver here?
1. *#*#3646633#*#*
2. Other extra
3. Device info <-- result

the code in dialer did not work, but i could enter Service Mode with MTK Engineering Mode apk. unfortunately there is no device info in Others. is there another way to check, maybe dump some file?
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