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By Cleopatra Bianchi, Senior Member on 11th February 2017, 05:42 PM
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TWRP 3.0.3 at the post number 17 !

PLEASE FOLLOW VERY CAREFULLY THE NEXT STEPS

Make sure to have installed the OTA "full_k15ta_a-ota-1484567521.zip" (201701) !

1) Download the TWRP 3.0.2 at the next link :
http://www.mediafire.com/file/ya6ql5...twrp_3.0.2.rar

2) Install the adb drivers and fastboot commands :

http://www.mediafire.com/file/2df821.../ADB_1.4.2.rar

Unrar the rar. Run “adb-setup.exe”. Hit “Y” to all 3 questions.

3) Tap on Settings --> About phone --> Tap Build number seven times.
Developer options --> OEM unlocking enabled and USB debugging enabled.

4) Download SuperSU.zip and BusyBox.zip at the next link :

http://www.mediafire.com/file/g4hubp...LAST_SU-BU.rar

5) Unrar the rar. Copy the 2 zips onto your microSD.

STEPS TO DO ONCE ONLY :

6) Plug your phone to PC via USB cable.
Allow the pop up request on your phone to give your PC USB debugging.
7) Open CMD (command prompt).
8) Type the next command :

adb reboot bootloader (and press enter)

9) Now type the next command :

fastboot oem unlock (and press enter)

10) Press volume up (into your phone) to confirm to unlock the bootloader.
You will see in the CMD prompt the next messages :

"Start unlock flow", and when it will be finished, you will see "OKAY".

11) Reboot in normal mode (be patient, when you unlock the bootloader, the phone reset to factory).
12) Now tap 7 times on Build number. Then Developer options, and re-enable OEM unlocking and USB debugging.

STEPS TO DO EVERY TIME YOU NEED TWRP RECOVERY :

13) Copy the TWRP (recovery.img) into the same folder of fastboot.exe and adb.exe ( c:\adb\ ).
14) Connect your phone to the PC via USB cable.
15) Open CMD (command prompt) and type the next command :

adb reboot bootloader (and press enter)

16) Now type the next command :

fastboot boot c:\adb\recovery.img (and press enter)

17) Onto TWRP, if asking you to swipe to allow modification of System, tap KEEP READ ONLY.
18) Now - the most important thing - tap on Backup.
19) Check mark on Nvram, Boot, System and Data.
20) Tap on Select Storage, tap on MicroSDCard, tap on OK.
21) Tap Swipe to Backup.
22) Return to the main menù of TWRP.
23) Tap Install. Tap on Select Storage. Tap Micro SDCard. Tap OK.
24) Tap on SuperSU zip
25) Swipe to confirm Flash.
26) Tap on Reboot.
27) Tap on POWER OFF.
28) Turn on your phone.
29) Tap on the icon of SuperSU to activate it.
30) Download an app like "Root Check" or similar, to verify if phone is rooted.

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11th February 2017, 08:38 PM |#2  
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is there a stock recovery available that i can flash in case i want to reset my phone or pull ota updates without flashing any zip files? i think the ota.zip that vernee released does not include a recovery, does it?

EDIT: there might be a possibility to extract recovery.img from the phone over adb. the problem is that you need to be rooted to do this but i am not, so i will leave a link down below. could someone who rooted his apollo try to get the recovery.img ?
https://android.stackexchange.com/qu...img-in-any-way
11th February 2017, 09:01 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by julius1504

is there a stock recovery available that i can flash in case i want to reset my phone or pull ota updates without flashing any zip files? i think the ota.zip that vernee released does not include a recovery, does it?

You are right. There is no recovery.img inside the OTA update zip
I have made a custom recovery by myself. The pictures are the proof that my twrp works well.
This twrp method does not affect the original stock recovery.
Before to start the twrp by Fastboot, make sure you have installed the OTA 201701 update zip onto your Apollo.
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14th February 2017, 08:49 AM |#4  
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Hello, the method works very well ....

Thank you very much
14th February 2017, 03:47 PM |#5  
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Hello, Cleopatra
Just a couple of questions....
1.- In this TWRP "instalation" you ask adb to boot from an image is not in the telephone but in your PC? (Please, confirm)
2.- Instad using SuperSu for root, can Magisk take its place? Magisk seems to be a very promisory system.
Thank you very much. I do not have my piedce already to check myself. That is the reason of item 2.-
14th February 2017, 04:22 PM |#6  
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Hello, Cleopatra
Just a couple of questions....
1.- In this TWRP "instalation" you ask adb to boot from an image is not in the telephone but in your PC? (Please, confirm)
2.- Instad using SuperSu for root, can Magisk take its place? Magisk seems to be a very promisory system.
Thank you very much. I do not have my piedce already to check myself. That is the reason of item 2.-

Your first question :
Fastboot to boot the recovery.img (TWRP) inside your PC. I confirm it.

Your second question :
Regarding Magisk, please keep in mind that you need also "phh's SuperUser" and "xposed-v87.0-sdk23-topjohnwu.zip".

Very soon I will have the Vernee Apollo in my hands to do all kinds of tests without asking anyone to be the test case.
The first most important target is to make a stock firmware flashable by SP Flash Tool.
The second most important target is to make a twrp flashable by SP Flash Tool.

Regards
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14th February 2017, 06:02 PM |#7  
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We are in the same situation...
Waiting
Graccie tanto!!!
16th February 2017, 06:09 AM |#8  
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Stock firmware in Flash Tool
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Originally Posted by Cleopatra Bianchi

Your first question :
Fastboot to boot the recovery.img (TWRP) inside your PC. I confirm it.

Your second question :
Regarding Magisk, please keep in mind that you need also "phh's SuperUser" and "xposed-v87.0-sdk23-topjohnwu.zip".

Very soon I will have the Vernee Apollo in my hands to do all kinds of tests without asking anyone to be the test case.
The first most important target is to make a stock firmware flashable by SP Flash Tool.
The second most important target is to make a twrp flashable by SP Flash Tool.

Regards

I look forward to flash the stock firmware in Flash Tool. I foolishly made a phone of brick, all backups lost. Thanks!
17th February 2017, 03:04 PM |#9  
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UPDATE 01
UPDATE 01

Carliv Touch Recovery 5.7.3



The touchscreen does NOT works.
BUT :
You are able to move between the options by "volume up" and "volume down" buttons.
You are able to select any option by "power" button.
Flash it by SP Flash Tool (load the scatter file inside rar and select "Download Only" option).

On an inspired idea by Marsapa (Androidiani forum).

Download link : You will find it on Needrom



STEPS TO UNBRICK THE VERNEE APOLLO :

Make sure you have the "full_k15ta_a-ota-XXX.zip" onto your microSD.
Make sure you have "UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.79-20161211114519.zip" onto your microSD.

SuperSU.zip and BusyBox.zip link :

http://www.mediafire.com/file/g4hubp...LAST_SU-BU.rar

1) Flash the recovery.img with SP Flash Tool.

2) Press "volume up" and "power" buttons simultaneously.

3) Select the first line with "volume up" button.

4) Press "volume down" to enter into Carliv 5.7.3.

5) Press "volume down" button and select "install zip".

6) Press "power" button.

7) Select "Choose zip from ExtraSD" and press "power" button.

If you do not find anything on ExtraSD, select "Choose zip from Sdcard".

8) Select "full_k15ta_a-ota-1482441792.zip" and press "power" button.
9) Select "Yes - Install full_k15ta_a-ota-1482441792.zip".
10) Press "power" button to start the flash of OTA zip.

You will see the following lines appear in sequence :

Finding update package...
Opening update package...
Installing update...
Target:
alps/full_15ta_a/k15ta_a:6.0/MRA58K/1482438895:user/release-keys
Patching system image unconditionally...
Verifying the updated system image...
Verified the updated system image.
Patching custom image unconditionally...
Verifying the updated custom image...
Verified the updated custom image.
Patching custom image unconditionally...
Verifying the updated custom image...
Verified the updated custom image.
start to update general image
start to update loader image
start to update main loader image

Install from sdcard complete.

11) Select "<<<< Go Back <<<<" and press "power" button.
12) Press "volume down" button and select "install zip".
13) "Choose zip from Sdcard".
14) Select "UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.79-20161211114519.zip" and press "power" button.
15) Select "Yes - Install UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.79-20161211114519.zip".
16) When "Install from sdcard complete", "<<<< Go Back <<<<".
17) Select "Reboot Phone".
18) Select "No".
19) Be patient. Your Apollo will reboot twice.
20) Enjoy with your unbricked Vernee Apollo.
21) Settings-->About phone-->tap 7 times on Build number.
22) Developer options-->enable OEM unlocking and USB debugging.
23) Tap on SuperSU icon to activate it (New user).

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Originally Posted by Cleopatra Bianchi

The first most important target is to make a stock firmware flashable by SP Flash Tool.
The second most important target is to make a twrp flashable by SP Flash Tool.

Regards

Agree in both
Regards
19th February 2017, 05:13 PM |#11  
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Where can I find the update zip ?
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