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hello ! after a week of testing ive finally found a solution for samsung galaxy s4 clone ( mt6572 gt-i9500 ). with no service !

Soo , you have no service and can't make calls ! follow this instructions and you will be talking on your phone in no time

Its very simple : ( i'll add the necessary links / software for this job )

1. you need SP_Flash_Tool_exe_v3.1316.0.150

2. you need the WORKING ROM ! modified by me

3. you need MtkDroidTools
( this version is allready modified to work with mt6572 )

The procedure :

we must first format the phone using SP_Flash_Tool_exe_v3.1316.0.150 . soo we open the program and select the scatter file.txt atached in the rom . hit format and then hit OK.
Now remove the battery and connect the usb cable to the phone. it will start formatting the phone. wait till is ready ( you will see a green circle )

At this point , the phone is ready to receive the new ROM

you have allready selected the scatter file early'r .

THIS STEP IS VERY IMPORTANT !!! uncheck the CACHE and USRDATA at the bottom.

Now hit Download button , you will get a warning message, just press YES
Now put the baterry back into the phone, and connect the usb cable. wait till the process end's and when you see the green circle you can disconect the phone, remove the battery, insert back the battery and power on the phone , and voila !! your phone have working network !!

Next step is to write the IMEI...

Use MtkDroidTools ( you must have debugging mode on in the phone ) connect the phone to the usb cable, wait till MtkDroidTools see your phone , and then hit the big imei button. There you must provide the imei number ( you can find it under the battery ) after that you hit write imei and then reset your phone and you are good to go

I presume that you allready have the usb drivers ( if not, i can also provide them )

For other questions use the forum below

If i have saved your day, maybe you consider making a small donation ( for that, use the DONATE TO ME button under my name )

Have a nice day !
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22nd February 2014, 11:10 AM |#2  
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Thanks for this tut, @pacattosul its very easy to follow, unlike some I've come accross, could I ask this?, will this not work by just using Mtkdroid tools as in the latter part of your tutorial? without the need of flashing a new rom?

Also I hope you dont mind a bit of constructive criticism, the developer of Mtkdroid tools @rua1 has specifically asked that his program is not placed on other sites for download, perhaps you could just change your post to link to his thread, here..... Plus I do feel you are rather inviting problems by not specifying the details and build of your device that you have tested this method on, I don't have this phone but I'm sure there are quite a few different versions out there and the result of flashing the wrong preloader for your device can be a $200 paperweight, as I'm sure you know, and with that in mind I would stress that before embarking on this, a full backup is desirable in case it all goes t*ts up. Hope you don't mind my mentioning this stuff, if you decide to make those few minor changes, I'll edit and delete this paragraph, don't want to spoil your thread.
22nd February 2014, 06:49 PM |#3  
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hello oscarblue48 !

i really don't mind that you point my mistakes... im actually happy cause as you say, MTKtools its somebody's work and should really be apreciated. BUT, this tutorial only work's with this special version of MTKtools !! i'm not responsable if you use any other tools/versions !!

you say that people may broke 200$ phone if they flash this rom... ok it may happend, but only if they mistake the model-version of the phone ! like ive say'd this tutorial and the rom only goes for MT6572 GT-I9500 SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 CLONE !! if they flash this rom on other devices they are responsible for what they do...

Actually , this rom goes for dead phones as well ( as i mentioned on other site ) , so i supose that most of the people , when they reach this tutorial, its for a good known reason

You also ask me if you can only use the mtktools... well you can easylly use that program, but you will probably not change anything inside that phone. most of the people try'd mtktool and complain that the imei remains null or empty after writing with this tool... soo in order to fix the annoyng NO SERVICE problem, i recommend that you follow the entire tutorial

I hope ive answered all your questions, and offcourse if you encounter any problem you can allways comeback and simply ask
23rd February 2014, 03:16 PM |#4  
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Hi bro help me out here is my thread :

I tried your rom but still not working i can enter to recovery mode with different preloader and doesn't show me black screen when turned on as my big problem is i can not format my nand as you will see in my thread i was messing up with boot logo via root as it was rooted with any help please as i have tried alot roms and i can't find stock rom for this phone MTK6572_S00 samsung s4 this is made in korea by samsung...and I do not have backup of my rom...

Thanks in advance
3rd March 2014, 07:13 PM |#5  
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Please help
Always getting - 4032(DRAM FAILED) while downloading- Followed same steps !

Appreciate any help


I have flashed it successfully - Also the IMEI, but still not registering to network.
5th March 2014, 03:36 PM |#6  
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be aware !! you have the dual sim ( 2 sim ) phone or single sim?? this only works for single sim phone... also, you must not try to flash this on dual sim phone !!

try this... go to settings and at the network tab change the connection mode... chose hspda preffered... that may do the trick !
6th March 2014, 04:06 PM |#7  
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6th March 2014, 10:51 PM |#8  
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hardware : UNIVERSAL5410
model : i9500
buildnumber :JDQ39.19500XXUAMDK_v2
build date utc : 20140215-054157
android v :4.2.2
basebanv,2014/02/11 14:38
kernel :.3.4.5 (root@sanstar-desktop)(gcc version 4.6 x google
please links
11th July 2014, 06:34 PM |#9  
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can anyone post me a link to the ROM? been having this problem with my phone for a while, didn't know how to fix but this seems to be the best way.

Feel free to message me if you have a link to the ROM.

- Bjarni
7th September 2014, 08:59 PM |#10  
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would you please send me the working rom link ? I m facing the same problem my device cannot detect any sim card
I ve loaded new rom this I950X_224_En20131204
My device
hardware : mt 6577
model : Samsung Galaxy S IV(I950X)
buildnumber :JDQ39.I9500XXUAMDL
build date utc : 20131205-070528
android v :4.2.2
baseband v :MAUI.11AMD.w1222.SP.V19.2013/07/17 15:43
kernel :.3.4.5-526212 se.infra@SEI-44#1 Wed Apr 24 20:59:59 KST 2013
Uboot build V: Main2.2.ubt.5085

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