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Can you flash a MA5 rom Running on MA7 Firmware?

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By blueshoky, Member on 17th February 2013, 11:49 PM
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Can you flash a MA5 rom Running on MA7 Firmware? Will H2O MA5 rom work on a rooted MA7 phone ?
18th February 2013, 12:24 AM |#2  
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Re: Can you flash a MA5 rom Running on MA7 Firmware?
How did you root your MA7 stuck

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18th February 2013, 01:01 AM |#3  
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I used Billard's back-to-stock LJC zip, installed rwilco's MA7 update zip using stock recovery, rooted using Chainfire's auto-root, installed TWRP with Goomanager, flashed deodexed MA7 and everything works! VERY smooth and fast. I copied this from another user.
18th February 2013, 01:03 AM |#4  
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Re: Can you flash a MA5 rom Running on MA7 Firmware?
Several ways. What I did was use odin to flash twrp. Tgen used twrp to flash a root zip.

The only glitch I ran into that I don't see explained anywhere was one step along the way to actually flash twrp successfully. In odin you click PDA and select the openrecovery*.tar and it flashes fine but then reboots into the regular OS. When you reboot into recovery it's still the stock recovery.

I had to un-check the auto-reboot checkbox in odin and flash twrp again, then pull the battery, then get all three voldown-home-power buttons pressed and while holding them use your foot or your chin or your girlfriend or something to put the battery back in. Then it boots into twrp and you never have a problem after that. It's a one-time problem.

Once I had twrp I used that to flash a which was just a recovery flashable packaging of supersu. After that everything else you can get from market. Busybox titanium etc.

There are other instructions that go the other way where you use odin to flash a and then just use goo manager to install twrp.

Cf auto root still works on ma7 too, which is just a little more automated way to do the same things I just described.

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18th February 2013, 01:33 AM |#5  
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Well I don't know about MA5 ROM on MA7 but I just flashed Whomp 2.6 which is LJC on MA7 and no issues to report so far. Didn't do anything special just flash as normal.
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