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dechronic

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STOCK ROM IMAGES BLU DASH 5.0 D410a V27-GENERIC Android Kitkat 4.4.2 MT6572 Chipset (no UBIFS)

PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE FLASHING YOUR PHONE SO THAT YOU WON'T BRICK IT.

EDIT: 14 January 2015. Updated the TWRP 2.8.2.0 download link. Fixed the problem where ADB and MTP was not functioning in TWRP. Added backup support for a few other partitions including the Baseband.
EDIT: 19 January 2015. Changed method of rooting and added flashable zip with modified kernel to add init.d support (that was tested and is functioning properly.)


STEP 1
BACKUP YOUR MEDIATEK DEVICE

Prerequisites
All of the software is for Windows.

Download and Extract the MTK USB Drivers and the SP Flash Tool found closest to the top of the list at:
http://mtk2000.ucoz.ru/
Press the play button to the right of the file to start the download.

Download MTK Droid Root & Tools
Latest version can be found by following the link of the following post.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=38320254&postcount=1
Hint: Click the show content button to see the link to another forum with the download link

Direct Download Link of MTK Droid Root & Tools if you are having problems getting the link.


You will need Winrar to extract the files.
That can be downloaded from: http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm

READ HERE ON HOW TO BACKUP: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=38337401&postcount=5
Thanks to @rua1 for the instructions and software.
NOTE: I WOULD RECOMMEND BACKUPING UP THE USRDATA PARTITION AS WELL TO DO THAT USE HEX "0X96B40000" AS THE LENGTH DURING READ BACK IN SP FLASH TOOL

To flash the DASH 5.0 you need to use the Preloader to do it.

STEP 2
Installing the Preloader Driver (READ this section entirely before trying)
Open Device Manager
Start -> Run
Type:
Code:
devmgmt.msc
Press Enter

Turn off the phone until it is completely shut down with nothing plugged in the USB port. You will see the screen go black and shortly afterwards it will vibrate.

With Device Manager open, connect the USB cable to the phone without turning it on.
You will see the MT65XX Preloader appear (see image)
attachment.php


Quickly double click MT65XX Preloader before it disappears, if it disappered, just unplug and plug back in the cable and try again.
Under the Driver tab, click Update Driver, click Browse my computer for driver software.
Using the Browse button find the MTKUSBAll folder you extracted and click on "New inst. win 7&8x64" and click OK
Click Next
If you get the message "Windows can't verify the publisher of this driver software", just click "Install this driver software anyway"
Click Close
Click Close
After the driver is installed you can unplug the phone.

STEP 3
Uploading the image files to the phone{/B}
WARNING: The BLU-DASH-5.0_141022_BLU-D410a-V27-GENERIC_FOR_SP_FLASH_TOOL.zip file has all of the necessary images but do not flash them unless you trying to recover from a brick.

DO NOT FLASH THE PRELOADER.BIN AS IT MAY BRICK YOUR PHONE.

THE ONLY FILES I HAVE PERSONALLY TESTED ARE boot.img, factory_NONmodified_recovery.img and system.img


Download BLU-DASH-5.0_141022_BLU-D410a-V27-GENERIC_FOR_SP_FLASH_TOOL.zip from here:
http://d-h.st/3L9G

See Step 5

Extract the SP Flash Tool.
Extract the system.img and MT6572_Android_scatter.txt (and/or boot.img and factory_NONmodified_recovery.img, if you wish)
Open the SP Flash Tool
Click the Download tab
Click the Scatter-loading button and select the MT6572_Android_scatter.txt file.

Click the location of ONLY the parition(s) you are going to flash: ANDROID = SYTEM partition (system.img), BOOTIMG = KERNEL (boot.img) and RECOVERY=RECOVERY (factory_NONmodified_recovery.img or custom recovery file)

Select the image file (e.g. system.img or system_rooted.img)
MAKE SURE ALL OTHERS ARE NOT TICKED

Click the Download button.

Plug in the phone or unplug and plug it back in to start flashing the images to the phone.
Note: This can also be done with the battery removed.

Your phone will have root.

STEP 4 - Adding TWRP
First we need to rename the file recovery-from-boot.p found in the /system folder.
Using a File Manager with root permissions rename
Code:
recovery-from-boot.p
to
Code:
recovery-from-boot.bak

OR

From an adb shell, rename the file
Code:
su
cd /system
mv recovery-from-boot.p recovery-from-boot.bak

Now turn off the phone and with SP Flash Tool flash TWRP 2.8.2.0. Download link below.
NOTE: Select only the RECOVERY partition to flash. TWRP themes are supported as well as the Aroma File Manager.
http://d-h.st/aQmt

STEP 5 - Rooting and adding init.d support

Go to http://download.chainfire.eu/supersu
Download the latest SuperSU.

Go to http://d-h.st/AJQ
Download the init.d support zip file.

Boot to TWRP while connected to a PC with adb tools run the command
Code:
adb reboot recovery[/url]
OR
Hold down the power select Reboot and hold down the volume up button until you see the TWRP logo.

Via the install menu, flash the SuperSU zip and inti.d support zip.
ALL DONE!

THANKS: 
 [user=631273]@Chainfire[/user] for SuperSU
 [user=5119815]@rua1[/user] for MTK Droid Root & Tools and instructions on how to use SP Tools
 [user=4478781]@yuweng[/user] for creating the tool to make TWRP for MediaTek devices
 [user=912474]@Dees_Troy[/user] for TWRP
 
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dechronic

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I will give a brief explanatoin and will elaborate more when I have the time.

For Root:
Thanks to @Chainfire
I basically mounted the system.img in a Linux OS and copied the files from the SuperSU v2.36 zip file and placed them in their relevant directories added the relevant permissions, etc.

For init.d scripts
Thanks to @alireza7991
See his thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2287540
I modified the kernel to boot and created a flashable zip that adds busybox to /system/xbin and creates the necessary folders then flashes the modified kernel.

For TWRP:
Thanks to @yuweng
I used Easy Magic TWRP Installer for MTK. See http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=53752834#post53752834
It worked but changed my partition information for some reason even though the size fit my paritition size. I wiped my phone and lost my baseband and recovered it. Posted a new thread on how to do that. See http://forum.xda-developers.com/android/software-hacking/restore-baseband-mt65xx-devices-t2967949
That is why I posted the image file so no one has to face that problem too. I tested it and it is functioning without any problems.

You can follow yuweng's thread to make it smaller if your partition size is smaller than 6MB for some phones, at a cost of course.
 
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jorgefar

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After flash this rom only get Blu screen, wipe and cache reset and the same, trun to V14 again and power on ok, this v 27 in the 2 variants, stock and rroted not start.
 

jorgefar

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SP_Flash_Tool_exe_windows_v5.1420.00

Scatter File from V27

selected only:

Recovery: non modified...
Boot: boot.img
Android : System.img or System Rooted

Flashed OK

Only Blu screen and restar...

Im currently on V14 Ok
 

dechronic

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SP_Flash_Tool_exe_windows_v5.1420.00

Scatter File from V27

selected only:

Recovery: non modified...
Boot: boot.img
Android : System.img or System Rooted

Flashed OK

Only Blu screen and restar...

Im currently on V14 Ok

Your phone is a BLU Dash 5.0 D410a and NOT the 5.0+ or 5.0 Studio right?

It sounds like your kernel (boot.img) is not booting the /system partition. Try flashing the /system and recovery partitions only for now and see what happens. Do not flash the boot.img
 

Sexyr

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Your phone is a BLU Dash 5.0 D410a and NOT the 5.0+ or 5.0 Studio right?

It sounds like your kernel (boot.img) is not booting the /system partition. Try flashing the /system and recovery partitions only for now and see what happens. Do not flash the boot.img

I'm having the same problem as Jorgefar. Mine is on v24 instead of v14 though after the factory update to 4.4.2. I rooted it with kingroot, but I would like to have twrp recovery. I've done everything you instructed him, but mine gets stuck in the bootloop as well. I thought i could just flash the recovery, and did the rename on the recovery file, but that didn't work still had factory recovery. After that I did the entire procedure and got the bootloop. :confused:
 

dechronic

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I'm having the same problem as Jorgefar. Mine is on v24 instead of v14 though after the factory update to 4.4.2. I rooted it with kingroot, but I would like to have twrp recovery. I've done everything you instructed him, but mine gets stuck in the bootloop as well. I thought i could just flash the recovery, and did the rename on the recovery file, but that didn't work still had factory recovery. After that I did the entire procedure and got the bootloop. :confused:

After installing TWRP you need boot into TWRP before booting into Android and install the latest SuperSU. The install-recovery.sh will replace TWRP with the stock recovery on the first boot if SuperSU is not installed, which renames it.

After flashing TWRP with the Smart Phone Flash Tool, disconnect the cable, press the power button and then hold the volume up button to enter TWRP.
 

Sexyr

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After installing TWRP you need boot into TWRP before booting into Android and install the latest SuperSU. The install-recovery.sh will replace TWRP with the stock recovery on the first boot if SuperSU is not installed, which renames it.

After flashing TWRP with the Smart Phone Flash Tool, disconnect the cable, press the power button and then hold the volume up button to enter TWRP.

Cool got it and am on v27 now. thanks..... now if ony there were other roms for it :rolleyes: ah well, at least i'm rooted again with recovery.
 

Sexyr

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Anyone looking for baseband files can check http://forum.xda-developers.com/android/software-hacking/restore-baseband-mt65xx-devices-t2967949

For anyone wanting to use Link2SD on this, I have created a flashable zip to use with a custom recoveery that adds init.d support, installs Link2SD as a system app and adds a modified mount script that functions properly.
Requires root and a SD card with the second partition formatted as EXT4.
Download -> http://d-h.st/Dcgh

This say file no longer available..could it be downloaded elsewhere?
 

dlongnasty

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i have tried everything as you said but after using the flash too and b4 installing recovery it says my phone is not rooted so it wont let me rename the recovery file. should i have a rooted system image in the scatter file cause i dont see one in the files i extracted. p.s. i downloaded all the files you linked so if im missing something can someone please point me in the right direction. thanks

blu dash 5.0 d410a v27
 

dechronic

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i have tried everything as you said but after using the flash too and b4 installing recovery it says my phone is not rooted so it wont let me rename the recovery file. should i have a rooted system image in the scatter file cause i dont see one in the files i extracted. p.s. i downloaded all the files you linked so if im missing something can someone please point me in the right direction. thanks

blu dash 5.0 d410a v27

I probably need to redo the steps for a couple of the posts.
Download the TWRP at http://d-h.st/aQmt
Upload it to the phone. Make sure that only recovery is ticked in the Smart Phone Flash Tool (SP Flash Tool) and select the file you downloaded. You should be able to figure out the rest based on my instructions.
Flash SuperSU which can be downloaded from http://download.chainfire.eu/supersu
It will rename the file that would put back the original recovery.
That should be it.
 

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    STOCK ROM IMAGES BLU DASH 5.0 D410a V27-GENERIC Android Kitkat 4.4.2 MT6572 Chipset (no UBIFS)

    PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE FLASHING YOUR PHONE SO THAT YOU WON'T BRICK IT.

    EDIT: 14 January 2015. Updated the TWRP 2.8.2.0 download link. Fixed the problem where ADB and MTP was not functioning in TWRP. Added backup support for a few other partitions including the Baseband.
    EDIT: 19 January 2015. Changed method of rooting and added flashable zip with modified kernel to add init.d support (that was tested and is functioning properly.)


    STEP 1
    BACKUP YOUR MEDIATEK DEVICE

    Prerequisites
    All of the software is for Windows.

    Download and Extract the MTK USB Drivers and the SP Flash Tool found closest to the top of the list at:
    http://mtk2000.ucoz.ru/
    Press the play button to the right of the file to start the download.

    Download MTK Droid Root & Tools
    Latest version can be found by following the link of the following post.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=38320254&postcount=1
    Hint: Click the show content button to see the link to another forum with the download link

    Direct Download Link of MTK Droid Root & Tools if you are having problems getting the link.


    You will need Winrar to extract the files.
    That can be downloaded from: http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm

    READ HERE ON HOW TO BACKUP: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=38337401&postcount=5
    Thanks to @rua1 for the instructions and software.
    NOTE: I WOULD RECOMMEND BACKUPING UP THE USRDATA PARTITION AS WELL TO DO THAT USE HEX "0X96B40000" AS THE LENGTH DURING READ BACK IN SP FLASH TOOL

    To flash the DASH 5.0 you need to use the Preloader to do it.

    STEP 2
    Installing the Preloader Driver (READ this section entirely before trying)
    Open Device Manager
    Start -> Run
    Type:
    Code:
    devmgmt.msc
    Press Enter

    Turn off the phone until it is completely shut down with nothing plugged in the USB port. You will see the screen go black and shortly afterwards it will vibrate.

    With Device Manager open, connect the USB cable to the phone without turning it on.
    You will see the MT65XX Preloader appear (see image)
    attachment.php


    Quickly double click MT65XX Preloader before it disappears, if it disappered, just unplug and plug back in the cable and try again.
    Under the Driver tab, click Update Driver, click Browse my computer for driver software.
    Using the Browse button find the MTKUSBAll folder you extracted and click on "New inst. win 7&8x64" and click OK
    Click Next
    If you get the message "Windows can't verify the publisher of this driver software", just click "Install this driver software anyway"
    Click Close
    Click Close
    After the driver is installed you can unplug the phone.

    STEP 3
    Uploading the image files to the phone{/B}
    WARNING: The BLU-DASH-5.0_141022_BLU-D410a-V27-GENERIC_FOR_SP_FLASH_TOOL.zip file has all of the necessary images but do not flash them unless you trying to recover from a brick.

    DO NOT FLASH THE PRELOADER.BIN AS IT MAY BRICK YOUR PHONE.

    THE ONLY FILES I HAVE PERSONALLY TESTED ARE boot.img, factory_NONmodified_recovery.img and system.img


    Download BLU-DASH-5.0_141022_BLU-D410a-V27-GENERIC_FOR_SP_FLASH_TOOL.zip from here:
    http://d-h.st/3L9G

    See Step 5

    Extract the SP Flash Tool.
    Extract the system.img and MT6572_Android_scatter.txt (and/or boot.img and factory_NONmodified_recovery.img, if you wish)
    Open the SP Flash Tool
    Click the Download tab
    Click the Scatter-loading button and select the MT6572_Android_scatter.txt file.

    Click the location of ONLY the parition(s) you are going to flash: ANDROID = SYTEM partition (system.img), BOOTIMG = KERNEL (boot.img) and RECOVERY=RECOVERY (factory_NONmodified_recovery.img or custom recovery file)

    Select the image file (e.g. system.img or system_rooted.img)
    MAKE SURE ALL OTHERS ARE NOT TICKED

    Click the Download button.

    Plug in the phone or unplug and plug it back in to start flashing the images to the phone.
    Note: This can also be done with the battery removed.

    Your phone will have root.

    STEP 4 - Adding TWRP
    First we need to rename the file recovery-from-boot.p found in the /system folder.
    Using a File Manager with root permissions rename
    Code:
    recovery-from-boot.p
    to
    Code:
    recovery-from-boot.bak

    OR

    From an adb shell, rename the file
    Code:
    su
    cd /system
    mv recovery-from-boot.p recovery-from-boot.bak

    Now turn off the phone and with SP Flash Tool flash TWRP 2.8.2.0. Download link below.
    NOTE: Select only the RECOVERY partition to flash. TWRP themes are supported as well as the Aroma File Manager.
    http://d-h.st/aQmt

    STEP 5 - Rooting and adding init.d support

    Go to http://download.chainfire.eu/supersu
    Download the latest SuperSU.

    Go to http://d-h.st/AJQ
    Download the init.d support zip file.

    Boot to TWRP while connected to a PC with adb tools run the command
    Code:
    adb reboot recovery[/url]
    OR
    Hold down the power select Reboot and hold down the volume up button until you see the TWRP logo.
    
    Via the install menu, flash the SuperSU zip and inti.d support zip.
    ALL DONE!
    
    THANKS: 
     [user=631273]@Chainfire[/user] for SuperSU
     [user=5119815]@rua1[/user] for MTK Droid Root & Tools and instructions on how to use SP Tools
     [user=4478781]@yuweng[/user] for creating the tool to make TWRP for MediaTek devices
     [user=912474]@Dees_Troy[/user] for TWRP
    1
    I will give a brief explanatoin and will elaborate more when I have the time.

    For Root:
    Thanks to @Chainfire
    I basically mounted the system.img in a Linux OS and copied the files from the SuperSU v2.36 zip file and placed them in their relevant directories added the relevant permissions, etc.

    For init.d scripts
    Thanks to @alireza7991
    See his thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2287540
    I modified the kernel to boot and created a flashable zip that adds busybox to /system/xbin and creates the necessary folders then flashes the modified kernel.

    For TWRP:
    Thanks to @yuweng
    I used Easy Magic TWRP Installer for MTK. See http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=53752834#post53752834
    It worked but changed my partition information for some reason even though the size fit my paritition size. I wiped my phone and lost my baseband and recovered it. Posted a new thread on how to do that. See http://forum.xda-developers.com/android/software-hacking/restore-baseband-mt65xx-devices-t2967949
    That is why I posted the image file so no one has to face that problem too. I tested it and it is functioning without any problems.

    You can follow yuweng's thread to make it smaller if your partition size is smaller than 6MB for some phones, at a cost of course.
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    got it working thanks. are their any custom roms for the d410a?

    Not as far as I know
    1
    do you have a working TWRP for the Dash 5.0+ D412?

    Yea. My mother has the phone so I made one for her but I haven't updated it past 2.8.5.0. She wouldn't know how to get into it....lol

    twrp-2.8.5.0-BLU_DASH_5_0_PLUS.img