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In order to keep this thread clean, please use this one to discuss about Development, Support or Software Updates.​

HOW-TO Root, Install Custom Recovery (TWRP) and Restore Stock ROM guide: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1NJcDBkLk8zMwyv2BTqRjn2NB_ZOWKjP1fRpSVr44Oxk

ROMs:

To avoid any possible issue, do not forget to backup your NVRAM so that you won't risk to lose your IMEI. How-to: http://www.anythingultimate.in/2015/11/how-to-backup-your-nvram-partition.html

Stock (Android 7.0)

- 20170911: https://mega.nz/#!xUlWTYIa!UGR5M73hQ6OeD2-KDQEGPlrf5odjdWkzpNHK2onY9Ek

DO NOT USE THE "Format All & Download" OPTION IF YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR IMEI! Choose "Firmware Upgrade" instead.

Previous Releases:
Flash Tool

- SP Flash Tool for Windows and Linux: https://mega.nz/#F!dYUm0TbB!SWeMLb5Wu1NbRzTPQ8-s_A


Recovery:



Root:

Rooting Methods (if you are on Stock ROM)

- SuperSU (flashable using TWRP): http://forum.xda-developers.com/apps/supersu


Extras (Root-Only):

Customization

- Xposed Framework (not available on Nougat yet): http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=3034811


Useful Third-Party Apps:

Battery Life

 
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SubwayChamp

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Hi to everybody.. The recoverys must be adjusted because i don't have this device, so i can't study the correct partitions.

Hi, thanks for the tool, it is useful to flashing and get root through adb sideload. I tried porting but a common issue is a touch not responsive. Unfortunately I lost all my notes in my old pc, How can I get partitions for easy to help with this?
 

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Hi, thanks for the tool, it is useful to flashing and get root through adb sideload. I tried porting but a common issue is a touch not responsive. Unfortunately I lost all my notes in my old pc, How can I get partitions for easy to help with this?
Hi subwaychamp, the study of partition need to write inside the recovery the right mounting of the memory to correct the problem of the touch is too hard because need the source from the bluboo brand to write inside the recovery the right instructions of the screen.
 

jpmaroco

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SP Flast Tool Error

Guys,
I am trying to do a nvram.img backup with SP Flash Tools, but when I connect my turned off phone I always get this error
ERROR: STATUS_BROM_CMD_SEND_DA_FAIL.
The phone than just starts (it shouldn't, I am not sure why). Someone had this problem before? I running the August release rom.
Thanks!

It was a problem with the cable connection due to the plastic cover. I removed the cover and the cable is now well connected. Everything worked....
Don't understand why when booting up with the 20170920 rom, the boot "Bluboo" shows up twice: first saying "Powered by Android" and than black screen and than powers up again just saying bluboo....
 
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Help.
My cable can not connect to the computer. driver installed.
I think the cable is broken. but still charging and charging very slowly
does anyone like me?
 

jonatutu

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I am having this error when using SP tools to read scatter file from firmware folder. Error : status_scatter_file_invalid (0xC0030001). Anybody can help. I am having problem extracting scatter file with droid tools and using adb cat /proc/mtd.
 

SubwayChamp

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I am having this error when using SP tools to read scatter file from firmware folder. Error : status_scatter_file_invalid (0xC0030001). Anybody can help. I am having problem extracting scatter file with droid tools and using adb cat /proc/mtd.

Some versions don`t work with some devices (by i,e v10 doesn`t work for me) but here you have 3 different, rename it and try
 

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SubwayChamp

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Aug 6, 2016
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Guys,
I am trying to do a nvram.img backup with SP Flash Tools, but when I connect my turned off phone I always get this error
ERROR: STATUS_BROM_CMD_SEND_DA_FAIL.
The phone than just starts (it shouldn't, I am not sure why). Someone had this problem before? I running the August release rom.
Thanks!

Download "Partitions backup" app from PlayStore maybe it asks for root
 

jpmaroco

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,,, remove the plastic cover?!... mine has a weak connection due to the plastic cover. See if it helps...

---------- Post added at 03:30 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:28 PM ----------

Help.
My cable can not connect to the computer. driver installed.
I think the cable is broken. but still charging and charging very slowly
does anyone like me?

... you probably have the plastic cover on? Mine was also having a poor connection due to the cover. Remove it and see if it helps.
 
Jun 27, 2017
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hi. can anyone give me a link with latest firmware with working sensors for flashtool ?
i have a bluboo s1 black with 4gb of ram with 18.08.2017 firmware
 
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agiannako

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i have just bought bluboo S1 and there is no way to turn on the front camera. There is no icon on screen to change from the back camera to front. Any Help????????
 
Guys,
I am trying to do a nvram.img backup with SP Flash Tools, but when I connect my turned off phone I always get this error
ERROR: STATUS_BROM_CMD_SEND_DA_FAIL.
The phone than just starts (it shouldn't, I am not sure why). Someone had this problem before? I running the August release rom.
Thanks!

It was a problem with the cable connection due to the plastic cover. I removed the cover and the cable is now well connected. Everything worked....
Don't understand why when booting up with the 20170920 rom, the boot "Bluboo" shows up twice: first saying "Powered by Android" and than black screen and than powers up again just saying bluboo....

Use latest Sp flash tool v5.1728
While connecting your device with PC hold down the volume down button.. It will work

---------- Post added at 11:28 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:18 PM ----------

hi. can anyone give me a link with latest firmware with working sensors for flashtool ?
i have a bluboo s1 black with 4gb of ram with 18.08.2017 firmware

http://www.mediafire.com/file/cww7cynfr16zkz5/Bluboo_S1_Helio_P25_L_MT6757_V01_20170920.zip

---------- Post added at 11:28 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:28 PM ----------

hi. can anyone give me a link with latest firmware with working sensors for flashtool ?
i have a bluboo s1 black with 4gb of ram with 18.08.2017 firmware

http://www.mediafire.com/file/cww7cynfr16zkz5/Bluboo_S1_Helio_P25_L_MT6757_V01_20170920.zip
 
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Use latest Sp flash tool v5.1728
While connecting your device with PC hold down the volume down button.. It will work

---------- Post added at 11:28 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:18 PM ----------



http://www.mediafire.com/file/cww7cynfr16zkz5/Bluboo_S1_Helio_P25_L_MT6757_V01_20170920.zip

---------- Post added at 11:28 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:28 PM ----------



http://www.mediafire.com/file/cww7cynfr16zkz5/Bluboo_S1_Helio_P25_L_MT6757_V01_20170920.zip

thank you
 

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    In order to keep this thread clean, please use this one to discuss about Development, Support or Software Updates.​

    HOW-TO Root, Install Custom Recovery (TWRP) and Restore Stock ROM guide: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1NJcDBkLk8zMwyv2BTqRjn2NB_ZOWKjP1fRpSVr44Oxk

    ROMs:

    To avoid any possible issue, do not forget to backup your NVRAM so that you won't risk to lose your IMEI. How-to: http://www.anythingultimate.in/2015/11/how-to-backup-your-nvram-partition.html

    Stock (Android 7.0)

    - 20170911: https://mega.nz/#!xUlWTYIa!UGR5M73hQ6OeD2-KDQEGPlrf5odjdWkzpNHK2onY9Ek

    DO NOT USE THE "Format All & Download" OPTION IF YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR IMEI! Choose "Firmware Upgrade" instead.

    Previous Releases:
    Flash Tool

    - SP Flash Tool for Windows and Linux: https://mega.nz/#F!dYUm0TbB!SWeMLb5Wu1NbRzTPQ8-s_A


    Recovery:



    Root:

    Rooting Methods (if you are on Stock ROM)

    - SuperSU (flashable using TWRP): http://forum.xda-developers.com/apps/supersu


    Extras (Root-Only):

    Customization

    - Xposed Framework (not available on Nougat yet): http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=3034811


    Useful Third-Party Apps:

    Battery Life

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    TWRP 3.2.1 for BLUBOO S1

    TWRP 3.2.1 for BLUBOO S1

    Based on Android 7.0 firmware ver.BLUBOO_S1_Helio_P25_L_V04_20170908 / 2017年 09月 11日 星期一 15:57:08 CST

    WARNING!! Strictly follow these installation instruction!

    Install:
    1. Enter to fastboot mode, Unlock bootloader using "fastboot oem unlock" command
    2. Reboot to the system
    3. Enter to fastboot mode again, and flashing TWRP using "fastboot flash recovery recovery.img" command
    4. Enter into TWRP and Install the "Magisk-v15.1.zip" path
    5. Reboot to the system
    6. Install the MagiskManager-v5.5.2.apk
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    Hi!
    What is the risk to trying to flash a Vx or L_Vx to a V10 device like mine? There aren't new updates since 2017/08/18 for this first version :( Do you think that the next custom ROMs will be available also for our deprecated prototype-like infected smartphone?

    Thank you! Alex
    PS: I've subscribed to this thread to stay tuned to all news about updating and rooting this potentially powerful but badly supported smartphone.

    Well, at least from versions that I downloaded that are four; v01 (09/20), v04 (09/08), v07 (08/04) and v10 (08/18) any bricked my device, issue is that at time to flashing (I don´t remember wich) FlashTool gave me error (maybe different lenght of some partition) and I flashed through fastboot system and boot cause this files are most important, so I could flash all these versions, and one of them I received 2 otas in a few minutes. Yes, there are devs all around the world working in this device and normally I didn´t see any custom rom on any device before 6 months aprox. also there are a lot of devices that comes with similar specs like Leagoo S8 pro, Meizu pro7 (porting FlymeOs), Maze Alpha, Gionee A1 plus (porting a nice rom AmigoOs) and at least we can port from those but at moment there no sources to do much. This device has just two virus reported and like others brands have unfortunately its own bloatware but can be delete easily with a tool that I posted before. But for all that I read there is a batch, I think very early pre-sale that doesn´t include sensors of light and proximity (a hardware problem that can not be solved
    3
    Unfortunately I have to agree with you for most of the things, except for camera. The resolution isn't fake (the second back camera is though, as on all Mediatek chinese devices) but the Mediatek Camera HAL is terrible thus even if there was a 21MP sensor for the back camera, the quality would not be much better. There is a lack of optimization for the camera software.

    About LineageOS 15, you can forget about it for now. This MT6757 platform is relatively new so working on a open-source ROM, especially without any kernel source available, is almost impossible.

    I'll work on a custom ROM for it soon, since I like this device and don't want that users keep using an infected ROM.

    P.S.: add a "QUOTE" to your email's text to separate the rest from the post's main sentence.

    Just for those who were waiting for my Custom ROM. I am facing serious difficulties in getting something usable on this device, the framework seems to have some sort of security barrier. I can modify anything via TWRP, but i can't install a pre-modded ROM (either in .zip format or system.img). Really odd. Maybe i will just provide a flashable patch to remove all the crap.
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    Hello!

    BLUBOO really lacks of support. This is the first and last smartphone bought by me from this unreliable Chinese brand! I have sent this e-mail to the official support, without reactions. Please, do the same to obtain updates and fixes! PLEASE, also ask an official custom ROM based on Lineage OS 15 (OREO) to become indipentent from this bad manifacturer.

    "I'm an Italian tech blogger supporting your BLUBOO S1 from the beginning. I have bought it during Gearbest pre-sale "discount" (paid it 141€, more than 127€ today price!) and I have written a detailed POSITIVE review (until now) and recorded a video test on Youtube, with a link to buy it from Gearbest, here:

    Bluboo S1 4G il phablet tri-bezel-less mid range che costa 1/4 rispetto a S8 e LG G6! http://www.microsmeta.com/dblog/articolo.asp?articolo=1426

    More that 3600 users have already read it until now. I'm mostly happy of my choice, It has a nice 3-bezel-less form factor, P25 with 4 GB RAM is fast and runs smoothly. the 5.5 Sharp display is quite good (although it as a strange darker frame well visible with darker wallpapers see:
    ?t=6m15s ) and a decent battery.

    BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF DEFECTS IN V10 VERSION.

    1) AS YOU KNOW, there are malwares in ScrWeather, Phenix launcher and FreeTouch utility installed in ROM, so I cannot remove them! VERY OFTEN, while I open the browser, it redirect the link to more love the world or it opens a full screen banner and installs unwanted apps from Play Store.

    2) Not standard USB TYPE C port. It needs a longer plug to charge battery. Very diffcult to find a replacement!

    3) Same problem for USB TYPE C to 3.5 audio jack adapter. It do not fit well (especially with plastic cover)

    4) My V10 device version completely lacks of proximity and light sensors. Update sensors.zip upgrade found in your forum doesn't fix the issue and the Youtube tutorial is in Chinese language and very difficult for average customers to understand.

    5) FAKE secondary 3 MPIX back camera. The bokeh effect is badly generated by software.

    6) Bad 1.2 Mpix (not 5 / 8 interpolated Mpix as stated on your blog) front camera

    7) Bad 13 Mpix back camera. Probably it is the worse Sony sensor ever made. Really no comparable to iPhone7 Plus or P10 cameras examples, as shown in your blog. Decent shots only with very good lights. AutoFocus continuously TRY to get an images without blur during video recording (every 3 seconds!)

    8) No more OTA updates since 18/08/2017 for V10

    9) Absolutely no support from your team in your forum and blog, on Twitter or by email.
    I really hope that I will not need hardware support from you. If you want to grow as a respectable Chinese manifacturer you must assign resources to give feedback to your valuable customers!

    10) The tempered glass cover is too small for the display and gives it a bad look, too!

    PLEASE, SINCE I REALLY DOUBT THAT YOU WILL UPDATE THIS DEVICE TO OREO,
    RELEASE EASY INSTRUCTIONS TO SAFETY ROOT BLUBOO S1 TO REMOVE
    MALWARES AND ADWARES EVERY DAY DETECTED BY MALWAREBYTES AND DR.WEB SECURITY TOOLS!

    I really hope to receive a feedback for this second email to you and, if you will fix malware and sensors I will continue to support your future smartphones that could be very interesting if you solve important problems. I will continue to search solutions to improve your software and possibly to install Lineage OS 15 (Oreo) and I will share my opinions on Bluboo smartphones as a known influencer on XDA and Italian tech blogs and forums on Disqus.

    Best regards, Alex microsmeta.com

    Unfortunately I have to agree with you for most of the things, except for camera. The resolution isn't fake (the second back camera is though, as on all Mediatek chinese devices) but the Mediatek Camera HAL is terrible thus even if there was a 21MP sensor for the back camera, the quality would not be much better. There is a lack of optimization for the camera software.

    About LineageOS 15, you can forget about it for now. This MT6757 platform is relatively new so working on a open-source ROM, especially without any kernel source available, is almost impossible.

    I'll work on a custom ROM for it soon, since I like this device and don't want that users keep using an infected ROM.

    P.S.: add a "QUOTE" to your email's text to separate the rest from the post's main sentence.