[CLONE] HDC Galaxy S4 Legend *with Air Gestures*

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sauliucijus

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Siauliai
This is a clone

Phone functionality back.It vibrates and makes a step back.And so almost constantly.Impossible to use the phone.What to do?I did backup. I can not find the firmware.I think here is the problem.What do you think?What do I do?
Hardware : MT6582
Model : GT-I9500
Build number : GT-I9500HA 20131211-215512
Build date UTC : 20131211-135512
Android v : 4.2.2
Baseband v: MOLY.WR8.W1315.MD.WG.MP.V10.P17, 2013/11/13 20:34
Kernel v : 3.4.5 ([email protected]) (gcc version 4.6.x-google 20120106 (prerelease) (GCC) ) #1 SMP Wed Dec 11 21:53:12 CST 2013
Uboot
build v : ----- deve essere root shell
LCD Driver IC : 1-hx8389b_hsd50_jingtai_qhd

This is a clone
 

heopas

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Hello, i have bought a galaxy s4 legend (one sim) and i am looking for a rom.
I have found stock roms at the following link http://www.needrom.com/mobile/hdc-galaxy-s4-legend-2/
but there isn' t any changelog available.
Other people suggest:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2591391
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2402860

Tell me your opinion because i can' t decide.
Thanks.

Problems till now:
1) Phone close from battery at 56% (i am using original galaxy s4 battery and i already use battery calibration)
2) WiFi signal is poor.
 
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Redyak

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Nov 17, 2011
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Because i bought a perfect HDC S4 clone and the play services were not working correctly i started to search for ROM.
SO i came here 255 pages of info on the legend.

I believe "fluffy " is the expert.

Were is it save to buy a real Legend?
Do they come with logos?
Do original S4 Cases fit ?

The one i got now does everything above except it was not a HDC legend but likely a Meso or Fly .

Who has a link: i prefer buying on dhgate :)
 

KrispySLO

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Sep 30, 2012
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Hello all !!
Can anyone post a original recovery of HDC Galaxy S4 Legend, i need recovery.img and boot.img....

Please i realy need it, becouse when i use MTK droid tools and make CWM recovery, something goes wrong and now CWM is turned around... i tried again with MTK droid tools but i can fix it....

please help
 

oscarblue48

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Hello all !!
Can anyone post a original recovery of HDC Galaxy S4 Legend, i need recovery.img and boot.img....

Please i realy need it, becouse when i use MTK droid tools and make CWM recovery, something goes wrong and now CWM is turned around... i tried again with MTK droid tools but i can fix it....

please help
If you don't have any luck getting your stock recovery, you could try porting Carliv's touch recovery, but you must have a working cwm (doesnt matter if its upside down, as long as it works ok) I used yuweng's automated porting tool, details here under instructions in the first post.
During the porting process the tool asks if the screen is flipped, you would click yes and ctr should be installed the right way up.
Hope this helps.

Edit; I have a different mediatek phone so don't know for sure that this will work for your phone, also if you do try it, you may have to have Mtkdroid tools running in the background with root shell established.
 
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j.m.thomson

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Nov 14, 2013
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Galaxy clone puzzle

Hello, if thsi is the correct place to post ?
I have a similar problem. Phone was working fine, even GPS.
Then left for a few days. Now lots of Apps (but not all)
do not work, ie start then just vanish, & back to the main screen.
Chinese factory test info shows...
MT6582, ja3g board
SW version ALPS.JB5.MP.V1.21
Custom build version V20_QHD_V1.1_20131226_1758_V1.0.1_ENZH_S_PIP_4D

Anyone know of a suitable ROM ?

Many thanks, John

Forgot to say it does vibrate a bit sometimes when going wrong.
Could there be a loose connection ?
 
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Redyak

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Nov 17, 2011
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Hello, if thsi is the correct place to post ?
I have a similar problem. Phone was working fine, even GPS.
Then left for a few days. Now lots of Apps (but not all)
do not work, ie start then just vanish, & back to the main screen.
Chinese factory test info shows...
MT6582, ja3g board
SW version ALPS.JB5.MP.V1.21
Custom build version V20_QHD_V1.1_20131226_1758_V1.0.1_ENZH_S_PIP_4D

Anyone know of a suitable ROM ?

Many thanks, John

Forgot to say it does vibrate a bit sometimes when going wrong.
Could there be a loose connection ?

If the phone is still up and running i would start to take a full backup with MTK Droid Toold. ANd otherwise it is a lot of trial and error with different roms. Look at needrom for instance.
 

j.m.thomson

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If the phone is still up and running i would start to take a full backup with MTK Droid Toold. ANd otherwise it is a lot of trial and error with different roms. Look at needrom for instance.

Hello & thanks. I did that, there is an error writing system.img.rar
but every thing seems to be saved ok on the pc. Since I run on an ALPS
software version should i start with a later verson of that ?
or maybe reinstall the same version if I can find it. CWM appears to work
but does not offer to restore, presumeably because there is nothing
saved on the phone ?
Kind regards, john:good:
 

Redyak

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Nov 17, 2011
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Hello & thanks. I did that, there is an error writing system.img.rar
but every thing seems to be saved ok on the pc. Since I run on an ALPS
software version should i start with a later verson of that ?
or maybe reinstall the same version if I can find it. CWM appears to work
but does not offer to restore, presumeably because there is nothing
saved on the phone ?
Kind regards, john:good:

A backup made with MTK droid tools is supposed to put back with MTK or SP Flash tool if you made that by taking the backup.
An error mostly means that you don't have enough room on your SD card to make a firstbackup which then will be transfered to PC. Normally you have to have 1+ GB free on the Micro SD

When flashing ROM's always stick to the same description of Band an Version ETC
 

bairro

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Nov 29, 2007
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Hello,

Iam having very bad call interference when I make calls, it comes and goes not every call I made has interference the other person cant ear what i say only ears interference noise like that one you ear when you place a phone next to a TV or speaker.

I dont know if it is software related or hardware, has some one had any problem like this?

Can some one help me ?
 

j.m.thomson

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Nov 14, 2013
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follow up

Hello, if thsi is the correct place to post ?
I have a similar problem. Phone was working fine, even GPS.
Then left for a few days. Now lots of Apps (but not all)
do not work, ie start then just vanish, & back to the main screen.
Chinese factory test info shows...
MT6582, ja3g board
SW version ALPS.JB5.MP.V1.21
Custom build version V20_QHD_V1.1_20131226_1758_V1.0.1_ENZH_S_PIP_4D

Anyone know of a suitable ROM ?

Many thanks, John

Forgot to say it does vibrate a bit sometimes when going wrong.
Could there be a loose connection ?

Following up my own post. After a lot of fun I eventually reinstalled my backup,
all was more or less OK after until I installed mobileuncle tools, then back to the above
situation. I did not have this problem in the past.
 

szymciob

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Feb 8, 2014
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Incoming call sim1 or sim2 recognition

Hello All,
is there a way to make caller app recognizing on which sim (sim1 or sim2) incoming call is directed ?
I can see this feature in alternative ROMs but no idea how to enable it in stock one.
Regards
 

larsb22

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Jan 29, 2012
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Just got my new HDC galaxy s4 legend (dual sim). But i got 1 problem with it.

I cant make any calls/text. Wifi works, but seems like the phone dont accept my sim card? IT SHOULD work since i've check. I live in sweden if that matters.

Can anyone please help me

Edit: fixed it. Thanks to one of the posts in the thread. My IMEI was wrong (dunno why) they prolly flashed something during the packing. But i changed to the correct one and now it works
 
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noresz01

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Nov 10, 2013
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Home button not working properly

I have a HDC Galaxys S4 Legend- Universal5410 1.6GHz phone, from today the home button sometimes working sometimes not.
Do you have any idea how can I fix it?
 

Scroshi112

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May 11, 2013
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Celle
I have a HDC Galaxys S4 Legend- Universal5410 1.6GHz phone, from today the home button sometimes working sometimes not.

Do you have any idea how can I fix it?


The Universal5410 is fake... U also have the MTK Quad Core 1,2ghz...
Any way I had the same problem... I opened the device carefully and added some foam material hext to home button (left and right to the sensor/button about 3x4x1mm)


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
 

noresz01

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Nov 10, 2013
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The Universal5410 is fake... U also have the MTK Quad Core 1,2ghz...
Any way I had the same problem... I opened the device carefully and added some foam material hext to home button (left and right to the sensor/button about 3x4x1mm)


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

Thanks, can you show me a picture about that?
 

Jaryn.

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Apr 28, 2011
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volume during calls

Hello guys, i just bought hdc legend II (with dual sim) and it seems that the volume during calls is quite low:/ i dont have a problem when i am inside, but outside (fe in bus) i can barely hear the caller.. Do anybody have the same problem? could it be fixed by another rom?
And second question - can i use custom roms for legend with single sim for my dual sim?

thank youz
 

Derek92

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Jun 12, 2014
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Replacing Parts

Guys i need to know whether the back camera could be replaced on the clone with the original flex camera on the s4
 

khrystyan27

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Oct 13, 2012
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RO, Arad
Guys, I'm desperate! Help me please!

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 clone with the folowing specs:

CPU: Exynos 5(5410) -> ACTUALLY IT'S MTK6598.
RAM: 971 (I don't know if it's real 1GB)
System Storage: 0.99GB
Internal Storage: 1.79GB
Camera 12.6MPX (1.9MPX front)
Display resolution: 720*1280 with 320dpi.

I have multiple problems:

1. I have problems with the battery (It's lifetime it's quite well about 3 hours screen on), but it doesn't indicate it's capacity well (From 100 to 60% it goes really slow, and then suddenly drops to 20%, then it drops to 12-15%, and from there it drains very fast, like 3 minutes). I tried recalibrating the battery, but no luck, tried the second battery found with the phone in the box, and I saw like 20-30% improvement in the battery life time, but the battery level still fluctuates.

2. Since the Internal Storage is so small, I have bought a TDK 8GB Micro SD Class 10, and I've been trying to move some of my big games to the card but no luck at all... How can I move all my big apps to my external Micro SD Card, since the phone has very less space (If I install GTA III, I have around 200MB left). The phone has also a very strange partitioning (settings shows 7.9GB total space), but file manager shows only 1.79GB total space.

3. I'm sick of that stock ROM (I have rooted it, and removed some of the bloatware but the phone is slow and has random crashes). Where can I find a CWM Recovery compatible with my phone and a clean Custom ROM?

Guys, I appreciate you for reading my message, and hope you don't ignore me, and give me a sollution. I've been scammed with this phone, and now I have to live with it (I will try at least to make it better).

Thank you all again and I'm waiting for replies. :)
 

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    Hey Guys i was looking for the best way to change my external sd card as internal memory and after a while
    i can present to you the best way to do that.

    First of all you must be Rooted to proceed.
    then with any Manager with Root permissions "i used Root Explorer" go and find the vold.fstab

    Root Explorer : /system/etc/vold.fstab

    and change the red words from the code above.
    Save Reboot and there you are...

    Code:
    ## Example of a standard sdcard mount for the emulator / Dream
    # Mounts the first usable partition of the specified device
    dev_mount sdcard /storage/[B][SIZE="4"][COLOR="Red"]sdcard1[/COLOR][/SIZE][/B] [email protected] /devices/platform/goldfish_mmc.0 /devices/platform/mtk-msdc.0/mmc_host
    dev_mount sdcard2 /storage/[B][SIZE="4"][COLOR="Red"]sdcard0[/COLOR][/SIZE][/B] auto /devices/platform/goldfish_mmc.1 /devices/platform/mtk-msdc.1/mmc_host
    ## Example of a dual card setup
    # dev_mount left_sdcard /mnt/sdcard1 auto /devices/platform/goldfish_mmc.0 /devices/platform/mtk-sd.0/mmc_host/mmc0
    # dev_mount right_sdcard /mnt/sdcard2 auto /devices/platform/goldfish_mmc.1 /devices/platform/mtk-sd.2/mmc_host/mmc2
    ## Example of specifying a specific partition for mounts
    # dev_mount sdcard /mnt/sdcard 2 /devices/platform/goldfish_mmc.0 /devices/platform/msm_sdcc.2/mmc_host/mmc1
    # usb otg disk
    # dev_mount usbotg /mnt/usbotg auto /devices/platform/mt_usb /devices/platform/musbfsh_hdrc

    Tried and tested 100% working.
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    Hey guys :) Look at this new phone I just found! It's a 1:1 replica of the Galaxy S4, it even has the Air Gestures and a multicolor LED. The processor is the amazing Exynos 5 Octa (Internally Exynos 5410) The screen is a 720p 5" (compared to 1080p on the real Galaxy S4 but that's not a big deal looking at the price of 215 at Fastcardtech).
    Where can I buy one?
    I'll buy this phone soon from here: http://www.fastcardtech.com/goods.php?id=8903 since it's the only store selling it for now, and this thread will have ROMs, custom ROMs, repair instructions, etc...
    Phone Demo 1 (Air Gestures):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEqDnfxYGT0
    Phone Demo 2:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ4UrXO2Ixw
    Phone Demo 3:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guj178LChBQ




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    Hi all,

    I have been reading this thread for a while, i stumbled across it when i was looking for info on this phone.

    Basically, i was going to buy a genuine samsung galaxy S3 as my other half has an S3 since jan this year and it is a fantastic gadget.
    My funds for an S3 were limited and a sim free unlocked S3 here in Ireland is about €360 ($470 US) at the moment and a sim free unlocked S4 is about €530! ($692 US) so i went looking for a S3 clone and then spotted that HDC were releasing this S4 clone so i held off till it was released.

    I purchased it on June 28th via fastcardtech (i had previously never bought from them before and spotted via trustpilot that they got crap reviews for customer service, but i really wanted this phone so i just used the safest option - paypal) and used their DHL option for delivery.

    Like i say, i ordered on fri june 28th and then got no DHL tracking number till the 5th of july which was a bit of a delay and got me a bit worried i have to admit - I think they get them to send it out from the manufacturing factory direct hence the delay.

    It arrived here in Ireland on Tuesday the 9th july (this week), so it took 11 days to arrive to me in total.

    Including all the price of the phone and DHL delivery option and (fastcardtechs stupid paypal surcharge) the whole price for me was €200.39 - about $261 US.

    I was then hit for a import customs charge of €29 by Revenue here which i was kinda of expecting. So all in it was €229.39.

    So i have had it 3 days... So here is a mini review...


    Firstly, when i unpacked it, i did not get any screen protectors included (no biggie, but it would have been nice to get a couple as were promised on the site)

    The clip on flip crystal cover which is pictured didn't come with it either... they just sent it with a useless black fake leather pouch which you could get for 99c on ebay.

    It came in a proper S4 retail box, with the usb lead, 2 batteries, back cover, earphones (useless) and US charger even though i need an IRL/UK charger... Oh, and also the worst written manual ever printed! :laugh:

    Now, for the phone...

    Stunning... simply stunning.

    It is a brilliant slick one to one clone of an S4. I even was in a vodafone store here in my local town yesterday and i compared it to the genuine S4 on the display unit in the store and i could not tell the difference looks wise.
    One give away though is that the "metal" strip around the phone on the genuine S4 is metal and the HDC S4 is plastic but shiny enough to pass as metal.

    The screens are identical in brightness, the HDC screen seems crisper though, which was a nice surprise compared to the genuine S4.

    They are the same size and thickness and feel the same weight in my hand.

    Now the menus and user interface...

    I powered it on when i got it and i it is a one to one copy of the original S4 power on screen and menus.

    One thing i am not happy about is the fact that it has come loaded with about 6 or 7 bloatware and chinese apps... some of which cannot be disabled, uninstalled or turned off via app management - which i am not happy about - They didnt show that on any of the youtube preview or review videos, but i am sure any future ROMS or even if someone put up a genuine S4 rom, this would be better on the phone. I await ROMs for this phone for that reason.

    Another thing is that FCT say this has 4GB storage... now i maybe missing something, but mine is only showing 1.8GB storage via file manager?

    Now i know i have only had it for 3 days and i have not "burned" in the batteries yet, but i am finding them useless to be honest... they seem to run down in no time at all, but i hope this might get better in time. I presume i could buy a proper samsung battery for this phone anyway as it should be the same fit?

    I have already ordered an otterbox commuter case for this phone from amazon uk, as my other half has an otterbox case on hers and it has saved her phone from getting damaged on many occasions. I have also ordered a genuine samsung charger too as i dont trust the charger that came with this phone and a 32GB micro SD card too.

    Finally,

    Am i happy with this phone? - Absolutely! best purchase i have made in a long time but it will be even better with a new ROM flashed to it to get rid of the useless chinese bloatware apps.

    Would i recommend buying from FCT? - yes, but only via paypal as that gives you piece of mind if anything goes wrong and you need to get your money back.

    Any recommendations to future buyers? - yes, bin the charger that comes with it and buy a genuine samsung charger and buy a decent protection case for it to protect it like the otterbox range.

    I will answer any questions anyone has about this phone, but please dont get too technical as i am only a phone user, not a developer! :laugh:
    (also, please excuse me if i dont reply quickly as my day job takes up a lot of my time!)

    Hope this info so far helps.

    Jayzirl.
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    In that case, I think I will just get one for the wife. (She will never know the difference) ;)

    Sent from my C6603 using xda app-developers app

    yup this was my main reason on getting the phone! dam it!

    girls just go weak at the knees when they see a man with a S4!!

    She will never know it's a clone

    My evil plan is coming together

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