COLORFLY G708 Phone/ Tablet Review MTK6592, 7" Screen

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RedSkulll

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The review of a very cheap tablet/phone with a 7" screen and a MTK6592 (octa-core) processor. It costs $79usd.
Specifications:
- 7 Inch Screen, 1280 × 800 pixels
- MTK6592 Octa Core 1.4GHz
- 1GB RAM + 8GB of ROM
- 2MP Back Camera + 0.3MP Front Camera
- Android 4.4.2
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RedSkulll

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You will be very surprised by this cheap tablet. I couldn't believe how good it works for the price.
I stopped using my Samsung Galaxy Tab 8" 4 because it feels much slower than the Chinese tablet.
 

lazer88

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Hello, can anyone upload latest OTA update G708 Oc_SV1.02_KV1.0_20150122 rar file wich is 76 - 79 mb.
Thanks in advance:)
 
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issebelle

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Anyone know how to root this tablet? I tried framaroot it didn't work

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issebelle

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Oh Kongo root app works? Where do u download it from? There's too many scam sites for mobile lol xda is the only on I trust

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webvan

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Thanks for the Kingo tip, worked fine here using the app from what looks like the official site : http://www.kingoapp.com/android-root.htm

One thing I'm struggling with is using the External SD Card. I've selected it as the "Default Write Disk" in /settings/storage but that doesn't seem to do anything, i.e. app are not using it to save data there. Am I missing something obvious ?
 

issebelle

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I now have a rooted colorfly g708. Kingo app works! For those who are desperately googling and not finding answers haha.

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lazer88

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Thanks for the Kingo tip, worked fine here using the app from what looks like the official site : http://www.kingoapp.com/android-root.htm

One thing I'm struggling with is using the External SD Card. I've selected it as the "Default Write Disk" in /settings/storage but that doesn't seem to do anything, i.e. app are not using it to save data there. Am I missing something obvious ?

Yes, i have same problem with SD card . One of the Problem is the Kit Kat permission with SD cards (just Google it ) The guys from 4PDA forum working on solution. We need recovery and then replace internal/external cards.

---------- Post added at 05:57 AM ---------- Previous post was at 05:33 AM ----------

The other problem we have so far is the OTA Update.
If you have EN ROM : G708 Oc_SV1.00_KV1.0_20150121_EN There is NO OTA Update.
But people who has ROM without EN in the end , They Got OTA Update to version G708 Oc_SV1.2_KV1.0_20150122 This OTA Update package is 74mb. and can be update from tablet. If some who download latest OTA Update package please share it.
Also i am looking forward to MIUI6 5.1.13 ROM for our tablet :)
 

webvan

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Yes Memory/SD Card Management is a mess in Kit Kat but there's an additional bug on the G708 I believe because on my Moto G/4G I can choose the SD Card as a path for apps that use maps for instance. Hope some bright brains can figure that out in the future!

Any good enhancements to do once you're rooted? Like removing the useless screen capture "soft" button maybe? So far I've only used it for ClockSync for the NTP synching of the clock.
 

lazer88

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I contact with Colorfly support about OTA Update for EN Roms. I hope that they will assist us.
About the screenshot button, i read that cannot be remove, but will see.
For me The Best option for our tablet is MIUI6 ROM. So far I can't find upload of that MIUI ROM in any English site. May be i will make reg. Here to download the ROM http://bbs.colorful.cn/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=6488 :eek:
 

webvan

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Hopefully you will hear back from them quickly.

I used the "market helper" app to get access to all the "market" apps but I'm getting a "Missing shared library" error on quite a few apps. Some googling seems to indicate it might be Google Maps related but Maps is definitely available on the G708 so I'm not sure why. Anyone know if there is a workaround? Thanks!
 

lazer88

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I got a answer from Colorfly support.
They told me that so far, there is No Official sale in Europe, thats why there is No OTA Update for _EN ROM !
Also they Give me Download Tools MTK and Image: G708 Oc_SV1.02_KV1.0_20150122
Here is Download links : http://download.colorful.cn/shuma/Tools/MTK.rar

http://download.colorful.cn/shuma/G708%20%E5%85%AB%E6%A0%B8/G708%20Oc_SV1.02_KV1.0_20150122.rar

I instal Custom Recovery TWRP with Rashr - Flash Tool , also if you want to change your SD card to internal one use this image https://cloud.mail.ru/public/2c7a2f8b61bf/boot-new.img and flash your Kernel from Storage option in Rashr ( google Play Store )
Finally we got Two Roms from our China Friends: [ G708 Oc ] MIUI6_5.1.13. ( beta ) and [ G708 Oc ] YunOS_3.0.2
Download [ G708 Oc ] MIUI6_5.1.13. ( beta ) https://cloud.mail.ru/public/319702f55443/miui_g708_5.1.13_4.4.zip

Download [ G708 Oc ] YunOS_3.0.2 https://cloud.mail.ru/public/37e5220226fd/yunos_g708_3.0.2_4.4 (1).zip

Dont Forget to make Full Back up of your Tablet, before start to make experiments or flash. You are making everything on your own. I am Not responsible if any damage is done to your device :)
 
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webvan

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Hadn't seen your updated post, thanks for sharing! I'd be interested in switching "internal storage" with the SD Card at some point, this doesn't reset the device completely does it? Will download Rashr, can a full backup be done with it?

Any idea how we can fix the "missing shared library" problem and install apps like Garmin Connect or GPStrackerSMS? I think all the problematic apps rely on some Google Maps libraries...
 

guiom57

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hi,
thanks for this post and these shared !
i will try this rom.

if not, do you know if it is possible to extend the system partition ? 1 go i very small and with many apps installed, i have got only 53 mo on free. Maybe it is possible to regorup partition systeme and data on a 8gb partition ?

many thanks

guiom57
 

lazer88

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Hadn't seen your updated post, thanks for sharing! I'd be interested in switching "internal storage" with the SD Card at some point, this doesn't reset the device completely does it? Will download Rashr, can a full backup be done with it?
Any idea how we can fix the "missing shared library" problem and install apps like Garmin Connect or GPStrackerSMS? I think all the problematic apps rely on some Google Maps libraries...
1. With Rashr you install Custom Recovery ( TWRP ) and in the menu of recovery you make Full Backup.
2. No, Sorry
hi,
thanks for this post and these shared !
i will try this rom.

if not, do you know if it is possible to extend the system partition ? 1 go i very small and with many apps installed, i have got only 53 mo on free. Maybe it is possible to regorup partition systeme and data on a 8gb partition ?

many thanks
I dont know, but Google it you may find a answer :)
 
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    1. Ok, because I tried a backup directly with Rashr and it errors out...maybe not enough memory...Need to look at TWRP, sorry if this sounds obvious but how does one install TWRP from Rashr

    In Rashr go to Recovery from Storage and pick up your download Custom Recovery file and install .
    Here is Download link for Custom Recovery TWRP https://cloud.mail.ru/public/69118ce4be10/recovery-TWRP_v1.img

    P. S. Dont forget to hit Thanks button if i Help you :)
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    Anyway root and mtkdroidtools may not work properly due to some settings in default.prop file. I have done a modded boot.img to make all work as it should.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/js0dfph411guv57/boot-new.img?dl=0

    ro.secure=0
    ro.allow.mock.location=1
    ro.debuggable=1
    ro.adb.secure=0

    Adb insecure app from playstore is needed too.

    Inviato dal mio G708 Oc utilizzando Tapatalk
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    Ok you will say i take the flahpach from you in post #119, install the driver, usb debug on Tablett, and who can i find the 1.03 Firmware? Ok i found a 1.03 firmware in Post #103, is the right pack?

    Greetz

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    1. Make Full Backup of your apps, data, etc. if you dont want to lose them. For back up use TWRP recovery or what you want.
    2 .Install the MTK drivers
    3. Use This flash tool 3.1352.01 (5.1352.01) https://cloud.mail.ru/public/03d5ee5505eb/SP%20Flash%20Tool%203.1352.01%20(5.1352.01).rar
    4. Download 1.03 ROM https://cloud.mail.ru/public/699ab0bc31f0/G708%20Oc_SV1.03_KV1.0_20150207.zip
    5. Run flash Tool as Administrator (better close down everything else except flash tool )
    - In Flash Tool " Download agent " load MTK_AllInOne_DA.bin
    - In Flash Tool " Scatter Loading " load the " MT6592_Android_scatter " ( unzip the 1.03 ROM and choose scatter file inside the rom folder )
    6. Make sure that USB Debugging is checked on your G708 and turn off it.
    7. In flash tool in " Download " choose " Frimware Upgrade " from drop menu
    8. Press Download and after that connect the G708 to your PC with USB cable.
    9. And Just wait to finish the Procedure. If Everything is OK you will have New 1,03 ROM

    ---------- Post added at 11:17 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:02 PM ----------

    So i flashed stock recovery and tried to install the OTA 1.0.3. That did not work also. Went back to TWRP and stay on 1.0.2
    If you want try to flash with Flash Tool. It seems that for now we dont have Solution about the OTA 1.03 . Or stay on 1.02 till we find Solution.
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    For me is interesting now for little more than low cost the cube t7 which has 64 bit octa core CPU, 4g network and better camera.

    Inviato dal mio Redmi Note 2 utilizzando Tapatalk

    Thank you and so will the Cube talk7x u51gt - c8
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    ROM MIUI6 5.1.13 ( beta ) for Colorfly G708

    Hello, i just saw that there is already MIUI6 5.1.13 ROM for our G708 tablet. :)
    Here is link ( use google translate )
    http://bbs.colorful.cn/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=6488

    Need someone that understand how to Upadte to that ROM

    Thanks for Help