[GUIDE] How to 'unbrick' your Mediatek MT65xx

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DaKyy

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Don't know if anyone else has ran into this problem, but I've got two MTK6577 phones that I bought new. ZTE V970 and Huawei 8836D

Both of them are broken the same way and were like that just taken from the box. The sellers (I bought them from two shops) claim they were working when they sent them to me.

The problem is with the cellular coverage, or the lack of it. I usually get no signal, sometimes one bar. I later bought a MTK6589 phone and that worked right out of the box.

I find it hard to believe that even I could have such bad luck that two different phones are broken the same way. Anyone experienced anything similar?
 

Singh_Primus

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Phone Bricked

Hi all!
I have an Intex Aqua Wonder.
I bought it a month ago.
I had successfully installed YONIP A888 ROM on my device. But it was a slow ROM.
So I flashed my phone using SP Flash Tool with this http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2193376 ROM.
I guess the PreLoader wasn't compatible with my device and therefore my device is Hard Bricked.
I am not so professional in these cases and I can't afford to send my device to a service center.
Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks in advance!

:):):good:
 

sahrawi

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Hello all ant thanks for this topic plz help me my phone is an MTK 6573 I DID BUY CALLED WIKO CINK WHO IS A TINNO S8030 WITH 3G CONNECTION ORIGINALKY 512 RAM AND ALSO 512 ROM 800 MHZ 3.5" MY PROBLEM I FLASHED WRONG PRELOADER SIBCE THAT HES BROKED NEVER WANNA ACCEPT HIS OFFICIAL ROM EVEN AND SPFTOOL ALWAYS SAY FAIL TO LOAD PRELODER ALSO "BROM CANT CONNECT" BUT HE ONLY ACCEPTED CLONE ROM CALLED QMIBILE S11 WITH LOST IMEI AND NO NETWORK NO 3G NOMORE PLZ SAVE ME :(((

Sent from my Qmobile-S11 using xda app-developers app
 

lolerpro8

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Can anyone tell me where my test point is.

I have uploaded this rom needrom.com/mobile/star-s7589-4/

Bricked it completely
Phone STAR S7589

Dude, your testpoint is disabled by default, so there is ni need for that. Even if you find it, you won't make any difference. Your BROM error is problem of the incopadible rom. Sorry it's just the way it is.
 

freedert001

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Angono, Rizal
help

hi XDA members

I badly need help about my phone i brick it , and i want to unbrick it

this is my phone info.

Cloudfone thrill 430d ( i can't find the OEM manufacture)
4.3 inch WVGA touchscreen display
Runs on Android 4.0 ice Cream Sandwich
1.0 Dual-core ( mt6577_s00 platform said by sp-tools)
PowerVR SGX531 GPU
512MB of RAM
4GB of ROM
5MP rear camera with a flash and 0.3 MP front camera


i'll try different roms by mt6577 chipset platform, i can get boot sound lowbat sound and vibrate touch,
BUT I CAN'T GET DISPLAY

Please Help me!
 

Singh_Primus

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Hoshiarpur
Can anyone plz suggest me a ROM for my Intex Aqua Wonder?
MediaTek MTk6577 Chipset
Dual Core 1 GHz
512 MB RAM
4 GB ROM

Baseband version
MAUI.11AMD.W12.22.SP.V15.2012/10/15 10:16

Kernel Version:
3.4.0
[email protected]))
#1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Jan 18 21:22:31
CST 2013

Build Version
ALPS.JB.MP.V1_P12

Custom Build Version:
INTEX_AQUAWONDERV04_INDIAN




Please !!!!!

Thanks in advance!!!!!
 
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bazsaboy

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Goophone i5 mt6575_S01 Rom flash

Hi guys!

I brick my phone, and want to unbrick it.
I need your help.

About phone:

Goophone i5 MT6575
4 inch
Android 4.1.5 - was. I flashed wrong ROM.
PowerVR SGX531 GPU
512MB of RAM
16GB of ROM

I can't go to recovery. The phone can't boot.
I need Flashable ROM and the correct scatter file
with
PRELOADER and DSP_BL...

Please Help me!

Thank you!
 

freedert001

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Aug 22, 2012
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Angono, Rizal
help!

hi XDA members

I badly need help about my phone i brick it , and i want to unbrick it

this is my phone info.

Cloudfone thrill 430d ( i can't find the OEM manufacture)
4.3 inch WVGA touchscreen display
Runs on Android 4.0 ice Cream Sandwich
1.0 Dual-core ( mt6577_s00 platform said by sp-tools)
PowerVR SGX531 GPU
512MB of RAM
4GB of ROM
5MP rear camera with a flash and 0.3 MP front camera


i'll try different roms by mt6577 chipset platform, i can get boot sound lowbat sound and vibrate touch,
BUT I CAN'T GET DISPLAY

Please Help me!

up this post!
 

RaceJay

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Aug 23, 2012
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Samouco
Hello XDA members

I need help with my phone ive brick it with a wrong ROM, and i want to unbrick it

This is my phone info.

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Hardware : MT6575 (MT6589 is Fake!)
Model : iPhone
Build number : ALPS.GB2.MP.V2.30
Build date UTC : 20130513-061754
Android v : 4.2.1
Baseband v: MAUI.11AMD.W11.50.SP.V37, 2013/02/25 15:01
Kernel v : 2.6.35.7 ([email protected]) (gcc version 4.4.3 (GCC) ) #1 Mon May 13 14:14:43 CST 2013
Uboot build v : MAIN2.2.ubt.2392
LCD Driver IC : 1-rm68180_mipi
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I remember that the phone fingerprint was 'iphone77_cu_ics2'

The phone doesnt light up nor is detected by PC.

Thank you!
 
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rac_spider

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ROM Tianhe H920 plz

Hi everyone
I messed with my Tianhe H920 smartphone and I wanna know if someone has the same phone and can make a backup copy
of his rom with MtkDroid in ordrer to reflash it back on mine.
Thx
 

danny9822

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May 10, 2013
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Need help

Hi Yuweng.

can you please help me find the correct firmware? my phone info :
Hardware : MT6575
Model : GT-I9300
Build number : ALPS.GB2.MP.V1.10
Build date UTC : 20120707-103331
Android v : 2.3.6
Baseband v: MAUI.11AMD.W11.50.SP.V7, 2012/02/14 17:51
Kernel v : 2.6.35.7 ([email protected]) (gcc version 4.4.3 (GCC) ) Sat Jul 7 18:29:57 CST 2012
Uboot build v : MAIN2.2.ubt.2393
LCD Driver IC : 1-0-hx8363b_dpi
it's the model with two normal sims (not micro sim)
I am searching for couple of weeks and can't find a correct rom. i have bricked my phone and now i have a black screen but the pc recronizes it when i conect the usb.
il post pictures so you can see what phone is it
it's exact the same model as shown in the pictures
thanks in advance
 

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uncle_badd

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Helppp!! test points

I'm sorry ..can anyone kind enough to tell me the test points on this phone.
FEITENG mini N9300 spreadtrum SC-6820 3.5" capacitive. Thank You..
 

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yuweng

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can you please help me find the correct firmware?
Sorry bro, there are just too many i9300 clone out there, you gotta help yourself, download it & flash it, no one can help you with that... :cowboy:

As said many times on this thread, no one will help you on this thread b'cos all come here with a broken device so use google & search for your device name key word then go to those forums & ask if they would be kind enough to help you by uploading their Factory ROM just for you... :fingers-crossed:
test points on this FEITENG mini N9300 spreadtrum SC-6820 3.5" capacitive
Bro, this is a unbrick MTK SoC thread... :cowboy:

Refer to Master Shifu original thread here, use google chrome for better translation & look out for Search Method TP & hopefully, Spreadtrum SoC do have testpoint like MTK devices... :fingers-crossed: Always switch on your PC speaker as advice by Master Shifu, if testpoint works, you will hear the normal USB Connect sound... :fingers-crossed:

Hmm, its been awhile i've never visit that thread b'cos i have no brick on MTK devices...
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And found fellow xda member cmoegele submitted testpoint for his MT6589 so it means all infos here are still applicable to unbrick the latest MTK SoC... :cool:
 
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bazsaboy

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Goophone y5 5s ROM

Hello everybody!

I have a goophone y5 5s iPhone 5 clone. I flashed it with wrong ROM and now I search for a usable system.
I flashed out the PRELOADER/DSP_BL... with SP Flash tool.
Th phone can't boot.
I searched many times for a flashable ROM, but can't find it.
If somebody save his/her STOCK ROM and can send it o me here: bazsaboy @ gmail.com ... I will be happy.
My phone: www aliexpress com/item/Discount-Goophone-y5-5s-MTK6589-GPS-8MP-4-0-136x640-qHD-IPS-screen-Android-4-2/853718224.html
Important:
I saw in recovery mode
CPU is: MT6575 not MT6589.
RAM is: 512 MB not 2 GB
OS is: Android 4.1.5

Anybody can help me?

I love this phone and I don't want to throw out.

Thank you.
 

shunu

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Jun 9, 2013
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Please Help Me!

Hello,
I have a MT65xx Android device. I have managed to Root it. But now I want to have a Stock Android 4.2.2 or 4.1.1 Theme. Mine is just 2.3.6 but with a ROM that displays 4.1.1. I need to install a Stock ROM via the Normal recovery mode from install update from SD card. I have not installed ClockWorkRecovery Mod. I just need to install normally. My device boots into Recovery when trying to boot into Download. So I need to install zip from SD Card. Internal Memory is just near 150 MB. Moreover when I reset my phone before Rooting, The Samsung logo stopped showing and instead it now displays MOBILE. Any suggestions? Please guys I need urgent help.
 

bazsaboy

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Hello,
I have a MT65xx Android device. I have managed to Root it. But now I want to have a Stock Android 4.2.2 or 4.1.1 Theme. Mine is just 2.3.6 but with a ROM that displays 4.1.1. I need to install a Stock ROM via the Normal recovery mode from install update from SD card. I have not installed ClockWorkRecovery Mod. I just need to install normally. My device boots into Recovery when trying to boot into Download. So I need to install zip from SD Card. Internal Memory is just near 150 MB. Moreover when I reset my phone before Rooting, The Samsung logo stopped showing and instead it now displays MOBILE. Any suggestions? Please guys I need urgent help.

Can you save the STOCK ROM to your PC and can you send it to me?
Try to reset your phone.
 

shunu

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Jun 9, 2013
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Help.

Can you save the STOCK ROM to your PC and can you send it to me?
Try to reset your phone.

I am new to all this. I dont know how to save the Stock Rom. I have tried to reset my phone via Recovery mode as well as From settings. Nothing works. Please help me.

PS: Ram is near to 350 MB only and Internal memory is near to 150 MB so I cant seem to get any roms of that size.
 
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    i've seen far too many times that fellow xda member make this same mistake over & over again, including myself...
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    So pls pls people, don't use SP Flash Tool to download ROM not meant for your phone, it will brick it & there is no way to revive it back ! After you have download wrong PRELOADER, your phone will be completely dead, cannot power on, no charging, no recovery, no PreLoader USB vcom detection & you can say
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    to it...

    Here is the WARNING again :

    NEVER DOWNLOAD ROM NOT MEANT FOR YOUR PHONE. IT WILL BRICK IT !
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    Even with the the WARNING & you still do it...
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    Inspired by fellow xda member to start this thread to help out other xda member that run in to similar problem so here are the solution but it might not work for all MT65xx... :fingers-crossed:

    If you have already brick it by flashing wrong PRELOADER then you still have a 50/ 50 chance to revive it so keep you fingers-crossed... :fingers-crossed:

    For MT6573
    Requirement : Your MT6573 factory ROM, SP Flash Tool
    MT6573 Meta Driver - If you don't have, download it from here
    First you will need to open Device Manager, switch off your phone, press & hold Menu button but don't let go, now plug-in your usb cable will activate META mode(Thanks to Master Shifu Cybermaus for his insight knowledge)...You'll notice Mediatek USB VCOM will appear at Device Manager -> Ports

    Mediatek USB VCOM will stay connected until you download factory ROM then it will auto disconnect, reconnect as PRELOADER USB VCOM & continue downloading...

    After factory ROM download completed, it will be auto disconnected & you'll have your phone raise from the dead ! :laugh:

    This hidden feature will enable you to download factory ROM when you brick it by flashing wrong PRELOADER meant for other phone however for some MT6573 there is no way to access META mode except by dismantling the whole phone... :eek:

    If you can't find your model factory ROM, try to hunt for similar ROM. I have had feedback from fellow xda member it actually works ! Luckily, most MT65xx ROM are very similar to each other. Try to look for similarity at build.prop -> ro.build.product for eg, typical build are bird73_gb , e1109_v73_jy1, huaqin73_gb, tinnoes73_s8030_2g, mt73_w831_a9100_yingt & etc... google search is your friend... :good:


    For MT6575/ 77
    With the battery out, hold the volume up, don't let go & plug in the USB cable will activate META mode for few seconds...Typically, you need to click Download at SP Flash Tool before entering META mode or it will auto disconnected...



    If all doesn't work & you don't have a local service center for your MT65xx then may be you would want to try rua1's method but its not for the ordinary user... :fingers-crossed: Use google chrome for translation...

    Attach is few photos that i've downloaded from that forum as it can only be viewed by members at that forum.... :good:
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    Added on Nov 23, 2012 - MT65xx is truly UNBRICKABLE

    it seems that MT65xx is really 'unbrickable' thanks to whitetigerdk who inform me with his how-tos :good:

    So you can raise your DEAD MT65xx back to life... :D

    The trick is quite simple, for whitetigerdk case, he flash his GooPhone Y5 with Zopo100 factory ROM & the phone went DEAD...

    He proceed to reinstall preloader driver from Zopo & was able to use FlashTool again and flash back his factory GooPhone ROM & thats how he brought back his MT6575 back to life... :good:

    Updates
    i've pm'ed whitetigerdk & got a reply from him confirming that indeed his GooPhone Y5 has this META mode built-in (plug in USB while holding VOL +)

    Device Manager will detect new device... Having said that, not all MT65xx device has this feature... :eek:
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    Added on Dec 20, 2012 - DO NOT USE MEMORY TEST AT SPFT !
    There has been confirmed cases that fellow xda member brick their MT6575/ 77 by using the MEMORY TEST function at SP Flash Tool !

    When you put a check mark at NAND Flash Test or EMMC Test what it does is that it actually FORMAT it & this will brick your device !

    For those who are having problem such as 3013 S_DA_SOC_CHECK_FAIL or 8038 SP FLASH TOOL ERROR for MT6575/ 77 even with testpoint, you will need SP_Flash_Tool_v3.1224.0.sn85
    I have upload it to here for ease to fellow xda member, Credits to Master Shifu rua1...
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    Added on Jan 06, 2013 - DO NOT JUST FLASH ANY ROM WHEN YOU BRICK YOUR DEVICE !
    Well known brands like Lenovo, Zopo, ZTE & etc do provide FACTORY ROM at their webpage for download...

    However, for those lesser known brand, its hard to say so you will have to hunt for it & do as the title says... :D
    Credits to XDA Senior Member cybermaus, he has put up a simple guide on How to search for replacement rom...
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    Added on Feb 11 2013 - Guide for Backing Up your device Factory ROM
    This guide here is meant for you to pass to a good Samaritan that will help you unbrick your device, hopefully... :fingers-crossed:
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    Added on Feb 20 2013 - Mediatek Driver Auto Installer
    Found a Mediatek Driver Auto Installer, download it from here... Will be useful for those having drivers issues...
    Works on WinNT, WinXP, Win2003, WinVista, Win7 be it x86 or x64, just double-click Install...
    But remember to turn off User Account Control Settings...

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    Added on Feb 25, 2013
    Operation to Support & Reward our MTK SoC Developers
    Head up to here & show your support...
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    Added on May 13, 2013 - Reward for a Job Well Done
    It is Master Shifu rua1 that discovered MTK devices can be unbrick via testpoint & he has developed a great tool & continuously updating it, the MTK Droid Root & Tools that can backup Factory ROM out of an unknown MTK devices, get hardware information, Root it, port CWM & many many more...
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    Its sad to see users are taking advantage of all these free infos & tool developed by Master Shifu... :( Recent check with Master Shifu & he told me he only get 3 donations from xda :eek: Come on people... :rolleyes:

    Please understand the significant amount of time and effort required to understand how the MTK devices works, then developing a software, a new function, bug fixes, add new features, testing it & etc before releasing it as a free tool...

    Master Shifu never demanded any payment for using his software & inline with the xda spirit to Gives Credit Where Credit is Due you should start hitting the DONATE button now... ;)

    As i have mention in this thread before, when you have unbrick your MTK devices using these infos & tool by Master Shifu, it means you don't have to fork out another USD 200+ to get a new devices... :laugh:

    So how about spending Master Shifu breakfast, lunch or dinner that you have manage to save $$$ :D
    Pls pls consider making a donation to the Master Shifu rua1 to support him to continue development of this free great tool...
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    Free software/ tool on xda = you download it, use it & it help you = Hit that DONATE button
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    Normally for most MT65xx, you can't access META mode, to access it on my Lenovo, i have to take out the battery, press & hold volume up(don't let go) & plugin USB cable & the Device Manager will pop-up MTK USB COM for few seconds then disappear...( As the youtube video above ) Only at this MTK USB COM, the factory ROM can be downloaded without PRELOADER, according to Master Shifu cybermaus, thats how they download factory ROM at the first place... :D

    Typically when you have MTK USB COM show up at Device Manager meaning you have factory META mode then you should be able to download your factory ROM with it too... :D No need to dismantle up your phone & look for testpoints... :laugh: Did you press the Download button at SP Flash Tool first then only plugin USB cable... :confused: Or maybe you should try pressing the Volume Up button too while plugging in USB cable... :fingers-crossed:

    Did you try reinstall driver as per whitetigerdk trick... :confused:

    What is the error message you got... :confused: If you can upload then you should be able to download with it too... :fingers-crossed:

    Good Luck... :D
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    now how to search for the replacement rom ?
    what things should be matched ?
    Hard to say. Best thing should be a ROM that you simply *know* is for your exact hardware. Someone who clearly has the identical phone, and vouches for a working ROM. Or from your vendor.

    Failing that, I would look for:
    - same processor
    - same memory specs
    - same buttons and number of buttons
    - same sensors
    - same screen resolution
    - same display type (IPS vs LCD vs OLED)
    - same camera resolution
    - release to market at about the same time

    Not so critical is
    - screen size
    - battery size
    - physical size

    And luck. You need luck. But as mentioned, you can invite luck by only flashing boot/system/cache/user when doing so, it means you can always go back.

    I am still trying to see if it is worth trying to port the A750 for you, as it has all the above hardware the same. Can you for me also collect this info:

    Start Droid tool. Choose ADB terminal. Type the following in the command window:
    Code:
    adb shell (enter)
    su (enter)
    ls /sys/devices/platform (enter)
    ls /sys/bus/i2c/drivers (enter)
    cat /proc/devices
    I want to see if they are similar to my A750.

    As to your IMEI and SIM: Since your phone is originally a single SIM phone with the second one hidden, I would expect an original ROM to only know about 1 SIM. Do you need dual SIM? Also, I think I would like to hande the IMEI problem only after you have a ROM. You probably just need to rebuild your NVRAM, so even if you have a correct ROM, it will not have IMEI. Lets handle the hardware first, the IMEI later.
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    @ashishp.grims
    The only way to solve your problem is by finding the correct ROM...So you better hope for one good Samaritan that has the same device, help you to back it up & upload it for you... :fingers-crossed:

    Use this tool here by Russian Grand Master rua1... :good: It is able to backup full factory ROM out of a working MT65xx...
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    @cybermaus
    not only you, even my own head is spinning when i browse back my own thread...
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    Point taken...
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    Bro, use google, a quick search & i found it here...
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    Pray hard its the same ROM for your device... :eek:
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    As for the rest of the guys here...
    There is no one to blame except yourself for not googling more info before you start modding this & that... :cowboy:

    Many has pm me & i can't help b'cos i don't have your Factory ROM as simple as that... :angel:

    My final advice to those that cannot find your Factory ROM is that you forget about the whole unbricking process here & get yourself a new device...
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    MT6589 are super cheap nowadays... Having said that, pls get a branded MTK device where you can get the Factory ROM from their web-page... :cool:

    if you intent to stick to cheap MTK devices then make sure you backup your Factory ROM using Master Shifu rua1's MTK Droid Root & Tools the moment you got your device... :cool:

    Cheers... :laugh: