[HOWTO] Flash TWRP and Flash CM+GApps [Meizu M2 Note]

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LBA97

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Aug 24, 2014
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Hi,
first of all thanks for the great guide. It let me to easily install lineage OS on my Meizu M2 note!
Unfortunately I'm having some trouble with SIM card.
I'm getting two different behaviors:
1. With CM13 the SIM card is not recognized at all
2. With CM12 the SIM card is recognized but it cannot register on network.
I suspect the issue is related to a wrong IMEI: it's currently showing me an alphanumeric string with also special characters.
For sure the problem is not the SIM because I tried:
1. My SIM on other devices
2. Other SIMs with my device
Could someone help me?

Thanks,
Armando.
Hi Armando. You have to know that the latest cm13 builds have a sim issue. There are two solutions:
1. Flashing the first cm13 beta, booting, rebooting to recovery and flashing the latest cm13 beta
2. Flashing the brand new and fantastic cm14 beta from Moyster from here:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/meizu-mx/orig-development/rom-lineageos-14-1-meizu-m2-note-t3551287
 
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Bricked

Hi to everybody :D
I'm doing this thread because I've seen that there's a lot of confussion about how to install all this things properly, and I think that concentrating the wide-spread information could help you to get rid of this. First of all I have to thanks @aaawqw and @Moyster for their great efforts.
This is going to be a recopilatory of several sources and personal tips to help you to do this the easiest way. I'm not responsible of bricked phones nor your personal problems.
Please, read the full tutorial before doing anything, to avoid bricks and those things.

PREPARE THE RECIPE
Download these files:
- Unlocking bootloader tool: HERE
- TWRP image (ShevT): here (It's MM version, but works fine with LP, MM and N builds)
post of the TWRP image: here
- Last CM beta build: from this thread (It's the CM13 thread, you can find a stable CM12 here) PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO THANK THE DEVELOPERS
- GApps: here I recommend the nano option. Choose ARM64 and Android version 6.0.

Put those three last files into your internal memory. If you've got an microSD card, I recommend you to put them into it (it's safer and easier).

UNLOCKING THE BOOTLOADER
To unlock the bootloader go to:
- Kevin.MX @aaawqw) post: here
Finally we have a guide to unlock the bootloader of Meizu m2 note. We need Mediatek SP Flash Tool, MTK phone drivers and the images/bin files for unlocking. No modaco superboot, no fake tutorials any more
Now here's the guide:
1. Download the files I provide
Then unzip it. You'll get a folder with FlashTool, Phone drivers and unlock images.
2.Install drivers for Mediatek platform.
3.Flash the temp-unlock-secro.img via Flashtool. (secro row)
4.Flash secro.img, lk.bin, preloader_meizu6753_65c_l1.bin via Flashtool. (secro, lk and preloader rows respectively)
5.Disconnect USB data cable and power on the phone. If you see the "=>Normal boot" sign(it's quite small.......) in the left bottom cornor of the screen, then the unlock is done. You can now flash things in whatever way you like. The guide is over~~~

The full tutorial is here
The unlock tool is here
Thank you for testing&trying!

If you've seen this spoiler and didn't thank Kevin, please go to here and thank him. This motivates him and gives him the recognisement he deserves.

- Robot Hijau 97 Youtube video: here It isn't in English, but may help if you find any problem or get lost during the unlocking. Leave him a like if it helped you.

This unlocking guide only works for M571 model. If you try this with a M571C (China Telecom) model, you'll get a bricked phone (very useful if you like paperweights :p)
THIS METHOD DOES WORK FOR M571H MODEL. DON'T WORRY, THE ONLY ONE THAT GIVES SOME ISSUES IS THE M571C.
The great user @aaawqw states "And Meizu M571C should use the same method of meizu m2 (mini), a shell script for frp unlock. But no recovery images yet…Different hardware and partitions"
Tips to unlock the bootloader easily:
- If you're going to do it from a Windows 10 or 8 pc, have in mind that to install unsigned drivers you'll have to unlock the feature in your pc. A guide to do this: here
- Select the images to flash and hit the Download button before connecting your Meizu (pressing Vol Down button). This will help you if it turns on and off and makes the flashing impossible.
- Download the guide or see the video to correctly follow all the steps. You don't want to lose your phone, don't you? Don't try to mix guides, because you may skip a step and brick your phone. The video and Kevin.MX guide are the same procedure, they both are safe.

INSTALLING TWRP
Once done this part, we'll proceed with the installation of TWRP recovery image. There are two ways, choose the easier to you:
- Flash TWRP from SP Flashtool (original idea from @widagdag. The post: here)

- Flash the recovery image from Flyme:

INSTALLING CM AND GAPPS
We're close to the end of this post. The final step: installing your desired ROM and GApps. I will flash CM from the thread whose link is at the download section.
I hope you've put it into your memory (internal/external) as we said :p
Ok so:
- Turn off your phone
- Go into the TWRP recovery (Vol up+power)
- (Optional but recommended) Make a backup of Flyme, just in case you don't like the new ROM and would like to go back to Flyme. If it takes up too much memory, move it to your pc after making the backup.
- Go to Wipe menu
- Go to advanced wipe
- Select these:
+ System
+ Cache
+ Dalvik Cache
+ Data
- Swipe to do the wipe
- Go to install.
- Select your zip image (in my case the cm13 I downloaded).
- Install also the GApps zip file you downloaded
- Restart to System, and check what you've done.


Some final tips:
- Make the backup, seriously, it takes 10 min and you'll have a Flyme backup if you don't like CM.
- If you want to transfer all your apps and their data from Flyme to your new ROM, use Titanium Backup.
- If you want to install Xposed Framework, it's the same procedure: enter into TWRP, tap install, select the zip and swipe.
- This won't delete your images or videos, but I would recommend to transfer them to a microSD card or your PC.
- Yes, you need to do all this to install a custom ROM. Yes, even unlocking the bootloader. Don't try to skip a step if you aren't sure about what you're doing.

I think that's all, I'll update this post if I lost anything.
I hope this helped you to move into CM world. If you have any doubt don't hesitate to ask.
I know this seems exhausting, but trust me, it worths it. Welcome to the custom ROMs world in your Meizu M2 Note. Let the magic begin.

ADDITIONAL GUIDES

RELOCKING THE BOOTLOADER
If you want to relock the bootloader just follow this simple steps:
Flash the original recovery image from Flashtool of from Flashify (the steps are the same as installing TWRP). You can find this image here
From there, install an update.zip (download them from the official flyme web: here and put it into the storage )
Now you have flyme again with a locked bootloader.

INSTALLING FLYME WITH TWRP
It's very important that you don't install an update.zip from the original Flyme page, because you will cause a bootloop. To get the flyme updates, you can follow one of these two methods:
METHOD 1: 4PDA
-Download the modified zips from 4PDA: here]. Translate it to English. It's on custom firmware>Flyme
-Flash them from TWRP

METHOD 2: DO IT YOURSELF
-Download the update.zip file from the Flyme page
-Open it and remove the preloader- files
-Flash it from TWRP. It will give you an error: IGNORE IT.

Reboot and done, you've got Flyme and TWRP.

UNBRICK A PAPERWEIGHT
BIG THANKS TO @numpea FOR THIS:


I'll keep updating the info!


i accidentally bricked my phone and my computer can't install any drivers even the sp flash tool can't detect it. any idea?
 
Sep 17, 2016
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it's now back to normal. thanks

---------- Post added at 11:41 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:31 PM ----------

you have to disable driver signature verification to install drivers search on google how to install Mediatek preloader drivers
then continue with the Tutorial

i'm having a problem with my flyme update, when im trying to update my flyme os with new update, it always need to flash the stock recovery but i already lock the bootloader. any idea about this one?
 
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LBA97

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Aug 24, 2014
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hi,
can I unlock my bootloader if my phone originally was an A version but I made it to an I?
I think that if you were able to change the version that means you don't own a C version, but I'm not sure. Try looking in the page you bought it from or at its box.
 

geri96

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Apr 9, 2014
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I think that if you were able to change the version that means you don't own a C version, but I'm not sure. Try looking in the page you bought it from or at its box.

I looked it up on it's box and was an U version....since then I installed TWRP and flashed the rom. Thanks for your advice.
 

DrGrozozo

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Mar 16, 2011
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My device is from China, info on device saying only m2note, software is android 5.1 flyme 4.5.3U, which M571 is that and can I use this method? I really want to change this rom since it is full with bloatware that cannot be uninstalled or disabled. Thanx in advance.

Sent from Sony M5
 
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LBA97

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Aug 24, 2014
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My device is from China, info on device saying only m2note, software is android 5.1 flyme 4.5.3U, which M571 is that and can I use this method? I really want to change this rom since it is full with bloatware that cannot be uninstalled or disabled. Thanx in advance.

Sent from Sony M5
You should look in the box. M571 is the model number and cannot be seen from the device,but it should appear in the bill, the order or in the phone's box. Good luck!
 

Alucard

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Please HELP,I BRICKED MY DEVICE,I format all and then tried to flsh twrp recovery and it says dram missed or failed,PLEASE HELP.
 

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    Hi to everybody :D
    I'm doing this thread because I've seen that there's a lot of confussion about how to install all this things properly, and I think that concentrating the wide-spread information could help you to get rid of this. First of all I have to thanks @aaawqw and @Moyster for their great efforts.
    This is going to be a recopilatory of several sources and personal tips to help you to do this the easiest way. I'm not responsible of bricked phones nor your personal problems.
    Please, read the full tutorial before doing anything, to avoid bricks and those things.

    PREPARE THE RECIPE
    Download these files:
    - Unlocking bootloader tool: HERE
    - TWRP image from Moyster (creator of LOS14 for our device): here
    - If you want to install a modified version of FlymeOS, use this one from Romul35 from 4PDA: here. Original post

    - Last LineageOS 14 build: from this thread. PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO THANK THE DEVELOPERS
    - GApps: here I recommend the nano option. Choose ARM64 and Android version 6.0.

    Put those three last files into your internal memory. If you've got an microSD card, I recommend you to put them into it (it's safer and easier).

    UNLOCKING THE BOOTLOADER
    To unlock the bootloader go to:
    - Kevin.MX @aaawqw) post: here
    Finally we have a guide to unlock the bootloader of Meizu m2 note. We need Mediatek SP Flash Tool, MTK phone drivers and the images/bin files for unlocking. No modaco superboot, no fake tutorials any more
    Now here's the guide:
    1. Download the files I provide
    Then unzip it. You'll get a folder with FlashTool, Phone drivers and unlock images.
    2.Install drivers for Mediatek platform.
    3.Flash the temp-unlock-secro.img via Flashtool. (secro row)
    4.Flash secro.img, lk.bin, preloader_meizu6753_65c_l1.bin via Flashtool. (secro, lk and preloader rows respectively)
    5.Disconnect USB data cable and power on the phone. If you see the "=>Normal boot" sign(it's quite small.......) in the left bottom cornor of the screen, then the unlock is done. You can now flash things in whatever way you like. The guide is over~~~

    The full tutorial is here
    The unlock tool is here
    Thank you for testing&trying!

    If you've seen this spoiler and didn't thank Kevin, please go to here and thank him. This motivates him and gives him the recognisement he deserves.

    - Robot Hijau 97 Youtube video: here It isn't in English, but may help if you find any problem or get lost during the unlocking. Leave him a like if it helped you.

    This unlocking guide only works for M571 model. If you try this with a M571C (China Telecom) model, you'll get a bricked phone (very useful if you like paperweights :p)
    THIS METHOD DOES WORK FOR M571H MODEL. DON'T WORRY, THE ONLY ONE THAT GIVES SOME ISSUES IS THE M571C.
    The great user @aaawqw states "And Meizu M571C should use the same method of meizu m2 (mini), a shell script for frp unlock. But no recovery images yet…Different hardware and partitions"
    Tips to unlock the bootloader easily:
    - If you're going to do it from a Windows 10 or 8 pc, have in mind that to install unsigned drivers you'll have to unlock the feature in your pc. A guide to do this: here
    - Select the images to flash and hit the Download button before connecting your Meizu (pressing Vol Down button). This will help you if it turns on and off and makes the flashing impossible.
    - Download the guide or see the video to correctly follow all the steps. You don't want to lose your phone, don't you? Don't try to mix guides, because you may skip a step and brick your phone. The video and Kevin.MX guide are the same procedure, they both are safe.

    INSTALLING TWRP
    Once done this part, we'll proceed with the installation of TWRP recovery image. There are two ways, choose the easier to you:
    - Flash TWRP from SP Flashtool (original idea from @widagdag. The post: here)
    +Turn off your device
    + By using your pc or laptop, extract the TWRP zip for meizu m2 note, there's a file "recovery.img"
    + You can flash it via SP flash tool (clicking the recovery, then select the file)... then click Download, wait until finished!! (Check symbol)
    + You can reboot ur device now, unlocked bootloader and installed twrp!
    *The profit is u didn't need to root first and install any flash tool such as Rash, FlashFire, Flashify, etc. saving you some time
    - Flash the recovery image from Flyme:
    + Get root access (if you do, skip this step). You can get it downloading Kingroot: here. Just install this apk and follow the steps
    + Unzip TWRP zip into a known folder
    + Download Flashify from the Playstore
    + Grant superuser access
    + (Optional) make a backup of your current recovery going to backup tab
    + Tap Recovery Image
    + Choose a file
    + Find TWRP img that you unzipped before and flash it
    INSTALLING CM AND GAPPS
    We're close to the end of this post. The final step: installing your desired ROM and GApps. I will flash CM from the thread whose link is at the download section.
    I hope you've put it into your memory (internal/external) as we said :p
    Ok so:
    - Turn off your phone
    - Go into the TWRP recovery (Vol up+power)
    - (Optional but recommended) Make a backup of Flyme, just in case you don't like the new ROM and would like to go back to Flyme. If it takes up too much memory, move it to your pc after making the backup.
    - Go to Wipe menu
    - Go to advanced wipe
    - Select these:
    + System
    + Cache
    + Dalvik Cache
    + Data
    - Swipe to do the wipe
    - Go to install.
    - Select your zip image (in my case the cm13 I downloaded).
    - Install also the GApps zip file you downloaded
    - Restart to System, and check what you've done.


    Some final tips:
    - Make the backup, seriously, it takes 10 min and you'll have a Flyme backup if you don't like CM.
    - If you want to transfer all your apps and their data from Flyme to your new ROM, use Titanium Backup.
    - If you want to install Xposed Framework, it's the same procedure: enter into TWRP, tap install, select the zip and swipe.
    - This won't delete your images or videos, but I would recommend to transfer them to a microSD card or your PC.
    - Yes, you need to do all this to install a custom ROM. Yes, even unlocking the bootloader. Don't try to skip a step if you aren't sure about what you're doing.

    I think that's all, I'll update this post if I lost anything.
    I hope this helped you to move into CM world. If you have any doubt don't hesitate to ask.
    I know this seems exhausting, but trust me, it worths it. Welcome to the custom ROMs world in your Meizu M2 Note. Let the magic begin.

    ADDITIONAL GUIDES

    RELOCKING THE BOOTLOADER
    If you want to relock the bootloader just follow this simple steps:
    Flash the original recovery image from Flashtool of from Flashify (the steps are the same as installing TWRP). You can find this image here
    From there, install an update.zip (download them from the official flyme web: here and put it into the storage )
    Now you have flyme again with a locked bootloader.

    INSTALLING FLYME WITH TWRP
    It's very important that you don't install an update.zip from the original Flyme page, because you will cause a bootloop. To get the flyme updates, you can follow one of these two methods:
    METHOD 1: 4PDA
    -Download the modified zips from 4PDA: here]. Translate it to English. It's on custom firmware>Flyme
    -Flash them from TWRP

    METHOD 2: DO IT YOURSELF
    -Download the update.zip file from the Flyme page
    -Open it and remove the preloader- files
    -Flash it from TWRP. It will give you an error: IGNORE IT.

    Reboot and done, you've got Flyme and TWRP.

    UNBRICK A PAPERWEIGHT
    BIG THANKS TO @numpea FOR THIS:
    This just a firmware that has all the partitions and can be used to unbrick to device using SPFlashtool
    Here is the link:
    FIRMWARE
    - Flash temp_unlock_secro.img with sp flashtool like you do when unlocking the bootloader.
    - When done, disconnect the device and add the firmware to sp flashtool. You need to select "format all+download", click on "Download" and connect the device. The flashing process will start. After it finishes, the device will start again.
    You wil notice that you lost your imei number you can add it back by:

    Using MTK Engineering Mode (does not requires root)
    Open engineering mode » Click on Engineer Mode (MTK) » Swipe left to Connectivity » click on CDS Information » Radio Information
    Click on phone 1 if you want to change your sim 1 or choose Phone 2 to change sim 2 IMEI, follow this guide:
    For Phone 1: “AT+ EGMR=1,7,”YOUR NEW IMEI NO” (make sure you add a space in between AT+ & EGMR)
    For Phone 2: “AT+ EGMR=1,10,”YOUR NEW IMEI NO” (make sure you add a space in between AT+ & EGMR)

    Using Chamelephon (requires root, but much more easier)
    Just copy the IMEIS from the phone's box and put them into the app.
    hope this is helpful

    I'll keep updating the info!
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    One quick question. Tutorial says for flashing recovery via flashify:

    ""+ Tap Recovery Image
    + Choose a file
    + Find TWRP zip and flash it

    I cant select zip when choosing recovery image. Should i unzip it and flash recovery.img, or should i flash twrp.zip with zip file flashing?
    Just corrected it. I didn't notice I hadn't explained it right. Thanks and happy flashing.
    Thanks to @numpea again, who seems running the thread much better than I :p
    3
    One quick question. Tutorial says for flashing recovery via flashify:

    ""+ Tap Recovery Image
    + Choose a file
    + Find TWRP zip and flash it

    I cant select zip when choosing recovery image. Should i unzip it and flash recovery.img, or should i flash twrp.zip with zip file flashing?
    Unzip and flash recovery.img with flashify

    Sent from my MEIZU M2Note using XDA Labs
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    I've just updated the info in the main post with some useful guides more. Hope it helps!
    2
    Pretty much covered all, just state the Armv7 Android level API 21 64bit, 5.1 Micro or Nano for gapps. They might get confused on what to choose.
    Very true, thanks a lot. I introduced the platform and the Android version of GApps
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