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hackerpower

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Hello dear Lemon users!

I aquired this wonderful phablet a few weeks ago and started to tweak and experiment with it to get the most out of it.
I come from a ST25i (Xperia U) and am used to tweak and mod android phones.

But the only thread I've found was not organized or structured to aid and support those who know nothing about this phablet, mediatek or even android. Everything was spread around the massive number of posts, which always leads to users asking the same things over and over again.

So i decided to open this thread that i will keep updating with roms, recoveries, root methods, patches, tools, tutorials, etc...

ROMS
Flashable through SP FlashTools/Recovery

All Official ST/DEV/ROW Roms + OTA
ROW roms are flashable through SP Flash Tool, all the others are flashable through stock recovery or custom (you have to edit updater-script inside the meta-inf folder)

Flashable through SP FlashTools

VibeUI_Xancin
Source

A7000 137 ROW
Source

Flashable through CWM/TWRP

K50a40_S117_150706_ROW
Source

K3_Note_Xancin_Haier
Minimal GAPPS
Source

AOSP_CBT_HK_LIMITED
Source

SenSation_Rom
Source

AOSP_V4_XANCIN
Source

++LiMoNcHeLo 5.1 MDSTeam MoD++
PATCH
Source

++[LiMoNcHeLo NovAMoD MDSTeam VibeAosP]++
Source
Install this SMS app to fix the duplication of conversations due to incoming messages number having country prefix.

VibeUI_5.1_LTT_MDSTEAM
Source

VIBEUI_S137_ROW_LEMONADE
Source

Xperia_Mod_VibeUI_15_21
Source

Agujetas_vs_Reflex
Source

AOSP 5.1 by MDSTEAM (iOcean Rock Port)
Patch
Source

Carbon K3 Lite 2.5
Video Fix
Source

Lewa 6 (TCL M2M port)
Source

GACAMA AOSP v2.1_5.1
Source

Bestial Rom MDSTEAM
Ringtones patch
Source

Nexus ROM 5.1
Source

Haier 5.0
Source

360 Firmware OS from QIKU
Source

CoolUi 6.0 beta1 (Coolpad Dazen)
Source

Pekk3nDroid K3 1.0 AOSP (Androium 2.1.3 Based)
Source

Amigo OS 3.1.3
Source

VETA OS
Source

IUNI OS 5.18 pass: 092c
Source

SunRom V3.9
Patch
Delete Call Light Patch
Source

MIUI 7 6.1.30
Source
MIUI 7 7.1.1.0 Stable
Source

Flyme 5.6.2.1
Source

CM 12.1 Beta 3
Source

CM 12.1 PAC pass: 3361
Source

CM 12.1 SudaMod pass: 6f9f
Source

BlissPop v4.0.3
Source

Phoenix Rom 3 (Jiayu S3 Port)
Source

Vivo Funtouch 2.5
Source

EUI 5.5.037E
Source

VIBEUI_V3.5_1605_LTT_LEMONADE ANDROID 6.0 MM
Source

AOSP 5.1.1 LEMONADE V4
Contacts/Calendar Patch
Source

S205_VISNU_LEMONADE
Source

Androium 6
Source

LENOVO_K3_LOLLIPOP_5.0_S205_ROW_v1.17_CUOCO92

Source

04_K3_NOTE_5.1_1604_STABLE_ROW_004_CUOCO92
Source

Maremoto v2 (Jiayu Port)
Source

GReeNoiD v1.0
Source

K3_NOTE_MM_6.0_1610_3.40.1_v16_ROW_D_CUOCO92
Source

AOSP PURE BETA (Zopo Speed7 port) by pvkiniyan95
Source
 
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OPEN SOURCE CODE
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Source
USEFUL LINKS
Lenovo Forum
Club Lenovo Forum
Mobile Uncle Forum
Loorin Forum
4PDA Forum
Movilesdualsim Forum
TUTORIALS
How to flash official VibeUI ST/DEV roms through custom recovery:
- You will need to edit the updater-script file inside the .zip
- Use 7zip to open the zip and go to \META-INF\com\google\android\updater-script
and drag the file out (same as copy/paste)
- Use Notepad++ to open it and edit the updater-script.
- Delete all the lines until:
show_progress(0.750000, 0);
ui_print("Patching system image unconditionally...");

- Save and replace the file dragging it into the 7zip window you left open.
- Flash the rom, ignore errors after the "Patching system image unconditionally..." message.

How to flash roms through SP Flashtool

How to flash recoveries through SP Flashtool

USB Drivers
USB Driver
Tools
ADB/Fastboot Automatic Recovery Install Tool
Extract folder, connect your phone to PC, run Recovery Install Tool.bat
You can flash any recovery, just replace the recovery.img file within the dir.

BaiduYunGuanjia VIP (English)
PC program to download large files from the chinese Baidu/Yunpan clouds. Run the self extracting file and afterwards run BaiduYunGuanjia.exe from within the extracted folder.
Root
Super SU
Flashable through recovery
SP Flash Tool
SP Flash Tool
Source
Recoveries

Recoveries Folder
Flashable through custom recovery, through SP Flashtool or directly through TWRP recovery using only the .img file.

Custom recovery - Just download any .zip, replace the recovery.img file within the .zip if you want another recovery using 7zip and flash it.
SP Flashtool - Just download the scatter.txt file and the recovery.img you want and flash it.
TWRP - Just download the recovery.img you want, select install in TWRP, install image, select the .img, mark the partition recovery and flash.


GAPPS arm64
Dirty Unicorns Gapps 5.1
OpenGapps
Source
Slim Gapps 5.0
Slim Gapps 5.1
Slim Gapps 6.0
Source
Flashable through TWRP/CWM recovery

XPOSED
5.0/5.1/6.0
Flashable through TWRP/CWM recovery

PATCHES/FIXES
Patched Boot Images
Flashable through TWRP recovery. Flash these to be able to boot in stock android 6.0 roms.

Patch for correcting offline charging screen in some roms
Flashable through TWRP/CWM recovery
Source

WiFi NVRam Error Fix
Copy the files in the zip to the same path, replace the ones there and set same permissions.

Invalid/Lost IMEI
Simply download this app, input your IMEIs, apply, reboot!

GPS Glonass Fix
Flashable through TWRP/CWM recovery (No wipes needed)
Source

MAXX Audio
Flashable through TWRP/CWM recovery (No wipes needed)
Source
Flashing removes Dolby Atmos and the toggle in the quick settings won't do nothing.

5GHZ Wifi Enabler
Enables the phone to pick up 5GHZ wifi frequencies.

MODEMS/RADIOS/BASEBANDS
Modems/Radios/Basebands All Versions
Flashable through TWRP/CWM recovery (No wipes needed)
Source

TWRP Backups
TWRP Backups Folder
Run the self extracting file and then copy the extracted folder to the dir of the backups of your TWRP recovery.
Enter recovery and restore. Reboot to system, enjoy...

All backups are rooted.

DUAL+ BOOT
Dual Boot Setup Procedure
 
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Can i flash the ROM directly on ROW version or i have to be on chinese Frirmware....?

The indian ROW rom has to be flashed via SP Flash Tool, so you can even format the whole phone before flashing it, no need to be on any rom prior to that.

which rom do you think is the best?(based on performance and minimal bugs)

The one i use, it's in my sig.

How to port auto call record feature in limonchelo novamod ??

Don't know, but i already saw that option in many other roms.
 

meangreenie

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Hi all, got my boy this today from gearbest uk, and I'm impressed with it so far. It came already rooted and with a couple of porn apps preinstalled lol, which i removed.

Anyway since it's already rooted i thought my plan of action would be to, install/run busybox, then install and use flashify to install custom recovery from the head post. Once done i would boot to custom recovery and install the recommended limochelli novamod rom, wiping off course.

Can anyone see any problems or am i good to go?

btw, great post, nice to see all needed info and files in one place
 
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Added GPS Glonass Fix patch!! Now i catch russian sats ;) Thanks AtlonX2
russia_flag_icon.jpg
:good:
Checkout the before and after SS attached.

Hi all, got my boy this today from gearbest uk, and I'm impressed with it so far. It came already rooted and with a couple of porn apps preinstalled lol, which i removed.

Anyway since it's already rooted i thought my plan of action would be to, install/run busybox, then install and use flashify to install custom recovery from the head post. Once done i would boot to custom recovery and install the recommended limochelli novamod rom, wiping off course.

Can anyone see any problems or am i good to go?

btw, great post, nice to see all needed info and files in one place

You're good! TY. Any doubts holla!

Which one is the best Rom for daily use....?

It depends on what you want/like, but IMO Limonchelo Novamod.
 

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MerenQue

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I hope that this is the right thread to post that there is a new Dev-ROM made by Lenovo:
VIBEUI_V2.8_1530_7.131.1_DEV_K50-T5 大小:M 更新日期:2015/07/23
Source: http://www.vibeui.com/vibeui/rom?key=k3 note

Changelog: (Google translation)
Recommend
★ Security Center: privacy mode function optimization, more in line with privacy requirements
★ System: Solving the one-handed fast, the display application searches when there is no problem
★ Gallery: solved in some cases, appears to stop running when you click on the album set of problems

Security center
Optimization - adjust privacy mode logic, more in line with user habits
(Reminder: Due to compatibility reasons, this upgrade is complete guest password and a master password would be transferred, but please understand)
Optimization - perfect UI interface, adding more options
Optimization - In private mode, visitors can not open the Security Center

System Settings
Repair - resolved quickly with one hand, the problem does not exist display applications search
Repair - solved on the phone IMEI number SIM card status missing issue
Repair - to solve the problem if you're mode after opening not work properly
Repair - solved under fast boot state, charging not boot problems

Broadcasting station
Repair - to solve some cases, the program cache all operation failure problem

Notification Center
Repair - to solve some cases, flashlight can not open question
Repair - solved in some cases, stop long running problem appear in a multitasking application

Topic Center
Repair - to solve the English state, the theme central search interface layout irregular issue
Repair - solved in some cases, cause the phone Caton abnormal problems occur Topic Center
Repair - to solve the theme center, stop running problems downloading other users sharing wallpaper after
Repair - to solve the click history wallpaper unusual problems
Repair - solve appears to stop running after changing font problems
Repair - to solve the anomalies clicking topic I share a problem

Gallery
Repair - resolved after using the software to save the image, the picture can not find a problem in the album
Repair - solved in some cases, stop running problems click on the album is set

Lenovo Contacts
Repair - resolved in the English state, set the contact picture is not the first letter capitalized issues
Repair - to solve the problem of information recipients background color and text color conflict
Repair - solved in some cases, for a long time can not open the contact problem
Repair - can not solve the bright screen problem after call

Party applications
Repair - to solve the Postal Savings Bank, Agricultural Bank of mobile client can not properly use the
Repair - to solve the problem of incompatibility baby online
In the following Source of this changelog you will also find a little video about it in Chinese and I guess here you learn [HowTo] download the ROM.

I don't own a K3 Note, I am just reading because I am interested. But I hope this could help anybody.
 
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I hope that this is the right thread to post that there is a new Dev-ROM made by Lenovo:

Source: http://www.vibeui.com/vibeui/rom?key=k3 note

Changelog: (Google translation)

In the Source you will find a little video about it in Chinese and I guess here you learn [HowTo] download the ROM.
I don't own a K3 Note, I am just reading because I am interested. But I hope this could help anybody.

Please don't make posts like this, i already know a new 1530 dev rom is out.
Thank you for your understanding.
If you would like to help me, tell me something i don't know via PM. The link you posted to learn how to download is the link to the tutorial how to use the OTA apk and switch from ST to Dev versions.
This thread has a Q&A thread, use it.
BTW here's the modem/baseband of the new 1530 dev: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5oTMOqjH0_TckpURFZPZ0xPVnM

I will post all the modems from all the versions in the OP asap.

Here's the link with all the ST/Dev versions to date and to the OTA apk: http://bbs.lenovo.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&fid=921&tid=557109
 
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