INFINIX Hot 8 (X650C) ROOT, TWRP, UN-BRICKING & Custom-ROM.

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tresarfor

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I have infinix hot 8 I want to install twrp mode by given your prossess but when i give commond "adb reboot bootloader " device in disconected from laptop plz suggest me.
 

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Does it work on this version?
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Please tell me if anyone knows.
 

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Disable windows driver signature enforcement. while connected in fastboot mode, pick yellow triangle in device manager and install android_winusb.inf Android Bootloader Interface. after this fastboot commands will work (steps 10-13)
 
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Yesterday I do flashing my X650C with SPFT, with "download only" mode but failed.
Then after read a lot, I perform flashing with "format all+download" method.
Accidentally I wrongly replaced my PGPT backup with corrupted one.
When I want to repartition the memory, it said partition error.
Please someone may give me a help by read and upload X650C PGPT file from normal X650C phone, any version welcome.
And for any question of address to read, you can check the scatter.txt and search for "SYS1". It is PGPT, I believe.
Please help me. Thanks.
 
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Can anyone please help me with flashing GSI. I was on PE 12, then I tried flashing LineageOS but no matter what I do, it keeps throwing into a bootloop, it keeps booting into TWRP. (I've tried multiple roms now)
 
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    Follow the GUIDE completely & Thoroughly
    Infinix-Logo.jpg



    # use MEGA APP for FASTER & SECURE Downloads

    THIS GUIDE WORKS ON ALL VERSIONS {TESTED}

    i'm running on V224 since TWRP is BACKWORD-COMPATIBLE due to UNLOCKED-BOOTLOADER.
    [OPTIONAL]
    if you are running on V217 just update the device via OTA.zip
    *V224 OTA
    CREDIT:- @darylzero
    DOWNLOAD -mediafire

    *V224 STOCK + MAGISK patched BOOT & REC .imgs
    CREDIT:- @AshhRED
    DOWNLOAD -mega

    1. long press POWER button for 3sec & SLIDE the POWER-OFF option.

    2. once TURNED-OFF Press & Hold (VOL_up + POWER_Button) untill you see the INFINIX LOGO.

    3. wait untill the XOS LOGO appears.
    xos.png


    4. press once (POWER_button + VOL_up) untill STOCK-RECOVERY boots up.
    stock-rec.jpg


    5. use VOLUME keys to navigate & POWER button to select
    *wipe cache partion
    *wipe data/factory reset
    *Apply update from SD Card [or use ADB_SIDELOAD(optional)]
    *Reboot system now.



    PRE-REQUISITES

    1. ADB (Follow the INSTALLATION GUIDE provided in the WEBSITE)

    * ADB Device Drivers
    CREDIT:- @Android-MTK
    DOWNOAD

    * Mininal ADB & FASTBOOT
    CREDIT:- @Android-MTK
    DOWNLOAD

    2. *TWRPv0.3 + vbmeta.img + mount_system.zip
    CREDIT:- @contactwajeeh
    DOWNLOAD -mega

    *TWRPv0.4 + vbmeta.img + mount_system.zip
    CREDIT:- @aIecxs
    DOWNLOAD -mega


    3. Orange State Disabler MTK
    CREDIT:- @unofficial-TWRP
    DOWNLOAD -mediafire

    4. MAGISK
    CREDIT:- @topjohnwu
    DOWNLOAD -GitHub

    5. DMverity+FORCEencrypt+DISKquota_DISABLER.zip
    CREDIT:- @Zackptg5
    DOWNLOAD

    # DOWNLOAD THE ABOVE PRE-REQUISITES & MOVE THEM TO MinimalADB&FASTBOOT DIRECTORY.



    ROOTING
    METHOD 1 (ADVICED)​

    1. Charge your device upto +95% (precaution)

    2. Unlock DEVELOPING
    SETTINGS=>SYSTEM=>About_Phone=>Build_Number (TAP 7 TIMES)
    unlock-developing.png



    3. TURN ON
    *DEVELOPERS OPTION
    *OEM-UNLOCK
    *USB-DEBUGGING
    turn-on.png



    4. GoTo minimalADB&FASTBOOT installed Directory
    default address
    [C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot]

    5. press SHIFT+RIGHT-CLICK & select [OPEN COMMAND WINDOW HERE] from the dialog box.

    6. connect your DEVICE to PC/LAPTOP through USB-PORT

    7. You should see this confirmation dialog box appear on your device with COMPUTERS RSA KEY Finger Print
    TAP ALLOW & OK
    RSA-Fingerprint.png



    8. type this command in TERMINAL
    "adb devices"
    The DAEMON should start automatically
    and show the attached device ID, the output will be
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot>adb devices
    List of devices attached
    * daemon not running; starting now at tcp:5037
    * daemon started successfully
    04725329A4001071 device

    9. type "adb reboot bootloader" to boot into FASTBOOT
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot>adb reboot bootloader

    10. type "fastboot devices" to see the list of attached fastboot devices
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot>fastboot devices
    04725329A4001071 fastboot

    11. type "fastboot flashing unlock" to unlock the bootloader, the devcie will ask for confirmation. [PRESS VOL+ for YES]
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot>fastboot flashing unlock
    ...
    (bootloader) Start unlock flow

    OKAY [ 9.152s]
    finished. total time: 9.168s

    12. type "fastboot --disable-verity --disable-verification flash vbmeta vbmeta.img" to flash modified vbmeta.img
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot>fastboot --disable-verity --disable-verification flash vbmeta vbmeta.img "C:\Program Files <x86>\Minima ADB and Fastboot\vbmeta.img"
    target reported max download size of 134217728 bytes
    erasing 'vbmeta'...
    OKAY [ 0.017s]
    sending 'vbmeta' <4 KB>...
    OKAY [ 0.011s]
    writing 'vbmeta'...
    OKAY [ 0.004s]
    finished. total time: 0.036s

    13. type "fastboot flash recovery recovery.img" to flash TWRP.
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot>fastboot flash recovery "C:\Program Files <x86>\Minima ADB and Fastboot\recovery.img"
    target reported max download size of 134217728 bytes
    sending 'recovery' <23494 KB>...
    OKAY [ 1.416s]
    writing 'recovery'...
    OKAY [ 0.309s]
    finished. total time: 1.731s
    vbmeta-rec.jpg



    14. DONT BOOT, UNPLUG USB

    15. Press & Hold (VOL_up + POWER_Button) for 16sec untill you see the INFINIX POWERED BY ANDROID LOGO then let go immidietly.
    infinix-powered-by-Android.jpg



    16. TWRP should be BOOTED.
    twrp.png


    17. follow these FASHING SEQUENCE for clean INSTALLATION
    # USE SD-Card or OTG (optional)
    *FLASH mount_system.zip
    *FLASH orange_state_disabler.zip
    *REBOOT=>RECOVERY (important)
    reboot-REC.png


    *FLASH mount_system.zip
    *WIPE=>FORMAT_DATA=>type YES=>ENTER
    format-data.png


    *REBOOT=>RECOVERY
    *FLASH mount_system.zip
    *FLASH latest Magisk-v20.*.zip
    *FLASH latest DisableDmVerityForceEncrypt.zip
    DM-Verity.png


    *REBOOT=>SYSTEM


    METHOD 2 (OPTIONAL)​

    1. Download&INSTALL the latest MAGISK-MANAGER

    2. Open the MAGISK-MANAGER APP and tap on INSTALL & Patch the BOOT.img (extracted from firmware.zip)
    magisk-patch.jpg


    3. move the Magisk_patched.img to your PC into the
    'C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot' Directory

    4. Execute STEP-1 to STEP-11 from METHOD-1

    5. type "fastboot flash boot magisk_patched.img" to flash the patched BOOT.img
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot>fastboot flash boot magisk_patch
    ed.img
    target reported max download size of 134217728 bytes
    sending 'boot' (9260 KB)...
    OKAY [ 0.491s]
    writing 'boot'...
    OKAY [ 0.114s]
    finished. total time: 0.621s
    patched-boot.jpg


    6. Execute STEP-12 to STEP-16 from METHOD-1

    7. follow these FASHING SEQUENCE for clean INSTALLATION
    # USE SD-Card or OTG (optional)
    *FLASH mount_system.zip
    *FLASH orange_state_disabler.zip
    *REBOOT=>RECOVERY (important)
    *FLASH mount_system.zip
    *WIPE=>FORMAT_DATA=>type YES=>ENTER
    *REBOOT=>RECOVERY
    *FLASH mount_system.zip
    *FLASH latest DisableDmVerityForceEncrypt.zip
    *REBOOT=>SYSTEM
    reboot-system.png



    # FIRST BOOT TAKES ATLEAST 4mins to LOAD..BE PATIENT
    ss-magisk.png




    OPTIMIZATON
    since we cant tamper with SYSTEM APPS to CONSERVE-RAM & PRESERVE-BATTERY
    without a GENERIC-SYSTEM-IMAGE or CUSTOM-ROM, for those who love the STOCK XOS experience like me,
    we can optimize & disable most of the contents with THIRD-PARTY-APPS

    *L-SPEED
    CREDIT:- @Paget96
    DOWNLOAD -GitHub
    # I think the apk version is better then MAGISK_MODULE, it provides more tweaks to customize.
    my L-SPEED configuration

    *APP-MANAGER
    CREDIT:- @AndroidDeveloperLB
    DOWNLOAD
    # Enable show SYSTEM_APPS for better management.
    my list of apps/packages which are SAFE-to-DISABLE

    you can prohibiate Background running for apps from
    SETTINGS=>BATTERY_LAB=>APP_POWER_CONSUMPTION_MANAGEMENT
    consumption-manager.png


    # 3GB+ RAM free after boot.
    3gb-Ram.png


    *you can UNINSTALL & DELETE BLOAT-APPS from
    ROOT/SYSTEM/PRODUCT/OPERATOR/APPS
    to save 500MB of System_Space.
    *you can stop LOGd process to reduce Battery Drain.




    UN-BRICKING
    1. INSTALL the Preloader driver in your device,
    Connect your DEAD-BRICKED/TURNED-OFF(if responsive) device to your PC/LAPTOP

    *MTK-PRELOADER-USB-VCOM-Driver-(Android)
    CREDIT:- @Android-MTK
    DOWNLOAD -mega
    # i suggest you to install this driver in your device while its still in working condition, so that it will be easier for you to recover when you accidentally Brick your device.

    2. Download & open the Extracted folder

    3. double click on 'Mediatek-Drivers-Remove.bat' to delete the previously installed drivers

    4. double click on 'Mediatek-Drivers-Install.bat' to install the preloader, the program will ask to unplug the connected device "DO NOT UNPLUG, JUST IGNORE THAT"

    5. once the script is completed check the status in DEVICE MANAGER by RECONNECTING the Device
    [RIGHT CLICK ON 'my computer/This PC' & Select 'Manage' give 'Administrative Access' select 'Device Manager' from left panel, Right Click on your Computer name (first TAB) & Select 'Scan For Hardware Changes'] untill it shows
    (COM*)MediaTek PreLoader USB VCOM (Android)
    under PORTS in Device Manager

    6. Download & Extract the FIRMWARE
    *X650C STOCK FIRMWARES
    CREDIT:- @RepairMyMobile
    DOWNLOAD

    7. Download & Extract the Compatible 'TRANSSION' FLASH-TOOL
    *TECHNO-FLASH-TOOL
    CREDIT:- @RepairMyMobile
    DOWNLOAD -mediafire

    8. open the Techno flash tool Directory and open the 'Sowtwaredownloadv4' Folder and RIGHT-CLICK on
    'SWD_AfterSales.exe' and select 'RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR' click 'YES' wait for the program to LOAD

    9. click on grey 'STTINGS ICON' on the TOP-LEFT corner of the screen, the DIALOG BOX should POP-UP.

    10. Click on 'LOAD' & select the 'MT67**_Android_scatter.txt' file from the Extracted Firmware Directory &
    click on 'CONFIRM'

    11. Click on green 'START ICON' on the TOP-LEFT corner of the screen, the firmware will start to load into program, Once completed the RED 'STOP ICON' will appear on the TOP-LEFT corner.

    12. connect your device through USB PORT while pressing POWER button for couple of seconds untill the program detects the preloader.

    13. the DOWNLOAD will start immidietly with BLUE loading BAR.
    blue-bar.jpg


    14. the process takes upto 3min to Complete flashing, Once done the Loading BAR will turn GREEN.
    green-bar.jpg


    15. unplug the USB & BOOT-UP.

    # i'll make & add another SECTION about CUSTOM-ROM shortly.
    # please don't quote the whole OP-POST, if you have any question or doubt just mention your issue with SECTION & STEP
    *EX- ROOTING=STEP-9
    issue:-
    UN-BRICKING=STEP-4
    issue:-
    # copy this guide in .txt format on other device or note down the steps, so that you wont run into any issue while Executing the Process.
    # join TELEGRAM group for quick SUPPORT.
    # Acknowledge the SCREENSHOTS before proceeding.




    HOVATEK - INSTAGRAM - TELEGRAM

    HIT THANKS IF FOUND USEFULL.
    HAPPY-FLASHING
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    New TWRP with support of flashing older zips that uses /system as the mount point.

    Credits goes to @henk717, read more about it on his thread here I just used his idea and implemented for our device. Also removed a lot of partitions that were not necessary and rather harmful if someone with no knowledge wipes it so better to hide it.

    Downloads
    TWRP v0.3
    System mount zip

    also, I ported a MIUI GSI from the Redmi 6 (which is also a mediatek device (p22) same as ours), if someone would like to test it. please get it from the below link, porting tools used are from Erfan so all credits to him if it works.

    MIUIGsi

    Edit: as reported not working by many users, I am removing this gsi link.

    Disclaimer: Again, this is all testing stuff. I dont own the device you take full personal responsibility of any damage the usage of this recovery may cause rather than blaming it on me.
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    I have ported some GSI's using ErfanGSI tools (all credits to him for this awesome tool) from a similar chipset as ours, good thing is that volte works on all of them, you need to follow generic gsi flashing instructions and as soon as you boot to the home screen you need to install gms apk (available on the link mentioned below) and reboot it once to get everything smooth. Camera could be broken on some roms, use open camera in that case.

    GSI's Download
    4
    OP updated.
    Hit THANKS if found USEFUL.
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    I bought hot 8 650c.It has v236 and i want to root it.
    I have read the whole thread.Can anyone just confirm the steps to root my phone?

    1: Unlock bootloader(will it erase data?)
    2: Flash patched boot.img using adb commands (someone has already uploaded it in this thread so i guess it would work?)

    And that's it?I'm rooted?Magisk will be installed with patched boot.img?
    Also can i update my phone if anyita came?
    Please answer as soon as possible.Thanks

    1. Yes, as soon as you unlock your BOOTLOADER in ADB-MINIMAL&FASTBOOT with
    "adb devices"
    "adb reboot bootloader"
    "fastboot oem unlock"
    "fastboot reboot"

    Your device will be wiped for security reasons, trust me it's better this way..
    Or you can use manual cmd "fastboot -w" if it didn't work out for wiping..

    2. YES, read adb cmd post once again thoroughly
    and after you FLASH the Patched BOOT.img check MAGISK-MANAGER for device status..

    Yes, you can update your device with OTA updates as MAGISK dont operate on SYSTEM LEVEL & the CARRIER is unaffected.

    Sent from my Infinix-X650C using XDA Labs