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oncouch1

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Latest on my WP5 that was 07012020 software android 10. The boot.img for whatever reason would not patch when taken from windows. When I used Linux it seamed to work OK. I flashed in Linux ended in a bootloop, so I reflash stock boot.img and vbmeta.img still bootlooped. I tried the android 10 rom from the oukitel download site. it worked but I had no IMEI. So I tried the android 9 rom from above it worked (but only shows 3g). It still shows no IMEI, well at least cell works. so I proceed to patch the boot.img from the said rom and flash tah dah it is rooted! I then flash TWRP with no issues.

So many thanks to Nicolap8 and dwastell for making this possible!

I have disabled as many google apps as I know I can and delete extra software and am running simplemobile apps and will keep on modifying.
 

oncouch1

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Trying to recover my IMEI I bricked again! :) Thank goodness these are pretty resilient! I was in a bootloop and read somewhere the c15 pro rom might work, NOPE, it was a hard brick and nothing when power button pushed. Tried the android 10 from oukitel kept coming up invalid scatter in SPFlash fixed that and flash back to 10. so here I go again! what a time killer.
 

oncouch1

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In my haste to get rooted I failed to notice the DB files were included in the android 10 ROM package for IMEI setting. The phone works with blank IMEI, should I worry about it?
 

wallace108

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I need to create a scatter file that works with my WD5 PRO so I can try to readback its partitions. Of course if I use the one for the wd5, flashtools refuses to work because the processor is different (and changing manually the name of the processor inside the scatter file - from MT6761 to MT6762D - obviously doesn't do the trick). So I ask: how can I create or modify a scatter file in order to work with the WD5 PRO?
Thanks
 

nicolap8

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I need to create a scatter file that works with my WD5 PRO so I can try to readback its partitions. Of course if I use the one for the wd5, flashtools refuses to work because the processor is different (and changing manually the name of the processor inside the scatter file - from MT6761 to MT6762D - obviously doesn't do the trick). So I ask: how can I create or modify a scatter file in order to work with the WD5 PRO?
Thanks
You miss a point: to build a scatter file you NEED correct informations on partition table. Without YOU CAN'T.
Sorry.
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wallace108

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Nov 19, 2012
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Alright. I thought the WD5 PRO partition table was basically identical to the WD5's. Too bad MtkDroidTools is not capable of building the scatter file of this phone!!
 

wallace108

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I want to report a (supposedly) bug I just discovered about my WP5 PRO that affects the WP5 also (at least a friend told me so).
The magnetometer at every reboot is off the charts. This affects the compass movement (which doesn't rotate) and - as a consequence - the navigation maps you might be using.
To temporarily fix this issue you need to enter the compass app AT EVERY REBOOT, and do the figure 8 movement to calibrate the magnetometer. I know that calibrating a compass is something you're supposed to do, but I find it weird that I need to repeat the process if I just turn off and seconds later turn back on the phone. Other phones I had did not require such strict procedure at every boot but only now and then. To check the magnetometer's values you need to install an app (I use GPS TEST and SENSOR BOX for Android). PS Of course even resetting the phone to factory settings doesn't solve the issue. And yes, I did report this to OUKITEL via Messenger but so far they didn't get back to me.
 
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wallace108

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Hi all,
I rooted my WP5. Sorry for not having time to write a full tutorial, only a concise story. Of course this is ONLY for experienced users...

My phone is 4GB version Android 10, build 10.0_V02_20200508.
1) download the firmware from oukitel website: https://oukitel.com/pages/download-center (1)
2) download and install SP Flash Tools https://spflashtool.com/download/
3) download and install Android Platform Tools https://developer.android.com/studio/releases/platform-tools
4) connect the phone to PC and verify that adb is working
5) WARNING: make a backup af your data!
6) unlock the bootloader:
- in Developer options enable the unlock
- adb reboot bootloader
- fastboot flashing unlock
- fastboot reboot
Now the phone restarts and is completely virgin!
7) shutdown the phone.
8) using SP Flash Tools readback the following partitions:
- boot
- recovery (2)
- vbmeta
9) download the attached patched_vbmeta.img
10) transfer the boot.img that you just readback to the phone download folder
11) install Magisk Manager (today 7.5.1)
12) Use Magisk Manager to patch the boot.img and copy back to PC
13) flash the images:
- fastboot flash --disable-verification vbmeta patched_vbmeta.img
- fastboot flash boot magisk_patched.img
- fastboot reboot
14) if the phone boots up run Magisk Manager to check if it's installed.

14b) if the phone goes in bootloop... flash back the original images you have read back (do not use the firmware you downloaded from Oukitel, it's necessary only to have the scatter file (the partition table).

Enjoy ;)
Nicola


Notes:
(1) actually there are 2 firmware available and despite having different names are the same. This fw is Android 9.
(2) not used now but may be useful in the future

Hi Nicola. I was finally able to extract the rom from my phone (thanks to wwr mtk). I did everything but when I went in fast boot and did fastboot flash --disable-verification vbmeta patched_vbmeta.img I got an error message:
unknown option --disable-verification. But also just the simple "fastboot flash vbmeta patched_vbmeta.img" spits out an error (see pic) https://ibb.co/p3dx1z6

PS I used Magisk manager to patch boot.img ( I made sure to disable the flag on "Keep AVB 2.0/dm-verity") and then I flashed the patched boot and patched vbmeta with flashtools. NOTHING. Magisk manager keep saying "Magisk not installed".

Thank you
Michele
 
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nicolap8

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Hi Nicola. I was finally able to extract the rom from my phone (thanks to wwr mtk). I did everything but when I went in fast boot and did fastboot flash --disable-verification vbmeta patched_vbmeta.img I got an error message:
unknown option --disable-verification. But also just the simple "fastboot flash vbmeta patched_vbmeta.img" spits out an error (see pic) https://ibb.co/p3dx1z6

PS I used Magisk manager to patch boot.img ( I made sure to disable the flag on "Keep AVB 2.0/dm-verity") and then I flashed the patched boot and patched vbmeta with flashtools. NOTHING. Magisk manager keep saying "Magisk not installed".
1) Do not quote a big and irrilevant text.
2) Which version of fastboot are you using?
Code:
fastboot --version
fastboot version 30.0.4-6686687
Installed as d:\ROM\oukitel wp5\fastboot.exe
3) I don't know if flashing with Flash Tools is good, never tryed.
 

wallace108

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Nov 19, 2012
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1) Do not quote a big and irrilevant text.
2) Which version of fastboot are you using?
Code:
fastboot --version
fastboot version 30.0.4-6686687
Installed as d:\ROM\oukitel wp5\fastboot.exe
3) I don't know if flashing with Flash Tools is good, never tryed.

I'm using fastboot version 30.0.4-6686687 (same as you). This fixed the --disable-verification error!
Unfortunately I still get the FAILED (remote: no such file or directory) which I don't understand because SpFlashTools is perfectly capable of flashing vbmeta. :confused:
 

nicolap8

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Jul 3, 2011
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I'm using fastboot version 30.0.4-6686687 (same as you). This fixed the --disable-verification error!
Unfortunately I still get the FAILED (remote: no such file or directory) which I don't understand because SpFlashTools is perfectly capable of flashing vbmeta. :confused:
Which firmware is installed on your phone?
Screenshoot?

From the error message it seems that the vbmeta partition does not exists on your device!
 

pavelterex

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Oct 2, 2020
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hi
Oukitel has opened access to WP5 Pro image on their site
Hope someone can make a manual for rooting procedure
 

oncouch1

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Anyone have a good backup of android 10 ? I screwed my phone up before backing up original. When using the android 9 and 10 from the dload site, I no longer have 4g and the signal seems weaker. TIA
 

cardioprotector

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Jul 14, 2011
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Touchscreen and speaker of WP5 Pro

Got 2 issues with WP 5 Pro

1. The touchscreen does not want to inactivate itself during telephone conversation, hence my ear touching the telephone screen activates random functions.
2. People on the other end of the line are hearing me with great difficulty when speaking over the Speaker (Handsfree), despite every setting in Sound settings being on maximum.

Any solutions please? Or are this hardware issues?

Thanks
 

totallybeachin

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Sep 12, 2009
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Hi all,
I rooted my WP5. Sorry for not having time to write a full tutorial, only a concise story. Of course this is ONLY for experienced users...

My phone is 4GB version Android 10, build 10.0_V02_20200508.
1) download the firmware from oukitel website: https://oukitel.com/pages/download-center (1)
2) download and install SP Flash Tools https://spflashtool.com/download/
3) download and install Android Platform Tools https://developer.android.com/studio/releases/platform-tools
4) connect the phone to PC and verify that adb is working
5) WARNING: make a backup af your data!
6) unlock the bootloader:
- in Developer options enable the unlock
- adb reboot bootloader
- fastboot flashing unlock
- fastboot reboot
Now the phone restarts and is completely virgin!
7) shutdown the phone.
8) using SP Flash Tools readback the following partitions:
- boot
- recovery (2)
- vbmeta
9) download the attached patched_vbmeta.img
10) transfer the boot.img that you just readback to the phone download folder
11) install Magisk Manager (today 7.5.1)
12) Use Magisk Manager to patch the boot.img and copy back to PC
13) flash the images:
- fastboot flash --disable-verification vbmeta patched_vbmeta.img
- fastboot flash boot magisk_patched.img
- fastboot reboot
14) if the phone boots up run Magisk Manager to check if it's installed.

14b) if the phone goes in bootloop... flash back the original images you have read back (do not use the firmware you downloaded from Oukitel, it's necessary only to have the scatter file (the partition table).

Enjoy ;)
Nicola


Notes:
(1) actually there are 2 firmware available and despite having different names are the same. This fw is Android 9.
(2) not used now but may be useful in the future
I am hoping someone can assist me.
I don't know what I'm doing.
I am attempting to follow the quoted steps, but I am stuck at
7/8
I shut down the phone
I open SP Flashtools

----I don't know what to do next. Everything is blank. Is it supposed to be? Clicking on anything tells me I need to choose a scatter file.
I don't know how/where to get a scatter file.
I tried plugging in the phone when it was off (as instructed in step 7) and I tried loading it after turning phone back on.
I tried looking for a video on youtube and every video I watched, the SP tools program loaded up a string of things in a display box upon opining.
Not sure what to do at this point.
I have checked to make sure adb devices still shows my device, which it does so I just need some help.
Any assistance would be appreciate.
I am using Linux.
 

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    Thanks Nicola for your tutorial. I'm eager to root my WP5 Pro with Magisk, but first I need a backup of boot vbmeta and recovery. I have made extensive use of SP Flash Tools but never to readback partitions so I'm having some problems here. Could you please detail your technique to extract such files? Thank you
    Michele
    Build number OUKITEL_WP5Pro_EEA_V01-20200624 CPU MT6762D, 8 cores,64 Gb ROM, 4 Gb RAM.

    Beware: your phone is different! So I don't know:
    1) Android version.
    2) which kind of booting are using, read here https://topjohnwu.github.io/Magisk/install.html#knowing-your-device
    Before writing an image you MUST have a backup of it!

    To read back a partition with SP Flash Tools you need to know the start address end the length of the partition. This information is available only (because your phone is not yet rooted) from the scatter file (from the SAME phone).
    In the Readback page hit "Add" then input a name for the image file. Follows a new dialog "Readback block start address" where you have to write the values.
    After this you can give the Read Back command. If it doesn't start shutdown the phone.
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    This is a great rugged phone, perfect for the outdoors (I'm a keen mountaineer). I couldn't see a thread so I thought I would start one! A couple of posts re. rooting to follow....
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    Rooted!

    Hi all,
    I rooted my WP5. Sorry for not having time to write a full tutorial, only a concise story. Of course this is ONLY for experienced users...

    My phone is 4GB version Android 10, build 10.0_V02_20200508.
    1) download the firmware from oukitel website: https://oukitel.com/pages/download-center (1)
    2) download and install SP Flash Tools https://spflashtool.com/download/
    3) download and install Android Platform Tools https://developer.android.com/studio/releases/platform-tools
    4) connect the phone to PC and verify that adb is working
    5) WARNING: make a backup af your data!
    6) unlock the bootloader:
    - in Developer options enable the unlock
    - adb reboot bootloader
    - fastboot flashing unlock
    - fastboot reboot
    Now the phone restarts and is completely virgin!
    7) shutdown the phone.
    8) using SP Flash Tools readback the following partitions:
    - boot
    - recovery (2)
    - vbmeta
    9) download the attached patched_vbmeta.img
    10) transfer the boot.img that you just readback to the phone download folder
    11) install Magisk Manager (today 7.5.1)
    12) Use Magisk Manager to patch the boot.img and copy back to PC
    13) flash the images:
    - fastboot flash --disable-verification vbmeta patched_vbmeta.img
    - fastboot flash boot magisk_patched.img
    - fastboot reboot
    14) if the phone boots up run Magisk Manager to check if it's installed.

    14b) if the phone goes in bootloop... flash back the original images you have read back (do not use the firmware you downloaded from Oukitel, it's necessary only to have the scatter file (the partition table).

    Enjoy ;)
    Nicola


    Notes:
    (1) actually there are 2 firmware available and despite having different names are the same. This fw is Android 9.
    (2) not used now but may be useful in the future
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    Rooting the WP5

    Hey @dwastell, I know this thread is a couple months old, so I wanted to see if you have any root instructions?
    Do you think the process for rooting the OUKITEL K13 here on the forum will work on the WP5?

    I eventually succeeded in rooting my WP5 with Magisk. For a while, the firmware was not available but once the official ROM was published, I managed to patch boot.img and install via fastboot. My phone is the 4 GB version -copies of the stock and patched boot image are available at: github.com/dwastell/Oukitel_WP5_magisk
    I have experienced some complications as detailed in my next post...
    Cheers, Dave
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    Rooting the WP5

    Thanks for your post Nicola. You'll see that I did succeed in rooting my phone (Android 9) with Magisk, once I was able to get hold of the stock firmware. All is working though there are a couple of points worth noting.

    The phones is SAR ("system-as-root") and the magisk instructions suggest that recovery.img is patched rather than boot.img. I proceeded by patching boot.img, as in your instructions, as this seemed a better solution - and it works fine.

    One problem has occurred with updates. Magisk manager appears to assume that the recovery partition is the one that has been patched. When you do the direct install for the update, partition 2 is flashed (recovery) rather than partition 26 (boot). On rebooting the phone inevitably goes into boot loop.

    To avoid this, I go for "select and patch a file" option, and then install again via fastboot as per the original installation. A bit of a hassle but better than the alternative!