[RECOVERYs] [ROMs] [UNLOCK BL] ASUS Memo Pad HD 7 (me173x) [MT8125] [MULTILANG]

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jole1999

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kt-Froggy, no problem :)

Annita, yes you can install xposed. (I pesonnaly rooted with framaroot).

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pz1982

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Dark theme for menu + other Mods

I have read this thread and my conclusion is that custom ROMs like CM10 is something which is now impossible due to SoC documentation which is not/will be not available + due to missing source files.

Therefore I would like to ask you whether it is possible to at least do some MOD zip files which might be easily installed with CWM.

I was thinking on following changes:
  • Change all menu colors from light color to black/blue
  • Change notification bar color from purple to blue
  • Add battery status icon shown in %
  • Change of DPI

All changes should be reversible with another stock MOD zip files for CWM.
 
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Thanks for the information! It will be first time using Xposed, as I usually use ROMs... Any Xposed modules that you know are working fine on the Memo Pad HD 7? Are you using (or have your tryied) GravityBox or XblastTools? Do they work fine on this Tab?
 

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Hello all, and happy new year from a new member of the Memo Pad HD 7 community! :)

Just bought this tablet last week, and I am pretty happy with it. Thanks to @superdragonpt and this thread, I unlocked the BL, installed a custom recovery, but decided in favour of a rooted and debloated stock ROM for now. Not to say that the ROM by @superdragonpt is not good -- it definitely is, but just not too much to my personal liking... I do have a couple of questions, though. Not sure if this would be the right thread to ask all of them, but there is no dedicated forum for our tab on XDA, and the dev support in general for this little guy is very scarce...

1. Are there any other recoveries available for this tablet? One thing I don't like about the touch recovery provided in this thread is HUGE font size with no way of changing it. Very inconvenient, especially when long filenames get truncated. Or, is it possible to somehow mod this recovery and reduce the font to somewhat more sensible size?
2. Is there any way (DPI tweaks, special apps, Xposed modules, anything) to enable the Tablet UI on this device, while keeping the Asus Quick Settings? As per the screenshot, it works perfectly with Asus customizations disabled (when the statusbar and notifications area are basically AOSP), but with Asus Quick Settings the SystemUI FC's right away...
3. Is there any way at all to get rid of that "External storage inserted" notification (kill it for good, or make it configurable)? It's just retarded to have it there all the time -- it takes a lot of space, and it has that unmount button that is too easy to tap by mistake, which gives no warning before unmounting your SD card.

Thanks in advance!

tescos sorted you?
 

blogmax

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Hi guys. please help me.

I returning my Tablet Back to Stock
but
in flash i have error

error is :
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PDox68

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Hi guys. please help me.

I returning my Tablet Back to Stock
but
in flash i have error

error is :

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=49028728#post49028728
I have done the 4. step and then started the 5. and when i chose the scatter it just checked the preloader, i hitted download and i pluged in my tab, but i got this message http://prntscr.com/2fnzuy any help?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=49029078#post49029078
Well i just ignored the error and booted up the tablet, it booted, i updated the firmware and it updated without update loop :p
 
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PDox68

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my friend thanks for reply.

I end flash.

But i can not update my tablet.
It writes the updates you have the latest version.

SKU tablet corresponds bought?
If you bought WW, then you should get an update, but on condition that the serial number, WIFI MAC-address is the same as when buying.
If one of the conditions does not match, you will not get updates.
 

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  • Add battery status icon shown in %
  • Change of DPI
These can easily be done by Xposed modules and/or build.prop editing. Not what you are asking for, but just a suggestion, if you really need the change...

Thanks for the information! It will be first time using Xposed, as I usually use ROMs... Any Xposed modules that you know are working fine on the Memo Pad HD 7? Are you using (or have your tryied) GravityBox or XblastTools? Do they work fine on this Tab?
I use Advanced Power Menu, Gravity Box, XBattery Themer, Phab7, App Settings, XPrivacy. Modules like GB or XBlast are a bit of a lottery on stock ROMs, as they are built for AOSP, so some settings may not work. Those settings in GB that I actually need work fine for me. :)
 
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jole1999

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my friend thanks for reply.

I end flash.

But i can not update my tablet.
It writes the updates you have the latest version.

What is your build number, some say that Asus doesn't give us the update option 24/7, so try later :)

Annita, I use GravityBox and XThemeEngine, and both work fine.

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SKU tablet corresponds bought?
If you bought WW, then you should get an update, but on condition that the serial number, WIFI MAC-address is the same as when buying.
If one of the conditions does not match, you will not get updates.

Sorry for offtopic.

The wifi Mac address must be the same as the bluetooth?

It may be my problem not to update.

He once was for technical assistance (Oct/2013)

The version I have is: ME173X_WW_user_4.2.3.70794_20130719 release-keys

Is there any way to know if the Mac has changed? :confused:

When I tried updates (several times) had no root.
Now he's root.

Thankful in advance.
Jorge
 

PDox68

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Sorry for offtopic.

The wifi Mac address must be the same as the bluetooth?

It may be my problem not to update.

He once was for technical assistance (Oct/2013)

The version I have is: ME173X_WW_user_4.2.3.70794_20130719 release-keys

Is there any way to know if the Mac has changed? :confused:

When I tried updates (several times) had no root.
Now he's root.

Thankful in advance.
Jorge

I hope you have a root.
Everything is much easier with the mac-addresses.
Download file WIFI
http://www.mediafire.com/download/18dlgkbrqscsoha/WIFI.7z
In HEX editor record your data in 0x4-0x9 (now there FF)
On the tablet copy the file on the trail. path /data/nvram/APCFG/APRDEB/
attributes of a file- rw-rw ----

if need be for bluetooth, it is necessary to edit the file BT_Addr
http://www.mediafire.com/download/bhsbnam18650824/BT_Addr.7z
In HEX editor record your data in 0x0-0x5 (now there FF)
attributes of a file- rw-rw ----

Address bluetooth for 2 more addresses WIFI. (eg address WIFI FF: FF: FF: FF: FF: 28, then the address will be bluetooth - FF: FF: FF: FF: FF: 2A)

Check the serial number.
Settings -> About tablet -> Status ---- Serial number

Compare the serial number on the back cover that the tablet (or the warranty card).
 
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mondcg

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Let's start with a huge THANK YOU superdragonpt, you've really done great with that rom!

Just three little things:

1. The 7th icon in APP dock keeps dissapearing. It is where there are three app icons in the right side than followed by the setting icon an than Tiere are supposed to fit another three app icons in left side. Two are okay while the third keeps getting lost. (Hope you understand what i want to say :( )

2. The Menu when you slide down from top of screen from where settings like wifi, airplane mode, display etc is adjustable does not look too good to me. Could this be somehow adjusted to maybe look a bit more "android-like"? To me it does not even look like it is part of android.

3. Since yesterday ( january 5th ) an update notification is popping up. After downloading i confirm installation, but recovery menu is only showing for about 2 seconds before the boot process starts again. No installation of update and notification won't go away.

That's it for now!

Peaceout
Chris

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jole1999

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Let's start with a huge THANK YOU superdragonpt, you've really done great with that rom!

Just three little things:

1. The 7th icon in APP dock keeps dissapearing. It is where there are three app icons in the right side than followed by the setting icon an than Tiere are supposed to fit another three app icons in left side. Two are okay while the third keeps getting lost. (Hope you understand what i want to say :( )

2. The Menu when you slide down from top of screen from where settings like wifi, airplane mode, display etc is adjustable does not look too good to me. Could this be somehow adjusted to maybe look a bit more "android-like"? To me it does not even look like it is part of android.

3. Since yesterday ( january 5th ) an update notification is popping up. After downloading i confirm installation, but recovery menu is only showing for about 2 seconds before the boot process starts again. No installation of update and notification won't go away.

That's it for now!

Peaceout
Chris

Sent from my ME173X using xda app-developers app

1. Its the KitKat launchers bug, it happens on stock ROM with that launcher (I know its kinda annoying)

2. Yes, you can change it, go to Settings > ASUS customized settings > Uncheck Use ASUS Quick Setting.

3. Idk about this one...

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PDox68

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Dont work GPS .I followed the instructions but nothing .

You bought the WW version and flashed WW version?
GPS only works outdoors.
If WIFI off, the satellites are searched for 2-3 minutes.

To make sure that the GPS is working, you can use the program miniAST.
Instruction is available only in Russian (I am sorry, but I will not translate).
Check the GPS test. If you throw FAIL - service center, PASS - Check the firmware. Can be a problem in the firmware. Does not help - broken shielded, as well the service center.
 
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    Hello Guys !

    In this thread you will find my custom ROMs and Recoverys for the ASUS Memo PAD HD 7.
    You'll also find how to Unlock the bootloader (mandatory to flash any custom Recovery and Rom)
    Please be sure to read (and re-read) this carefully in order to avoid unnecessary questions.


    My Custom ROMs / Recoverys and also the provided Stock Rom will work on both 8 GB / 16GB WW and US Models
    (The RU Model is also supported, however with limited GPS support)





    Code:
    [COLOR="blue"]For Instructions:Check Posts #2 and #3 
    Downloads on  Post #4
    To Flash the Asus Stock Firmware: Check Post #5 [/COLOR]



    AOSP Rom
    AOSP JB4.2.2:
    Changelog Build 01 - 20160929
    • Compiled from source (except Kernel - prebuilt ... only modifications on kernel's initramfs)
    • Everything working (as far as i tested)
    • Latest GAPPS included + some Google newest Goodies
    • Latest Stable SuperSU v2.78 included (rom is rooted ye)
    • Some special goodies added on rom's source (battery % , etc), not part of AOSP

    Requires: Unlock Bootloader + Custom Recovery (the usual)
    Full wipes recommended , so backup , backup...

    Download: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=529141701856462352
    I'll upload Rom later into XDA DevDB , always good to have a mirror...



    Changelogs Rom 4
    Asus VibeUI JB4.2.2:

    Changelog v2.0 (August 02 2015)

    • New Build
    • Both Cameras working (front and rear)
    • Added Custom (stock) Asus camera is also working (AOSP/ASUS cameras included)
    • New Modified working MTK Engineer Menu ( settings> Mod)
    • Multi-User support (settings> Mod)
    • Improved Dolby Sound
    • Gapps included (updated and working)
    • Some VibeUi Lenovo apps updated (including new Launcher/ theme Manager)
    • Ported more Asus apps (widgets)
    • There's several other fixs, this build was being worked out for some time ...


    Changelog v1.0 (August 31 2014)

    • Based on Lenovo's VibeUI, ported to our tablet and with extra features:
    • --> Lenovo's VibeUI, it's still AOSP Based
    • Dolby Surround Sound (Only tested on 16GB Model)
    • Multi language
    • Theme Manager
    • Advance Power Manager features
    • Beutifull Lenovo's apps
    • Other features

    Also Merged The following Asus apps:
    • AsusCalendar
    • AsusStory
    • ASUSStudio
    • AsusTask

    Other features:
    • Front Camera works (Only tested on 16GB model)
    • Up to date GAPPS included
    • Rooted
    • busybox
    • Patched hosts file
    • GPS config improved

    Not working:
    Main camera (rear) --> Depending in your hardware revision; Most users will have working rear camera






    Flash Instructions / Requirements:
    • Unlocked Bootloader
    • CWM / Carliv recovery
    • Instalation:
    • - Full wipes










    DEPRICATED ROMs



    Changelogs Rom 1
    Android 4.2.2 (JB) Based custom ROM (Stock Based):

    Changelog Build v1.1 R2 (November 13 2013)

    • Camera buttons layout fix
    • Calendar sync fix


    Old Builds ChangeLogs:

    Changelog Build v1.1 (November 10 2013)

    • Added the following Android 4.4 kitkat Goodies:
    • Apps
    • Bootanimation
    • QuickOffice
    • And other necessary system files
    • Added both USB connection modes:USB Storage and MTP Mode(internal storage now available via MTP)
    • Removed CPU Governor switcher
    • Added Performance Control (in System Settings) with several CPU/System Mods
    • Added in-built Xposed framework and Gravity BOX (Several System Modifications and tweeks)
    • Added AsusAppLocker (Requested by several Users)
    • Added pictures and video tweeks
    • Cleaned and modified some System Interface Code
    • Fixed some init.d perms











    Changelogs Rom 2
    AOSP Android 4.2.2 (JB) ROM:

    Changelog BETA v2.0 (February 08 2014)

    • Fixed alot of issues on the core system
    • Internal Storage is now readable/writable
    • Emulated Storage is now readable/writable
    • App Instalation is Fixed
    • Update BusyBox
    • Update SuperSU
    • Update GravityBox; Xposed Framework (Fully Working since this is AOSP)
    • And several other Fixs

    NOT Working:
    • Cameras (front and rear)

    Needs further work:
    • External Storage, will be available once you take your SDCard off, and insert again.BUT can cause random reboots.
    • BT, will give you FC when you turn on, but it works OK
    • You tell me


    In addition to the ROM changelog:
    External SDCard: as I said it can cause random reboots, also if you reboot the TAB it can cause bootloops,in this case just remove the SDCard and the TAB will boot just fine. Last case scenario, remove the SDCard and wipe dalvik
    Benchmarks: Well its noticeable the increase in speed and less RAM usage on the AOSP Betas.
    Some guys are asking me why the Antutu scores are so similar with the stock Asus/And my custom ROM?
    Well you should check the ram usage/FPS between the ROMs And since the Aosp doesn't fully support the external SDCard, this will give about less 2k on Antutu scores (Storage IO / database IO)
    So... If you really want to compare Antutu scores, remove your External SDCard from the stock Asus/ V1.1r2 Roms.




    Changelogs Rom 3
    Android 4.2.2 (JB) Based custom ROM:

    Based on the new official Android 4.2.2 ROM
    WW OTA (ME173X_WW_user_4.2.4.04152_20140714)
    From July 14 2014
    Kernel 3.4.5

    • Stock Flashable ROM
    • Replace the new OTA kernel from the older one (November 28 release), since the last one is more stable
    • Rooted


    Flash Instructions / Requirements
    • Unlocked Bootloader
    • CWM / Carliv recovery
    • Instalation:
    • - Full wipes



    GPL Compliance:


    Kernel 3.4.5
    (My repo containing ASUS released Kernel Source, that are FAKE... )
    All the ROMs, and Recoverys are using the Stock prebuilt Kernel

    My Github Repo





    Credits

    SuperDragonPT :)laugh: )
    Carliv (For the awesome Carliv Touch Recovery)
    Koush (For the CWM Base)
    Enriki (from the forum 4pda.ru),(For the "Service Firmware/Unlocked Bootloader")
    shoxxy (for letting me know the Russian's work)
    iBotPeaches, brut.all (for apktool)
    amarullz (for AROMA Installer)
    Chainfire (for SuperSU)
    rovo89 (for the AWESOME Xposed Framework), Learn More Here
    C3C076 (For the AWESOME Xposed GravityBox module), Learn More Here
    h0rn3t and educk (for Performance Control), Learn More Here
    ViPER520 and zhuhang (for ViPER4Android Audio Effects ), Learn More Here

    XDA:DevDB Information
    [RECOVERY] [ROMs] ASUS Memo Pad HD 7 (me173x) [MULTILANG], ROM for the Android General

    Contributors
    superdragonpt
    ROM OS Version: 4.2.x Jelly Bean
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.4.x

    Version Information
    Status: Stable
    Current Stable Version: 1.0

    Created 2013-11-10
    Last Updated 2016-09-28
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    Unlocking Bootloader and Flashing the Custom Recovery: PART #1

    Unlocking Bootloader and Flashing the Custom Recovery: PART #1
    Unlocking Bootloader and Flashing the Custom Recovery: PART #1
    - Special TAB Format:

    Make Sure your Tablet is fully Charged
    Make Sure the Drivers are installed (
    For Detailed Drivers instalation Instructions, please check this thread)

    Copy my Custom ROM (Asus_ME173X_v x.xx.zip), to the EXTERNAL SD Card, BEFORE you start the next steps...

    Now in the "Download Section" get the Stock Asus Rom-and-bootloader.zip[/URL]


    Included in the .zip are :
    -The USB VCOM drivers and the SP_Drivers_v1.5 (Last Ones are Opcional), the VCOM Drivers alone should be enought.
    - The Flash Tool
    -The Asus Stock Firmware ME173X_WW_user_4.2.4.06716_20130918 (STOCK Rom; Locked Bootloader; Stock Recovery)
    Open the Flash_tool.exe.
    (1) Click on Scatter_Loading and choose the "MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc" from the "signed_bin" thats inside the Firmware Folder.
    (2) At Flashtool Click Window and choose Write Memory

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    Next, Click Write Memory, Open Raw and choose the "sro-default-lock-sign.img" file from the "signed_bin" Folder.
    Memory Settings must be "EMMC"

    Before Flashing: Everytime when you Click on the button to Flash , the Memopad must be TURNED OFF and DISCONNECT from the PC.
    After you Click on the write memory Button Connect the Pad to your PC.
    The Flash Progress should beginn, when it succesfully Finished A Green Ring will shown.

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    Disconnect The Pad from PC​


    Click: Special Format #1 Settings just like in the Picture.
    Click "OK" and Start the Flash Progress shown above !

    After pressing "OK" connect your Tab to PC

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    Disconnect The Pad from PC​


    Next:
    Click: Special Format #2 Settings just like in the Picture.
    Click "OK" and Start the Flash Progress shown above !

    After pressing "OK" connect your Tab to PC

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    Disconnect The Pad from PC​


    Your MemoPad is Sucessfully Formated Now lets Flash the Preloader :

    Go to the Flashtool main Screen Click "Scatter_loading"
    Now this Time choose the " MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc " from the root Folder.
    (See next Pictures)


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    When you finnaly click on "Download" the following warning will appear, just press "YES"

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    After pressing "YES" connect your Tab to PC


    Then, When The Green Ring appears Your MemoPad is Sucessfully Formated :fingers-crossed:

    Disconnect The Pad from PC​




    (Tut from our Russian Friends and translated by our friend shoxxy)

    Now You can jump to PART #2
    99
    Unlocking Bootloader and Flashing the Custom Recovery: PART #2

    Unlocking Bootloader and Flashing the Custom Recovery: PART #2


    Unlocking Bootloader and Flashing the CWM Based Recovery: PART #2


    Download From the "Download Section" the Unlock_Bootloader install_Recovery.zip

    Turn OFF the TAB

    Do NOT Connect your TAB at the PC at this Stage

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    On the "Flasher" folder open the "Flash_tool.exe"


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    Then select "scatter loading" , go to the "Unlock_Bootloader install_Recovery" folder, and select the "MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc.txt"

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    Then press "Download"


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    This Message will pop-up, press "Yes"

    Now Connect the TAB to PC (USB), DONT Turn it ON, keep the TAB OFF

    You will hear an sound, and the flash will start


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    In the end, IF all is done correctly, you will see this Picture.


    Congrats you now have your TAB with an CWM Based Recovery (the Carliv Touch Recovery), and the Bootloader is Unlocked

    Now all you need is, is to flash my Custom Rom :laugh:







    Navigation under recovery mode / Flashing the Rom:

    Turn the TAB On, with the Power and Volume UP Keys (Keep The keys Pressed)

    You will see the "Select Boot Mode" Menu (Check the picture)


    Using the Volume UP Key, navigate to the "Recovery Mode", then Press the Volume Down Key to Select.

    NOW, you will have acess to your Costum Recovery (The Recovery is Up side Down), this is NORMAL, and this happens on some new SoC's.
    To Navigate on the Recovery you can use the Volume UP/Down Keys, OR You can use the Touch Buttons ;)




    Flashing The ROM:

    Wipe Data / factory Reset
    Wipe Cache
    Advanced > Wipe Dalvik Cache

    Install zip> Choose zip from sdcard

    And just follow the on-screen instructions ...
    System will reboot itself, when the instalation is completed

    Don't worried, the first boot takes an little bit more time !






    If you didnt copied the ROM to your SD Card:

    Navigate on Recovery:
    Mounts and storage>mount USB storage (now you can copy/paste the ROM to the SD card)

    Or if you cant connect the phone to PC (Bad drivers, etc), use adb sideload:







    This Recovery Supports the Aroma File Manager
    Whats this? Check here


    Download the Aroma File Manager
    Then just copy the aroma .*zip into the "Clockworkmod" folder on the root of your SD Card
    Download Aroma File Manager
    MD5:19c8e9cb2e833cad74a09ad11af40445
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    RETURNING to The Stock ASUS Rom, and Locked Bootloader

    RETURNING to The Stock ASUS Rom, and Locked Bootloader
    Returning your Tablet Back to Stock

    Download the "Stock Asus Rom-and-bootloader.zip" available in the "Download" Section.
    It includes the Asus Vcom Drivers, Flash Tools and the Stock Firmware (Rom, Locked Bootloader, etc)

    This will flash The STOCK ASUS Odex ROM/ Locked Bootloader / Stock Recovery
    Your Tablet will be 100% Stock (This is good in case you need to return your Tablet/ Guarantee)

    INFO:
    Buid: ME173X_WW_user_4.2.4.06716_20130918
    Android OS: JB 4.2.2

    OTA Works (The Official ASUS Update)
    Recap Instructions:

    Tablet MUST BE TURNED OFF, and with full battery
    The VCOMM Drivers MUST be installed

    Flashing:

    Open the Flasher Folder:
    Open the *.exe file "Flash_tool.exe"
    Click on "Scatter-loading"
    Open the "MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc.txt" That's inside the "signed_bin" Folder
    Press "Download"
    -- Now connect the Tablet to PC, the flash will start.
    If all works OK, you will see an green circle in the End.

    --Disconnect your Tablet from the PC

    Now Click again on "Scatter-loading"
    Open the "MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc.txt" BUT THIS TIME select the other scatter file from
    the main firmware folder
    You will see that this time ONLY the preloader is selected to be flashed...
    Press "Download"
    -- Now connect the Tablet to PC, the flash will start.
    If all works OK, you will see an green circle in the End.
    CONGRATS your Tablet is in STOCK Condition now !
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