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

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MaCianz

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Update

Hi there...i've seen that this rom is for ME173X....can be this android version upgraded to marshmallow or newer ones?
 
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3D Fred

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Amazing

Amazing work, my phone was like snailphone and used to crash alot before.
After I installed this rom it was like an brand new phone! :) Thank you for the rom, is there gonna be OTA too in the future?
 

bovirus

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I have some doubts about detailed explanation in post 2/3/4 and files available in DOWNLOADS tab.

I didn't fin any files useful for the explanation in post 2/3/4: Where are the files relative to these explanations (ex unlock bootloader)?

In the DOWNLOADS tab I found just a ROM. What's ROM exactly.

In the post 4 there is no reference between ROM version and reference on ROM explanation in post1.

I believe that could be useful make a general refresh of the posts

- deleting info about file/ROM not available anymore
- Refer ROM version in post 1 with link to the ROM download.

Thanks.
 
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IGUANO

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I had carliv touch recovery on my memo pad, but wanted to go back to stock recovery and stock rom, so that i could sell it.

The problem is that in the flash process, all was going well until it blocked my computer at 72%. Nothing worked so i had to turn off the computer. Now the memo pad doesn't turn on, i can't even access recovery. When i try the flash tool again it stays on "searching"... Is there anything that i can do, or the memo pad is dead? :(

Please help, thanks!

Edit: superdragonpt already helped me! :)
 
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HQuser

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please help me, I tried exactly what OP tells me to do, but after I write Memory, the flash tool displayed m error that failed to write to sdmmc and after that my tablet is not even powering on neither it is being recognized by the windows.

Is there any way to fix it? :crying: :crying: :crying:

Update: Re-inserting battery made it able to recognized by windows. But whenever I try to write memory it gives me error: Error 3149: BROM ERROR : S_DA_SDMMC_WRITE_FAILED (3149)

What should I do now?
 
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HQuser

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seriously? no one willing to help? :(

---------- Post added at 04:31 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:31 PM ----------

Seriously? No one willing to help?
 

bjmira

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me173x bricked

I have a me173x bricked, so I tried to update it with the proceeds of the first post, a windows 10 x64 and I think I was able to install the vcom drivers, but when I start the procedure and shut down the tablet, the computer recognizes it first with the name coclerview then disconnects and reconnects seeing the tablet as android, then the procedure with flash tools does not start
 

0ooDM13oo0

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SD Card bay broken -Alternative?

Hi, i managed to follow all tutorials well. Thanks!
However, the SD slot on my me173x is broken and cant read cards.
Is there an alternate way to flash a custom rom?
Also, would like to upgrade mine from Jelly Bean to one of the latest Android versions, is this even possible?
Please help...thanks!
 

MaCianz

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Hi, i managed to follow all tutorials well. Thanks!
However, the SD slot on my me173x is broken and cant read cards.
Is there an alternate way to flash a custom rom?
Also, would like to upgrade mine from Jelly Bean to one of the latest Android versions, is this even possible?
Please help...thanks!
If you can access recovery you can use adb sideload(you need a pc with adb)

Anyway...i was wondering if we can have an android update on thus tablet...android 4.2 does not have support anymore
 

superdragonpt

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If you can access recovery you can use adb sideload(you need a pc with adb)

Anyway...i was wondering if we can have an android update on thus tablet...android 4.2 does not have support anymore

damn .. the years has passed...

ANYWAY... i finnaly cracked down the major kernel issues, meaning i finnaly booted Lollipop 5.1.1 on this tablet...
Kernel is not completed, so far:
* lcm is working nearly perfect now ( nt35521_dsi_vdo) keep in mind theres another LCM ( by LG ) used on earlier revisions ( this one is not supported, since i don't have an unit with it)
i actually got an second unit, but this unit still has the same nt35521 LCM

* TP is FINNALY working ( took nearly 2 years ) to get this bastard working and calibrated ...

*COMBO-chip (wifi/gps/bt) wifi still has some small issues that i need to fix, but works

*charging (BQ24156 IC) another major pain in the butt to got this working ( got this working just 3 days ago) and still doing optimizations as well as battery tables fine tuning



NOT working ( also haven't spent much time, the *working* stuff took a lot of time, and im still around it )

*sensors : mag and accel
*camera


cheers

We can all Thank Asus for not being GPL compliant
 
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superdragonpt

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Oh sorry forgot to post screenies :)


lineageOS 12.1 (Android 5.1.1)


still some very annoying issues under Lineage source, that makes it unusable ..
hopefully i can release a public build on this year ...


cheers
 

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MaCianz

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damn .. the years has passed...

ANYWAY... i finnaly cracked down the major kernel issues, meaning i finnaly booted Lollipop 5.1.1 on this tablet...
Kernel is not completed, so far:
* lcm is working nearly perfect now ( nt35521_dsi_vdo) keep in mind theres another LCM ( by LG ) used on earlier revisions ( this one is not supported, since i don't have an unit with it)
i actually got an second unit, but this unit still has the same nt35521 LCM

* TP is FINNALY working ( took nearly 2 years ) to get this bastard working and calibrated ...

*COMBO-chip (wifi/gps/bt) wifi still has some small issues that i need to fix, but works

*charging (BQ24156 IC) another major pain in the butt to got this working ( got this working just 3 days ago) and still doing optimizations as well as battery tables fine tuning



NOT working ( also haven't spent much time, the *working* stuff took a lot of time, and im still around it )

*sensors : mag and accel
*camera


cheers

We can all Thank Asus for not being GPL compliant
Omfg i thought i was the last user of this tablet :eek:
Nice work, really nice...will test asap
 

superdragonpt

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Ye, I'm just working on getting WiFi working flawlessly, as WiFi stops working for no reason, randomly.
This is an issue with my kernel, as its due to some customization Asus has made into the combo driver ( connectivity) , I'm also around Gpio
( power pins) this has been an headache from the start...

When WiFi is fixed, or at least more stable, then it'll make sense to release an lineageOS 12.1 build.
There's no point in releasing if you don't have WiFi working, tablet would be basically a brick
 

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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 !