Ulefone GW01 runs with firmware of No.1 G3

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Tornator

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Jun 24, 2016
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Hi,

I got a Ulefone GW01 watch and i was unhappy that it is not possible to have custom watch faces.
So i flashed my GW01 with a NO.1 G3 firmware and now i can add own watch faces easily by creating the "clock" folder in "mass storage" mode.

Here is what i did:
1. Install Windows 10 MKT VCOM USB Drivers 32 or 64 bit:
tehnotone.com/windows-10-mtk-vcom-usb-drivers-for-32-64-bit-drivers-installation-tutorial
used file: Windows_10_MTK_VCOM_USB_Preloader_Drivers_tehnotone.com.zip

I need to use this driver, as i run WIN10 PRO and the driver included to the flash tool did not worked.

2. Get the latest No.1 G3 firmware:
en.001phone.cn/download-44.html
Download the version depending on your language needs.
I used version B: goo.gl/ixzX0j
filename: R02S-G3_NO1_PLUS_128_T5_L2_G10_B_160304.rar

Extract the archive and check the firmware update docu inside.
There are also drivers included, which did not worked for me on win 10 PRO.

FYI: Ensure not to connect the watch with USB starting the flash tool.
! Ensure that the watch is switched off when you connect it ! (long press button) !
Follow the steps and finally start "download" in the flash tool. Then connect the watch via USB. Otherwise it will not find the watch and you wait forever...

3. Start the watch again and create the folder "clock" in "mass storage" mode on your watch and place your custom watchfaces.
-->done

Some remarks:
Unfornatly I did not backed up the original firmware, so it is lost. I was to lazy to check how to do a backup.

As the NO.1 G3 has a SIM slot, you will get a IMEI error message if you check the quick settings (move finger from top to bottom, not availabe in original firmware). I guess this is not relevant.
I had a bug in the original firmware that the "height" was not stored properly in the Pedometer. This works now with the new firmware.
I only use the "Mediatek SmartDevice" app to connect to the phone.
Everything seems to work fine.

Regards,
Tornator
 

winderic

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Jun 10, 2016
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Nice. Beside able to custom watch faces and fix the height issues. Any other new features compare original? Or is G3 firmware much better?

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Tornator

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Jorge Moreira

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Hi @Tornator,

Very good news.

Thanks for the informacion.


I want make this mod too, but I have the following doubts:

Flashtools_GW01.jpg


In flashtools have program to have the risks in the options according to the image?
Then just press Download and expect to complete the cycle (100%)?

The scatter file is KCT02A_WT_11C_BB.cfg?

You spoke of the possibility of making a backup.

It is possible to Flashtools? I can do it and send you, you just have to give me the steps to do so.

Regards,
Jorge
 

Tornator

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Jun 24, 2016
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Hi Jorge,


yes the scatter file is KCT02A_WT_11C_BB.cfg .

I have no idea how to do a backup.
I have also no idea about risks when flashing does not work properly. I guess it is bricked then.
But no risk - no fun.


When you installed the driver before, you now can switch off the watch (log press button) and do NOT connect it yet.
Then press "download", wait a second for the "try to connect" message and then you can connect the watch.
It took 1-2 minutes to see the "green ring" = ok.

FYI: My watch is not working anymore, as i tried to open it and by this the display broke.
I ordered a new one, but this will take some days.

If someone tries to open it, too: There are 4 screws on the back. Remove them and you can open it easily. Do not press !
Inside there are 2 other screws. If you remove them, you can separate the electronic from the watch body.



Good luck,
Tornator
 
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winderic

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Hi,

I got a Ulefone GW01 watch and i was unhappy that it is not possible to have custom watch faces.
So i flashed my GW01 with a NO.1 G3 firmware and now i can add own watch faces easily by creating the "clock" folder in "mass storage" mode.

Here is what i did:
1. Install Windows 10 MKT VCOM USB Drivers 32 or 64 bit:
tehnotone.com/windows-10-mtk-vcom-usb-drivers-for-32-64-bit-drivers-installation-tutorial
used file: Windows_10_MTK_VCOM_USB_Preloader_Drivers_tehnotone.com.zip

I need to use this driver, as i run WIN10 PRO and the driver included to the flash tool did not worked.

2. Get the latest No.1 G3 firmware:
en.001phone.cn/download-44.html
Download the version depending on your language needs.
I used version B: goo.gl/ixzX0j
filename: R02S-G3_NO1_PLUS_128_T5_L2_G10_B_160304.rar

Extract the archive and check the firmware update docu inside.
There are also drivers included, which did not worked for me on win 10 PRO.

FYI: Ensure not to connect the watch with USB starting the flash tool.
! Ensure that the watch is switched off when you connect it ! (long press button) !
Follow the steps and finally start "download" in the flash tool. Then connect the watch via USB. Otherwise it will not find the watch and you wait forever...

3. Start the watch again and create the folder "clock" in "mass storage" mode on your watch and place your custom watchfaces.
-->done

Some remarks:
Unfornatly I did not backed up the original firmware, so it is lost. I was to lazy to check how to do a backup.

As the NO.1 G3 has a SIM slot, you will get a IMEI error message if you check the quick settings (move finger from top to bottom, not availabe in original firmware). I guess this is not relevant.
I had a bug in the original firmware that the "height" was not stored properly in the Pedometer. This works now with the new firmware.
I only use the "Mediatek SmartDevice" app to connect to the phone.
Everything seems to work fine.

Regards,
Tornator

does it matter which flash tool version you use? I saw there are v3 and v5?
 
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Tornator

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Hi Winderic,

Sorry, i'm not an expert. This was my first and only try to flash a smartwatch / phone. For me it worked with the mentioned tools.

Regards,
Tornator
 

iLLiCiTgr

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@Tornator
A million thanks for your bravery and sharing it with us.
I've thought of it too, as both GW01 and No1 G3 have the exact same hardware but didnt have the guts to try it.
But seeing your post i did try it and it works!

Now i'm just sitting on photoshop all day designing custom watchfaces. :) :)

For anyone interested these are the first
Game of Thrones
got.png

The Walking Dead
twd.png

Mickey Mouse
mickey.png


Available here
 
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winderic

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Very tempted to do it. Just wondering does the g3 have clock face show steps and batt life? Cause I quite like the one on gw01.

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---------- Post added at 01:33 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:30 PM ----------

Hi Winderic,

Sorry, i'm not an expert. This was my first and only try to flash a smartwatch / phone. For me it worked with the mentioned tools.

Regards,
Tornator
No worries. Just realised the firmware come with flash tool and that's what you guys use. I didn't see any port on watch guess you guys connect thru charging dock? Haven have time to try on pc.

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Tornator

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- you need to use the charging dock to connect with the PC.
- I remember that there were 6 watch faces. Some show steps and battery. One shows additionally the current heart rate (if enabled to run continuously, otherwise the last measure).
- Additional custom watch faces cannot show steps, battery, heartbeat. Only the time with custom clock hands and background.
- I would try to do a backup first. In case you don't like the new watch faces and you want to have the original back.

Regards, Tornator
 
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winderic

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Managed to flash the watch now to G3. Didnt like the watch face but i didn't do a backup cause i tried to follow the steps but just can't seem to work.
Anyway, beside the watch face, i quite like you can swap down for quick access on the bluetooth and volume. The firmware also fix the height issues.
Hopefully there will be updated firmware coming soon and able to customize the watch face to include steps, heartbeat and battery life...etc
 
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winderic

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anyone know how do you determine if you can flash the watch to another firmware? I was thinking if there is any other firmware we can flash it. Thanks
 

Jorge Moreira

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anyone know how do you determine if you can flash the watch to another firmware? I was thinking if there is any other firmware we can flash it. Thanks

I think it is possible, provided the socket is the same MTK2502!

What are you thinking test?

This time I'll try to back up the current firmware!
 

Jorge Moreira

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Hi have a windows 10 enterprise 64bits and I can not install the drivers in any way.

Already'm going with this! Were you able to install the drivers and to recognize the GW01?
 

winderic

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I think it is possible, provided the socket is the same MTK2502!

What are you thinking test?

This time I'll try to back up the current firmware!
Was thinking to try no.1 s3 or d2. Cant seem to be find much other brand firmware available online.

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---------- Post added at 02:34 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:33 PM ----------

Hi have a windows 10 enterprise 64bits and I can not install the drivers in any way.

Already'm going with this! Were you able to install the drivers and to recognize the GW01?
Did you try restart with digital signature enforcement disable? Any error message when install?

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winderic

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I try restart with digital signature enforcement disable and it works!

But now, I and make a backup of firmware Ulefone GW01, but I have the follow error:

error.jpg


Thanks,

no idea since i didnt do it last time, might want to check the thread that show how to do backup. If you do manage to backup, please upload as i might want to flash back to stock. Thanks

I think it is possible, provided the socket is the same MTK2502!

What are you thinking test?

This time I'll try to back up the current firmware!

managed to flash to No.1 S3 firmware but unable to make selection on the screen, wonder if the S3 have a second button or turn dial to choose hence wont be able to work on GW1. Will try another firmware with MTK2502 but can't seem to find a lot manufacturer like no.1 that put the firmware online. Let me know if you guys find any.

update - flashed back to G3 as i can't set the settings on S3 firmware.
 
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    Hi,

    I got a Ulefone GW01 watch and i was unhappy that it is not possible to have custom watch faces.
    So i flashed my GW01 with a NO.1 G3 firmware and now i can add own watch faces easily by creating the "clock" folder in "mass storage" mode.

    Here is what i did:
    1. Install Windows 10 MKT VCOM USB Drivers 32 or 64 bit:
    tehnotone.com/windows-10-mtk-vcom-usb-drivers-for-32-64-bit-drivers-installation-tutorial
    used file: Windows_10_MTK_VCOM_USB_Preloader_Drivers_tehnotone.com.zip

    I need to use this driver, as i run WIN10 PRO and the driver included to the flash tool did not worked.

    2. Get the latest No.1 G3 firmware:
    en.001phone.cn/download-44.html
    Download the version depending on your language needs.
    I used version B: goo.gl/ixzX0j
    filename: R02S-G3_NO1_PLUS_128_T5_L2_G10_B_160304.rar

    Extract the archive and check the firmware update docu inside.
    There are also drivers included, which did not worked for me on win 10 PRO.

    FYI: Ensure not to connect the watch with USB starting the flash tool.
    ! Ensure that the watch is switched off when you connect it ! (long press button) !
    Follow the steps and finally start "download" in the flash tool. Then connect the watch via USB. Otherwise it will not find the watch and you wait forever...

    3. Start the watch again and create the folder "clock" in "mass storage" mode on your watch and place your custom watchfaces.
    -->done

    Some remarks:
    Unfornatly I did not backed up the original firmware, so it is lost. I was to lazy to check how to do a backup.

    As the NO.1 G3 has a SIM slot, you will get a IMEI error message if you check the quick settings (move finger from top to bottom, not availabe in original firmware). I guess this is not relevant.
    I had a bug in the original firmware that the "height" was not stored properly in the Pedometer. This works now with the new firmware.
    I only use the "Mediatek SmartDevice" app to connect to the phone.
    Everything seems to work fine.

    Regards,
    Tornator
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    Finally, i'm back into the show. I got my new watch today.
    Before i flash again, did a backup using the "Universal ReadBack Extractor" version 2.4 and length setting 0x01000000" in the flash tool.
    The "How-to" and the tool itself can be found here:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/sma.../readback-extractor-mtk6260-firmware-t3289272
    I attached my firmware to this post.

    I had not much time to check it yet, but it is a different version compared to what i had before.
    Version is shown as "R02S_GW01_T6_L2_G4_A_160526"

    Differences:
    - In the display options, you can set now the "screen time" to "never out". This woks fine if you disable the "wake-up gesture".
    - The "height" is now stored properly in pedometer settings
    - The "main menue settings" screen "round dial" is gone and we got a simple "list style" view. But i still prefer the "4 apps" view.


    Regards,
    Tornator
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    I have made a backup yesterday :)

    I put the link for download here

    If you like press thanks button.

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    @Tornator
    A million thanks for your bravery and sharing it with us.
    I've thought of it too, as both GW01 and No1 G3 have the exact same hardware but didnt have the guts to try it.
    But seeing your post i did try it and it works!

    Now i'm just sitting on photoshop all day designing custom watchfaces. :) :)

    For anyone interested these are the first
    Game of Thrones
    got.png

    The Walking Dead
    twd.png

    Mickey Mouse
    mickey.png


    Available here
    3
    Hi @Tornator,

    Very good news.

    Thanks for the informacion.


    I want make this mod too, but I have the following doubts:

    Flashtools_GW01.jpg


    In flashtools have program to have the risks in the options according to the image?
    Then just press Download and expect to complete the cycle (100%)?

    The scatter file is KCT02A_WT_11C_BB.cfg?

    You spoke of the possibility of making a backup.

    It is possible to Flashtools? I can do it and send you, you just have to give me the steps to do so.

    Regards,
    Jorge
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