UMIDIGI Power 3 - Android 10

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All info current as of 01/22/2021
I'm editing this original post to update what I've cobbled together from various forums. I do not take credit for any of the below. Nor the responsibility if you brick your phone. So, proceed with caution and at your own risk.

Rooting your stock ROM:
F2 rooting process works on Power 3 as well. Attached is the patched boot.img (magisk 22.0) or patch boot.img yourself.​

TWRP:
The only TWRP version available is an unofficial version. This version doesn't mount super/system and there's no reason to install it.​

Installing a GSI:
To install a GSI on your phone, below are the steps that works on Windows 10. I haven't identified any optional steps. So, make sure you follow the steps below, in order. Don't skip steps or ignore errors. Installing Magisk on any GSI results in a boot loop.​

01. Download an AB GSI. If it a zip file, extract the img from it. Flashing an A-Only GSI will result in a boot loop.
02. Flash the stock ROM. I used UMIDIGI_Power_3.E_V1.2_202003282206. Keep the stock firmware and SP flash tool folders.​
03. Boot into the stock rom. In developer settings enable OEM unlock, USB debugging and authorize it from your computer. If unfamiliar, google it. Don't bother setting up wifi or installing apps. The phone will be factory reset shortly. Ensure that you have the latest version of drivers.
04. Perform the below commands in the latest version of adb.​
05. adb reboot recovery
06. Select Factory reset and reset.​
07. adb reboot bootloader (or use the menu option). The screen should show "fastboot mode" at the bottom of the screen in small font.
08. fastboot flashing unlock. Read phone screen for instructions. You will have to press volume up key to continue to unlock.
09. fastboot --disable-verity --disable-verification flash vbmeta vbmeta.img (from stock ROM)
10. fastboot --disable-verity --disable-verification flash vbmeta_system vbmeta_system.img (from stock ROM)
11. fastboot --disable-verity --disable-verification flash vbmeta_vendor vbmeta_vendor.img (from stock ROM)
12. fastboot -w
13. fastboot reboot fastboot (you MUST be at the fastbootd menu now. If not, you will not be able to flash the GSI successfully)
14. fastboot erase system
15. You will need a larger system partition to flash a GSI. There are 2 ways to achieve this​
15a. fastboot delete-logical-partition product - deletes the product partition, allowing a larger system partition
OR
15b. fastboot resize-logical-partition product 509344768
15c. fastboot resize-logical-partition system 3089272064
resizes product and system partitions. This gives you about 3GB of system partitions. Adjust the numbers as required.
16. fastboot --disable-verity --disable-verification flash system <GSI file with .img extention>
17. Reboot to system.​
18. Hold your breath and wait to see your GSI's bootscreen.​

Other useful info:
The boot.img is already present in the ROM. The below command will recover the boot.img from your phone and save it in your phone's Downloads folder. Execute it from a terminal on your phone and as super user. You will need root.​
dd if=/dev/block/by-name/boot of=/storage/emulated/0/Download/boot.img
For retrieving super partition to your device's download folder,​
dd if=/dev/block/platform/bootdevice/by-name/super of=/storage/emulated/0/Download/super.img
Unpacking and repacking super.img is a bit involved. I've only gotten till step 06 so far.
01 You WILL need a linux environment. If you are on windows, you can install a linux distro from the microsoft store.​
02 Download lpunpack_and_lpmake-masterz.zip. Unzip it to a folder and execute the below commands in the linux shell​
x86 or x86_64:
sudo apt install clang zlib1g-dev
./make.sh
arm or arm64:
sudo apt install clang
./make.sh
03 You should see 2 files in the folder - lpmake and lpunpack.​
04 Copy stock super.img into the folder and in the linux shell, execute ./lpunpack super.img.
05 After a few minutes, you will see vendor, product and system images in the folder now.
06 Replace system.img with a gsi of your choice. The file name MUST be system.img.
07 Repack super.img using ./lpmake. Syntax.​
08 You should now be able to flash super.img using the SPFlash tool.​
 

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addxm

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I can't find the thanks button anywhere, but ThankS for asking, I ordered this model too. It is a new model still, so i expect it is hardly being worked on, if at all yet. Then there is the time after someone starts to "crack it" so to speak. Stock android 10 on this U-P3, and I only want a soft root, for a few extra functions for some apps lo, maybe a generic supersu setup will work now? At the price (£120-£150 new), for what it offers, I expect someone will root it and share how soon. As a noob i think i'd rather wait and see someone using it rooted before potentially bricking a phone i don't even have yet lol.
(edit. thanks button jus popped up lol)
 

gilbermarcilio

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Problem Sound Umidigi Power 3

I just hope that yours does not win as much as mine ...

Device show ball works very fast without locks extraordinary battery but mine came with sound defect ...

Out of nowhere the device stops emitting sound and only after restarting the device the sound comes back or I noticed that I connect and disconnect several times the headset p2 the audio comes back without restarting, that is, today I got it out of the box for 2 days 09 / 03/2020 in Brazil i bought it on aliexpress and sent a message to the seller about what happened and no answer for now and by the way i must be at a loss because sending the device back to china to get a refund will cost me half the value of the device and I'm going to end up with it like this while I'm looking for a program to help me with this as an example by isolating the P2 audio output to see if for this error ....

NOTE: I took out of the box I already had a software update I let it do and started normal and I noticed the sound defect I restored the device as original from the factory to see if it resolved and nothing helped it went back to being silent from nothing after a rest period without using it the device happens because if you leave playing music it doesn’t stop ...

In short, I do not know what to do waiting for a response from the seller or find a program to solve this ....

And making it clear I loved the device it is very good just sad with that part of the sound.
 

mankind1019

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I just got a UMIDIGI Power 3 and have been trying to root it using the Magisk Boot.img patching method. This ends up in a boot loop for me. Flashing the original Boot.img back allows the phone to boot properly.

Anyone have ideas on other safe methods to root? My bootloader is unlocked, but I don't think we have a custom anything for this phone.
Did you try this?

1.
make magisk_patched.img by Magisk Manager

2.
get recovery.img & vbmeta.img from stock ROM

3.
boot to fastboot mode

4.
fastboot flashing unlock
(unnecessary if already unlocked)
fastboot flashing unlock_critical
(if I remember correctly, at this moment the phone rebooted, you will need to take it to the fastboot again)
fastboot --disable-verity --disable-verification flash boot magisk_patched.img
fastboot --disable-verity --disable-verification flash recovery recovery.img
fastboot --disable-verity --disable-verification flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
fastboot reboot

it works for me.
 

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Did you try this?

1.
make magisk_patched.img by Magisk Manager

2.
get recovery.img & vbmeta.img from stock ROM

3.
boot to fastboot mode

4.
fastboot flashing unlock
(unnecessary if already unlocked)
fastboot flashing unlock_critical
(if I remember correctly, at this moment the phone rebooted, you will need to take it to the fastboot again)
fastboot --disable-verity --disable-verification flash boot magisk_patched.img
fastboot --disable-verity --disable-verification flash recovery recovery.img
fastboot --disable-verity --disable-verification flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
fastboot reboot

it works for me.

This seriously working? Probably best budget phone if it does
 

Tavero

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Did you try this?

1.
make magisk_patched.img by Magisk Manager

...
...

it works for me.
Can you explain your steps further. Until a month ago I used an old phone with Android 4, which only needed supersu for rooting. So these programms are fairly new to me
Yesterday I tried to root that thing for a whole day without success. Unlocking the bootloader was not a problem but rooting really finished me.

As far as I understand from the Magisk Manager website, I either need to have a rooted phone already to install Magisk Manager, or I need to install Magisk Manager over TWRP, which doesn't exist for the Phone as of right now. Kinda a dead end.
I also wasn't able to extract the boot img with the MTK droid tool. Seems like the last update was 4 years ago and it isn't supported anymore.


@gilbermarcilio
Have you tried to deactivate voice recognition. I've read in a review that a lot of audio problems can be solved if you deactivate the "OK Google" Assistant.

regards tav
 
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addxm

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With respect to sound issue. I read it is an equaliser problem that needs an update. Quick work around, is to turn on a sound for key presses, it keeps the equaliser running or something.
 
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mankind1019

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This seriously working? Probably best budget phone if it does
yes, it really works.
of course passed SafetyNet & modules works fine!

---------- Post added at 11:31 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:59 PM ----------

Can you explain your steps further. Until a month ago I used an old phone with Android 4, which only needed supersu for rooting. So these programms are fairly new to me
Yesterday I tried to root that thing for a whole day without success. Unlocking the bootloader was not a problem but rooting really finished me.

As far as I understand from the Magisk Manager website, I either need to have a rooted phone already to install Magisk Manager, or I need to install Magisk Manager over TWRP, which doesn't exist for the Phone as of right now. Kinda a dead end.
I also wasn't able to extract the boot img with the MTK droid tool. Seems like the last update was 4 years ago and it isn't supported anymore.


@gilbermarcilio
Have you tried to deactivate voice recognition. I've read in a review that a lot of audio problems can be solved if you deactivate the "OK Google" Assistant.

regards tav
Magisk Manager apk file exists.
Google it.
you don't need TWRP to install only Magisk Manager.

you can download stock ROM from UMIDIGI community website.
you can find img files in the archive file.
 
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I sent an email on the support on the Umidigi website and they really answered that the problem of disappearing the sound of the device is related to "Ok Google" and I deactivated the function and is working normally without missing the sound and said that they are working on a update to correct this defect.

And thanks to everyone at XDA I will continue to follow what they have for more than the Umidigi Power 3 and I am enjoying the device so far.


yes, it really works.
of course passed SafetyNet & modules works fine!

---------- Post added at 11:31 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:59 PM ----------



Magisk Manager apk file exists.
Google it.
you don't need TWRP to install only Magisk Manager.

you can download stock ROM from UMIDIGI community website.
you can find img files in the archive file.
 

Tavero

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Magisk Manager apk file exists.
Google it.
you don't need TWRP to install only Magisk Manager.

you can download stock ROM from UMIDIGI community website.
you can find img files in the archive file.
Well fu*k ... seems like I've bricked my device.
Installing Magisk manager worked fine and I've modified and flashed the boot.img without problems.
But during flashing the recovery.img it seems like I've touched my usb cable and disconnected the phone from the PC. I didn't think much about it in the beginning and rebooted it...just to be greeted with an endless boot loop. Right now I can't even shut it off. Holding the power button doesn't do anything.
That failed flashing action even seems to have locked my bootloader again. At least I don't see the message: Orange status. your bootloader has been modified.

I tried for the last hour to get somehow into fastboot. No chance.
 

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When I boot into fastboot none of the commands are recognized. I'm using platform-tools_r29.0.6-windows.zip for adb and fastboot. When I boot into fastbootd, fastboot devices works, but none of the other commands. Has anyone succesfully rooted their Power 3? If so how did you do it?
 

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The issue is that once I get to step 7 (reboot into bootloader) it goes to the black screen with FASTBOOT mode... in lower left with the usb noise chiming every 10 seconds or so like it's cycling so fastboot never detects the device.

Edit:
Got past the issue. I opened up device manager and android was there looking for drivers. I had it do a search automatically for drivers and that ended up working and fixed fastboot.

Edit 2:
Next issue is I get a bootloop after flashing the patched boot img.

Edit 3:
I must have done something wrong in steps 6-8 because I redid them and now it works!
 
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bashh69

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I just got a UMIDIGI Power 3 and have been trying to root it using the Magisk Boot.img patching method. This ends up in a boot loop for me. Flashing the original Boot.img back allows the phone to boot properly.

Anyone have ideas on other safe methods to root? My bootloader is unlocked, but I don't think we have a custom anything for this phone.

Update: I found that the F2 rooting process works on Power 3 as well
https://forum.xda-developers.com/android/general/guide-rooting-umidigi-f2-t4030407


If someone can make a youtube video will be a lifesaver. The bluetooth is really unstable on this phone and the audio issues don't help it.
 

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Hello!
I solved the sound problem by disconnecting Ok Google. But I can't find the notification led. Locked screen notifications don't work for me either.
Please help.
Thank you.
 
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smvsmv

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Notification LED

Hello!
I solved the sound problem by disconnecting Ok Google. But I can't find the notification led. Locked screen notifications don't work for me either.
Please help.
Thank you.
I don't believe this phone has a notification led light on it.
 

smvsmv

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Tips

Screen notifications don't work either. This device is full of bugs. Software is crap.
Do you have any tips?
Tnx
I don't have any problems with sound or notifications. I do have other issues with the phone. For your issue, check if your apps have notification access. If that fails, try a clean install of the full ROM and as a new device.
https://community.umidigi.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=19232&extra=page=1

This phone probably is going to be my only UMIDIGI unless something changes in quality.
 
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umidigi power 3 sound problem fix

I just hope that yours does not win as much as mine ...

Device show ball works very fast without locks extraordinary battery but mine came with sound defect ...

Out of nowhere the device stops emitting sound and only after restarting the device the sound comes back or I noticed that I connect and disconnect several times the headset p2 the audio comes back without restarting, that is, today I got it out of the box for 2 days 09 / 03/2020 in Brazil i bought it on aliexpress and sent a message to the seller about what happened and no answer for now and by the way i must be at a loss because sending the device back to china to get a refund will cost me half the value of the device and I'm going to end up with it like this while I'm looking for a program to help me with this as an example by isolating the P2 audio output to see if for this error ....

NOTE: I took out of the box I already had a software update I let it do and started normal and I noticed the sound defect I restored the device as original from the factory to see if it resolved and nothing helped it went back to being silent from nothing after a rest period without using it the device happens because if you leave playing music it doesn’t stop ...

In short, I do not know what to do waiting for a response from the seller or find a program to solve this ....

And making it clear I loved the device it is very good just sad with that part of the sound.
You need to disable the google quick search box
(com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox)
After you disable that it should work fine
 

addxm

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I am drowning here. Supersu and twrp was all i needed in the past.
"use magisk" is not a thing i understand yet. and the other applications too, are all new to me. When i see "patch boot with magisk" i think "****ing - What??"
I need a guide for a 7 year old, because I am 7 years old with 35 years of experience at it.
I need a guide which is a step by step idiot guide, for someone that has never ever used any of the applications involved. Anyone out there fancy writing one please?

I did it. Combination of a youtube video (vulgar, I know) and the umidigi f2 guide here on xda. Youtube guide just to see what was being done. then when i could see how fastboot etc were used, i followed the xda f2 for a successful root. And it's nice to have a phone on orange again lol.
Only want root functions, so never bothered with twrp yet.
 
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