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[UMX U693CL Root/Recovery RELEASE]

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Proudly Presents
Another Exclusive Release


Supported Model
UMX U693CL


Recoveries
OrangeFox Recovery
PitchBlack Recovery
SkyHawk Recovery
TWRP Recovery


Roms
~AssuranceRom~ Custom Stock
GSI Roms *Arm64 AB Images Required*


Installation
ReadMe Included In AIO ToolKit


Contributors
Thanks to @deadman96385- Firehose Programmer
&
@PizzaG- Everything Else


U693CL AIO ToolKit
ToolKit Version: 0.10
A-Team AIO ToolKit- Linux


U693CL AssuranceRom
Custom Stock Rom Version: 0.08
Based On Stock Security Patch: 5-5-2021
~AssuranceRom~


Recovery Device Trees
Device Source


GSI Roms
GSI Downloads


A-Team Website
A-Team Supported Devices


TeleGram Live Support
A-Team Digital Solutions


ScreenShot
Screenshot from 2021-07-03 18-38-48.png
 
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Updates
6-17-2021: Setup for Official Release
6-19-2021: Initial Package Release, Bugs Expected, Recovery Tree still needs some work
6-27-2021: AIO ToolKit Release, removing Initial old release. ToolKit is unfinished and missing some recoveries but is working. I'll add the remaining recoveries and such as time permits
6-28-2021: ToolKit Update v0.06. Dumping options added to Dev Menu, Custom Stock/unbrick Images further tweaked, bugfixes, menu tweaks, etc...
7-3-2021: Added option to remove device encryption, custom stock/unbrick option now a menu, DarkStar Recovery added to recovery menu, disabled first boot setup screen, removed a couple more bloat apps
7-9-2021: AssuranceRom v0.07 recovery flashable zip released, AIO ToolKit v0.09 released, changelog and installation now included in toolkit, removed DarkStar and Batik Recovery(Too Old and Missing Needed Features), Added OrangeFox Recovery, Added PitchBlack Recovery, Android 9 GSI roms tested booting, Android 11 GSI roms tested booting
7-24-2021: AssuranceRom v0.08 Recovery Flashable zip Released, AIO ToolKit v0.10 Released, Changelog now included in the ToolKit Package
 
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tesell

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Mar 19, 2010
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I would love to beta test this if possible, and assume all risk that may come with it as my own problem.
Fcking suuuper excited to make this garbage phone just a little less stinky. Thanks for putting this all together!
 

staniken

New member
Jul 26, 2017
1
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I am interested in an orange fox recovery. But at this point any will do. So, how does one get past the fastboot issue this phone has?
 

Minalia

Member
Aug 10, 2018
6
0
I'd like a step-by-step guide too. It would save people a lot of trouble if they don't know this particular method of unlocking. Also, is there a way to unlock the assurance sim card for use on other devices?
 
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timjames474

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Mar 29, 2016
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Moto E (2020)
I'd like a step-by-step guide too. It would save people a lot of trouble if they don't know this particular method of unlocking. Also, is there a way to unlock the assurance sim card for use on other devices?
Assurance locks the SIM to the IMEI network side,so short of commiting felonies no you can't. Good news is the UMX is sim unlocked out of the box,so you can go to any T-Mobile,AT&T or Sprint MNVO(May need to call ASW and tell them to cancel your service for Sprint ). SafeLink is a good choice for lifeline
 

Pokemoncrusher1

New member
Jun 28, 2021
2
1
Thanks for all your work, assurance sent my grandfather a wiko phone, He received a call and from the phone call. the phone was bricked aswell as some chinese ransomware looking malware. Called assurance and their sending this malware infested UMX again, thanks to you though I can get off that malware infested os and onto stock android! Keep up the great work!
 

terranaut

Member
Dec 13, 2016
8
5
tx for this toolbox coming out!
i got this phone via assurance, and indeed, it not only installs many apps/websites with zero user control, but also apps with all chinese characters, and that was right out of the box. a month later i called assurance to stop my service with them, though i've kept this phone. they asked why i was stopping their service, and i just told her it was enough that i had daily apps/games/sites installed without my permission or control, but that some of them were in a chinese character set; this from a phone given to u.s. citizens applying for federal help during covid.
i now use safelink instead, which just gave me a sim for my pixel 3a, much simpler/safer than assurance.
 

clintongsan

Senior Member
Jun 5, 2019
76
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This is an awesome feat. I thank you so much! BUT I do need to explain a couple points from my experience doing this, just in the event that it maybe helps someone out.

I followed the guide step by step but as I have attempted other root options in the past, I think it caused my phone to soft-brick due to those past attempts that I tried with only my own limited knowledge.
So this is my personal experience, only posting for others in the event that someone else has a similar or identical issue. The issue(s) I had were almost certainly not at the fault of the person who wrote this guide, just FYI. For many, their process has proved successful first-try, as you'll see within the comments.
Again, MY experience:
FIrstly, I had to do things differently. So I DID NOT flash anything to the boot partition. I SKIPPED THAT STEP. (Of course this is after my first try when I followed the post's instructions. After my first attempt I found myself in a soft-brick situation. Luckily, I have two of these devices so I was able to rescue the device using the working device's firmware and I only flashed recovery to begin with, and then booted into TWRP, pushed Magisk and installed it...error. Sideloaded Magisk, SUCCESS!
(Always use software from the creator's site/forum, even when you know you can get it here...just to ensure you're getting a safe and up to date version). Once you've got you some Magisk, you can choose to flash any of the recoveries...(I used OrangeFox and TWRP. OrangeFox is prettty cool, but I don't see backup/restore options like in TWRP. PitchBlack wouldn't show my files AT ALL so options were very limited with that recovery.

And other than that, this guide is awesome! I'm now rooted, and I've got LSposed and even changed my font with a magisk module, as well as the boot up screen haha.

Thank you so much to @PizzaG , for not only putting this together but for taking the time to share and help others.
(TAKEN FROM ORIGINAL POST-UNCHANGED): We really appreciate your effort and your sharing with us!!! You ARE AWESOME!
 
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This is an awesome feat. I thank you so much! BUT I do need to explain a couple points from my experience doing this, just in the event that it maybe helps someone out.

FIrstly, DO NOT flash anything to the boot partition. SKIP THAT STEP. I did this and it bricked my phone. Luckily, I have two of these devices so I'm currently trying to use the other to pull the firmware off, partition by partition, in hopes I can restore the first one with it, without copying over device info....we'll see lol. But yeah, all you need to do if you want this awesome guide, created by these wonderful devs, to work, is just flash the recovery image...reboot into recovery. (You can hold power and volume up until you see the screen flicker/flash, then let go of power or both power and vol up (I don't think it matters) and wala! You've got into TWRP.
Now, either install Magisk off a microSD card OR just sideload it using adb sideload (path to magisk). I used the latest Magisk from their website. (Always use software from the creator's site/forum, even when you know you can get it here...just to ensure you're getting a safe and up to date version). Once you've sideloaded Magisk, you can choose to flash any of the recoveries...(I used OrangeFox and TWRP. OrangeFox is prettty cool, but I don't see backup/restore options like in TWRP. I'm sure it's there somewhere I probably just didn't look well enough.

And other than that, this guide is awesome! I'm now rooted, unlimited data (xposed framework modules) and completely dark-mode across the device (again, xposed modules). I even changed my font with a magisk module and the boot up screen haha.
Thank you so much to the guys/girls/team that put this together. We really appreciate your effort and your sharing with us!!! You ARE AWESOME!
you are false in giving people that "advice" if you were in the test Telegram group for this device, you would surely know that 3+ people have been testing the ToolKit without issue. I post the Telegram link for a reason. So if people have an issue with something, instead of badmouthing an option or feature, you come get live help to fix the real issue at hand, which is not flashing the boot image.
 

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    JuSt A FrIeNdLy- shut up senior citizen,messageboards are the past. Instant messaging is the future. Just now noticed this high and mighty comment,and woooow. Im siding with Pizza,get telegram or get left out. Might see if releases can be explciity telegram too,just to spite yall. Ill ask him later.....
    There are a couple of things that need to be addressed here...

    First of all, that is not the way we expect users to address other members. Rudeness, flaming, etc is not tolerated on XDA. Treat other members with respect (no matter their age, young or old) and courtesy. This is quite clear in the forum rules, under "Member conduct", so if you're not familiar with said rules I suggest you read through them carefully:
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/xda-developers-forum-rules.4200559/

    Secondly, Telegram. Chat apps can be quite useful, especially when there's need for direct and quick communication. But, if someone wants their work available here on XDA there needs to be support for it here as well. We're not simply a gateway to other forums or platforms... We generally allow development projects to have a Telegram support link, but if the thread is used solely to drive traffic away from XDA it will be closed.

    XDA is about sharing, and you don't even have to be a member of the forum to be able to benefit from everything that's available here. We want to keep it that way, but if all support and development can be found under Telegram links it won't be so readily available.

    TL;DR: Tone down the attitude and while Telegram links are allowed support and development need to be available on XDA if a thread is to stay open.

    If anyone has anything to add on this, or have any questions my inbox is always open. Let's not keep posting about this here since we want to keep the thread on topic.

    Cheers
    Didgeridoohan
    Senior Moderator/Developer Committee/Developer Relations
    1
    Can anyone please help me understand this process? I'd greatly appreciate it
    install and boot linux, follow instructions in readme to install toolkit, use toolkit to do whatever you want to do
    1
    Hi everyone! I was wondering if I could get some help from someone...anyone lol. Anyone with some tech expertise on this specific device would be a GODSEND. I'm pretty new here but even though it seems like a cool place to askfor help I'm going to go ahead and warn ya, this issue is complicated (at least to me). So I'm trying to figure out the easiest or any possble way to restore the UMX I have back to it's backup or factory status. Here's the deal: (I apologize for the length, I tried slimming up my message a bit)
    So I was able to root my UMX U693CL following this guide but OOPS, I unplugged the device before QFIL was done sending it's REBOOT command and it just BRICKED IT....hard. I can still read from the device, and though no screen comes on I can still pull fastboot getvar all (yup, it shows as a fastboot device when the screen actually comes on but it sticks at that first screen and not a single intent-based fastboot command is recognized. So I can't flash/boot/etc. I did do a FULL backup before doing this tutorial so I literally have like 13GB of partitions, I renamed them all by appending the partition name at the start of the filename. My question is, how do I recover or begin to recover this device? Should I attempt making a loader on the sdcard?...I am just guessing but it seems that isn't the answer. I did re-establish the phone in device manager as the Qualcomm HS-USB QBLoader 9008 *proper* driver, but this is my experience...
    I launch QFIL. It has found a port but I must select it. Then I select FLAT BUILD. Then I drop the programmer mbn in the correct spot and immediately go up to the top, selecting the second tab I think (I'm picturing it in my head so I'm sorry for the confusion) and then the next from the last option, Partition Manager, but eventually get timed out with an error along the lines of could not load Sahara XML...etc etc. (I will give a clear error message as soon as it turns on; its been sitting in my drawer for months so it's dead dead.) It appears as though when I tried restoring it the intial time, right after bricking it, I somehow managed to duplicate partitions maybe...have a look for yourself (if anyone's still reading this haha) Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I removed the serial number from the getprop.

    Also, I use Windows 7 mostly but have Ubuntu/Linux on my laptop. I find working, especially with QPST and stuff, is so much easier on good ol' Windows 7 than any newer version, personally.

    *Edit, I attached the QFIL working log*
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    Have you tried installing the custom rom zip file through the recovery that PizzaG inlcuded? I have had no problems with that (except setting up a lockout pin where it says pin not accepted even though it was correct).
    the PIN issue is due to disabled force encryption. If you NEED the ability to lock the screen,i have a debloated vendor of my own that has forceencrypt enabled if youd like it
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    JuSt A FrIeNdLy- shut up senior citizen,messageboards are the past. Instant messaging is the future. Just now noticed this high and mighty comment,and woooow. Im siding with Pizza,get telegram or get left out. Might see if releases can be explciity telegram too,just to spite yall. Ill ask him later.....
    There are a couple of things that need to be addressed here...

    First of all, that is not the way we expect users to address other members. Rudeness, flaming, etc is not tolerated on XDA. Treat other members with respect (no matter their age, young or old) and courtesy. This is quite clear in the forum rules, under "Member conduct", so if you're not familiar with said rules I suggest you read through them carefully:
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/xda-developers-forum-rules.4200559/

    Secondly, Telegram. Chat apps can be quite useful, especially when there's need for direct and quick communication. But, if someone wants their work available here on XDA there needs to be support for it here as well. We're not simply a gateway to other forums or platforms... We generally allow development projects to have a Telegram support link, but if the thread is used solely to drive traffic away from XDA it will be closed.

    XDA is about sharing, and you don't even have to be a member of the forum to be able to benefit from everything that's available here. We want to keep it that way, but if all support and development can be found under Telegram links it won't be so readily available.

    TL;DR: Tone down the attitude and while Telegram links are allowed support and development need to be available on XDA if a thread is to stay open.

    If anyone has anything to add on this, or have any questions my inbox is always open. Let's not keep posting about this here since we want to keep the thread on topic.

    Cheers
    Didgeridoohan
    Senior Moderator/Developer Committee/Developer Relations
    5
    photo-2021-01-30-04-5.jpg

    Proudly Presents
    Another Exclusive Release


    Supported Model
    UMX U693CL


    Recoveries
    OrangeFox Recovery
    PitchBlack Recovery
    SkyHawk Recovery
    TWRP Recovery


    Roms
    ~AssuranceRom~ Custom Stock
    GSI Roms *Arm64 AB Images Required*


    Installation
    ReadMe Included In AIO ToolKit


    Contributors
    Thanks to @deadman96385- Firehose Programmer
    &
    @PizzaG- Everything Else


    U693CL AIO ToolKit
    ToolKit Version: 0.10
    A-Team AIO ToolKit- Linux


    U693CL AssuranceRom
    Custom Stock Rom Version: 0.08
    Based On Stock Security Patch: 5-5-2021
    ~AssuranceRom~


    Recovery Device Trees
    Device Source


    GSI Roms
    GSI Downloads


    A-Team Website
    A-Team Supported Devices


    TeleGram Live Support
    A-Team Digital Solutions


    ScreenShot
    Screenshot from 2021-07-03 18-38-48.png
    2
    Updates
    6-17-2021: Setup for Official Release
    6-19-2021: Initial Package Release, Bugs Expected, Recovery Tree still needs some work
    6-27-2021: AIO ToolKit Release, removing Initial old release. ToolKit is unfinished and missing some recoveries but is working. I'll add the remaining recoveries and such as time permits
    6-28-2021: ToolKit Update v0.06. Dumping options added to Dev Menu, Custom Stock/unbrick Images further tweaked, bugfixes, menu tweaks, etc...
    7-3-2021: Added option to remove device encryption, custom stock/unbrick option now a menu, DarkStar Recovery added to recovery menu, disabled first boot setup screen, removed a couple more bloat apps
    7-9-2021: AssuranceRom v0.07 recovery flashable zip released, AIO ToolKit v0.09 released, changelog and installation now included in toolkit, removed DarkStar and Batik Recovery(Too Old and Missing Needed Features), Added OrangeFox Recovery, Added PitchBlack Recovery, Android 9 GSI roms tested booting, Android 11 GSI roms tested booting
    7-24-2021: AssuranceRom v0.08 Recovery Flashable zip Released, AIO ToolKit v0.10 Released, Changelog now included in the ToolKit Package
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    Striking gold once again I see, much thanks and kudos to you,can't wait for release
    1
    An AIO ToolKit is about to be released for this device, I wrote it to handle everything from fresh untouched device to fixing a soft-bricked device. The initial release will be removed shortly and this new ToolKit is for Linux...