If I had asked these things in the other thread it would have been irrelevant. I'd rather learn something new... Asking questions here led me in new directions rather than in circles. Clearly we won't carry on about other threads here. peace.
This post was created originally by rua1 and transferred to new owner as old maintainer rua1 is no longer active.
Scope of the thread
The scope of this thread is ONLY about to discuss how to use MTKDroid.
IS NOT in the scope post not about MTKdroid, like ex. how to create recovery (except the CWM create by MTKDroid) or root the device (except procedure integrate in MTKDroid)
MTKDroid is an application created by rua1 for Android device based on Mediatek CPU MT65xx (not other CPU type) and Android up to 4.4..
CPU/Android OS version/ROM chunk size supported
Mediatek CPU supported
IT'S GENERALLY COMPATIBLE with CPU Mediatek MT65xx (ex. MT6582/MT6589/MT6592) and Android up to Android 4.4.x (not higher)
IT' COMPATIBLE with old CPU version (MT6582/MT6589/MT6592).
Could be not compatible with recent CU MT65xx (like MT6580)
IS NOT COMPATICLE with new CPU like Mediatek MT67xx (MT6732/MT6752/MT67537etc).
IS NOT COMPATIBLE with Android OS 5.0 and higher (5.0/5.1/6.0/7.0)
IS NOT COMPATICLE with CPU not Mediatek.
Android OS versione supported
MTKdroid is COMPATIBLE with Android OS version up to 4.4
MTKdroid is NOT COMPATIBLE with Android OS version 5.x (LP) and higher like 6,.0 (MM), 7.0 (Nougat), etc
ROM chunk size supported
MTKdroid is COMPATIBLE with ROm chink size = 512 bytes/sector
MTKdroid is NOT COMPATIBLE with ROM chunk size > 512 bytes/sector (ex. 2048 bytes/sector)
Before to start
Please note that you use program at your own risk!!!!
ATTENTION! It is possible to brick the device!!! - Please read carefully here
Check if you can, to make a backup of your ROM or to have a full backup of you ROM.
Check in the Android device if DEVELOPER OPTIONS is available into SETTINGS menu.
If DEVELOPER OPTIONS is not available. please enable it selecting SETTINGS -> INFO ABOUT THE DEVICE -> Click several times on BUILD lines.
It will appear a popup DEVELOPER OPTIONS enabled.
Check that in the device SETTINGS -> DEVELOPER OPTIONS -> USB DEBUG is enabled
ADB device drivers are already installed, and in the Windows DEVICE MANGER there shouldn't be unknown devices at connection of switched-on phone.
v2.5.3 Please do not place the file on other sites!
Support MT6592. Unlike previous SOC, here, when reading the ROM through the FT, not read block preloader. This block can be backup in the program after obtaining root shell.
File MTKdroidTools.ini has new variables ScatVer111 and ScatVer112, which listed SOC for which it is necessary to do a new type of scatter the appropriate version. At the moment it V1.1.1 for 6572/82 and 6592 for V1.1.2. If the SOC in these variables is missing, the scatter is the old type. Scatter the appropriate type is done with the backup and from "Block Map".
When you create a CWM file size compared to the size of the block. If the file size exceeds, then flash it is not offered, but the file is saved. If you choose to create CWM automatically and exceeded its size, we attempt to do CWM of mini template, which excludes the partitioning SD card into 2 parts.
On phones with ubifs filesystem backup system unit is in 3 forms:
tar archive. not for FlashTool!
system.ibifs.img. not for FlashTool!. Of this file under linux you can make an image for Flashtool
nodl_system.bin. As owners say, this file can flash through FlashTool. It must be edited manually rename and move to a folder for FT.No guarantees, on your own risk!
This guide was created originally by rua1 and transferred to new owner as old maintainer rua1 is no longer active.
- Make a ROM backup using Flashtool and ReadBack
- make the CWM recovery
- install SuperUser (get root)
If your phone cannot rooted using the ROOT button.
1. Make scatter by means of MTKDroidTools
Scatter is the text file with addresses of the blocks, necessary for the SP FlashTool program. After creation of scatter don't close the main window of the program!
Otherwise once again it is necessary to turn on phone.
2. In SP FlashTool choose this scatter and go on the Read Back tab
3. Choose path and a ROM file name
Click on Add button. Double click of a mouse on the appeared line. Choose a file name, the name has to begin with ROM_ as offers FlashTool! Remember path and the name of ROM_ file.
4. Determine the ROM_ size
Type has to stand in HEX. In the field of Start Address it is necessary to write down 0x000000. In the field of Length we copy from scatter the address of the block following after RECOVERY or the address of other block for fuller backup. For phones with type of the blocks EXT4 it is the cache block address. The number in the Hex format has to begin with 0x
5 . Choose Read Page Only on yaffs2 type blocks phones
In FlashTool choose Read Page Only in the field of Read Method. If this field isn't present, the window with this question can emerge, too we choose Page Only. On phones with EXT4 blocks it doesn't get out (as a rule).
6. Read Back ROM_
Click on Read Back button and connect the switched-off phone to PC. Here the options depending on a concrete phone are possible. Maybe it is necessary to press at the same time with connect of a cable the camera or volume buttons. Experiment and study work with FlashTool in threads with similar phones! On some MT6573 models, for example on B63, it can't be executed with any combinations and only testpoint need!
7. Prepare files for FlashTool and make CWM
If everything passed without errorss, we open the MTK Droid Root & Tools window which we left on 1th step. If for some reason the window isn't present, it is necessary to turn on phone and to connect it to the program. Click on To process file ROM_ from FlashTool button and choose the ROM_* file saved on the 6th step. At successful unpacking rom it will be offered to choose CWM from similar phone. Chosen CWM it is checked on compliance to the connected phone and if ok, the CWM is created. Starting with v2.4.0 CWM it is made automatically and the file from similar phone shouldn't be looked for any more!
Аttention! Yaffs2 type blocks from this backup can't be Downloaded to phone, they aren't correct!
Use backup on 9th step if phone have yaffs2 type blocks!
8. Download new CWM to the phone
Start FlashTool, choose scatter in the folder created on the 7th step. Remove marks from all blocks! Click on RECOVERY and we choose the file CWM in the same folder which was created on the 7th step. Click Download and connect a cable to PC (phone has to be switched off) and expect the end of process.
DANGEROUS! On this step the CWM recovery block has to be marked only!
Also it is necessary to use only the Download button and not to use at all the Firmware Upgrade button!
9. Make backup, install SuperUser etc
Start device in CWM mode, connect to MTK Droid Root & Tools, go on the tab root, backup, recovery and, pressing on this tab the necessary buttons, we do:
- backup! ! ! (if in phone there is yaffs2 type blocks, do here surely, they received with readBack on 7th step aren't correct)
- install superuser (often mean "get root" under it)
- and other if need
Never needlessly flash/download preloader and DSP_BL blocks! It is always dangerous!
On some models of phones (for example Alcatel) you will have a brick even if you download these blocks read from phone which you own!
Always remove from them marks in SPFT!
And MTKDroid tools http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2160490 Mtkdroid tools contains exploits necessary for the rooting process, and this may be detected as a virus by your antivirus program, just temporarily disable your antivirus while downloading, or if you're really paranoid, don't download!:laugh:
Connect your switched on rooted mtk device to your computer and open MTKDroid tool, the tool will recognise your device and connect to it, if the colour indicator in the bottom left corner is green, you already have root shell,and can go on to the next step, if it is yellow, click on the root button at the bottom, and wait for the progress bar, if the indicator stays yellow, or you get an error message, this probably means you do not have Busybox installed, you can install it from the google play store. When the indicator turns to green you have root shell which is necessary for this operation.
Next click on the tab 'root,backup,recovery' and select 'to use boot from phone' then click on 'recovery and boot' and shortly after a dialogue box will appear asking if you want to 'make cwm recovery automatically' click yes
I assume that you have the necessary drivers installed as that subject is dealt with at length elsewhere in these threads.
Open Droid tools by clicking on the .exe file and connect your rooted switched on phone(with debugging enabled), the application will connect to your device and will show its details. If your device is rooted the colour indicator in the bottom left corner will be yellow, click on the root button at the bottom
wait for the progress bar and the indicator turns to green and then you have root shell, which is necessary for backup, and will remain in that state until you reboot your device. If the indicator stays yellow, that probably means you don't have busybox installed, you can install it from google play store
Next click on the tab'root,backup,recovery' and tick the box next to 'backup userdata and cache' if required, and finally click on backup, when the tool has finished copying the files, you will then have a complete backup of your device which is saved in the mtkdroid tools backup folder. Note Userdata and Cache may contain your personal data.
Should you need to restore your device to its current state, you can do so by flashing your backup back to your device as follows.
Open droid tools, no need to connect your device to pc, click on tab 'root,backup,recovery' then click on 'to prepare blocks for Flashtool'
the tool will then copy the required files to another folder '!Files_to_Flashtool' which is also inside the backup folder. you can then flash the files to your device with SPFlashtool by selecting the scatterfile in the 'files_to_flashtool folder' Known bugs: Error when preparing files for FlashTool if in the backup folder there are two scatter files, (normal and PMT). It is necessary to remove one of them from the folder, this will rectify the error.
Never needlessly Download preloader and DSP_BL blocks! It is always dangerous! On some models of phones (for example Alcatel) you will have a brick even if you download these blocks read from your own phone! Always remove ticks in SPFlashtool!!