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vosrock

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Thanks a lot. Finally flashed my Realme GT neo FE(CN Variant) to Realme X7 Max and BL locked again for OTA update(It works!). even mine is FE... everything works fine, just except call recording on google dialer.

Can anyone tell me that firmware of GT neo A27 in that link is global or Chinese? and the call recording on dialer works? actually the google dialer in this X7 Max firmware has no call recording.
Are using this one "A15 (X7_MAX) firmwire" ? Im using gt neo FE too.. if yes, i will try flashing to this a15 x7 max indian rom.. this CN rom A.12 is not good.. delay notification and also no option for preffered network type.. no volte option etc..
 

vosrock

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Update:
Im able to change my GT Neo ROM to Indian Variant. Thank you so much sir!

Experience:
Instruction #13-#15 are quite tricky.

Issues Encountered:
- my windows pc cannot detect the mediatek com port
- proper timing of clicking DOWNLOAD on SP Flash Tool


How i manage to proceed on SP FT Download:
- first turn off phone (assuming below instructions are DONE -> How i fixed (to detect):)
- SP Flash Tool needed Configs are Done (just waiting for the Downlolad to be clicked)
- MTK Bypass (Administration) is waiting for device
- after SUCCESS MESSAGE on MTK Bypass, immediately click on Download (SP FT)
- once download is started, you can unhold VOL - & + wait to be finished

How i fixed (to detect):
-
downloaded this mediatek vcom drivers -> https://www.thecustomdroid.com/mediatek-preloader-usb-vcom-drivers/
- there are some popup that appear (i forgot to remember), i just clicked yes
- then restart pc
- turn off device
- open LIBUSB Filter device (Goal is to detect "Mediatek xxxxx yyyyy zzzzz" usb device on the list)
- Hold VOL - & VOL + AND PLUG Type C Cable
- Check the LIBUSB Filter list and once you see any "MEDIATEK ZZZZZ XXX" click and install
- once success, you can go to -> How i manage to proceed on SP FT Download:



Hope that helps! Thank you .
This is very helpfull .. I follow your step, keep holding vol + and -, until red download notif show up then i release both + and -.. and it works.. nicee.. thank you
 

thangvieneofe

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X7 MAX and GT NEO FLASH/UBRICK

CONVERT GT NEO/GT NEO FE to X7 MAX
(and vice versa)

BACKUP



Please read all the information before proceeding.

1) In Developer options need turn "ON", "OEM unlock" and USB Debug.

2) Unlock your bootloader.

-Save the DeepTesting. apk application on the phone and run it. (there are two versions in the archive for GT NEO and GT NEO FE)
- Run.
Then follow the screenshots.
View attachment 5415895View attachment 5415897View attachment 5415899

We are waiting. After about 15-60 minutes (or more), the unlock tool will show the status of the unlock request. If it shows that the unlock was successful (as in the screenshot below), we proceed to the next step.
You can exit the app and log in later to check the status.
View attachment 5415901

The device itself should reboot into fastboot mode.
You should have ADB drivers installed, if there are none, then you will see an Android device in the device manager.
The ADB drivers are in the "Programs and Drivers" folder at the links above, unpack and install them manually.
Click on "Android", then "driver", then "update driver". Next, " Find drivers on this PC (search and install the driver manually)".
Next, "Select a driver from the list of available ones", then "Show all devices" (this item may remain), then "install from disk", search for our adb drivers folder, click on " android_winusb. inf "
and select"Android Bootloader Interface" from the list. Done.

Next, run BL UNLOCK.bat from the folder "Unlock Bootloader", Read the instructions in the bat file, press any key. We look at the phone. Confirm Unlcok.
After that, we run FASTBOOT REBOOT.bat
This restart will delete all user data.
Then turn off the phone. Disconnect the USB cable.

Click " Start deep testing”

3) Disable Driver Signature Enforcement in Windows 10: Video tutorial

4) Download all utilites and unpack: Programms and Drivers

5) Download A27 (GT_NEO) firmwire and unpack: A27 Firmwire for FTools (MEGA); A27 Firmwire for FTools (GDrive)

Download A15 (X7_MAX) firmwire and unpack: A15 Firmwire for FTools (MEGA); A15 Firmwire for FTools (GDrive)

6) Install VCOM drivers and libusb

7) Open flash_tool.exe and choose MT6893_Android_scatter.txt from unpacked firmwire

8) In Download Agent choose MTK_AllInOne_DA.bin

9)
GO options-->Connections--> choose UART and Band rate: 921600

10) Choose DOWNLOAD ONLY mode and check all the boxes. DONT CHOOSE DIFFERENT MODE!!!!

11)
Power OFF Phone and unplag usb cable

12) Open"
MTKAuthBypassTool_V6" (mtksecbypass.exe) with administrator rights. Click on "Disable Auth"

13) Hold VOL+ and VOL- and Connect Usb cable. Now you must see in device manager Com port MediaTek USB Port_V1632. If you see MediaTek port, unhold VOL buttons. Remember the port number!

After connect usb cable in MTKAuthBypassTool_V6 you can see this:

View attachment 5415903

14) Fastest Check options-->Connections--> UART and Band rate: 921600,
choose MediaTek USB Port Com port

15) After this message click "DOWNLOAD" in FlashTools

(if you are slow and an error appears, you must repeat the procedure from step "11". Do not close the FlashTools program so that the port settings and port speed do not get lost.)

16) Unplag USB cable. Dont turn ON phone! Go Fastboot mode ( Hold VOL- and Power button)
17) Launching RECOVERY.bat in the "Unlock Bootloader"folder.
18) Format Data in Recovery


The first download is long, we are waiting from 5 to 10 minutes.


19) LOCK BOOTLOADER AGAIN

This stage is necessary in order for the device to become certified and certain services (Gpay, etc.) to work

- Turn off the phone.
- Hold the VOL-and the power button. We enter the Fastboot mode.
- Launch BL LOCK.bat from the “Unlock Bootloader " folder. Follow the instructions in the bat
- After launching FASTBOOT REBOOT.bat
The phone will reboot itself.

Done. Congratulations. You have stock clean firmwire with OTA and full work services!


IF YOU WANT FLASH WITH LOCK BOOTLOADER

Skip the STEPS for unlocking and blocking the bootloder.
Uncheck boxes in SP FlashTools from:
opporeserve2
cdt_engineering
md1mg


IF YOU HAVE PROBLEM WITH THE COM PORT OR ERROR IN MTKAuthBypassTool_V6
- You must do this before stage 12
- After install libusb you will see a folder "lib-usb" in the START menu
- Launch the "Filter Wizard" (select "Install a device filter" and see a window with devices.
-When the phone is turned off, press the VOL+ and VOL-keys and connect the USB cord. Once the port has been determined, release the volume keys after a couple of seconds.
-In the Filter Wizard window, we quickly catch MediaTek USB Port_V1632 and click Install. We act quickly. There should be a response from the program that everything is success and the phone will reboot.
- Turn off the phone. Disconnect the cord.
- Your port problems must be lost
- Go Step 12

ABOUT BACKUP!
- If you wnat make Backup your Phone, follow steps 7-14
- After message from "MTKAuthBypassTool_V6" Go to the “ReadBack " tab in FlashTools and check the boxes everywhere and quickly click on " Read Back”
- Your BackUP data it will be saved in the SP FLASH TOOLS folder as ROM_1, ROM_2 etc
- DONE.
My device is GT NEO FE. I want to go back to China RMX3350 ROM. Please help me.
 

Muzi38

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When I try disabling brom I get error message kindly assist
 

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arman1102

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Hey i seem to have soft bricked my phone. i followed all the steps till step 16. But when i run the recovery bat file in step 17 it just says waiting for device. USB debugging was on on my phone but for some reason it isnt recognising, and when i am typing adb devices it says unauthorised device. the permission seems to be revoked. and i cant open the phone to give it the permission again. what do i do?


***EDIT
Solved it by reinstalling the ADB Bootloader interface drivers
 
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arman1102

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If I run ADB command while device is plugged in with USB cable I get the following:

./adb devices
List of devices attached
997XZXDIAYKFFEQG unauthorized

does this mean usb debugging was revoked? it was working fine before I ran sp flash tool and FW downloaded. After I unlocked bootloader with deeptesting app I did the ADB setting to unlock bootloader and the chinese stock rom loaded and I went back and reenabled developer settings and made sure USB debugging was reenabled. I am so frustrated. now I cannot load Indian fw or china fw. If I hold vol+ and power I get yellow Realme splash logo and nothing happens. If I hold Vol- and power I get
Oplus verify fail
need to verify signature of another brand
oplus verify pass
fastboot verify success
fastboot_unlock_verify ok

Is phone bricked? If I plug the phone in with USB cable and try to run the recovery.bat in Unlock Bootloader file it says "press any key to load the phone into recovery"
waiting for device. ... (this is the most confusing step for me)
In device manager in USB devices I see RMX3031 it's still recognizing the phone so it cannot be bricked right?


**********************************EDIT****************************************
I fixed it! not sure how but I went back and unplugged phone and held VOL -/+ same time and then ran MTK auth bipass tool and then plugged phone in again. this was able to bypass something in the internal mainframe i ran ADB cmd:

./fastboot reboot fastboot

this reloaded the stock recovery and I was able to select format.
phone rebooted to yellow realme logo but this time phone actually booted into setup and I am successfully in Indian rom. Geez they have a lot of google bloatware. I am going to be busy getting this removed but at least I can use my own messaging apps. Thanks for all your hard work making this happen. X7 max rom has fixed all my woes with the chinese rom. 1. Able to use other message app like Signal and receive notifications and set signal as default messaging app. Display temperatures in Farenheit not just Celsius in weather app, ALWAYS ON notifications for gmail, signal etc, ( this wasn't working on gt neo) stock dialer can be changed and all other google bloatware can be removed with adb commands.
Push ota updates still working. I was able to update ota to latest indian fw immediately after flashing [ver. A .19]
Phone feels more like a stock android phone. Im very happy! I only see one thing that is maybe a negative, GT mode is not an option on x7 max. GT mode is an option on the GT NEO 5G to overclock the MDK dimensity 1200. I never used it because phone is already fast enough and its just going to drain battery faster. Virtual ram is still an option on INDIAN rom.
hey i am facing the same issue. can you tell me what exactly did you do to get it to work?
 

jdyabut

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Nov 28, 2021
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Hi mahotlov!

Thanks for this guide, I have successfully flashed the X7 Max to my GT Neo FE. Will you also give us some guide on how to restore the readback rom files from spflash tool? I have made a backup of my GT Neo FE based on your guide but I cant seem to figure out how to flash it incase I want to go back. TIA!
 

mahotlov

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Hi mahotlov!

Thanks for this guide, I have successfully flashed the X7 Max to my GT Neo FE. Will you also give us some guide on how to restore the readback rom files from spflash tool? I have made a backup of my GT Neo FE based on your guide but I cant seem to figure out how to flash it incase I want to go back. TIA!

Update Instruction. Pls Re Read
 
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    X7 MAX and GT NEO FLASH/UBRICK

    CONVERT GT NEO/GT NEO FE to X7 MAX
    (and vice versa)

    BACKUP



    Please read all the information before proceeding.

    1) In Developer options need turn "ON", "OEM unlock" and USB Debug.

    2) Unlock your bootloader.

    -Save the DeepTesting. apk application on the phone and run it. (there are two versions in the archive for GT NEO and GT NEO FE)
    - Run.
    Then follow the screenshots.
    1.png
    2.png
    3.png


    We are waiting. After about 15-60 minutes (or more), the unlock tool will show the status of the unlock request. If it shows that the unlock was successful (as in the screenshot below), we proceed to the next step.
    You can exit the app and log in later to check the status.
    4.jpg


    The device itself should reboot into fastboot mode.
    You should have ADB drivers installed, if there are none, then you will see an Android device in the device manager.
    The ADB drivers are in the "Programs and Drivers" folder at the links above, unpack and install them manually.
    Click on "Android", then "driver", then "update driver". Next, " Find drivers on this PC (search and install the driver manually)".
    Next, "Select a driver from the list of available ones", then "Show all devices" (this item may remain), then "install from disk", search for our adb drivers folder, click on " android_winusb. inf "
    and select"Android Bootloader Interface" from the list. Done.

    Next, run BL UNLOCK.bat from the folder "Unlock Bootloader", Read the instructions in the bat file, press any key. We look at the phone. Confirm Unlcok.
    After that, we run FASTBOOT REBOOT.bat
    This restart will delete all user data.
    Then turn off the phone. Disconnect the USB cable.

    Click " Start deep testing”

    3) Disable Driver Signature Enforcement in Windows 10: Video tutorial

    4) Download all utilites and unpack: Programms and Drivers

    5) Download A27 (GT_NEO) firmwire and unpack: A27 Firmwire for FTools (MEGA); A27 Firmwire for FTools (GDrive)

    Download A15 (X7_MAX) firmwire and unpack: A15 Firmwire for FTools (MEGA); A15 Firmwire for FTools (GDrive)

    6) Install VCOM drivers and libusb

    7) Open flash_tool.exe and choose MT6893_Android_scatter.txt from unpacked firmwire

    8) In Download Agent choose MTK_AllInOne_DA.bin

    9)
    GO options-->Connections--> choose UART and Band rate: 921600

    10) Choose DOWNLOAD ONLY mode and check all the boxes. DONT CHOOSE DIFFERENT MODE!!!!

    11)
    Power OFF Phone and unplag usb cable

    12) Open"
    MTKAuthBypassTool_V6" (mtksecbypass.exe) with administrator rights. Click on "Disable Auth"

    13) Hold VOL+ and VOL- and Connect Usb cable. Now you must see in device manager Com port MediaTek USB Port_V1632. If you see MediaTek port, unhold VOL buttons. Remember the port number!

    After connect usb cable in MTKAuthBypassTool_V6 you can see this:

    111.png


    14) Fastest Check options-->Connections--> UART and Band rate: 921600,
    choose MediaTek USB Port Com port

    15) After this message click "DOWNLOAD" in FlashTools

    (if you are slow and an error appears, you must repeat the procedure from step "11". Do not close the FlashTools program so that the port settings and port speed do not get lost.)

    16) Unplag USB cable. Dont turn ON phone! Go Fastboot mode ( Hold VOL- and Power button)
    17) Launching RECOVERY.bat in the "Unlock Bootloader"folder.
    18) Format Data in Recovery


    The first download is long, we are waiting from 5 to 10 minutes.


    19) LOCK BOOTLOADER AGAIN

    This stage is necessary in order for the device to become certified and certain services (Gpay, etc.) to work

    - Turn off the phone.
    - Hold the VOL-and the power button. We enter the Fastboot mode.
    - Launch BL LOCK.bat from the “Unlock Bootloader " folder. Follow the instructions in the bat
    - After launching FASTBOOT REBOOT.bat
    The phone will reboot itself.

    Done. Congratulations. You have stock clean firmwire with OTA and full work services!


    IF YOU WANT FLASH WITH LOCK BOOTLOADER

    Skip the STEPS for unlocking and blocking the bootloder.
    Uncheck boxes in SP FlashTools from:
    opporeserve2
    cdt_engineering
    md1mg


    IF YOU HAVE PROBLEM WITH THE COM PORT OR ERROR IN MTKAuthBypassTool_V6
    - You must do this before stage 12
    - After install libusb you will see a folder "lib-usb" in the START menu
    - Launch the "Filter Wizard" (select "Install a device filter" and see a window with devices.
    -When the phone is turned off, press the VOL+ and VOL-keys and connect the USB cord. Once the port has been determined, release the volume keys after a couple of seconds.
    -In the Filter Wizard window, we quickly catch MediaTek USB Port_V1632 and click Install. We act quickly. There should be a response from the program that everything is success and the phone will reboot.
    - Turn off the phone. Disconnect the cord.
    - Your port problems must be lost
    - Go Step 12

    ABOUT BACKUP!
    - If you wnat make Backup your Phone, follow steps 7-14
    - After message from "MTKAuthBypassTool_V6" Go to the “ReadBack " tab in FlashTools and check the boxes everywhere and quickly click on " Read Back”
    - Your BackUP data it will be saved in the SP FLASH TOOLS folder as ROM_1, ROM_2 etc
    - DONE.
    HOW FLASH BACKUP?
    - Unlock Bootloader
    - Download this:
    -=Backup Flash=-
    - Unpack and copy your backup ROM_ files in this folder
    - Choose scatter from this folder in SP Flash Tools
    - Uncheck
    SECCFG (ROM_20) and flash ( Dont forget use MTKbypass utility and check port)
    - After Flashig again go EDL mode and flash only
    SECCFG (ROM_20)
    - Maybe need Format Data in Recovery
    - Done
    4
    Update:
    Im able to change my GT Neo ROM to Indian Variant. Thank you so much sir!

    Experience:
    Instruction #13-#15 are quite tricky.

    Issues Encountered:
    - my windows pc cannot detect the mediatek com port
    - proper timing of clicking DOWNLOAD on SP Flash Tool


    How i manage to proceed on SP FT Download:
    - first turn off phone (assuming below instructions are DONE -> How i fixed (to detect):)
    - SP Flash Tool needed Configs are Done (just waiting for the Downlolad to be clicked)
    - MTK Bypass (Administration) is waiting for device
    - after SUCCESS MESSAGE on MTK Bypass, immediately click on Download (SP FT)
    - once download is started, you can unhold VOL - & + wait to be finished

    How i fixed (to detect):
    -
    downloaded this mediatek vcom drivers -> https://www.thecustomdroid.com/mediatek-preloader-usb-vcom-drivers/
    - there are some popup that appear (i forgot to remember), i just clicked yes
    - then restart pc
    - turn off device
    - open LIBUSB Filter device (Goal is to detect "Mediatek xxxxx yyyyy zzzzz" usb device on the list)
    - Hold VOL - & VOL + AND PLUG Type C Cable
    - Check the LIBUSB Filter list and once you see any "MEDIATEK ZZZZZ XXX" click and install
    - once success, you can go to -> How i manage to proceed on SP FT Download:



    Hope that helps! Thank you .
    1
    Question #1. I'm having currently an unlocked bootloader, and custom GSI installed (GT Neo). Do i need another instructions to do?
    No. dont lock, firstly flash Firmwire
    1
    Hi please can you provide files for Realme GT Neo Flash Edition (FE) as it has the latest firmware A.11. You provided files for only GT Neo and X7 Max. Find attached a screenshot showing the current GT Neo Flash Edition Firmware. Thank you
    You can use firmware for Gt Neo or X7 Max (better) for FE ver. phone
    1
    Thanks a lot. Finally flashed my Realme GT neo FE(CN Variant) to Realme X7 Max and BL locked again for OTA update(It works!). even mine is FE... everything works fine, just except call recording on google dialer.

    Can anyone tell me that firmware of GT neo A27 in that link is global or Chinese? and the call recording on dialer works? actually the google dialer in this X7 Max firmware has no call recording.
    It's chinese. That would be moving a step backward. Dont flash it. You will quickly notice x7 max fw is much better in every way. You do not have to relock bootloader to get OTA updates on indian rom. I have mine still unlocked.