Zopo ZP100 (MediaTek MT6575) - ICS upgrade guide

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cactuz

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Since there isn't much information (in English) about how to upgrade the Zopo ZP100 phone to ICS I've now done it myself (after reading a lot of Russian forums using Google Translate I finally took the plunge into the deep end of the pool and just did it).

Files needed
ICS ROM (b79):
http://narod.ru/disk/48456521001.ee...T75_h932_b79_pulid_sw 20120428-14151.rar.html

Root:
http://files.dangerd.org/pub/ZP100//zopo zp100 4.0ROOT by008.rar

Flashtool:
http://narod.ru/disk/44888871001.ee...6c3e795/SP_Flash_Tool_exe_v3.1206.01.zip.html

USB Drivers (and a flashtool I didn't use):
http://chinamobiles.org/downloads/zap/ZP100fix.zip

CWM Recovery:
http://files.dangerd.org/pub/ZP100//recovery.img

First of all: Make a note of your IMEI-number(s)

Download the files and unpack all (in seperate folders).
Shutdown the phone and plug it in via USB, Windows will search for a driver which you find in the package ZP100fix.zip (different inf-files depending on windows version).

Unplug phone, remove the battery.
Replace the recovery.img from the ICS ROM with the one downloaded seperately.
Start flashutil.
Load Scatter-file: MT6575_Android_scatter_emmc2.txt
Make sure that Options -> USB Mode is selected.
Click Download
Connect phone (still with no battery, at least I had to leave it out).
Flashing begins.

When all is done it displays an "OK window".
Now reboot the phone and when booted connect to USB again and run Root.bat from the package: zopo zp100 4.0root by008"
Follow on-screen instructions.

I did not need to install any separate Google Apps, it was included in the ROM.

Now you need to add some IMEI-numbers to your phone.
In the original ROM I could only ever see one IMEI for my zp100, so I wrote that down.
IMEI2 I took from an old Nokia I hadn't used for a few years.

Use terminal app or adb shell or whatever to execute the following (replace IMEI_1 and IMEI_2 with your IMEI's):
echo 'AT + EGMR = 1,7, "IMEI_1"'> /dev/pttycmd1
echo 'AT + EGMR = 1,10, "IMEI_2"'> /dev/pttycmd1

Update: Zopo IMEI Tool in English can be downloaded from here: http://depositfiles.com/files/wi41lcuvb (should eliminate the need for the terminal-hack above). If the system language on your phone isn't set to English the utility will be displayed in Chinese by default, so setup your phone to use English before running it.

If you want your external sdcard mounted as /sdcard (/mnt/sdcard) instead of /mnt/sdcard2 you have to replace the /etc/vold.fstab with the following:
http://www.cactuz.net/files/zp100/vold.fstab
Use root-explorer (make a backup of the old one) to replace it, then shutdown your phone and remove the battery, then plug it all back in and start again and your external sdcard shoudl be mounted on /sdcard (/mnt/sdcard) instead.

Hope this helps.
I'll report back here with any bugs etc.

To use RecoveryMod I have to chose it from the menu in MobileUncle Tools or ClockWorkMod Rom Manager, I have not been able to boot to CWM using VolUp+Power.
 
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cactuz

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Some of my favorite apps can't be downloaded from Google Play Market:
Vignette
Endomondo Pro
Snowstorm Weather Widget
GPS Status

I have been able to restore them all using MyBackup Pro and they are running fine, they just aren't compatible according to Play Market.
So any app you really need is good to make a backup of using MyBackup (or Titanium or any other backup app of your choice) so you can restore it if it can't be installed using market after the ICS upgrade.

Note that all these apps can be installed fine on my other devices using ICS (HTC Desire with CM9 and Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 with CM9 or AOKP) so it's this ROM that is the issue AFAIK.
 
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DaveKnowsAll

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Thank you ... I'll follow up in a couple weeks

Ordered my zopo yesterday (for the second time -- waited 2 weeks from the first store (merimobiles) and then cancelled when they still hadn't shipped it. Hopefully I'll have better luck this time.)

I appreciate you posting this info and will try it out when I get the phone.
 

cactuz

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Good luck Dave,

I ordered mine from etotalk.com, got it in about a week with DHL used for shipping.
I've updated the first post with some more info in regards to RecoveryMod and mounting external SDcard as /mnt/sdcard (/sdcard).

Since I use this phone daily I will probably not experiment much with it until any new official release is available. But the current one (b79) is good enough.

There are quite a lot of crappy chinese apps (crappy since I don't know what they do and they aren't translated into a language I can understand) installed with this ROM bit they can all be removed using the normal App-menu in the system settings.
 

rohit_shah000

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imei no.

hello, u said that u have write the imei no. of old nokia phone which u don't use. i want to know that can i also change both the imei no. as i m from india and in india only valid imei no. works, and i m planning to purchase this phone but i am afraid that if the imei no. are not according to india then it will not work so i just wanted to know that if i write my old dual sim phone imei to zopo zp100, will it work without any problem. :confused:
 

cactuz

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rohit: I can't say for sure if the phone actually reports two IMEI's to the service provider, but at least it displays two IMEI's when I check "About phone" in the sytem settings.
Sorry I can't say if it works or not in India.
 

buntybauva

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hello

hyy , i have ihtc one x aka b79 , followed your procedure it works gr8.:cool: but i am facing a problem with usb mass storage and am not able to lock into gps any possibilities to fix this error? and does anyone has an access to orignal android 2.3.4 rom for b79 , to restore to previous bug free state?:(
 

rohit_shah000

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Ordered my zopo yesterday (for the second time -- waited 2 weeks from the first store (merimobiles) and then cancelled when they still hadn't shipped it. Hopefully I'll have better luck this time.)

I appreciate you posting this info and will try it out when I get the phone.

hiii from which website did u ordered this phone i am also planning to ordere thinking to order from ttmalls.com is it trustable
 

carabaothai

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Dec 14, 2008
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Newby with ZP100

I have bought a ZP100 with Pandawill.
Received yesterday. Wait around 10 days from China to France

It seems to be ok but there is no Android Market application (or Android Play store)
So i cannot download my applications that i bought with older phone and my phone is not interesting without applications :(

There is a chinese application looks like a chinese android market but ... i am french and chinese is only beautiful drawings for me.:p
I difficultly download some but cannot find others

If i change ICS (what is ICS ? System ?) will i resolve my problem ?
I download 2 files (http://www.zopomobile.com/xiazai.php) this morning but i don't know how to install it and afraid there is only chinese language
MP_MT75_h932_h5500_zwx_20120419-203646_ZYQ_PC.rar
ZP100_20120510new4.0.rar (think is the last android version)

I flashed ROM very often on Windows mobile samsung phones i900 and GTi8000 but i don't know Android (just install Android as 2nd system on GTi8000 Samsung). Hope someone can explain me what to do to improve the basic system

Other problem : sometimes i have no network on the 2 SIMs, all stop. I must stop and reboot the phone. Has somebody the same problem ?

Last : how to switch to recovery mode ?

Thanks
 
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vzzoli

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Apr 24, 2008
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ZP100 and ICS upgrade experiences

Hi Guys,

I bought the ZP100 1,5 weeks ago from etotalk.com.
After 1 week i tried to upgrade to ICS about this and Colonel ZAP's description.

My experiences with the ICS upgrade:
When i received the phone, on that was etotalk v1.0 firmware.
It is a very good customized rooted ROM, works fast and it has just some minor bugs.
The only problem was, it could only read the internal storage, when i insert an external SD card. It was strange, but i accept it programming defects.

I downloaded the official 2.3.6 and this B79 ICS, VCOM (Flash) drivers and the flash program.

At first, i downloaded the ClockWorkMod Recovery for chinese phones.
Unfortunately it is make a factory reset on the phone, but after you customize it, you can make full backup about your ROM.

IMPORTANT! Copy the backup to your computer, because the ICS ROM formatted my external SD
This is very recommended, because...

At first i installed the linked B79 ICS ROM.
The default language is chinese, but it contains english, so if you know the android, it is not a challenge to change it. It couldn't read the internal memory neither, just after format it.

It wasn't rooted, and deleted IMEI. When i tried to root (different way as 2.3.6, need USB debug mode and ADB) the Windows doesn't recognize the ADB driver. The driver wasn't in Android SDK, and i can't download it (i haven't tried it on Linux yet). For a moment Windows showed it found HTC Dream device. I downloaded HTC drivers, but it didn't work with it neither.
Without this you can't restore the IMEI.

Ok, go back to the official 2.3.6.
I flashed it back. Almost the same effects. Default chinese language, the internal memory cannot readable. I could root it and install CWM recovery back.
Basically it doesn't contains Play store, but you can install it.

The ROM full of chinese programmes and my experience was it is very unstable.
I uninstalled the chinese programmes, and installed Play store. When i wanted make a call, the phone restarts. The Google Play Store froze every time.

Finally i restore back the etotalk ROM, and i use it.

Maybe if i have time/mood i will install the official ICS, but about my experiences i have doubts with it.


p.s.: in about 30C outside temperature i used the phone (installing programmes). After 10 minutes using it sings that the battery is too hot, remove it from the phone.
Is any other better quality battery what is compatible with this phone? thanks

---------- Post added at 10:34 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:19 AM ----------

Hi jbctiong,

I used CWM recovery 5.5.0.4.
Just carefully, because it make a full factory reset.
And you need to insert an external SD card
 
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rohit_shah000

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May 11, 2012
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I have bought a ZP100 with Pandawill.
Received yesterday. Wait around 10 days from China to France

It seems to be ok but there is no Android Market application (or Android Play store)
So i cannot download my applications that i bought with older phone and my phone is not interesting without applications :(

There is a chinese application looks like a chinese android market but ... i am french and chinese is only beautiful drawings for me.:p
I difficultly download some but cannot find others

If i change ICS (what is ICS ? System ?) will i resolve my problem ?
I download 2 files (http://www.zopomobile.com/xiazai.php) this morning but i don't know how to install it and afraid there is only chinese language
MP_MT75_h932_h5500_zwx_20120419-203646_ZYQ_PC.rar
ZP100_20120510new4.0.rar (think is the last android version)

I flashed ROM very often on Windows mobile samsung phones i900 and GTi8000 but i don't know Android (just install Android as 2nd system on GTi8000 Samsung). Hope someone can explain me what to do to improve the basic system

Other problem : sometimes i have no network on the 2 SIMs, all stop. I must stop and reboot the phone. Has somebody the same problem ?

Last : how to switch to recovery mode ?

Thanks

go to this link you will be able to fix android market:cool:




http://colonelzap.blogspot.in/2012/04/zopo-zp100-rooting-and-market-fix.html
 

carabaothai

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Dec 14, 2008
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@rohit_shah000
Thanks for the link i will check


@vzzoli
Thanks for your experiences

What is the ClockWorkMod Recovery for chinese phones.
WHy you needed it ?

Now we can download the 4.0 official
Somebody try it ?
 
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cactuz

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Sorry for my abscence from this thread, I've been busy all weekend actually tuning a car instead of my phone :)

buntybauva: I've got no problems with USB Mass Storage, could you explain what problems you experience?
I made a nandroid backup of the old ROM, but I haven't used it so don't actually know if it works.

rohit: I ordered mine from etotalk.com

carabaothai:I forgot to mention that the ICS-rom I linked to (and flashed myself) is in Chinese as default, but can be changed to English using the System Settings, luckily there are icons in there so you can find the symbol for language (hint for anyone who doesn't know: It's an "A").
ICS = Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0)
I have not experienced problems with loosing network on the SIM cards.

jbctiong: I had not tried any nandroid backup/recovery yet, tested right now and it doesn't seem to be able to actually do any backup. Some mount errors for sdcard.

vzzoli: Thank you for sharing your experiences.
I agree that the etotalk-ROM is quite good, but I always want the latest stuff on my gadgets ;)
I have not had any issues with reading my sdcard nor in etotalk-rom or in the later ICS-rom.
The ICS rom did not format my external SD. But one should always make a backup of course (I backup my SDcard before every flash I try).

One bug I found in the current ROM is that the Cam/Videocam-switch on the phone doesn't make any difference what position it's in.
I'm going to see what the russian forum says about the official release, I'm quite happy with the one I'm currently running so no real need to change, but there could be performance reasons to change or maybe something else.
 

vzzoli

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Apr 24, 2008
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I downloaded to the "official" ROM and updated my phone
I think this is the same ROM as B79, just renamed the version.

Remove the IMEI, not rooted, other MTP driver needed etc.

@cactuz:
What operating system did you use for root the phone?
I'm using Windows, and the new official ICS ROM wants different ADB drivers than the 2.3.6.

Without this, i can't root it, and restore IMEI.

Buntybauva's mass storage problem maybe that the Windows recognize the ICS phone as media device, but can't mount as usb mass storage without a third party program
 

cactuz

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Aug 15, 2008
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vzzoli: I used Win7 32bit when I rooted the phone, used the scripts supplied in one of the links in my initial post.

When I restored the IMEI I used Linux since that is my prefered choice whenever using ADB.
I can't check right now what version because I've apparently forgot my VPN-password so I can't connect to my computer at work :eek:

Does the camera-switch work for changing between Camera and VideoCam on the new official rom?
 

cactuz

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Aug 15, 2008
33
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buntybauva: Not worse than before, the GPS was terrible for me before as well as after (but I do get a fix after quite some time). Though some of the guys on the russian forum has modified the antenna as far as I know.
Maybe DangerD could help us out because I think he has been involved in it.
 

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    Since there isn't much information (in English) about how to upgrade the Zopo ZP100 phone to ICS I've now done it myself (after reading a lot of Russian forums using Google Translate I finally took the plunge into the deep end of the pool and just did it).

    Files needed
    ICS ROM (b79):
    http://narod.ru/disk/48456521001.ee...T75_h932_b79_pulid_sw 20120428-14151.rar.html

    Root:
    http://files.dangerd.org/pub/ZP100//zopo zp100 4.0ROOT by008.rar

    Flashtool:
    http://narod.ru/disk/44888871001.ee...6c3e795/SP_Flash_Tool_exe_v3.1206.01.zip.html

    USB Drivers (and a flashtool I didn't use):
    http://chinamobiles.org/downloads/zap/ZP100fix.zip

    CWM Recovery:
    http://files.dangerd.org/pub/ZP100//recovery.img

    First of all: Make a note of your IMEI-number(s)

    Download the files and unpack all (in seperate folders).
    Shutdown the phone and plug it in via USB, Windows will search for a driver which you find in the package ZP100fix.zip (different inf-files depending on windows version).

    Unplug phone, remove the battery.
    Replace the recovery.img from the ICS ROM with the one downloaded seperately.
    Start flashutil.
    Load Scatter-file: MT6575_Android_scatter_emmc2.txt
    Make sure that Options -> USB Mode is selected.
    Click Download
    Connect phone (still with no battery, at least I had to leave it out).
    Flashing begins.

    When all is done it displays an "OK window".
    Now reboot the phone and when booted connect to USB again and run Root.bat from the package: zopo zp100 4.0root by008"
    Follow on-screen instructions.

    I did not need to install any separate Google Apps, it was included in the ROM.

    Now you need to add some IMEI-numbers to your phone.
    In the original ROM I could only ever see one IMEI for my zp100, so I wrote that down.
    IMEI2 I took from an old Nokia I hadn't used for a few years.

    Use terminal app or adb shell or whatever to execute the following (replace IMEI_1 and IMEI_2 with your IMEI's):
    echo 'AT + EGMR = 1,7, "IMEI_1"'> /dev/pttycmd1
    echo 'AT + EGMR = 1,10, "IMEI_2"'> /dev/pttycmd1

    Update: Zopo IMEI Tool in English can be downloaded from here: http://depositfiles.com/files/wi41lcuvb (should eliminate the need for the terminal-hack above). If the system language on your phone isn't set to English the utility will be displayed in Chinese by default, so setup your phone to use English before running it.

    If you want your external sdcard mounted as /sdcard (/mnt/sdcard) instead of /mnt/sdcard2 you have to replace the /etc/vold.fstab with the following:
    http://www.cactuz.net/files/zp100/vold.fstab
    Use root-explorer (make a backup of the old one) to replace it, then shutdown your phone and remove the battery, then plug it all back in and start again and your external sdcard shoudl be mounted on /sdcard (/mnt/sdcard) instead.

    Hope this helps.
    I'll report back here with any bugs etc.

    To use RecoveryMod I have to chose it from the menu in MobileUncle Tools or ClockWorkMod Rom Manager, I have not been able to boot to CWM using VolUp+Power.
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    Here it is...Who wants to try???
    zp100-ics-2012-6-3-CM9.zip
    http://ge.tt/8NO0ZcI/v/0?c

    I'm using this rom for a few months now. Still works great. I like the way how the colour led is being used. When i receive facebook messages its blinking blue. When i get a whatsapp it blinks red and when getting other messages/missed calls it blinks green.

    Its based on an old rom so u still have the 2 internal storage and also the flash is weak.
    2
    Calibration is not an option in the phone's settings menu. Is it via a program? What is BMW?

    Yes here is a link to it! https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ccc71.bmw.pro&hl=en

    or download the full version here on anexonel.co.cc on the download links page
    2
    Here it is...Who wants to try???
    zp100-ics-2012-6-3-CM9.zip
    http://ge.tt/8NO0ZcI/v/0?c

    Doesn't work on my B79. It gets stuck on the cm9 bootanimation which reminded me that I already tried this months ago and had the same problem.
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    For those who have CWM recovery working and wish to have the option to 'reboot' and 'reboot to recovery' from the power menu and would also like the battery level displayed as a percentage, the CWM update file can be downloaded from here http://chinamobiles.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=20361&d=1340204998

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