HomTom HT3 Pro - unlock bootloader & TWRP

cleopatra81

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HomTom HT3 Pro - how to unlock bootloader & install TWRP

WARNING :
Before applying the next changes, make sure you have done any updates.
Without teh updates, there is a real danger that the phone could turn into BOOTLOOP.
I have personally experienced it. In particular, make sure to install the "Wireless update".
Please see the next screenshots :





Your HT3 Pro will reboot to install the system update.
Please see the next pic :



AFTER THE UPDATES

1) Tap on "Settings" (the "Developer options" are just enabled by default).
2) Tap on "Developer options", then enable the "USB debugging".

When you will try to connect your HT3 Pro to your pc with usb cable,
you will see the next weird event :



Your pc will not be able to see your phone, but don't panic !
Tap on "Connected as USB Storage".
Please see the next screenshot :



"USB storage" is set by default. You have to change into "Media device (MTP)".
Please see the next screenshot :



And just like magic, your pc will be able to see your HT3 Pro.
Please see the next screenshot :




UNLOCK THE BOOTLOADER - HOW TO


1) Download and install the "adb-setup-1.4.2.exe" from the next links :

http://www.mediafire.com/file/2df821420xpdp48/ADB_1.4.2.rar

2) Connect your HT3 Pro to your pc with USB cable.

3) Open cmd prompt and type the next command :

adb reboot bootloader (and press enter)

4) Your HT3 Pro will reboot into FASTBOOT mode. Now, type the next command :

fastboot getvar all (and press enter)

Please see the next screenshot :



Please take a look to the red arrow.
It is telling you that your phone has the bootloader LOCKED.

5) Now type the next command :

fastboot oem unlock (and press enter)

Please take a look to the screen of your HT3 Pro.
You will see the next WARNING like in the screenshot below :



6) Press VOLUME UP to confirm to unlock the bootloader.
You will see in the CMD prompt the next messages :

"Start unlock flow". When it will be finished, you will see "OKAY".

7) To verify if everything worked out, reboot once again your phone into FASTBOOT mode.
8) Type once again the next command :

fastboot getvar all (and press enter)

9) If everything went well, you will be able to see the same (red arrow) like in the next screenshot :




INSTALL TWRP 3.0.0.0 AND ROOT

At first, I suggest you to download the next version of SP Flash Tool from the link below :

http://www.mediafire.com/file/3irvft3288ka45n/SP_Flash_Tool_v5.1628.rar

You will find the TWRP 3.0.0.0 at the next link :

http://www.needrom.com/download/homtom-ht3-pro-twrp/

STEPS :

1) Put the "BETA-SuperSU-v2.74-2-20160519174328.zip" into your external SD.
2) Turn off your HT3 Pro.
3) Open SP Flash Tool.
4) Load the scatter file ( "Download only" mode).
5) Click on "Download".
6) Connect your HT3 Pro to your pc with USB cable.
7) To gain access to the custom recovery, press volume up & power buttons simultaneously.
You will see 3 options (Recovery Mode/Fastboot Mode/Normal mode).
8) Use the volume up to move between the 3 options and volume down to confirm the Recovery Mode.
9) Swipe to allow modification.
10) DO NOT REBOOT, but I STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU to install :
"BETA-SuperSU-v2.74-2-20160519174328.zip".
11) Wipe cache/dalvik.
12) Reboot in normal mode.

NEW TWRP 3.0.2.0 at the next link :

http://www.needrom.com/download/homtom-ht3-pro-twrp-2/


PHILZ TOUCH 6.59.0 custom recovery at the next link :

http://www.needrom.com/download/homtom-ht3-pro-philz-touch/
 
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cleopatra81

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@gryffindor :

You have contacted me on Needrom.
I have told you to come here on China-Devices.
I see you took my advice ... well done gryffindor :emoji_slight_smile:
I am uploading the stock firmware version 1.1.2 ... please be patient.
 
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cleopatra81

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Still 30 minutes ... and I will give you the link of stock firmware 1.1.2
Flash the stock firmware with SP Flash Tool ... use "Download only" mode ... NOT "Format All + Download" mode.
 
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mrsim

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Hi cleopatra , twrp not work in version 1.0.3 brick homtom ,
what do I do ? Flash 1.1.3, which solution he Brick?
hello my friend...are you saying your device is still bricked...? or do you have a rom installed onto it and cannot install TWRP onto this rom...?
 
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Oi querido
I install the recovery in 1.0.3 rom he put the brick, already I tried to install 1.1.2 1.0.3 but only makes the phone call the other cell dies, do not have any TWRP running in 1.0.3?
 

cleopatra81

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@gryffindor :

I have tested personally all my TWRP recoveries for HOMTOM HT3 Pro.
They work very well. The screenshots on Needrom are the proof that they work well.
Please see the screenshots at the next links :

http://www.needrom.com/download/homtom-ht3-pro-twrp/

http://www.needrom.com/download/homtom-ht3-pro-twrp-2/

Do you have already tried my custom rom "HT7_Pro_MOD" ?
Actually the "HT7_Pro_MOD" is the best solution for HT3 Pro.
If you decide to try it, please make a backup of NVRAM before to install the "HT7_Pro_MOD".