ROOT + CWM - Readback your ROM with SP-Flash Tools.

itxtutor

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Hey guys, today i want to show you how to root your phone and install CWM. This works to 100% on every phone !

You need a usb cable and a pc with mtk droid tools and sp-flash tools

The download can be found in the phone tutorial section.

Video tutorial :


pls forgive me if i sound a bit strange in the video or forgot something, i´m a bit sick and dont feel good




PLEASE DONT USE THIS IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A BACKUP !! IF YOU GOT A BACKUP JUST CREATE CWM FROM YOUR BOOT.IMG !


Now first of all you need to create a scatter file.

1. Scatter creation


Scatter is the text file with adress of the blocks, necessary for the SP FlashTool program.

to create it you need to connect your phone to the pc , run mtk droid tools and click on blocks map and create scatter.

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 ROMsize

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. If you want to make a full backup , just copy the last adress block. 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). In the newer versions you won´t find that. There is no need to adjust it.




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.




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!



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!. DO NOT FLASH PRELOADER



9. Make backup, install SuperUser etc

Load phone 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! ! !

- install superuser (often mean "get root" under it)

- and other if need



http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1538053

[bE SURE TO FLASH SUPERSU ZIP IN CWM TO GET ROOT IF MTK DROID TOOLS DOESNT WORK !!!!!

Never needlessly Download preloader and DSP_BL blocks! It is always dangerous!

And now ENJOY ROOT & CWM !!!
 
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KryptiK

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Hi all. I recently got my Goophone S5 with MTK6592 and Android 4.4. I would like to root my phone so I can fix that GPS Problem. I followed all the steps posted by ITXtutor (the genius) and all went well until I clicked the root button I get the error: file adbd not install. Plz help me. I attached a sceenshot
 

itxtutor

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hi, please try to install


https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.chainfire.adbd


and busybox from google play.


and also enter CWM and flash this zip :


http://download.chainfire.eu/450/SuperSU/UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.00.zip
 

mrsim

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hey zacktherunner,


just download the latest superSU you will get a promt for the binaries when you open it just select normal and you should be ok


you are using superuser which is a bit outdated
 
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scrivz69

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It says the phone is not rooted, look at the yellow box in the bottom left hand corner, click on the root button and it should turn green and then try again.