Sunday, February 10, 2013

CMW RECOVERY (ENGLISH) and ROOT for HDC NOTE 2 MAGE / MEGA

I have created the custom recovery for the HDC NOTE 2 MAGE or MEGA ( supposed to be the correct name ) from FASTCARDTECH
Download it HERE from 4shared. This file is password protected. The password is the address of my blog here

password: gt35pro-mobile-gadgets.blogspot.com

You can buy this phone here HDC Note 2 MAGE

Instructions:
Use Flash Tool to flash the recovery.img file. Load the scatter file and just click the checkbox next to recovery ONLY. Make sure nothing else is checked and proceed to flash.

To root, copy the superuser zip file into your SDCARD or internal phone memory (both works)

After you have recovery, enter recovery mode by pressing power and up volume buttons simultaneously. Use the "install from zip file" option and locate the superuser zip file in your SDCARD and flash it in.

Enjoy your rooted phone.

WARNING: This is only for HDC Galaxy Note 2 MAGE from FASTCARDTECH. Please be sure that this is the correct ROM for your phone or it will not work or brick your phone. I will not be responsible for bricked devices if anyone does not know what they are doing.

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  2. Hi Greg,
    Just got all the relevant files needed for root, but berfore i start, just need to know what files am i putting into the flash tool? and how do i put the files into the flash tool
    Is it the txt file or recovery file?? I presume it's the txt file, but need to be sure.

    Sorry, but i've never flashed like this before, i'm used to odin, or using cmw through my phone.

    Ok i think i've input the txt file by selecting file, then selecting the txt file (scatter), i can see there is only Recovery already ticked, do i leave it ticked?

    Now what do i click to flash please??
    Format? firmware->Upgrade? or Download?
    I would rather know before i go ahaed, as i don't intend bricking my new toy..=]
    Also can you maybe post a link to any custom Roms that are compatible with the mage please. If you could that would be excellent.

    TiA
    R...=]

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    1. Here We go again. This has been explained many times before.
      1) install mtk65xx Vcom driver. (Google around the web to find this)
      2) load flash tool, recovery and scatter file should be in same directory.
      3) load scatter file in flash tool and it will automatically detect the recovery.img
      4) check only recovery box and click download. Phone should not he connected to PC yet.
      5) pull out battery and put back battery and plug USB cable in. Vcom drivers will detect the phone and flashing will start.

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    2. There are no custom ROMs for this phone.

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  3. Thanks for your quick reply Greg, like i explained above, I've never used this tool before so I'm thankful that you have explained the process fully to me & anyone else that wasn't aware.

    It's a shame there are no custom Roms for this model, I wonder if any if the peeps at xda will create some for us, it would be nice to have at least a few choices to choose from.

    Well thanx for all your help & hard work, it all ways much appreciated.

    Great blog.

    R...=]

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    1. This is one of the many many galaxy note 2 clones out there ( about 20 I am guessing ) so it surely won't be as popular as an original brand like Zopo or Jiayu so there will be less buyers and probably no developer buys these clone phone.

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  4. Ah, well that is a shame. Hopefully there will be an updated firmware out soon.
    None the less, it is a great galaxy N2 clone & it will do me and others who have purchased it fine.

    TiA.
    R...=]

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  5. Hey Greg,

    I would like to backup my Rom, just wanted to know if this tool would work with the MTK6577 models??

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1683883

    It does however state that it's for MTK6573/MTK6516 users.

    Is there a tool that i can make a backup of my Rom with or can i use sp flash tool? If so How?

    TiA
    R...=]

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    1. I would not rely on that because that is for android 2.3 gingerbread users. Just use the cwm recovery and backup the nandroid to SD card.

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    2. To backup the whole ROM proper would require android programmers SDK or ADB and another software called ROM studio and typing several command lines. If you know nothing about adb then just use the cwm recovery to backup.

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  6. Ok thanks Greg, i thought i'd ask anyhow.

    Yeah i did look into the developer stuff & i grabbed the adt developer windows bundle, but it's a bit over my head to be honest, so i think i'll leave that alone for now..=]

    FCT sent me a piece of paper with my phone, which had link to the root service program, (MTK6577 One key root SuperSU version) which didn't work, it also had a program bundled with it called SnapPea, which adb was a part of.
    I used this to connect my phone, i think it's more to do with the usb drivers than anything else.

    Talking of usb drivers, i am having a big problem getting the MTK6577 USB vcom drivers to work, they just wont show up in device manager after i install them?
    I am using windows 8, I have grabbed MTK6577 usb drivers for windows 7, are they the same as the vcom usb drivers?

    Any help here would be welcome, i have searched the web & all i've come up with is the code 10 error which i don't have.

    TiA
    R...=]

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    1. The vcom drivers are for win7 and will not work on win8. There are 2 drivers that the phone uses. The vcom drivers and a driver called HTC Dream composite driver. When the phone is turned off, vcom drivers does not do anything if your phone is plugged in. It will only be active when you hit download on flash tool, REMOVE THE BATTERY AND PUT IT BACK then plug in the USB cable. The HTC dream driver is used when the phone is turned on. This driver allows you to assess USB storage and do all those ADB developer stuff. Those phones with android security flaws can be rooted this way using super one click or root restore by bin4ry.

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    2. I have actually Installed the vcom drivers, but like you say, they only activate when the download button is pressed.
      I have found a 2 ways to install the driver, 1. manually by opening device manager, then with the battery out plug in the usb lead, & wait till the screen flash's, right click on ports were the driver is located, then choose browse & install that way.

      Or download PdaNetA4013 driver and choose you phone driver from the list.
      I'll choose this method if the manual method doesn't work..

      Update.

      I tried to flash recovery, followed everything turning phone off, taking battery out then back in hitting f9/download etc..

      The red bar went to 100%, but i got an error:

      BROM ERROR: S_FT_NEED_DOWNLOAD_ALL_FAIL (4050)

      Need download all images!

      (Hint)
      DA paritial images download is ONLY allowed under following prerequisite: 1.All images have been downloaded to target before, and target could boot up: 2.The images layout map on the target is same as the load that is to be downloaded.

      I have tried the manual installation of the drivers, i will now try the downloaded file.
      I'll search for the HTC dream driver also.

      TiA.
      R...=]

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    3. I actually tried this on another phone previously and it worked: just get any mtk65xx ROM and replace recovery.img with this one and you can flash recovery only. This is to trick the flash tool to allow recovery flashing.

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    4. Well i've tried it on both win 7 & win 8 os now & i can't get them to work..=[
      The problem i'm having is that the phone turns on, then off after a few seconds!

      I have installed the drivers fine, but as soon as the phone turns off & the led light disappears, that's when i get the error.
      How can i stop this from happening??
      I want to try Bin4ry, but don't want to risk bricking.
      Will it work with this Firmware/Rom for the Mage??
      TiA

      R..=]

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    5. Bin4ry will not work because the exploits are all patched up in this version of jellybean. May have to wait for another developer to find a new exploit and create a script to root the phone.

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    6. The HTC dream driver is an ADB driver (android debug bridge). Try to install this software called 91 Assistant. http://www.4shared.com/zip/I7e9RwC8/9111assistant_for_android_1710.html

      This probably has all the drivers including the nonexistent Neo driver as well.

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    7. Ok Greg thanks for these, i will try & let you know how i get on them.
      I have downloaded the MTKDroidTool, but not really sure what i'm doing, so i will wait until emiron gets back to us with his step by step post of how he rooted.

      Out of interest, which version of flash tool was you using to flash the Mage please?
      I am using v3.1224.01 which i think is the latest?
      Regards
      Rich...=]

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  7. @Greg, thanks for your expertise, I just ordered this phone from fastcardtech also, so I anticipate having the same issue, unless it's fixed by now, ya' think?

    @Rich please let us know how it turns out; cheers!

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  8. @blogdis,
    You will not have the same issues, it's not the phone, the phone is a really good note 2 clone, & i'm very glad i purchased it.
    It's just my pc that's crap lol.

    Regards
    R...=]

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    1. @Rich, can't wait to get mine it's been a week now "Chinese New Year", :(, if I took that many days off I'd be homeless, LOL! So I guess you weren't the one having the miscalibrated touch screen issue, no?

      From what I've read One key root SuperSU only works with for Android 4.0; Did you ever get it rooted?

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    2. Here in Singapore, Chinese New Year is up to 2 weeks but only has 2 working days holiday and its back to work / school after that. In China which is a big country, many people go back to the hometowns or villages to reunite with family members so they need a longer time. It also last 2 weeks but people in China take up to 10 days off.

      On a different note, Root restore by bin4ry worked with android 4.1.1. I used it to root the Note 2 S7100 ( n7100+)

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    3. @Greg, I know that's totally understandable, lack of patience is my dilemma. :) I'll be happy if I get it by end of month. Bin4ry will probably be my first option; is touch screen mis-calibration an common issue with the mtk6577 phones? If so what's the best re-calibration app to use?

      Cheers,

      Dwayne

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    4. Dwayne, let us know how you get on with Bin4ry, i am reluctant to try it for now, you mention screens having calibration issues with these MediaTek chips, i have only noticed the screen isn't very responsive sometimes, i have had the screen go into a fit like state a few times, why that happened i'm not sure.

      But i guess that's what it expected with these cheap budget phones.
      I'm happy with mine anyhow...=]

      Rich.

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    5. @Rich,yes there was a guy that was having touch screen calibration issues on our phones,(as he called it)you can find it here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=37847919,there is a app for calibration; but of course you have to root first.

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  9. @blogdis,
    I ordered mine on the 1st & it arrived on the 8th! i was way chuffed it so quickly, if you used EMS, then it shouldn't take much longer once the holidays are over.
    And No, i wasn't the one with the screen calibration issues.

    There are so many different Root programs, it can be confusing for some people (me included) lol.
    I am at present Still trying to root it via Greg's method above, i have not yet been successful.

    But i will prevail!
    I will keep you posted...=]

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  10. @Rich, wow that was quick & just before the holidays; no I paid extra for DHL Express are you in here in the States?

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    1. No i'm in the uk, yeah i was lucky i guess, i got an eu plug though unfortunately plus all white colour leads & headset YUK! reminded me of apple products NOOOOOOO!!
      Luckily i have a spare set of Galaxy s2 charger & headset phew!
      They even threw in a free case which i wasn't expecting, so that was a bonus.

      It's a great phone, the screen is MASSIVE!! Excellent for gaming.
      You'll be very happy with it i'm sure, this is the first Chinese phone i've bought and i will defo get another one (Quad core next time round)

      R..=]

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  11. @Greg,I'm looking forward to your video review on this phone, when do you think you'll have it uploaded???

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    1. I have already recorded it. Just trying to find the time to edit and upload it. Should be up by Saturday.

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  12. Well I got my Galaxy note clone today; here's my review: http://youtu.be/yyp7YT50PcU

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  13. Lol, I think you should contact your supplier for a replacement asap.
    Very funny lol....=]

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  14. Hi Greg. I had lots of errors from SP Flash Tools- brom something. Looking through logs I saw that it was complaining that it was something missing from your scatter file, like MAUI and some more items. I managed to connect it with MTKDroidTool and read my own scatter file from the phone, replaced in your folder and voila, instant CWM.
    Rooted without problems.

    As for the other file, repartitioning the internal space, used 2.5 gb option reboot, factory reset, boot loop. Restored backup, rebooted and the space was partitioned 2.5 gb with 80 mb internal.

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    1. That is very strange because when I used flash tool, everything worked flawlessly. Might be due to different flash tool version? Anyway, you found your workaround so that's great. As for internal space, that is the reason why I emphasized Backing up the ROM.

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    2. @emiron, can you please post your step by step procedure for us; in the event we run into the same thing?

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    3. I used a combination of windows XP and windows 8. For win 8 there are no drivers as such so I have installed a chinese program named shuame, google it and upon installing, it installed the correct driver for win8. I can connect in win8 with MTKDroidTool because it requires the phone to be on. However, SPFlashTool does not connect because it requires the phone to be off and there is no driver yet for Vcom in win8. I used Win XP to connect to SPFlashTool.

      Gave me errors about BROM missing something. So I connected in win8 with MTKDroidTool and made my own scatter file . Replaced in Greg's folder, rebooted in win XP and with the phone off I flashed recovery.

      Curious enough, in Win XP, with all the right drivers installed, MTKDroidTool does not connect with phone.

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  15. Hi Greg

    Thank you very much for assisting me in rooting my Mage. I rooted it due to there being screen calibration issues. This seems to be a common problem among Mage users. I downloaded and app on xda developers website for re-calibration. It worked the first time but When I switch phone off and on again it reverts to the same issues again. I tried re-calibrating again and installing and uninstalling the app and re-calibration is not working. Are there any other fixes/programmes I can use to re-calibrate the screen. Thank You

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    1. There is a factory installed calibration and diagnostic function built in. I will get my friend to translate it and post here after that.

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  16. Hi Greg. Any luck with figuring out how to calibrate the screen with the diagnostic function built in as my touch inputs are not accurate to the screen. Thank You

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  17. This so complicated. I have rooted my brand phones before but this Mage or Mega is impossible to root and these files are impossible to download here from 4shared. We are not all mobile experts so your explanation how to root this phone is very complicated and specialy your file download method. It is impossible to download files. I dont understand this at all.

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  18. @Mirsad Dedic
    Have you entered the password at the top of this thread?
    Also you'll need to register a free account with 4shared to grab these files.
    Hope this helps.
    R..=]

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  19. Hi emiron,
    Could you provide me the scatter file that works . I found the error like Rich Rad about BROM ERROR: S_FT_NEED_DOWNLOAD_ALL_FAIL (4050) .
    I need your scatter file to use .
    Thanks

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    1. Hi I've created my own scatter file already and it works . You can get the file from this mtkdroidtool .

      Thanks ... sorry for my impatience ;)

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    2. Hi Kang,

      Can you post the procedure on how to make your own scatter file using mtkdroidtool please.

      I am so desperate to root this phone & also want to try to get the calibration issue sorted after.
      Did you have you use win xp like emiron or can you use just win 7 or 8??
      TiA.
      R..=]

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  20. I have the MTK6577 and I have tried various ways listed above and the piece of paper included from FCT and it still does nothing...I have to say im rather confused on why its not working

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  21. Hi can any body help problem ERROR: S_FT_NEED_DOWNLOAD_ALL_FAIL (4050) could you supply working scatter file or post step instructions on how to make a working file please!

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    1. I have the exact same problem! Did you manage to root now, or what did you try?

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  22. Greg,

    Can you tell me how to take a screen capture for this phone please??
    TiA

    Rich..=]

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    1. Power and volume down button at the same time.

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  23. Hello. I was wondering if you could help me out. I've looked everywhere, and haven't been able to find anything about it. I am unable to connect to Netflix on my HDC Galaxy Note 2 Mage. The app opens, and it works fine, but when I try to watch a movie, it just loads, and loads, and loads. If I try to watch something I was watching on another device, the player starts, but the movie never starts. It just stays on a black screen. Am I doing something wrong here? What can I do to use Netflix on this?

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  24. Hi Greg,

    I hope you can help me. For days now I'm trying to become root on my HDC Note 2 Mage. I install the MTk65xx Vcom driver, start the flashtool, load the scatterfile you provided, press download. Remove the battery from the phone, place it back in and connect the phone with my pc. The red progress bar goes to 100% then I get the error S_FT_NEED_DOWNLOAD_ALL_FAIL (4050).
    I get this on Windows 7 x64, Windows 7 x32 and XP SP3 (x32). Tried many, many times now..

    I preinstalled the drivers with the hardware wizard, and also with computer management opened when connecting the phone with and without battery. I don't have an exclamation mark when I have the phone connected.

    I also managed to make a backup from my phone using the 'read back' option in Smart Phone Flash Tool.

    What else can I try?

    I really need root, because I need to run touch screen calibration tools.

    Thank you so much!!

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  25. Hi Greg


    I am not OK your Flash Tool... The red progress bar goes to 100% then I get the error S_FT_NEED_DOWNLOAD_ALL_FAIL (4050).

    How can I try this?Is there another technique to install your recovery.img to phone.....

    Now I really need root access....Please answers our questions..
    Thanks a lot

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    1. you should read all the posts above. The answer is here

      'Greg Tay February 14, 2013 at 6:20 PM

      I actually tried this on another phone previously and it worked: just get any mtk65xx ROM and replace recovery.img with this one and you can flash recovery only. This is to trick the flash tool to allow recovery flashing.

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  26. Hi i need help to root this, been trying for a month,yes ihave tried
    suggestion post(march27)always returns to ERROR: S_FT_NEED_DOWNLOAD_ALL_FAIL (4050) i need a working scatter file/rom or instructions on how to make one from phone please
    somebody before this drives me mad!!!

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  27. ok finally managed to do it ,this is what i did
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    [UTIL][WIN][MT65xx] MTK Droid Root & Tools | MediaTek Android Smartphone down load MTK Droid Root & Tools v2.4.3run tool plug in phone with usb debugging, left hand window should populate with phone details
    2 button blocks map
    3 press create scatter file
    4 put new scatter file into any 65xx rom and remove existing scatter file,load into flash tool uncheck boxs except recovery go

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    1. Didn't get that last part; where are the 65xx roms? And what's the name of the existing scatter file?

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  28. ok down load MTK Droid Root & Tools v2.4.3run tool, plug in phone with usb debugging, left hand window should populate with phone details.next press button {blocks map}Then press button {create scatter file]
    this creates your own scatter file,just google for any 65xx rom i personnaly used a file for a zopo phone put new scatter file into
    rom and remove existing scatter file,load rom into flash tool uncheck boxs except recovery thats it, flash as in previous posts

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  29. Hi Greg,

    We are waiting for your video tutorial....
    please upload in any hosting

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  31. May I asked why do we need to go thru this rooting flashing thing?

    By flashing with another ROM, won't we lose all the dual sim functionality built into the default factory rom?

    What will happen to the nifty interface function to let us choose the sim to call/send? Or the nice color tagging of different sim calls/messages log? Different sim ringtones, etc...?

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  32. hello,
      could help me, I'm following the tips to the root, but when I go into recovery mode the language is in Japanese or Chinese, so I do not know which option to choose, it would be possible to create a walkthrough this part please

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  33. hello All,

    I have an HDC Galaxy Gt-7100 dual Sim and the battery is draining very fast from full charge to less then 20 % in 12 hrs.

    I've rooted the mobile and was using the MTK Droid Root to manage the battey usage and the processes but to no success. is there somthing to do to fix this nasty problem?

    thank you

    mario

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    1. Some phones have this problem because the battery is actually smaller than the rated power. You can kill all background apps and turn GPS off. Also make sure that WiFi is not set to constantly looking for WiFi signals. Turn off auto app updates from play store. Charge your spare battery and use it.

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  34. Hi Greg,
    I am still try my Note2 Mage but i can't.
    I cannot solve ERROR(4050)...
    In Computer,Device Manager does not detect MTK Preloaderxxx
    So please explain me how to install MTK Correct driver ...
    I used window 8 enterprise....32 bit OS...
    I haved many MTK Driver ....I try with all the drivers...
    but computer doesn't know the driver....
    I want to get the Mage ROM if u have backup Mage rom,...
    Please upload in 4shared,......
    Can I try to install CWM to MTK Phones without SP Flash Tool(http://www.labandroid.com/china/2013/02/flash-cwm-recovery-to-mtk-phones-without-sp-flash-tool/)
    But it need root access ....
    I really need root access....
    Now, i fixed how to carlibrate .....now i fixed this problem(the screen goes off during a call)
    Later I will be upload how to carlibrate....
    Please reply our requests....
    waiting for....

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    1. I had a look at the zip file. Please do not use it. Every CWM recovery is different from each phone and needs to be customized for your specific model. That recovery is for the noir phones and will not work other phones. The safest is to use the standard flash tool.

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  35. Windows 8 is not compatible with the driver. Only win xp/win 7 both 32 and 64 bit are supported. You can use the flash tool to backup the ROM but I have not tried backing up full ROMs to my PC. You can get more info by searching XDA forum. Watch my video on YouTube on the Neo N02 to get an idea how it works.

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  36. Please upload how to root HDC Note 2 Mage as your tutorial Neo N02.....
    we are waiting for.....

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    1. Sorry but I already sold the phone some time back.

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  37. Finally I can root the HDC Note 2 Mage with V Root..(http://itstudentslh.blogspot.com/2013/06/online-v-root-latest-version.html)
    But I want the Factory ROM and CWM how to back up and install CWM
    I have now facing SP Flash tool error : 4050...
    How to use MTK Droid Tool....

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  38. This is ridiculous. Wish I just had enough money to get an actual Note instead of wasting my time with this sh_t. I'm hoping the Moto X has an SD slot and I'll just get one.

    I just want the storage to be 2.5 GB and it feels like I'm reading enough material to build a f'n rocket ship and just can't get a CWM installed without understanding 38 different terms and procedures.

    - Angry Typer

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