General :: Rooting Chinese Star I9100 2.3.6 (MTK6573)
May 15, 2012
I'd want root access is to install Titanium Backup or a firewall to freeze/block access to a certain Chinese Android Market app. The app in question sends out a notification to feature new Chinese apps everytime the phone is given internet access and there are no options to disable it within the app itself. And since it came with the phone, it cannot be uninstalled, and of course, it restarts immediately if stopped.
One-clicks do not work-- they all result in directory/permission errors. For example, superoneclick will hang on step 7 and doomlord's method would reboot the phone without making any changes.
It would seem my only resort would be to use a different ROM, but there are no ROMs for this phone. Of course there are methods using similar MTK 6573 phones which are usually just clones in different casings, but I've read that using non-specific ROMs will result in a brick as there are slight differences.So how should I go about rooting this phone? What are the risks of using a non-specific ROM?
It has come an Star A3 to my hands, with Android 4.0 and among all great things of IceCream, few Chinese apps I want to get rid of
the phone is rooted. I have flash the recovery 592zn.com_recovery_Star_A3_MT6573.img with Mobileuncle tools (included in the mobile originally) and done a Boot/System/Data/Cache Nandroid backup
Apps I want to eliminate :
Baidu input (and add the standard input keyboard) own Chinese launcher (I have already install LauncherPro, but I would love to get rid of the Chinese one completely) UC xxxxx (some Chinese browser) Root Explorer (Chinese version, to be able to install the English one) ICS 4.0 (also Chinese version) a Chinese flash-light a Chinese dark/light switch screen a Chinese version of the configuration menu
so, basically to keep a clean Android. how to do that ?
I have installed:
to be able to mount the nandroid img files in windows7-x64 but I can't see anything, it ask me to format the unit (?) similar with Daemon Tools .
Hav been surfing and trying possible rooting means for my clone iphone 4s with Android os but to no avail. tried d Goophone y5 rooting script but still not rooted.... any xda developer with a working rooting script for the phone.
I have this gadgetsfactory.com/c7500-smart-phone-android-2-3-os-3g-gps-wifi-4-3-inch-multi-touch-screen.html MTK6573 android phone (by GAGA as printed on the box) which i might add is half-bricked at this moment .
I have no backup of the ROM and the simple factory reset was useless from the beginning of its short life.
Baseband version MAUI.11AMD.W11.37.SPV6 , 2011/10/29 Kernel version 18.104.22.168 Build Number 11HX8.Y8.120316.AD2_3_5_V3.QHDC_CN.COM_MCP_HTClogo
I bought a Chinese made Galaxy Note A9220, and have been using for 2 weeks, I like the big screen, battery life is reasonable, but the ROM storage is at the low side, I am not able to install many favorite apps/games in it, instruction to Root this device so I can remove some of the unwanted apps/games stored in the system. I have searched through many Chinese websites and tried many Root apps, so far no luck.
Basically the phone comes with specs as below:
- Phone Model : A9220 - Model number : e1108_v73_jbl1 - Android version : 4.0 - Baseband version : MAUI.11AMD.W11.37.SP.V17.F1, 2012/03/20 18:09 - Kernel version : 22.214.171.124 Tue Apr 10 15:29:22 CST 2012 - Build number : ALPS.GB.FDD2.MP.V4.5 - Custom Built Version : 1334042976 - CPU MTK 6573 512 rom 512 ram
I had an encrypted I9100 on Cyanogenmod 9. After a factory reset I installed Cyanogemod 10.1. Everything runs smoothly, but about 12gb of my internal sd space was misplaced during the installation and is now missing. Only 2 gb is currently available. /sdcard cannot be mounted, something about /sdcard/android_secure
I ran some commands in adb, and the space is still there, but it needs to be replaced / repartitioned somehow.
df -h Filesystem Size Used Available Use% Mounted on tmpfs 395.6M 48.0K 395.6M 0% /dev /dev/block/mmcblk0p7 98.4M 87.0M 11.4M 88% /cache ~ # mount /data
I'm looking for some custom Jelly Bean 4.3 Roms based on official Samsung Rom for my i9100, so it would have Touchwiz also.Currently i keep switching between CM10.2 (4.3.1) and Wanamlite 14.7 (4.1.2).
I like Wanamlite just because it uses the Samsung Touchwiz interface i like so much. Other than that, any other stock Rom, rooted and debloated would do just about the same.What i like about CM10.2 and cyanogenmod in general is the speed and stability the Rom feels like. Also, the latest 4.3 Roms gave me infinitely great battery lives compared to any other JB Rom i tried since. And judging from other posts and reviews on the internet, Google worked their magic on 4.3 for small batteries run through the day (almost double the life of 4.1.2 or even worst 4.2.x). So it seems the perfect combo for me would be a 4.3 custom with TW.
I have a Galaxy SII running Samsung 4.1.2 ROM rooted and deodexed, but the /system folder only has a limited amount of space even though I have 16GB internal memory, is there a way to sacrifice some usable memory to get more /system memory so I can add some stuff to /sysem/app etc?
I'm on gs2 I9100 cyanogenmod 9 and can't find a solution to encrypt internal databases like sms, call logs, contacts... ( so in /data).
No problems with documents in container created by luksmanager. But i wonder is it possible to make a sort of preboot script who mount after correct passphrase a luks container who is symlinked in /data ? Because android ics built in encryption installation stop at beginning.
Is there now new method or app to encrypt full or partial phone? Maybe new encryption function or improvement in JB? Pattern/face unlock fixed?
I'm a Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 user and I wanted to know how to run touchwiz in tablet mode. Do i have to decompile SecLauncher2.apk and edit the code so that it becomes accurate when using with landscape mode or is there an xposed module. Or do i edit build.prop file? I don't want to install other launchers or get ParanoidAndroid.
When I got my phone at the end of last year I rooted it using a Chain-Fire kernel - v 4.2, I think. After flashing, it worked perfectly, since when I have flashed the old bootloader to get my USB Jig working to remove the yellow triangle and flashed a patch again to allow the USB Jig to reset the binary counter.
I have very much wanted to install and get the new Sky Go application working.
What I had to do was flash the Stock kernel for my Stock Rom - I have never messed with my Rom - it is Gingerbread 2.3.4 in a CPW phone here in the UK.
Doing the flash and installing Voodoo OTA (to temporarily hide my root) has been enormously successful
Now then to my query....
The original Chain-Fire mod v 4.2 installed CWM.
After of course cancelling the "hide root" function to show my phone as rooted once more, I went to do a backup, using CWM but it refuses to work. It says my kernel needs v 5.0. Obviously the Stock Rom I flashed to get Sky Go working has thrown CWM some what.
I have downloaded Rom Manager from the Market but this seems not to work either - it starts to work (reboots) but then halts with the following messages: -
E : failed to verify whole-file signature
E : signature verification failed Installation aborted
What I would like is some way of installing a backup previously made before flashing the Stock kernal and also to make a fresh backup now.
For the last 5 days I am experiencing extreme battery drainage(Android OS nearly 100% Battery Usage ). Back when it began I did not install anything suspicious or battery consuming software. I never go full screen brightness, and all unnecessary apps are either deleted or disabled. I have tried Factory Resetting, Wiping all possible caches, systems, internal/external SD cards. I even tried manually deleting all folders from my PC. I have tried installing custom kernels, roots and even stock ROM. Right now I'm with stock ROM with CF root.
Phone state: Model number- GT-i9100; Android 4.0.3; Baseband v. i9100XXLPS, Kernel v. 3.0.15-i9100XXLPQ-CL223505 se,infra@SEP-94 #3; Built number IML74K.XWLP7. And here is what I get from the battery report :
I have tried full discharge and charge to 100% and calibration. Even cleared the battery stats It just doesn't work. I am using Nova Launcher. Even after going back to TwLauncher I am still getting 98% Android OS usage. I don't use Data Mode and Wi-Fi isn't always on. When charged and calibrated at 100% at 21:00pm, in the morning at 9:00am phone battery is completely empty and shut down.
I'd like to use the stock ROM, with a nice battery stable kernel & still with Nova Launcher. NOTE: This is still happening with a NEW battery.
I am a galaxy s2 gt-i9100 user and i use touchwiz launcher in landscape mode. I have edited my launcher to look like a tablet for my s2 but i wanted to know how to hide the dock from the launcher or move the app drawer icon on top right or bottom right. Is there a way to do this? Also i dont want to install a different rom or launcher.
Recently, my phone is leaking power in a crazy speed. (i9100 4.0.3). Before sleep, I turned off bluetooth, wifi, 3G, gps, all motion sensors. Switched it to flight mode. After about 7-hour sleep, 10% battery was lost. This happened for the last few month.
I installed DX BatteryBooster, from its monitor I learnt that almost all the power went to Android System, if click at it, it says included packages:
Remote Device Management Service. Software update Video Maker
im a galaxy s2 gt-i9100 user and how do i make my status bar thinner as it is taking up a bit of space?? Do i decompile systemui.apk or seclauncher2.apk? And what line is it to edit? I do not want to change my lcd density as touchwiz becomes weird and i do not want to install a 3rd party launcher.
How to root galaxy s2 i9100 official jelly bean without using odin or computer. I mean direct installation of cwm and superuser through custom recovery. i want soft root only for using titanium backup and other root apps not for installing custom roms. just a soft root without changing the kernel.
i have a galaxy s2 gt-i9100 and i wanted to know how to hide Apps and Widgets tab in the app drawer and also make the app drawer fully transparent like the galaxy s5? I decompiled seclauncher2 but i dont know what file to edit