I just got a new china phone (MTK 6577, Android 4, model: V05) and I have some questions about basic android configuration. The layout is IOS6.0 (they seem to call it Android IOS6.0)<. However, the shell is english but some of the basic functions are in chinese. For example the alarm and clock settings are in chinese. Also all internet connection based basic apps are pointed to chinese addresses. The product page says it is based on Android 4.0.9.
First of all I would love to have a more classic Android shell and all english.
I would like to remove all "chinese apple ripoff apps" (like a fake appstore and iTunes).
Change the default web page.
Install Google Play (I got it running but it does not like my phone).
Also, the phone presents it self as an iPhone5 running IOS6 and I guess it makes internet a bit more safe but also a bit boring.
I am trying to get root access and the few standard methods I have tried is not working (scripts, apps, etc).
Anyone with experience on these phones? Any tips where to start looking or maybe solutions? Also I cant find any english forum / forum sections dedicatet to chinese phones with Android. I hope I can get this working, the phone is awesome and I just love the fact that it´s not an iPhone
Thanks! I have read that thread before, good info.
The thing is I just love this phone, it is a perfect 1:1 clone and there is nothing more attractive to me than cheap crappy underdog electronics (loved the movie real steel ).
I hope someone has some root access tip.
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Rooting is very device specific in most situations. Chances are we will never see another device like yours on the boards, and given that its going to be near impossible to figure out the hardware and what software is actually running on the device, you may never find a way to root it.
I wish you all the best, but that's unfortunately all I can help you with.
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After doing some research I think this phone is called Hphone V05. I got Google Play running and installed AnTuTu and it says:
Android version: IOS-6.0
Linux ver: 22.214.171.124
gcc ver: 4.4.5
ARMv7 (VFPv3, NEON)
This is not Android 4.0.9 is it? It should have had a newer kernel right?
Lol I got this hand written instruction in the box that said "do not factory reset, if you do the phone will not work"
Case (almost) solved.
First - I got this device from androidforcheap.com, buying one GooApple i5 and the phone I described (called V05). I recieved 2 identical Iphone 5 clones (both same configuration). They claimed both phones had the Android 4.0.9 and MTK6577. The system kernel is 126.96.36.199 and identifies as GRK39F (Gingerbread). In the build.prop file the mediatek.platform is =MT6575 (but AnTuTu says MTK6577).
Anyway the two phones should have a few differences but there are none (apart from the extra $10 for the GooApple), so now I dont know if this is two GooApple i5 och two V05, or some older Iphone 5 clone.
However I got all apps I need running and fixed the launcher and language issues I had without root access and I love this phone!
I used the Evozi apk downloader and transfered all apps from my pc, Google Play Store worked but I was not all as reliable. APK Downloader [Latest] v1.4.0
Last edited by roxxioo; January 7th, 2013 at 02:25 PM.
Glad to see you are solving some of the issues you are having on your own. As like I wrote about in that thread that was posted first we cannot really help you as sometimes going to the far reaches of the internet doesn't prove to have positive results
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