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Discussion in 'Android Rooting' started by 1337xhoax, Jun 2, 2020.

  1. 1337xhoax

    1337xhoax Newbie
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    Hi guys
    I want to ask something
    I just backup my stock ROM using GSM Aladdin (using the read flash feature also i ticked save as scatter) and it completed successfully so i went to the folder where it was saved (something like MT6580xxx) and i saw .bin files like boot , system , preloader etc
    So my point is they are all .bin files (excluding the scatter.txt)
    And i want to flash that to my phone using sp flash to so do i need to make the .bin files to .img files or can i use directly? ?

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  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Good luck as this looks to be a shady Chinese software with erroneous results....
    And you want to install the rom that's already on your device? What's the point?
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  3. 1337xhoax

    1337xhoax Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I want to install it when my device get bricked or something bad else happens
  4. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Unless you have rooted your phone you cannot damage the ROM. And if you have rooted and installed a custom recovery you can just do a ROM backup using that - which I'd certainly trust more than some app that nobody has heard of.

    In the worst case you can find stock software for many phones and tools to flash that yourself (though I know nothing about your particular device).
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  5. MrJavi

    MrJavi Android Expert

  6. 1337xhoax

    1337xhoax Newbie
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    Tnx @Hadron
    But my problem was i am planing to
    1 unlock my bootloader then...
    2 flash TWRP with sp flash tool
    3 use TWRP to install Supersu
    And i think all these steps are very dangerous so if i fail in any step so i want to make sure i will be ok
  7. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    The first step shouldn't be dangerous, certainly not if it has an officially unlockable bootloader.

    The main danger with flashing TWRP is flashing the wrong TWRP. So make sure it's for your device and not some other model, and check you have a good download (any decent source should provide a checksum, such as an md5). This is the riskiest of the three though.

    If you flash TWRP OK then you can use it to back up your ROM before flashing SuperSU. Then if anything goes wrong with that step you can just restore the backup using TWRP. It's a step people often miss, but I would always recommend taking a backup with TWRP before using it to flash anything, including using it to root the ROM.

    Personally I always make sure I know where to find official stock firmware before attempting to root a phone, rather than try to find a way of backing up without root (partly because for the devices I've rooted there is no way of backing up a stock phone anyway). So my main concern is backing up my stuff, since unlocking most phones will also factory reset them.
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  8. 1337xhoax

    1337xhoax Newbie
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    Oh i really didn't think about that (backup before flashing SuperSU) thank you i will do that :)

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