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[SOLUTION]Killing the A75 Bricker Devil

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by varun.chitre15, May 3, 2012.

  1. varun.chitre15

    varun.chitre15 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I almost took over full round of A75 forum and reviewed the bricking cases
    So after the elongated thinking I have finally investigated the culprit of bricking

    So the actual bricker devil is UB-2 and Gionee ROMs(no criticism :))
    Many of the A75 users were using Ub-2 and some were on gionee ROM after which they attempted to flash recovery and they bricked the phone

    Why they bricked and how it all happened?
    Well, Gionee ROM's kernel is overclocked and it is different than that of Stock kernel by micromax
    As I have used mmx kernel in the recovery and the kernel mismatch occured and BOOMzzz... they bricked it

    What should we users having bricked A75s should do?
    Now straight forward visit the service center and get it repaired/replaced

    Is it like Gionee people have to move to MMX ROM to get recovery?

    No it isn't. I am going to release a recovery with gionee kernel which Gionee people can use

    Is it safe to flash Gionee ROM using the current recovery which is based on MMX kernel?
    No it is not safe!!! never attempt this if you want your device alive

    Now I think it is safe to reopen all my projects and continue the development
    Guys please follow the instructions which I always give while releasing any stuff
    I already mentioned to flash recovery with UB-1

    In the above sentences I used Gionee ROM is unsafe with current recovery but I don't know how Gionee ROM came
    Can anyone tell me whether it contained only system.img or system.img & boot.img

    Surely this recovery is dangerous for UB-2 users but not sure about Gionee ROM

  2. ninadchaudhari

    ninadchaudhari What's up !

    Simple stuff :

    Like the UB-2 project already says Do not use it ! as it still contains a few bugs
    still i wonder why ppl tried with Ub-2 with the recovery !!!!

    Conclusion :
    Leave Ub-2 alone :p
    or use the recovery installer ! may be that helps ;)

    Really sorry as i cannot keep my promise :)
    But really helpless !
    coming here for a few minutes and giving hours for the code is different :)
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  3. kumar abhishek

    kumar abhishek Android Enthusiast

    Ok I was a UB-1 user :p. I bricked my A75 :(. It contrdicts with wt u said!!!
    But I think main problem is due to overclock app I had overclocked my A75 may be due to this there was change in kernel. So I think we should ask those who have overclocked through app and got bricked or may be due to both app and UB-2 there is change in kernel and it leads to brick!! :) hope I am not wrong :)
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  4. varun.chitre15

    varun.chitre15 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Lol....do you mean you overclocked on stock mmx kernel?
    Remember, u might have flashed new boot.img of Gionee ROM or UB-2 or any other
    I wonder how you can overclock by using just a app lol....
    Anyways it is surely caused due to altering in the kernel
    rameshprathap likes this.
  5. ninadchaudhari

    ninadchaudhari What's up !

    the mtk app :)
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  6. Amarghy

    Amarghy Android Enthusiast

    Yup yup. Even i used the mtk app (developed by xda) to underclock + undervoltage my cpu. Result was almost quadrupling of battery backup :p btw i dont think that the app was to blame....as it was a boot app + flashing deletes it + unless u have reached the launcher stage, the app wont initiate. I think the recovery needs some fine tuning :)
    p.s- correct me if i am wrong, guys
    rameshprathap likes this.

    ANOOPPA Member

    Overclocking for MTK chips works in different manner. It is overclocked by changing PLL value's through engineering mode ( APP is just a GUI to do this ). So I dont think kernel difference will cause this kind of issue. This is clearly a scenario where initial FW ( loaders ) are not working.

    There is a possibility I can think off.

    There are couple of scatter.txt flying across the forum. Change in NAND flash partition is a bit tricky . Block , sector size's need to be defined after considering specific flash chip data sheet . OR else there is a possibility that it may corrupt entire flash chip . This may cause our Pre-loader ( and / or ) boot.img to get corrupted. ( I believe preloader resides in NAND ) .There is a high possibility that device will not even respond if boot.img is corrupted ( fw for USB detection will be in boot.img )

    One think we can do is , compare scatter.txt files of bricked folks.

    Other thing I could recommend is , If anybody try to flash recovery , should also flash boot.img along with.

    rameshprathap likes this.
  8. EverWin

    EverWin Newbie

    Hi guys,
    i was using UB-A75-1 by ninadchaudhari (Excellet Work), i did factory reset a day before flashing cracked Recovery image. It worked without any problem.

    I don't think their is any connection btw System image & recovery image during Flashing images, b'cos in past i did flash wrong version of boot.img & Recovery.img. Phone always hangs during boot then i switch back to original.

    People who bricked their phone must have selected incorrect Micromax A75 Android scatter file before Flashing. I always create new directory for every new Flash, also make shur battery is charged USB is properly plugged-in no loose contacts and correct drivers are installed.
  9. saivignesh

    saivignesh Android Expert

    @varun this what I am tellinga for last 2 days
    flashing that recovery.img with all gionee files sends my phone to heaven

    anyway flashing just system.img from gionee rom doesn't create any problem for me
    @varun for your info gionee rom contains many files boot recovery and 5 more files
    but as I said using system.img of gionee rom doesnt creates problem

    boot.img of gionee rom causes problem coz I always used modded boot.img provided by you coupled with system.img of gionee
    doesn't create any problem at all
  10. varun.chitre15

    varun.chitre15 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Here is the unbricking guide for A75 by pkotenetwork
    I have stickied it
    Unbricking guide
  11. shreymehrotra

    shreymehrotra Newbie

    Nice work Varun and thanks for spending time :):)
    What my case was that i was usin UB1 but was not able to factory reset so i again flashed it with UB1 only(am damn sure about it coz i didn't downloaded anything and used the UB1 files that i already had)... After that i flashed CWM and went to recovery mode and after final restart it was bricked... Anyways this was my scenario :):)

    BTW good work and keep it up :thumbup:
  12. kumar abhishek

    kumar abhishek Android Enthusiast

    Did u use overclock app in UB-1?
  13. gta

    gta Android Enthusiast

    set-cpu doesn't work on mtk chips :p i wonder why !
    guess they have overclocking enabled on kernel already !

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The Micromax A75 release date was December 2011. Features and Specs include a 3.75" inch screen, 3MP camera, MT6573 processor, and 1300mAh battery.

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