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  1. ruhul55

    ruhul55 Lurker
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    hi guys.....
    i have baught a tablet which name is "walpad c". i just wanted to install
    custom rom so i have tried to backup it so i used MTKDROID SOFTWARE.
    i got some info of my table .....
    Hardware : MT6582(MT8382 is Fake)
    Model : walpad C
    Android v: 4.4.2
    Baseband v: MOLY.WR8.W1315.MD.WG.MP.V34.2014/05/05 17: 45
    Kernel v : 3.4.67 (android2014@RMT-2014)(gcc version 4.7 (GCC)# 1 smp
    my question is.....
    1 ) Hardware : MT6582(MT8382 is Fake) MT8382 IS FAKE WHAT DOES IT MEANs ??
    2 ) can i installed MT6582 CUSTOM ROM IN MY DEVICE ??
    i will be highly kindful if you provide me detail answer ..THANKS

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  2. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
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    It all depends on whether a custom recovery is available for your tablet. Stock recoveries generally do not allow the installation of custom ROMs. If ClockworkMod or TWRP Recovery is available for your Walpad, then you can flash the custom recovery and install the ROM. As far as the FAKE goes, you may have a counterfeit tablet. I advise caution in flashing anything if there is a conflict... it could render your tablet unusable.
  3. ruhul55

    ruhul55 Lurker
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    Thanks for your kind reply.........

    I have successful to install Philz recovery which is based on clockwork recovery. If i flash mtk 6582 hardware of kitkat version based rom will it work for me?? Because i am confused which hardware acctually i am belonging....mt6582 or mt8382 . Mtkdroid is showing me mt8382 is fake ....can you please clerify this to me.
  4. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
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    Maybe someone else can answer your question... I am not familiar with your device enough to advise you.
  5. bcrichster

    bcrichster ROMinator

    There are hardware identifying apps you can download from the play store which will give you specifics about your device's hardware so you can locate & compile the correct drivers in development. No I don't have any links to assist being as I don't really mess with those much (if ever).
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  6. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary

    Try Device Info as it looks to be pretty comprehensive in it's output.

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  7. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    "MT8382 is Fake"...that doesn't sound right at all. I've seen spoofed or doctored device information where it's making it's out "Qualcomm Snapdragon" or something. Nobody fakes Mediatek. Genuine Mediatek is what you might find in counterfeits, like knock-off Samsungs or iPhones, as well as a plethora of cheapo devices from literally hundreds of unknown manufacturers, which sounds very much like the tablet you've got there. Mediatek are a Chinese manufacturer of low-cost SoCs, MTK, commonly used in cheapo and budget devices, as well as fakes.

    The "MOLY" string in the baseband, that's definitely a Mediatek code.

    However there is a problem with them, they don't publicly release information and/or free drivers for anything they make, all subject to draconian OEM NDAs, which means there's almost no chance of a custom recovery, like TWRP, or custom ROM for many devices that use MTK.

    "Walpad" could be...
    http://walpad.cn.b2b168.com/ (Chinese only)
    They're in Shenzhen, where most of these things come from.
    #7 mikedt, Mar 16, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2016
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  8. SavageRobot

    SavageRobot Android Expert

    If PhilZ recovery installed, as long as a Nandroid is made, and the ROM doesn't include another custom recovery, would it not be (reasonably) safe to try.

    I put that MT...Fake statement into Google because that baffles me why it is even saying that and the top link to XDA someone else has that statement, but I have no idea what they are talking about there so I still can't shine any light on that bit either http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2160490&page=118
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  9. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    No, never flash anything that's not specificially tailored for the device you're flashing it on. You could mess up partitions tables/sizes etc and most of the time, any damage is unrecoverable (even with a nandroid backup).
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  10. ruhul55

    ruhul55 Lurker
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    Thanks all for your help ....i think, i have got my answer .. It would be highly risk to flash my tablet though i have install philz custom recovery ...isn't it.?
    Please make a comment on it. Am i right??
  11. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary

    Yes, you are correct -- as @El Presidente indicated, you would need to make very sure that anything that you might flash was indeed specifically built for your device.

    In your case, it does seem as though there are questions about exactly what device you have and unless you find an active group of ROM developers that you can interact with, I would steer clear of any flashing activities.

    Root- and ROM-related activities are dangerous enough without having the extra uncertainty as it appears in your case.

  12. ruhul55

    ruhul55 Lurker
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    Thanks again man (scarry alien) ....
    For your supporting help.....have a nice day...
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