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Coolpad F1 8297w

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It now appears that some people have reported success using  Vroot V1.7.7 on  coolpad F1 official ROM's, right up to v29, if a Chinese flash screen  comes up on the phone screen, click the bottom left hand button which we believe is ok.
 

Started this topic as this phone could be the new V5. here are my first questions...

Has anybody managed to find a way to re-introduce the usb mass storage to this phone instead of mtb, have tried several methods found on the web with no luck, including rebooting with usb connected and changing build properties.

Is there a version of CWM that may work, as I did a factory reset and recovery was all in Chinese ....nightmare .

Is there a web page that has the official original ROM available , just in case..


All information re software-custom-roms etc has now been combined by dadok in his excellent thread below
 

http://www.modaco.com/topic/372543-coolpad-f1-8297w-info-software-custom-roms/#entry2212206
 

At dakok's request moving some of his posts to the first page for quick info.
 


In the meantime take a look at MIUI development for Coolpad F1.
If I got that right, it seems that someone made a patch for WCDMA version so you can flash TD-SCDMA rom and that patch it to WCDMA...
http://www.miui.com/thread-1649600-1-1.html

Here's resourceful ydss website, too
http://bbs.ydss.cn/forum.php?mod=forumdisplay&fid=612&filter=typeid&typeid=2295

Spanish forum resource
http://www.forocoches.com/foro/showthread.php?p=160513774#post160513774

Spanish forum resource
http://www.movilesdualsim.com/forums/coolpad-f1-8297w-mtk6592.421/

Russian forum resource:
http://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=535435

USB driver and firmware
http://drivers.mydrivers.com/search-29-2107/h61331-0-0-1-0-1.htm

Unbrick guide & tools
http://pan.baidu.com/share/link?shareid=3727302810&uk=1295327927 (eb3q)

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pUxaT4XYbxu6f980_jrlIPZQYd72L_HvDxzMHySt9yk/edit?usp=sharing
http://www.movilesdualsim.com/threads/coolpad-f1-8297w-mtk6592-2gb-ram-8gb-rom.63413/page-15#post-643297

ET firmware:
http://pan.baidu.com/share/home?uk=3225097610&view=share#category/type=0 (ET)

Coolpad F1 WCDMA original rom & Tools:
http://pan.baidu.com/share/link?shareid=3056014989&uk=2601023930 (vwdp)
http://pan.baidu.com/s/1jG7L7Ky


Could you move this links to the first or second post, please? :)


There is a selection of 14 roms for our phone at Mobile Uncle website.

There is also a MIUI patch that converts TDSCDMA MIUI rom for F1 to a WCDMA one :)
I wonder if it works for non-MIUI roms :)



This is the way to install Google Services (Google Play, etc) without root

Take your own responsibility to flash this!

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1 Move the zip package into the root directory of phone memory /storage/emulated/0, note the name do not change;

3 Enter the System Setup - on the phone, click on eight consecutive "version number", enter developer mode, ie press the return key to exit on the phone to see the "Developer Options";

4 Click into the developer options down to the final surface to find "GMS package pre-installed" option, click, the system prompts "Restart phone GMS package will install", click OK to install;

5 After the installation is complete, it will automatically boot, boot into the application to view the completed package to the GMS application installed;

Google services patch:

http://pan.baidu.com/s/1gddznEF

This is google translation and my english is far from perfect so I leave this short guide without major corrections. I think it is clear enough, anyway :)
(P.S. if someone wants to make this absolutely clear - be my guest)


Source:
http://bbs.7to.cn/thread-9378-1-1.html (several other sites have this, too)

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Looking at that Coolpad forum, there appear to be a heck of a lot of ROMs available there.

 

The question, of course, is how many of them will work with the WCDMA Coolpad and will they need to be modified at all?

 

Have you had the opportunity yet to see if Airdroid works with your F1? It's a free download and very straightforward to try out.

 

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I note that one of the Needrom ROMs states support for Unicom WCDMA only. That ought to work with the 8297w.

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No have not tried airdriod yet will try it soon, MTP is a pain, cannot transfer any zip files to sd card.

cannot find an English CWM, getting quite good at guessing Chinese though, wondered if tillaz TWRP would work on the coolpad quote =

Here is TWRP image i built for the v5 (full touch recovery) http://www.solidfile...m/d/23b64d68cb/

you would just replace it with the one in the flash tool.

update

Just tried airdriod and it worked, it put zip file on internal storage so cut and pasted to sd card, not as good as usb method but at least it worked

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I'm sorely tempted to order one of these devices, especially if some of the prices around (notably Eternal Team on Aliexpress) are accurate. Looks as though it is popular enough that there should be plenty of development around for it. My current phone the FAEA F1 was abandoned by FAEA without even an upgrade from a buggy version of 4.1.2.

 

The main thing that is stopping me at the moment is that I always swore I'd never have such a big phone! I thought the HTC One and SGS4 were much too big when they came out, yet the Coolpad is larger than these two devices!

 

The Japanese certainly have the right idea when it comes to more compact phones. Just look at the specs of this Sharp phone:

 

http://www.gsmarena.com/sharp_aquos_xx_304sh_with_a_52_fhd_display_hits_japan-news-8362.php

 

Obviously, this would cost a heck of a lot more than a cheapo Chinese phone, but just look at the specs!

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Well it finally arrived today.

Gotta say i'm impressed with it.

Still waiting for my 02 micro sim to swap over but giffgaff is fine so far.

Now if i could only figure out how to transfer the contacts over properly. 

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Now if i could only figure out how to transfer the contacts over properly. 

 

Just synch over to Google and back!?

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Could be, I see a CWM in English has been posted since I last looked, have downloaded it but not sure if it makes any difference whether it is for the Chinese or WCDMA version of the phone..my phone arrived rooted..

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CWM ought to work the same for both the TD-SCDMA and the WCDMA versions of the phone, I'd have thought?

The radio of the phone is kept in a separate partition which CWM shouldn't really be accessing. Nandroid backups don't touch the radio partition, as far as I'm aware:

http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all-things-root/278898-android-partitions-kernels-explained.html

Sorely tempted to order one of these, despite the size!

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Anything useful here?

 

Rooting: http://androidxda.com/root-coolpad-f1-8297

knew I would screw something, sd card played up so had to reformat it, now I have lost Root and the one above does not work...... omg.

update:- gone back to my V5 until I can get root back on this thing, do not know why framaroot will not work.

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Come on, root shouldn't be a problem for an old modaco member :p

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On my second attempt I now have one of these coming. 

 

First attempt I ordered from ET, who said they had it in stock. Got DHL tracking number the following day but from that day to this it never tracked. After a couple of weeks and a number of pathetic excuses from ET I raised a dispute with Aliexpress. This was resolved very quickly and I got a full refund.

 

Second attempt I ordered from Shenzhen Value in Action Technology. Order was dispatched a couple of days later and DHL tracking now works and phone is in transit.

Price was US$ 183.99 plus US$ 12 for DHL to UK. Free delivery via Singapore Post is also available. An 8GB SD card is also included.

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Come on, root shouldn't be a problem for an old modaco member :P

think that's the trouble im to old :)...........any help please!!! framaroot just keeps saying no su binary installed in superuser

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Install it from google play

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Install it from google play

the trouble is you are dealing with a 66 year old man here....not a 20 year old wiz kid :) could you enlighten me, looked on play and cannot find su binary

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I think it's this one:

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.chainfire.supersu

 

Cheers mate, look at my avatar - not a wiz kid, too :)

Cheers will use if I need it, managed to get root until I switch the phone off then it goes un-rooted at switch on, if I leave in fast boot it stays rooted, not sure what is happening, wife said I got to put it down now, I have neglected her since it arrived... :)

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Rooting

For anybody who needs to Root there F1 my supplier in China "Chinatronic" has come to my rescue and just sent me this link to re-root my F1 phone http://www.mgyun.com/vroot download it and although in Chinese it is quite easy to work out, 2 clicks and I was rooted again, so easy.

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Nice info :) Could you ask him for any new stock rom download link. It could be a handy resource if things go wrong.

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Nice info :) Could you ask him for any new stock rom download link. It could be a handy resource if things go wrong.

Will contact him on monday..... Used the English CWM from needrom http://www.needrom.com/mobile/english-recovery-coolpad-f1-8297w/ worked fine. Now have it in English thank goodness

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Anyone figure out how to create quick dial shortcuts ?

 

It looks like the built in launcher does not allow it.

 

Also tried Apex and Nova but they dont allow it either for some reason.

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Anyone figure out how to create quick dial shortcuts ?

 

It looks like the built in launcher does not allow it.

 

Also tried Apex and Nova but they dont allow it either for some reason.

One more thing...the home screen...even when the default wallpaper is changed the chinese writing still appears.

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One more thing...the home screen...even when the default wallpaper is changed the chinese writing still appears.

If you mean the lock screen with the boat and Chinese, go to settings>display>idle screen lock settings, then change writing to what you want etc.

Speed dial press green phone to open pad then top right = speed dial set up, or open contacts, select a contact, touch their phone number and a pop up comes up, where you can select "add to quick dial" it puts the number in and you just add the name.

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If you mean the lock screen with the boat and Chinese, go to settings>display>idle screen lock settings, then change writing to what you want etc.

Speed dial press green phone to open pad then top right = speed dial set up, or open contacts, select a contact, touch their phone number and a pop up comes up, where you can select "add to quick dial" it puts the number in and you just add the name.

I have tried but the speed dial wont send direct dial shortcuts to the desktop, and display settings crashes when it is selected.

Perhaps there is a stock vanilla rom available that i could flash ?

The phone arrived prerooted,i only had to install super su.

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