sipart added a topic in Absolute BeginnersMediatek phone ROM cross useHi newbie question, have searched around but can't quite get my head around the answers I have read.
OK I have a cheapo Chinese phone running 4.2.2 - its a Newman K1S - http://www.antelife.com/newman-k1s-smartphone-android-4-2-mtk6592-2gb-16gb-5-0-inch-ips-hd-screen-2-0mp-13-0mp-camera-black.html
It is virtually identical to this phone - http://www.antelife.com/blackview-crown-3g-smartphone-with-mtk6592-octa-core-5-0-inch-ips-hd-ogs-screen-2gb-16gb-13-0mp-camera-android-4-2-white.html
Only differences really being the battery size and obvious body differences + the fact that the Blackview runs KitKat 4.4.2 - they obviously both share the same SOC, looks like the same screen and res, same camera, same ROM size, same RAM, same normal features.
I am interested as I have the Blackview Kitkat ROM and I have a backup of my Newman ROM, so what's the chance of success on modifying and flashing the Blackview ROM onto the Newman?
I have read about the pre-loader being the key file in the ROM that can cause hard bricks of devices (in the fact that they are unique to the manufacturer/device in some way?) - but I can't get to the bottom of what this is and if any other files are unique? I also assume the Kernel will most likely be different? But then again being virtually the same hardware would the kernels be cross compatible?
I assume the process is going to be relatively complex (and probably beyond my capabilities!) even though they are virtually identical phones but from different manufacturers? Or perhaps not - who knows! (hence my questions) ;-)
The Newman phone is currently a secondary phone as I have another dual sim mediatek device (THL W8S) - so quite happy to mess with it a bit - but don't really want to get into a hard brick position obviously :-)
File list of extracted ROM zips below (it may help!):
Blackview Crown Android 4.4.2
5,561,144 BPLGUInfoCustomAppSrcP_MT6592_S00_MOLY_WR8_W1315_M D_WG_MP_V35_1_wg_n
Newman K1s Android 4.2.2
Many thanks in advance.
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