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This topic is a sequel to original Coolpad F1 MoDaCo theme started by Bryfly,
with most of the stuff you can ever need for your phone

Coolpad F1 8297w Review

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Shops:
T02C *****
MiniDeal
Aliexpress:

Ebay

Coolpad official support page
Link

Coolpad F1 rebrands:
Himax Polymer octacore
Micromax Canvas Nitro A310

Coolpad F1 8297w forums:


Rebranded Coolpad F1 forums:


New custom releases:

ROM Poll at YDSS forum


Hack for a fast China Download from pan.Baidu (and others)

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Coolpad F1 dismantling video
Dismantling with photos

Coolpad F1 accessories (several pages) + one more :)


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Basic Stuff For Beginners - Easy Peasy Setup
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[Factory ROM] 036 as TWRP backup file (virgin installation) by Borsosg   - Take care - someone lost IMEI by trying this!
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UNBRICK it!
For now, there are two problems that can happen while changing your software:
 
1) Upgrading to a new factory rom results in losing ROOTYou may root your phone with
   Vroot (chinese version for PC) 1.7.7 or newer (look at Easy Peasy section)
 
2) Using Jonzalvo roms (AOSP and others) (EDIT: this is for older Jonzalvo releases) and formating SD card from the phone menu
    results in a soft brick.
 
3) You bricked it. Somehow :D
 
If you bricked your phone you can try
Flashing factory rom over USB cable. There are three ways:
 
1) Use YGDP Tool (Coolpad's simple tool) - new tool, explained in Easy Peasy section 
2) Use Factory CPB rom 020 recovery pack (Pletko did that successfuly) 
3) Use Soda's guide + SP Flash Tool for factory rom v. 015 from chinese forums (BryFly and Qwazar87 did that successfuly)
 

 

Unbrick Tools:

If unsure about the procedure, don't try this!

I am not responsible if something goes wrong! 

 

0) Use YGDP Tool - look up in Easy Peasy section

 

1) Unbrick with Coolpad Factory rom 020 in CPB format (tested)

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2) Soda's Factory Rom 015 Flash Tutorial & Tools (tested):

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3) Tutorial for flashing factory 4.4 rom in CPB format

 

4) Factory CDA ROM] 029 through Coolpad Download Assistant 1.80 by Borsosg

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5) Official 039 rom in CPB format and tools at Google Drive by Borsosg

    (Coolpad Download Assistant 1.85, Vroot 1.7.8, Mobile Uncle Tools apk, CWM 6.0.5.0 English, and TWRP 2.4.4) 

 

Lost IMEI

Here and Here

 

 

Software and Hacks:

 

Original Factory Roms:

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Multilanguage Factory / Stock rom (CoolUI 015 modified by sellers)

Download and maybe this one

 

Coolpad F1 Driver

Download (driver can be found under other links here, too - the file size is about 15MB)

 

Root

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Custom Recoveries:

CWM & TWRP for a simple installation through MobileUncle Tool

CWM 6.0.5.0 by XS (Miui developer)

 

 

TD-SCDMA -> WCDMA rom conversion hack 

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Google Apps - Gapps for flashing through recovery (CWM,TWRP)

Download for 4.2.2 roms

Download for 4.4 & 4.4.2 roms (KitKat)

 

- if using with MIUI, flash after MIUI flashing (not at the same time)

- if using Baidu, same as above then skip google registration, pull notification from top, go to settings, connect to wifi and add new google account (in settings)

Gapps

 

 

Google Services patch:

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Google Maps (version that doesn't crash - Bryfly's find)

Download

 

SuperSU (flash in recovery, usualy needed for KitKat roms)

Download

 

Various Hacks

External SD card default storage [4.4 roms]

External SD card R/W permissions [4.4 roms]

SD Card KitKat Fixer app (4.4 roms)

Fixing SD writes in 4.4.3 rom with GravityBox Xposed module

Replace stock recovery with CWM or TWRP in Stock CPB rom through YGDP Tool / another advice (Borsosg's find) 

Himax Polymer CPB rom to F1 phone (YGDP & Flash Tool)

Fix 1.Modem 1/1 Up Down error

Delete China apps from CoolUI (ATX custom release) and stop popups


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Various Roms:
- Make a CWM (nandroid) backup before flashing)
- Use MobileUncle Tool before flashing to backup your IMEI number
 
 
Flashing Procedure and How to set Root, CWM Recovery and Google Apps
 
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[ROMs] CoolLifeUI Lite (with Root) by ATX 

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[ROMs] Official Baidu v6 and v5 beta releases for Coolpad F1
Download

Baidu Drive

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Tested Baidu v54 release (one of my favorite roms)
Download SIM PIN code can cause reboots for some so disable it before flashing
 
Baidu v56 Repack EN UI + Gapps (solved problem with google sign-in)
Download SIM PIN code can cause reboots for some so disable it before flashing
 
Coolpad F1 custom rom classification:
 
1) Roms developed from original factory rom - CoolLife UI
 
2) Android variants:

  • AOSP⋆⋆⋆⋆ - pure Google's android OS (fast, light and slightly boring :))
  • Miui ⋆⋆⋆  (Slyder, Xs, Lailai, Crayons)
  • JasonOS⋆⋆ - a very good MIUI variant (multilang.)
  • Lewa⋆⋆
  • Baidu⋆⋆⋆
  • Ali Cloud OS / Aliyun OS / YunOS - rom sponsored by Aliexpress :D

3) Other custom roms are usually the ones transplanted from various China smartphones:

  • EmUI (Emotion UI) - Huawei smartphone
  • Color OS - Oppo smartphone
  • Funtouch OS - Vivo smartphone
  • MyUI - Green Orange smartphone
  • TouchOS - Nibiru Mars smartphone (Nibiru is K-Touch sub-brand)
  • Samsung S5 UI⋆⋆ (multilang.)
  • Nexus 5

4) AOSP 4.4 (KitKat) Roms 


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The coolpad is live))))) Dakok thanks you very much mannnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!

I used  Chinas flashtoolll - But in manual need to push up volume- was not work/

I pressed all volumes buttons and process goes/

I am not believe in succes but its work!!!!

Thanks again)))


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I have install 015 version.

So what firmware is the best now?

I need russian language and phones sd card.

thanks again

I try 2 weeks - and it works now!!!!

I have done this)))


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I am so glad for you :D

 

Now help others - tell us which one did you use?

 

  • CPB rom 020 recovery pack or
  • SP Flash Tool 015

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I have used SP Flash Tool 015

Push all volume keys for flashing begining


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What is the latest official that can be rooted?

 

I need multilang and play store


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You should check this thread:

 

http://www.modaco.co...olpad-f1-8297w/


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@dakok

 

Thank you for info you provide here. This  is  one of the best guides i ever seen    :)

You tried so many ROM's so which one you like and why?

 


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:) Thanks for that

 

At present I have 029 CoolLife UI, (it is about  395MB)

 

I doubt I will replace it soon :)

It has a lot of extra settings and stuff and it is very fast and fluid. 

Free RAM is constantly between 800 - 1100 MB


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dakok, can you tell me with wich ROM (and software) you took your pictures? I would like to try different ones to spot differences between both apps and roms!


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thank you very much! :)


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Finally i have some free time to try once more to root my phone.

 

I download Coolpad Factory rom 020 in CPB format and use Official Coolpad Download Assistant 1.8 version.

Made everything according to dakok's guide and get 020 version. Get root with vroot 1.7.7.7592 version.

Install miui_f1_emjot_4.6.7_multi_v04 ROM. Now testing it.

 

Great thanks to dakok :)  It was very easy and made at once all steps without any problem :D

 

P.S: dakok frankly speaking i also like CoolLife UI very much but i don't like so many Chinese apps on it. Is there any official CoolLife UI 0.21, 0.26 or 029 ROM for 8297w which has a root and multilanguage?


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There is a lite 029 version that I have on since it has many china apps removed and the rest ones 

are easy to uninstall. It is not a multilanguage release but it has root.

 

Just found official CPB flashing tool for 029 and the guide says that one should press 

VOL -   and POWER button together ???

 

Which ones did you press?


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i press vol+/vol-/power button together for 10 seconds


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Really good review and phone also :)


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:D

 

Thanks!


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@dakok

In Official Beta Rom 029 Lite can't open DATA USAGE. It crashs, any idea?


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