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Detailed Guide To Flash Stock Firmware On Mediatek Smartphones

Mediatek smartphones firmware structure is pretty easy to handle and mostly anyone with pre-basic knowledge of android can easily flash their mediatek based smartphones. Earlier I provided you with the complete guide to take backup of all mtk based smartphones and now I am back with a detailed guide on mediatek firmware flashing so now lets move to the guide.

Requirements:

  • A Mediatek based device (In my case, I am using MT6582 device Rx60)
  • Sp Flash Tool – Download
  • Device Drivers – Download
  • A working brain

How To Flash Stock Firmware On Mediatek Smartphones:

  1. Download and extract Sp Flash Tool zip package from above given link.
  2. Download device drivers from above link and install them.
  3. Open the SP Flash Tools exe from the given folder after opening you will see image like thisimage00
  4. Now click on scatter loading button as seen in picture below and select scatter file from the stock firmware backup folder of your phone.how to flash stock rom on mediatek smartphones
  5. After loading scatter file you can see that all files which are in that folder as automatically shown and ticked except Cache and userdata because those are the data files of user but due to stock backup these are not available right now will tell you at the end of this post that why they are not available or ticked right now. Now click on download button.  Have a look on following picture as a referencehow to flash stock firmware on mediatek smartphone
  6. Now the final step of flashing Stock ROM files, simply turn off the device completely and remove the battery too, connect your device to PC and wait for the device to be detected and process of flashing files will start automatically. Now wait for the completion of the process it will show you the Green Circle dialogue having info relating the completion of successful flashing process.how to flash backup on mtk phone
  7. After completion remove the device from PC and insert the battery now turn on your device it will start the device and will take a few minutes to take complete booting of device. And now your device is alive.
  8. Done.

If device don’t detected please make sure that you have installed the ADB Drivers and com port drivers properly for successful flashing process. You can flash single files too by this method like you have a custom recovery installed and want to flash stock recovery simple remove all ticks and just select recovery and done.

Hope this will be a clear and complete process of flashing method of Stock ROM and still if you encountering any problem just leave a comment below, you will be answered. Like and Follow MGeeky of facebook, twitter and GPlus.

Article By : Muhammad Abrar Ali

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Root And Install Cwm Touch Recovery On QMobile X900

QMobile in the start of this month launch quite good smartphones and X900 is one of them. The company have introduced two different variants of this device as high and lite/low. Both differentiate on the basis of specs like high one have 1.7 Ghz octa core processor whereas the lite one have 1.4 Ghz octa core processor similarly high have 2GB Ram, 16GB memory, 13MP camera whereas lite one have 1GB Ram, 8GB memory and 8MP camera. The guide which we are going to share today is of rooting X900 High and install cwm touch recovery on it. The rooting guide can also be applied on lite version but cwm touch recovery is only for x900 high. The most amazing thing about this tutorial that you don’t need pc and you can perform all steps without using pc so now lets move to steps of this guide.

How To Root X900 High/Lite

  • Download latest KingRoot Apk from here.
  • Now install it as normal apk on your phone. (Be sure to enable unknown sources by going to settings>security)
  • Open KingRoot app and tap on green button (lock symbol)
  • It will change the lock sign to tick symbol when it get completed successfully.
  • Now just reboot once.
  • Enjoy.

CWM Touch Recovery For QMobile X900 High

  • Download cwm touch recovery for qmobile x900 high from here.
  • Rename it to “recovery.img” from cwm touch recovery x900-MGeeky.
  • Now download and install Mtk Mobile Uncle Tools from playstore.
  • Now open Mtk Mobile Uncle Tools and tap on Recovery update.
  • Now you will find your recently downloaded and renamed recovery.img file, just select it and confirm to install it.
  • After it get successfully get installed, your phone will automatically reboot to new recovery.(Select Yes when it popups to reboot to new recovery)

If you have followed all the instructions given above then you should have now root access on your phone and cwm touch recovery installed on it.

Credits:

  • Mohsin – For creating and providing cwm touch recovery and also for testing the procedure on his x900 high
  • Team MGeeky
  • Developers of respective apps used in this process
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Complete Guide To Take Backup Of All Mtk Based Smartphones

Hey folks!  Today I am going to tell you the complete process of taking backup of MTK based devicesBefore we start, below are some requirements for doing this process.

Things You Need :

  • A Rooted MTK Based Device (If not Rooted then Try Rooting Software from within the package included)
  • MTK Droid Tools, SP Flash Tools, Device Drivers (These are included in zip package which can be downloaded from here)
  • Busy box – Link. You need to install busybox installer in your phone before making backup.
  • Memory Card having free space of 2-3GB minimum
  • A working PC
  • And a little bit of patience and PC knowledge

Now things you need to configure on your device are :

  1. Enable “Unknown source” by going to settings then security and then tick Unknown source.how to take full backup of mtk smartphones
  2. Enable USB Debugging mode by going to settings then Developer options and then tick Debugging Mode.
  3. Some devices which don’t have developer options enabled, you have to enable it by going to setting then click About then click on build version continuously or speedily up to 7 to 10 times then a message will be displayed that developer mode is enabled have a look on following.easy guide to take backup of mtk stock roms

Steps To Take Complete Backup Of Mtk Based Phones :

  1. Connect your device to your pc via usb cable.
  2. Now extract the package which you have downloaded earlier and you will get the folder named as Mediatek SoC Flash & Rooting Tools 2015.
  3. Open MTK Droid Tools 2.5.3 folder and click MTKdroidTools.exe then tool will run and will auto-detect your device as following (my device is Rivo Rhythm RX60 Based on KitKat 4.4.2)
  4. After some time the hidden ROOT Button will be visible then click ROOT Button and wait for a few seconds ROOT Shell will be granted (you may see a pop up on the Mobile device saying the dialogue to get is ROOT Shell ADB Grant box) tick always and click ok.complete guide to take backup of all mtk based phones
  5. Now the Root Shell is granted the picture could be like this one the yellow tab will be green as follows. Then click the (Root, backup, recovery) tab. After clicking the tab you will find the following picture.image03
  6. Here you can find the Backup button click it and the process of backup will be started. Note that Memory Card should be in device and should have free space of minimum 2-3GB.image04
  7. After that your backup process has started so wait for the completion of the backup which could be above 2.5GBs depend on the ROM size so stick to PC and wait for the completion of process. After the completion of the process you will see a dialogue box asking for packing the backup like following picture just click no for that moment. Note:- you can click yes if you want to make the zip file of the backup (for advance users)image06
  8. After clicking No you will find a folder name as backups and then you will find another folder which is actually an original backup of your device. Have a look on that folder in following picture.image09
  9. Now the next step is to make that backup flash able for SP Flash Tools. so now after clicking no button in Mtk droid tool’s window, click on “To prepare blocks for flash Tool”. It will open the same backup folder and ask for the file name as files.md5 open it by double clicking.image14
  10. Now it will start the process again for the files to be ready for SP Flash Tool, wait for the completion. After completion, you will see a completion message at the end of MTK Droid Tools side bar panel, as shown in the following picture. Now you will find a new folder having the name (!files_to_flash tool)image16

The Bakup process have completed. Save the folder for future use and also u can upload your backup to a cloud server for more security and durability. I will soon share a working and safe method to flash these backup files so stay tuned and keep visiting us for more updates.

Article Composed By :

♦ Muhammad Abrar Ali

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Root And Twrp Recovery For LG G3 Running Android Lollipop

LG is one of the starting android smartphone vendors and famous for making big android flagship devices. Currently LG G3 is the top flagship smartphone of company. Although it was make available in Q2-Q1 of 2014 but still one of the finest smartphone devices available till now. However after the launch of Samsung galaxy S6, everyone is looking forward for a new LG flagship and rumors say it will be a G4 with 4K display. Still LG G3 has a great impact that it is one of the luckiest devices which got android lollipop update just after few days of lollipop’s announcement.

Well that was a short intro to the device and now moving forward to the topic of today which is a step by step guide to root and install twrp recovery on lg g3 running android lollipop so now move to steps.

Root And Twrp Recovery For LG G3 Running Android Lollipop

Downloads:

  • Download Twrp Recovery from here (For all variants)
  • Download Bump windows tool from here
  • Download latest SuperSu package from here

Steps:

  1. Download Bump windows tool, Twrp Recovery and SuperSu package from above.
  2. Now extract bump windows tool zip and copy the downloaded twrp recovery file to bump folder.
  3. Now connect your phone to pc via usb cable and run bump.exe file.
  4. It will now flash the recovery on your phone and will reboot automatically when it’s done, if not reboot manually.
  5. Now just put SuperSu package into your phone memory.
  6. Now its time for rebooting into twrp recovery so turn off your phone.
  7. Press and hold volume down and power buttons until you got LG logo on screen.
  8. Now release both buttons for 1-3 seconds and hold them again.
  9. Now a hard reset screen will appear, just press Power button once or if you don’t want to reset, select No and proceed.
  10. Now you will be in Twrp recovery menu, just flash the SuperSu zip package and reboot.

If you have followed all above steps correctly, you should be now have root access and twrp recovery installed on your LG G3 so our tutorial ended here. We found these steps as the most easiest way of installing twrp recovery and getting root rights on LG G3. Your feedback and queries are most welcomed.

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Semi-Jailbreak for iOS 8.2 is Out | Download Link

TaiG Team has announced iOS 8.2 Semi-Jailbreak
Hurry Up! Dont miss it

Thanks to Saurik for creating iOS Jailbreak and very thanks to those persons or teams who have now participated in this part. Very very thanks to those persons who have now created the Jailbreak for iOS 8.2. Taig Team has now exploit the Jailbreak environment to iOS 8.2 Beta which is very cheerful news for iOS users. Those users who were updated their iOS device to iOS 8.2 and waiting for the Jailbreak, they have no need to wait more now.

Cydia such a nice store for iOS, which brings many changes and customization to iOS device. Saurik created the jailbreak for us and which proves that Apple iOS is better than all other smart phones. Jailbreak is a method to get Cydia on iOS device.

Also check:

  1. Jailbreak for iOS 8.1.3
  2. Tweaks must try after Jailbreak
  3. Install Cydia Tweak without Jailbreak or iFile

Cydia is also an Alternative iOS Appstore but something’s different in it. We can use Cydia to het Themes, Use many editors, Tweaks , Enable Bluetooth to send Data or to recieve. With Cydia we can apply many customization to our iOS device.

Now you can use TaiG to jailbreak iOS 8.2 beta 1 and 2. TaiG Team just release the new jailbreak tool,
In this time only developers can  install the iOS 8.2 beta 1 and beta 2. Download the button below to get the latest version of Cydia on your iOS 8.2

jailbreak for ios 8.2 download link

TaiG Jailbreak Tutorial:-

Follow the Steps Carefully to Jailbreak Your iOS 8.2

Confirm Your iOS Version in 8.2:-

Go to Settings > General > About > Version
To use this tool u must have the iOS 8.2 beta version

Please Backup Your Data Before Proceeding:-

Before Applying Jailbreak Environment to your device, Please use iTunes or any other software to backup your device.

Turn Off Location Services:-

After backing-up your iOS device please sure that you have turned off the Location Services specially turned off the Location Services.

Open Downloaded App:-

Download and open TaiG Jailbreak tool for iOS8, Click “Start” button, and program will execute automatically, don’t need other operation. During Jailbreak, please keep device connect stable and wait patiently.

*Wait for Few Minutes:-

After Jailbreak, device will restart automatically. Then you can see the result.

*Open Cydia On Your Device:-

Now you have Cydia on your device now and open the Cydia and wait for more few minutes as Cydia will be initializing.

Congratulations! You have now cydia on your iOS 8.2. If you have any Question please comment below. Thank You

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Official Lollipop Firmware For Xperia Z2

Xperia Z2 is one of the excellent flagship from Sony and have all the components which a user expect in flagship devices. Some of it’s noticeable features includes a 2.3 Ghz Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB Ram and a 20.7 MP rear camera. It comes with sony’s own customized Timescap UI based on android 4.4.2 kitkat and recently it started getting the 5.0 lollipop updates in Nordic region. For the people of regions who still not able to receive this latest update, they can get the official lollipop firmware for xperia z2 right now by manually flashing the official FTF file of Z2’s lollipop firmware.

We have compiled a step by step procedure for the users of xperia z2 who want to taste the latest android on their phone as soon as possible. The steps are pretty clear just you need to follow them with concentration so you can not get into any trouble.

Requirements :

  •  Download the flashtool from here and install it on your pc.
  •  Download official lollipop firmware ftf file from here.

Steps To Flash :

  1. Open Flashtool and click on thunder/lightening symbol at top.
  2. Now Select Flashmode and click on “…” button, browse to downloaded ftf file and select it.
  3. Now click on Flash button. And wait for window to popup. (It can take some seconds/minutes so be patient)
  4. Now immediately turn off your phone and press and hold the volume down key and connect it to pc via usb cable.
  5. Once the flashing get starts, release the volume down key and wait for it to complete flashing.
  6. After the flashing gets complete, just disconnect your phone from pc and turn it on.
  7. Done. You are now running latest android.

If you have followed all the instructions correctly, you should be running official android lollipop on your xperia z2. If you’r having any confusion related to flashing steps or any queries related to the official firmware, just ask it in comments. Join our facebook group for getting technical assistance anytime.

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Here’s A Complete Guide To Fix Your Battery Backup Problems

Battery draining like hell? Having problems with battery backup? Try Our Useful Guide Below

Battery backup is always been a problem for almost 9 out of 10 smartphone users and they always searching for solutions of battery backup problems. Here is a complete guide to fix your battery backup problems.

Make Some Simple Adjustments

1- Turnoff Your wifi And Data on your smartphone:

Everybody knows that when wifi is on, it consumes more power. When you are using wifi, its fine but when it is not in use, don’t let it On because in background all data apps are using this wifi even when it is in sleep so just turn it off when you are not using it. Same thing is with mobile data connection, it also consumes battery so when not using it, turnoff it to save some battery.

2- Stop Syncing Unused Or Extra Services:

On the start, when add your google account on your smartphone, it automatically put all things in sync which can be a killer to battery life. The most battery killer sync services includes photos syncing, playstore purchases and google keep. You can simply stop these syncing services to make a impact, to do that you just head over to settings > accounts and tap on your email address twice to get access to sync settings. Now un-check the services which you didn’t want to use.

3- Disable Google Cards:

Google now is doubt great personal assistant but it comes with a service which is a nightmare for battery backups and this service is “Cards”. Lets take a example of “Nearby Places”card, which shows you the nearby specials when Google recognizes that you are on the place which is out of your routine. It’s cool but not necessary so its better to keep these things OFF until or unless you have a phone with more than 3000 mAh battery. To disable cards, open Google now, scroll down and tap on the “majic wand”. Now just disable the cards which you didn’t want to shorten your battery life. It is recommended that disable all the GPS relevant cards because GPS take 2x times battery power.

4- Disable Location Reporting/History:

As we said above that GPS is really a battery killer thing and is a big battery hog as it takes data from gps chip, towers and WIFIs to determine your location. Location reporting/history is the GPS based service which keeps scanning your current location to co-ordinate with other apps which required your location to provide better user experience. If you can live without it then just disable it by going to settings > locations and then disabling Google Location Reporting.

5- Avoid Using Battery Killer Apps:

Well we have already written a article on it so didn’t want to explain all those things here again. To get aware of certified battery killer apps, just head over to this article.

Guide To Fix Battery Backup Problems

Calibrate Your Battery:

The first step in our guide is to calibrate the battery of your smartphone and optimize it to the factory conditions. To do this, follow below steps.

  • Drain your battery until it gets switch off by its own and now connect it with charger. Let it be fully charged.
  • After it gets fully charged, unplug the charger and switch it off. Now again plugin the charger until the notification light indicates that phone is fully charged.
  • Now again turnon your phone and drain its battery to 1%, now just charge it via your laptop or pc. After it get fully charged, you can now use it normally and ready for next step.

Note that if you are rooted user, you can simply use Battery Calibration app to calibrate your battery.

Use Dark Colored Wallpaper And Adjust brightness level:

Wallpapers play an important role in battery backup and if you are using live wallpapers, immediately stop using them as they took a lot of battery. For making an impact on battery life, use dark colored wallpapers (black is recommended) and adjust the brightness to comfortable level that is not very low and not very high.

Download And Use Battery Doctor (Battery Saver) App:

The final step of our complete guide for fixing battery backup problems is to download and use the effective battery saver app from google play store. The most effective battery saver app according to us is Battery Doctor (Battery Saver) app. Some of its excellent features includes the auto optimization ability to clear all unused background apps, diagnosing phone and find the culprits draining your battery fast. One of the best feature of it that it under clocks the CPU frequency when phone is in sleep. Thus results in a huge battery saving when in idle. You can simply head over to play store for installing this app.

If you have followed our guide then we are damn sure you should have now no problems with battery backup and happy with battery life of your smartphone. And don’t forget to tell us about your experience after following this guide. If you find this article helpful and informative, consider sharing it with others on social media because sharing is caring.

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Change custom ROM without losing your data

If you like to try different custom ROMs on your android device, you should already know how difficult it is to download and setup all the apps you can’t live without. Now MGeeky.com has found a way by which you can keep your data while switching ROMs. This process is still in experimental stages and may not work sometimes.

Requirements

  • You need CWMR (ClockWork Mod Recovery) installed on your device.
  • At-least a couple of GBs of free space on your SD Card.
  • Patience, as this may take some time.
  • Previous ROM and new ROM should have same Android version. (IMPORTANT)

You may also like:

Guide for keeping your data while switching ROMs

Before going towards guide, I should make one thing clear that I or MGeeky.com wouldn’t be responsible of any loss you may do with your device.

Still with me? Cool, Now First of all you should make sure that you have at-least a couple of GBs free on your SD Card because we are going to make a backup of your current system and then restore it partially.

  1. Boot into Recovery and goto Backups and Restore.
  2. Take a complete backup of your current ROM.
  3. After completion, Simply Perform “Wipe data/ Factory Reset”
  4. And install which ever ROM you want to install.
  5. Boot into the new ROM and make sure that everything is working fine.
  6. Now you have to again boot into Recovery and goto “Backups and Restore” and then “Advanced Restore”.
  7. Select the backup you just made in step 2 and select Data partition to restore.
  8. Wait until restore is finished, Now “Reboot system” and you should have all your old data restored into new ROM.

Note: This step by step guide is only for those who are switching ROMs but the Android Version of ROMs are same. We tested this procedure in a couple of devices and found no Problem, If you find this process not working, You can restore complete backup.

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How to use two Whatsapp accounts in 1 android device

Whatsapp has got alot of attention since its release. Proof of which is that recently Facebook Inc. acquired Whatsapp services for about  US Dollars 19 Billion. Yeah, That’s huge. Now coming back to the point. Whatsapp is available on almost all phone’s now a days. The phone is not required to be a “smartphone”, whatsapp also works on feature phones.

There is a new, sort of, trend of Dual-Sim Android Smartphones from different OEMs, like Samsung, HTC, Sony, Qmobile and some other Manufacturers. Whatsapp only supports 1 number and that may be a trouble for most of people looking for a Dual-Sim Whatsapp. Not Anymore, Now you can use 2 Whatsapp accounts on one single android device at the same time.

There is a simple workaround that you need to follow. We have made a simple step by step guide to make our readers understand better.

How to use two whatsapp accounts.

  1. First of all, you have to install Whatsapp from Google PlayStore. If you already have whatsapp installed, then you can skip to next step.
  2. Now open whatsapp, tap on menu button and select settings from menu.
  3. Now tap on Chat Settings and Select Backup conversations.use-two-whatsapp
  4. Goto Settings->Applications and select Whatsapp from the list of apps, then tap on Clear Data.OGWhatsApp-Installation
  5. After clearing data of Whatsapp, You have to navigate to your SD card and Rename Whatsapp folder as OGWhatsapp.OGWhatsApp-Installation
  6. Now Go back to Settings and Unisntall Whatsapp from Settings-> Apps.
  7. Next you have to install OGWhatsapp from this link
  8. After installing OGWhatsapp, Open it, Verify your number and click Restore.OG Verification
  9. All of your previous chats will be restored in OGWhatsapp.
  10. Next, Install the official Whatsapp from Google PlayStore and use 2nd Number this time.
  11. Congratulations, You have successfully installed two whatsapps on one android Device. Cheers. 🙂

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How to test WiFi Speeds locally on Android and iPhone

Recently I got an iPhone 5 for my brother. As I am an Android user, this was the first time I was using iOS for a couple of days. I was just checking the phone out and found that the Internet on iPhone was slow over WiFi. I searched how to test wifi speeds and didn’t find anything helpful.

At first, I thought it was a faulty WiFi module, as the iPhone was used one.

Then I dig a little deep and found a really cool app that allows iOS as well as Android users to test WiFi Speeds to its max potential. This app helps in a situation where you just want to check the maximum speed your WiFi router is able to give or the maximum WiFi speed your smartphone can fetch from the access point.

How to test wifi speeds

The app is called “WiFi Sweetspot” and the main purpose of this app is to check the sweet-spot of your wifi coverage, Where you are able to get the maximum speed possible (Without compromising your comfort). Otherwise everyone knows, that wi-fi access points offer best speeds if the distance is the minimum.

WiFi Sweetspot is available at Apple’s App Store and Google Play store for free. You just have to download and install the app. Run the test by hitting start button. The app will start updating you with the current maximum wifi speed. You can check how fast your WiFi can go from a certain distance.

The maximum I was able to squeeze out of a Fiberhome b/g/n 150mbps router, was about 55mbps on an iPhone 5. I don’t know if it is good or not. Do tell me about your fastest wifi speed below.

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