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Looking for an MT8117 scatter file that works with SP_Flash OR just general advice. - mcfuddlebutt - 02-13-2018

I apologize for the long post, I've been working the better part of 3 days and have made a TON of progress on this machine I bought.

BACKSTORY

I bought 5 10" tablet "boxes" from an auction last week. They were store display units that would show a single app overlaid on top of Android 4.4.2. I managed to get ADB running and was then able to open android settings and side-load enough apps to get root access working. After I got root access I was able to go through the private-apps and delete all mentions of the store app and now have a functioning tablet except for a few key features.

The tablet doesn't want to load Google Play store, Google Play services or activate the notification bar. I can only assume there are a lot more things it has deactivated for kiosk mode so I wanted to go about loading a fresh new android OS. I gathered as much information as I could possibly find on the unit. I was able to get MTK Droid tools to load the unit scatter info but was unable to export it because the tool doesn't want to for whatever reason. I added my CPU into the .ini file and was able to export this scatter.

Code:
############################################################################################################
#
#  General Setting
#
############################################################################################################
- general: MTK_PLATFORM_CFG
  info:
    - config_version: V1.1.1
      platform: MT8117
      project: MTDTtest
      storage: EMMC
      boot_channel: MSDC_0
      block_size: 0x20000
############################################################################################################
#
#  Layout Setting
#
############################################################################################################
- partition_index: SYS0
  partition_name: PRELOADER
  file_name: preloader.bin
  is_download: true
  type: SV5_BL_BIN
  linear_start_addr: 0x0
  physical_start_addr: 0x0
  partition_size: 0x40000
  region: EMMC_BOOT_1
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: BOOTLOADERS
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS1
  partition_name: MBR
  file_name: MBR
  is_download: true
  type: NORMAL_ROM
  linear_start_addr: 0x0
  physical_start_addr: 0x0
  partition_size: 0x80000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: UPDATE
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS2
  partition_name: EBR1
  file_name: EBR1
  is_download: true
  type: NORMAL_ROM
  linear_start_addr: 0x80000
  physical_start_addr: 0x80000
  partition_size: 0x80000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: UPDATE
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS3
  partition_name: PRO_INFO
  file_name: NONE
  is_download: false
  type: NONE
  linear_start_addr: 0x100000
  physical_start_addr: 0x100000
  partition_size: 0x300000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: PROTECTED
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS4
  partition_name: NVRAM
  file_name: NONE
  is_download: false
  type: NONE
  linear_start_addr: 0x400000
  physical_start_addr: 0x400000
  partition_size: 0x500000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: BINREGION
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS5
  partition_name: PROTECT_F
  file_name: NONE
  is_download: false
  type: NONE
  linear_start_addr: 0x900000
  physical_start_addr: 0x900000
  partition_size: 0xA00000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: PROTECTED
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS6
  partition_name: PROTECT_S
  file_name: NONE
  is_download: false
  type: NONE
  linear_start_addr: 0x1300000
  physical_start_addr: 0x1300000
  partition_size: 0xA00000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: PROTECTED
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS7
  partition_name: SECCFG
  file_name: NONE
  is_download: false
  type: NONE
  linear_start_addr: 0x1D00000
  physical_start_addr: 0x1D00000
  partition_size: 0x20000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: INVISIBLE
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS8
  partition_name: UBOOT
  file_name: lk.bin
  is_download: true
  type: NORMAL_ROM
  linear_start_addr: 0x1D20000
  physical_start_addr: 0x1D20000
  partition_size: 0x60000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: UPDATE
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS9
  partition_name: BOOTIMG
  file_name: boot.img
  is_download: true
  type: NORMAL_ROM
  linear_start_addr: 0x1D80000
  physical_start_addr: 0x1D80000
  partition_size: 0x1000000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: UPDATE
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS10
  partition_name: RECOVERY
  file_name: recovery.img
  is_download: true
  type: NORMAL_ROM
  linear_start_addr: 0x2D80000
  physical_start_addr: 0x2D80000
  partition_size: 0x1000000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: UPDATE
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS11
  partition_name: SEC_RO
  file_name: secro.img
  is_download: true
  type: NORMAL_ROM
  linear_start_addr: 0x3D80000
  physical_start_addr: 0x3D80000
  partition_size: 0x600000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: UPDATE
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS12
  partition_name: MISC
  file_name: NONE
  is_download: false
  type: NONE
  linear_start_addr: 0x4380000
  physical_start_addr: 0x4380000
  partition_size: 0x80000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: INVISIBLE
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS13
  partition_name: LOGO
  file_name: logo.bin
  is_download: true
  type: NORMAL_ROM
  linear_start_addr: 0x4400000
  physical_start_addr: 0x4400000
  partition_size: 0x300000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: UPDATE
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS14
  partition_name: EBR2
  file_name: EBR2
  is_download: true
  type: NORMAL_ROM
  linear_start_addr: 0x4700000
  physical_start_addr: 0x4700000
  partition_size: 0x80000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: UPDATE
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS15
  partition_name: EXPDB
  file_name: NONE
  is_download: false
  type: NONE
  linear_start_addr: 0x4780000
  physical_start_addr: 0x4780000
  partition_size: 0xA00000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: INVISIBLE
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS16
  partition_name: TEE1
  file_name: NONE
  is_download: false
  type: NONE
  linear_start_addr: 0x5180000
  physical_start_addr: 0x5180000
  partition_size: 0x500000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: INVISIBLE
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS17
  partition_name: TEE2
  file_name: NONE
  is_download: false
  type: NONE
  linear_start_addr: 0x5680000
  physical_start_addr: 0x5680000
  partition_size: 0x500000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: INVISIBLE
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS18
  partition_name: KB
  file_name: NONE
  is_download: false
  type: NONE
  linear_start_addr: 0x5B80000
  physical_start_addr: 0x5B80000
  partition_size: 0x100000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: INVISIBLE
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS19
  partition_name: DKB
  file_name: NONE
  is_download: false
  type: NONE
  linear_start_addr: 0x5C80000
  physical_start_addr: 0x5C80000
  partition_size: 0x100000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: INVISIBLE
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS20
  partition_name: ANDROID
  file_name: system.img
  is_download: true
  type: YAFFS_IMG
  linear_start_addr: 0x5D80000
  physical_start_addr: 0x5D80000
  partition_size: 0x40000000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: UPDATE
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS21
  partition_name: CACHE
  file_name: cache.img
  is_download: true
  type: YAFFS_IMG
  linear_start_addr: 0x45D80000
  physical_start_addr: 0x45D80000
  partition_size: 0x7E00000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: UPDATE
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS22
  partition_name: USRDATA
  file_name: data.img
  is_download: true
  type: YAFFS_IMG
  linear_start_addr: 0x4DB80000
  physical_start_addr: 0x4DB80000
  partition_size: 0x80000000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: UPDATE
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS23
  partition_name: FAT
  file_name: NONE
  is_download: false
  type: NONE
  linear_start_addr: 0xCDB80000
  physical_start_addr: 0xCDB80000
  partition_size: 0x104480000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: INVISIBLE
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS24
  partition_name: BMTPOOL
  file_name: NONE
  is_download: false
  type: NONE
  linear_start_addr: 0xFFFF0000
  physical_start_addr: 0xFFFF0000
  partition_size: 0x1500000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: false
  is_reserved: true
  operation_type: RESERVED
  reserve: 0x00

I was also able to have the program create a backup inoco27_tb_stm_kk_151109_backup_180212-182052 along with the scatter file

Loading this into SP FLash tools gives me an error about the Mediatek MT8117 not being compatible with this version and that I need to download a newer version.

This is where I'm stuck. I tried loading a scatter for an MT8217 but it ended up bricking one of the units Sad I'm hoping to get this  squared up so I can restore that one. 

Any help is GREATLY appreciated. If I've forgotten something I'll do my best to get it posted ASAP.

Thank you!


RE: Looking for an MT8117 scatter file that works with SP_Flash OR just general advice. - hovatek - 02-13-2018

(02-13-2018, 09:46 AM)mcfuddlebutt Wrote:  I apologize for the long post, I've been working the better part of 3 days and have made a TON of progress on this machine I bought.

BACKSTORY

I bought 5 10" tablet "boxes" from an auction last week. They were store display units that would show a single app overlaid on top of Android 4.4.2. I managed to get ADB running and was then able to open android settings and side-load enough apps to get root access working. After I got root access I was able to go through the private-apps and delete all mentions of the store app and now have a functioning tablet except for a few key features.

The tablet doesn't want to load Google Play store, Google Play services or activate the notification bar. I can only assume there are a lot more things it has deactivated for kiosk mode so I wanted to go about loading a fresh new android OS. I gathered as much information as I could possibly find on the unit. I was able to get MTK Droid tools to load the unit scatter info but was unable to export it because the tool doesn't want to for whatever reason. I added my CPU into the .ini file and was able to export this scatter.
Code:
############################################################################################################
#
#  General Setting
#
############################################################################################################
- general: MTK_PLATFORM_CFG
  info:
    - config_version: V1.1.1
      platform: MT8117
      project: MTDTtest
      storage: EMMC
      boot_channel: MSDC_0
      block_size: 0x20000
############################################################################################################
#
#  Layout Setting
#
############################################################################################################
- partition_index: SYS0
  partition_name: PRELOADER
  file_name: preloader.bin
  is_download: true
  type: SV5_BL_BIN
  linear_start_addr: 0x0
  physical_start_addr: 0x0
  partition_size: 0x40000
  region: EMMC_BOOT_1
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: BOOTLOADERS
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS1
  partition_name: MBR
  file_name: MBR
  is_download: true
  type: NORMAL_ROM
  linear_start_addr: 0x0
  physical_start_addr: 0x0
  partition_size: 0x80000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: UPDATE
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS2
  partition_name: EBR1
  file_name: EBR1
  is_download: true
  type: NORMAL_ROM
  linear_start_addr: 0x80000
  physical_start_addr: 0x80000
  partition_size: 0x80000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: UPDATE
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS3
  partition_name: PRO_INFO
  file_name: NONE
  is_download: false
  type: NONE
  linear_start_addr: 0x100000
  physical_start_addr: 0x100000
  partition_size: 0x300000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: PROTECTED
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS4
  partition_name: NVRAM
  file_name: NONE
  is_download: false
  type: NONE
  linear_start_addr: 0x400000
  physical_start_addr: 0x400000
  partition_size: 0x500000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: BINREGION
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS5
  partition_name: PROTECT_F
  file_name: NONE
  is_download: false
  type: NONE
  linear_start_addr: 0x900000
  physical_start_addr: 0x900000
  partition_size: 0xA00000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: PROTECTED
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS6
  partition_name: PROTECT_S
  file_name: NONE
  is_download: false
  type: NONE
  linear_start_addr: 0x1300000
  physical_start_addr: 0x1300000
  partition_size: 0xA00000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: PROTECTED
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS7
  partition_name: SECCFG
  file_name: NONE
  is_download: false
  type: NONE
  linear_start_addr: 0x1D00000
  physical_start_addr: 0x1D00000
  partition_size: 0x20000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: INVISIBLE
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS8
  partition_name: UBOOT
  file_name: lk.bin
  is_download: true
  type: NORMAL_ROM
  linear_start_addr: 0x1D20000
  physical_start_addr: 0x1D20000
  partition_size: 0x60000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: UPDATE
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS9
  partition_name: BOOTIMG
  file_name: boot.img
  is_download: true
  type: NORMAL_ROM
  linear_start_addr: 0x1D80000
  physical_start_addr: 0x1D80000
  partition_size: 0x1000000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: UPDATE
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS10
  partition_name: RECOVERY
  file_name: recovery.img
  is_download: true
  type: NORMAL_ROM
  linear_start_addr: 0x2D80000
  physical_start_addr: 0x2D80000
  partition_size: 0x1000000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: UPDATE
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS11
  partition_name: SEC_RO
  file_name: secro.img
  is_download: true
  type: NORMAL_ROM
  linear_start_addr: 0x3D80000
  physical_start_addr: 0x3D80000
  partition_size: 0x600000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: UPDATE
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS12
  partition_name: MISC
  file_name: NONE
  is_download: false
  type: NONE
  linear_start_addr: 0x4380000
  physical_start_addr: 0x4380000
  partition_size: 0x80000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: INVISIBLE
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS13
  partition_name: LOGO
  file_name: logo.bin
  is_download: true
  type: NORMAL_ROM
  linear_start_addr: 0x4400000
  physical_start_addr: 0x4400000
  partition_size: 0x300000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: UPDATE
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS14
  partition_name: EBR2
  file_name: EBR2
  is_download: true
  type: NORMAL_ROM
  linear_start_addr: 0x4700000
  physical_start_addr: 0x4700000
  partition_size: 0x80000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: UPDATE
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS15
  partition_name: EXPDB
  file_name: NONE
  is_download: false
  type: NONE
  linear_start_addr: 0x4780000
  physical_start_addr: 0x4780000
  partition_size: 0xA00000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: INVISIBLE
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS16
  partition_name: TEE1
  file_name: NONE
  is_download: false
  type: NONE
  linear_start_addr: 0x5180000
  physical_start_addr: 0x5180000
  partition_size: 0x500000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: INVISIBLE
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS17
  partition_name: TEE2
  file_name: NONE
  is_download: false
  type: NONE
  linear_start_addr: 0x5680000
  physical_start_addr: 0x5680000
  partition_size: 0x500000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: INVISIBLE
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS18
  partition_name: KB
  file_name: NONE
  is_download: false
  type: NONE
  linear_start_addr: 0x5B80000
  physical_start_addr: 0x5B80000
  partition_size: 0x100000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: INVISIBLE
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS19
  partition_name: DKB
  file_name: NONE
  is_download: false
  type: NONE
  linear_start_addr: 0x5C80000
  physical_start_addr: 0x5C80000
  partition_size: 0x100000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: INVISIBLE
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS20
  partition_name: ANDROID
  file_name: system.img
  is_download: true
  type: YAFFS_IMG
  linear_start_addr: 0x5D80000
  physical_start_addr: 0x5D80000
  partition_size: 0x40000000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: UPDATE
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS21
  partition_name: CACHE
  file_name: cache.img
  is_download: true
  type: YAFFS_IMG
  linear_start_addr: 0x45D80000
  physical_start_addr: 0x45D80000
  partition_size: 0x7E00000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: UPDATE
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS22
  partition_name: USRDATA
  file_name: data.img
  is_download: true
  type: YAFFS_IMG
  linear_start_addr: 0x4DB80000
  physical_start_addr: 0x4DB80000
  partition_size: 0x80000000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: UPDATE
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS23
  partition_name: FAT
  file_name: NONE
  is_download: false
  type: NONE
  linear_start_addr: 0xCDB80000
  physical_start_addr: 0xCDB80000
  partition_size: 0x104480000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: true
  is_reserved: false
  operation_type: INVISIBLE
  reserve: 0x00

- partition_index: SYS24
  partition_name: BMTPOOL
  file_name: NONE
  is_download: false
  type: NONE
  linear_start_addr: 0xFFFF0000
  physical_start_addr: 0xFFFF0000
  partition_size: 0x1500000
  region: EMMC_USER
  storage: HW_STORAGE_EMMC
  boundary_check: false
  is_reserved: true
  operation_type: RESERVED
  reserve: 0x00

I was also able to have the program create a backup inoco27_tb_stm_kk_151109_backup_180212-182052 along with the scatter file

Loading this into SP FLash tools gives me an error about the Mediatek MT8117 not being compatible with this version and that I need to download a newer version.

This is where I'm stuck. I tried loading a scatter for an MT8217 but it ended up bricking one of the units Sad I'm hoping to get this  squared up so I can restore that one. 

Any help is GREATLY appreciated. If I've forgotten something I'll do my best to get it posted ASAP.

Thank you!

First, lets talk about one of the units that go bricked due to loading an incompatible scatter file. Did it go dead / get bricked after Sp flash tool gave a mismatch error?

Down to the error you're getting when loading the MT8117 scatter file, can I see a full screenshot of this error


RE: Looking for an MT8117 scatter file that works with SP_Flash OR just general advice. - mcfuddlebutt - 02-13-2018

The firmware actually loaded but now I just get a slightly lit back light. Nothing more, I can get into meta mode or whatever it's called so I assume when I get this second unit squared up I'll be able to recover it. 
Let me try to get the errors again so I can snap a few pictures.
Thank you for the reply!


RE: Looking for an MT8117 scatter file that works with SP_Flash OR just general advice. - X3non - 02-13-2018

(02-13-2018, 06:06 PM)mcfuddlebutt Wrote:  The firmware actually loaded but now I just get a slightly lit back light. Nothing more, I can get into meta mode or whatever it's called so I assume when I get this second unit squared up I'll be able to recover it. 
Let me try to get the errors again so I can snap a few pictures.
Thank you for the reply!

while we await the screenshots, lets get something clear.,
when you say "The firmware actually loaded"
do you mean that you got a green successful tick in SP flash tool when you flashed?


RE: Looking for an MT8117 scatter file that works with SP_Flash OR just general advice. - mcfuddlebutt - 02-13-2018

(02-13-2018, 06:58 PM)X3non Wrote:  
(02-13-2018, 06:06 PM)mcfuddlebutt Wrote:  The firmware actually loaded but now I just get a slightly lit back light. Nothing more, I can get into meta mode or whatever it's called so I assume when I get this second unit squared up I'll be able to recover it. 
Let me try to get the errors again so I can snap a few pictures.
Thank you for the reply!

while we await the screenshots, lets get something clear.,
when you say "The firmware actually loaded"
do you mean that you got a green successful tick in SP flash tool when you flashed?

Just got home from the office so I'll have some screen shots up in a jiff.

Yes, I got a green check mark when I loaded the firmware. I believe the rom might have been compatible with the tablet but the scatter file was bad. Loading the scatter file I took from the 8117 gives an error as well.


RE: Looking for an MT8117 scatter file that works with SP_Flash OR just general advice. - mcfuddlebutt - 02-13-2018

(02-13-2018, 06:58 PM)X3non Wrote:  
(02-13-2018, 06:06 PM)mcfuddlebutt Wrote:  The firmware actually loaded but now I just get a slightly lit back light. Nothing more, I can get into meta mode or whatever it's called so I assume when I get this second unit squared up I'll be able to recover it. 
Let me try to get the errors again so I can snap a few pictures.
Thank you for the reply!

while we await the screenshots, lets get something clear.,
when you say "The firmware actually loaded"
do you mean that you got a green successful tick in SP flash tool when you flashed?

Just got home from the office so I'll have some screen shots up in a jiff.

Yes, I got a green check mark when I loaded the firmware. I believe the rom might have been compatible with the tablet but the scatter file was bad. Loading the scatter file I took from the 8117 gives an error as well. I loaded the scatter file from an 8217 which comparing to the file that I THINK is an 8117 is completely different.

Taking snapshots now, it's a little tough becuase I tried so many different things to remember which one I did to give me the errors Smile


RE: Looking for an MT8117 scatter file that works with SP_Flash OR just general advice. - mcfuddlebutt - 02-14-2018

I uploaded the screen shots into an imgur gallery.

/I can't post links yet but add imgur before this /a/ArEvM

One thing I noticed is the size info from the scatter file I loaded isn't matching the flash tool info on the screen. Is this normal? The first screenshot is what happens when I load each file backward like the FAQ suggests.

Also, would you like a video of me booting up the unit I goofed up?

Thank you for your help!


RE: Looking for an MT8117 scatter file that works with SP_Flash OR just general advice. - mcfuddlebutt - 02-14-2018

Ok so I was looking at the scatter file and I noticed the start and end points at the end don't add up correctly. Should I go through and add the start hex number with the partition size?

0xCDB80000+0x104480000 should be 0x1D2000000 but the scatter has it as 0xFFFF0000


RE: Looking for an MT8117 scatter file that works with SP_Flash OR just general advice. - mcfuddlebutt - 02-14-2018

No s**t I think I got it. I changed Config version from 1.1.1 to 1.1.2,,Well it's flashing at least.

Chriminies that was a small change haha.

Now about a rom. How could I load an android rom in that would be like stock android and not the one they put on the device?


RE: Looking for an MT8117 scatter file that works with SP_Flash OR just general advice. - mcfuddlebutt - 02-14-2018

Sorry for the chain posts. I flashed the firmware I pulled from a working unit but now the machine isn't showing anything on the screen. It is still visible on Windows but nothing in terms of action from the box itself. Can't boot into bootloader or recovery either. 

Re-formatting and reflashing to make sure I didn't goof anything up.