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[Tutorial] How to unbrick / fix a bricked Samsung Clone Android phone

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(This post was last modified: 05-31-2016, 09:52 AM by hovatek. )

We'd already dropped a guide on how to identify a fake / cloned Samsung Android phone. If you missed the guide then refer to https://blog.hovatek.com/how-to-identify...roid-phone .
If you (intentionally or unintentionally) end up with a cloned Samsung Android phone and have bricked it, this guide will teach you how to fix / resolve the issue.

Is my Samsung Clone a Mediatek or Spreadtrum Android phone?

There are applications you could use to verify your Android phone's specs like Antutu Benchmark, CPU-Z etc. If the phone is bricked, it might not be able to boot up. In such a case, you can confirm what kind of chipset is powering the phone by launching Device Manager and connecting the phone to the PC while switched off. If it gets detected as ***Mediatek*** then its a Mediatek (MTK) phone. If detected as ***SCI*** then its a Spreadtrum (SPD) phone.

How to unbrick a Samsung Clone Mediatek Android phone

* Download the firmware @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-13266.html
* Install Mediatek Preloader VCOM drivers on the PC using https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-440.html
* Flash the firmware to the phone using SP Flash tool @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-159.html

How to unbrick a Samsung Clone Spreadtrum Android phone

* Download the firmware @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-13266.html
* Install Spreadtrum USB drivers on the PC using https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-827.html
* Flash the pac file using Research Download or Upgrade Download tool @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-1231.html

What if I have access to a working phone of the same model and wish to use it to unbrick?

You have two options in this case:
1. Flash a custom recovery to both phones > Backup the working phone in recovery > Restore to the bricked phone
2. Backup the working phone using https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-468.html for Mediatek and https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-854.html for Spreadtrum then flash using the tools mentioned above


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#2
Hovatek,
Your tutorial is always interesting
But I noticed one of the cloned Samsung file that gave me headache some weeks ago is missing from the list on the download thread .
Samsung win duos gt i8552 mt6572 I only found mt6575 of the model.
Your files are always reliable.
Kudos....
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(05-31-2016, 11:39 PM)major.b2b100 Wrote: Hovatek,
Your tutorial is always interesting
But I noticed one of the cloned Samsung file that gave me headache some weeks ago is missing from the list on the download thread .
Samsung win duos gt i8552 mt6572 I only found mt6575 of the model.
Your files are always reliable.
Kudos....

thanks..
it has been updated!!
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I commend your Efforts because you make me feel among.
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what if the SPD phone is undetectable by pc
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(10-27-2016, 09:23 PM)mmtheo Wrote: what if the SPD phone is undetectable by pc

In such a case, its either a battery or power issue. If you're certain the battery is charged and fine then you'll have to ground some points on the board
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hovatekmmtheowhat if the SPD phone is undetectable by pcIn such a case, its either a battery or power issue. If you're certain the battery is charged and fine then you'll have to ground some points on the board OK boss on the wiring, what points should I solder
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what points should I solder boss. on the SPD board
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(10-28-2016, 04:46 PM)mmtheo Wrote: what points should I solder boss. on the SPD board

create a new thread for this
see https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-514.html for how to create a thread
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