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[Tutorial] How to backup / dump a Mediatek Android phone's firmware using Miracle Box

#1
(This post was last modified: 07-07-2017, 01:16 PM by hovatek. )

This guide will enable you easily backup an MTK phone's firmware without having to root it. Other methods you could consider are MTK Droid tools @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-468.html (root required) and SP Flash tool Readback / ROM dump @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-526.html (root not required)

Note

  • If you get the inactive start button error when using Miracle, then see https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-14815.html
  • For the scatter backup, you can rename the file extensions in order to use them in SP flash tool, e.g recovery.bin to recovery.img

Requirements


How to backup a Mediatek Android phone using Miracle Box



See the video tutorial below or @ https://youtu.be/_rIXJ4eSxgg




  1. Extract the Miracle Box zip into a folder and launch Miracle loader exe

    [Image: Hovatek-How-to-backup-or-dump-a-Mediatek...-Box-0.jpg]

  2. Wait till Miracle Box opens to the Dashboard

    [Image: Hovatek-How-to-backup-or-dump-a-Mediatek...-Box-1.jpg]

  3. Click the MTK tab

    [Image: Hovatek-How-to-backup-or-dump-a-Mediatek...-Box-2.jpg]

  4. Tick Read

    [Image: Hovatek-How-to-backup-or-dump-a-Mediatek...-Box-3.jpg]

  5. Select the phone's chipset type from the dropdown

    [Image: Hovatek-How-to-backup-or-dump-a-Mediatek...-Box-4.jpg]

    5a. If you want the backup saved in an SP Flash tool friendly format (with a scatter file) then tick Save as scatter file.

    [Image: Hovatek-How-to-backup-or-dump-a-Mediatek...Box-5a.jpg]

  6. Click the Start button

    [Image: Hovatek-How-to-backup-or-dump-a-Mediatek...-Box-5.jpg]

  7. You should now see >> Waiting for USB Port at the bottom left corner. Connect the phone to the PC (must be switched off still with battery inside) then press the Power button just once (this is to ensure that your device is detected immediately). DO NOT hold down the power button else the phone will boot up normally

    [Image: Hovatek-How-to-backup-or-dump-a-Mediatek...-Box-6.jpg]

  8. If you did not tick Save as scatter file, a box should pop up. Navigate to the location you wish to save the firmware (in .bin format) then click Save

    [Image: Hovatek-How-to-backup-or-dump-a-Mediatek...-Box-7.jpg]

  9. If you ticked Save as scatter file then a box should popup asking you to select which block / partition you would like to backup. Tick all if you want a full firmware backup / dump or tick only what you need to backup then click OK

    [Image: Hovatek-How-to-backup-or-dump-a-Mediatek...Box-8a.jpg]

    8b. Navigate to the location you wish to save the files to then click OK

    [Image: Hovatek-How-to-backup-or-dump-a-Mediatek...Box-8b.jpg]

  10. Wait while Miracle Box begins backing up the phone. If you did not tick Save as scatter file, it should look something like

    [Image: Hovatek-How-to-backup-or-dump-a-Mediatek...-Box-9.jpg]

    9a. If you ticked Save as scatter file, it should look something like

    [Image: Hovatek-How-to-backup-or-dump-a-Mediatek...Box-9a.jpg]

  11. Once backup has been completed, you should see a Done message

    [Image: Hovatek-How-to-backup-or-dump-a-Mediatek...Box-10.jpg]

  12. Disconnect then power on the phone



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#2
(This post was last modified: 08-05-2016, 11:02 PM by SamH. )
Is this the Miracle box main software?
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#3
(06-04-2016, 09:57 AM)hovatek Wrote: This guide will enable you easily backup an MTK phone's firmware without having to root it. Other methods you could consider are MTK Droid tools @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-468.html (root required) and SP Flash tool Readback / ROM dump @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-526.html (root not required)

Requirements

* Download Miracle Box @ https://hovatek.com/redirect.php?link=ht...t=download
* PC
* USB cord
* Manually install Mediatek VCOM drivers (see https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-440.html )

Procedure

See the video tutorial below or @ https://youtu.be/_rIXJ4eSxgg





1. Extract the Miracle Box zip into a folder and launch Miracle loader exe

[Image: Hovatek-How-to-backup-or-dump-a-Mediatek...-Box-0.jpg]

2. Wait till Miracle Box opens to the Dashboard

[Image: Hovatek-How-to-backup-or-dump-a-Mediatek...-Box-1.jpg]

3. Click the MTK tab

[Image: Hovatek-How-to-backup-or-dump-a-Mediatek...-Box-2.jpg]

4. Tick Read

[Image: Hovatek-How-to-backup-or-dump-a-Mediatek...-Box-3.jpg]

5. Select the phone's chipset type from the dropdown

[Image: Hovatek-How-to-backup-or-dump-a-Mediatek...-Box-4.jpg]

5a. If you want the backup saved in an SP Flash tool friendly format (with a scatter file) then tick Save as scatter file.

[Image: Hovatek-How-to-backup-or-dump-a-Mediatek...Box-5a.jpg]

6. Click the Start button

[Image: Hovatek-How-to-backup-or-dump-a-Mediatek...-Box-5.jpg]

7. You should now see >> Waiting for USB Port at the bottom left corner. Connect the phone to the PC (must be switched off still with battery inside) then press the Power button just once (this is to ensure that your device is detected immediately). DO NOT hold down the power button else the phone will boot up normally

[Image: Hovatek-How-to-backup-or-dump-a-Mediatek...-Box-6.jpg]

8. If you did not tick Save as scatter file, a box should pop up. Navigate to the location you wish to save the firmware (in .bin format) then click Save

[Image: Hovatek-How-to-backup-or-dump-a-Mediatek...-Box-7.jpg]

8a. If you ticked Save as scatter file then a box should popup asking you to select which block / partition you would like to backup. Tick all if you want a full firmware backup / dump or tick only what you need to backup then click OK

[Image: Hovatek-How-to-backup-or-dump-a-Mediatek...Box-8a.jpg]

8b. Navigate to the location you wish to save the files to then click OK

[Image: Hovatek-How-to-backup-or-dump-a-Mediatek...Box-8b.jpg]

9. Wait while Miracle Box begins backing up the phone. If you did not tick Save as scatter file, it should look something like

[Image: Hovatek-How-to-backup-or-dump-a-Mediatek...-Box-9.jpg]

9a. If you ticked Save as scatter file, it should look something like

[Image: Hovatek-How-to-backup-or-dump-a-Mediatek...Box-9a.jpg]

10. Once backup has been completed, you should see a Done message

[Image: Hovatek-How-to-backup-or-dump-a-Mediatek...Box-10.jpg]

11. Disconnect then power on the phone

Note

For the scatter backup, you can rename the file extensions in order to use them in SP flash tool, e.g recovery.bin to recovery.img



PLS I REALLY NEED YOUR HELP
My infinix zero j608 16gb ROM 2gb ram camera not showing, I also tried to upgrade it 5.0 lollipop, yet still d same, I attached a screenshot of my lock screen, there is call icon by d left, lock icon in the middle, but there is no camera icon by the right, pls what can I do, I need your help

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(06-09-2016, 02:13 PM)emmynoni Wrote: PLS I REALLY NEED YOUR HELP
My infinix zero j608 16gb ROM 2gb ram camera not showing, I also tried to upgrade it 5.0 lollipop, yet still d same, I attached a screenshot of my lock screen, there is call icon by d left, lock icon in the middle, but there is no camera icon by the right, pls what can I do, I need your help

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(This post was last modified: 06-22-2016, 09:33 AM by skullnbones. )
(06-04-2016, 09:57 AM)hovatek Wrote: For the scatter backup, you can rename the file extensions in order to use them in SP flash tool, e.g recovery.bin to recovery.img

OK, now I have a scatter backup of the main partitions but:

1) I don't know which partitions to rename in .img and
which not (i.e. preloader extension is .bin right?).

2) Do I have to rename only partition image or also its
file name in the scatter.txt?

3) When I try to make a full copy of my device (ticking
all partitions in the 'Select Block' dialog box), I get
'SUM ERR xxxxx xxxxx' during the backup of USERDATA
partition and the operation aborts.
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(06-22-2016, 09:09 AM)skullnbones Wrote: OK, now I have a scatter backup of the main partitions but:

1) I don't know which partitions to rename in .img and
which not (i.e. preloader extension is .bin right?).

2) Do I have to rename only partition image or also its
file name in the scatter.txt?

3) When I try to make a full copy of my device (ticking
all partitions in the 'Select Block' dialog box), I get
'SUM ERR xxxxx xxxxx' during the backup of USERDATA
partition and the operation aborts.

1. check the firmware of another Mediatek Android phone. that should help with identifying the extension for each file
2. don't modify the scatter file
3. try backing up another MTK phone to see if you get the same error
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#7
Miracle Box does not recognize Tecno Camon C8, what do we do?
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(07-01-2016, 03:13 AM)king4ng Wrote: Miracle Box does not recognize Tecno Camon C8, what do we do?
please, explain more
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#9
miraclebox not working on my side
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#10
please I can't see scatter file .text after backup techno s3 with miracle .what can be done
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