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

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(This post was last modified: 07-08-2017, 04:32 PM by hovatek. )

This guide will teach you how to use GSM Aladdin Box to backup / dump a Mediatek (MTK) Android phone's firmware in both scatter and .bin format.

Requirements


Steps to backup a Mediatek Android phone's firmware using GSM Aladdin Box


  1. Extract the content of the GSM Aladdin zip and double-click GSM Aladdin 1.34.exe


    [Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...-Box-1.jpg]


  2. Click the Mediatek tab


    [Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...-Box-2.jpg]



  3. Tick ReadFlash


    [Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...-Box-3.jpg]



  4. Set Model option to Auto Detect and USB


    [Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...-Box-4.jpg]



  5. If you wish to dump the firmware in scatter format, tick Save as Scatter file. For whole .bin format, leave this option unticked


    [Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...-Box-5.jpg]



  6. Click Connect


    [Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...-Box-6.jpg]



  7. Click Start


    [Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...-Box-7.jpg]



  8. You should now see >>> Scanning Mobile USB Port... . At this point, switch off the phone then connect it to the PC via USB cord (with or without the battery in it)


    [Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...-Box-8.jpg]



  9. GSM Aladdin should now detect the phone


    [Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...-Box-9.jpg]



  10. If you ticked the Scatter file option, a box should popup. In this box, tick the partitions you wish to backup / Dump


    [Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...Box-10.jpg]


  11. Click OK when you're done


    [Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...Box-11.jpg]



  12. Select the location you wish to save the backup to then click OK


    [Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...Box-12.jpg]



  13. GSM Aladdin should begin backing up the selected partitions. Do Not interrupt this process


    [Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...Box-13.jpg]



  14. If you didn't tick the scatter file option, a window will popup. Select the location you wish to save the whole .bin backup to then click Save


    [Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...ox-13a.jpg]


  15. GSM Aladdin should commence backup. Do Not interrupt this process


    [Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...ox-13b.jpg]


  16. Once backup is done, you should get a success message


    [Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...Box-14.jpg]



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#2
(10-26-2016, 09:57 AM)hovatek Wrote: This guide will teach you how to use GSM Aladdin Box to backup / dump a Mediatek (MTK) Android phone's firmware in both scatter and .bin format.

Requirements:

Procedure
  • Extract the content of the GSM Aladdin zip and double-click GSM Aladdin 1.34.exe

[Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...-Box-1.jpg]
  • Click the Mediatek tab

[Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...-Box-2.jpg]

  • Tick ReadFlash

[Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...-Box-3.jpg]

  • Set Model option to Auto Detect and USB

[Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...-Box-4.jpg]

  • If you wish to dump the firmware in scatter format, tick Save as Scatter file. For whole .bin format, leave this option unticked

[Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...-Box-5.jpg]

  • Click Connect

[Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...-Box-6.jpg]

  • Click Start

[Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...-Box-7.jpg]

  • You should now see >>> Scanning Mobile USB Port... . At this point, switch off the phone then connect it to the PC via USB cord (with or without the battery in it)

[Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...-Box-8.jpg]

  • GSM Aladdin should now detect the phone

[Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...-Box-9.jpg]

  • If you ticked the Scatter file option, a box should popup. In this box, tick the partitions you wish to backup / Dump

[Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...Box-10.jpg]
  • Click OK when you're done

[Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...Box-11.jpg]

  • Select the location you wish to save the backup to then click OK

[Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...Box-12.jpg]

  • GSM Aladdin should begin backing up the selected partitions. Do Not interrupt this process

[Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...Box-13.jpg]

  • If you didn't tick the scatter file option, a window will popup. Select the location you wish to save the whole .bin backup to then click Save

[Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...ox-13a.jpg]
  • GSM Aladdin should commence backup. Do Not interrupt this process

[Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...ox-13b.jpg]
  • Once backup is done, you should get a success message

[Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...Box-14.jpg]

Thanks for this.


If you backup with the scatter file option, does that mean that you can use Sp flash tool to flash the dumbed/backup firmware on an another phone?
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#3
(01-17-2017, 05:38 PM)lakunle1love Wrote:
(10-26-2016, 09:57 AM)hovatek Wrote: This guide will teach you how to use GSM Aladdin Box to backup / dump a Mediatek (MTK) Android phone's firmware in both scatter and .bin format.

Requirements:

Procedure
  • Extract the content of the GSM Aladdin zip and double-click GSM Aladdin 1.34.exe

[Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...-Box-1.jpg]
  • Click the Mediatek tab

[Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...-Box-2.jpg]

  • Tick ReadFlash

[Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...-Box-3.jpg]

  • Set Model option to Auto Detect and USB

[Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...-Box-4.jpg]

  • If you wish to dump the firmware in scatter format, tick Save as Scatter file. For whole .bin format, leave this option unticked

[Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...-Box-5.jpg]

  • Click Connect

[Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...-Box-6.jpg]

  • Click Start

[Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...-Box-7.jpg]

  • You should now see >>> Scanning Mobile USB Port... . At this point, switch off the phone then connect it to the PC via USB cord (with or without the battery in it)

[Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...-Box-8.jpg]

  • GSM Aladdin should now detect the phone

[Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...-Box-9.jpg]

  • If you ticked the Scatter file option, a box should popup. In this box, tick the partitions you wish to backup / Dump

[Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...Box-10.jpg]
  • Click OK when you're done

[Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...Box-11.jpg]

  • Select the location you wish to save the backup to then click OK

[Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...Box-12.jpg]

  • GSM Aladdin should begin backing up the selected partitions. Do Not interrupt this process

[Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...Box-13.jpg]

  • If you didn't tick the scatter file option, a window will popup. Select the location you wish to save the whole .bin backup to then click Save

[Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...ox-13a.jpg]
  • GSM Aladdin should commence backup. Do Not interrupt this process

[Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...ox-13b.jpg]
  • Once backup is done, you should get a success message

[Image: Hovatek-how-to-backup-or-dump-MTK-Androi...Box-14.jpg]

Thanks for this.


If you backup with the scatter file option, does that mean that you can use Sp flash tool to flash the dumbed/backup firmware on an another phone?

Yes u can but u need to change the name from "example" recovery.bin to recovery.img and that should go to the other file as well and then u can flash it using Sp flash tool
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#4
Please i have a problem. Whenever i plug the usb to the phone, it always charges instead of the ALADDIN to detect the phone, even if i remove the battery,ALADDIN will not detect it and if i put the batterry, it will start charging.


HELP!
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#5
(01-24-2017, 10:09 AM)lakunle1love Wrote: Please i have a problem. Whenever i plug the usb to the phone, it always charges instead of the ALADDIN to detect the phone, even if i remove the battery,ALADDIN will not detect it and if i put the batterry, it will start charging.


HELP!

That's because you've not installed drivers as the guide instructed
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#6
(01-24-2017, 03:58 PM)hovatek Wrote:
(01-24-2017, 10:09 AM)lakunle1love Wrote: Please i have a problem. Whenever i plug the usb to the phone, it always charges instead of the ALADDIN to detect the phone, even if i remove the battery,ALADDIN will not detect it and if i put the batterry, it will start charging.


HELP!

That's because you've not installed drivers as the guide instructed

I have  the vcom drivers installed. Maybe i should reinstall
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#7
(01-25-2017, 09:00 AM)lakunle1love Wrote: I have  the vcom drivers installed. Maybe i should reinstall

Yes, you should
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