eMAX mini Unbrick Kit + TWRP recovery + Root

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eMAX mini Unbrick Kit + TWRP recovery + Root

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Edited by bencebacsi at 2015-12-1 08:19 \n\n

Unbrick Kit (with working stock ROM inside)
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TWRP recovery
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Root
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UMI eMAX mini



EDIT 2015. Nov. 05: The unbrick Kit has been replaced.
EDIT 2015. Nov. 24: The Unbrick Kit works properly and can repair your phone anytime.
EDIT 2015. Nov. 26: All the tools provided here were checked and tested many times, and they have been proven to be safe and useful.



Unbrick Kit
Using the following sources you can resurrect your bricked UMI eMAX mini.
This tool is safe to use.

  • Qualcomm drivers for both x86 and x64 Windows systems: New_Qualcomm_Driver_8936_20150414.rar (These are unsigned drivers and you don't really need them since proper and signed drivers can be installed with the Flashtool. You need them only for operating with QPST.)
  • eMAX mini Software Download Tool: 6FA4-ZP0-P5002-Flashtool.EXE (This tool has its own guide in its Help section. There's a driver installer in the tool as well. The Flashtool will install the mini_001_10/19/2015 - Build number: LRX22G version ROM on your phone)

To put your phone into downloader mode for flashing:
  • Power off your phone (if your phone is in boot loop, you can power it off by keeping pressed the power button for about 10 seconcs. If your phone can't power off but always restarts, jump immediately to step 2. when you perceive/hear the vibration.)
  • Connect your phone to USB and immediately (after the vibration) press and keep pressed all the 3 side-buttons until you see the Warning screen (just wait for the next vibration if your screen doesn't work because incompatible ROM is installed).
  • Long press the Vol-up button until the screen gets dark (If your screen doesn't work, watch the device manager and releaase the button when the HS-USB QDLoader 9008 appears among the COM ports).

Notification: Firmwares, updates and recoveries created for TCL 3S (M3G) are NOT compatible with UMI eMAX Mini. Don't try to install them!

Stock ROM (OTA) version LRX22G: JSU_T500L-3ALCZP1_6FA4ZP42.zip is useless, link has been removed.
CM12.1 ROM version LVY48F: emax_mini_cm12.1_gapps_20150916.zip is useless, link has been removed.


TWRP recovery installer: iroot_twrp_recovery_emaxmini_15110412.img (This recovery has been tested and works properly. You can install it with third party apps if your phone is already rooted or flash in fastboot mode even without root access. Fastboot commands work with the -i 0x1bbb parameter. To flash TWRP recovery the command is: fastboot -i 0x1bbb flash recovery iroot_twrp_recovery_emaxmini_15110412.img   --  The old TWRP installer was useless, removed from here.)

ROOT
Root with Windows adb app: iRoot PC version can root this phone as well as install the TWRP recovery that you can download above. It can't work without installing that recovery image. It's not always successful at the first time but finally can do the job. Your browser might block the download page and the downloaded file, so you have to allow it.
Root with TWRP: Choose this method if you don't need bloatwares on your phone.
1. Download SuperSU-v2.56-20151030013730.zip and copy it to the memory of your phone.
2. On your phone, enable USB debugging in the Settings/Developer options. (To enable the Developer options, in the Settings/About phone menu, hit the 'Build number' line 7 times.)
3. Locate the folder where you store the downloaded TWRP image and open a command promt (Shift + right click menu)
4. Type adb reboot-bootloader to boot your phone into fastboot mode. Button combinations don't work.
5. Check the device manager whether you see the Android Bootloader Interface.
6. Type (or copy/paste from here)
fastboot -i 0x1bbb flash recovery iroot_twrp_recovery_emaxmini_15110412.img end hit Enter.
Now you may disconnect your phone.
7. Press and keep pressed the power button until your phone powers off.
8. Press and keep pressed the Vol-up + Power buttons together until your phone powers on to boot into recovery.
9. Select Install.
10. Brows for the SuperSU file and select it. You can change storage at the top if needed.
11. Swipe right to confirm flash.
12. After finished, touch the 'Wipe cache/dalvik' button and swipe.
13. Touch the house icon at the bottom left, Reboot --> System and wait for the boot up.
Now your UMI eMAX Mini smartphone is rooted.

There's an easy tool for TWRP and Drivers install HERE



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 Author| Post time 2015-11-1 14:23:53 | Show all posts
I've got the repair kit. It's a 1.5GB package. I'm gonna make it available today evening, that's sure.

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Post time 2015-11-6 19:49:47 | Show all posts
sebcio123 replied at 2015-11-6 19:13
Great !!! Thanks for this tutorial. I'll try it after work  
Few more questions:
1. Do we  need  ...

1) only flash tool and qualcoom. no cm, no OTA.
2) after unbrick you will find a recovery stock with these combination
3) yeah, i try and works fine BUT i have baseband EUR! network unknown. (also with stock and emergency kit)

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Post time 2015-11-6 18:55:09 | Show all posts
sebcio123 replied at 2015-11-6 18:07
@fabi_92 : Could U describe 'step-by-step' what did U use and how set tools properly(like 6FA4-ZP0-P ...

- Download emergency kit flash tool AND qualcomm drivers
- Turnoff Emax Mini and plug in (PC) and wait 5 seconds
- Vol Up + Vol Down + Power --> Warning screen -> Longpres VOL UP -> Black screen (download mode) [with my previous full brick, I could not see even the Warning screen. I tried to attempts and imagining it]
- Now, go to device manager on windows and find "Android HS-USB QDLoader 9008" (if you can not find it, look for drivers not recognize and upgrade driver with a qualcomm drivers previously downloaded. manual update, search folder and done)
- Run 6FA4-ZP0-P5002-Flashtool.EXE
- Option -> install e unistall driver -> install -> close this window
- Product models: M3M -> DOWNLOAD

Sorry for my language and for a "mini" guide xD
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fabi_92 replied at 2015-10-30 20:04
Edited by fabi_92 at 2015-10-30 20:17 \n\n
i find Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 (COM5 & COM6)
but s ...

The emergency repair kit is uploading now by UMI. Do you have another (or more) but mtk based phone connected to your computer?

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Post time 2015-11-2 23:52:57 | Show all posts
well, I'm ruined.
I wanted to try again to return to the emergency kit stock.
Now, is dead. the buttons are not working.
no bootloader, no driver, no download mod, no recovery .... NOTHING !!!
only a white LED when i charge.

damn this device is driving me to despair.
I could contact umi somehow?

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Post time 2015-11-29 07:14:36 | Show all posts
This phone is/was advertised with Android 5.1 out of the box but it comes with version 5.0

When and where is the update?

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Post time 2015-11-13 21:39:13 | Show all posts
Jochen replied at 2015-11-13 19:56
Edited by Jochen at 2015-11-13 21:24 \n\n Edited by Jochen at 2015-11-13 20:01 \n\n
1 If you power  ...


I managed to restore my eMax mini and I don't have network issues, even LTE works, in fact.

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Post time 2015-11-13 20:16:53 | Show all posts
Edited by fabi_92 at 2015-11-13 20:33 \n\nI'm trying to restore TWRP.
It does not work anymore.
> waiting to device >

3 weeks with the phone bricked/damaged. good.really disappointed.


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Post time 2015-11-12 13:09:59 | Show all posts
i will share my experience after this escapade. Many thanx.

One thumbs down for UMI
How can the fist reboot lead to a loopboot.

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Post time 2015-11-6 20:02:17 | Show all posts
hello! Here are instructions for unlocking europe bands - http://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?s ... =1020#entry41888174

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Post time 2015-10-29 14:32:00 | Show all posts
thanks a lot friend!

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Post time 2015-10-29 23:46:19 | Show all posts
Hi bencebacsi
Today my eMax mini rebooted and won't start. It hasn't been updated since I got it 2 days ago, and now it just shows a black screen with slightly flickering dimmed background light.

I can't get into recovery/fastboot and the computer doesn't find it, so do you have any idea as how to get it flashed to try and recover it?
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almi replied at 2015-10-29 23:46
Hi bencebacsi
Today my eMax mini rebooted and won't start. It hasn't been updated since I got it 2 d ...

Hi almi,

Unfortunately I don't have a such phone in hand, or I could test the solutions I've provided here.
You should power off you phone somehow. Maybe very long pressing the power button can do the job. If your phone is powered off, connect it to USB, then press and keep pressed the volume-up button until your phone turns into fastboot mode. In that mode you can erase the data partition as well as flash the twrp recovery or the boot and system partition as well.

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Post time 2015-10-30 02:34:13 | Show all posts
Edited by fabi_92 at 2015-10-30 02:39 \n\nI have the phone unusable.
same situation and I do not know what to do
fastboot nothing, no previous recovery. nothing.
even with rootjoy I can't do something.

if anyone can help, I would be grateful

ps: only download mode.

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Post time 2015-10-30 03:05:08 | Show all posts
fabi_92 replied at 2015-10-30 02:34
Edited by fabi_92 at 2015-10-30 02:39 \n\nI have the phone unusable.
same situation and I do not kn ...

How did you get into download mode?

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Post time 2015-10-30 07:07:24 | Show all posts
almi replied at 2015-10-30 03:05
How did you get into download mode?

power + volume down + volume up but ... is pointless
I have not found a solution.
please, if someone finds it, let us know

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Post time 2015-10-30 07:35:33 | Show all posts
yeah, I got the same thing. To no avail...
 Author| Post time 2015-10-30 09:43:53 | Show all posts
I suggest you to download and install QPST: qpst-2-7-build-425
Run the QFIL app and check if it can see your phone. There are some useful info on the following page: https://devlakiutak.wordpress.com/2013/08/10/fixdeadboot/
I try to get the needed source files from UMI.

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Post time 2015-10-30 20:04:02 | Show all posts
Edited by fabi_92 at 2015-10-30 20:17 \n\n
bencebacsi replied at 2015-10-30 09:43
I suggest you to download and install QPST: qpst-2-7-build-425
Run the QFIL app and check if it can  ...

i find Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 (COM5 & COM6)
but seem invisible




eMMC don't find ports
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