UMIDIGI A7 PRO 128GB EEA V1.4_20200819 ROM - SPFT + OTA release

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UMIDIGI A7 PRO 128GB EEA V1.4_20200819 ROM - SPFT + OTA release

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Post time 2020-8-24 21:44:15 | Show all posts |Read mode
This is the SP Flash Tool + OTA release of the
V1.4_20200819 system software
for
UMIDIGI A7 Pro 128GB

European version for EEA countries


Flash tool operation is recommended to experienced users only. If you are not yet an experienced flash tool user, please carefully read the flash tool tutorial before proceeding, and strictly follow each instruction.

Except if an authorized or responsible expert directly asked you to do that,
never format the flash chip of your device or you instantly lose your warranty!

UMIDIGI A7 Pro receives all updates automatically via FOTA method. You need this tool only in case of emergency (if you've bricked your phone), if you want to apply a clean install or if you want to clear all root access and custom recovery to make your phone able to receive FOTA updates again. Moreover, flashing with SPFT is the only option to repair (replace) damaged system software.




Changelog:
  • Closing background running apps after screen-off issue fixed
  • Czech and Slovak translation updated
  • Other minor bug fixes and system optimization


FOTA version: UMIDIGI_A7_PRO_EEA_V1.4_20200819



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SP Flash Tool
Resources:


Flashtool tutorial: http://bit.ly/SPFTguide

Extract the .rar file before use. The scatter file (MT6763_Android_scatter.txt) is inside the extracted folder, together with the other components


VCOM driver: Windows 10 can automatically install it. Please make sure that your Windows is logged in with administrator rights and your computer has a working internet connection when first time connecting your phone.


Here's an optional solution to start the flashing process on your UMIDIGI A7 Pro if the standard method doesn't work.
It's especially useful if your phone is bricked or is stuck in bootloop
  • Connect your UMIDIGI A7 Pro to USB.
  • Start the flashing process with the Download button in the flasher app.
  • Press and keep pressed the power button of your phone until the flashing process starts (red bar appears at the bottom of the app window), then release it. In this process you have to keep the power button pressed for about 10 seconds.
  • Wait until the flashing process finishes.

If you accidentally formatted the flash chip of your phone, visit the following thread: UMIDIGI A7 Pro: Repair IMEIs, MEID and Google certificate

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OTA (recovery) update
Manual (local) OTA update method instructions
  • Copy the downloaded .zip file to the internal storage of your phone
  • Go to Settings → About phone → Wireless update
  • Tap the 3-dot menu button in the top right corner and select Local Updates
  • Brows for the ...update.zip file and select it
  • Select INSTALL NOW, then OK in the Warning window. Your phone reboots into recovery, the update gets installed, then your phone boots into Android. Your updated system is ready to use.

Update file for manual OTA update:
It can update version 202000802 only

Optional method (in case if the manual OTA update gets stuck): Install from recovery
You need a microSD card (with at least 4GB capacity) installed in your phone!
  • Copy the ...update.zip file to your SD card.
  • Press and hold the volume-up and power buttons together until your phone restarts in the boot selector mode. It needs about 10 seconds or a little bit less if your phone was already powered off.
  • Here you can move with the vol-up button and select an item with vol-down. Select Recovery.
  • Your phone boots into Recovery and you see a lying android figure with an exclamation mark in red triangle on its tummy + 'No command'.
  • Press and hold the power and vol-up buttons (in this order) together, then release them to call the recovery menu. Now you can move with both volume buttons, and select an item with the power button.
  • Move to ‘Apply update from SD card’ and select it.
  • On the next screen brows for the update file and select it. The update process will start and needs a few minutes to be finished.
  • After a succcessful installation, you can read the ''Install from SD card complete.'' message and the recovery menu is available again.
  • Select 'Reboot system now'. Alternatively you can perform a factory data reset here by choosing 'Wipe data/factory reset'


Kind request from users:
Please report any kind of new issues you experience after installing this update only if you've already flashed this ROM with SP Flash Tool in Firmware Upgrade mode. In rare cases a FOTA update can cause more or less serious malfunctions but that means only the update process went wrong, not a badly developed ROM. An updated stock ROM, especially related to the basic functions will not cause any new issues but will solve some of the existing ones.

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Post time 2020-8-27 05:43:37 | Show all posts
Edited by nickt at 2020-8-27 05:50  

Hello, unfortunately this update leads to other issues, for example all downloads from the Play Store are being stuck 50%/89%, the suggestion are still persisting in the settings app (even after manage them) instead I confirm that the background apps issue has been fixed.

PS: I have cleaned the storage/cache of the Play Store (is even up-to-date) / Play Services and Google App but the issue still persists (impossible to download updates / new installations) and I have noticed that the are possible problems regarding the notification about available updates from the Play Store (not showing) and yet, you are still missing many security patches (last is 10 April 2020) are you going to allow us to update those via OTA (possibily via official patches rather that awaiting a new build from you) because I hope that you will not stop supporting this phone (A7 Pro) in few months as happened with the Power.

PPS: I really hope that you will made possible to use Project Treble (or even better release the source / unlock the bootloader) allowing us to finally install custom roms without many "hacks" and problems.

PPPS: I really love your products (hardware and materials) but it's a sin leaving the software part in a so "lazy" way.. we need more security paches and a bit more open platform.

Best regards.

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Post time 2020-8-24 22:15:11 | Show all posts
I have installed the new version via OTA and the first impression ist good. My Background-App TrueEdge works and was not killed again by ScreenOff. Thanks to the developer!

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Post time 2020-8-26 15:22:34 | Show all posts
Thank you, admin!

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Post time 2020-8-26 21:46:08 | Show all posts
I confirm, bug with killed background apps is fixed. Now they work correctly. Thank you for the fast reaction

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Post time 2020-8-30 17:14:30 | Show all posts
i still have problems with apps that closed in backgrounds, for example sometimes i not receive whatsapp and telegram notifications until i open the apps again

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Post time 2020-8-30 19:15:40 | Show all posts
maybe is better to activate duraspeed and turn on the apps u want active in background? with duraspeed off i have problem with some apps notifications like i said

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Post time 2020-9-8 01:17:30 | Show all posts
I've just bought it, and for some problems with notifications I've installed V1.4_20200819 system software, but Notifications runs only partially:
- Gmail, SMS, Whatsapp, Instagram: Notifications OK
- Spark mail, Email Edison, Bank App (CheBanca!), simply-Fy, allertaLOM, SP_Panel and many others didn't run: Notifications KO

All those apps runs correctly into others smartphones: 1 Motorola with Android10, 1 LG S5 with Android 8, 1 Elephone P8000 with Android 5.0!!!!

Please solve it. Thank You.

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Post time 2020-9-8 17:39:26 | Show all posts
@bencebacsi when is Super Night Mode expected?

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Post time 2020-9-29 01:33:37 | Show all posts
MauroMauri replied at 2020-9-8 01:17
I've just bought it, and for some problems with notifications I've installed V1.4_20200819 system so ...

I am experiencing the same problem since installing this update.  Only a couple of notifications still work.  Gmail only partially works while a dozen Apps no longer display any notifications on my A7 Pro 128GB.  Hoping that a fix or new update coming soon!
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