[A5 Pro] UMIDIGI A5 Pro V1.8_20201022 ROM - SPFT + OTA release

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[A5 Pro] UMIDIGI A5 Pro V1.8_20201022 ROM - SPFT + OTA release

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This is the SP Flash Tool + OTA release of the
V1.8_20201022 system software
for UMIDIGI A5 Pro


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 A5 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:
  • Android Security Patch level updated
  • Minor bug fixes and system improvements

FOTA version: UMIDIGI_A5_Pro_V1.8_20201022_20201022-1050

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SP Flash Tool
Resources:


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

Extract the .rar file before use. The scatter file (MT6765_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 A5 Pro if the standard method doesn't work.
It's especially useful if your phone is bricked or is stuck in bootloop
1. Connect your UMIDIGI A5 Pro to USB.
2. Start the flashing process with the Download button in the flasher app.
3. 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.
4. Wait until the flashing process finishes.

If you accidentally formatted the flash chip of your phone, visit the following thread: Recover fingerprint scanner and Google key Android 9 and 10

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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 → System → Advanced → 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 20200715 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 updating 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 receovery 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 2020-11-8 02:46:07 From the mobile phone | Show all posts
With this update, my touch on the display stops working every third time I unlock my phone.  And so all the time, I have to turn it off and on and then it works.  What is the problem?  Last update it would happen very rarely, but now every third time if not the second!

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Post time 2020-11-25 16:49:35 | Show all posts
Edited by -greg- at 2020-11-25 17:40  

For those who have the EEA/EU version.
You can safely install this version with the SP Flash Tool. By selecting "Download Only" and deselecting "userdata" partition (always the last one in the list) you will keep all files, applications and settings. I checked personally.

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Post time 2020-10-27 06:07:40 | Show all posts
Thanks, I hope the EU version will come too

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Post time 2020-11-2 01:04:47 | Show all posts
No Updates for our A5 Pro EEA ?
Thats sooo bad....or is it sad?

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ornan replied at 2020-10-27 06:07
Thanks, I hope the EU version will come too

I'm sorry but the EEA version will not receive further updates. If you want to install this (and possibly future updates), you need to flash this version with SP Flash Tool. Installing the global (non-EEA) version will not cause any disadvantages to European users.

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Post time 2020-10-29 14:31:51 | Show all posts
bencebacsi replied at 2020-10-28 22:42
I'm sorry but the EEA version will not receive further updates. If you want to install this (and p ...

Thank you for the information.

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Post time 2020-10-30 05:24:26 | Show all posts
hello ! after this update i want come back to v1.7 with sp flashtool ...because draining battery. now ask password that i have but not working !!!!  WHAT IS THE PROBLEM ???

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Post time 2020-10-30 05:50:46 | Show all posts
SHEET OF UPDATE !!!! lost all personnal data ..... all working well before this s....t of update .
IT IS MY PHONE AND I CAN'T USE IT !!!! lost all last pictures THANKS GOOGLE AND OTHERS.

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Post time 2020-10-30 06:35:54 From the mobile phone | Show all posts
bencebacsi replied at 2020-10-28 22:42
I'm sorry but the EEA version will not receive further updates. If you want to install this (and p ...

Will there be more updates for the global version? Maybe an android boost? As on a7 pro.

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Post time 2020-11-6 01:34:40 | Show all posts
Edited by ornan at 2020-11-6 03:18  

I just flashed the EU/EEA version with this one. So far so good, no issue flashing the rom on the phone. The guide was easy enough to understand to guide me through the flashing process. I'll check the phone battery for a day or two if it drains my battery like GEX75085 say this update does.
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