Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Installing custom recovery and custom-rom Part 2

Installing custom recovery and custom-rom Part 2

Things Required

MediaTek USB VCOM drivers
SP Flash Tool v3.1222.00.7z
USB data cable
and ofcourse the Tinji s3 mobile ;)

Make sure you have rooted your mobile if not look here and make sure your mobile is powered off with battery removed.

Download Taiwan101-tinji-recovery credits to Bruno Martins

Installing custom recovery

1. Open SPFlash tool SP Flash Tool v3.1222.00 and load the scatter file (MT6577_Android_scatter_emmc.txt) for your device and ignore any message that may appear.

2. And now click download and select "yes" for the warning.

3. Now connect your phone via USB and quickly put the battery and you will see some process will keep going. Don't do anything until its 100% completed and see a green symbol.

After you see a green symbol you are done.

Now your mobile should have ClockWorkMod Recovery.

Now methods to go to recovery

1. Switch off your mobile and connect the usb cable to charger and wait for the charging message to disappear and then press Vol up + power button together for few secs (The key combination may vary on different mobile models and usb cable is required only for tinji i9300)

2. Using MobileUncleTools

3. Using MTKDroidTools and selecting the button reboot to recovery

Installing a custom-rom

1. Get a valid custom-rom for your phone and put it in your sd card or internal memory of your phone.

2. Use any of the above methods to go to recovery

To scroll to the recovery menu use vol up and vol down and to select a menu item press power button.

3. Select wipe data/factory reset

4. and later Select wipe cache partition

5. And choose install from sd-card and choose the appropriate Rom.

6. Reboot your phone and you can see the custom-rom installed.


  1. hi, thanks for sharing , i have a question. it works for Tinjin i9220?


    1. its a general guide...if you want you can flash the recovery and test it...no harm...

  2. Hey do u think miui s3 rom Will work

  3. Hi couple of questions. I have a Tinji 9300 (with v8 firmware) and I love the CWM recovery ... although I don't see installing any custom rom since I don't think there's anyone really interesting out (correct me if I am wrong). The only issue would be the battery and the autofocus.

    Anyway the downloadable file you link is it a CWM or another kind of recovery?

    Is there a way of flashing it via fastboot? All my devices are linux and I suppose the tool you mention is Windows. Reason for question is I am not sure this phone has a fastboot mode :)


    1. If you want better clean rooted rom then you can flash custom rom..

      it is CWM recovery

      no you can flash via CWM recovery only.

    2. thanks mate for the reply. actually I was wondering if I can flash the CWM via fastboot (not the ROM) since I was not into setting up a windows partition but use my linux one.

      I guess I'll give it a try :)

      Trying to improve this phone ... not bad for the price but some issues are annoying.

  4. i hav tinji i9300 phone . i tied to root following the procedure given by you. but now the phone shows only black screen . i am unable to enter in the recovery. but phone is recognised by usb. help

  5. Oops try flashing a rom or recovery again

  6. how can i flash rom using flash tool

  7. Alguna rom para dejar el tinji i9300 de fabrica?

  8. I tied to root following the procedure given by you. but now the phone shows only black screen . i am unable to enter in the recovery. but phone is recognised by usb. HEEEELP PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  9. hola, necesito ayuda, tengo el tinji i9300 mtk 6577 y lo he flasheado con rom que me dio el servicio tecnico...salió todo bien..pero al intentar encender el telefono ya no va! ni carga la batería ni reconoce el usb ni nada de nada....murió! que puedo hacer? o ya lo perdí `por completo... ayuda. gracias

  10. is there some solution for the black screen ?

  11. same problem here blackscreen and nothing work the phone not recognized by usb

  12. is that "Taiwan101-tinji-recovery" used for mt6577 only...?? how about for mt6575_S01 platform...? please give an advise... thank you in advance.

  13. i dont have a install on sd card option in my andriod system recovery.
    why? how to solve this? only reboot system now, apply update from sdcard, apply update from cache, wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition, backup user data, and restore user data.

  14. I have an android NOTE i9220 (N9000) 5.0 "dual sim smart phone with 8GB ROM, the phone turns on, but when I slide my finger on the screen to unlock it, it stays unlocked message goes," Launcher, Loading "," something wrong, restarting to load " stays there and does nothing else, please help I need what I do to recovery thank you, thank you. my e-mail luisbfz@gmail.com