Mar 20, 2013 By France Abaricia How To

How To Root MyPhone A818 Slim Duo

Good Day! Here’s the new updates of Tech Blogger Zone and this time its all about on “How To Root MyPhone A818 Slim Duo,” a little bit differ from rooting a Cherry Mobile device that using a Bin4ry Tool. Note! Please read it carefully to avoid any errors, because rooting your phone does run a risk to potentially bricking it! also voids your phone warranty, do this at your own risk Tech Blogger Zone have no responsibility to your phone no matter what happened. For those who don’t know why do we need to root our android smartphone, here’s why? There are some android apps or games that needs root privilege to run it into your android device. Is it required? Nope! But if you want to enjoy the essence of android smartphone, you’ll need it.


How To Root MyPhone A818 Slim Duo
MyPhone A818 Slim Duo

Note:

Do this at your own risk!

Download:

  • A818 slim rooting files (link) (mirror)

How To Root MyPhone A818 Slim Duo

  • Download the A818 slim rooting files, file provided above.
  • Extract it anywhere in your PC.
  • Once the file extracted, find the file “update.zip” inside the “A181 slim rooting files” and send it into the root of your SDcard.
  • Now turn off your android smartphone device and set it aside.
  • Open the folder “MT6575 USB VCOM drivers” inside the “A181 slim rooting files” folder and find the .inf file that compatible with your Windows OS. If you are running XP, right click and choose install. Now for windows 7 navigate to C:WindowsSystem32 and find ‘hdwwiz.ex’. Right click and run as administrator. Click next and choose install the hardware manually, click next and look for Ports (COM & LPT) click next and choose ‘have disk’. Browse to the inf file for your Windows’ OS. Click open, and OK. Then choose Mediatek Preloader USB VCOM Port under the Model list. Click next, then next again so the the hardware will now be installed. (Some had successful flashing without installing the drivers from Mediatek Inc., probably another driver was installed that was compatible with the Phone and SP flash tool.)
  • Open SP Flash Tool Folder and click Flash_tool .

How To Root MyPhone A818 Slim Duo

  • After that click File and click Open Scatter File.

How To Root MyPhone A818 Slim DuoHow To Root MyPhone A818 Slim Duo

  • Choose MT6573_Android_scatter from the downloaded folder, click Open

How To Root MyPhone A818 Slim Duo

  • Tick RECOVERY then click it after. Navigate to COTrecovery.img from the downloaded folder again.

How To Root MyPhone A818 Slim Duo

    • Click Download

How To Root MyPhone A818 Slim Duo

  • Flashing will be successful if at the end a message “RECOVERY DOWNLOADED” appears.
  • After that disconnect your phone. Enter into Recovery Mode (Hold Volume up + Volume down then Power button).
  • Press Volume up to Enter Recovery Mode. (COTrecovery will test your phone’s calibration, Just click that red thing on the screen)
  • Navigate to NANDROID and click Backup. (This is important so that in case you want to unroot your phone in the future, you can just restore it through the created backup.)
  • After of processing (around 5 mins) Go back to main window and click Zip Flashing >> Choose Zip from SD Card >> Navigate to update.zip from step 3 then click Yes install unstrusted zip.
  • Go back to main window and click Boot Android.
  • When booting completes, check your apps if there is a Superuser app. If yes then congratulations, you are rooted!

Credit: Thanks to Mr. Chard Silverbeet for the rooting procedure.

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  • khliffz

    Success!!! Thanks a lot… My phone is now rooted…

    I have a little question. Can my A818 Slim Duo upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich?

    • francel200

      I’m not sure I think still not available A818 Slim Duo for ICS OS, anyway congrats!

      • khliffz

        If ever you find a way to upgrade it can you post it also on this site? I will make also a search… :-)

        • francel200

          Don’t worry about that. :Thumbsup:

    • Gerald Roldan

      kuya pede mu ba akong turuan ? yung tagalog :) salamat

    • EM-em Macoolet

      help me nman oh?

    • ohohcharlie

      uy paturo naman

  • bravestarr

    i extracted it and it says files corupt.. zzzzzzzzzzz….

    • francel200

      Try to download it again. :)

      • bravestarr

        why?? it says 2 files corrupt.. cant find the “update.zip” in the folder.. whats wrong??

      • Paul Simbulan Lerpido

        sir brick phone po ata ako or b0otlo0p stock ako xa bo0tlogo pag gnwa ko b to mrerecover ko sya ulet?

  • bravestarr

    WinRAR: Diagnostic Messages
    A818 slim rooting files.rar: CRC failed in A818 slim rooting filesSP Flash Tool v2.1134.00msxml6msxml6.msi. The file is corrupt

    This is the problem when i extracted it.. what should i do?? Im using SP Flash Tool v3.1224.01. Any comment about this??

  • MrBigote

    thank you so much for this post. i was afraid rooting this phone might not be possible.

    pero about the instructions, may hindi clear. saan yung part na i-connect mo ulit yung phone sa computer. may part kasi na “turn off your phone then set it aside. does set aside “here” means turn off the phone but keep the phone connected to the computer? just to clarify. or set aside means turn off the phone, disconnect it, then put it elsewhere? everything else i believe is clear.

    thank you again

    • francel200

      Goodeve @mrbigote:disqus, Ituturn off lang po yung phone di po muna sya ididisconnect tapos ilagay mo muna sa tabi or kahit saan basta nakakabit pa sa pc, ididisconnect mo lang po sya pag mag rerecovery mode ka na sa phone mo. Sana nakatulong thanks po sa pagdalaw.

  • EM-em Macoolet

    sir pa help naman po COTrecovery nlng error nun sakin,,,sa a818 slim..

    itong step na to di ko po mapagana help naman..

    >>>

    Tick RECOVERY then click it after. Navigate to COTrecovery.img from the downloaded folder again.

    • francel200

      ito po pag ka load mo ng MT6573_Android_scatter hanapin mo po yung RECOVERY tapos click mo yun lalabas yung isang window hanapin mo po yung COTrecovery.img na file dapat po naka extract nayun tapos syaka mo sya i-open.

  • RACH

    hello po.. Help nmn po please. Nagkaka error kc ko pag nandun nasa part na SP Flash tool.. pag tick ko sa recovery at pag browse ng COTrecovery, tpos click ko ng download.. lumalabas sa baba ung insert USB 14secs.. pero nka insert nmn po ung phone.. tinry ko n pong naka off at naka on.. same error lng po. eto un error.

    SP FLASH TOOL ERROR : (8100)

    Please help nmn po… salamat.

    • francel200

      na install mo ba yung MT6575 USB VCOM drivers install mo po yan para ma detect yung phone mo or baka naman di naka ON yung USB Debugging ng phone mo.

      • Rach

        Boss, salamat s response.. after po nyan gumana nmn ung sp tool.. kso nung naka 100% na ung download eto nmn ung lumabas na error..

        EBOOT ERROR: (14013)

        please help po uli.. salamat ng marami. :)

        • rach

          hello po.. after so many hours.. nkuha ko n ren po ang sagot.. pero isang malaking tulong ang page na to para sa tagumpay ng pag root ng phone ng kapatid ko. kso lang po, parang wla nmng nagbago sa cellphone nya.. ano po bng benefits ng root n to? hindi nmn lumaki ung internal memory nung phone nya… nagttanong lang po. honestly dko nga alam kung para san ang pag ru root eh..

          • francel200

            Hello Rach, Thanks sa feedback, yung rooting po – ito ay process para ma-access mo yung system files na usually hindi mo magagawa kapag wala kang tinatawag na Root Access sa iyong files, pwede mo na rin mapagana yung mga files na di gumagana nung di pa na roroot yung phone mo kasi may mga files na kailangan pa ng rooting privilege.

  • Prince Genesis Dichoso

    pahelp naman po bakit sakin po ayaw gumana may error 8100 na nalabas T_T

    cannot find usb port daw . :( what should I do ???

  • francis

    master.. thank you.. sa dinami dami ng nag tuturo ng mag root ng phone..dito lang nag success ^_^…. para po sa mga balak din mag root ng kanilang phone… basa lang ng maige.. madadale din nio yan!

    • francel200

      nice grats po :)

  • Jane

    I am in this step. ***Flashing will be successful if at the end a message “RECOVERY DOWNLOADED” appears.***
    But when i clicked download it says at the bottom “Please insert USB cable in 13 seconds.” (Which is still connected)

    When i ticked Recovery, a reminder says that “DPL_BL is unchecked, which may result in boot failure”
    Also, SP FLASH TOOL ERROR appears. What can i do to root my phone succesfully? I’ve installed Mediatek Preloader USB VCOM Port. My phone is turned off but is still connected to the PC. And i tried doing it while my phone is on but same result.

    • francel200

      Did you installed MT6575 USB VCOM drivers or enabled the USB debugging?

      • Jane

        Ok naman yung installation. How will i know if its installed? Kailangan ko ba ulitin lahat ng steps para magwork yung rooting?

        • francel200

          posible po kasi na di nagana yung USB cable, or need mo yung MT6575 USB VCOM driver, same problem lang kasi ni RACH at based sa kanyang feedback sa baba nagkaigi naman sa kanya.

          • Jothee Tan

            Okay na po. I rooted my phone succesfully :) It worked when i unplugged the usb cable then clicked download then plugged it again. Thanks!

  • ally kim

    ilang percent na battery po ba yung kailangan?

    • francel200

      mga 80% – 90% po pwede na.

  • ally kim

    may lumbas po na EBOOT ERROR what should i do?

    • francel200

      ulitin mo lang po yung process.

  • ally kim

    pano po pag nag error sya habang nag dadownload brick na po ba yung phone?

    • francel200

      try mo po ulitin from the start, check mo rin yung phone mo kung na dedetect sya ng pc mo kasi dapat nag sisimula ang process pag ka download.

  • ally kim

    kailangan po ba i-check yung DSP_BL?

  • ally kim

    kahit di po ba i-click yung NANDROID wala po kasing nakalagay na backup eh :)

    • francel200

      need mo po yung Nandroid para mabackup sya para di ka magkaproblema.

  • ally kim

    THANK YOU

  • Jarrel Terenz LaMadrid

    hindi ko mahanap un update.zip na sinasabi, help naman po :(

    • francel200

      download mo sir or kunin mo yung update.zip sa file kasama ng files then lipat mo sa root ng sd card mo then punta kana sa recovery mode sa phone mo tingnan mo uli si update.zip

      • Jarrel Terenz LaMadrid

        nadownload ko na po un file pero wala nakalagay sa loob na update.zip :( try ko ule idownload

        • Jarrel Terenz LaMadrid

          ok na po :) nahanap ko na

          • francel200

            buti nalang kinabahan ako dun ah! sige po goodluck :)

          • Guest

            thanks :) mejo kinakabahan ako simulan iroot un phone ko baka mabricked

          • Jarrel Terenz LaMadrid

            hindi compatible un preloader ko hindi sya nakaRED highlight nainstall ko naman :(

          • Jarrel Terenz LaMadrid

            hindi talaga sya compatible sa Ports (COM & LPT) hindi talaga madetect ng preloader

          • Jarrel Terenz LaMadrid

            ROOTED!! :)) thanks! :)

  • Alan Dayola

    nahihirapan ako sa step 6,. patulong mga bro. hehe

    • francel200

      bakit po?

  • Christopher del Campo

    pwede po bang tanggalin ang SD card bago mag root ng phone??? baka kasi mawala ang mga files ko dun ehh…

    • francel200

      di po pde kelangan may sd card di naman po mawawala yan kaya no need to worry.

  • Christopher del Campo

    Virus file po ang ” a818 slim rooting files.exe” ….

    • francel200

      redownload mo po uli yung file kasi di po dapat .exe yun dapat naka .rar before mo po idownload i-uncheck yung may “Use our download manager and get recommended downloads”