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Friday, December 18, 2015

HOW TO FLASH FIRMWARE ON DZ09 MTK6260 SMARTWATCH


DZ09

Intro

Specification:


DISCLAIMER
FLASH WITH YOUR OWN RISK!!!
I WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY NON FUNCTIONAL AND DAMAGES TO YOUR DEVICE HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE

Preparation:

What you need before start 


  1. PC or laptop (windows)
  2. USB cable
  3. Driver
  4. Flashtool
  5. Firmware (rom)
  6. Serial Number Writer Tool (for those who are lost imei number)

Getting started

1. On phone dialer press *#8375#
2. Write down all version summary info and keep it save for future reference
3. Write down your imei number by pressing *#06# and keep it save for imei recovery

Installing Driver

1.On your computer install com port driver for your DZ09 (come with flash tool download above)


2. Open your computer device manager
3. Turn off your DZ09 before connect to the PC via USB cable
4. Connect USB cable
5. Wait till computer installing new com port
6. If it fail to install due to device auto disconnect, disconnect USB cable from device. Run Flashtool.exe

 7. Press Download Agent button, and load file MTK_AllInOne_DA.bin


8. Go to Memory Test tab and check RAM test only. Press start
9. Connect USB cable to device and wait till the pc installing the port automatically.
10. After success installing driver Flashtool will test your ram. Wait till circle green popup. Then disconnect your device. This method is used for holding the port while windows working for driver installation.

Now the driver is already for flashing process.


Firmware Preparation

For firmware i just only need English language. Other language maybe not available. On listed below main language for those firmware was English and Chinese. Otherwise I did`t check yet. And all I already test with my own DZ09. There are many type and version on this model, I tested all and below are the suitable for my DZ09 hardware

DZ09 Firmware
APLUS firmware (only secret code did`t work)
GT08 firmware (only camera issue)

MORE - More version (Latest uploaded 02 Mar 2016)
DZ09

APLUS

GT08
After download the firmware, extract the .rar file

Firmware installation

1. Power off your DZ09
2. Open Flashtool.exe
3. On Download tab, hit Download Agent and open  MTK_AllInOne_DA.bin
4. Hit Scatter/Config File and load .cfg file inside firmware folder
5. Select Options, make sure you tick "backup->Download/Format->Restore" on Backup and Restore tab

6. Hit download button

7. Connect USB cable to your device

8. Wait for backup, install and restore process done till GREEN CIRCLE appear. It will take up to 5min to complete all the process. PLEASE DO NOT DISCONNECT THE USB CABLE DURING THE PROCESS TILL IT DONE. IF NOT IT WILL HARD BRICK YOUR DEVICE!!!!

9. Disconnect your USB cable
10. Done, start your smart watch as usual and enjoy

RECOVERING YOUR LOST IMEI

If "no network" state happen to your device even your sim card inserted with a good network coverage area, that mean you may have lost IMEI number. Press *#06# to check. If did`t show your IMEI you need to restore your IMEI by using Serial Number Writer Tool.


How to recover:

  1. Download serial number writer tool here.Then extract the file.
  2. Run SN Writer.exe
  3. Change target type to FEATURE PHONE
  4. Hit System Config
  5. Tick IMEI checkbox and hit MD1_DB
  6. Select BPL file. BPL file is located in your same firmware folder
  7. Open BPL file then hit save
  8. Turn off your device.
  9. Hit Start button and key in your IMEI number that you have write down before or you can find it under the battery cover. Press OK
  10. Wait till the status below the progress bar in "Wait for USB insert" state
  11. Connect USB cable to your device
  12. Wait the process done till GREEN PASS
  13. DONE, hit Cancel then quit the tool.
  14. Turn on your DZ09 device then check with *#06# code on your phone dailer.

APPS for notification push

You can download here for APK file. Download and install, before install make sure you already checked Unknown sources checkbox in the security setting of your phone. OR scan QR code below with your phone for direct link download to your phone

EXTRA : How to change clock face



  1. Make a copy of your rom folder
  2. Run mtk resource edit . Download here 
  3. Click open then browse your copied rom folder
  4. On file type change MTK BIN to ALL FILES
  5. Select Rom then open
  6. Select Picture TAB then identify your clock face file inside the rom
  7. Click WorkDir then find your clock face folder
  8. Select clock face file (rom) then select clock face .gif file (clockface folder)
  9. Click Import
  10. Save your rom by overwrite the copied rom
  11. Flash your new modified rom to your device by using above procedure.
Sample of the clock face here
Note: Clock face replacement will not change the clock hand. Only background of the clock. Clock face must be in .gif format and the file size is not larger then the clock face of the rom




Thursday, August 27, 2015

BATTERY TIPS FOR ANDROID DEVICE

Introduction

Each android device users will want their devices to be used with a long time without recharging. But unfortunately the problem of battery life you will make you frustrated with your device. You must find the source of extra battery power for everyday use as an example of such a power bank, battery capacity is larger than the standard, extra batteries and other
The idea of using the power banks is good but you have to remember that the use of power bank or battery charger that is too often is highly discouraged, especially during the make outgoing calls or during heavy use, such as playing games.It would be shorten your battery life actually.

So how to reduce the number of times the charging device? Here I want to share some tips to reduce battery power consumption on your android device and extending battery lifespan

Charging

  1. Avoid charging the battery when making calls or heavy use.
  2. Start charging the battery in the range of 10% ~ 20%. Try to avoid using up the battery runs out or until the device turns itself off.
  3. Trying to charge continuously without interruption devices up to 80% and above.
  4. Avoid the device is charging times are too long, such as charging all night. unplug the charger once the battery reaches 100% (fully charged)

Maintenance

How to reduce resistant terminal
  1. Check the condition of the battery terminals. (removable only)
  2. Clean the battery terminals with an eraser (removable only)
    There is a layer of white and black on the battery terminals before cleaning.This is caused by oxidation of terminal causes contact between the battery and the pin is less efficient
  3. Clean the battery terminal pin on the device (removable only)
  4. Clean the terminal pin on the charger using contact cleaner spry. (Please make sure the charger is power off before cleaning and make sure it is completely dry before using it. Short-circuit can occur when still in wet conditions)

Please note, use a sharp object like a knife or hard objects is not recommended at all. Because it can damage the surface of the terminal. Do not use corrosive chemicals because it will harm to your device


If necessary, change the USB cable every 2 years. better yet use the USB cable that was made by the original manufacturer

Device Settings

  1. Turn off wifi, bluetooth, NFC, GPS, data when you are not using it.
  2. Activate power saving mode
  3. Manually set the screen brightness to the lowest you can still see the display. Using auto screen brightness is good, but it uses energy to the light sensor. You can make a test which one is better and choose the best one
  4. Disable haptic feedback
  5. Reduce the use of sensor devices such as proximity sensors, temperature sensors, humidity sensors, barometric sensors, light sensors, etc.
  6. Switch to GPRS mode only when not using the device. placing mode 3G or 4G is using more energy to communicate between devices and transmitters. More fast more power is needed.
  • Auto mode 2G / 3G / 4G there are advantages and disadvantages, advantages of auto mode will switch automatically in accordance with the signal strength of an area. And this mode will select the strongest signal among three types of modes.This will reduce the energy of the device to communicate with the tower. More distant and weak signal, the more energy is needed. But not necessarily auto mode is the best. Frequency conversion mode also causes more energy consumption, where the process of handover between the two types of signal requires more energy. More frequent exchange mode more energy is needed. Worse, if the device in an auto mode and the device is on the border forces of the two types of mode, device will be more frequent to exchange the mode. So choose the mode that matches the area you are in.

Apps

Based on my experience, the power consumption of the batteries over to the applications used on the device. So take care when choosing applications to install. Avoid too many apps installed on your device. Install the application that you just really need only. For more information about application section please go to this link (link will provide soon)

THANKS