Thursday, May 10, 2012

MT657x (MT6515 / MT6575 / MT6577) flashing tutorial

Now that the new MediaTek SoC has been released, it is time to publish the instructions on how to flash your MT65x5 (MT6515 and MT6575) based device. Please note that the images shown on this tutorial are just examples and that you must flash your device with the correct ROM files.

Make sure that you read everything carefully and know what you are doing. Don't blame me for any damage that may occur on your device.

Update: By the time that this tutorial was written only MT65x5 was available. Current MT6577 based device can also be flashed using the exact same method, so this has just been updated with references to that most recent SoC.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

ThL V9 (Dual SIM with 3G support)


If you have been following the latest news, then you should be already aware that MediaTek has released the new MT6575 chipset. The first engineering samples started to emerge by the end of the first quarter of this year and right now, the market is already filled up with quite a few interesting options.

I have decided to take ThL V9, not only for its appealing design, but also because the manufacturer is known for releasing phones with great quality and providing updates very often.



Name:MediaTek MT6575
CPU:1 GHz ARM Cortex™-A9
GPU:PowerVR™ SGX 531
Instruction set:ARMv7

Software environment

Embedded:OS: Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread)


(width x height x depth):
130 x 65.5 x 12.1 millimetres
Weigth:139 grams (battery included)
Color:Black (also available in white or grey)


Capacity: 1550 mAh


RAM:capacity:512 MB
ROM-capacity:4 GB
Expansion slot:microSD memory card, supporting up to 32 GB

Network support

Primary phone:GSM850, GSM900, GSM1800, GSM1900, UMTS850, UMTS2100
Secondary phone:GSM850, GSM900, GSM1800, GSM1900


Type:Sharp ASV-LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size:4.3 inches, qHD resolution (540 x 960 pixels)


Main (rear):5 megapixels with autofocus and dual LED flash
Secondary (front):0.3 megapixels


Bluetooth (802.15):Bluetooth 3.0 + Enhanced Data Rate
Wireless LAN / Wi-Fi (802.11):  IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
USB:USB 2.0 Client, Hi-Speed (480 Mbit/s)
USB Series Micro-B (Micro-USB) connector

Satellite navigation

Built-in GPS module:MT6620 chipset
GPS antenna:Internal
Complementary GPS services:  A-GPS (Assisted GPS), MediaTek EPO (Extended Prediction Orbit)

Additional features

Sensors:Gravity, Proximity, Light and Magnetic field sensors
Analog Radio:FM radio (87.5-108 MHz) with RDS radio receiver