24 November 2013

MediaTek MT6572 Chipset and UBIFS System Review [Pros and Cos]

MediaTek MT6572 Chipset and UBIFS System Review [Pros and Cos]

MediaTek is a Chinese company which are making cheap Android devices with good specifications. Most of us know Indian companies like Micromax, Karbonn, Lava, Spice etc. are just cloning those devices are renaming with Karbonn device, so we also get MediaTek chipset in our Android devices. There are different versions of MediaTek chipsets like MediaTek MT6577, MediaTek MT6589, MediaTek MT6573, MediaTek MT6573, MediaTek MT6572 etc. but we always need to be sure which chipset is best. I get Celkon A63 for just testing purpose and found that it was not at all lagging on Jelly Bean OS. You might thinking why would it lag but I need to tell you that it's having 512 MB RAM. I saw that device is having MediaTek MT6572 processor, which is very fast. Another thing which made this device faster is the UBIFS system and data partitions. UBIFS is actually a Nand Storage but it's better than other Nand storage like EXT4 because it is faster and durable.
Some pros and cos of UBIFS File System:





Pros [Advantages] of UBIFS System support:

  • It's faster than other storage devices- I made a CWM recovery and the way it was restoring the Nandroid backup was amazing. I've tested CWM on same devices but with EXT4 storage and found that UBIFS is better than it.
  • It's un-corruptible- UBIFS system is made to be faster and un-corruptible. Even if you use the storage like a machine, the storage won't be corrupted! This is helpful for developers like me because we need to flash many files to test if they are working or not.

Cos [Disadvantages] of UBIFS System support:
  • No CWM/TWRP Recovery- There's just some devices with the recovery that mounts UBIFS system and that was Christian Troy's CWM Recovery. He's the one who mounted the UBIFS system on CWM Recovery. I also successfully ported his CWM Recovery to support Celkon A63 but the power button is not working, that's the only but I'm facing in mounting UBIFS in Celkon A63 otherwise the recovery is working with no errors.


So I think UBIFS is better than EXT4 because of it's speed and it can be best if we get development for CWM for UBIFS devices.
Okay, as I said another thing that makes Celkon A63 faster is MediaTek MT6572 Chipset. Let's quickly see the Pros and Cos of MediaTek MT6572 Chipset too!


Pros of MediaTek MT6572 Chipset:



  • Faster- A device running Jelly Bean on 256 MB RAM is running like a butter! I could play Subway Surfers and other High Definition games with swap support and there were no lags. The chipset is designed to be faster on even low-end Android devices.

  • Battery saver- There's 1500 mAh battery in Celkon A63 and the battery backup of this device is good when we compare it to other devices having 1500 mAh battery. I use it to play games and running some big apps and still there's no need for me to charge it frequently. The devices like Lava Iris 405 (running on 512 MB RAM, 1 GHz Dual Core Processor, 1400 mAh battery) needs to get charged after ever 7-10 hours! Whereas Celkon A63 needs to charged after 1 day. A63 is running on MediaTek MT6572 chipset, 256 MB RAM, 1.3 GHz Dual Cor processor and still having better battery backup than other devices with other chipset.

  • Don't get up heated- Again, I'd like to give you example of Lava Iris 405 only. People using Lava Iris 405 always have a complaint about the heating problem. The device is running on 1 GHz Dual Core processor and have heating problem whereas A63 is running on 1.3G GHz Dual Core processor and no heat at all.
  • Cheap- When we compare the price of devices running on MT6572 and on other specifications, MT6572 always wins! you can get a device with 512 MB RAM and 1.3 GHz Dual Core processor at just 4-5 thousands. Lava Iris 405 is of 7 thousands whereas Karbonn A12+ is just of 4.5 thousands.


Cos of MediaTek MT6572 Chipset:
  • No Development support till now- When we see to devices like Lava Iris 405, Micromax A89 etc. [MT6577 and MT6589], we see many lots of Custom ROMs for them but when we see devices like Karbonn A12+, Celkon A63 etc. [MT6572 both] there's not even a single ROM for them. No MIUI, No Lewa OS, No BBM-based ROMs etc but in MT6577, there are tons of ROMs. If you are developer or 'superuser' I would say you not to buy MT6572 based Android devices.


MT6572 devices are not having any ROMs because they are new in the market whereas MT6589 and MT6577 are very old. That's having more ROMs before it's old. Don't worry, soon we [MT6572] users will also flash MIUI, Lewa OS and other cool ROMs.
Personally I didn't found any other disadvantage of MT6572 android devices, just one and that I mentioned. Other things working flawlessly like Xposed Framework, Gravity Box etc.  

If you are a simple user, no doubt, just go for MT6572 devices and if you are developer go for other devices.
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92 comments:

  1. Dude! You Are Rocking This Blog. Just Amazing Posts Everyday.

    Keep posting such an amazing stuff. Keep Up Your Work!

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    1. hello sir, I own a LAVA iris 352e which is a MKT6572 having ubifs file system. I rooted my phone using framawork app.
      Now i wanted to install Xposed framework.Will Xposed brick my phone as i don't have any recovery , I am worried about it.

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  2. . .i 'll for that mt6572 development .thumbsup

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    1. Great, hope you port Cm11 to MT6572!! :D

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  3. does all the mt6572 have ubifs file system?

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    1. No! very less devices has UBIFS system.

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  4. By chance, any suggestions on how to make a copy of a MT6572 ROM with UBIFS? MTK Droid Tools supports making copy of ROM, but not if device is using UBIFS...

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    1. hmm, even I faced that error. What I did was,,, made a CWM for myself and took a backup. Extracted the backup and made a stock ROM for my device :)

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    2. how did u create cwm for mt6572 with ubifs

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    3. When I ported CWM to UBIFS, there was no recovery for UBIFS except "Christian Troy's CWM", so I took some files from it and added to my recovery and it worked after some efforts.... but now there is CWM porting guide to UBIFS :D http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2471479

      Here you go! Enjoy!

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  5. How can I know if my device has UBIF System Support?
    And, MediaTekTool says me: Hardware : MT6572 (MT6589 is Fake!)
    So my device is MT6572, right?

    thank you for the useful information

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    1. Use MTK Droid Root & Tools. If it stuck then you are UBIFS :D Also you can check it by decompiling recovery image and opening default.prop file.

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  6. MIUI and Lewa ROMs for MT6572 ARE OUT NOW....

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    1. Thanks for commenting here..! Stay connected with us.

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    2. Where? Even if is a S4 Clone, with Ubifs and, obviously, a MT6572 device?

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  7. I have an E-Boda Sunny V35, with MT6572, running Android 4.2.2. I can give to anyone willing to develop custom rom for this device, all the files needed. I have a full NAND and phone backup, stored on my PC. If anyone wanna start develop CUSTOM ROM please let me know. ammaildela@gmail.com is my email. Alexander is my name.

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    1. Thanks for your comment, but you need to do it yourself only because no one will do it for you :)

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  8. I am not a developer, but i like to see a custom rom for my device. How i can find if my phone uses UBIFS or not ? I was able to make a custom recovery for my phone with MTKdroid Tools, but i dont know why i am not able to flash zips with it, but i was able to format my sdcard,and make a wipe with it.

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    1. You made CWM recovery with MTKDroid Root and Tools, this means you're don't have UBIFS filesystem. :) Why are you not able to flash recovery? upload your recovery log file..Google it how to do..

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  9. Can u upload and send! Already created cmw for me. Email:- WWW.manishankar3@Gmail.com

    Please ........
    Cement created by u send me please l

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    1. Google Carliv Touch Recovery for MTK devices. Its XDA thread has the recovery for MTK UBIFS+Porting guide..

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  10. Please Send cmw ported by u plz......,


    Thank u
    Email:- WWW.manishankar3@gmail.com

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  11. i got error code (0), and i read somewhere there is a problem in updater-script , but dont know how to solve this.

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  12. Here is the link for recovery log.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzLcNCb3oe_Xamp1a1FRbkJFYWc/edit?usp=sharing

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  13. here u go i have ported Carliv Touch Recovery for celkon a63 Without any Bugs

    If u want it Email Me at www.manishankar3@gmail.com I will send u recovery.img

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    1. Oh, Good Morning, I have already made it. I don't have that device now..

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  14. Thanks man for this informations about MediaTek chipset √
    Now I have G-Tide E77 MT6572 Rooted by framarot exploit ... Any way I want to know are this ubifs or ext4 and how I can port cwm ... Thanks in advance

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    1. Is it UBIFS? You can try building ClockWorkMod Recovery by mtk root and tools. If you can flash a zip, then you are EXT4, if not then welcome to UBIFS family.

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  15. Yes That is UBIFS ONLY NOT EXT4

    And For Celkon a63

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    1. Yeah, I know Celkon A63 has UBIFS filesystem.

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  16. I Will Try To Port CMW V6 For Celkon A63

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  17. Hello Rohan, I came across your article while searching for how to root MT6572 devices. I have recently bought a lava 405+ which apparently has this processor. I have to agree with almost all your statements. Its awesome.
    Now could you help me out here? how do I root it? My level is intermediate. If you tell me too much technical stuff, I would be dazed :P
    Thanks...

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    1. You can try Framaroot (Boromir exploit) or if you have USB drivers and you don't want to take any risk then try SRS Root.

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  18. Hey rohan this is my stock recovery.img :

    www.datafilehost.com/d/bde231bf

    My mobile is g-tide e77 ..mt6572.... Plz tell me it's support ubifs or ext4

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    1. Thanks bro .. Last question before I port carliv cwm to my mobile .. In the carliv thread on xda there is only in download section custpack and ubifs only not ext4 .... What should I do sir ?

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  19. Hi there.....,
    I have ported Cmw v6.1 For Celkon a63
    Using Manual Porting Guide
    I Spent a lot Of time to Port..................
    If u want cmw for celkon a63 Email Me to www.manishankar3@gmail.com


    Thanking u..............................

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    1. Great! I have ported latest Carliv Touch Recovery without any issues. Why did you spend a lot of time? Carliv is better than CWM!

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  20. hi...just want to know,i using lenovo a369 running with android 2.3..cpu mt6572..could i use a custom rom with same cpu?

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    1. NO! You need to port th ROM! Also you cannot port ROMs from Ice Cream Sandwich to GingerBread, JB to ICS..4.3 to 4.1, KK to 4.1 because Kernels are different. You need to compile a new kernel with new OS' APIs.

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  21. Mas rohan sy baru beli s4 supercopy
    JB 4.2.2 MTK6572, menurut mas rohan bagusan diroot atau tidak yh mas. Tks

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    1. I dont know that language. Also due to some problems I cannot use Translator.

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  22. One Question: It's possible port Carliv Touch Recovery to MT6572 device with Ubifs? cuz i can't do that :/ :/

    Even if I use Carliv Touch Recovery - Ubifs - 480x854 (img) from this thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=49214155&postcount=3

    And If I open recovery.fstab from this img, says ext4... so I don't understand Why It say that support Ubifs

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    1. Yeah, the recovery.fstab file created is wrong. Compare the fstab with your stock recovery and make changes according to it.

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    3. Carliv (from xda) said me about my last question:
      Q: "Why recovery.fstab of these files contains ext4 partition if this files are for Ubifs?"

      A: Because I don't have a phone with ubifs, and those files are for porting, not using as they are. Quote from my post: "Instructions for porting are the same (find them in OP). Attention to recovery.fstab - you need to have ubifs instead of ext4."

      Aparently is posible to port CTR to my mt6572 with Ubifs, but in the steps for installation said:

      1. Download your resolution recovery from the download section and rename it to "recovery-carliv.img". (DONE)
      2. Get your stock boot.img (DONE), stock recovery.img (DONE) and a working CWM recovery for your device ????

      How do you know that a CWM is working with my mt6572?

      Thank for your time. I really need this.

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  23. SRS Root and Framaroot. RIght thanks...tell me...MTKtools has a root option too...is it different? I mean...the procedure

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    1. MTK Tool's root button is used to operate the tool's function. You need to do it with Framaroot or SRS Tool.

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  24. Hi Rohan, how can i fix that problem with the wrong update script ? Can you help me please ?

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    1. Make sure you are mounting UBIFS and not EXT4 or YAFFS2 in the update script, it is the most common problem.

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  25. hi all... i have so many port rom for 6572, MIUI, LEWA, NOTE III and many other, and also i have ported any recovery like CWM, Carliv v.2 also TWRP :D

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    1. Cool. Share it with us! We will publicize your work.

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    2. is it ext4 or ubifs ?

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  26. i've the same device with diferrent fille system.. ubifs and ext4, and i could flash the same rom for both.. it's just only change the boot.img from your recovery backup... or just flash your bot.img from your back up after flashing custom rom.. sorry for my bad english

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    1. Really? This works with Custorm Recovery too?

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  27. no with the recovery... u need to make your own recovery for the UBIFS one.. carliv recovery is works.. like the admin says

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  28. https://www.dropbox.com/s/9vd97jjwg0acuh6/recovery.img

    Hey rohan this is my stock recovery.img

    My mobile is spice mi 492 ..mt6572.... Plz tell me it's support ubifs or ext4

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    1. it's ext4 http://screencloud.net/v/cFiW

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  29. Hi,
    I wanted to ask that if i backup my spice mi 492 with mtkdroid tools can it brick my phone?? And also i rooted my phone earlier with framaroot using boromir.. I bricked my phone by deleting some system files and got back a new replaced phone from svc after 1 month... Now i get 2exploits in phone...i dont want to risk so i just want to ask will rooting my phn wd framaroot brick my phone..any chances??? Thnx

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    1. no it cannot sir it is safe for mtkdroid tools

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  30. can installing CWM on spice mi-492 with ext4 filesystem brick it ??? Reply fast

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  31. Hi,
    I wanted to ask that if i backup my spice mi 492 with mtkdroid tools can it brick my phone?? And also i rooted my phone earlier with framaroot using boromir.. I bricked my phone by deleting some system files and got back a new replaced phone from svc after 1 month... Now i get 2exploits in phone...i dont want to risk so i just want to ask will rooting my phn wd framaroot brick my phone..any chances??? Thnx

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  32. I have spice mi 436, I need a custom recovery and kitkat ROM.
    Device specification
    Internal memory 4 GB
    Screen resolution 800*480
    CPU 1.3 GHz dual core my 6572
    Any help welcomed.

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  33. i have ported CWM on my phone,,,anyway my phone Alps 1phone5 mt6572 ext4,,,,here's the link
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=44660171&postcount=417

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  34. But Now, a Developer of this MTK6572 is rise ^_^ Dude . . . i have device with MTK6572 . . . MIUI or LEWA now support or else

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  35. my Samsung galaxy note 3 clone is note working, please help,
    my phone is dead even not showing charging when i connecting charger bt still charge. no led light, no display no light showing.
    when connect USB : in device manager showing " MediaTek Inc." drivers connected.
    i dont have more knowledge about updating roms, flashing, restoring.
    please help me. ;(

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    1. if you are from India, you can contact me.. I can help u.. mail me at babai.dutta.g@gmail.com
      for clone Samsung galaxy note 3 only

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  36. Hey can someone share me how to port Lewa OS for Acer z3, its also a Mediatek MT6572 build... Please....

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    1. You can find MediaTek ROMs from ydss.cn. It is XDA like website for Chinese devices.

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  37. HI dev.
    i need your help for having kernel or drivers for usb otg feature on my micromax a77 (Mediatek MT6572) i ad read your thread about this device on XDA but i am not able to comment there as a newbie...
    (its rooted with framaroot)
    looking ahead for your reply...
    thanx in advance

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  38. help please!
    I encountered a problem with my device.
    Hardware : MT6572 (MT6589 is Fake!)
    Model : GT-I9500
    Build number : ALPS.JB3.MP.V1.8
    Build date UTC : 20131205-072513
    Android v : 4.2.2
    Baseband v: -----
    Kernel v : 3.4.5 (whl@server2) (gcc version 4.6.x-google 20120106 (prerelease) (GCC) ) #1 SMP Thu Dec 5 15:22:56 CST 2013

    After reflashing with SP Flash tool, it started to have error with IMEI. "Fail to write IMEI due to radio unavailable..." when using the code *#060# to openline it.

    It also have UBIFS file system.

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    1. Hello John!
      Please make backup of IMEI with MobileUncle MTK Tools (even if 15x0) and then replace it with your IMEI. Then restore the IMEI and you will get it back.

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    2. Unfortunately, its not working.

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    1. Is there any file in /data/nvram? See if there is any IMEI file or something like that. Add your IMEI manually in it and try rebooting.

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    2. yes, it have folder like APCFG,dm and md but its all empty.

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    3. APCFG contains fie but the others doesnt have.
      There was only 3 folder and no other file in /data/nvram/.

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  40. helloo rohan arya u're great... im from indonesia...i hope your post can translate on bahasa,,thanks

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  41. hey i have ported many roms to mmxa58(ubifs) miui,lewa,sony,samsung etc....but how to port roms from ext4 to ubifs....i know porting boot,meta.inf etc...but cant find a guide....and anyone want to port roms to ubifs phones join fb micromax a58 groups...

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  42. Hey can someone list out some of the phones with mt6572 and ubifs format coz i need their roms. Im using micromax a58(mt6572,ubifs) , best phone under 3k

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  43. Poetra.
    hi...guys .... i have trouble in my mi3 clone, my mi3 is hard brick... i don't have any backup..... i searching in google, i can't find..... chipset is MTK6572 can anyone to help me pleaseee... send me sliptonk@gmail.com..
    thanks guys.... are you the best....

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  44. Micromax D321 Firmware V12 Help me sir

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