Developer Tools

Tool Updated date Description
Getting LuBuntu Linux 32-bit Setup in Oracle Virtual Box - Install Notes Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 11:15

I ran into a few troublesome issues recently when building a new rom kitchen environment based on Oracle Virtual Box and LuBuntu. I want to help other folks avoid the same headaches I have dealt with. So here we go...

First, you need to download the following:

Linux Commands / Instructions / Tools for Unpacking and Repacking System Images for MTK devices - EXT4 and YAFFS Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 10:43

NOTE: THE ATTACHED TOOLS ARE FOR x86/32-bit Linux distributions ONLY! - I spent an hour scratching my head on a ubuntu 64-bit install as to why I couldn't run these tools. You have to be using a 32-bit flavor of linux.

Logo Builder Version 1.4 Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 15:50

A tool for unpacking the "logo.bin" file so you can edit the images that appear during boot time as well as graphics for other low level system stuff.

Kingo Root Tool Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 17:07

Attached is a zip package. Inside is an EXE file for Windows which will install Kingo Root software. I have successfully used this to root the Cube U27GT tablet which uses the MT8127 chipset and runs Android 4.4.

MTK Droid Toolset Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 15:39

MTK Droid tools - a suite of windows tools with a nice GUI interface - allows you to backup your device's firmware / do a rom dump from any MTK device... among other things.

MTK Partition Resize Tool for EBR Files Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 15:32

Use this tool to resize your partitions which are specified in the EBR files for your device's firmware. Further instructions on use can be found at the reference link below!