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  1. #1

    ThL W8

    Hi all,

    This has just showed up in PW's inventory, and is not listed as presale.
    It has been offered to me as a substitute of the Cubot A6598 in my order, as the Cubot's production was delayed.

    I have already chimed in the virtues of the MTK6589 chipset in my Cubot A6589 thread.

    This ThL W8 model has pretty much the same specs, down to radio bands and screen resolution, with a few exceptions:

    Screen size is 5.0 instead of 5.8 inches. An advantage for some, disadvantage for others. Whatever floats your boat, folks.
    Given the smaller size, battery is 2000mAh instead of 3600mAh. I was and still am a bit skeptical about Cubot's humongous battery, that is just a huge number.

    A smaller screen has lesser energy requirements, so a bit of the battery difference is offset in that. Other than that, I would like to have it in hand to check the actual battery life.

    ThL W8 product page

    UPDATE: Received my smartphone!

    GLBenchmarks:

    Galaxy S3 for comparison: https://glbenchmark.com/phonedetails...group=lowlevel

    ThL W8: https://glbenchmark.com/resultdetail...36578&D=ThL+W8

    Despite having significantly higher stats in some key specs, there is some problem which gives it a lower fillrate than the GS3. That ends up hurting the FPS, but the numbers are still pretty solid. I wouldn't be surprised if it is a driver-related issue, and a future firmware can bump the graphics speed even higher.

    And just to clear up, it is indeed a 12MP camera, and a 5MP front camera. 8MP and 3MP are just the default config, but it can be changed in the settings.

    ROOT INSTRUCTIONS:

    DISCLAIMERS:
    I DO NOT CLAIM AUTHORSHIP ON THESE INSTRUCTIONS OR SOFTWARE.
    I DO NOT CLAIM THAT THESE INSTRUCTIONS ARE ACCURATE OR SAFE.
    If you brick your smartphone, kill a puppy or start the armageddon because you followed these instructions, please blame only yourself, not me or anyone else.

    Got root :

    Download from here http://dl.dropbox.com/u/64007629/W8_...arm-signed.zip
    or from here http://androidsu.com/superuser/
    copy zip to sdcard

    Flash CWM Recovery:
    Downloads this files
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/64007629/W8_..._v3.1252.1.rar
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/64007629/W8_...atter_emmc.txt
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/64007629/W8_root/recovery.img

    In SP FlashTools open "scatter", check OFF all items except RECOVERY
    Turn Off Phone, Tap Download Firmware(F9), connect phone to pc

    Turn on phone with Vol+ hold
    in cwm recovery , choose install zip from sdcard
    select Superuser-3.1.3-arm-signed.zip
    if you dont get errors at all this steps, you have got root.

    If you are on windows 8 like me you cannot install MediaTek DA USB VCOM driver because does not contain digital signature information and you should do this
    How to install a driver that does not contain digital signature information in Windows 8?
    Turn off the check
    Hold the shift key while clicking on Restart
    Select Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Startup Settings > Restart

    After Restart select option 7.

    Once you do this, you will be able to install the unsigned driver on Windows 8.

    Comments? Comments!
    Last edited by Brazilian Joe; 03-06-2013 at 11:36 AM.

  2. #2
    Hi,
    I've just ordered one so I'm hoping it lives up to expectation. I'm a little surprised that the spec is 8mpix camera when 6589 supports 13mpix ? Also for some reason this model isn't listed on the official ThL corporate website so I'm hoping it isn't a clone of a clone and is a geniune ThL - if that makes sense.
    Has anyone found usb/adb drivers for mtk6589 yet ?
    cheers

  3. #3
    ı bought this phone and ı need to root thıs phone.do you know how?

  4. #4
    OJO OJO el
    PANDAWILL : THLW8 Camera/Picture Resolution Dual Cameras, front camera 5.0MP, camera 13.0MP

    http://www.thlmobilestore.com/thl-w8...gps-white.html

    Cámaras duales, cámara frontal: 3.2MP, cámara trasera: 8.0 megapíxeles
    Pandawill 13 MP
    page oficial 8MP ?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????

  5. #5
    current firmware does not contains GoogleContactsSyncAdapter.apk in /system/app/ folder therefore phone can't sync contacts from google account.
    can you inform about it manufacturer, or ask for new Firmware for ThL W8 ? second choice will be better

  6. #6

    Wink Solving the problem Contacts Sync THL W8

    Quote Originally Posted by Eugene Kravtsoff View Post
    current firmware does not contains GoogleContactsSyncAdapter.apk in /system/app/ folder therefore phone can't sync contacts from google account.
    can you inform about it manufacturer, or ask for new Firmware for ThL W8 ? second choice will be better
    Yes, I also have the same problem.
    Solution:
    download GoogleContactsSyncAdapter.apk:
    http://ge.tt/9M1zsuD/v/56
    or here:
    http://www.filecrop.com/google-conta...apter-apk.html)

    Install it.
    And it works.

  7. #7
    thanks, its help

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by Eugene Kravtsoff View Post
    thanks, its help
    Hi...
    I need root phone. How to root?

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by manu81 View Post
    Hi...
    I need root phone. How to root?
    don't have any solution to get root at now.

    http://mtk2000.ucoz.ru/load/soft/sof...6589/5-1-0-140 but i dont know from what smart its recovery

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by Eugene Kravtsoff View Post
    don't have any solution to get root at now.

    http://mtk2000.ucoz.ru/load/soft/sof...6589/5-1-0-140 but i dont know from what smart its recovery
    Custom Recovery works in the THL W8?


 
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