Of course, there is always a chance of brick, I’m just here to confirm that it is possible.
As for custom roms, the only truly custom rom currently is cyanogenmod. Other than that, you are able to install ubuntu OS and YunOS just like the special edition meizu MX4s.
@meh301 Thanks for the reply and yes I thought it might be doable as I did try to install cyanogenmod before but it was a bit buggy and the sim was not detected, so then I tried reinstalling it but I messed it up I think by tampering with the partition, I did not think it through properly at the time and it caused my phone to brick.
My phone is working now and I am pretty paranoid about it now, so I would just like to see a proper video tutorial or at least a picture/screen shot walk through to make sure I do every thing correct.
@SHOGUNXSHINOBI I find it quite clear,
you just have to
- install flymeOS 188.8.131.52A or lower (full wipe)
- get root on the phone via the usual user account method
- unpack the 184.108.40.206A update zip on your computer and put the provided meizu-patcher.exe in the unpacked folder and run it
- copy the new uboot.img (the old one was renamed to uboot.img.bak) to your phone in a folder called UNLOCK on the root directory of the SD card (aka the normal place when you connect your phone to your computer)
- copy the other provided files within the gscript folder (copy the whole folder) also to the root of sdcard
- either install the provided terminal emulator or use your own, open it, type su (root access), allow it, cd to gscript folder and run the unlock script
- wait 3 whole minutes and then reboot phone by typing reboot
You make it sound so easy lol, its just that Im a bit paranoid since I last tried it minus the patcher I think, and when I did, it did work but it was buggy then when I tried it again I messed up.
I still think it would be best if some one did a on screen pc tutorial that does not have to be flashy or any thing, just showing the correct files, links and the patching etc.
@SHOGUNXSHINOBI well without the patcher you don’t have an unlocked bootloader so you don’t have unlocked fastboot which is really useful to have if you corrupt your recovery or screw up something else because you can just reflash everything and recover from a what would have been a full brick.
I’ll see if I can make a clear guide one of these days