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Meizu M3 with modded or M3S firmware ?

I have a M3 with 5.1.3.0I
I’d like to update my M3, but all the newly released versions are only the “Y” ones.
The M3s has new (and stable) “A” versions.

I’ve think of 2 possible paths but would like to known the forum opinion:

= Option 1:

a) Pickup the latest M3 firmware, version 5.6.8.16 Y.
b) Remove all the yunos references from system\build.prop from within the update.zip file and flash it.
Will it stay as a working (and updated) “I” version ?

= Option 2:

a) Flash my M3 with M3S firmware version 5.1.5.2 A version (which is basically the same as the I version).
M3S and M3 are practically identical except the finger print scanner that only exists on the M3S.

Will this work ?

b) Should I previously edit build.prop and change device id refs ?

  • change m3s id:
    ro.build.flavor=full_Y15-user
    ro.meizu.project.id=y15-5
    ro.product.flyme.model=y15
    ro.product.mobile.name=y15
    ro.mediatek.project.path=device/ginreen/Y15
    ro.meizu.product.model=y15

  • into m3 id:
    ro.build.flavor=full_M98-user
    ro.meizu.project.id=m9850-5
    ro.product.flyme.model=9850
    ro.product.mobile.name=m98
    ro.mediatek.project.path=device/ginreen/M98
    ro.meizu.product.model=M98

???

(also the m3 has the fm radio driver enabled in build.prop but the m3s doesn’t, and the fingerprint drivers seems to be different. even if the m3 doesn’t have one :) )

thanks

Admin

@kokotonix sorry, but thats not possible as long as no A firmware is officially released.

Thank you for your answer, but what is not possible ?

a) Installing the m3s firmware (which is “A”) into the m3,
or
b) editing the m3 build.prop (in order to remove all the yunos references), making a new update.zip and install it into my m3 ?

thank you

It works by using adb to flash m3s international system.img into m3.
root needed
wipe data.
m3 is converted into a m3s !

unfortunatelly this aproach is not very stable, sometimes after a reboot the system hangs with the blue ballon and only wipping data restores access to it
Well, anyway it was a good test.

Back to m3 chinese firmware :(

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