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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

[NOT WORKING ] Dell Aero 2.1 Factory Update

I am Not responsible for bricked devices , dead SD cards, Thermo nuclear war , dead pixels or breaking your WARRANTY . Read only if know what you are doing . It can easily make your smartphone a smart paperweight.




Dell Aero a great phone with android cupcake now can be updated to 2.1 eclair .

1. Works only on windows xp so either use a windows xp PC or run virtual xp mode on windows 7 . ( Google Virtual Xp mode for windows 7 )
2. Download and install Firebolt. (http://www.mediafire.com/?f45haso0nklvfxf)
3. Enter flash mode on dell aero by pressing all buttons and holding . Power button should be held in the end . Phone should be powered off while holding button combo.
4. Connect phone via USB cable to the PC . Open device manager search for unknown device TAVOR . Update its  drivers by searching the folder C(local disk):\program files\borqs\firebolt\drivers\usbdrivers\ or where you installed the files. Once done you should see an USB device named MTK bootloader in device manager.
5. Download firmware and extract it . (http://www.mediafire.com/?26b744sedds2yu4)
6. Switch off phone take out the battery.And open Firebolt and set it to look like this.

7. Press the button in red circle and select the extracted firmware file(.mff).
8. Connect the phone WITHOUT battery via USB cable to the PC.
9. Press flash(black rectangle) and insert battery together .
10. If the phone powers on in flash mode ( Green Screen with Flash Mode written on it ) let the software flash the phone. Elif try the step again.
( This method doesn't give usb error like the engineer method in which you turn the phone on flash mode first and then flash it . )
( If error occurs or flashing doesn't start try reinstalling the drivers or get the drivers signed)

47 comments:

  1. my friend. can you explain better the step 4. because I can not find TAVOR and device named MTK bootloader in device manager... i need update my dell aero 1.5 to 2.1

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  2. Hi . Ok firstly you need to install drivers connect the device in flash mode (step 3) . Windows will search for drivers but won't find them . So , open device manager I usually use right click on desktop icon of computer and click manage .
    When you open it you will see an unknown device TAVOR . Open its properties and update drivers now choose a folder to get drivers from i.e. the place where you installed firebolt . Usual location is c:\program files\borqs\firebolt\drivers\usb drivers .
    If done correctly the TAVOR will turn into usb device MTK Bootloader.

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    1. Also I forgot to mention when you update drivers you will be prompted by windows to install unverified drivers click continue anyway . If something doesn't work out feel free to email me on joshinehal811@gmail.com .

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  3. hi I installed all drivers & software also I followed all steps. but i can't flash it saying file completed status:0. pls help me.

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  4. could any one flash successfully?

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  5. I don't know why its not working .... well I am finding some other way meanwhile you guys try etting drivers signatured ..... Google it ..... till then I am finding some other way .....

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  6. The other way to update is update.zip files but I need to find some way of installing cwm recovery. Also I will try getting update.zip signature bypassed so the stock recovery can use it to update the phone . Or some other way needs to taken let me try it and I will keep you posted.

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  7. http://opensource.dell.com/releases/aero/2.1/

    download all files put in folder rename update.zip copy to sd .press power on rest all will done in tab
    blob.tar.gz
    bluez.tar.gz
    linux.kernel.tar.gz
    ppp.tar.gz
    readme.pdf
    webkit.tar.gz
    wlan.tar.gz
    1.Download and run Firebolt-2.1.7.exe...search in google

    2. Install the Firebolt USB driver on the PC already(posted by idiot1)
    3.a. Place the phone into flash mode:
    i.Start with the phone powered off
    ii.Press and hold the Back key, and then while continuing to press the Back key, perform a short press of the Power key
    iii.The phone should power up into flash mode

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    Before flashing the phone firmware, consider the following:
    I.To preserve user data and settings on the phone:
    •Use the Backup Application on the phone to backup all user data and user settings to the SD card.
    •Flash the new phone software.
    •After flashing is complete, use the Backup Application on the phone to restore the user data and user settings to the phone.
    II.Be sure to flash the correct firmware to your phone.
    and file- factory_1012070000-Fly_FBW1.7-BENZ_WBD_512_4180611307080410084204289.rar

    procedur- 1. Download and run Firebolt-2.1.7.exe...posted
    2. Install the Firebolt USB driver on the PC already(posted by idiot1)
    3.a. Place the phone into flash mode:
    i.Start with the phone powered off
    ii.Press and hold the Back key, and then while continuing to press the Back key, perform a short press of the Power key
    iii.The phone should power up into flash mode

    imp

    Before flashing the phone firmware, consider the following:
    I.To preserve user data and settings on the phone:
    •Use the Backup Application on the phone to backup all user data and user settings to the SD card.
    •Flash the new phone software.
    •After flashing is complete, use the Backup Application on the phone to restore the user data and user settings to the phone.
    II.Be sure to flash the correct firmware to your phones boss thats the file

    factory_1012070000-Fly_FBW1.7-BENZ_WBD_512_4180611307080410084204289.mff

    <> i was away, i check ur pm but dear till ur phone not in flash mode in (green lcd) u cant flash , u have to do......
    .Start with the phone powered off
    ii.Press and hold the Back key, and then while continuing to press the Back key, perform a short press of the Power key
    iii.The phone should power up into flash mode
    i SAMRAT.

    Wich version of windows are you running? If I´m not mistaken, firebolt runs on xp, but not in Windows 7 (at least not in W7u x64), or (in my case) it runs but does not work and I can not install driver. Does firebolt shows a "red light" in the top-left corner?

    If u are running it on windows xp, you probably need to install the usb driver. So, as well as you need to install your phone usb driver or pc sync suite, in order to flash through firebolt you need to install de TAVOR driver. So,

    1.- enter the flash mode in your phone.
    2.- When you got the green flash mode screen, plug your phone to USB port.
    3.- Go to windows device manager and locate the "TAVOR" device. Click on "update driver" and manually select driver.
    (Browse your firebolt installation folder (e.g. C:\Program Files\borqs\firebolt\drivers). Windows Device Manager should now install the tavor/marvel driver.)
    4.- After driver installation, unplug your phone from the usb.
    [In this point I recommend you to unplug your phone, remove its battery and restart flash mode. Restart firebolt and plug your phone again. If firebolt detects your phone, it (firebolt) should now show the green "light" instead of red "light" as before. If firebolt keep showing the "red light" you wont be able to flash your phone until you install the proper driver.
    5.-In firebolt, browse to your "mff" file location and select it and wait until firebolt load it.
    6.-Plug your phone to usb and it will show "downloading" on the screen.
    Wait until firebolt completes 100% download progress and after a while, unplug your phone.

    I hope you find this useful.

    Good Luck!









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    1. @mabel2eng
      Thanks for posting ... I would like to tell you the key combo you have posted doesn't work . It never turns the phone to flash mode. The way you mentioned to use firebolt will always give usb connection error ... red circle on top left of firebolt ... the update.zip you mention doesn't work with stock recovery as the update.zip needs to be encrypted into update.pkg and requires a digital signature before flashing ... without that the update.zip won't be recognized and won't be flashed.
      If you can help please post something that can help . Not something you copied from a forum . I have tried that earlier and it didn't work that is why I made this posting which unfortunately isn't even working.
      If you could help with the update.zip encryption or can share some of your ideas it would be more helpful .
      Thanks for your comment anyways .

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  8. www.mediafire.com/?26b744sedds2yu4

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  9. http://www.4shared.com/office/0r4sP1jM/How_to_Flash_Phone_Firmware_28.html

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  10. Please upload the drivers you're using maybe in zip format to another link, mine don't seem to respond when I try to install them (both auto and "Browse for driver software on your computer") using windows 7u... x64

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    1. Actually the drivers are for x32 and that too win xp ... try windows xp virtual it would work as u have win 7 ultimate I guess ...

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    2. Yes, its windows ultimate, I thought one needs to have installed the drivers initially in the Host OS for the Guest OS(In the virtual Machine) to pick the device properly
      -Thanks for the fast reply :)-

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    3. Lemmi try it on my other laptop, n see whether it'll respond...

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    4. But they won't be installed. The flash isn't working anymore it is giving error to others who have tried seems like some boot loader lock by dell in newer devices.I am trying for some other way but this phone is pretty messed up in software thing. The Android 1.5 kills many app supports and many essential apps needed for getting an update the unofficial way aren't working . Still I'll try for some other way out.

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    5. Is there a specific model number they work with, I'm not sure but mine is a V01B-V01B001 H/W-1.12

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    6. Too bad, I'm also stuck at status:0 , hope you'll manage to get a working tool for it as I also look for something else...
      BTW, does this phone have a recovery menu to do a simple factory reset on the device?

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  11. I also gives status 0, please help, I'm on the verge of madness, I have been very useful publications, but I can not get to install the OS, you accidentally delete, greetings.

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  12. @ everyone having status 0 . I am trying for a new way . The recovery I install gets reset after rebooting to stock
    I tried adb shell update it gives a permission denied message.Only thing I hve done successfully is rooting it which in turn disabled market .... still trying to come up with a solution.
    moreover the phone doesn't go into fastboot mode ... if anyone knows the key combo for fastboot mode it will be really very helpful. Power+camera isn't working

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  13. Great work Mr.Nehal Joshi.

    Hoping for the working results. Good lucks Guys

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  14. please post a video of the process

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    1. Hi actually the current process isn't working so posting a video won't help ... I was a little busy in admissions so didn't get time to find the solution... I am starting the work again in a few days and will come up with a solution if successful ...

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  15. Anxiously awaiting a solution. Please help!!! Thanks.

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    1. Hi sorry for the delay I was busy with my college admissions so wasn't able to pay attention to th blog will be starting work again and will post a new solution asap .
      Thank You

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  16. not working for after i install driver then i take out battery Connect the phone WITHOUT battery via USB cable to the PC it start detect MTK bootloader in device manager.
    plh

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  17. Hi, Nehal my question is: definitely the method that you described at the beginning still working or not?

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  18. hi, then what about the problem of firebolt saying the the file completed, status ok when nothing is totally happening to the phone has anyone found a way to solve that?

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  19. hi BahamaBoy the key combo for fastboot mode ,press all the key together at once it will boot in fast mode

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  20. HI nehal its vivek from bhopal great work bro bt i have a problem plz help me to solve auto deduction of 5 rs everytym i recharge my topup_+_+_+___ @ 8109309319
    vivekblackmagician@gmail.com

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  21. are yaar koi to madad karo haan yr sala aisi taisi kara raha hai baar baar 5 rs kat jata hai _+_+_+_+___

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  22. hi, has anyone found a solucion to update dell aero to 2.1?

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  23. @Vivek
    only way as of now is to change SMS center number to restrict outgoing SMS. :(
    This way you too will not be able to send SMS :(

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  24. Any one found the solution of upgrading the phone.
    One guy took 700/- Rs and upgrade my set to solve 5/- deduction issue. Current version displayed now is 1.7

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    1. hi kaps,
      plz give me contacts of that person bharehardeep@gmail.com

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  25. ANKON Delph.
    Hello Nehal Joshi, please help me, i have a I-mobile 3g 8500 mobile phone, it doesn't still running. When i turn on my phone it run but i stays on "I-Mobile 3g 8500", i tried to flash it by SD mode but it says "can't install system, installation failed". NB: When i connect it to pc it says it can't find "TAVOR" driver. Please could you help me.

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  26. Please tell me does this work or not?

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  27. send me contact of that person on sohamdigitalmedia@gmail.com

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  28. I had solution for deduction of Rs.5. contact on sohamdigitalmedia@gmail.com or mob. 9403662222

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  29. Friend'm updating, I'm on the step 9, but I get the flash mode, try again and again and nothing that I can do?

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  30. please tell me how to root dell aero 1.5

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  31. good friend is that I have a dell aero want at & t android 2.1 update but aa part of usb drivers instead of going MTK bootloader in device manager. ptk bootloader in device manager.

    and finally to follow all the steps and get the firebolt flash mode stays at 0% and not moving over there that I can do please help me! if you have a video would be helpful.

    if you can answer me to jlebr@hotmail.com and brjlefrain@gmail.com

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  32. Has Anybody found a solution for the Dell Aero 2.1? don't know what to do....i've tried almost everything....Is it possible that "DELL" could beat all of us?

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  33. I cant find any driver for dell mobile on ur preffered location that is drive c
    please help me nehal

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  34. Hi Guys,

    I have a Dell Aero and am happy to own it. However, if I was able to update the android or be able to disable the security of not being able to download 3rd party apps.
    I was able to root the phone..here is what I did I downloaded Rescue Root & installed it on my laptop, thereafter I connected my phone via USB and started the rooting process by following the steps on Rescue root. Once my phone was rooted I downloaded Titanium backup/restore app from google play and uninstalled all AT&T apps. However, I am not able to download and run third party apps or upgrade the android.
    I look forward to some information in terms of upgrading this phone.

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