• Title: Official KitKat Firmware – GPS works!
  • Listed: 01/28/2015 3:31 pm
  • ROM Version: 4.42
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Official KitKat Firmware – GPS works!

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This is an official unrooted KitKat firmware for people whose GPS doesn't work with any other KitKat ROMs.

This ISN'T the official ROM other people have posted. This firmware doesn't do anything fancy (although it has pretty great battery management, even better than any custom ROMs I've tried, imo) it's just for users that never got their GPS to work with kitkat.

This isn't a custom ROM so you'll have to root it. Go to www.kingoapp.com after you've finished the installation download the program then put the mobile's USB connection to: Media Device (you'll must have the drivers for Media Device installed in your PC) then open the program and root the phone!

How to install ROM:

1. Install the necessary drivers to install with SPflash. If you don't know which they are please post in the comments I'll try to find them for you

2. Shut down the phone, remove the battery.

3. Unzip the downloaded rom, open up FlashTool v3 or v5, select Scatter-loading baskets browse to the unzipped folder selected rom MT6582_Android_scatter.

4. Looking boxes ticked one finds that FlashTool hasn't ticked UBOOT, RECOVERY, CACHE and USRDATA.
Tick these 4 boxes then left-click on each one and browse to the location:
- for UBOOT : uboot.bin ,
- for RECOVERY : factory_NONmodified_recovery.img
- for CACHE and DATA-4 : V3_140808__boot_patched_140824-234113.img.
Connect a cable with a laptop or computer, not connected to the phone.

5. Connect the other end of the cable to the phone then click the Upgrade Firmware (or choose FORMAT ALL + Download and press Download in news SPFlash).

6. Wait for the flashing process to end and a small green box with "OK" to pop up

7. Unplug the cable, insert the battery

8. Hold the UP volume + power button to enter recovery mode. Press power button once for menu to appear. Select wipe data reset and wipe cache, then reboot system.

9. Wait for a while for system to start for the first time. Done!


I also suggest using FasterGPS for better AGPS signal. It's free and it's on Play Store.

First time it'll take a while for the mobile to find satellites but it'll become much faster after that.


Credit to:  kevin9500 from chinaphonearena.com and kokofli from myphone.gr

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51 Responses to“Official KitKat Firmware – GPS wor”

  1. 09/27/2013


    If you are interested i can give you the boot.img unlocked that enable the full root directly in MTKDroid.

  2. 07/12/2014

    Croatia (LOCAL Name: Hrvatska)

    Does work on this softwere update?

  3. 01/28/2015

    United States

    Just registed to thank u. Holy shitballs it really works KITKAT and GPS together at last. I had lost all hope. Is it normal for kingroot to restart the phone twice?

    • 01/11/2014


      You're welcome. In mine I think it restarted once, I didn't pay any attention to it. Just let it do its job until it's finished.

  4. 07/12/2014

    Croatia (LOCAL Name: Hrvatska)

    Sorry for my bad english.

    I mean does it have an OTA update?

    • 01/11/2014


      Nope, no additional software, just the official kitkat. OTA update is mainly for custom ROMs, this is the official ROM for those who have problems with their GPS in every other kitkat ROM.

  5. 01/18/2015


    Hi, this ROM will work on vphone i6? Mtk6582

  6. 08/26/2014



    I need to root, any ideas? 

    • 01/11/2014


      Yes, check the original post, there a link there to kingoapp.com and instructions about what to do.

    • 07/02/2014


      For RECOVERY you can choose either factory_NONmodified_recovery.img, or V3_140808__recovery_140824-234113.img
      factory_NONmodified_recovery.img = Default iNew Recovery NOT Rooted
      V3_140808__recovery_140824-234113.img = CWM Recovery Rooted.
      So, if you want Non Rooted phone, choose the Official Recovery, if you want Rooted Phone choose the CWM Recovery.

  7. mraeisi


    Iran (ISLAMIC Republic Of)

    this rom beter or offical 1.0.13 ?
    how is battery or camera on this rom?

    • 01/11/2014


      It’s the same version number but it has updated drivers (confirmed since the GPS works now) and imo better battery management. The camera is pretty much the same, although I didn’t test it a lot.

  8. 11/06/2014


    Hello! thanks for your work! i'm testing the rom and  seems very good! but how can i root the device?with the old version i used framaroot while now if i try to install the framaroot apk it says that is impossible to open the apk! any ideas? sorry for my bad english:)

  9. 09/27/2013


    Plase take care that in teh archive is missinG EBR2 (file): It's mandatory.


  10. 11/06/2014


    hello everybody, i'm using this rom from yesterday and after have tested for a while i can say that i have no problem, all seems ok, no bugs, gps and nfc works fine as the flip cover, the battery is better than in jelly bean, the only thing that does't work as in the older rom is the camera that lose a bit while focusing on macro but that's a small problem, no reget i recommend it. ( sorry for my bad english ) :)

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