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Is Vodafone's firmware available for download?

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3: Seeker

Does Vodafone release its phones firmware? And if so, where? I own a Vodafone Smart 4 Turbo (890N) and have been searching for its firmware for some time now.

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Moderator

Hi @Leppa

 

I've checked and we're unable to provide you with the firmware itself. If you visit one of our Vodafone stores, they'll be able to get this sent off for repair.

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17: Community Champion

Hi,

 

There is some relevant information in this link > Vodafone Firmware Statement.

 

As they cannot give timeframes its best practice to keep checking the software update section in the phone. 

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3: Seeker
That doesn't answer my question. I meant, is firmware available for download on the internet? As in, the current firmware?
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Oh, and I have read the Firmware Statement.
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17: Community Champion

To flash a custom rom / firmware onto a phone I would suggest visiting the xda developers site to learn the pro's and con's of doing so. 

 

Link > xda-developers.com

 

 

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My phone isn't really supported, so I'd have to port everything myself, ergo, I need stock firmware.

Plus, my main usage is for debugging apps. In order to do that, I need device drivers. The ones on the internet only connect as a media device. ADB doesn't see my phone at all.
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Can you at least point me towards the OEM Drivers?
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Ok. It's page does have a link to its source code, except it gives me code for the smart 4 power, which is completely different. If I used it, my phone would be in an unrecoverable state.
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17: Community Champion

Leppa wrote:
Ok. It's page does have a link to its source code, except it gives me code for the smart 4 power, which is completely different. If I used it, my phone would be in an unrecoverable state.

Hi, its never a good idea to install firmware thats meant for a different device, whilst I cant say for certain it wont work, from reading stuff like this for years you are more likely to brick your phone in my opinion, not a risk I would want to take.

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I meant that the Smart 4 Turbo's page gives me the Smart 4 Powers's code. Why is this?
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3: Seeker

Sorry to bump.

But the TURBO'S page LINKS to the POWER'S code.

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Hi @Leppa

 

I'm chasing this up now. Once I've got an answer, I'll be back in touch with you.

 

Thanks

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Moderator

Hi @Leppa

 

I've checked and we're unable to provide you with the firmware itself. If you visit one of our Vodafone stores, they'll be able to get this sent off for repair.

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3: Seeker

No stock ROM? It's not that my device is broken; it's that the magority of things available on XDA and similar websites all require the sources. I've been wanting to port over Android Nougat and Ubuntu Touch for some time now.

 

At least remove the "open source code" link; it'd be bad if someone accidentally flashes the wrong thing.

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