I installed the drivers, and unpacked SP_Flash_Tool_5.1728.00.000_Windows.zip, and started following the instructions.
Now, I ran into a wall again: SP Flash Tool doesn’t want to load the scatter file. It reports Platform MT6589 not supported on this version. Please update to the latest flashtool and try again. Which, of course, doesn’t make much sense.
Can someone on the forum please help me finding out how to revive the phone?
CWM (ClockworkMod recovery) is a custom recovery that not only lets you create full backups (so called “Nandroid” backups), but also is more permissive and powerful when flashing images. Please try CWM out. (If you can, first push the zip to your phone and then flash it directly in CWM, rather than taking the detour via adb sideload.)
I can’t access the phone, at all. I can get into recovery mode, most of the time - but sometimes even that fails.
Do I get that right, I can use CWM instead of adb / fastboot? And the stock image I named above which I got from here, i.e. this file? (You were talking about a specific recovery.img here, right? That’s not the zip I linked, right?)
I’m looking at the CWM webpage and the XDA page right now, and can’t say I fully comprehend what to do next. Looks like I need adb and push the recovery image to the device?
Edited to add:
FFS, the installation of the Mediatek drivers seems to have caused more havoc. I can’t see the FP1 with adb devices!
Yep, that’s simply the CWM recovery image, not the zip (that zip includes both Fairphone OS and the awfully limited stock recovery). Unfortunately FP1 doesn’t support fastboot and that’s why we have to use the installation procedure I linked to above.
That’s not good. Better get rid of the drivers. Are you on Windows?
I didn’t try in fastboot mode. Flashing with adb didn’t work. I’m hesitant to do try and error trials here, because I might as well hardbrick the device for good.
For example, what should I try flashing from fastboot? The recovery image you linked? Or the FP OS I tried through ADB? Should I wipe the device through fastboot? What about the bootloader?
I’m willing to learn, but I feel that some help here would be… helpful.
ETA: had a look at the #fairphoneangles - I’m quite far from the next community. Anyone on the forum you could recommend for an online chat?