YUREKA CM12

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The wait is finally over for Yureka users. YU has launched an OTA (Over the Air) update for YU users bringing Lollipop CM12 to their devices. In fact, YU has also launched the next update fixing many issues such as proximity sensor, heating, battery draining.

Yureka with their new ideology came forward to provide door step replacement and repair so that they interact with their customers effectively. Like Xiaomi, Yureka is also providing warranty even your device is rooted. This welcomes new users to come forward and root their device without any fear.

DEVELOPMENT

GUIDE TO UNLOCK BOOT-LOADER,INSTALL RECOVERY & ROOT your Yureka.

NOTE: ALL THESE GUIDES ARE ONLY FOR YUREKA ON CM12

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Working PC or Laptop with Windows OS.
  • USB cable.
  • Patience.
  • Useful mind.

NOTE: NONE OF THE AUTHOR OR ANY INDIVIDUAL IS RESPONSIBLE OTHER THAN YOU IF YOUR DEVICE GETS DAMAGED DURING THIS PROCESS. FOLLOW THE STEPS CAREFULLY TO AVOID DAMAGE.

INSTALLING DRIVERS 

 You can download the ADB and Fastboot Drivers setup from  HERE  and install it.

PREQUISITES

  •  USB Debugging – On your phone go to Settings > About phone > Tap on Build number 7 times. This will enable Developer options. Now go back to Settings > Developer options > Enable USB debugging.
  • Disable CWM Recovery Protection – On your phone go to Settings > Developer options. Then disable the ‘Update recovery with system updates’ option.

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UNLOCK BOOTLOADER:

  • Unlock Developer Options in settings : Go to Settings –> About Phone –> Tap on build no. 7 times, till you get a message- “you are now a developer”.
  • Power off your Yu Yureka.
  • Power on your yureka by holding power button
  • You will notice that notification light of your Yu Yureka will glow “RED“.
  • Now hold the volume up button of your Yu Yureka, till it boots to the fastboot screen.
  • Connect your device with USB cable.
  • Now browse to your C:/ Drive  open the folder which you extracted earlier(ADB and fastboot) by seeing the video.
  • Now open command window in that folder(press ctrl+shift and right click and open command prompt).
  • Type ” fastboot -i 0x1ebf oem unlock ” in command window and press Enter.

NOTE: You will loose your data(apps,app data etc..,).


PROXIMITY SENSOR PROBLEM

So, many of Yureka users are facing the proximity sensor issue, after the lollipop update. There’s a simple fix to this problem :

· Open the dialpad and dial  *#*#7769#*#*

· After a calibration screen opens, select  ‘Start’.

· After it shows  ‘calibration good’ select  ‘stop’ and then Exit.

You are done, Proximity sensor issue fixed

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ROOTING YOUR YUREKA

Links for Recoveries:

TWRP

 CWM

STOCK RECOVERY


HOW TO ROOT

 

  • Download the Root.zip from  HERE

NOW YOU HAVE TWO WAYS :

(1) Temporary Recovery Method : In this method the recovery will not be flashed, i.e. This will not replace your stock recovery.
Boot your phone into recovery mode by turning of your phone, long press volume up button + volume down button + power button

  1. Select install update from zip and select Root.zip from your sdcard.
  2. Finally restart the device and enjoy root.

(2) Permanent Recovery Method : In this method the recovery will be flashed on your existing stock recovery, i.e. This will replace your stock recovery.

  • Move Root.zip file to the sdcard of your device.
  • Download your favorite recovery and place it in a new folder.
  • Reboot into bootloader/fastboot mode by
    • Switch off phone. Press and hold the VOLUME UP key and connect the phone to PC/Laptop via USB cable.
  • On your pc/laptop, open the recovery folder press and hold SHIFT key and press right click button and select Open command window here. See screenshot.
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  •  Copy this line and paste it in the command prompt by right click and select paste.

fastboot -i 0x1ebf flash recovery recovery_nameofrecovery.img

 Commands for different recoveries:

  • For TWRP recovery: fastboot -i 0x1ebf flash recovery recovery_twrp.img .
  • For CWM recovery: fastboot -i 0x1ebf flash recovery recovery_cwm.img
  1. Unplug the usb cable and start the device into recovery mode by :
  2. Press and hold Volume UP + Volume Down and Power on the device.Wait some seconds. The device will now start into recovery.
  3. Select install update from zip and select Root.zip from your sdcard.
  4. Finally restart the device and enjoy root.

Note: You must have 75% of charging before doing all these.

 

VIDEO TUTORIAL


KERNELS AVAILABLE FOR YUREKA 

  • Despair kernel R5
  • Velocity Kernel
  • XcelerateTM Kernel
  • First Kernel
  • Sandy Kernel
  • Thunderzap Kernel

HOW TO FLASH CUSTOM KERNEL

  • Download & save your favorite kernel to your phone.
  • Boot your phone into any custom recovery (CWM, TWRP, Philz)
  • Select install zip , locate your kernel and flash it.

 

AVAILABLE CUSTOM ROMS FOR YUREKA

 

  • Blisspop
  • CyanogenMod 12.1 Unofficial
  • Hazy Alpha
  • AICP
  • Ressurrection Remix
  • Slim LP
  • Sonic open kang
  • PAC-Rom
  • Validus
  • Mokee
  • CyanogenMod 11 Unofficial
  • Carbon
  • MIUI 6
  • Paranoid Android
  • CrDroid
  • PAC-Rom
  • Slimkat
  • Ehndroix

 

HOW TO INSTALL CUSTOM ROM ON YUREKA

  • Boot your phone into any custom recovery (CWM, TWRP, Philz)
  • Wipe Data Factory Reset, Wipe cache partition
  • Select install zip > Locate the Rom package > Select yes > wait until it flashes the Rom
  • After it is complete , Go back and Reboot.

 

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Having knowledge on how to unbrick your device is very essential before rooting, because when your device is rooted and due to your lack or knowledge on some apps you device might be bricked.You may ask what is bricking?.Yeah! coming to that point, there are two types of bricking one is hard bricking and other is soft bricking.You can unbrick your device if it is softbrick and if it is hardbbrick the only solution is to go service center until and unless your device is powered by mediatek processor, as yureka is not built on mediatek processor we will not discuss that topic now.Coming to hardbrick your device will not even goto fastboot mode which is must to unbrick yureka.Here is the guide which is very easy and doesn’t requires any commands or a toolkit. A simple script will let you automatically flash the STOCK  firmware on Yureka in less than 2 minutes.

UNBRICKING YUREKA:

  1. Download Yureka SoftBrickFix from HERE and extract the zip file in a new folder on your desktop.
  2. Power off your phone, Press and hold the Volume Up key,With the Volume Up key, connect the phone to your PC/Laptop with USB cable,You can let go off the Volume Up key when Fastboot Mode is displayed on the screen.
  3. Once your phone in fastboot mode, Run flash-all.bat by double clicking on it.
  4. Now a command windows will open on your screen, and flashing process will start.DO NOT disconnect the device during flashing procedure. The command window will close after the flashing process is over.
  5. Disconnect the USB cable, and boot the phone normally by long pressing the Power button.

 

  • Suggestion –  Do a factory Reset after this process is over. Boot your phone in recovery mode (long press power button + volume up button + volume down button) and select – Factory Reset Data. Also wipe the cache partition.

 

Note: This guide will WIPE entire data on your phone, except any data stored on the external microSD card. Before proceeding, make sure your phone is charged and you’ve taken a backup of your important data. Read all the instruction very carefully and follow all the steps one by one on your phone.


DOWNGRADING TO KITKAT

So, many Yureka users are facing bugs on lollipop such as lagging, heating and much more issues. And due to this problem , many of them want to revert back to kitkat as it’s a  stable Rom without any bugs or very less bugs.

We have found a way to revert back yureka to kitkat 4.4.4 from lollipop 5.0 (thanks to tirta.agung). As this process is much more complicated , you can check this video guide –

How To Downgrade Yureka To Kitkat


BACK TO STOCK

 

Here are the links to download most of the stock cm12 files :