Sunday, November 16, 2014

[FIX] Stuck in Teamwin Recovery A890 S/L/K

There have been a number of users reported that after the recent 200MB OTA update, their A890 is now stuck at TeamWin recovery. The reason is their ROM is SphinX, and rooted. Therefore, for any devices (not only A890), if you are running a custom ROM with rooted, please do not update your device via OTA. For safety reason, it is recommended that you should delete the skystation.apk if it exists.
According to and, there are a few solutions for this, and some users reported that they were successful. So you can try them for yourself
Solution #1 (Simple, recommended)
Download this file, reboot your device to fastboot mode (hold Volume UP + Volume DOWN + Power, then navigate to fastboot, press power to choose), then run fix_A890_recovery_stuck.bat
Solution #2
Flash stock recovery 3e via Teamwin . Copy the recovery below to your external SD card, flash the recovery below in TWRP
Recovery 3e forA890:
  1. S :
  2. L :
  3. K :
Solution #3: Restore your device to factory state using BINX method, instruction can be found here

Keywords: SKY, Pantech, VEGA, A890S, A890K, A890L, fix, stuck, recovery, choimobile, vegaviet, fastboot, teamwin

Monday, November 10, 2014

CM11 Kitkat 4.4.4 for Vega No. 6 A860S/L/K

Please backup your current ROM in recovery, I am not responsible for any damage or loss of data to your phone.

Date : October 14th 2014

Features :
  • 3G, 4G: OK
  • Sdcard/ External SD: OK
  • PTP/ MTP: OK
  • Wifi: OK
  • Bluetooth: OK
  • Camera 13MP
  • Android Runtime (ART): OK
  • Multi-languages
  • V-touch: not working and will not likely work in any CM-based ROM
How to flash :
  • Download ROM
  • Put the zip file in internal or external SD
  • Using this Recovery (flash via your current recovery):
  • Boot into recovery
  • Make a backup
  • Wipe data
  • Install ROM by flashing the zip file
  • Flash Gapps   
    1.  ROM :
      • CM11 :
             2. GAPPS :

          Keywords: Pantech, VEGA, No.6, A860S, A860L, A860K, Kitkat, CM11, recovery, firmware, ROM

          Sunday, November 9, 2014

 and browser hijacked

          If you unlock the screen and the default android browser appears automatically and try to go to and, your browser is probably hijacked by an app called Ad block party genius edition (url here).
          It is not the official Ad block plus since the official one was not allowed to be listed on Playstore.
          It’s a shame, it claims itself as an adblocker, but then it brings unwanted ads to your phones like this
          Screenshot_2014-11-09-17-55-55   Screenshot_2014-11-09-19-58-20
          The solution to get rid of these ads is very simple, just uninstall Ad block party genius edition, and don’t forget to report to Google, hopefully Google will take it down
          Other people have reported this issue here

          Thursday, October 30, 2014


          This ROM is built on the latest stock KitKat with some tweaks such as unlimited SMS (no more 80-char SMS), Korean apps removed, improve audio quality, volume wakeup etc.
          How to flash:
          - Use the CWM recovery, if you haven’t had it installed, get it here
          - Backup ROM and ALL data, KitKat changes the structure of SD card, so you may not be able to see your old files after updating. They are not deleted, just hidden
          - Copy the ROM and baseband corresponding to your device to your sd card (internal and external is ok)
          For S:
          For K:
          For L:
          Note: when reboot, DO NOT choose Yes or No, instead click BACK two times otherwise you will lose ROOT


           Keywords: Pantech, VEGA, 3, KitKat, ROM, Root, Recovery, A850S, A850K, A850L

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          Saturday, October 4, 2014

          TWRP recovery for A820L


          TWRP recovery is required to flash some of KiKat ROM for A820L by Syhost or MIUI

          How to:

          - Download TWRP recovery here and flash via your current recovery

          (If you have not had your recovery installed (any) please follow the instruction here )

          Monday, September 8, 2014

          Official KitKat 4.4.2 for VEGA No.6 S/L/K BINX files

          English: KitKat chunky. Français : Barre de Ki...

          As I mention in the previous post, BINX is the safest way to upgrade your VEGA device to a completely new generation of Android (ICS to Jelly Bean, Jelly Bean to KitKat).
          if you have a slow internet connection, you better download BINX file separately and put into the temp folder then follow then method described in Step 7 of this post.
          Here are the link for the latest KitKat firmware (as of September 2014) for Pantech VEGA No. 6
          A860S Firmware S0217213
          A860L : Firmware S1234209
          A860K : Firmware S0838213
          Keywords: Pantech, VEGA, No.6, A860S, A860K, A860L, Stock, firmware

          Saturday, September 6, 2014

          How to upgrade your Pantech VEGA to any latest official firmware

          This guideline applies to all Pantech SKY – VEGA devices from A760 to A910. Your device will be upgraded to the latest stock firmware available to date, no matter which ROM you are using (stock, modified stock or CM, MIUI etc.). Basically this is the safest (though not the quickest) way to upgrade your phone to the latest firmware, and in some cases, it will  solve most of your problems, even bricked phone, no signal, lost or wrong IMEI etc.

          Things to remember:
          - Official stock firmwares are only available in English and Korean
          - Stock firmwares are NOT rooted
          - SMS is limited to 80 characters in most of stock firmware
          - Some of your apps will not work in the stock firmware, such as apps require root, apps in external memory (KitKat 4.4 officially does not allow apps to write to external memory, blame Google for that)
          - Stock firmware are not always the best ROM, but sometimes it is essential to upgrade to the latest stock firmware before flashing any other ROM.

          - INTERNET EXPLORER (Yes, I am not kidding, Firefox or Chrome won’t work)
          - Back up your data. Upgrading to stock firmware using this method WON’T wipe the device, most of the apps are not effected, except the ones mentioned above, but just in case something goes wrong.
          - Fully charge your device
          - A good internet connection, you are going to download approximately 1GB to your phone.

          Steps to upgrade your device to the latest stock firmware
          1) Download universal drivers for all Pantech SKY or VEGA devices (A760 to A910) to connect it to your PC
          If you’ve already installed drivers for your PC, go to step 2.
          2) In your PC, open Internet Explorer (I said, INTERNET EXPLORER), and go to

          3) Turn your device to what Pantech calls “SW Download mode”. This will vary depending on your models (your need to do a simple Google search), but for A850, A860, A870 and many other devices, you can enter the SW download mode by pressing and holding Volume UP + Volume  DOWN+ Power and the same time, then using volume key to navigate to PDL DOWNLOAD, then press Power to choose.
          4) Now connecting your device to PC via the USB cable. Wait for the drivers to install, then allow the add-on to run
          5) Now wait and pray. It will take 30 mins to a few hours depending on your connection. After the upgrade is done, your device will restart automatically.

          How to speed-up the process?
          7) Download the latest BINX of your device, using your favorite download managers (IDM, Flashget etc.)
          I take an example, as of September 2014, the latest BINX file for my A860L is
          8) From Start menu, go to start and run, type the command %temp% then enter
          An window will open, just copy the BINX you’ve downloaded to this folder.
          9) Now do the step from 1 to 6 as above.
          Keywords: Pantech, SKY, VEGA, stock, firmware, root, A800S, A810K, A810S, A820L,  A830L, A830K, A830S, A830KE, A840S, A840SP, A850S, A850K, A850L, A860S, A860K, A860L, A870S, A880S, A890S, A890L, A890K, A900S, A910K

          Monday, August 11, 2014

          [A870L] Stock KitKat firmware with sms fix

           For A870L ONLY!!! Warning, one user (see comment below) reported that LTE 2100 is not working after flashing this ROM.
          • Based on latest stock Kitkat firmware S1235210
          • Removed 80-char SMS limitation, now unlimited, undivided SMS
          • Korean apps removed
          • Vega Iron 2 A910 music player
          • Removed Korean characters in dial-pad
          • System optimization
          How to flash:
          - First, flash this Recovery via your current recovery
          - Do a full backup – I am not responsible for the damages, data loss to your phone!
          - Do factory reset, wipe cache, wipe battery stats
          - Flash this file via your new recovery A870L Stock KitKat fix
          - After rebooting for the first time, install this application, tap the window two times then reboot your device (The developer did not say anything, but I guest it’s for rooting your device)

          keywords: Pantech, SKY, VEGA, IRON, SMS fix, 80 characters, A870L

          Tuesday, July 29, 2014

          [A870] CWM Philz Touch Recovery 6.50.2 for stock KitKat firmware

          Congratulations, your VEGA Iron is now powered by the latest Android KitKat
          The next step, which is very important to backup your phone and flash any other modified ROM, is to find a Recovery for your Iron.
          Luckily someone was kind enough to make a CWM recovery for A870 all versions (S/L/K), which is promised to be stable with KitKat, and moreover, this is a touch-enabled recovery.
          Please download the file here
          And flash via your current recovery. If you haven’t got any recovery yet, follow the instruction here to install, and then flash the file above immediately after you can boot into recovery.
          The CWM Philz Touch Recovery 6.50.2 can also be used with A870S/L/K running JellyBean. After that, if you want to upgrade to KitKat using zip file, please follow the instruction in the previous post
          Source: (I don’t know where they get the CWM Philz Touch Recovery 6.50.2)
          Keywords: A870s, A870L, A870K, KitKat, Android, Vega, Pantech, iron, root, recovery

          Friday, July 25, 2014

          [A870] Official KitKat firmware S-L-K zip file

          Only try to flash this file if you failed to use the OTA update or online update from

          These are the official, untouched KitKat firmware for Pantech VEGA Iron A870 S/L/K.
          These firmwares are not rooted and still include many Korean apps
          Zip file must be flashed via recovery
          Root method will be provided soon, do not attempt to root your VEGA Iron KitKat using the method for JB, it may brick your phone!

          Keywords: Sky, Pantech, VEGA, Iron, A870S, A870L. A870L, KitKat, Recovery

          Thursday, June 26, 2014

          [A860] CWM Recovery

          You will need CWM Recovery to flash any CM-based KitKat ROM in the future
          To install, just download the file below and flash via your current CWM recovery, then choose “restart recovery”

          Keywords: Pantech, SKY, VEGA, A860L, A860S, A860K, Kitkat, Recovery

          [A860] Omni Kitkat 4.4.3 ROM RC2.0 by Syhost

          Original post in Chinese
          Warning: This is not an official ROM, this is a ROM ported to A860L/S/K by Syhost.
          Currently, Youtube does not work properly (Video breaks) – FIXED, see below!
          Video  preview (sorry for a landscape video)

          1) Wifi: ok

          2) Bluetooth: ok (Sometimes Bluetooth disconnects and reconnects)

          3) 2G / 3G: ok

          4) SMS: ok, including long SMS

          5) GPS: ok

          6) Camera: ok (Photo taking is OK, Video recording may need to restart to store the files )

          7) GPU control: ok

          8) Sound, microphone etc.: Ok

          10) Proximity sensor  : ok

          11) Light sensor: ok

          12) Gyroscope: ok

          13) Video playback: ok

          14) Touch screen: ok

          15) OTG: not fully functional, mouse is ok but usb disk does not mount

          16) WFD (Wireless Display): Unknown

          17) MTP and USB connection: ok

          18) NFC: ok

          19) Wifi and Bluetooth tethering: OK

          20) Vibration: ok, but Vibration patterns do not work

          Update August 15th To fix Youtube video problem:

          - Use any root browser apps, go to system/ and open build.prop, change the value as below


          Link ROM:!Ro1VwYwR!xTtoZcqri0h9bGzvJ2gd6pOtCBH_BjgB8MHVOlLltKU
          Gapps (flash after the file above):
          Those 2 files above must be flashed via CMW Recovery