Another spreadtrum chipset sc7731 model from axioo named as M5 was launched just recently. It has 720×1280 ips display and 1Gb memory. This smartphone physical, basically trying to mimic iphone 5se in design, including single home button at the bottom center, which I don’t likes that a lot. Especially if this is intended to be used as multifunction button purposes. Android SystemUI is not designed for that way and this is rather annoying than being useful.
I’d rather sacrifice some screen portion for the navigation softkey than to press the home button twice each time … so, on this customrom I bring them back the navigation bar at the bottom of screen, thus you can easily use it like normal android. If you’re not agree with me, is okay, life still goes on, don’t use this custom rom, be happy with your stockrom and move on.

ROM Features :

  • Android 5.1 lollipop
  • Rooted, busybox, zipaligned
  • Latest Playservice gapps
  • fully debloated
  • SuperSU (thanks to chainfire)
  • … something I forgot to list

Here is the custom rom :

Download : M5_SW201609011925_R210916.rar

MD5 : da7c52bec7ee0a436a433c80c97c5afe

UPDATE 23Dec2016 :

Download : M5_SW201612191753_jfdesignnet_R231216.rar

MD5 : 8f801021bdba1cf71ef9a7dccfea736c

Changelog :

  • emmc driver compatibility with latest batch release
  • updated to latest gapps release arm-5.1-micro-17dec2016
  • latest supersu and binary v2.79-201612051815

(due to my limited space to host all the roms update, I will delete old updates and left only the most recent releases)

And here is the steps to flash this custom rom :

Requirement and Preparation :

  • Read this thoroughly :
    I am not responsible if you brick your phone, get stuck in a bootloop, or if your phone grows arms and tries to kill you. Flash at your own risk!
    Please do some research if you have any concerns about risk of flashing a custom rom before continuing! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you!!
    If you have any other objection, don’t bother to comment, just close this page!
  • I’m not creating custom recovery for this model because of several difficulties, this time only custom rom in spreadtrum flashtool format, so you will need UpgradeDownload software to flash this custom rom. If you don’t have it, you can get it from here : UpgradeDownload_R4.0.0001. DO NOT use any other flash tool software or version other than that or you may  potentially bricked your device forever!! Please pay attention on this, you’ve been warned. As always, if you have any other objection about you cannot trust the flash tool (UpgradeDownload software tool) I include in this post, please do not use this custom rom, is as easy as that. If you stubborn enough to continue with your own tool, then you’re on your own.

Flashing Process :

The steps to flash this custom rom using UpgradeDownload software is easy :

  1. Install UpgradeDownload software and it’s driver. I cannot explain the steps installation of this software and the spreadtrum driver because I don’t use winblows, worse, I know nothing about winblows device manager, etc. Please find your own way to install UpgradeDownload software correctly and I’m very sorry I cannot support any question about this. It isn’t because i don’t want to, but merely because lack of knowledge, I don’t think is wise to asked anything on me about winblows os that I never use.
  2. Download and extract the custom rom in rar format into some folder, it should be shows one big pac file.
  3. Open the UpgradeDownload software and load the pac file on step 2 using Load Packet button (the gear button on the top most left button). It will need some time to load the enormous size of this pac rom to your computer, relax, that is normal.
  4. Press Start Download button (the one with arrow or play symbol on it). This will put the UpgradeDownload software in standby mode waiting for the device to be flash.
  5. Press the volume up on the device, hold it and then insert the usb cable. When you see the blue progress bar start running, then you can release the volume down button. Wait until the progress finish and you should be good.

If everything ok and the flashing succeeded, then you may see this screenshots on yours :

Happy flashing !