A friend borrowing me this L1 model about malware that pop up sometimes on him and ask me how to clean up those things. However, after a night use, the malware doesn’t show up on me, so I dump the rom and clean up from the bloatware (and possibly the malware on it), add root and share here the result. Because we don’t have custom recovery for this spreadtrum, then I made this in spreadtrum pac rom format, you need UpgradeDownload software flashtool to flash this rom.

Here is the feature of this custom 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 : PICOphone_L1_GEF3_SW20160514_jfdesignnet_R170516.rar

MD5 : bf13b5f52b0e768a9dec866eac7cb9db

Requirement, Preparation and Warning :

  • Read this thoroughly :
    Your warranty is now void !!!
    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!
  • Make sure you have exactly the same device as on the picture and double check the build number for picophone L1 model name.
  • This custom rom is in spreadtrum pac flashtool format, you need UpgradeDownload software from spreadtrum to flash this customrom. If you haven’t got it, get it from here : UpgradeDownload-R2.9.9015. 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, all you have to do is install UpgradeDownload software and it’s spreadtrum driver, load the pac rom and flash it. However, since I never use winblows maybe I’m incompetent to support it, worse, I know nothing about winblows device manager. Please find your own way to install UpgradeDownload software and it’s drivers correctly and I’m very sorry I cannot support any question about winblows os or how to install UpgradeDownload software.

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

Enjoy root on your PICOphone L1!