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Gemini 4G x27 firmware restoration
If your Gemini firmware is being damaged or corrupted your Gemini might be stuck in a boot loop animation screen. To restore your unit you will need to update your Android software in your device by using the Flash Tool. You will need a PC with either Windows or Linux to do this, we suggest to use Windows as it has the best compatibility with the flash tool. Please follow the steps below to update your Gemini and restore firmware to full functionality.
Step 1 - Install FlashTool software and drivers
The first step is to install the flash tool drivers. These drivers are needed for your Windows PC to communicate with your Gemini. You can find the drivers here: Windows Flash Tool Drivers
Now that the drivers have been installed, please download the Windows flash tool from this link Windows Flash Tool. Please unzip the archive and extract the FlashToolWindows folder.
If you use Linux you don't need any drivers and you can proceed directly to download the Linux flash tool on this link Linux flash tool. You will need a 64 bit Linux machine and you might need root access to run it. Unzip the archive and extract the FlashToolLinux folder.
You have now completed step 1.
Step 2 – Download Gemini Firmware
Download the Gemini 4G x27 firmware from this link Gemini 4G x27 firmware
Unzip the downloaded archive and extract the Gemini_Android_x27_v1_16032018 folder.
You have now completed step 2.
Step 3 – Flashing the Android Firmware
- Download-Agent should be set to the file MTK_AllInOne_DA.bin, which is located in the FlashToolWindows or FlashToolLinux folder.
- Scatter-loading file should be set to the file Gemini_Android.txt, which is located in the Gemini_Android_x27_v1_16032018 folder.
The flash tool will now wait for your Gemini to be connected to your PC in firmware download mode. To achieve this now, connect your Gemini to your PC using the USB-C cable. Then restart your Gemini by pressing the Esc (On) key for up to 20 seconds. Once the Gemini starts rebooting, the flash tool will detect the unit and Android will be updated. Once the flash process is finished, disconnect the Gemini and then press and hold the Esc (On) key until the unit restarts again.
The Gemini should now successfully boot into the updated Android firmware.
This completes the firmware update process.