iTel S42 Quick Review

iTel S42 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo.

This device is a 5.6-inch ips touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 X 1440 pixels 282ppi. A size of 153.3 x 73.5 x 8.2 mm and weighs about 150g.

Powered by 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm processor Snapdragon  425 with Adreno 305 GPU and 3GB of RAM. There’s also 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 128GB with microSD. 

There is a 13MP primary camera with LED Flash and a 13-mega pixel front selfie camera.

This is a dual SIM Phone with other connectivity options like Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth 4.0. Support GSM + WCDMA + 4G LTE networks. Sensors on this phone include fingerprint, Compass Magnetometer, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor and Gyroscope.

This device is powered with a 4000Mah non-removable battery



How to flash this device using Qualcomm Image Flash Loader
Follow the instructions on how to flash the device carefully below
I will not take responsibility on whatever may happen to your device.
Flash at your own risk..

Make sure you are downloading the exact ROM of the device you want to flash because 
 flashing a wrong preloader, will make the device completely dead 
(can't power on, can't charge and will not be detected by a computer)

Download an install the latest version of QPST from here
Download an install Qualcomm usb drivers from here

Now navigate into the QFIL installation folder usually C:\Program Files (x86)\Qualcomm\QPST\bin and launch QFIL.exe
Under Build type, select (tick) Flat Build
Under Select Programmer, Click Browse button then navigate to firmware folder open images folder and select prog_emmc_firehorse_XXXXX.mbn file.
Click on Load XML and select rawprogram0.xml and Patch0.xml
Open back cover of the device disconnect battery and then connect the phone to PC
Now bridge the test points as shown on image below with a pair of twizzers or metal to put iTEL S42 into EDL mode.

itel s42 edl test point

Port will now appear on QFIL tool.
Click Download button and wait for flash process to complete.
When process is complete, disconnect and boot up device.
Note that first boot after flash process takes longer than usual.

For a more detail tutorial on how to flash this device with QFIL, click here

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