I have a Mediatek based phone, Alcatel 4030x, and it is slowly dying.
The System partition is now mounted as read-only, then apps start crashing after a minute or two.
I've tried SP Flash tool, restore stock rom, and numerious other methods, but I'm 100% sure the eMMC is the dead so these methods do not work.
Right now I do not have the equipment or skills to replace the eMMC, so I was wondering if I can run Android from the SD-card?
Someone else on this site managed to run Android on his Samsung phone using the SD card, so I tried his method, but it does not seem to work for my phone, here is the method I found:
I partitioned the card, edited 'fstab', but the phone does not boot from the SD card, is simply sits there with a grey screen when I turn it on.
Has anyone else managed to do this as right now the phone is about as useful as a chocolate teapot! Thanks