NOTICE: This is a work in progress, photos have not been added yet.
For those of you that follow me on Youtube you probably already know that I used the Pepsi P1S smartphone for a week. Things were going well until I found found out that the P1S comes pre-loaded with some Malware! YAY PEPSI MALWARE FOR EVERYONE! The malware itself is kind of tame, it will install applications without your permission so that the application can collect ad revenue. The one that is pretty concerning is an application called Prize Gene, this app will send out text messages to premium numbers internationally. So unless you have a really awesome cell phone plan that covers things like that you will probably want to get it uninstalled. So naturally you uninstall it, but *GASP* the manufacturer has marked it as a system app that can not be deleted. So first thing is first, you gotta get this thing rooted.
Luckily enough a kind person at chinaphonearena.com has built a version of the rom that is pre-rooted and has almost all the malware removed.
First thing is first you will need to install SPtool, this app will allow you to flash ROMs to the device.
Also install the mediatek drivers provided on the page
If you are on Mac OSX like I am you will need to run it on parallels or boot camp.
Download this Rom:
It is provided by Huber7052 on chinaphonearena.com so remember to drop by there and thank him.
Follow the Howto.txt provided in the RAR file. Now that all that malware is removed there is one more step you need to take, Install the app "Titanium Backup" Then uninstall "UNI launcher" That is the last piece of malware left. Just make sure you have a launcher like ADW or Nova. Now that the malware is uninstalled you are free to actually use the device!
NOT GETTING TEXTS ON THE PEPSI PHONE? CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO TUTORIAL BY WINCITY!
you will need to re-program the IMEI of the device and SMSC settings.
Follow to the 28:50 mark