MTN Steppa Tab (Tablet – MTN 8978P) Firmware/ROM (ADB or TWRP flashable)

R30 / $2.00 (or 1 credits)

  • MTN Steppa Tab (tablet – MTN 8978P) with Android Kitkat
  • Non stock ROM flashable via TWRP or ADB Sideload
  • To be tested anytime  (We do not offer email support on tested ROMs)
  • Makes taking and restoring backup possible
  • Stock ROM, Firmware or Flash File
  • File size is 690MB
  • Instructions on the details section below
  • File link is R55/R60 in airtime
  • Always verify that the IMEI remained the same after every full firmware reload. Dial *#06# to view it - and repair/restore it if necessary
  • For ROMs not marked as 'Malware verified', install and scan the device with the Malwarebytes app after flashing. Read more on this here

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Description

TWRP Flashing steps

  1. Turn the tablet off
  2. Hold down the Volume Down + Power until the words ” Powered by Android” appears (the tablet is on fastboot now)
  3. Connect the tablet to the computer through a USB cable
  4. Open the MTN Steppa Tab TWRP folder place the cursor at the center of you computer screen
  5. Hold down the Shift key on your keyboard and right-click (while holding down the Shift key)
  6. Select ‘Open command window here’ from the right click menu that appears
  7. On the black window that appears, tyepe: adb devices and click Enter on you keyboard
  8. You will see something like: List of devices attached Z89deec4
  9. Type: fastboot flash recovery recovery.img and click Enter
  10. Wait until you get Write OK
  11. The type: fastboot reboot – you can then after turn your tablet off and then boot into recovery using (Volume Up + Power)

You will need to place SuperSU.zip onto the SD card or internal memory and install it via the TWRP recovery to force-root

ROM flashing steps (ADB/Sideload)

  1. Install ADB drivers if you had not already done so
  2. Boot the MTN Steppa Tab into fastboot – Hold down the Volume Down + Power until the words ” Powered by Android” appears (the tablet is on fastboot now). Connect it to the computer
  3. Download and extract the ‘Flasher’ file – then open the ‘Flasher’ folder
  4. Open the folder called ‘Patches’ inside
  5. Copy and paste the .zip ROM file inside that folder
  6. Go back to the ‘Flasher’ folder – double click ‘BigButton.cmd’
  7. A black window shows up (and do some work in the background) – The tablet will then reboot into recovery when all shall be done
  8. On the tablet, select ‘Apply an update from ADB’
  9. Then back on the PC window, you should then see the file name of the .zip file you placed in the ‘Patches’ folder
  10. Press 1 on your keyboard and click Enter
  11. The .zip file should begin to send onto the device with a percentage progress count. Shortly after 100%, the tablet should pickup the update package and flash it for around 5 minutes. You will have ‘Reboot now’ selected when all is done.
  12. At which stage you can press and reboot.

ROM flashing steps (TWRP)

  1. Extract the .7z file
  2. Copy the backup folder onto the SD card
  3. Insert the SD onto the tablet and boot into TWRP
  4. Select Backup/Restore
  5. Select Restore
  6. Navigate to the SD card and select the backup folder
  7. Initiate the restore and wait
  8. Reboot when done