SAROMs was (now a stand alone entity) a subsidiary of SA Tech Help which was co-founded by Mathumbu Kervin and Thom Mhazi Maphanga. SAROMs offers links to firmware or ROMs files specific to most low-end Android devices marketed in South Africa. Below are answers to some major questions you may have regarding the services offered on this site:
I link you to your device’s backup firmware/ROM for a small fee
The cost of cashing out the airtime tend to go up to 33% at times. Moreover, airtime donation orders must be processed manually while most of our cash donation methods are either largely or entirely automated.
That is normal and I wish I have commended my credibility a little more but giving the service a try by placing your order may be the only best way to find out I am afraid.
Flashing steps for most files are already posted online but you can obtain additional flashing help here: http://help.saroms.co.za//. Only do note that there may be a slight delay in replying for issues I believe are already accounted for online. For which reason I suggest you run a Google search prior to posting.
While I labour to serve with diligence, I accept no liability on the effects my linked files may have. I expect my beneficiaries to take all possible precautions like backing up prior to flash, if possible, and NEVER flash the ‘Preloader’ file for MTK based devices unless if they feel they must. After all, every firmware update or rework tend to bear an inherent risk.
This is currently my day job and thus I sadly do need to receive these small donations for the ROM links I share to cater for living expenses. I also incur service related expenses like file procurement and site/file hosting. This service type is often offered for free in that ads are normally sold on site but the business of selling ads has sadly failed me for Christian religious reasons.
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If I order a link, download the file and later loose the file, can I make another free download again?
If you still have the link, then you can download the file as many times as you like. But there may be rare situations where links may sadly die out. So try to backup to the extent possible.
This does not always happen but if you ever run into such, then root the phone/tablet and rewrite the original IMEI using the tool here. If you still cannot get it right, then submit a new question here and will try and assist thereon on to the best of our knowledge on what else could be your options.
I have synchronized my email address with my smartphone and I hence receive order notifications almost as fast as I receive mobile SMSs and I reply normally withing 5 minutes though you can allow up to 10 minutes to receive you reply.
Most of the ROM files are extracted from working devices either by myself or other mobile phone technicians who then shares them with me at a price (or swap).
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