If you are looking for the simple tutorial for Flash Stock ROM with SP Flash Tools, then you are in the correct website. From this post, you will get the complete guidelines about the flashing process. Flashing stock firmware means installing new firmware on your device. So to do that, you will need the firmware file along with the flash tool. For MediaTek powered smartphones, you need to use SP Flash Tools.
Developed by MediaTek Company, you can use this tool for flashing any smartphones and tablets powered by MTK chipset. If you are a beginner and attempt to flash the Android device using SP Flash Tool, read the full post and follow our instructions carefully.
We have tried to explain everything easily and step by step. It is the best flashing tool, especially for MTK powered devices. This flash tool is a widely used tool for flashing the stock firmware because the success rate is high. Also, it has super simple functionality and features; the navigation is compatible with the beginner. This process is for Windows OS only. However, to flash the ROM, you have to back up the full device.
How to Flash MediaTek Stock ROM Using SP Flash Tool
When you are having critical issues like baseband or IMEI errors on your MTK smartphone, you need to flash the device to resolve this problem. On the other hand, if your MediaTek smartphones and tablets are dead or bricked, you have to flash the firmware using SP Flash Tool. Typically, if your phone is running, you can use a brand-specific flash tool like Xiaomi Mi Flash Tool for flashing any Xiaomi device.
However, if your device is bricked or dead, you have to use the chipset-specific flash tool. Similarly, for flashing any MediaTek smartphone, you can use SP Flash Tool. In this post, we will share the complete tutorial on how you can flash any MediaTek powered Android device using SP Flash Tool.
- A Windows PC
- MediaTek USB Driver
- A USB Cable
- MediaTek powered smartphone
- Latest flash file or stock firmware
Steps to Flash MediaTek Smartphone using SP Flash Tool
Step 1: Download Firmware Based on Smartphone Model
First, you need to download the official flash file for your device to start the flashing process. Each model has individual stock firmware. Also, each model has multiple firmware files based on locations and countries. We have published many Stock Firmware files for various handset models. So browse our Stock Firmware category and download the latest flash file on your computer.
Step 2: Extract the Flash File
After downloading the firmware file, you will get a zip file. So using any file extractor, unzip the folder on your PC, and you will see various files. Check and remember these file locations because you will need them later.
Step 3: Download and Install MTK USB Driver
A USB driver is an all-in-one software program for Windows PC that allows desktop computers to detect the connected device. However, you must install the correct USB driver that means if you want to connect a MediaTek powered phone to a PC, you will need to download and install MTK USB Driver or MediaTek VCOM driver corresponding to the device models. Luckily, we have listed all available USB drivers for MediaTek phones based on models.
Step 4: Install and Launch SP Flash Tool
The SP Flash Tool is our favourite tool when we recommend flashing the stock ROM. The user interface is easy for everyone. We have posted about SP Flash Tool on our site. Download SP Flash Tool latest version and extract the zip file. After extracting, you will get the setup file that looks like flash_tool.exe. Now double click on the setup file and install it by following the on-screen instructions. After installing this flash tool correctly, launch this tool.
Step 5: Load Scatter File
When the flash tool is launched, click on the Scatter-Loading File option and locate the Scatter File from the extracted firmware folder. The Scatter File will look like MT6572_Android_scatter.txt, and after selecting the exact scatter file, click on the Open button.
Step 6: Untick the Preloader
After loading the scatter files, you have to untick the Preloader option because Preloader.bin may brick the device. Then click on the download button from above that will begin the flashing process.
Step 7: Put your MediaTek Device in Download Mode and connect to the PC
Switch off your device and press power + volume down + home to enter download mode. However, a few older phones use a different button combination. After entering your device to download mode, connect the device to PC using a USB data cable.
Step 8: Flash the Stock ROM
After connecting the device to the PC, the stock ROM flashing will begin automatically. The whole flashing process usually takes 10-15 minutes depending on the speed, and your device will take a few extra minutes to reboot it. After rebooting the device, you will see the custom ROM is running. However, after installing the new firmware, you cannot go back to the old firmware. When the flashing is completed, a green tick mark will show up on the screen.
Step 9: Close the Flash Tool and Disconnect the MTK Device
When you see the green tick mark, you are done. Using this simple tool, you have completed flashing the device accurately. Now close the flash tool on your Windows desktop and disconnect the smartphone.
Warning: As you have already known that flashing requires expertise to perform the process correctly. If anything goes wrong, you may brick your device. Also, flashing wipes out everything from the phone. So before flashing or rooting the device, take a full backup. Also, we recommend knowing everything steps you are doing. However, using this tool, if you brick the device, MTKArena.com will not be responsible for your action.
These are the complete steps to flash any Android smartphone powered by MediaTek using SP Flash Tool. If you have any issues, feel free to comment below, and we will try to resolve your issue.