Saturday, 28 November 2015

How to use SP Flash Tool to fix MTK devices


If you are an Android geek & love to play with custom ROMs, recoveries & Kernels, one day you'll encounter a hard bricked device. Now what does hard brick mean? If you can't boot up your device, cannot get into recovery mode or see boot logo this would actually leave your device in a state where it is not more than a brick. SP Flash tool is an application for Windows & linxu which you could find very useful in fixing extreme cases of a bricked MTK Android. SP Flash Tool also known as Smartphone Flash Tool provides many options like flashing custom or stock recoveries or Kernel (boot.img). As Mediatek Smartphone don't have an Official tool for any such problems, SP Flash tool is really a boon for Mediatek Smartphone users. To learn more about this tiny yet effective tool, refer our guide: SP Flash tool - Complete Guide. Now, without wasting much time, lets get started with unbricking your Smartphone. 


Requirements:
  1. A PC with Windows or Linux OS. 
  2. USB Cord
  3. Manually install VCOM drivers on the PC
  4. Your bricked Android device.
  5. Original/Working Stock ROM (Do a proper research as flashing the wrong ROM would permanently brick your device)
  6. Download SP Flash tool Latest version


How to Install VCOM Drivers:
  1. Open Device manager from My computer. Click on any item & Goto Actions > Add legacy hadware.
  2. Now, Press next & select Install drivers manually. 
  3. Press next & click on Have disk.
  4. From the browse option, select the VCOM drivers as per your OS.
  5. Once its done. You will see a screen similar to this:

Once you are done with the Installation part, goto device manager & you'll find a device similar to this:

How to Flash ROM using SP Flash Tool:

1. Remove the battery from the phone and slot it back in without booting the phone (If the battery is inbuilt then simply switch if off). Also, ensure there's no SD card in the phone (if there's an SD card slot)

2. Launch SP Flash Tool as Administrator


SP Flash Tool
3. Click on Scatter-loading option & browse to the scatter file of your Stock ROM. (You can find the scatter file with the original stock rom zip file)



SP Flash Tool Scatter file selection
This will load few names on your screen with a selected box. 

4. Now, if you want to format your phone, Click Format at the top. 

5. Once you are done with everything, click on the download button at the top of the window


Start flashing


6. Stop should now be prominent while other options should be grayed out 

7. Connect the switched off phone (with battery inside) to the PC via USB cord 

8. A progress bar should start running 

9. Disconnect the phone, remove the battery for 15 seconds (if removable), slot it back in then power up the phone.



Final words

As the procedure is bit complex for newbies. However, I have tried to make it as simple as possible. Don't worry! if you are stuck at any point, you can contact us from the below comment form.

41 comments:

  1. i have followed the steps, tried everything in every forum, but when i click downlad n connect the phone nothing happens. Running windows 10 64bit. help me please

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  2. To me the same. SP flash tool is not downloading my scatter file (ROM).
    Any suggestion?

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  3. Well.. waliul Islam, there were some drivers missing..
    google "drivers preloader MT65xx" for updated drivers, it sorted out my issue, probably will help you too

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  4. With same driver installed and with same original rom sp flash tool is giving 4032 error. Earlier so many times i had flashed original rom as well as many different custom roms. Please help me to out of it. I am wondering all over the internet since last 1 month, but not able to find 4032 solution.

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  6. guys.... its not working......

    unless try to install everything in the 3 folder.... i haven't seen yet how it worked. Its just im too busy to find out. i just install ed it and it worked.

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  7. HEY, bro When I use (formats+download) I lost my IMEI number it show invalid IMEI and hardly I got it back when I use (download only) is there any chance of that (IMEI) lost again ??????

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  8. Thanks for your awesome Post. i am really happy for your sp flash tools. i am BIG Fan of XDA Firmware. can you help me please for latest file ?

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  9. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU SAVED ME!!!!!

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  10. I've flashed my phone and it says ok but i cannot turn on my phone? any help?

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  11. can flashing remove wifi and bluetooth drivers i got it on canvas hd

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  12. I'm using windows 32 bit it didn't work for me how can use this in windows 10

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  13. nothing is running in after connecting phone

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  14. I tried flashing custom ROM for my Micromax Aq4501 I installed vcom driver but it not detect by sp tool my phone is already dead

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  15. To ALL asking questions.
    You guys need to find the exact ROM amd DRIVER for this process to run effectively
    So search on mediatek website, you can find the files and use THIS guide to flash the ROM.

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  16. Letest SP FLASH TOOLS

    http://gotgamecheats.net/file/0587GE

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  17. i have all driver ans sp flash tool in my pen drive. Is there any need of internet for sp flash processor.

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  18. hold down before you plug the usb to phone

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  19. I flash my device but my imei no gone what can I do

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  20. can i get mt6227 please help me bro

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  21. can i get mt6227 scatter file please help me bro

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  22. can i get mt6227 please help me bro

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  23. i have tried this procedures for three days it didnt happen to me. someone please help.

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  24. the problem; is the third party cannot contain digital signature information an error occured during the installation process

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  25. Please help me..I follow all the steps but then when I Connect the phone using the cord to pc..." Baterry error" Baterry contac error occured..please help me.

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  26. all proccess done green logo appears but then after switching on the phone it continuously vibrates...p;ease help me fast

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  27. my phone only show logo screen after flash how can i fix it plz help.

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  28. I've launched the spft and my phone connected successfully, I press the download button but nothing happened! the progress bar still 0%. Please help me fix my problem

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  29. a did the same thing and my phone show a black secreen with whit lines no boot pleaaaaaaaassseee help my phone is condor mt6580

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  30. just followed your insturction and im done, but its taking a long time to boot, is this normal??

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  31. sp flash tool gets closed when clicking on scatter loading.I can't reach to select the scatter file .

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  32. Sp flash tool is nit detecting my device

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  33. Sp flash tool is nit detecting my device

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  34. Thank you! I've tried for hours. After I read your article i finally flashed a ZTE Blade a1 with a stock ROM. :)

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  35. Why IMEI remove after flashing.
    Plz help me

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