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.

74 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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    1. After flashing my rom I can't boot to recovery mood to in stall new room yet I've already wipe the current rom

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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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    1. Use mobile uncle to retrieve your lost imel

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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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    1. Just install ur windows freshly and retry to install new updated driver software. U can find driver software just do search in google.

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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. my phone only show logo screen after flash how can i fix it plz help.

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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. just followed your insturction and im done, but its taking a long time to boot, is this normal??

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

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  33. Sp flash tool is nit detecting my device

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  34. Sp flash tool is nit detecting my device

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  35. 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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  36. Why IMEI remove after flashing.
    Plz help me

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  37. THANKYOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! VERY MUCH
    VERY USEFULL AND YOUR EXPLANATION IS VERY NICE THANKS ALOT
    ITS WORKED BRO......!

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  38. what to do when phone is completely dead ,phone is no detecting in pc ,even no vibration sign while connecting battery , can any one help me my mail id balajikasinathan0786@gmail.com

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  39. what i asked before is for samsung s7262

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  40. brother download ho gya hai start ni karta hai flash file ko

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  41. My mobile micromax a47 mobile whole flash format then no download flash

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  42. I have done everything in order, the green download icon also appeared after flashing but the device is not getting started. Pls get me out of this

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  43. i tried this every thing goes ok but after doing this when i switched my cell on it is in the same previous condition nothing changed or i think nothing formated cell goes back to the old erroring condition what to do now pls help

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  44. Well, the program's working. Already installed drivers and it's detecting the phone as well. Also have the original, exact firmware of the phone... The only problem is, whenever the process is done, no errors whatsoever, the phone is not flashed. The phone is still the same, no change. I don't know what I'm doing wrong, if somebody can please provide an insight about this. The phone is Lenovo S720. Using MT6577 drivers. I use version 3 and 5 of SPFT.

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    1. I have also the exact same problem. I have gretel p1 tab which is based on mt6582. I have "damaged internal storage" error in my tab. I tried all possible solution. Even with flash boxes. But no luck. What to do with this problem??? Even tried hardware solution. But no luck. What to do??

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  45. HI, I am using linux. How to update the legacy hardware in linux? coz my phone is not getting detected in SP Flashtool or even in terminal - lsusb. Please help.

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  46. I have flashed a wrong recovery on My xolo play t1000 phone without backing up my current recovery so plzz help me.

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    1. Search official rom and flash it with formate all + download

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  47. i connect my phone without battery and i click download but nothing happen it's 0% help me plzz

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    1. Just try to reinstall windows and freshly install drivers then try again.

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    2. & sry i didn't mentioned. Does ur device detected in windows in mtxx preloader or in mediatak vcom.

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  48. I've clicked on other options in sp tool unlike download only.... now phone is not flashing... showing particular file type error...

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  49. i have mt6582 device but it couldn't flash nothing happened just searching the device when i try to download any bootloader or firmware

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  50. hey my phone connects then disconnects when i starts flashing stock rom and this keeps going on
    my device - htc desore 526+

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  51. please help me on how to set up the ADB on my computor

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  52. I manage to flash till the logo OK. I remove the battery after 15 min i put in again and on my phone. Logo and sound then blackout. Please advice what else did i miss.

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  53. After sometime sound and logo again then black out again and again

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  54. I formatted my Lenovo Tab2 A7-20F three times via SPF Tool. Now when I connect it to my laptop via USB Cable, it is not being detected. I even have the drivers installed. What should I do ?

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    1. i formatted my xiaomi red mi note 3g.

      After that, i want download software but the progress bar hang up at red bar 100%. It should continue to purple if i not mistake.

      help me, what should i do now?

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  55. S_BROM_CMD_JUMP_DA_FAIL 2035 ... found no solution device is dead from an year...

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  56. When I click download it tells me please select one ROM at least before execution but then I can't select anything. Help!!!

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  57. I have tried this several times with different types of flash tools but each time i click on download and connect my USB to my mobile phone it is only the STOP button that would be active and nothing will be download or show me its comple...

    Please what do i do???

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  58. I cant install the rom via flash tool when i connect the phone nothing happens

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