SP FlashTool how to flash

SP FlashTool how to flash . MTK hardware platform as a basis for building modern smartphones, tablet computers and other devices gained very widespread. Together with the variety of devices, the use of both Android OS variations have come to the life of the users - the number of available official and custom firmware for popular MTK-devices can reach several dozen! For manipulations with the memory sections MediaTek devices, most often used Sp Flash Tool - Powerful and functional tool.

Despite the large variety of MTK devices, the process of installing software through the SP Flashtool application is generally the same and carried out in several steps. Consider them in detail.

All devices firmware actions using SP Flashtool, including the execution of the following instructions, the user performs on its own risk! For a possible disruption of the device's performance, the site administration and the author of the liability article are not carried! 

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Preparation of the device and PC

In order for the procedure for recording file-memory files to the device memory sections, it is necessary to prepare accordingly, having conducted certain manipulations, both with android device and with a PC or laptop.

1. Download everything you need, firmware, driver and application itself. Unpack all archives into a separate folder, in the perfect version located at the root of the C.

2. It is desirable that the names of the folders for the location of the application files and firmware contained Russian letters and spaces. The name can be any, but to call the folder is consciously, so that it is not confused subsequently, especially if the user likes to experiment with various types of software downloaded to the machine.

3. Install the driver. This item preparation, and more precisely its correct implementation largely predetermines the trouble-free flow of the entire process. About how to install a driver for MTK solutions, described in detail in the article below:  Installing Drivers for Android Firmware

4. We make a backup system. For any outcome of the firmware procedure, the user almost in all cases will have to restore its own information, and in the event that something is wrong, the data that was not saved in the backup will be irretrievably lost. Therefore, it is extremely desirable to perform steps one of the ways to create a backup from the article: How to make backup android devices before firmware

5. We provide uninterrupted power supply for PC. In the ideal case, the computer that will be used for manipulations through the SP FlashTool must be fully fulfilled and equipped with an uninterruptible power supply.

Installation of firmware

Using the SP FlashTool application, you can exercise almost all possible operations with the device memory sections. Installing the firmware is the main function and for its execution in the program there are several modes of operation.

Method 1: Download ONLY

Consider in detail the procedure for downloading software in an Android device when using one of the most common and frequently used firmware modes through SP Flashtool - " Download Only "

1. Run SP FlashTool. The program does not require installation, so it is simply double-clicking for its launch. Flash_Tool.exe. located in the folder with the application.

2. When you first start the program, an error message appears. This moment should not worry the user. After the location path of the required files is specified by the program, the error will no longer appear. Press the button " OK "

3. In the main window of the program after launch, the operation mode was originally selected - " Download Only " Immediately it should be noted that this decision is applied in most situations and is the main one for almost all firmware procedures. Differences in the work when using other two modes will be described below. In the general case, we leave Download Only " without changes.

4. Go to add to the file-image files for further records to the device's memory partitions. For some process automation in SP FlashTool, a special file called Scatter is used. This file is essentially a list of all sections of the device flash memory, as well as the addresses of the initial and end blocks of the android memory device to record sections. To add a scatter file to the application click the button " Choose ", Located to the right of the field" Scatter-Loading File "

5. After clicking on the SCATER file selection button, the conductor window opens in which you want to specify the path to the desired data. Skatter file is located in a folder with a unpacked firmware and is called MT xxxx _Android_scatter_ yyyyy. .txt, where xxxx - the number of the processor model of the device for which the data loaded into the unit is intended, and - yyyyy. , Memory type used in the device. Select the scatter and press the button " Open "

Attention! Downloading an incorrect scatter file in SP Flash Tool and further recording images using incorrect addressing sections of memory may damage the device! 

6. It is important to note that the SP FlashTool application provides a hash-sum check, designed to secure android-deviss from writing incorrect or damaged files. When adding a scatter file to the program, the image files are checked, the list of which is contained in the downloadable scatter. This procedure can be canceled in the process of checking or disable in the settings, but it is categorically not recommended to do this!

7. After loading the scatter file, the firmware components are also added automatically. This is evidenced by the filled fields " Name. "," Begin adress "," End adress "," Location " Lines under headers contain accordingly the name of each partition, the initial and end address of the memory blocks for data recording, as well as the path to which files are arranged on the PC disk.

8. To the left of the memory sections names are located check boxes, allowing to eliminate or add certain file images that will be recorded in the device.

In general, it is strongly recommended to remove a tick near the item with the section " Preloader. "This allows you to avoid very many problems, especially when using custom firmware or files obtained on dubious resources, as well as the absence of a complete backup of the system created by MTK Droid Tools. .

9. Check the program settings. Press the menu " Options. "And in the opening window, go to the section" Download " We celebrate checkboxes " USB Checksum. "And" Storage Checksum "- This will allow you to check the checksum amounts of files before writing to the device, which means avoid the firmware of spoiled images.

10. After executing the above steps, proceed directly to the procedure for recording file-image files into the appropriate sections of the device's memory. Check that the device is disabled from the computer, turn off the android device, remove and insert the battery back if it is removable. To translate the SP FlashTool to the standby mode, press the "firmware" button Download ", Indicated by a green arrow directional.

11. In the process of waiting for a device, the program does not allow any actions. Only the button is available. Stop. ", Allowing you to interrupt the procedure. Connect the disabled device to the USB port.

12. After connecting the device to the PC and its definition, the process of firmware firmware will begin, accompanied by filling out the execution indicator, located at the bottom of the window.

During the procedure, the indicator changes its color depending on the program produced. To fully understand the processes occurring during firmware, consider decoding the color of the indicator:

13. After the program executes all manipulations, the window appears " Download OK. ", Confirming the successful completion of the process. Turn off the device from the PC and run it with a long pressing key " Food " Usually the first start of Android after the firmware lasts for quite a long time, you should be patient.

Method 2: Firmware Upgrade

The procedure for working with MTK devices running Android in mode " Firmware Upgrade. "Overall similar to the above described method Download Only "And requires performing similar actions from the user.

The difference of modes is the impossibility of selecting individual images to record in the option " Firmware Upgrade. " In other words, in this embodiment, the device memory will be overwritten in full accordance with the list of partitions, which is contained in the scatter file.

In most cases, this mode is used to update the official firmware as a whole, if the user requires a new software version, and other update methods do not work or not applicable. It can also be used when restoring devices after the collapse of the system and in some other cases.

Attention! Using the mode " Firmware Upgrade. "Exhaust the full formatting of the memory of the device, therefore, all user data in the process will be destroyed! 

The firmware process in " Firmware Upgrade. "After pressing the" button " Download »The SP FlashTool and the connections of the device to the PC consists of the following steps:

  • Creating a backup of the NVRAM section;
  • Full formatting of the device's memory;
  • Writing the device memory tables (PMT);
  • Restoration of the NVRAM section of the backup;
  • Recording all sections whose files are contained in the firmware.

User actions for firmware in " Firmware Upgrade. "Repeat the previous way, with the exception of individual items.

1. Select the scatter file (1), select the operation mode SP FlashTool in the drop-down list (2), press the "button" Download "(3), then connect the turned off the machine to the USB port.

2. Upon completion of the procedure, the window will seem Download OK. "

Method 3: Format All + Download

Mode " FORMAT ALL + DOWNLOAD "SP FlashTool is intended to perform the firmware when restoring devices, and is also used in situations where other methods described above are not applicable or not triggered.

Situations in which " FORMAT ALL + DOWNLOAD ", Diverse. As an example, it is possible to consider the case when a modified software was installed in the device and the device's memory interdependence was performed on a different solution from the factory solution, and then it took the transition to the original software from the manufacturer. In this case, attempts to record original files to complete the error and the SP FlashTool program will offer the use of the alarm in the corresponding window-message.

The stages of the firmware in this mode are only three:

  • Full formatting of the memory of the device;
  • Record partition table PMT;
  • Record all sections of the device's memory.
Attention ! When manipulation in " FORMAT ALL + DOWNLOAD "The NVRAM section is erased, which leads to the removal of network parameters, in particular, IMEI. This will make it impossible to make calls and connect to Wi-Fi networks after the execution of the instructions below! The restoration of the NVRAM section in the absence of a backup is quite time-consuming, although the procedure is possible in most cases! 

Steps required for the formatting procedure and write partitions in " FORMAT ALL + DOWNLOAD »Similar to those in the above methods for modes" Download "And" Firmware Upgrade. "

1. Select the scatter file, determine the mode, press the button " Download "

2. Connect the device to the USB port of the PC and wait for the end of the process.

Installing custom recovery via SP Flash Tool

To date, so-called custom firmware received widespread, i.e. Decisions created by not a specific device manufacturer, and third-party developers or ordinary users. Do not deepen the advantages and disadvantages of such a way to change and expand the functionality of the Android device, it is worth noting that for the installation of customs in most cases, the presence of a modified recovery environment is required in the apparatus TWRP Recovery. or CWM Recovery. . In almost all MTK devices, this system component can be installed using SP FlashTool.

1. Start the flash tool, add the scatter file, select " Download Only "

2. With a check box at the very top of the sections, remove the marks from all image files. Install a tick only near the section " Recovery. "

3. Next, you must specify the program path to the file image of the custom recovery. To do this, do a double click on the path registered in the section " Location "And in the operating window that opens, we find the necessary file * .img. . Press the button " Open "

4. The result of the above manipulations should be something similar to the screenshot below. The checkbox marked exclusively section " Recovery. " in field " Location »The path itself and the recovery file itself. Press the button " Download "

5. We connect the device turned off to the PC and observe the process of firmware of the recovery into the device. Everything happens very quickly.

6. At the end of the process, we see already familiar to the previous manipulation of the window " Download OK. " You can reboot into a modified recovery environment.

It is worth noting that the method of installation of the recovery through SP Flashtool does not claim to be an absolutely universal solution. In some cases, when loading the recovery environment, additional actions may be required, in particular, editing the scatter file and other manipulations. 

As you can see, the process of firmware MTK-devices on Android using the SP Flash Tool application is not a challenging procedure, but requiring proper preparation and weighing actions. We do everything calmly and think about every step - success is provided!

how to flash the phone via FlashTool

MTK hardware platform as a basis for building modern smartphones, tablet computers and other devices gained very widespread. Together with the variety of devices, the use of both Android OS variations have come to the life of the users - the number of available official and custom firmware for popular MTK-devices can reach several dozen! For manipulations with MEDIATEK device memory sections, the SP Flash Tool is most often used - a powerful and functional tool.

Despite the large variety of MTK devices, the process of installing software through the SP Flashtool application is generally the same and carried out in several steps. Consider them in detail.

All devices firmware actions using SP Flashtool, including the execution of the following instructions, the user performs on its own risk! For a possible disruption of the device's performance, the site administration and the author of the liability article are not carried!

Preparation of the device and PC

In order for the procedure for recording file-memory files to the device memory sections, it is necessary to prepare accordingly, having conducted certain manipulations, both with android device and with a PC or laptop.

  1. We download everything you need - firmware, drivers and application itself. Unpack all archives into a separate folder, in the perfect version located at the root of the C.
  2. SP Flash Tool Folder with Program and Firmware

  3. It is desirable that the folder names for the location of the application files and firmware contained Russian letters and spaces. The name can be any, but to call the folder is consciously, so that it is not confused subsequently, especially if the user likes to experiment with various types of software downloaded to the machine.
  4. SP Flash Tool Folders with Firmware

  5. Install the driver. This item preparation, and more precisely its correct implementation largely predetermines the trouble-free flow of the entire process. About how to install a driver for MTK solutions, described in detail in the article below:
  6. Lesson: Installing Drivers for Android Firmware

  7. We do backup system. For any outcome of the firmware procedure, the user almost in all cases will have to restore its own information, and in the event that something is wrong, the data that was not saved in the backup will be irretrievably lost. Therefore, it is extremely desirable to perform steps one of the ways to create a backup from the article:
  8. Lesson: how to make a backup Android device before firmware

  9. We provide uninterrupted electricity supply for PC. In the ideal case, the computer that will be used for manipulations through the SP FlashTool must be fully fulfilled and equipped with an uninterruptible power supply.

Installation of firmware

Using the SP FlashTool application, you can exercise almost all possible operations with the device memory sections. Installing the firmware is the main function and for its execution in the program there are several modes of operation.

Method 1: Download ONLY

Consider in detail the procedure for downloading software in an Android device when using one of the most common and frequently used firmware modes through SP Flashtool - "DOWNLOAD ONLY" .

  1. Run SP FlashTool. The program does not require installation, so it is simply double-clicking for its launch. Flash_Tool.exe. located in the folder with the application.
  2. SP Flash Tool Location File Program

  3. When you first start the program, a window appears with an error message. This moment should not worry the user. After the location path of the required files is specified by the program, the error will no longer appear. Press the button "OK" .
  4. SP Flash Tool Error missing scatter file

  5. In the main window of the program after launch, the mode of operation is initially selected - "DOWNLOAD ONLY" . Immediately it should be noted that this decision is applied in most situations and is the main one for almost all firmware procedures. Differences in the work when using other two modes will be described below. In the general case, leave "DOWNLOAD ONLY" without changes.
  6. SP Flash Tool Main Window

  7. Go to adding file files to the program to further record them in the memory sections of the device. For some process automation in SP FlashTool, a special file is used called Scatter. . This file is essentially a list of all sections of the device flash memory, as well as the addresses of the initial and end blocks of the android memory device to record sections. To add a scatter file to the application click the button "Choose" located on the right of the field "Scatter-Loading File" .
  8. SP Flash Tool Download Scatter File

  9. After clicking on the SCATER file selection button, the conductor window opens in which you want to specify the path to the desired data. Skatter file is located in a folder with a unpacked firmware and is called MT xxxx _Android_scatter_ yyyyy. .txt, where xxxx - the number of the processor model of the device for which the data loaded into the unit is intended, and - yyyyy. , Memory type used in the device. Select the scatter and press the button "Open" .
  10. SP Flash Tool Location SCATTER FILE

    Attention! Downloading an incorrect scatter file in SP Flash Tool and further recording images using incorrect addressing sections of memory may damage the device!

  11. It is important to note that the SP FlashTool application provides a hash-amount check, designed to secure android devices from writing incorrect or damaged files. When adding a scatter file to the program, the image files are checked, the list of which is contained in the downloadable scatter. This procedure can be canceled in the process of checking or disable in the settings, but it is categorically not recommended to do this!
  12. SP Flash Tool Checking hash-amount when downloading scatter file

  13. After loading the scatter file, the firmware components are also added automatically. This is evidenced by filled fields. "Name" , "BEGIN ADRESS" , END ADRESS , "Location" . Lines under headers contain accordingly the name of each partition, the initial and end address of the memory blocks for data recording, as well as the path to which files are arranged on the PC disk.
  14. SP Flash Tool Skatter file loaded

  15. To the left of the memory sections names are located check boxes, allowing to eliminate or add certain file images that will be recorded in the device.

    SP Flash Tool Check boxes to remove or add images

    In general, it is strongly recommended to remove a tick near the item with the section "Preloader" This allows you to avoid very many problems, especially when using custom firmware or files obtained on dubious resources, as well as the absence of a complete backup of the system created using MTK Droid Tools.

  16. SP Flash Tool Remove Talk with Preloader

  17. Check the program settings. Press the menu "Options" and in the open window go to the section "DOWNLOAD" . We celebrate the checkboxes "USB Checksum" и "Storage Shecksum" - This will allow you to check the checksum of files before writing to the device, which means avoid the firmware of spoiled images.
  18. SP Flash Tool Settings Checklum Check

  19. After executing the above steps, proceed directly to the procedure for recording file-image files into the appropriate sections of the device's memory. Check that the device is disabled from the computer, turn off the android device, remove and insert the battery back if it is removable. To transfer SP FlashTool to the standby mode for connecting the firmware device for firmware "DOWNLOAD" An indicated green arrow downwards.
  20. SP Flash Tool Transfer to the standby mode

  21. In the process of waiting for the device, the program does not allow any actions. Only button is available "STOP" allowing you to interrupt the procedure. Connect the disabled device to the USB port.
  22. SP Flash Tool Waiting for Device

  23. After connecting the device to the PC and its definition, the process of firmware firmware will begin, followed by filling the execution indicator located at the bottom of the window.

    SP Flash Tool Firmware Progress Performance Indicator

    During the procedure, the indicator changes its color depending on the program produced. To fully understand the processes occurring during firmware, consider decoding the color of the indicator:

  24. Sp Flash Tool Table Flower Fox Filling Indicator

  25. After the program deals all manipulations, the window appears "Download OK" confirming the successful completion of the process. Disconnect the device from the PC and run it with a long pressing key "Food" . Usually the first start of Android after the firmware lasts for quite a long time, you should be patient.

Sp Flash Tool Dowload Finish Completion of the firmware

Method 2: Firmware Upgrade

The procedure for working with MTK devices running Android in mode Firmware Upgrade generally similar to the above method "DOWNLOAD ONLY" and requires performing similar actions from the user.

The difference of modes is the impossibility of selecting individual images to record in the embodiment. Firmware Upgrade . In other words, in this embodiment, the device memory will be overwritten in full accordance with the list of partitions, which is contained in the scatter file.

In most cases, this mode is used to update the official firmware as a whole, if the user requires a new software version, and other update methods do not work or not applicable. It can also be used when restoring devices after the collapse of the system and in some other cases.

Attention! Using the mode Firmware Upgrade Ensures full formatting of the memory of the device, therefore, all user data in the process will be destroyed!

The firmware process in mode Firmware Upgrade After pressing the button "DOWNLOAD" In SP FlashTool and connecting the device to the PC consists of the following steps:

  • Creating a backup of the NVRAM section;
  • Full formatting of the device's memory;
  • Writing the device memory tables (PMT);
  • Restoration of the NVRAM section of the backup;
  • Recording all sections whose files are contained in the firmware.

User actions for firmware Firmware Upgrade , repeat the previous way, with the exception of individual items.

  1. Select the scatter file (1), select the operation mode SP FlashTool in the drop-down list (2), press the button "DOWNLOAD" (3), then connect the turned off the machine to the USB port.
  2. SP Flash Tool Firmware in Firmware Upgrade mode

  3. Upon completion of the procedure, the window will seem "Download OK" .

SP Flash Tool Download OK

Method 3: Format All + Download

Mode "FORMAT ALL + DOWNLOAD" The SP FlashTool is intended to perform the firmware when restoring devices, and is also used in situations where other methods described above are not applicable or not triggered.

Situations in which applied "FORMAT ALL + DOWNLOAD" , diverse. As an example, it is possible to consider the case when a modified software was installed in the device and the device's memory interdependence was performed on a different solution from the factory solution, and then it took the transition to the original software from the manufacturer. In this case, attempts to record original files to complete the error and the SP FlashTool program will offer the use of the alarm in the corresponding window-message.

SP Flash Tool Firmware Mode Selection Error

The stages of the firmware in this mode are only three:

  • Full formatting of the memory of the device;
  • Record partition table PMT;
  • Record all sections of the device's memory.

Attention! When manipulation in mode "FORMAT ALL + DOWNLOAD" The NVRAM section is erased, which leads to the removal of network parameters, in particular, IMEI. This will make it impossible to make calls and connect to Wi-Fi networks after the execution of the instructions below! The restoration of the NVRAM section in the absence of a backup is quite time-consuming, although the procedure is possible in most cases!

Steps required for the formatting procedure and write partitions in mode "FORMAT ALL + DOWNLOAD" Similar to those in the methods described above for modes "DOWNLOAD" и Firmware Upgrade .

  1. Select the scatter file, determine the mode, press the button "DOWNLOAD" .
  2. Format All + Download mode how to flash, progress

  3. Connect the device to the USB port of the PC and wait for the end of the process.

"FORMAT ALL + DOWNLOAD" mode Completion

Installing custom recovery via SP Flash Tool

To date, so-called custom firmware received widespread, i.e. Decisions created by not a specific device manufacturer, and third-party developers or ordinary users. Do not deepen the advantages and disadvantages of this method to change and expand the android-device functionality, it is worth noting that in most cases it requires the presence of a modified recovery environment in a modified recovery environment - TWRP Recovery or CWM Recovery. In almost all MTK devices, this system component can be installed using SP FlashTool.

  1. Run the flash tool, add the scatter file, select "DOWNLOAD ONLY" .
  2. SP Flash Tool Installing Recovery

  3. With a check box at the very top of the sections, remove the marks from all image files. Install a tick only near the section "Recovery" .
  4. SP Flash Tool Firmware Recovery Selection Section

  5. Next, you must specify the program path to the file-image of a custom recovery. To do this, do a double click on the path registered in the section "Location" , and in the operating window that opens, find the necessary file * .img. . Press the button "Open" .
  6. SP Flash Tool Firmware Recomvent Selection Image

  7. The result of the above manipulations should be something similar to the screenshot below. Checkmark marked exclusively section "Recovery" in field "Location" The path itself is the file image of the recovery. Press the button "DOWNLOAD" .
  8. SP Flash Tool Firmware Recovery Before Starting

  9. We connect the device off to the PC and observe the process of firmware of the recovery into the device. Everything happens very quickly.
  10. SP Flash Tool Recover Recovery in the apparatus

  11. At the end of the process, we see already familiar to the previous manipulation of the window "Download OK" . You can reboot into a modified recovery environment.

SP Flash Tool Download OK

It is worth noting that the method of installation of the recovery through SP Flashtool does not claim to be an absolutely universal solution. In some cases, when loading the recovery environment, additional actions may be required, in particular, editing the scatter file and other manipulations.

As you can see, the process of firmware MTK-devices on Android using the SP Flash Tool application is not a challenging procedure, but requiring proper preparation and weighing actions. We do everything calmly and think about every step - success is provided!

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FlashTool is a powerful tool intended for the firmware of smartphones operating on the MediaTek chipset. With this application, you can create a newer version of the operating system on your device, and to replace it with custom (third-party developers modified).

how to flash through FlashTool

However, this whole process is accompanied by a certain risk, and one incorrect effect may result in the fact that your smartphone will turn into a useless "brick". To do not happen, carefully read this article. From it you will learn about how to flash through FlashTool correctly and do not risk the phone in vain.

Determine the processor model

As mentioned earlier, FlashTool works only with devices based on MediaTek. In view of such a feature, it is important to make sure that your smartphone is equipped with a processor of this manufacturer, otherwise the program for the firmware may incorrectly interact with it. This, in turn, is fraught with serious consequences.

Smartphone firmware

To determine the processor model, you will need a special application - CPU-Z. You can download it for free from Play Market, so this process should not cause you any difficulty. After you download and install the program, do the following:

  1. Run CPU-Z on your smartphone.
  2. Wait a few minutes while the program will collect information about the device.
  3. Click the SOC tab and pay attention to the upper line. It is here that the model of your processor will be displayed.

If mediatek is written in the above-mentioned line, then your smartphone is suitable for working with the program. But still, before flashing through FlashTool, you need to perform several more important actions. We will talk about them below.

Preparation

It is important to know that the smartphone firmware will lead to the fact that he will return to his factory settings. In other words, all the information stored on the device will be deleted, and it will not be restored. So that it is not for you trouble, do the following:

  • Save all contacts from the phone book. They can be transferred to a computer using special programs or synchronize with your Google account.
  • Copy on your computer all important photos, documents and videos.
  • Check if any important information remains in SMS (passwords from payment systems, bank codes, etc.). If there is something available, it is better to rewrite it.
  • Check the calendar for the presence of significant dates.
  • If you have setting the installation files of some rare programs, you can copy them to the computer before flashing through FlashTool.

Do not neglect these simple advice, because they will help you save time and nerves. It is better to go through all the items several times, and only after that proceed to the firmware.

Setting up the operating system

Before flashing "Android" through FlashTool, you need to set some settings for the operating system. The fact is that Windows does not adequately perceives the smartphones driver, so it is necessary to cancel the verification of digital signatures. This is done like this:

  1. Run the command prompt (administrator).
  2. Write a gpedit.msc command for a 32-bit OS or C: \ Windows \ syswow64 \ gpedit.msc for a 64-bit OS. Press ENTER.
  3. You will open the "Group Policy Editor". Here you need to choose the "user configuration", then "administrative patterns", and then "system".
  4. Now click "Install Driver", and then select "Digital Signature".
  5. In the window that opens, select "Disable".
  6. Click "OK" and confirm the changes made.
Program for firmware

Now the operating system will not "swear" to the smartphone driver, and the firmware program will be able to work normally.

Installation of smartphone drivers

At this stage you need to download and install a driver for your device, which will allow it to interact with the computer normally. It follows in such places:

  • First of all, the driver must be sought on the website of the manufacturer's manufacturer of your device. So you will be sure that do not pick up a computer virus.
  • Sometimes the driver can be found on the disk, which comes complete with some models of phones. If so, then you need to insert a CD into a computer drive and follow the prompts.
  • In the event that the two above mentioned methods are not suitable for you, you can search the driver on thematic forums. Keep in mind that so you risk security not only your phone, but also a computer. Therefore, be sure to check all downloaded files for viruses before installing them.

After you find a driver, it should be downloaded and installed. This is done by double clicking on the archive and should not cause any difficulties. But sometimes problems still arise, therefore such cases should be paid to a separate attention.

Driver Installation Problems

It often happens so that the driver does not want to be installed. In fact, there is nothing terrible in this, and the problem is solved quite simply. Namely:

  1. Disconnect the DATA cable from the computer and the phone.
  2. Turn off your smartphone and get the battery from it. You can not remove the memory card and the SIM card.
  3. Open the Device Manager on your PC.
  4. Place the driver files at any place convenient for you.
  5. Without inserting the battery, connect the phone to the computer and get ready.
  6. Literally for a few seconds, a new device will appear in the dispatcher. You need to have time to click on it with right mouse button and select the "Update Driver" string.
  7. Now simply specify the path to the driver files and wait for the installation process.
how to flash through FlashTool instruction

If you have not managed to update the phone driver in time and the device disappeared from the dispatcher, you need to repeat the entire procedure again, starting from paragraph 5.

Search for firmware

Now it's time to find and download the firmware that you will install on your smartphone. Here you have two options: use the official software or custom. In the first case, just go to the phone manufacturer's website and find the latest update for your model. But if you decide to use custom firmware, then you should adhere to a few simple rules:

  • Make sure the selected firmware is suitable for your smartphone model. Failure to comply with this condition is fraught with serious problems, up to the transformation of the phone into a "dead" piece of plastic.
  • Download files only with reputable sites and forums. In this case, even if some problem arises, you can count on the help of software developers.
  • Carefully examine reviews about the firmware left by other users. Better do not risk if there are many negative among them.
  • Make sure that the smartphone firmware installed with you is older than that you are going to download.

Remember, observing these simple rules, you will save your phone from unnecessary breakdowns.

Creating a backup

Most users do not have problems during the firmware, and the whole process goes smoothly. But still it is better to prepare for unforeseen situations in advance, because no one is insured against them. To do this, you must create a backup copy of the smartphone system files before flashing through FlashTool. For this:

  1. Connect the phone to the computer.
  2. Select read speed.
  3. Specify the type of reading NOR.
  4. Click the Read BACK tab and click Add. Create a backup file by assigning any name to it. After that, press SAVE.
  5. You will appear in front of you in which you should specify the size of the read data in the Length field. For a start, try entering the value 0x01000000, and if it does not fit, then 0x02000000.
  6. Disconnect the phone from the cable and turn it off. Remove the battery, insert it back, and then re-connect the smartphone to the DATA cable (not including).
  7. Click and immediately release the smartphone's power button.
FlashTool program

If you did everything correctly, the backup process will begin. Be sure to wait for his end.

Firmware device

If you are all thought and prepared, you did not have anything else left, except to flash through FlashTool. The instructions for this procedure, in fact, not so complicated, and it looks like this:

  1. Start Falshtool and click Scatter-Loading.
  2. Specify the path to the mtxxxx_android_scatter_emmc.txt_scatter_emmc.txt (instead of "XXXX" there will be numbers that correspond to your device processor models). Click "Open".
  3. Be sure to check the checkbox DA DL All WITH CHECK SUM. Otherwise, you risk "kill" your smartphone.
  4. Click the Firmware-Upgrade button and connect the connected phone.
  5. At the bottom of the main menu of the program, multi-colored loading bands will appear.
  6. As soon as the firmware process is completed, a green circle will appear on the screen, which notifies the successful operation.

Now you can turn off the smartphone from the DATA cable and use it. Keep in mind that the first inclusion of the phone sometimes takes quite a lot of time, so do not worry if you have such a situation.

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By the way, if you do not know how to flash the tablet

Through FlashTool, you can use the same instructions. It is equally valid for all devices based on Android.

Firmware Chinese phones

How to flash chinese phone via FlashTool? It is also possible to do, but this procedure is somewhat different from the standard one, it will be considered separately. It is important to know the following here:

  • Never press the Memory Test button in Flashtool. For some reason, Chinese phones respond to this operation inadequately, and it may happen that the firmware will be erected without the possibility of recovery.
  • Carefully examine information about the firmware on the site from which you download it. It is possible that there are bugs that can cause serious problems with you.
  • Do not attempt to install the firmware from another device on your smartphone. So you risks spoil it, and it is not a fact that you will get to return the phone to the working condition.

Also, if you are not sure about your abilities, it is better to contact the nearest service center. Chinese smartphones are very specific, so let them do experts.

Actions after firmware

After the firmware of your phone is completed, you need to perform a few more simple actions:

  • Do not forget to expose the current time and date.
  • Tie your device to your google account. This is especially useful if you synchronized with him a telephone book.
  • It will be better if you format the memory card. It can remain system files from the previous firmware that do not make anything useful, but only occupy free space.
how to flash the tablet via FlashTool

That's basically it. Now you can enjoy a new firmware that will undoubtedly make your smartphone work in a new way.

Prepare a computer, install the drivers.

Download the archive with the image and by, then unpack any disk to the root.

The name of the folder with the firmware is always recommended to cut to a pair of characters. Any letters, with the exception of the Latin alphabet, can lead to a failure in the firmware process.

Run the flasher.

Starting a program for firmware.
Launch FlashTool program for firmware.

Click on "Scatter-Loading" to specify the image file.

The window of the firmware.
In the FlashTool program, click Scatter-Loading

Enter the folder with the firmware and specify the image of the firmware that you downloaded and are going to flash

Enter the folder with the firmware
Confirmation of a file selection for firmware.
Confirmation of a file selection for firmware.

After selecting the file, a list of sections will appear, which will flash. For devices with SOC MT6575 and MT6577, when installing firmware through mode Download Only It is important to remove the checkboxes from the Preloader and DSP_BL sections. For other smartphones, it is recommended not to flash preloader if there is no need. When installing firmware via mode Firmware Upgrade. You do not need to read the checkbox from the Preloader section. At the same time, it is also important to be addicted to which sections should be aligned for a specific model.

When you select Download Only, firmware selected sections is performed. And in Firmware Upgrade mode - complete installation of the firmware.

If SP Flash Tool V3 is used, it is necessary to mark the DA DL All WITH CHEKSUM item.

Note TWRP 3.
Mark Da DL All Wither Cheksum.

Then select and click on the desired firmware mode - download only or Firmware Upgrade.

What sections of the firmware will be stitched.
Select Download Only or Firmware Upgrade mode. Choose which sections will be stitched.

To start the firmware, connect the phone without the battery. If the design does not allow you to remove the battery, then the phone must be connected in the off state.

If all actions are performed correctly, the installation of the firmware will begin. Upon completion, an additional window will appear with the notification of the completion of the firmware. You will need to disconnect the cable, and turn on the phone manually.

For the first boot required more time.

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How to flash the phone via Flashtool Step-by-step instruction

Hello everyone today we will deal with how to flash the phone via SP Flash Tool. This is the most popular program for firmware by phone based on MediaTek processors. The article will also affect the topics such as installation of drivers and search for firmware for your phone.

Where to get the firmware, drivers and Sp. FlashTool

  1. The firmware on the majority of smartphones are on the website of 4pda. We write in the search for the name of your smartphone Plus 4pda after choosing a suitable link and go through it. After downloading the firmware, we throw it on the disk with and unzip.
  2. Download Drivers for SP Flash Tool with installation instructions.
  3. Download SP Flash Tool V5.1944.

Smartphone Firmware Methods Sp. FlashTool

There are three smartphone firmware modes through the SP Flash Tool. They are listed below:

Download Only  The mode is well suited when firmware or updating one or more sections. For example, you need to flash only recovery, logo or update (boot.img and system.img), and everything else is left unchanged. In the process of firmware, selected sections are formatted, and after in their place New images are poured. If you want to save the user data, then when the firmware you need to remove the tick from the USRDATA item. Next, we consider in detail the procedure for firmware of the smartphone by this method as it is the most common and frequently used.

Firmware Upgrade. In this mode, all information is erased too. IMEI and other system parameters are not deleted. . For this mode, all sections marked in Scatter File Including the image of preloader.bin. It must be from your smartphone, otherwise you will get a brick.

FORMAT ALL + DOWNLOAD Formats all the memory of the smartphone when it is descended all starting from the data ending IMEI.

Phone firmware process through Sp. FlashTool

  1. Unzorchivine SP Flash Tool in the root of the disc with the folder and run the Flash_tool.exe. Flash Tool Instructions in Russian
  2. When the program starts, the "Download only" mode is initially selected. This mode is applied in most situations and is the main one for almost all firmware procedures. So we leave it unchanged. Flash tool how to use
  3. Next add to the program Scatter file. . This file has a list of all sections of the device flash memory, as well as the addresses of the initial and end memory blocks. To add Scatter file. в Flash Tool Press the "Choose" button to the right of the "Scatter-Loading File" field. Flashtool instructions for use
  4. After that, the conductor will open where you want to select the scatter file. It is usually located in a folder with a unpacked firmware and is called mtxxxx_android_scatter_yyyyy.txt, (where xxxx is the device model number of the device for which the data loaded into the smartphone, and - yyyyy, the type of memory used in the smartphone is designed. Choose Scatter file. And click the "Open" button. FlashTool Firmware Instructions
  5. After download Scatter file. In automatic mode, all sections of the firmware will be added. FlashTool Firmware Instructions 
  6. To the left of the partition names are located checkboxes, allowing to eliminate or add certain file images that will be recorded in the smartphone. How to flash the phone via Flashtool Step-by-step instruction
  7. For the regime Download Only You need to remove checkmarks from items Preloader and DSP_BL. - for devices on MTK processors: MT6575 and MT6577. For all other MTK database devices in the specified mode, it is recommended to remove the checkbox from the point. Preloader. Flashtool how to flash
  8. Check the FlashTool settings. We press the "Options" menu and in the open window are moving to the "DOWNLOAD" section. We mark the checkboxes "USB Checksum" and "Storage Checksum". This will allow you to check the checksum amounts of files before writing to the device, which means avoid the firmware of spoiled images. FlashTool how to flash the phone
  9. We start the firmware process to check that the device is turned off from the computer, turn off the phone completely, remove and paste the battery back if it is removable. Next, we translate FlashTool to standby mode To do this, press the "Download" button, indicated by a green arrow pointing down. Flashtool how to reflash
  10. In standby mode, in the program it is impossible to carry out any actions. Only the "Stop" button is available, which allows you to interrupt the procedure. We connect the power off the phone with the volume button upward via USB 2.0 to the computer. Flashtool instructions for use
  11. After connecting the smartphone to the PC, the firmware process will begin, the strip will appear at the bottom of the indicator for which you can understand how much it remains until the firmware is left. Flashtool how to use
  12. In the process of firmware, the indicator changes its color depending on the program produced. For a complete understanding of the processes that occur during the firmware, consider decoding the colors of the indicator: How to flash the phone via Flashtool Step-by-step instruction
  13. After the program successfully finishes the firmware, the window with the inscription "Download OK" will appear. Turn off your PC smartphone and run. Usually the first Android start after firmware lasts for quite a long time. How to flash the phone via Flashtool Step-by-step instruction

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