You don’t know how to use SP Flash Tool? Then you can follow the complete guides with pictures from this post. The benefits of using SP Flash Tool are many. One of them is to flash either stock or custom ROM on MediaTek Chipset device.
The tool is dedicated to users who have MediaTek based device from various manufactures. And MediaTek Inc, who created it to be like PC Suite software for flashing files (Scatter file) to their own Chipset.
As the owner of the devices, of course you must know how to use SP Flash Tool to help you do things you need to do toward your Android based device. Lucky you because the post you are reading now has all the needed steps to use SP Flash Tool.
On this post I use the SP Flash Tool tutorial to flash the stock ROM as the example, you can follow the same procedures to flash a custom ROM, root tool or even a custom recovery. The procedures are the same guys.
Download these files
- Download SP Flash Tool, and then you need to unzip the file to your computer.
- Now find the stock ROM you need to flash on your Mediatek Chipset device.
- You need to also download and install Android USB Drivers on your PC.
- A Windows or Linux OS computer.
- A USB cable to connect your smartphone or tablet to computer.
- Be sure your Android USB Debugging mode is already enabled.
- Backup all the data because the flashing process will wipe your personal data.
- Charger your device’s battery power if it’s less than %40.
How to use SP Flash
All the steps must be followed and not to skip any of them.
Step 1 — On your computer, head to the folder of the SP Flash Tool, then find and right-click on the Flash_Tool to choose the Run As Administrator to launch the tool (This is for Windows OS).
Step 2 — Once SP Flash Tool is opened, head to the Download tab, then click on the Scatter Loading button to find and click the Scatter File (.txt extension) from your PC. (Scatter file is the file you need to install on your Android using SP Flash Tool).
Step 3 — Now click the MTxxxxx.Android_Scatter. (Look the image as reference).
Step 4 — The Android scatter is loaded to the SP Flash Tool and appear on its interface.
Step 5 — You need to click the Download button now.
Step 6 — Power off your phone or tablet now, choose Power Off (Notes. For the device that can remove its battery, then remove the battery first, if not just power it off and continue to the next step).
Step 7 — Now you can connect your device to PC using a USB cable.
Step 8 — To make the connection between your device and PC quicker, just press the Volume UP or Volume Down.
Step 9 — Now the flashing processes will begin, a progressing bar will appear in yellow color indicating the process goes one smoothly. Do nothing but wait till the whole processes entirely done.
Step 10 — You will see the Download OK small window on the SP Flash Tool referring the process was successful.
Step 11 — Close SP Flash Tool and then disconnect your device from PC.
Notes. It’s recommended for you to reset your device through Recovery Mode to make sure every possible errors are cleaned up.
Have any questions regarding the steps on how to use SP Flash Tool? Write them down on the provided comment area.