Flash Stock ROM Firmware Using SP Flash Tool on Mediatek

  

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    For various reasons you may want to flash a stock ROM/Firmware to factory reset a phone. Here is how to flash a stock ROM/Firmware on a Mediatek phone using SP Flash Tool.

    To be able to flash the stock ROM Firmware, you actually need to have the firmware files and most importantly the scatter file for your Mediatek phone.

    Well, I will add appropriate firmware links for a specific Mediatek Device in it’s respective firmware update guide. This is a generic guide to flash stock ROM/firmware using SP Flash Tool for any Mediatek device.

    Flash Stock ROM Firmware Using SP Flash Tool on Mediatek

    DISCLAIMER:
    THIS GUIDE IS ONLY FOR PHONES RUNNING ON MEDIATEK CHIPSET. DON’T TRY TO FLASH ON OTHER DEVICES.
    Installing a stock firmware using SP Flash Tool may erase all data. Backup if needed.

    REQUIRED DOWNLOADS TO FLASH STOCK FIRMWARE ON A MEDIATEK PHONE USING SP FLASH TOOL:

    HOW TO FLASH MEDIATEK STOCK FIRMWARE USING SP FLASH TOOL:

    This guide is for SP Flash Tool and will work for both Windows and Linux PC as SP Flash Tool is available for both OS types.

    1. Download and extract the stock firmware files.
    2. Download and install the VCOM driver on your PC.

      VCOM driver is required for the SP Flash Tool to recognize your Mediatek Phone.

    3. Download and extract the SP Flash Tool zip file.
    4. Go to the extracted SP Flash Tool folder and open the flash_tool.exe file, which is the actual SP Flash Tool application.

      See the below screenshot:
      Open SP Flash Tool

    5. By default the SP Flash Tool would have opened on the Download Tab. If not then click on the Download Tab and then click on the choose button to load an appropriate scatter file.

      – You will find a scatter file with a name of somewhat MT8163_Android_scatter.txt in the stock firmware package.
      – This scatter file contains all the partition information of your Mediatek Device and which file to flash on a certain partition.

      See the screenshot below:
      click choose to select scatter file

    6. After that a file browser will be opened to find and select the scatter file for your Mediatek phone.
      Go to the stock firmware folder where you have extracted, select the Scatter file (MT8163_Android_scatter.txt) from there and click on Open.

      See the screenshot below:
      select the scatter file from stock firmware files

    7. After loading the scatter file, click on the Download button to start downloading the stock firmware to your Mediatek phone.

      – SP Flash Tool automatically takes all the information and will show you the details below. Verify all the details here before start flashing the stock ROM or the stock firmware on your Mediatek phone.
      – Verify the download mode before flashing (marked by number 1 in the screenshot).
      – Verify which all partitions are being flashed (marked by number 2 in the screenshot). MAKE SURE THERE IS NO NVRAM OR IMEI PARTITION SELECTED HERE.

      See the screenshot below:
      verify details and select download on SP Flash Tool

    8. Now turn off your Mediatek Phone and wait for a few seconds.
      Then you hold both the volume up and Volume Down button and connect the phone PC using a USB cable.

      – You see in the SP Flash tool, it will start downloading the firmware to the Mediatek Phone automatically.

    9. After the stock ROM is flashed successfully, you will see a Download OK confirmation on SP Flash Tool.

      See the screenshot below:
      SP Flash download OK confirmation

    After successfully flashed the stock firmware or the stock ROM on your Mediatek phone, you can disconnect the phone and restart if it does not restart automatically.

    If you face any problem installing the stock firmware using SP Flash Tool on your Mediatek phone, then leave a reply on this thread. I will reply back as early as possible.

    Stay tuned or Subscribe to the Mediatek Development forum for other Mediatek specific tools, utilities etc. and all other device specific topics.

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