What you should know about the SP Flash tool is that you shouldn’t interrupt a flash or read back process. If you do, the phone will go off and not come on at all. You might get the “USB device not recognized” error on further flashing attempts. If somehow, the process got interrupted and you now have a totally dead phone on your hands, Don’t Panic. All you need to do is connect the phone to the computer (VIA a USB cord) or power source and leave it to charge for some time. It could take up to two hours but once the phone is revived, your battery could read as low as 1%. Just leave it to keep charging before you power it up.

Tips to speed things up

  1. Remove the battery > Connect the phone to a charger without battery inside > Slot in the battery while the phone is still connected to the charger.
  2. You could keep pressing the volume up + Power Button while charging.
  3. You could remove and boost the battery using a desktop / external charger then resume internal charging.
  4. Uninstall Then re-install MTK preloader vcom drivers using the guide @ How To Unbrick mediatek Phone.

SP Flash Tools Common Error And Fixes

Message: Phone still stuck at Bootlogo or Bootloop
Solution:

  • Ensure there’s a formatted SD card in the phone before flashing
  • Give up to 5 minutes because first boot takes time
  • Boot the phone into recovery mode then wipe data / factory reset
  • Remove the battery for 30 seconds then slot back in
  • Try a firmware upgrade . use MTK droid tools version 2.3.0 to backup usrdata & cache or copy then from the clockworkmod backup
  • Try a firmware / ROM from another source

 

Phone shows white screen, strange colors or divided screen after flashing

Message: You can see the phone responding to buttons and making sound but all is blurred by white screen
Solution:

  • The ROM / Firmware you flashed is incompatible, get from another source (especially boot.img , logo.bin and uboot.bin / lk.bin )

Phone automatically disconnecting during flashing

Message: The phone makes the disconnecting sound just as flashing begins, interrupting the process
Solution:

  • Try a different USB cord, USB port & PC
  • Try holding down the Volume decrease (you could try volume increase or both) while connecting the phone to PC for flashing
  • Launch Device manager (Right-click My Computer > Select Manage)
  • Connect the phone to the PC via a USB cord, Device manager should refresh
  • Take note of what the phone is detected as (often as Unknown or Mediatek under Other devices)
  • Right-click whatever the phone is detect as and select Update Driver Software…
  • Select Browse my computer for driver software
  • Select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer
  • Click Next
  • Click Have Disk
  • Proceed with the Mediatek (VCOM) driver installation steps described at https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-440.html and click Yes if you get an Update Driver warning

 

Sp Flash tool remains at 0%

Message: Phone only shows charging sign
Meaning: Necessary drivers have not been successfully installed on the PC
Solution:

  • Follow this guide @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-440.html  to manually install vcom drivers
  • If you have installed VCOM drivers but the phone is still only charging then Launch Device manager (Right-click My Computer > Select Manage)
  • Connect the phone to the PC via a USB cord, Device manager should refresh
  • Take note of what the phone is detected as (often as Unknown or Mediatek under Other devices)
  • Right-click whatever the phone is detect as and select Update Driver Software…
  • Select Browse my computer for driver software
  • Select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer
  • Click Next
  • Click Have Disk
  • Proceed with the Mediatek (VCOM) driver installation steps described at https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-440.html and click Yes if you get an Update Driver warning

 

Error 5054

Message:  BROM ERROR S_DL_GET_DRAM_SETTINGS_FAIL (5054)
Meaning: The files you’re trying to flash do not belong to or are not compatible with the phone you’re trying to flash them to OR if you’re getting the error while trying to format then it’s likely you only loaded scatter file without the rest of the files in the firmware
Solution:

  • If you’re trying to flash firmware, then ensure you’re using the correct files. If you’re sure they are, then try formatting before flashing again
  • If you’re trying to format, then ensure you the scatter file you loaded onto SP flash tool has complete firmware file locations

To Find More Errors And Solution follow this link. 

What Is Scatter File In SP Flash Tool

A Scatter File is a .txt file which is used to describe loads of regions in an android device which is running on a MediaTek’s ARM architecture. Usually, such files are needed at the time of flashing firmware using tools like the SP Flash Tool. We can easily unbrick an Android Device by flashing the stock Firmware in most of the cases.

 

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