☇ What is the SP Flash Tool?

Flash Tool is an Application used to perform system software particular tasks on mobile ROMs. For example Stock firmware flash or update, custom firmware install, Erasing, Formatting, Reset and Fixing Bricked ROM, things like. So the SP Flash Tool is a software made to do this as utility software. This is specifically built for MTK (MediaTek) chipset based Android devices.

The SmartPhone flash tool is a utility software developed by MediaTek Inc. This company provides chipsets on smartphones, tablets, HDTV and other digital products.

MediaTek Flash Tool can be used to flash a Stock or Custom recovery firmware image to an MTK based Android devices. Sp tool is also used to fix unbricking, Format, upgrade, downgrade certain Android handsets.

☇ SP flash tool features & key facts

Flash Stock Firmware

You can re-install firmware with flash xml or Scatter Based Stock Firmware. So, you need to find the correct Scatter file with Stock Firmware of your phone or tablets.

ROM Recovery

If you have a Recovery IMG file, you can use it with this tool. Stock Recoveryand Custom Recovery both are supported for flash.

The Device Format Support

Application allows formatting the Android devices. You can Hard Reset using the flash xml file or Scatter File of a device in the Smartphone Flash Tool. The format will clear device memory and fix issues on it.

Memory Test Feature

On this software has the feature for test and verify external memory as RAM, eMMC, and NAND Flash, etc.

Parameter Setting Read or Write

MediaTek Devices have the ability to read or write OTP parameters. That is, it has the ability to modify the parameter settings of the device.

ROM Upgrade or Downgrade

If you want to upgrade your Android version, then you can install suitable latest Stock firmware. If you need to downgrade then you need to find the lower android version Stock ROM.

Fix Any Software Related Issues

You can flash the device correct ROM file, it will solve many of errors in your phone.

☇ Pre-Requirements Before use SP tool

  • SmartPhone Flash Tool Download from here.
  • USB data cable via connecting the computer and device.
  • The MediaTek USB-VCOM drivers should be installed. VCOM driver supports most of the MediaTek Devices. But, If this driver didn't work you can try Android CDC Driver as an optional.
  • Download Appropriate Firmware for related your device. It should have a flash xml file or Scatter file with the firmware.
  • Desktop or Laptop Computer (Windows or Linux).
  • Make sure to take a complete data backup. Because your personal data will be lost

☇ How do I flash my phone with sp flash tool using Computer/Laptop

Here are the steps for how to flash it. This guide is for only MediaTek devices and Study all the steps before you start. If something is a clue, you can get an idea from the pictures below.

  1. You need to download Mediatek Driver, Stock firmware with flash xml file or scatter file, and smartphone flash tool.
  2. After that, MediaTek USB-VCOM driver installs your computer.
  3. Extract the firmware package and flash tool on your PC.
  4. After extracted, the tool folder will be able to see the "flash_tool" EXE file. Then, click it to open the application.
  5. So, The software window on your screen is now open. Add the flash.xml file or Scatter file in the firmware to the location called the Scatter-Loading file Or Authentication file (This is include in sp version 6). Click the "Choose" button > Go to the location > select "xxx_xxx_scatter.txt"
  6. Few second After, It will load all firmware files like PRELOADER, UBOOT, BOOTIMG, RECOVERY, SEC_RO, LOGO, ANDROID, USRDATA. (Those can be changed, common files mention here).
  7. Further, the Preloader file can untick. If flashing with the preloader file, Some users mention it can help to brick your device.
  8. Power off your android device, Connect the device using the USB cable with your laptop or desktop computer. (Sometimes phones Need to remove the battery before connecting PC)
  9. After that, Push the "Volume Down" or "Volume Up" key to recognizing your device in the SP-flash tool.
  10. When the sp tool is connected to the phone, the flashing process will start automatically.
  11. When the flashing process is finished, a message called "Download OK".
  12. That is all, Now you can remove the phone from the computer.
  13. So guys, you now know how to flash an android phone with MTK chipset.
Install stock Firmware using SP Flash Tool

Successful End of Flashing Process.

SP Flash Tool download and how to flash firmware

If you start the process you should not disconnect the device from your computer, until the process ends.

☇ SP flash tool APK

There is No Android APK in this SP tool

We have several inquiries about sp flash tool APK file download, We can clearly say that there is no APK file.
This is computer software, not a mobile APP. This tool is specially designed to solve the problems of the program in the mobile ROM.

Frequently Ask Questions (FAQ)

What is the Scatter File?

A Scatter File means a text file that is created a .txt file format. Scatter File is utilized to represent ARM architecture of MediaTek Chips. It holds shells of sections details in an android device. Ordinarily, Scatter file needs for flashing firmware using the SP Flash Tool.

How to create a scatter file for the SP Flash tool?

Enable USB Debugging mode on your android phone. Find this location, Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging > Enable it.

Install Android ADB Driver on your computer. (if you haven't ADB driver, download it)

After that connect your android device to the computer through the USB cable.

You need to download "MTK Droid Tools" and extract the package. After that run the "MTKdroidTools.exe" file.

Once the ADB tool open, it has gathered the device information successfully. So, Click below the Blocks Map button to continue.

A "block device info" window should have appeared. Now, Click the "Create Scatter File" button at the Window bottom.

Give a location to save file and you can see the Scatter file after finishing the file creat process.

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