Here’s what you need to download the official Infocus M260 firmware (stock ROM) flash file onto your computer. You can then use one of the compatible flashing tools to update the firmware on your smartphone or tablet.
Flashing tools were initially developed by the companies that were associated with the device’s hardware and were mainly kept in-house, adopted in the back rooms of smartphone repair centers to fix common mobile device-related problems. The tools were later published on the Web for anyone to use. Now you can solve the same kinds of issues that were once left up to those repair centers: bootloops, soft-brick situations, software errors, software bugs, update errors, so forth, by downloading the software onto your computer instead. What’s more, installing the Infocus M260 flash file is an easy task, thanks to the flashing tool’s user-friendly interfaces that usually require just one click before the flashing is underway.
Most third-party developers who create tools for helping you customize your devices—the teams that work on custom recovery images, rooting applications, et cetera—recommend sticking with custom software if you’ve already changed the system partition or replaced the stock recovery partition with a custom one. If you are to go back to stock Android on the device, though, they strongly suggest flashing the firmware yourself instead of accepting the over-the-air updates. This is because OTAs can create unexpected behavior since they’re often only patching over existing software instead of completely replacing it.
The flashing tools such as the SUT L3 tool are always computer applications. On most occasions, these apps are relatively small files that won’t take up much hard drive space.
You can sometimes have a choice of what flashing tool you want to use to flash the Infocus M260 stock ROM. You can flash Stock ROMs with tools that work for either the system chip found in the device’s hardware, the firmware file type, or on occasion, apps that are designed to work for a particular manufacturer. And depending on the file, there are times when you can flash firmware directly from the device’s recovery mode, too.
Download Infocus M260 Firmware (Stock ROM) Flash File
File Name: Infocus_M260_ZL2-524H-0-00WW-A02
Firmware File: Download
File Name: InFocus_M260_ZL2_MT6582_5.0.2_V1.15_FIH6582.WT.NJ.L_P3
Firmware File: Download
How to Install Infocus M260 Stock ROM Using SUT L3 Tool
1. Start by downloading the Software Update Tool to your computer and then extract the file by right-clicking > selecting “Extract” from the menu. (“L3” is the version of the Software Update Tool, so make sure you download the right one from the list on the download page.)
2. Your computer may prompt you to install .net framework on the computer before the installation is complete. Follow the guidelines to get that done if it asks you for it.
3. Follow the SUT setup wizard found in the extracted folder.
4. Turn off the Android smartphone by holding in the Power button until the device turns off.
5. Source the firmware file that you’re looking to flash and then download the file onto your computer.
6. Once the firmware is extracted and ready to install, open the SUT L3 Tool and then click on the “Next” button from its main interface.
7. Click on the dots next to where it says “Please select the software image file” and then browse through your computers hard drive to the location of the firmware that you extracted earlier and upload it to this location in the flashing tool.
8. Once you’ve successfully uploaded the firmware, you’ll see the firmware extension path in the box.
9. Now click on the drop’down menu where it says “None” and select the “Enable Emergency Download Process” option from the list instead.
10. With the Android device still turned off connect it to the computer with its USB cable and then click on the “Next” button from the SUT interface.
11. You should now see a message on the flash tool’s interface letting you know that it is “loading the image files….”
12. This now means that the firmware is getting flashed to your device. Once you can see the green tick, you know that the flashing is complete and your device is ready to disconnect from the computer.
Your new stock firmware should now be installed and ready to use.
Alternative Flashing Tools
Note: Some Infocus smartphones such as the Infocus M260 may not have MediaTek chipsets and therefore using the SP Flash Tool to flash the firmware files won’t work. Instead, you may need to use the SUT L3 Tool that can help devices with Intel system chips flash firmware files.
Back Up Your Data: You should always back up your data before you begin flashing new firmware files to your Infocus smartphone or tablet. All of your pictures, music, videos, documents, etc. should be still on your device after you have updated the firmware, but you may need to restore the contacts and applications from a backup.
Wipe Cache and Factory Reset: Some people claim that taking a factory reset isn’t necessary after updates, but at the very least you should wipe the system cache after installing new firmware. This way you can help eliminate any performance issues and battery draining bugs. Taking a factory reset is the best way of avoiding common problems many users face after applying software updates.
You can download Android ROMs for other Android devices if you have another smartphone or tablet from a different manufacturer.