Here you will find the official link to download the QMobile M96 stock ROM (firmware) flash file on your computer which can then be flashed using the appropriate flashing tool that’s made to work with your manufacturer in mind.
If you’re someone with a lot of money, then you probably look into how many software updates a device is expected to get before investing in it. It’s just part of the research that most people put in these days because they feel as though, particularly if they are from the western world, running on the latest versions of Android is part of the attraction of owning a new Android smartphone. Then other parts of the globe feel as though that’s a bit of a first world problem, and all they want is good hardware that runs on a relatively new version of Android, all available for an affordable price.
The good news is that Android does actually look after both types of people. You can find devices out there, especially if it’s made by Google such as the Google Pixel handsets, that will always be getting updated to the latest versions of Android for at least a few years after being released in stores. And there are also more budget phones out there that aim to please people looking to find a good phone but where software is less of an issue.
Sometimes these outcomes aren’t always intentional. For example, the hardware that runs on a lower-end device, such as the QMobile M96, isn’t always going to be able to run the same software that a higher end device has, and thus they need to run some older versions of Android. This isn’t unique to the Android operating system either: you won’t be running a new version of iOS on an old iPhone for instance.
A simple rule of thumb is that the more expensive the device costs, the more likely it is to get more software updates pushed out from the manufacturer. There are some exceptions to the rule—Google doesn’t always create top of the range devices, but they always get updated before anything else because they own Android and choose not look after their own devices first to help them sell more devices. But generally speaking, the rule is true outside of the manufacturers closely tied with Google.
That means if you were suffering from bugs and were relying on an Android update to roll out over-the-air sometime in the near future, you mightn’t be so lucky to find them as your QMobile M96 is a budget handset. What you can do though is find the stock ROM that is made for your QMobile M96 device and get it flashed using the flashing tool. Installing firmware flash files manually can allow you to reflash the same version of Android or even downgrade to older versions that you might have run in the past. There are many other reasons for wanting to flash stock ROMs manually as well—getting root access and removing custom recovery images are popular reasons although not advised over custom software—but fixing bugs is always one of the main reasons for people to want to flash them.
Download QMobile M96 Stock ROM (Firmware)
How to Flash QMobile M96 Stock ROM Using Smartphone Flash Tool
1. Make sure you have the Android CDC driver installed on the computer that you plan on using the flashing tool on, so your device and the flashing tool can connect. (If you have already installed the Android driver on the computer, then you can skip to the next step; there’s no need to install it twice unless it has been deleted from the computer.)
2. Turn off the QMobile M96 smartphone by holding in the Power button until it powers down, or by switching it off from the Power menu.
3. Download the QMobile M96 firmware file from the link above so the file ends up on your computer.
4. Open the stock ROM file location (usually the Downloads folder) and then extract it (right-click and choose “Extract” from the menu).
5. Now download and extract the Smartphone Flash Tool much the same way as you did with the Stock ROM file. (You can use the desktop as the save location to make things easier if you wish.)
6. Once the SP Flash Tool folder is extracted, double-click to open it and then double-click on the SP Flash Tool application.
7. The flashing tool interface will now open on the computer. From the SP Flash Tool interface, select the “Download” tab.
8. Next, click on the “Scatter-loading file” button.
9. Now browse through the hard drive to the location where you extracted the stock ROM and select the “scatter file” to upload to the flashing tool.
10. Lastly, click on the “Download” button for the flashing to begin.
You can also view our more detailed guide on how to flash a stock ROM with the SP Flash Tool that comes with screenshots if you prefer.
[*] Back Up Your Data: You should always back up your data before you begin flashing new firmware files to your 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.
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