The smartphone flash tool is commonly used amongst Android enthusiasts for flashing stock ROMs, custom ROMs, custom recovery images, among other files, for all devices that have a MediaTek system chip.
Since Mediatek themselves made the flashing tool, you won’t find many non-MediaTek equipped devices using it. Instead, there are other flashing tools out there for those, like the Odin flashing tool that Samsung device uses can install, for instance. You can use a search engine such as Google to find out if your device has MediaTek hardware inside.
The SP flash tool also offers flashers the chance to set parameters, including those of the “read” and “write” variety, making it possible for you to set those read and write permissions before you flash. Some other flashing tools offer parameters too, but none quite as well known as the SP flash tool.
Download Smartphone Flash Tool APK Files (SP Flash Tool) For Windows PCs:
- SP_Flash_Tool_v5.2020_Win.zip — Latest and recommend version
Note: You should try using the latest version of the SP flash tool for the best chance at avoiding compatibility issues. However, if the latest version doesn’t work for your smartphone, then work your way back until you find a version of the SP flash tool that does.
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July 12, 2019 @ 15:37
“ERROR: STATUS_SCATTER_FILE_INVALID (0xC0030001)
I downloaded m3s here at this page. How come the scatter file be wrong??? I’ve teste other versions of smartphojne flash tool either.
My God, I’m trying to update my meizu m3s since 2018 and none of any sort of solution work, always there is some sort of error. OMG!
January 22, 2019 @ 21:09
I have installed the USB drivers on the computer, connected my device to the computer, and I get this message: BROM ERROR: STATUS_PROTOCOL_ERR (0xC0010005). I have a top of the range computer, the latest drivers installed possible, and my phone is running on one of the newer versions of Android. I have some bugs with the phone which is why I want to install this other firmware that I’m flashing. Are they causing my issue or is it something else?
January 22, 2019 @ 20:46
I am using the SP Flash tool and can upload the firmware file and adjust all the settings as required but when I got to start the flashing I get this message on the computer’s display: ERROR: STATUS_READ_DATA_EXCEPTION (0xC0050007).
I have the USB drivers installed on my computer, and everything else I need. I don’t have the latest version of Android running on my device. That’s the only thing I can think of.
January 22, 2019 @ 20:48
This error message means that the flashing tool is unable to readback to the phone. Try uninstalling the USB drivers that you have on the computer now and next time you download them, make sure you’re downloading the latest version. The site that you got them from might not have been linking to the latest version. If the site has several versions, download the drivers with the highest number, as the higher the number, the more newer they are.
January 22, 2019 @ 07:11
I’m not able to get the flashing to work. Before I get the flashing to complete, my computer makes the sound as though the smartphone is disconnecting. The flashing then never completes. Any idea how to solve this?
January 22, 2019 @ 07:16
It might be because of the USB port. You could try another USB port on the computer.
Alternatively, you might want to try updating the driver software for the device. In Windows, type “Device Manager” into Search and then click on the “Device Manager” desktop application under the Best match section. From Device Manager, look for the device that is connected to the computer, right-click on it and then select the option to “Update driver software.” Choose to install them manually and download the Vcom drivers so they’re on your hard drive so you can then select them during the installation guide.
January 22, 2019 @ 06:14
I installed stock firmware with the SP flash tool. When I start my smartphone up again I’ve got a blurry white screen. I can still hear the sounds when I click the buttons but have a white screen like fog.
January 22, 2019 @ 06:16
The problem is likely due to an incompatible firmware file. Make sure you’re downloading the correct firmware for your device. Not all smartphones are as simple as joining up the model numbers with the firmware. However, unless otherwise stated, we only cover the firmware that is that simple.
January 22, 2019 @ 00:15
I followed the instructions and used the Smartphone flash tool running on Windows 10 version 1803 but also running on a Windows Insider build. I’ve tried to stop the Windows Insider builds for a long time now but Microsoft continues to keep my laptop on them for a very long time.
My smartphone doesn’t respond when I press the Power button anymore after flashing the firmware. Do you think this is to do with my Windows software or something else?
January 22, 2019 @ 00:32
There are a few possibilities, and we should manage to get your phone working again without too many issues.
The first thing to check is that your battery isn’t drained. Plug the smartphone into the charger and see if it turns out after a while.
There’s also a chance that the smartphone was interrupted during the firmware flashing without you realizing. Sometimes all it takes is a knock on the USB cable the wrong way and you’ve got the problem is the smartphone not booting up when you press the Power button. To solve this, you need to take out the battery (if it’s removable), and then connect the smartphone to the charger without the battery inside. Once it’s been charging for a while, insert the battery again. If that doesn’t solve the problem, get in touch with the OEM and tell them that you think your device was interrupted during the flashing of firmware process and ask them what you need to do to solve it.
You should still be able to connect the smartphone to the computer and get the PC to detect the device if you’ve got the right drivers installed (Vcom). If so, you can try flashing another firmware file. If you flashed a file that wasn’t for your device, then it can also lead to a device that won’t turn on. The files from this site are reliable, but we also sometimes have more than one link for a device, so try another link and see how it goes.
January 21, 2019 @ 22:03
My phone is stuck at the boot logo. Any idea what I can do to solve this? Thanks
January 22, 2019 @ 00:08
There are many possibilities as to why your smartphone is now stuck in a boot loop.
You might want to wait for at least a few minutes before jumping to conclusions because the first boot after flashing firmware can take longer than the normal amount of time. You should make sure that your smartphone’s formatted SD card is inserted into the smartphone before flashing. You might also want to try booting the smartphone into its Recovery mode and then from the menu selecting the option to Wipe the data/factory reset the device (This is the most common reason for boot loops after firmware flashing, and is something that should always be done on Samsung devices, though most other OEMs don’t have the same problem.) If you still are not out of the boot loop, try flashing a different firmware file if you can find another one available for the same smartphone. Just make sure you’ve got the right firmware file because if you flash one that is made for another device by accident, it can cause issues.
January 7, 2019 @ 07:18
When I try to use the SP Flash tool the progress bar stays at 0% and won’t move. How long does the flashing usually take? I assume after an hour I should be further along than this?
January 22, 2019 @ 07:40
Sounds like you probably haven’t got the necessary drivers installed on the computer. You can choose between the device drivers from your OEM or the VCOM drivers that work for all devices that have a Mediatek chipset.
Installing drivers on the computer is very easy. Just download the file and then run it to have the drivers automatically installed on the computer.
December 2, 2018 @ 07:42
When I try to install the firmware, the Smartphone flash tool gives me this error: BROM ERROR S_DL_GET_DRAM_SETTINGS_FAIL (5054)
What am I doing wrong?
January 22, 2019 @ 07:49
This is a common error when you’re flashing the wrong file. You generally have to be quite careful with the files that you’re flashing because flashing the wrong files can lead to big problems. Luckily this time you should be alright because you’re getting an error code rather than a bricked device. Make sure the smartphone’s model number matches up with the model number found with the firmware file if you’re getting the files from this website. If you’re getting the firmware from other sources, you sometimes have to be careful because you can’t always install firmware based on model numbers. You can when you get it from this site because we don’t stock any of the firmware files that could cause confusion.
November 27, 2018 @ 09:03
I’m getting an error that says “Error: Initialize scatter file failed. Please check the scatter file name you load is legal” when trying to flash the firmware with this flash tool.
I have researched this and found out that if you get this error it means that the SP Flash tool doesn’t accept the type of scatter file that you’re trying to flash. I should also add that the file I was trying to flash wasn’t from this site. The file actually wasn’t available yet from this site. I’ll check again.
For future reference, don’t do what I do and flash firmware that you’re unsure about. Patience is a virtue.
May 19, 2018 @ 05:37
I encountered the “BROM ERROR : S_FT_ENABLE_DRAM_FAIL (4032) [EMI] Enable DRAM fail” error and found a fix if anyone is interested.
One source suggested that I might have the wrong model number or the wrong firmware file. But that wasn’t the case. I also tried installing different versions of the SP flash tool but none of them made any difference. Thus, I started turning my attention to the settings instead since it didn’t seem I had a problem with the firmware file or the version of the flashing tool.
I had to change what checkboxes were checked from the Smartphone flash tool’s interface. In particular, I could only have the same checkboxes checked for the files that I was installing with the firmware.