This page contains the download link for the official Vivo Y628 stock ROM (firmware) flash file that can be installed by using a flashing tool on a computer. All you need to do is make sure you have the right flashing tool that is going to be able to flash firmware for your manufacturer and chipset.
Flashing firmware files manually is usually done to repair problems or take away device customizations. Smartphone repair centers initially used flash tools to help fix bootloops, software errors, update errors, and so forth. Outside of that, device owners would only install over-the-air updates to get updated to newer versions of Android. Now though things are much different and people all over the world are choosing just to flash the firmware themselves to fix common problems.
It isn’t entirely out of the ordinary to have a manufacturer advertise firmware updates that people can download from their websites to update devices just for the sake of having better software running on the device either. A manufacturer can sometimes showcase these firmware updates that can be installed to help update to new features, too. For example, the BLU manufacturer has been known to do this.
Nonetheless, most of the time when people use smartphones they just install over-the-air updates. OTAs are mostly differential updates that don’t replace full files but instead just patch over the top of the existing ones. Anyone who makes system partition changes—like if you were to get root access and remove system apps, install BusyBox, etc.—may experience unexpected behavior when going back to a differential update.
Installing firmware files manually technically is not a differential update anymore, but they still come with a warning from custom recovery image developers. They still say the best way to update your device if you have customized it with a custom recovery image is to install custom software, but they also say if you must remove the custom recovery image it’s best to go back completely to stock by flashing the firmware manually with a flash tool.
You may also want to stick with custom software if you have made system partition changes. You can use a search engine such as Google to find out more information on what makes system partition changes.
Download Vivo Y628 Stock ROM (Firmware)
File Name: Vivo_Y628_PD1403F_A_1.15.1
Android Version: Android 4.4.4 (KitKat)
Firmware File: Download Flash File
How to Flash Vivo Y628 Stock ROM Using Smartphone Flash Tool
1. Download and install the Android USB driver on the computer. (The Android USB driver should be all you need for the flashing tool to be able to communicate with your device, but you can also install the Vivo Y628 USB driver as an alternative if you need it.)
2. Download the Vivo Y628 stock firmware package on your computer and then extract it by right-clicking on the file and selecting the extract option from the menu.
3. Download the Smartphone Flash Tool on your computer and then extract the file as well, using the same method for extraction as the stock firmware.
4. Open the SP Flash Tool by clicking in its application found inside the extracted folder.
5. Click on the “Download” tab from the SP Flash Tool’s interface.
6. Click on the “Choose” button where it gives the “Scatter-loading option.
7. Browse the computer and open the extracted firmware folder for the Vivo Y628 scatter file and then upload it to this location.
8. Click on the “Download” button, so your device is ready to start receiving the firmware.
9. Turn off the Android device and then connect it to the computer with its USB cable. (Press one of the Volume buttons after making the connection, so that the computer can pick it up easily.)
10. The firmware flashing now begins automatically. You know it’s finished when you can see a green tick from the SP Flash Tool’s interface.
For a more detailed guide complete with screenshots, you can check out how to flash stock firmware using the Smartphone Flash Tool.
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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