Tips to note before or while flashing a device with SP Flash Tool
















Some people still find it difficult while others simply don't understand what to do when the face some problems or errors with their device or while using sp flash tool.
These are some quick tips to have mind/do before or while using sp flash tool.

Learn how to use sp flash tool from here

1.
 Device boots and hangs on logo
 Device gets error messages like com.android.xxxxxxxxx process has stopped.
 Device boots and enters recovery mode (mostly happens after using OTA to update a rooted device)


First try a factory reset
To factory reset your device, boot into recovery by holding volume up and power button for about 3secs select factory reset from the list. (If you see the green android man, press volume up and power button again)
you can as well boot into the Chinese recovery by holding volume down and power button for about 3secs then select eMMC from the list.

If the solution above does not work for the device then you will have to flash the device using sp flash tool.
Download the stock ROM of the device. Download stock ROMs from here
Load the scatter file in sp flash tool
Flash only system.img that is tick only android on the list shown sp flash tool after loading scatter file.
Click Download and connect your device.
Wait for the process to complete.

2.
If device just vibrates when you press power button.
Do a full flash. Watch video tutorial from here
Download the stock ROM of the device. Download stock ROMs from here
Load the scatter file in sp flash tool
Select all the images present.
Click Download 
Connect device and wait for process to complete.

3.
If device displays " Unlock privacy protection password "
Do the following below
Format the device before Download. Watch video tutorial from here
To format the device,
Download ROM of device. Download stock ROMs from here
Load scatter file of the device.
Goto Format tab and click Start button.
Connect the device and wait for process to complete.
Disconnect your device
Now enter back the Download tab and click Download button
Connect your your device and wait for flash process to complete.

4.
If the device boot loops that is it stops on logo then returns back after flashing with SP Flash tool,
Do a factory reset
To factory reset your device, boot into recovery by holding volume up and power button for about 3secs select factory reset from the list. (If you see the green android man, press volume up and power button again)
you can as well boot into the Chinese recovery by holding volume down and power button for about 3secs then select eMMC from the list.

5.
If you get errors like
(4032) S_FT_ENABLE_DRAM_FAIL (Sometimes this means the ROM is not compatible with the device also using another version of sp flash tool solves this problem)
(5054) S_DL_GET_DRAM_SETTINGS_FAIL (In a weird way drivers can cause this problem)
PMT Changed for the ROM
Do the following below:
Format the device before Download.
To format the device,
Download ROM of device.
Load scatter file of the device.
Goto Format tab and click Start button.
Connect the device and wait for process to complete.
Disconnect your device
Now enter back the Download tab and click Download button
Connect your your device and wait for flash process to complete.


Below are common errors and some solutions.....

(3168) S_CHIP_TYPE_NOT_MATCH
The scatter file loaded is not the one of your device.
Load the matching scatter file of the device.

(5069) S_DL_PMT_ERR_NO_SPACE
Sometimes Format and Download solves this problem
Mostly this error is as a result of wrong ROM or a hardware problem.

(5002)S_INVALID_DA_FILE 
Use another SP Flah Tool or select a valid download agent from the SP FLash tool folder.

(4050) S_FT_NEED_DOWNLOAD_ALL_FAIL 
occurs when PMT and scatter do not have the same unit size
Select all images including userdata and cache before flashing

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