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Looking for a Flash-able Stock ROM for your Android Phone?

After reading the comments and suggestions from this blog's previous articles, there are a lot of android users who are looking for a flash-able Stock ROM for their device, however, I don't have their kind of device in hand and it's impossible for me to create you one. But hey, I have an idea how will you able to get a Stock ROM for your MTK devices and you, yourself can make it on your own.

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There's a lot of MTK smartphone users out there most especially on local-branded smart phone users who have lots of worries on damaging their devices from tweaking it. Why? Lack of developers corresponds the number of development available for the device and we know for the fact that without backup such as ROM or a stock ROM, fixing most android problems such as soft bricks, boot loops, or even hard bricks are too difficult to handle.

Create your own Stock ROM for your MediaTek (MTK) Android Smartphone


Thanks to XDA members who contributed to MTK development, Mediatek smartphone users can now be able to create their own Stock ROM and use it as a backup whenever serious matters occur to their loved devices. With the use of prepacked tools, MTK android users no longer needs much developer for their device because they can be one.

How To Make, Backup and Restore Stock ROM Flashable with SP Flash Tool


On this article, AndroidHow will be guiding you how to make your own Stock ROM, use it as your own backup and restore it through flashing from SP Flash Tool. Why from SP Flash Tool? With SP Flash Tool, even a corrupted, hard-bricked android device can still be revived and fixed which was considered the best method of repairing any android software problem. 

On this tutorial, we will be using SP Flash Tool and MTK Droid Tools to successfully make a flashable Stock ROM for our MediaTek devices.

Requirements:
  • Any MTK android device running a Stock ROM. (Note: if your device was rooted, then you'll get a rooted Stock ROM, otherwise if your device does not have root access, you'll get unrooted Stock ROM):

MT6595, MT6592, MT6589, MT6582, MT6577, MT6575, MT6572, or any MT65xx


Preparations (Please Read):

Make sure to prepare all the necessary requirements before proceeding or else, proceeding below is just a waste.

You must have the device in hand with CWM recovery. Download and install the MTK USB Drivers in your computer, it contains 6 other USB drivers needed to detect your device. Also, you must download MTK Droid Tools and SP Flash Tool, extract them to any location or folder you are comfortable of accessing. If all are ready, let's proceed to the instructions.


Instructions:

Creating Stock ROM Backup


First, reboot your MTK android device into CWM Recovery and connect your device to your computer using USB Cable.

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From your computer, Open MTK Droid Tools.exe, run it as administrator. Wait for your device to be detected since you have installed the USB drivers. You will notice that color on the lower-left corner of the tool will turn cyan-blue.

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On MTK Droid Tools, click on root, backup, recovery tab and click the Backup button to start full stock ROM backup.

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Wait for the tool to backup your whole Stock ROM. You can see that the ROM backup will be saved on \MtkDroidTools\backups.

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Wait until a prompt will appear asking you "Pack-up the backup" or something like that, press NO, it will just compress the backup you have made and what we need is the uncompressed ROM backup.

Check the status message and check is the task is completed. "Task ended".

It is not done yet, we have to prepare this backup to make it flashable through SP Flash Tool. To do it, click on To prepare blocks for Flash Tool.

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A new windows will appear asking fol a .md5 file of the backup. So navigate to the MTK Droid Tools folder where your backup is found. Open the backup that your have created earlier and select the files.md5 click OPEN.
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Wait for MTK Droid Tools to copy the files for SP Flash Tool, check the status messages until the copying is complete.

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When the tool is done, you have now created the Stock ROM backup of your device!



How To Restore the Stock ROM of your MTK device?


Open SP Flash Tool.exe, run as administrator. Load the scatter file (click scatter-loading) which you have prepared from MTK Droid Tools to be flashable through SP Flash Tool. It can be found in the !Files_to_FlashTool folder of your Stock ROM backup (only if you have just made a backup) or from where you have saved or placed the Stock ROM. But in my case, I saved it on !Files to FlashTool folder.

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After you loaded the scatter file, it will look like the image below. All must checked except for Cache and User Data, and most importantly, do not check Preloader and DSP_BL or else you'll brick it. Those checked partitions will be restored, make sure not to touch or move the backup files so that your phone will be restored in your previous stock ROM, also to avoid boot loops and bricking.

As you can see, the Stock ROM partition backups are found on its specific locations under location column. If the locations do not appear (except for CACHE and USRDATA), the backup stock ROM is not in the proper place. To fix that, you must move the files of the stock ROM to the same location where the Scatter file is stored.

To restore or flash the Stock ROM backup, first, turn OFF your MTK android device and remove the USB cable. If your phone was already turned OFF, click Download from SP Flash Tool, a prompt will appear, just click YES. Immediately connect your turned OFF device to your computer via USB Cable.

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Wait for the tool to detect your device and restore the Stock ROM that you have made. An alert with a green circle appears after successfully downloading the ROM.

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Done! You have successfully restored the stock ROM.

Post a Comment

  1. Good Day Sir Princeton!

    I already made a stock & recovery backup (though my Rio was rooted). Your guide is very helpful. Now I read this guide, the tutorial did not specify what is the preferred stock ROM backup - rooted or not (since my Rio was rooted).
    I'm hoping for your reply.

    Thanks Sir.

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    1. It is always your choice. There are users who want to make flash-able rooted Stock ROM and some are not, as long as you have made a Stock ROM backup. If you seek for a factory default Stock ROM, then it is better to do this on unrooted MTK devices. It is easy to root or unroot the device though.

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    2. Yeah I guess you made your point. I'll try this guide on my rooted device.
      Hey thanks again!

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  2. You mentioned pre-requisite as 500Mb free phone storage.

    My Micromax Unite 2 ( A106 ) shows only 184 MB out of 0.89GB available
    Whereas internal SD card shows 1.46 GB available out of 1.67 GB

    So does this mean i can't backup stock rom ? ;((

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    1. I think I need to omit that pre-requisite since the newer mtk droid tool version has the option whether you want to create a copy of your backup to your device. If you want a backup stored to your device then you need some space (the backup still work well without it).. It's not really that necessary. :D try it.

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    2. plss help me to my flare s 2 stock in white screen when boot

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    3. boot to recovery and clear cache, dalvic or format data if you don't mind losing your app data..

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  3. Very helpful guide.Thanks.

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  4. Pls, after loading the scatter file , Location for preloader and dsl weren't there... Also, on backing up my files, mtk droid tool notified me with a "task ended with error" instead of just "task ended" according to your tutorial.... pls help!!!

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  5. hi, i managed to root my phone using framaroot and also flashed cwm recovery by following your very helpful and noob friendly guide. however, i want to backup my rom as fresh but it's rooted already. is it ok to unroot it through framaroot and leaving the cwm recovery "as is"? so then i can start my rom backup unrooted? looking forward to your reply and thank you for providing such detailed guide...

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  6. hey nice guide, but i want to confirm, i got 2 cosmos z2 can i back up the other one z2 (kitkat) and the restore it to other z2(jellybean) so it become kitkat too? is it possible? thanks

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  7. can i share this post link or whole topic on other forum. i'll mentioned this post link and your name in Credits for this tutorial : )?

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  8. What if I want to back up my stock recovery and use it on the ROM dump?

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  9. my lenovo s820 mt6589 was dead not power on i had backup rom and i flashed it by spflashtool ,Download OK but, still not power on .what should i do now? please..

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    1. Mark all the partition name before downloading to your phone since your phone was dead.

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  10. Good Day Sir, Princeton Miel Jurilla, Thanks for this tutorial, I already installed CWM on my Myphone A848S w /Mediatek 6577 chipset using this guide.

    I also have succesfully made a back up of my Stockrom smoothly through this tutorial.
    I have just few questions sir.

    after making a full back up of my stockrom, I check physically check the files with in the !Files_to_Flash folder if all files were there, but all are available except for the ANDROID, CACHE & USER DATA files were not found.

    I have not yet tried to flash my MYPHONE A848S back up stockrom but is it just ok with out the said files written above?

    Hoping for a reply soon sir & Thanks in advance.

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  11. Is it safe to used the successfully back up stockrom without the ANDROID, CACHE & USRDATA files on it?, Hoping for a reply sir.

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    1. cache and usrdata are both not really necessary except android.

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    2. Good Day Sir Princeton Miel Jurilla,

      So does that mean, without the ANDROID file, I may get a boot loop assuming I re-flash using that back up?

      Backing up for the stockrom of Myphone A848S, has been done successfully, I wonder what's the cause or reason why the ANDROID file could not be found.
      Do you have any suggestion?

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    3. same thing happened ,, no adroid or system.img when i backup.pls help

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  12. Thanks a lot for the guide. I was able to flash CWM on the new Tecno F6 without rooting and made flashable Stock Rom for the phone. Great work! (h)

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  13. Let say I have successfully backing up my stock rom. Can I use to flash my backed up rom to the other phone/smartphone with the same unit?

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    1. Check out both of your phones' build info (Settings > About), if the build, kernel are the same, it should work.

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  14. will this still work even i dont run the program as admin?

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    1. it may. but problems less likely to occur when ran as admin.

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  15. During the backing up, should your phone be completely turned off?

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    1. your phone must have cwm recovery. boot to recovery then do the backup process.

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  16. i did it bro kaya lang bat wala yung dsp _bl pero kahit wala cnubukan ko sa flash tool yung nakuha ko backup working nman cya di kaya magka problema ito kahit wala yun

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    1. yes it could. but if it did not, reflash with dsp_bl. congrats!

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  17. Few crucial questions: How do you check the MediaTek version of a Tecno M3, for example if you want to know if it is MT1234? Is the above guide only appropriate for only the MediaTek versions listed. Please kindly clarify as one is being careful not to get things screwed up.Thanks for reply in advance!

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    1. you can try downloading antutu benchmark app from playstore to check your cpu info.

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  18. thanks for the detailed tutorial it really help
    I really appreciated it

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  19. If I backup my stock ROM will that means I also backed up the userdata? Cause I want to share this stock ROM backup to the public and I dont want to, you know, have them all my userdata as well. Thanks!!

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  20. I rooted my Lava Iris X1 and installed other font changer application. The firmware become destroyed. I downloaded Lava Iris X1 Stock Rom from Android XDA, but it did not work when I flashed. I bought a new Lava Iris X1. Can I backup Stock Rom for Lava Iris X1 for preparing when it will face firmware problem.

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  21. this backup rom only or and android Os for recovery pls answear

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  22. Hello,
    thank You very much for the guide. I was able to make custom CWM, root and make a stock rom backup (rooted).
    BUT: I tried 3 official ROMs for my Inew i3000 MTK6589 phone to try to solve bad wifi reception. None of the ROMs solved this issue, but during flashing one of them via SP_Flash tools my hardware touch "menu" button stopped to work.
    Finaly I decided to recover the rooted stock ROM (followed Your steps) to repair the problem. The phone works almost well, Rom was flashed, rooted as backed up.
    But:
    The hardware touch "menu" button still don´t work (I tried to test keys in CWM and it fails with the "139" key - I have always to take the battery off as CWM stop working during test. So the problem must be somewhere in basis, before recovery runs.


    CAN YOU HELP ME aTO GET the HW TOUCH KEY "MENU" working again?

    Thank You very much for Your time,
    *rj*
    rjabinnik

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    Registrován: sob 05. led 2013 22:03:47

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    1. try to reflash your boot.img and cwmrecovery.img then do a full wipe, fix partition.

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    2. Thank You for Your advice.
      I tried both boot.img and cwmrecovery.img reflashed 3 times (in between of trying another ROMs), but with no infliuece on "menu" button. I also wiped cache, dalvik cache, system, also battery. I tried even original chinese recovery re-flash and clean emmc. No result again.
      I fixed partitions today to follow Your advice, but again: no influence on "menu" button.

      May this problem be caused in procces of flashinf when I had to format also bootloader and flashe it back?

      I fixed the daily problems witn missing function of" menu" button with software: I installed the app "button savior" for root devices - it provides software buttons and in pro version works good for me.
      But I would still like to get the key problem fixed - at least for it´s the first time I was not able to fix bricked phone completely to work better than before brick...

      PS:
      My device is Chinese Inew i3000, (MTK6589 quad core, 1GB RAM, 16GB ROM).

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    3. I can't really trace your problem. Does the problem occurred after flashing ROMs? or it just happened suddenly?

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    4. it occured after flashing ROM. The Rom worked ok - just the "menu" key stopped to work.
      So I tried to flash back My rooted stock Rom, that I backed up via MTK Droid tools, I tried to change my custom CWM recovery (prepared via SP_FlashTools,MTK droid tools) and use the original recovery. My original ROM (rooted) always works well, just the "menu" button is dead...
      I found

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    5. @Rjabinnik : Hello, i have two iNew i3000 phones, bought last year in Hong Kong. Each one now have a dead hardware touch, for one it is the back button, for the other it is the menu button. So i think your menu buttons is simply dead and not due to your manipulations.

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    6. @ Rjabinnik : By the way I now run Windows 8.1 and I currently cannot make SP Flash Tool to work with my iNew i3000, did you install a particular driver to work with SP Flash Tool ? All manipulations on MTK Droid Tools are ok, but i still cannot flash with SP Flash Tool.

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  23. Hi and thank you for this tuto !!
    I did in a other way. (Readback with SP Flash and prepare with MTKdroid)
    I want to make a full backup (whole phone/rom) with user data, cache etc..
    I well have a data.img of 4GB but I think SP Flash tool doesn't take the right adress and length in the scatter file.
    I don't know why...
    How to do for that SP Flash tool use every backup files and flash my data.img ?

    Thank you !

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  24. please the sp flash tool cant download the rom. please whats the the problem?

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  25. Guys MTK Droid Tool detects my Idol X in normal mode ( when I run the android ) but when I reboot in CWM mode to start the steps of backup then I open again the MTK Droid Tool , It does n`t detect it at all !!! any ideas ?

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  26. Hello , I have tried with Alcatel Idol X , the MTK tool detects my device in yellow and green when i am running android but when i reboot the device to CWM mode , the tool does n`t detect my device at all !!! , please any ideas ?

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    1. make sure the drivers are installed properly, try not to unplug the USB cable when booting to CWM.

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  27. MTK Droid Root and tools link is dead ? i cant open and download it...
    i want to back up my cherry mobile Fusion Breeze 2 kitkat.
    soo that if something went wrong i have a backup

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  28. Hi! Thanks for this great tutorial!

    I have a S820 myself and been having some problems. I dont have a full backup of mine so i was wondering if you could share your complete backup with me? THat would help me out big time!

    Cheers

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  29. can i use this rom fro another phone with the exact same model number and make?

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  30. what part of my backup I need to flash to get pttycmd1 file'?
    my phone is an S5 clon mtk 6572. Thanks a lot

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  31. thank for this great tutorial :D
    one question though : will restoring a stock backup (while the Stock ROM was running) restore the old System too (Stock ROM) ?
    i have a HTC One m7 and after rooting it i made a full system backup using ROM Manager (before flashing any custom ROM's), because i live in germany and got my phone from o2 so there's no RUU's on the Internet for my phone yet. so i just wanna know if i restore that backup would that be enough to get my Stock ROM back ?
    Hope you reply.
    Thank you in Advance :).

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  32. First of all thanks for this guide......

    i have successfully made the flashable files using mtkdroid tools.....when i load the scatter file everything except "DSP_BL" file is missing......

    my device is mtk6582...

    pls reply.....

    thank you

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  33. ERROR- THE SDCARD IN PHONE ISN'T FOUND . WHEN I BOOT I SEE MY STORAGE GOT 3.2GB SPACE AND MY SDCARD HAVE 8GB SPACE, SO SIR WHAT SHOULD I DO?

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  34. Bro i can't thank you enough for these, it was my 3rd night searching the whole web for this device "ais lava super combo 5.0 (MT6582) base on 4.4 Kitkat", which got soft bricked and i was unable to find the stock rom or should i say, any compatible zip or rom or firmware or recovery.img etc. to fix the bootloop. But bro, as you can see, my problem was only partly near to what im searching, if it is not a lot to ask, can you guide to the right direction. The phone was rooted but accidentally updated to OTA which caused the Bootloop. No cwm installed. Right now i can "adb sideload" and "fastboot".

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  35. Hi,i successfully managed to backup my system rom via readback as mtk droid fail to do so.always stuck on dsp_bl for hours.Anyway i have my stock rom now.happy.thks

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  36. And my dead phone is alive again.😊

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  37. the MTK Droid cant recognize my phone, I already installed the MTK usb drivers you, I use win7 and myphone agua rio lite...

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  38. Can I made it Back up even if im not using CWM Recovery Mode.? (or by using another kind of Recovery Mode).

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    1. you can make a backup using any custom recovery not stock recovery. also you can also create using SP Flash Tools and MTK Droid Tools

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  39. sir princeton pa help po ako after ko iflash using cmw recovery yng advanmax rom which nag succes naman for installation pero di agad lumabas yung reboot system now kundi may option na nag promt na nakalagay '' rom wants to flash stock recovery do you want to continue '' nag proceed ako sa option den besides sa no may option na nakalagay na yes ''disable stock recovery '' pero pinili ko no after ko piliin yung no ayun nag load sa image ng omega spectrum den nag fafade nalang sia den vibrate off. di ko narin sia ma i reboot sa cmw recovery . may back up ako ng dati ko rom paano ko maiibabalik yung dati kong rom sir . help me sir . kasi kahit cmw recovery ng phone ko ayaw na mag boot .

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  40. i tried the backup after that i flashed custom rom miui 6 on my mmx a177 it messed up my mobile doesn't start stuck at boot logo and recovery also chinese so unable to proceed further .
    Then i flashed the stock rom which i had backed up as per above guide and still it stucks at same Canvas logo.
    There was no error during the whole process....pls guide asap

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  41. Hello sir,I made a full rom back up of rooted MT6572 and then I tried to restore to another same device with SP flash tool.The progress was completed but when I boot the device,It appear ,THE ENCREPTION WAS INTERUPTED AND SO ON...So can you kindly tell me how can I fix my device and what is the problem is that.Thank you sorry for my poor English.

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  42. How are you.
    l have followed your tutorial to flash my MT6575 and its stuck on the boot logo. If l use files in main folder named with device name, it will boot but says enter password to decrypt storage. l cant not access the Android recovery utility from key combination vol down and power on. It seems the phone supplier disabled the system to listen to key press during boot. So how to l go around this to access "Android recovery utility 3" so that l will perform factory reset. By the way l cant sent it back to supplier because its warrant void. Please help.

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  43. Hello, MTK Tools works with Lollipop Droid 5.02?

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  44. I am using windows xp how can install drivers

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  45. good day sir
    if i flash a non rooted stock rom the original stock rom of my device,,, will my cwm recovery will be deleted?

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