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Having problems with flashing recoveries on your device? Android users like you might get some interest on today's article. As most of us, android users, who wants to tweak their phones, we can say that the mostly-used region when applying modifications is the recovery partition. But what if you can't get your recovery installed in your device? That's the question that we will going to find a solution.

Flashing a recovery is easier with the use of apps such as Mobile Uncle Tools, Rashr Recovery Tools, and other utility apps, also, we can perform image flashing through ADB or through terminal emulator but for Mediatek, there is one method which supposed to be the best method of flashing images but somehow quite took for granted, through SP Flash Tool is the method I am talking about. Some apps might not work in an MTK device, but with Mediatek's very own SP Flash Tool, it works like a charm!

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Below is the complete guide how to flash a stock or  a custom recovery for any Mediatek device, but though from that fact, you must provide the proper image to be flashed to your device or else it will mess it up. We made up all the steps to make it easier for you to do this successfully. All you need is focus and a little brain.

How To Flash Stock/Custom Recovery Using SP Flash Tool


Only follow the steps provided. Applying the procedure means you are fully responsible for the possible outcome of your device. If you are confused, read the steps again, if you hesitate, do enough research.

Things you need:

  • PC/Laptop running Windows
  • MTK-based device: MT6595, MT6592, MT6589, MT6582, MT6577, MT6575, MT6572, MT6573
  • Scatter File for your MTK device - Get it here
  • SP Flash Tool - Get it here (download the recommended or latest version)
  • Drivers - Download here
  • USB Cable


Preparations:

Download and install the Drivers (click the Install bat file and wait for it to finish the installation so don't close it). Create your own scatter file if you don't have one, it differs from each MTK device. Download and extract SP Flash Tool. Finally the recovery (stock or custom/CWM/TWRP) which is made for your device (make sure it is named as recovery only not cwm_recovery, etc.), don't flash recovery that is not made for your device.

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Instructions:

scatter file

1. Open SP Flash Tools and click Scatter Loading, now select the scatter file of your device.


scatter loading

2. Make sure all boxes are NOT checked, if there's a check, remove it by clicking the check.

recovery

3. Now, click RECOVERY from the list. A new window will appear, find the recovery image that you want to flash or install and click Open.

recovery sp flash

4. It will now look like the image above. The RECOVERY is the ONLY one checked on the list and you can see the location of the recovery image that you are going to flash.

recovery sp flash tool

5. TURN OFF your android phone. When it is already off, click the Download button on the SP Flash Tool, then click Yes. After that, connect your switched-OFF phone to your computer using USB Cable.

recovery download

6. The tool will detect your phone and flash the recovery, if your computer can't detect your phone, re-install the Drivers that I have provided. Wait until a prompt with green circle will appear, that means the flashing is done successfully.

Congrats! You are done flashing the stock/custom recovery for your MTK-based device.

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  1. sir. after clicking download then yes after turning off my phone..popup shows and says error 8038.. i dont see green circle

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    1. You must try to double check if the scatter file loaded is from your phone because not all phones have the same scatter file. Also, the recovery must be made and suited for your device. Also, the drivers must be properly installed (IMPORTANT)

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    2. sir. im sure that the scatter file is right.i made it using the mtk tool.. i think the problem is the recovery.img.. do u have some recovery img there for rio fun? tnx sir

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    3. No, it will NOT work in your phone. generating a recovery in MTK Droid Tools will surely not work with Rio Fun (too bad). I have here the custom recovery for Rio Fun that definitely works, just search on this blog.

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    4. sir., what to do with my myphone agua storm? I tried to manually reset it but the android logo just appeared with texts "no command"
      so i tried ur instructions in you tube on flashing the phone.., when i turned off and clicked download and plugged it in my p., the BROM error appeared... and now my phone does not turn on anymore.., pls help me... tnx alot

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    5. Are you sure the ROM was meant for your device. Take note that firmware version must be identical not unless you changed it. Also, when flashing, you must uncheck the preloader. Only check it if your phone is hardbricked.

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  2. I want to make sure before that this is safe before I flash my rio fun. Apparently, to create a scatter file, I still have to use mtkdroid tool? then use sp flash for cwm recovery? Is that right?

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    1. mtk droid tool is not compatible with ubifs partition like rio fun.

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    2. sir panu po ung akin cm life. angg problem ko lng po is di makaconnect kc lalabas po ung life n logo then ung download mode ung may android po na may naikot na color blue sa tyan tpos mamatay n po..panu po kaya?

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  3. I have a 8800 opsson and when I click "dowload" the bar is stuck at red

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    1. same problem bar stuck on red how do i propery install drivers please help

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  4. Sir san ba makukuha yung Scatter file ng Myphone Agua Rio Fun .?

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    1. MTK droid tools used for creating scatter file is not fully compatible with rio fun.

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  5. sir im using myphone inifinity nagboot loop po sya na format ko yung system at sd card sp flash tool na lang po makakasalba san po ako makakkuha scatter for mp infinity pls help me sir

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  6. sir di po makaconnect ung cp ko cherry life po. kc lalabas po ung life then un download mode tas after ilng sec lng mamatay n po

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  7. I'm not sure but i think the scatter for UBIFS from MTKDroidTools would work as long as you don't flash the ubifs files (usually system, userdata, cache).. If someone made a backup recovery.img of UBIFS (Rio Fun) from MTKDroidTools, i think SPFlashTool would work with that.. DISCLAIMER: i don't own a rio fun and haven't tried this myself so do it at your own risk

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  8. works like a charm, thanks :) now just need to wait for custom roms :D

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  9. Bakit po pag pinindot ko na yung Download sa SP Flash tool, 0% padin tapos Searching pa din yung nasa ilalim, ang tagal nito wala pading progress PLEASE HELP!!!! Wala pa kong tulog :(

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    1. download the complete usb driver and install it on your computer. It doesn't download because your computer can't detect your device.

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  10. Thank you dear friend save my tablet!!!

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  11. thank you dear friend save my tablet!!!

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  12. I can get the TWRP to load via MobileUncle Tools, but the old Chinese version of the recovery is still in the phone. When I do 'Power + Volume Down' I have to exit from the reset button as I'm not bilingual in Chinese.. Is there a way to flash the TWRP over the old version in the phone?

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    1. are you sure you have flashed the right TWRP for your phone?

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  13. hello sir! please may you hell me, I have Myphone a919 duo, I got some problem with it. it was hanging on the myphone logo and no start so after searching in some forum I get one flashing tools and one firmware and trying to flash it and doesn't work so I click on the format of the flashing tools and now when I start it showing nothing not even the starting logo! What can I do?
    also if possible to sen me a limk for the firmware I will appreciate!
    thanks

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    1. The first problem you have was easy. You should have done a full wipe and it will work again. But since you have flashed a wrong firmware, that bricked your device. Now, you need to look for a rom dump (firmware) flashable thru sp flash tools for it to be revived.

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    2. Thanks for replying !
      So how can I get this rom dump flashable thru sp tools?

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    3. try this link http://d-h.st/u5Z
      download it and extract then flash it using the steps here.

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    4. thanks!
      But our server her block the link 'am offshore now! if possible u can drop it in dropbox and send me the link please! or by mail if it's not so heavy!
      my mail bbambag@gmail.com

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    5. great great! many thanks to u buddy! thie VPN and the proxy also was not able to bypass the server her but I give ur link to a friend and he download the ROM for me than send it to my dropbox! as u said I use the tuto and flash it its working now!
      Mannyyyyy manyy thanks!!!!

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    6. congrats, now your device is usable now :D

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  14. hi!
    i have a copy of Samsung gt i8552 mt 6572 quad core dual Sim. the phone has bricked and to starter he freeze in a logo "Samsung galaxy GT I8552 Win".

    when i use sp flash tool to flash that! anything are doing.
    maybe a stock Rom generated by me to sp flash tool are damaged?.

    you can provide me a link to get another Rom to flash with sp flash tool?

    GT-I8552
    Hardware: MT6572
    Build number: JZO54K.I8552XXAMDB
    Android ver: 4.1.2
    Baseband ver: I8552XXAMDB
    Kernel ver: 3.4.0-1163727 DPI@DELL132#1SMP PREEMPT Wed Apr24 17:05:42 KST 2013

    Please help me

    Sorry to approximate english

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    1. do you have a backup? I don't think I can link to you a ROM for your device, cons of a clone.

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    2. thank for you reply.
      I have do a backup of this device, but when i flash that, nothing happens. the device stay Bricked.
      i lost all hope on this phone.

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  16. download link provided refuses to actually download anything, starts and fails instantly in firefox. Chrome won't even load the dev host page at all. Do you have this installer on a more reputable host?

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    1. Try using a proxy or webproxy (zacebook.com)

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    1. your phone was not detected. make sure that the USB drivers are installed properly.

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  18. Hi i am using Starmobile Up HD. I flashed the stock rom using spflashtool. And now i am stuck on bootloop. I followed every instruction on the net to fix it. I wiped things and now my sd card files are gone.. I have no back up since the beggining. What should i do?

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    1. Since you followed every instructions in the net, are you sure it was the right stock ROM for your phone build? That's the major cause of your problem. Do you have custom recovery?

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  19. Hi, I was trying to flash a custom ROM on a Cherry Mobile Cosmos X2 and got stuck on a boot-loop. I can't seem to access recovery either. Is there anything I can do to save this phone?

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    1. was the ROM flashable thru SP Flash Tool? Cause normally, custom ROMs are flashed thru custom recovery..

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    2. It was thru custom recovery. It was giving me an installation error. I tried to install TWRM then it wouldn't access recovery anymore. So I tried to flash a custom recovery img. After that, It just went through a boot loop and I can't access recovery anymore. I'm trying to flash a ROM now using SP Flash Tool although I cant seem to find a ROM where there is a system.img file.

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    3. Sent a message on the link you've given.

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  20. Hello sir. Im using cherry mobile flare s3 octacore. Do i need to remove the battery before i connect to pc ? Pleaseee reply.

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    1. No sir, you don't have to. Just disconnect the USB cable from your phone, then reconnect it.

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  21. Hello. I have a Starmobile Diamond S2 and flashed stock ROM using SP flasher, everything went smoothly and I got the green circle but after that, the unit will no longer power up. What could be the issue?

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    1. Hi, are you sure the ROM was meant for your Diamond S2? Also, maybe you forgot to unplug your phone after the flashing cause it will never reboot. Once unplugged already, wait a while then try to turn on your phone.

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  22. Sir ginawa ko po yun instruction..ok namn kaya lang hindi ma detect yun sim card..paano kaya gagawin dun...TIA

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    1. sir bakit hindi ko mainstallan ng CWM ung saken? di ko tuloy mainstallan ng custom rom... i flash it using sp flash tool to make it back to its stock rom. and why its still rooted sir even i flash it?

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    2. do you have the custom recovery image?

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  23. sir pa help po.
    anu pa po na phone ang clone ng cherry mobile omega icon?
    yung same specs same lahat

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  24. Need Help po, meron po ba kaung Cherry Mobile Flare s3 Octa Stock ROM? with Scatter_file? wla po kac akong mahanap na stock rom for cm flare s3 octa na may scatter_file, ung mga naha2nap ko po kc d magDL sa SPFT thnx

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    1. I'll try to include that to this blog! Thanks for the suggestion

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  25. my phone is restarting before detect the phone

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  26. hello,
    first of all thank you for your guide and work.
    My question is: does this tutorial work for mtk6752 devices? I have a Mlais M7
    Thank you in advance

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  27. no window appeared when i clicked Recovery..help pls..i am using myphone agua ocean lite.

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  28. Will it work on MTK6572? I have Myphone agua ocean lite

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  29. Sir. myphone a919 duo phone ko. Dati okay pa naman yung isang sim slot. Hindi ko lang sya nalagyan ng sim ng matagal. Tapoa nung nilagyan ko na eh nakalagay " sim card not detected" okay naman po imei nya. What to do po?

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  30. Sir do you have a stock rom of Cloudfone Excite 501o? Need it badly. My phone got bricked when I installed chainfire3D on my phone. Help is greatly appreciated! TIA

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  31. anybody who has a custom recovery for starmobile octa please?

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  32. Sir Good day I cant Turn on my Agua rio fun after flashing. please help

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