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How To Upgrade Or Downgrade Your Infinix Phone With SP Flash Tool

SP Flash Tool is a useful tool that you can use to flash your MediaTek smartphone with stock or custom ROM.

For clarity sake, stock ROM is the initial ROM that the device was released with. Anything other than that is a custom ROM.

The SP Flash Tool can be used to unbrick any bricked MediaTek smartphone and it is also a useful tool for firmware update.

In this guide, you will learn how you can use it to flash your Infinix smartphone.

Requirements:

1. SP Flash tool – Download it here.
2. Android ADB drivers – Download it here.
3. Stock or Custom Rom you want to flash on your Infinix smartphone. Make sure you download the exact Rom of your phone.
4. Laptop or Desktop Computer.
5. USB Cable for communicating between PC and Smartphones.

Step-by-Step Guide for SP Flash Tool

Step 1. Disconnect your phone if connected with USB to the PC, and turn OFF the phone completely, also take out the battery if possible (ignore this step 1, for phones with non removable battery).

Step 2. Now connect or reconnect the USB cable to the phone with the PC while the phone is still off, Windows should pop up and begin to install the MTK65XX Preloader Drivers, this only happens if you installed the Mediatek Preloader USB Drivers correctly in Windows. After they successfully installed, disconnect the USB cable again.

Step 3. Extract SP Flash tool on your computer and launch it.

Step 4. Open the folder you extract it to and locate flash_tool, double click on it to open.

SP Flash Tool

Step 5. Once it is launched, hit the Scatter-loading button.

SP Flash Tool

Step 6. Locate the scatter file in the backup or Rom of the phone that you downloaded. It’s usually a text file. (ALWAYS only load a ROM that is 100% made for your phone, flashing a wrong ROM may make your phone non-bootable).SP Flash Tool

 

Step 7. Hit the “Download” button in SP Flash Tool to begin the flashing process.

SP Flash Tool

Step 8. Connect your Smartphone to the computer with a USB without battery, if possible to remove. Press, Vol Down or Up so that the computer can easily detect the phone.

Step 9. Once the Flashing is complete you will see a green circle confirmation with ‘Download OK’.

SP Flash Tool

Step 10. Close the SP Flash Tool and disconnect your phone from the computer. Congratulation, your Smartphone is now flashed with the new Stock Rom you downloaded.

If your phone bootloops, remove battery and boot into recovery mode. Factory reset the phone.

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