SmartPhone Flash Tool (SP Flash Tool) is free application developed by MediaTek Inc. which allows flashing Stock and Custom ROMs, updating firmware, formatting, read back, memory testing among many others on MediaTek-based Android devices.
SP Flash Tool features include:
- Flash Stock and Custom ROMs/Firmwares
SP Flash Tool is one the best android flashing tool for MediaTek-based devices. If want to change the official ROM to a custom ROM or vice versa then SP Flash Tool can help you do that.
- Upgrade/Downgrade Firmware
If there is an update of your device’s firmware and you can’t update it through Settings>System Update then SP Flash Tool is at your rescue. Download a scatter based copy of the firmware update and flash it with SPFT. In case your current firmware is buggy or you don’t like the update, you can downgrade the firmware too using this tool.
- Unbrick Mediatek based device
If you mistakenly flashed the wrong firmware or messed up your system files you might soft brick your device making it not working. Some signs of bricked device includes: not powering on, stuck on boot, etc. You can unbrick it by flashing the official firmware or backup firmware (if you have made one).
- Format/Hard Reset/Wipe Data
With SP Flash Tool you can hard reset or format your device. This can be accomplished by loading scatter file, connecting your device to a computer and clicking on the format button
- Memory Test
SP Flashtool allows on to verify RAM and NAND Flash.
- Read/Write Parameters
This involves reading and writing parameter functions for OTP area. SP Flashtool allows for reading and writing parameter on Android devices.
- Flash Recovery
You can easily flash to custom recovery such as CWM (ClockworkMod) to your MTK based device to perform many other tasks.
To be able to use SP Flash Tool you’ll need:
- Computer running on Windows or Linux OS
- A USB cable to connect your smartphone to your computer
- Scatter file and files associated to it
- MediaTek USB VCOM drivers for SP Flash Tool to detect your device. Download it here.
Read our detailed tutorial on How to flash stock or custom ROM/Firmware using SP Flash Tool.
Download SP Flash Tool for Windows OS (Oldest to Latest Version)
Here you can download Smart Phone Flash Tool free for Windows Operating System.
Download SP Flash Tool for Linux OS (Oldest to Latest Version)
In this section you can download Smart Phone Flash Tool for Linux Operating System.
What to keep in mind before using Smart Phone Flash Tool
- Backup Your Data
Make sure you backup your files before using Smart Phone Flash Tool. Flashing your phone will delete all files your phone contains such as pictures, videos, audios, documents, etc.
- Backup Your Stock ROM/Firmware
When flashing a new firmware to your device, you’ll lost your original firmware. It is recommended to make a backup of your stock ROM before flashing a new one. Keeping a backup is important because you can easily revert back just in case flashing don’t go well. You can do this by using a tool that can do the job such as MTK Droid Tool. You can download MTK Droid Tool here. You can also read our article on how to backup Stock ROM using MTK Droid Tool.
- Warranty Void
Flashing a custom ROM may void the warranty of your device. Make the best decision before proceeding. If you does go ahead and download SP Flash Tool on the links above.