Tutorial MT657x flashing

| Tutorials | 01/12/2013



Make sure that you read everything carefully and know what you are doing. Don't blame me for any damage that may occur on your phone.

SP Flash Tool is backward compatible, which means you can (and should) use the most up to date version.


What's needed:

- USB data cable

- MediaTek USB VCOM drivers

- SP Flash Tool (v3.1206.01 or higher for MT6575 / v3.1222.00 or higher for MT6577)

- The Right ROM File from your phone vendor

The tutorial:

- First install SP_Drivers_vx.xxxx.rar for Android

- After, make sure that you have MediaTek DA USB VCOM drivers installed.

- Then in order to flash when you plug in your phone to PC in power off state….you

see a message on your PC, Looking for Drivers “MediaTek MT65xx Preloader”

- Just go to device manager when you see that message….say install drivers manually

and give path to usb2ser_Win7.inf (or other OS)  to install the driver.

Flashing the whole ROM

First of all open

SP Flash Tool, then click Scatter-loading button to load the correct scatter

file (MT6575_Android_scatter_emmc.txt or MT6577_Android_scatter_emmc.txt, depending on

which phone you have) for your device and ignore any message that may appear.

Turn off your phone, remove the battery and replace it after some seconds (and don't turn on the phone).

No need for any Fastboot mode, just plug in your phone to PC with USB cable in powered off state for next step

Press F9 (or hit Download button) and connect your phone into the computer via USB data cable. The process will start and a red progress bar will appear.

(You might actually see “Looking for MediaTek MT65xx Preloader” drivers at this step as well…just follow the same step as before to install the VCOM drivers and the flashing process will start)

After the red progress bar is complete, there will appear a purple progress bar.

Right after the purple progress bar is complete, a message will appear underneath it: “

Please insert USB cable in x seconds” and then the download will start right away (you will see the yellow progress bar filling up).

When the yellow bar is complete, you'll get a popup with a green circle and

Download OK message, which means that the process has been successfully terminated.

You can now safely disconnect your phone and turn it on. The process ends here.


Flashing only part with Recovery.img

  • In case you want to flash just one part of the ROM, that is also possible. In the shown example, only recovery image will be flashed. Deselect all parts except the one(s) you want to flash and then press F9 (or hit Download button


  • The tool will immediately show a warning because not all parts are selected, but you should continue anyway. Safely press Yes to continue.


The download of the chosen partition image will start and after the yellow bar is complete, the popup with the green circle should appear.





Note that, even though it isn't mandatory to select it on the list of images to flash, preloader file must be present in the same folder as the other partition(s) that you want to flash, or else phone will not be able to enter into download mode.


Attention: Please follow the instructions carefully. I

will not take any responsibility on whatever may

happen with your phone.


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101 Responses to “Tutorial MT657x flashing”

  1. 01/19/2013
    Posts: 23

    Thank you very nice guide, but if you are on windows 8 like me you cannot install MediaTek DA USB VCOM driver because does not contain digital signature information and you should do this

    How to install a driver that does not contain digital signature information in Windows 8?

    Turn off the check

    Hold the shift key while clicking on Restart

    Select Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Startup Settings > Restart


    After Restart select option 7.

  2. 01/05/2013
    Posts: 4

    I get this error : S_DL_GET_DRAM_SETTING_FAIL (5054) after the red bar turns 100% ?

    What should i do

  3. 01/24/2013
    Posts: 2

    No need to press Firmware > Upgrade button ???

  4. 02/04/2013
    Posts: 4


    I've got an android N9588 MT6577 1Gb phone.

    Is this procedure the same to flash my phone? and what about ROMs, where are they available to download?


  5. 02/04/2013
    Posts: 4

    Thanks a Lot!!

    let me confess, i'm a noobie on these phones… i've flashed dozens of times myt hd2 but this one only has 2 weeks lolol and I'm not familiar with the process.

    My main interest on flashing the rom is to resolve some issues i'm having with the gps (doesn't lock the satelites) and wifi connections (when it loses a connection the wifi settings pane hangs and I have to reboot the phone for the wifi to work properly). So I'm looking for a rom that can resolve these issues and also understand the flashing process. on the link you posted I see download links for: Recovery, Root and Flash tool. however the instructions are not very clear on the use of the 3.

    Could you please help me?…

  6. 02/04/2013
    Posts: 4

    ok! will do!


  7. 02/20/2013
    Posts: 1

    Great, now my N7100+ is alive again after accidentally softbricked it earlier. Thanks a lot !! 

  8. 02/23/2013
    Posts: 7

    Hi I've done all of this and the green circle came up for complete, used the files from THL website and eveything. When I reboot the phone it still hangs at the splash screen. Any suggestions please??

  9. 02/23/2013
    Posts: 7

    I have a Thl v11

  10. 05/15/0470
    Posts: 706

    Can you tell me the version of your thl v11
    looks about phone

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