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Smartphone Firmware Upgrade Guidance

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Release Date: 2014-08-29


Smartphone Firmware Upgrade Guidance

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1.0 08/29/2014 Chris Liu M4 Version (Tools Version: SP Flash Tool V5.1348)

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Smartphone Firmware Upgrade Guidance

CONTENTS
1 Preparations before Upgrade .................................................................................................................. 3
2 USB Cable Driver Install .......................................................................................................................... 4
3 Software Upgrade Procedure .................................................................................................................. 7

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1 PREPARATIONS BEFORE UPGRADE


In order to upgrade the smart phone, the following tools are needed:

1) Software
MTK-USB-ALL-setup.exe: This application installs a universal USB driver for MTK smart phones.
SP_Flash_Tool: This is the tool used to download software to smart phone, the tool version must be
V5.1348.00 or above.
2) Hardware
PC: The PC must be installed with Microsoft Windows 2000 or above system.
Smart Phone: The cellphone must be plugged in with battery.
USB Cable: This is used to connect the smart phone with the PC, you should use the original cable comes with
the smart phone to avoid incompatibilities.

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2 USB CABLE DRIVER INSTALL
Before upgrading your smart phone, the MTK-USB-DRIVER-ALL for the MTK platform based smart phone should be
installed so that the computer could recognized your smart phone. You can follow the following steps to install MTK-
USB-DRIVER-ALL on your computer:

1. Locate the installation file. It has a filename like this: MTK-USB-ALL-setup.exe


2. Run the file as administrator. The installation will now start.

Figure 1-1: InstallShield Wizard Window

3. The welcome page warms you that you are installing MTK-USB-DRIVER-ALL on your computer. Click Next >, this will
start the installation process.

Figure 1-2: InstallShield Wizard Welcome Page

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4. Wait until the installation completes, it should be completed shortly.

Figure 1-3: MTK-USB-DRIVER-ALL Installation in Process

5. If MTK-USB-DRIVER-ALL is installed successfully, you should see an installation completed window. Click Finish.

Figure 1-4: MTK-USB-DRIVER-ALL Installation Finish

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6. Now you can connect your smart phone with the PC using the USB cable. Make sure that the cellphone is powered
off, you will then see a pop-up message as shown below indicating that the PC is installing the device driver software,
this may take a few minutes, wait until the installation is finished.

Figure 1-5: Installing Device Driver Software

7. Disconnect the smart phone with your PC when the driver software is successfully installed.

Figure 1-6: Driver Software Installed

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3 SOFTWARE UPGRADE PROCEDURE
Attention: For using the Flash tool to download software for handset, you must keep the battery have enough power to
support the download process. Otherwise, the handsets memory maybe broken by the sudden interruption. Or the RF
parameter will be losing because of the unfinished upgrade process.

1. Extract the compressed (zipped) files on your computer.


2. Locate the application file, it has a filename flash_tool.exe, double-click this file to launch the application.

Figure 3-1: SP Flash Tool Loading Window

3. After the software is launched, it should be on the Download window as shown below, the Download Agent file
named MTK_ALLInOne_DA.bin should be loaded already. If this is the case, skip step 4 and jump to step 5 directly.
Otherwise, go to the next step.

Figure 3-2: Tool Flash Download Window

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4. Load the download agent file. Click Download Agent, a window should be popped out, choose
MTK_ALLInOne_DA.bin and click Open.

Figure 3-3: Load Download Agent File

5. Load the scatter file. Click Scatter-loading, a window should be popped-out, locate the scatter file from the
following path: ( you need extract the software package on your computer first)
..\XX_XXXX_XX_XXXXX\ XX_XXXX_XX_XXXXX.bin\MTXXXX_Android_scatter.txtchoose MTXXXX_Android_scatter.txt
and click Open, a list of files should start to load as shown in Figure 3-5.

Figure 3-4: Load the MTK Scatter File

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Figure 3-5: Scatter Filed Loaded

6. Choose Firmware Upgrade as shown below, and then click Download.

Figure 3-6: Begin to Download

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7. Connect the cellphone with the PC using the USB cable, the program will start upgrade the smart phone as soon as it
detects the cellphone.

Figure 3-7: Connect Smart Phone with PC

8. Wait until the flash downloading process is completed.

Figure 3-8: Flash Downloading In Process Window

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9. A Download Ok window as shown below will pop out when the downloading processing is successfully completed.

Figure 3-9: Download Ok Window

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