These are the instructions on How to Use Spreadtrum Upgrade Tool to Install or Flash .pac Firmware (ROM) on devices running on Spreadtrum/Unisoc Chipset.
In this post, we have managed to share the latest Spreadtrum Upgrade Tool, and also a comprehensive step by step procedure on how to flash all spreadtrum device, using this tool (SPD).
Caution: Flashing or installing Stock Firmware using the SPD Upgrade Tool will wipe the personal data from the device. Therefore, we recommend you to take a backup of your data before using the tool.
There are many Spreadtrum smartphones in the Android market and your smartphone might be one of them, with these steps below you will learn how to flash your Spreadtrum smartphone using Spreadtrum Upgrade Tool (SPD).
Spreadtrum smartphones firmware comes in a .PAC format, for you to flash your smartphone with a spreadtrum chipset, you will need (SPD) Tool.
Below are some important need for flashing a stock firmware into your Spreadtrum smartphone.
The Use of Spreadtrum Upgrade Tool.
1. Downgrade or Upgrade your phone.
You can use Spreadtrum Upgrade Tool to flash Stock rom to downgrade your smartphone or upgrade your phone to Android KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow, Nougat, Oreo, or later. It depends on the release of the firmware or your choice if the option is available.
2. Unbrick any smartphone.
Like we said before, you can use the (SPD) Tool to completely unbrick any bricked smartphone. Smartphones can be bricked in the process of rooting or flashing a custom firmware or rom or recovery.
3. Unroot any phone.
You can also use your smartphone stock firmware to completely unroot any smartphone. You also can regain your warranty by properly flashing the official stock firmware. It can be done by reverting back to the official stock firmware of your phone if your smartphone has tampered with.
4. Fix Issues on your smartphone.
Your smartphone might develop an issue that might be unknown to you, if it a software related issue, you can restore and fix it by flashing the stock firmware for your smartphone. Today, we are presenting all the Official Firmware, both Official releases and updates following it. You can download all your smartphone Firmware here. If you experience any problem with any of the files, don’t hesitate to tell us.
Requirements to Flash Your Smartphone With (SPD) Tool
- A working detectable USB Cord.
- Your smartphone firmware file.
- A Windows PC.
- A good battery backup.
- Spreadtrum Device Driver.
- SpreadTrum Upgrade Tool.
Now you’ve gotten every requirement, Follow the Steps below to flash your phone stock rom with (SPD) Tool
Flash Firmware Using Spreadtrum Upgrade Tool.
Step 1: Download (SPD) Tool to your PC.
Step 2: Download your smartphone Firmware.
Step 3: Extract the Flash tool to your desired folder.
Step 4: Look for ResearchDownload.exe and launch it.
Step 5: Minimize (SPD) Tool window.
Step 6: Locate the downloaded firmware rom.
Step 7: Extract the file from ZIP or Rar format.
Step 8: Open Spreadtrum Upgrade Tool.
Step 9: Click on Load Packet.
Step 10: Locate the PAC file on the extracted in your stock rom folder.
Step 11: Select the file in the directory.
Step 12: Wait for it to load the files.
Step 13: Power OFF your smartphone.
Step 14: Connect your smartphone while OFF.
Step 15: Click on Start Downloading.
Step 16: You will see a green bar when it finishes flashing
Final step: Done, Now your phone might reboot in the process.
[*] Caution: flashing firmware to your phone erases everything in your phone including contents in internal storage. It’s always very advisable to backup your contents to an external storage or a PC.
[*] Original firmware: you face any difficulty flashing firmware to your smartphone, Make sure you are flashing the right Spreadtrum firmware, and please check if you have followed all the instructions properly.
[*] Driver Signature Error: If you face the Driver Signature Error during the driver installation, then head over to our tutorial on How to Fix Driver Signature Error page to fix the issue.
[* ] Connectivity Issue?: Failure to install all the necessary drivers, you may experience issues detecting your smartphone with the PC.
If you are trying to Flash an MTK smartphone that uses scatter file, this format is not for you, you can use the method below