Tuesday, 19 May 2015

How To Flash Lenovo a536 with Stock ROM using SP Flash Tool


Recently i got a notification on my Lenovo a536 saying system update(VIBE official update) is available. So as usual i kept for update, the update package was downloaded and phone booted into startup and started upgrading. Suddenly the upgrade got stuck and it was showing only one thing "No Command" on the screen with a Android Bot image. Without knowing what it was, i formatted the phone from startup menu. Later i came to know, my phone is dead. So i had to flash it with stock ROM again. I was not able to flash it with any ROM because my device was not rooted. So here is how i did it finally.

Requirements:

So once you've downloaded all the files, follow the below steps. Remember to charge your phone to 30-60 Mins before you start.

Step 1: Unzipping

Unzip all the downloaded files and keep it in different folders.

Step 2: Install the drivers

**This is a very important step. If the drivers are not up to date, nothing is gonna work**

Open the Device Manager in your PC.(Can be opened by typing Device Manager in start menu). Remove your phone battery, connect the phone to your PC/Laptop via USB cable. Make sure you use a good quality cable and the powerful port of your PC. Once you connect, your Device Manager will show up the connected device as Mediatek Preloader device.



 Right click on it and click update driver. Click Browse Computer and navigate to the USB VCOM unzipped folder.(The device may flash on the list for seconds and vanish and again appear. So right click on the device before it disappears.)

Step 2: Flash the ROM

Once you install the Driver, next you can Flash the device.

  • Remove the connection and put the battery back. Do not switch on the device
  • Open SP Flash Tool provided with the ROM package.(flash_tool.exe)

  • First Go to Options>>Options>>Download>>Check the box DA DL All with checksum.
  • Click on Scatter Loading and Choose the file MT6582_Android_scatter.txt in target_bin folder in the extracted file. I will add all the images to flash.

  • Change the Download only option to Firmware upgrade. and click on Download.

  • Now the Flash Tool will wait foe the device to connect. Now connect your device using USB cable with battery in but without switching on the phone. Download process will start.
  • Once it finishes you'll get a success screen as below.

  • That's it. You have successfully flashed your phone. Now you can Reboot your phone. It'll be same like before. You will be recieving the updates and once you update the system normally. Everything will be normal.


Possible Errors

Your Download process may get stopped due to many type of errors and many number of times. Still do not give up. If you're continuously getting error and the download process stops, try downloading without battery. (Remove the battery and connect the device with USB cable, during the above process.)

For any help, feel free to comment. :)


48 comments:

  1. Thank you very very much!!!!! Really usefull tutorial!!!!!

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  2. my lenovo a536 has break

    i update my phone and installing update
    they have message error when i restart my phone
    they cannot start up

    :( please help me

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    1. I m facing the same problem...I flash with sp tools ..n I cannot even on ma phone....

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  3. Sir/mam : Thank you so much now my phone is working :) <3

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  4. Hi my build is a536_s184_150612_row latest update. I want to install some custom ROM like cyanomod. I haven't root my android yet. How could I do it.

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    1. Use Kingroot and root the device. Or if the device is broken, the use Root tool from the PC and flash the device.

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  5. Thank you so much for helping. it work!

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  6. help!!! there is no mediatek preloader in my device manager..... plsss?

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    1. turn off your phone. remove batterry. insert usb. it will automatically install. worked for me.

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  9. the usb driver isn't updating .. it says the third party INf doesn't contain any digital signature certificate.. and again I cant find MT6582_Android_scatter.txt in target_bin folder .. there is no target bin folder ..help me to solve these .. I am using windiws 10 .. mail me the soluting in suserotgaire@gmail.com please

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  10. getting BROM Error 4001. Kindly help me. I have a rooted Lenovo A536

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  11. how long does it take when flashing? in final step?

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  12. I cant find MT6582_Android_scatter.txt in target_bin folder

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  13. hi i have some errors please help me., thanks.

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  14. thank you so much, it work, :)

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  15. thank you so much, it work, :)

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  17. The Flash Tool doesn't start the downlad.

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  18. http://laurentiumihet.ro/technology/windows-10-mtk-vcom-usb-drivers-for-32-64-bit-drivers-installation-tutorial/

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  19. Thank you very much
    Now my phone is working once again
    Like before

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  20. slight problem

    it doesnt read the simcard,

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  21. Work's perfect!!! Thank you.....

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  22. I wondered what it looked like while doing the process. The link @narg posted here was very helpful. You need to hit the download first then connect your phone with the battery onto your computer/laptop. Then the process will start. I was kinda confused with the steps here in this blog. Hehe!

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  23. Thanks for the support...very helpfull

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  24. hi...please help..my Lenovo a536 problem always says no command...what should I do?

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  25. thank you sir i have successfully!!! flash my lenovo a536 it is very usefull tutorial... you have safe many people instead taking them to service center... thanks alot,,,

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  26. Very nice, clear and working tutorial. I have successfully flash the rom.

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  27. where should i find target_bin folder

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  28. where should i find target_bin folder

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  29. I cant turn on my lenovo a536.. what can i do with this problem ? PC cant detective device..

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  31. I have done the same process u have mentioned in the above ...but after flashing I c'nt even on switch on ma phone... please help me out...I will b very helpful

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