If you own a Spreadtrum phone and it’s not working properly, you may need to flash it. Flashing is the process of installing a new firmware on your phone. This can solve a variety of issues, including software bugs, crashes, and slow performance. In this article, we’ll show you how to flash your Spreadtrum phone step by step.
Before You Begin
Before you start flashing your Spreadtrum phone, there are a few things you need to do. First, make sure your phone is fully charged. Flashing can take some time, and you don’t want your phone to die in the middle of the process. Second, backup all your important data, including contacts, photos, and documents. Flashing will erase all data on your phone, so it’s important to have a backup.
Step 1: Download the Firmware
The first step in flashing your Spreadtrum phone is to download the firmware. You can find the firmware on the internet by searching for your phone model and the keyword “firmware”. Make sure you download the correct firmware for your phone model and region.
Step 2: Extract the Firmware
Once you’ve downloaded the firmware, extract it to a folder on your computer. You’ll need to use a program like WinRAR or 7-Zip to extract the firmware. Make sure you remember where you extracted the firmware, as you’ll need it later.
Step 3: Download and Install Spreadtrum USB Drivers
Next, you’ll need to download and install the Spreadtrum USB drivers on your computer. These drivers allow your computer to communicate with your phone during the flashing process. You can download the drivers from the internet by searching for “Spreadtrum USB drivers”.
Step 4: Install SPD Upgrade Tool
Once you’ve installed the USB drivers, you’ll need to install the SPD Upgrade Tool on your computer. This is the program you’ll use to flash your phone. You can download the SPD Upgrade Tool from the internet by searching for “SPD Upgrade Tool”.
Step 5: Put Your Phone in Download Mode
Before you can flash your phone, you need to put it in download mode. To do this, turn off your phone, then press and hold the Volume Down button and the Power button at the same time. Your phone should now be in download mode.
Step 6: Connect Your Phone to Your Computer
Next, connect your phone to your computer using a USB cable. Your computer should recognize your phone and install any necessary drivers.
Step 7: Open SPD Upgrade Tool
Once your phone is connected to your computer, open the SPD Upgrade Tool. Click on the “Load Packet” button and select the firmware file you extracted earlier.
Step 8: Begin Flashing Your Phone
Now it’s time to start flashing your phone. Click on the “Start Downloading” button in the SPD Upgrade Tool. The flashing process may take some time, so be patient and don’t disconnect your phone from your computer.
Step 9: Wait for the Flashing Process to Finish
Once the flashing process is complete, the SPD Upgrade Tool will display a “Download OK” message. You can now disconnect your phone from your computer and turn it on.
Step 10: Set Up Your Phone
When you turn on your phone, you’ll need to set it up as if it were a new phone. This means you’ll need to enter your Google account information, set up your Wi-Fi, and customize your settings.
Flashing your Spreadtrum phone can be a bit intimidating, but it’s not as difficult as it seems. By following the steps in this article, you should be able to flash your phone successfully. Remember to backup your data before you start, and be patient during the flashing process. Good luck!