It’s a special unbrick guide for hard bricked android phones which has MediaTek/MTK chipset.
MediaTek or MTK Android devices can be easily unbrick using SP Flash Tool. But many of times specially in case of hard bricked conditions computer system refused to recognize your phone or SP Flash tool get stuck while flashing stock ROM. And when we go service centers they simply says “we need to change your motherboard”. Which cause lots of bucks to us.
Fortunately in case of MediaTek or MTK Android phones we still has a chance to get back our phone from hard bricked condition if your phone has no hardware damage and your USB port working correctly.
Before going for unbricking process. We should have to analyse the problem and why our phone got bricked ? It will help us to take needful actions and also it will help us in future to save our phone from this critical situation.
Why phone get Hard Bricked ?
It’s very simple to answer. generally phone get bricked when we trying to install custom ROMs or tweaking with system files. however by doing these things like installing custom ROMs through recovery or modifying system files don’t cause you hard bricked phone. It’s simply soft brick your device. If you still have access to recovery mode then it’s soft bricked not hard bricked. just install any custom ROM using your recovery or flash stock ROM using flash tool.
Unfortunately unbrick process for hard bricked phone not so easy as soft bricked phones. Android phones generally get hard bricked when you flash wrong ROM to your phone. after this phone behaving like brick, not able to boot it to recovery mode, no reaction on pressing the facility button, computer not recognizing your phone. Just get stuck on black screen.
So next time when you are flashing any ROM to your android phone always check it thoroughly that particular ROM is designed for you or not. Also remember that companies generally launching same phone with little different specification for example 16GB, 32GB model. so also check that particular ROM is matching with your model or not. I hope it will help you to save your phone from facing this situation again.
Now MediaTek or MTK device users follow my instructions step by step to get back your lovely phone from the dead.
How to unbrick hard briked MediaTek/MTK device ?
In case of MediaTek/MTK devices fortunately there is way to unbrick hard bricked phone using SP Flash tool. But Before flashing any ROM to your phone we need some tools, Stock ROM and most importantly we need to make our phone detectable by PC in order to flash stock ROM.
Now follow my steps …….
Step 1 : Download correct Stock ROM for your android phone.
It’s most basic and most important step before going to start any unbricking process. there are many sources on internet to download stock ROM just google it and you get what you want. But remember as I previously mentioned you should have to flash correct stock ROM to your phone which is designed for phone specifically so before downloading anything or flashing anything to your phone please check ROM for model number and it’s version ( 8GB,16GB etc).
Step 2 : Setup environment for unbricking process.
Before going to unbrick your hard bricked MediaTek or MTK device. We first need to install some tools and drivers into our PC in order to connect our phone to PC. Many people don’t focuses on this step and says that phone is not connecting to PC. so understand it’s very important to have correct drivers installed to connect any device to computer.
How to Install MediaTek USB VCOM Drivers ?
After installing drivers correctly to your PC, you are ready for next step.
Step 3 : Make your phone detectable to computer by using META mode
Now It’s a time to attach your hard bricked phone to PC for unbricking process.But the problem is that phone is not detecting by PC. It’s most general and frustrating problem occurs when we try to flash stock ROM to our bricked android phone. Before solving this issue first understand what the problem is.
Why computer is not recognizing or detecting your phone ?
Reason 1 : You have not installed correct drivers.
Reason 2 : You have flashed wrong preloader in your phone.
In case of hard bricked phone the main cause of this problem is Reason 2. Stock ROM for MediaTek devices generally comes as a complete bundle in which preloader also included. Preloader is a thing which is used to flash ROMs to your phone using USB. But when you flashed wrong ROM to your phone preloader also get flashed and make it impossible to flash any ROM again to your phone. And phone becomes a dead device neither it will going to boot or even give any single LED blink nor it will going to detect by your PC anymore.
It’s reason why most of the people including some low grade technicians thinks that phone is no more and told us to purchase new motherboard.
Fortunately in case of MediaTek or MTK device there still a way to solve out this problem using a mode called META Mode. Now follow my instructions to get in META Mode and get back our phone.
How to enter in META Mode ?
- Open device manager from computer properties.
- Remove your battery and connect your phone to PC through USB while pressing volume down button and wait for 5 seconds to get in META Mode. you should detect change in device manager and when you click on ports you will find new device added at port as MediaTek USB Port.
Note : In most cases volume down works because companies which is using MediaTek devices follow this convention to get in META Mode however If you are not entering in META Mode by pressing volume down button also try power button and volume down + power button.
If you still getting no sign of detection then I am really sorry but there is no way to get into META mode using functional keys. Only one method left which is to use multi-meter and press some sensor on motherboard manually but since every motherboard has it’s own design and I am not an electrical engineer I can’t help you in this matter please contact to some good technician.
- Disconnect your phone. we will connect it next time during flashing.
Step 4 : Fix Preloader to flash correct stock ROM.
Now It’s a time to fix preloader of our hard bricked phone in order to flash stock ROM using SP flash tool. It also solve out the problem of SP flash to get stuck while flashing ROM at DRAM flash.
- Open SP flash tool and load scatter file from stock ROM folder.
- Uncheck all files except Preloader
- Hit download button on SP flash tool and connect USB to your phone without battery while holding volume down button.
After connecting phone flashing process start automatically and after Red progress bar wait for Purple progress bar. when flashing process completes you see Download Ok popup as image.
- After successfully flashing preloader to your phone. you will see the phone is now detecting as a MediaTek DA USB VCOM Port in device manager.
- Disconnect your phone from PC.
Step 5 : Flash stock ROM to your MediaTek Android phone using SP Flash tool
After fixing preloader now we are able to flash our stock ROM in phone easily using SP flash tool. It’s very easy step and take only few minutes to revive your phone.
- Open SP flash tool and load scatter file from Stock ROM.
- This time select all files and hit download button and connect your phone through USB to PC without battery while holding volume down button.
You will see that ROM is now flashing in phone without any problem. After Yellow progress bar Download Ok popup. Disconnect your phone and put battery in it and just boot up as usual by holding power button. If you have enough charge in battery your phone will started as usual.
Thank you so much I hope after following all steps correctly you got your MediaTek Android phone back. If you having any problem in steps please comment below.