How to flash or install XML Scatter firmware on Mediatek Devices

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In this article, we are going to teach you how to flash or install XML Scatter firmware on Mediatek Devices. We will also be guiding you through the process of installing a scatter file on your Mediatek device.

What is XML Scatter Firmware?

XML Scatter firmware is a type of firmware used for Mediatek devices. It is the latest firmware format for Mediatek devices that stores information about the layout of files on a Mediatek device.

The XML Scatter firmware can be installed using the SP Flash Tool V6. Since the XML Scatter Firmware format is new for Mediatek devices, it can’t be flashed or installed with the previous version of SP Flash Tool.

How to install XML Scatter Firmware

In order to install the XML Firmware, please ensure that you have installed the drivers and tools beforehand.

Prerequisites

  • Charge your phone to at least 40-50%.
  • A working Windows PC/Laptop and a USB Cable.
  • Take a complete Backup of your Mediatek Device.
  • Download and install Mediatek Driver.
  • Download and extract SP Flash Tool V6.
  • Download and extract XML Scatter Firmware of your device.

Disclaimer: androidmtk.com will not be held responsible for any device damage resulting while/after following this guide. Proceed with caution!

Steps to install XML Scatter Firmware

  1. Open SP Flash Tool V6 on the computer. Once the SP Flash Tool V6 is launched, you can see the following window.
  2. SP Flash Tool V6

  3. Under Download-XML, Click on the Choose button.
  4. SP Flash Tool v6 Choose

  5. Locate the XML File on your computer. You can find the XML file inside the Stock Firmware of your Mediatek Device.
  6. Sp Flash Tool V6 Locate XML

  7. Once the XML File is loaded, You need to Load the Authentication File by clicking on the Choose button under the Authentication File option.
  8. SP Flash Tool V6 Auth Choose

  9. Locate the Authentication File. You can find the Authentication File inside the SP Flash Tool V6 Folder.
  10. SP Flash Tool V6 Locate Auth

  11. Click on the Download button.
  12. SP Flash Tool V6 Start Download

  13. Connect your Mediatek Device to the computer using the USB Cable (make sure it is power off). After connecting the device to the computer Press Volume Down or Volume Up key, so that SP Flash Tool V6 can detect the device.
  14. Mobile Connected Computer

  15. Once the computer detects the device, the flashing or installation process will begin automatically.
  16. Once the installation process is completed, a Green Ring will appear at the end.
  17. Close the SP Flash Tool V6 and disconnect your Mediatek device from the computer.
  18. Congratulations! You just learned to flash or install XML Scatter Firmware on Mediatek Devices.

Notes

[*] Caution: We do not recommend you to flash the preloader.bin file using the Flash Tool V6 as it may brick the device. Therefore, always untick the preloader.bin option before starting the flashing process.

[*] Mediatek USB Driver: If you are looking for the original Mediatek USB Driver, then head over to the MTK Driver page.

[*] How to Flash IMEI: If you want to Write or Change IMEI of any Mediatek Devices, then head over to How to use SN Write Tool page.

[*] Credits: SP Flash Tool is created and distributed by Mediatek, Inc. So full credit goes to them for sharing the tool for free.

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