How to use SPD Research Tool

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These are instructions on how to use SPD Research Tool to Flash or install .pac Firmware (ROM) on devices running on Spreadtrum/Unisoc Chipset.

Caution: Flashing or installing Stock Firmware using the SPD Research Tool will wipe the personal data from the device. Therefore, we recommend you take a backup of your data before using the tool.

Install .pac Firmware using SPD Research Tool

  1. Download and Install Spreadtrum USB Driver on your Computer (if in case Spreadtrum Driver is already installed, then SKIP this Step).
  2. USB Logo

  3. Download Stock Firmware (.pac based) of your Spreadtrum Device (if in case you have already downloaded the Stock Firmware, then SKIP this Step or else you can find the .pac based Stock Firmware on FirmwareFile or through Google).
  4. download

  5. Now, Extract SPD Research Tool on your computer (assuming you have already downloaded it; if not then Download SPD Research Tool). Once you have extracted the tool, you will be able to see the following files:
  6. SPD Research Tool Files

  7. Now, Open ResearchDownload.exe.
  8. SPD Research Tool Start

  9. Once Research Tool is launched, you will be able to see the following screen:
  10. SPD Research Tool

  11. Now, Click on the Load Packet Button:
  12. SPD Research Tool Load Pack

  13. Locate the .pac firmware on your computer (assuming you have already downloaded the firmware of your device on the computer) and Click on Open Button:
  14. SPD Research Tool Select Packet

  15. Now, Connect your Spreadtrum Mobile device to the computer (make sure the device is Power Off):
  16. Mobile Connected Computer

  17. Now, Click on the Start Downloading Button to begin the installation or flashing process.
  18. SPD Research Tool Start Flash

  19. Now, the installation process will begin and may take a couple of minutes to complete.
  20. SPD Research Tool Flashing

  21. During the flashing process, your device will restart automatically. Once the installation process is completed, you will be able to see the Green Passed Message:
  22. SPD Research Tool Success

  23. Now, Close SPD Research Tool and Disconnect your Spreadtrum Device from the Computer.
  24. Disconnect Mobile Computer

    Congratulations! Now, Restart your Mobile Device and you are ready to use it.


[*] Bin Packet load Error: If you are facing Bin Packet Error while loading the .pac Firmware, then we recommend you to try with this version of SPD Upgrade Tool.

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

[*] How to Write or Fix IMEI: After flashing (installing) the stock firmware on Spreadtrum/Unisoc Device, you may need to Write or Fix the IMEI aswell. To fix the IMEI issue, use WriteIMEI or Read&Write Tool.

[*] Credits: SPD Research Tool is created and distributed by Unisoc Communications Inc. So, full credit goes to them for sharing the Application for free.