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[Tutorial] How to fix an MTK Android phone bricked after an OTA update

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(This post was last modified: 08-15-2017, 11:13 AM by hovatek. )

[Image: Tecno-Infinix-boot-to-recovery-mode-afte...update.jpg]

This guide is for MTK (e.g Tecno, Gionee, Infinix, Opsson, Micromax etc) Android phones

We've seen OTA bricks involving both rooted and non-rooted devices so rooting can't be said to be the ultimate cause, only a possible contributing factor.

It often starts with you getting a prompt saying "an update is available" or you going to Settings > About > System update . 

If after the update, your phone only boots straight to recovery mode as in the picture above then fixing it is very easy.

All you need to do is download the firmware / stock ROM for your exact phone model @ https://forum.hovatek.com/forum-89.html then flash boot.img and system.img (Android) using SP flash tool @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-159.html .


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(07-14-2015, 09:36 AM)hovatek Wrote: [Image: mtk-phone-bricked-after-OTA-update1.jpg]

This guide is for MTK (e.g Tecno, Gionee, Infinix, Opsson, Micromax etc) Android phones

We've seen OTA bricks involving both rooted and non-rooted devices so rooting can't be said to be the ultimate cause, only a possible contributing factor.

It often starts with you getting a prompt saying "an update is available" or you going to Settings > About > System update . 

If after the update, your phone only boots straight to recovery mode as in the picture above then fixing it is very easy.
All you need to do is get the firmware / stock ROM for your exact phone model then flash only system.img (Android) using SP flash tool @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-159.html .

how do i get the firmware/stock Rom for an infinixhot 507.
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#3
(08-20-2015, 03:11 PM)nimiere oliseh Wrote: how do i get the firmware/stock Rom for an infinixhot 507.

To get permission to download stock ROMs, please read https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-1326.html
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(08-20-2015, 05:11 PM)hovatek Wrote:
(08-20-2015, 03:11 PM)nimiere oliseh Wrote: how do i get the firmware/stock Rom for an infinixhot 507.

To get permission to download stock ROMs, please read https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-1326.html
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#5
What of someone like me who flashed all the firmware to uproot and couldn't receive updates again
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#6
(01-26-2016, 08:00 PM)s.m Wrote: What of someone like me who flashed all the firmware to uproot and couldn't receive updates again

create a new thread so we focus on this

see https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-514.html for how to create a thread
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(This post was last modified: 10-13-2016, 10:17 AM by hovatek. )
(08-20-2015, 03:11 PM)procedures Wrote:
(07-14-2015, 09:36 AM)What are the procedures on this after downloading all you mentioned? Wrote: [Image: mtk-phone-bricked-after-OTA-update1.jpg]

This guide is for MTK (e.g Tecno, Gionee, Infinix, Opsson, Micromax etc) Android phones

We've seen OTA bricks involving both rooted and non-rooted devices so rooting can't be said to be the ultimate cause, only a possible contributing factor.

It often starts with you getting a prompt saying "an update is available" or you going to Settings > About > System update . 

If after the update, your phone only boots straight to recovery mode as in the picture above then fixing it is very easy.
All you need to do is get the firmware / stock ROM for your exact phone model then flash only system.img (Android) using SP flash tool @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-159.html .
how do i get the firmware/stock Rom for an infinixhot 507.
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#8
(10-12-2016, 05:32 PM)REHEMA MAHENGE Wrote: how do i get the firmware/stock Rom for an infinixhot 507.

Check https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-533.html
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