How to flash the MTK6589 firmware.

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How to flash the MTK6589 firmware.

Postby deadhp1 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:10 am

I used several references in writing this, but none of them worked completely for me. ... wgcZKegUdw

There are several sections involved in making sure that your computer can actually flash your MTK6589 phablet.

Section 1 ADB Drivers:
(I use moborobo, but pdanet may also suffice)

1)Install MoboRobo.(MoboroboSetup_V2.0.2.290.exe)

2)Turn on your phablet and go into Settings---> Development.
3)Turn on USB Debugging.
4)Connect your phablet to your PC using the micro-usb cable.
5)MoboRobo will detect and install the ADB drivers for you.

Section 2 The MTK65xx Preloader Drivers:
(When the driver is installed properly you can hear your PC connect and disconnect the phablet pretty quickly. This is the normal behavior.)
(I had some issues doing the driver install. Most likely relating to Windows 7 x64. Your process may differ a bit.)

1)Download the Preloader Drivers from here and extract them.
drivers preloader MT65xx.rar

2)Install the driver by double clicking on the "InstallDriver.exe"
(Please note that this driver is not signed. You may have to disable signed checking in Windows 8)
3)Open up the Device Manager on your PC(Control Panel ---> Device Manager)
4)Turn off your phablet and remove the battery.
5)Connect your turned off phablet to your PC with the micro-usb cable.
6A)If the driver is install properly you will see the "preloader mt65xx" show up very quickly in the Device Manager. If it does not then go onto 6B.
6B)Quickly Switch to Device Manager and Right click on "preloader mt65xx" Choose Update Driver. Navigate to where you extracted the Preloader drivers and choose the one that best fits your operating system version.

Section 3 Flashing your phablet using SP Flash Tool v3.1304.0.119:


When starting this process your phablet should be turned off, the battery removed, and the micro-usb unplugged from your PC.

1)Make sure you have downloaded and extracted the correct rom for your phablet.

2)Download and extract

3)Navigate to where you have extract SP Flash Tool. Right click the file "Flash_tool.exe" Choose Properties, then select the Compatibility tab.
Under Privilege Level make sure the box next to "Run this program as an Administrator" is checked. Then Click OK.

4)Double click "Flash_tool.exe". When asked to run as administrator choose yes.

5)Select File---->Open Scatter-loading File...

6)Choose the "MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc.txt" inside the extracted rom directory.(Again make sure this is the correct rom!)

7)Make sure your phablet is turned off, battery is out, and the micro-usb is unplugged.
8)Put the battery into the phablet, but do not turn it on.
9)Click on the Download button or press F9 to starting flashing your phablet.

10)Quickly connect the micro-usb cable to your phablet and PC
11)The progress bar will go through several stages. First red and second Purple.

12)Finally the progress bar will move onto the main flashing in Yellow. This process will take about 10 minutes.

13)When successfully complete a window will popup with a green circle. You can now unplug your phablet and start it up.
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Re: How to flash the MTK6589 firmware.

Postby palicaj » Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:11 am

My Win7 x64 in the midle of update disconected...
phone looks bricked, now i get error BROM ERROR : S_FT_ENABLE_DRAM_FAIL (4032)
Any solution to fix this? (computer detect MTK USB Port)
Phone is dead... no function...

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Re: How to flash the MTK6589 firmware.

Postby deadhp1 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:03 pm

It sounds like you flashed the wrong preloader on to your phone.
Do you actually have a i2000 or is it some other model?

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Re: How to flash the MTK6589 firmware.

Postby palicaj » Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:44 pm

I took firmware for my phone.
But in the middle of the proces windows disconected USB and update failed.
Then i tried too much things in SP Flash Tool v3.1304.0.119 and...
I dont know how to repair preloader, i cant with SP flash tool because i always get error (on 3 computers, 3 different USB cables, always same error)

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Re: How to flash the MTK6589 firmware.

Postby bolsa1 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:25 pm

I downloaded the top file from here: and followed these instructions exactly, right up to the point where the green circle appeared to say it was complete.

Now my phone won't turn on and Moborobo doesn't detect the phone when I connect it. Any ideas???

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