Some firmware packages provided by device manufacturers are distributed in .bin extension and cannot be flashed or installed on the phone it is meant for, using the very common firmware flashing tools like SP Flashtool, UpdateTool, etc.
In this article, I will be sharing a different guide to firmware flashing- .bin firmware files specifically. This guide can be used to flash many devices across different chipsets (Mediatek, Spreadtrum, etc) and it works flawlessly.
If you have downloaded a firmware package for your device and you discover that its extension is .bin, carefully follow the steps in this article to flash the package.
How To Flash .BIN Firmware File On Any Android Phone
- Piranhabox Tool – Download
Step 4: Once Piranha box Tool is launched, Click on Chinese Tool Button.
Step 5: Under the Chinese Tools you should see MTK Chipset Tool (If your device is an mtk device). Then click on the Maximize button.
Step 8: Under Boot, select 8th Boot (mt65xx)
Step 11: Power off the device and connect it to your PC, then click Start to begin the flashing process.
If you get CheckSum error, follow this link to learn how to fix https://www.leakite.com/2016/11/how-to-fix-checksum-error-in-android-bin-firmware-rom.html
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