One of the things that makes FlashFire more usable than a custom recovery is that you can queue multiple actions and have them all executed in one go. This is useful when you’re flashing a ROM, as you often need to wipe your data as well.
Once everything is done, click the âDownloadâ button to start flashing the stock firmware on your MediaTek Android device. The flashing process could take a few minutes to finish, depending upon your deviceâs firmware file size. So, to begin flashing, open the toolâs window, navigate to the âDownloadâ tab, and click the âChooseâ button next to the âScatter-loading Fileâ box. Then navigate to the folder where the stock firmware file was extracted earlier during Step #1. Once you have downloaded the stock ROMâs ZIP file, extract it to an easily accessible location on your computer. The extracted contents should include an Android Scatter text file, a preloader BIN, and image files of the individual device partitions.
Backup of firmware depends on how the TWRP maintainer predefined selection of partitions for this phone model. Having a look into specific twrp.fstab the file only has 28 lines. Providing the average user the power to backup and wipe all the partitions can be considered as dangerous. Furthermore we can download firmware elsewhere, backup of firmware via the TWRP backup menu is therefore not desired. That’s why some maintainer’s exclude firmware partitions from menu. Advanced user can backup all partitions manually from adb pull as TWRP provides full access to raw partitions. Whenever you start messing with Androidâs systemârooting, flashing custom ROMs, and so onâyou should first make a nandroid backup in TWRP.
You’ll usually find them outlined on the same site where you downloaded the images from. Just remember that in most cases, flashing a factory image will completely wipe your phone.