Here is the complete step-by-step guide on using PiranhaBox Tool to flash bin firmware on any MediaTek powered Android smartphone or tablet.
Before proceeding to flash bin firmware using PiranhaBox Tool, follow the preparation steps listed below for a smoother flashing process.
- If you are using an Antivirus application on your computer, disable it or uninstall it before following the instructions below.
- It is recommended to take a backup of your data, as flashing firmware wipes all the data on your device.
- Make sure your phone is sufficiently charged. It is recommended to set the device to at least 50-60% to perform the flashing process.
How to use PiranhaBox Tool to Flash bin Firmware
Step 1: Download and install the required Android USB Drivers on your computer. If you already have the suitable USB drivers installed for your device, then you can skip this step.
Step 2: Download Android Stock ROM (bin format) for your Android phone or tablet from here and extract it on to your computer.
Step 3: Download and extract the Piranha box Tool on your computer. After extracting, you will find the files, as shown in the image below.
Step 4: Now open the Piranha Box.exe file from the folder that you have extracted in Step #3.
Step 5: Once the PiranhaBox Tool launches, click on the “CHINESE TOOL” button.
Step 6: Now, under the Chinese Tools, you will see MTK Chipset Tool. Click on the Maximize button.
Step 7: Now, in MTK Chipset Tool, select the “Write” option.
Step 8: Now, click on the “Browse” button and locate the .bin firmware file that you have extracted in Step #2.
Step 9: Now, under Boot, select 8th Boot (mt65xx).
Step 10: Now select the USB Mode option.
Step 11: Now select cable name USB_(Cable&Mode).
Step 12: Now power off your phone and connect it to your computer.
Step 13: Now, click on the “Start” button to begin the flashing process.
Step 14: Once the flashing is completed, you will see a Green Pass message.
Step 15: Now close the PiranhaBox Tool, disconnect your Android device from the computer, and reboot it.
Congratulations! Now you have successfully flashed .bin firmware on your Android smartphone or tablet using PiranhaBox Tool.