How to upgrade Tecno Camon C8 to Android 6 (Marshmallow) using SP Flash tool

How to upgrade Tecno C8 to Marshmallow with SP flash tool rom dump

Tecno recently released an update,making it possible to upgrade the Tecno Camon C8 to Marshmallow. Quite a number of C8 users have been having problems upgrading their phones, even to the HIOS for Tecno C8 . To make upgrading easier, Team Hovatek has made a ROM Dump of a Tecno C8 running on Marshmallow, thereby, making the C8 Marshmallow update SP Flash tool compatible just as we did for the Infinix Hot 2 X510 March Marshmallow update.

Note: This is not an official firmware from Tecno. Team Hovatek dumped the firmware of its copy of the Tecno C8 which had been successfully upgraded to Marshmallow (Android 6.0) using the above guide.

How can I upgrade my Tecno C8 to Marshmallow (Android 6.0) using SP Flash tool?

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I have rooted my phone. Do I have to unroot before flashing this firmware?

A: No you don’t have to unroot if your phone is rooted. The ROM Dump will work fine whether or not the phone has been rooted

Q: Will I be able to install subsequent OTA updates after flashing this firmware? 

A: Yes, you will without a problem. This firmware is not rooted.

Q: I don’t like this upgrade, how can I downgrade or revert to a more stable version

A: See https://journal.hovatek.com/how-to-downgrade-a-mediatek-android-phone

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33 thoughts on “How to upgrade Tecno Camon C8 to Android 6 (Marshmallow) using SP Flash tool

    • May 8, 2016 at 3:14 pm
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      Let’s know how it goes for you

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  • May 18, 2016 at 2:32 pm
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    This build is not stable like the recent one which is dated 20160425

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    • May 18, 2016 at 4:10 pm
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      What bugs were fixed in the recent build?

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  • May 22, 2016 at 8:17 am
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    Please I need you to help me with a link where I can download stock rom for Homtom ht3 pro

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    • May 22, 2016 at 8:33 am
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      What’s wrong with the phone?

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  • June 18, 2016 at 10:24 pm
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    This is the error I am getting when Open the flash tool and open the scatter file.
    ” image boot checksum failed!
    Checksum reference value (0x8371) in the configuration in file.
    Please re-fill correct checksum value and reload scatter file again”

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    • June 18, 2016 at 10:40 pm
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      Delete the checksum file in the firmware folder

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  • July 1, 2016 at 2:40 pm
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    my sp flashtool can’t seem to recognize my tecno c8. once connected I get sound of a connected device but sp flashtool doesn’t seem to load it

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    • July 1, 2016 at 3:55 pm
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      did you install VCOM drivers as the guide instructed?

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      • July 1, 2016 at 5:20 pm
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        have successfully updated to marshmallow… but now my phone reboots after getting to homescreen. it stays on for as long as am operating but while idle it reboots.

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        • July 2, 2016 at 10:02 am
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          which firmware did you use in updating?

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      • July 1, 2016 at 7:55 pm
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        yes…
        my c8 has been updated with the rom dump… but my phone keeps rebooting after booting to the home screen and left idle.

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        • July 2, 2016 at 10:03 am
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          how long does it stay before it reboots?

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          • July 2, 2016 at 12:19 pm
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            flashed the rom dump C8-H352-A2-M-HiOS 20160425…
            virtually immediately the light turns off it begins to reboot

          • July 2, 2016 at 12:55 pm
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            i flashed the rom dump c8-H352-A2-M-HiOS-20160425
            it reboots virtually as soon as the light goes off…idle

          • July 2, 2016 at 2:59 pm
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            Ok. Revert to stock rom

  • July 1, 2016 at 2:44 pm
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    my sp flashtool can’t seem to recognize my tecno c8. once connected I get sound of a connected device but sp flashtool doesn’t seem to load it up.

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    • July 22, 2016 at 4:51 am
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      mine also is doing the same what else can i do, please

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  • August 3, 2016 at 9:40 pm
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    Hi I flashed my tecno c8 with the Tecno C8 Android 6.0 Marshmallow ROM Dump by Team Hovatek and its working perfectly, the only problem is that immediately the scrren light goes off or sleeps, the phone restarts but apart from that, everything is awsome. can you please help me fix this?
    thank you.

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    • August 4, 2016 at 8:49 am
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      Are you having multi-tasking issues?

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      • August 5, 2016 at 6:05 am
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        No i have not seen any order problem apart from restarting when the screen lights go off.
        please can you help me fix this problem?
        thanks for the response.

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  • August 15, 2016 at 8:14 pm
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    after everything its like im stuck @ tecno… it wont boot to deskstop..

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    • August 15, 2016 at 8:19 pm
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      Yours might be a different variant.
      Did you do a factory reset in recovery mode?

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  • November 14, 2016 at 3:03 am
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    I AM STUCK ON BOOT SCREEN, I GOT THIS ERROR
    ” image boot checksum failed!
    Checksum reference value (0x8371) in the configuration in file.
    Please re-fill correct checksum value and reload scatter file again”

    I deleted the checksum and yet am stuck on boot screen logo…helpppppppp ooo

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    • November 15, 2016 at 3:33 pm
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      Whats the original Android version of your C8?

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  • November 24, 2016 at 6:51 am
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    Am I safe to download this ROM now…it seems everyone is complaining about the rom

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    • November 25, 2016 at 11:20 am
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      its not stable

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  • January 21, 2017 at 1:13 am
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    It really isnt stable,Well i got the same error in spflashtool so i used miracke box,mine was successful buh the rom aint stable cause,everything works perfectly but once my screen light goes off it wont wake unless i reboot.It happened on both phines that i flashed it unto.Any help to fix it sir.

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