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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?

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

Hovatek….just a button away!

Comments (33)

  1. Thanks alot, thats what i have been looking for

  2. This build is not stable like the recent one which is dated 20160425

  3. Please I need you to help me with a link where I can download stock rom for Homtom ht3 pro

  4. 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”

  5. pls. I need help ware can i get sp tools and flash files for gionee p5w.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. after everything its like im stuck @ tecno… it wont boot to deskstop..

  10. 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

  11. Am I safe to download this ROM now…it seems everyone is complaining about the rom

  12. 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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