Important things to note before flashing
they are few important things to note before flashing any firmware so as to avoid bricks of the device. some are listed below
- Ensure you don’t flash the wrong preloader i.e try to know the build number and the variant of the firmware you are flashing. please read this post by hovatek team or that by romkingz.net.
- Ensure you have at least 30% to 50% battery charge so as to avoid half flash
- please ensure you backup your important file before flashing eg contact, sms and media file (phone, music, and videos)
Procedure for flashing Tecno K8
How to install QFIL
How to flash your device with QFIL
Download an Install Qualcomm drivers from here
Turn off the device and connect to PC while holding volume up button so it will enter Emergency mode (EDL) NB: some phones requires you to hold both vol up and down
Launch QFIL (found in this folder C:\Program Files\Qualcomm\QPST\bin)
At the top of QFIL GUI you will see Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 (COM XX) showing the device is connected properly
Under Select Build
Search Path >> Click Browse button, navigate and select firmware folder of the phone you want to flash
Now click Load XML button, from the dialogue box
Select rawprogram xml files and click OK
Again select patch XML files and click OK
Under Select Programmer
Programmer Path >> Click Browse button.
From dialogue box select the prog_emmc_firehose mbn file and click OK
Now click Download button
Wait for flash process to complete
When the blue progress bar reaches the end, and you see Waiting for reset done…, know that flash process is complete.
Keep calm the device will reboot by its self.
You can now setup the phone and enjoy………
If you keep getting SAHARA FAIL ERROR, copy firmware folder to C:\Program Files\Qualcomm\QPST\bin folder ie were QFIL is located.