You should know that the very important or essential driver when installing or rather flashing any firmware on mtk device through an sp flash tool or any sort of flash tool, is a Mediatek Vcom Port Driver. So for your PC to be able to detect your device, it means that MediaTek Preloader USB VCOM Port driver must be present if not, detecting your device will prone to be getting unwanted response; Like you clicking on the download button on sp flash tool without getting any positive response.
The tendency of many facing the problem of installing vcom port driver is assumed to be very high, clearly stated by me. This statistics is gotten from the number of fans asking me to write about MediaTek Preloader USB VCOM Port driver, as in tutorial that explains how to install without having unsuccessful result. I guess the reason for the issues of failure about going for the installation is because of the manual set up, since it is not done automatically. Now, am going to explain everything bit by bit in order to ascertain a good result whenever you are installing it to your windows PC. The guide comes in hand with pictures to enhance an easy comprehension.
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NOTE: If you are using windows 8, 8.1 or windows 10, please first and disable Driver Signature Enforcement, it is advisable to do that before proceeding since the driver is not signed. But if you are still using windows 7 or any other older version of windows, then skip this below step on:
How To Disable Driver Signature Enforcement In Windows 8/8.1 And on Windows 10 In A very Short Time.
To do that simply switch ON your PC if switched off and then:
==> Open your start screen and search for pc settings.
==> Open Pc Settings >> Update and Recovery >> Recovery.
==> Under Advanced Startup, click on Restart Now.
Your laptop/pc will reboot into the advance startup screen
==> Click on Troubleshoot (refresh or reset your PC or use advanced tools)
==> Select Advanced Options
==> Select Startup Settings (change windows startup behavior)
==> then click on Restart.
Here your PC will restart displaying to you another screen with more options.
==>Then Press 7 or F7 on your keyboard to select Disable driver signature enforcement.
That’s all you can do for that, and now your pc should restart automatically.
Time for you to install the Preloader USB VCOM driver on your Windows 8,8.1 or 10.
How to Install It on your windows pc:
Mediatek Vcom Port Driver: Click Here to Download it.
==>STEP 1. After Downloading from the link above, now extract Mediatek vcom driver from it.
==>STEP 2. Open your pc control panel and search for device manager.
==>STEP 3. Next, Click on action and then choose add legacy driver.
==>STEP 4. Click Next.
==>STEP 5. Now select Install the hardware that I manually select from a list(Advanced) as seen in the screenshot and then click on Next again to continue with next step.
==>STEP 6. Choose show all devices and click where you see next .
==>STEP 7. Choose have disk.
==>STEP 8. click on Browse and locate the folder inwhich you extracted the vcom driver, that should be from (Step 1) guide above.
NOTE: There are three folders inside it and they are:
>>2K_XP_COM(for windows xp),
>>Vista (for windows vista) and
>>win7 ( for windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10).
==>STEP 9. Open the appropriate folder and select the .inf file either for 32 or 64 bit (depending on your Operating System).
==>STEP 11. The next window that will display choose MediaTek Preloader USB VCOM Port and click on next.
==>STEP 12. An error in red with subhead as windows security, which says that Windows can’t verify the publisher of this driver software will show/display. Choose Install this driver software anyway and then the installation of the MediaTek Preloader driver will start immediately.
==>STEP 13. Should in case you see another error message saying “This device cannot start. (Code 10)” just ignore it and click on finish.
That’s the end of the tutorial and for your own notice, you have just successfully installed mediatek Preloader Usb Vcom Port Driver on your windows PC. Bravo!!!
For any question, kindly feel free to ask Techbmc.