Yaaay! Finally, the infinix hot note x551 which was bricked has finally woken up from coma after about 4 days. All process completed and the device is now working fine.

If you have been following my latest posts especially those that has to do with rooting and installing cwm recovery, you would recall I made mention of my infinix hot note x551 hard-bricked. Hard-bricked in the sense that, the phone wasn’t even turning on when placed on charge even for hours. Following that post, I promised to publish a solution on how i fixed the device when the device starts running.

Just before we move to the solution proper, I’d like to share how it happened. Perhaps, it would come in handy for those interested.

Few days ago, I intend doing a factory reset on the phone. My aim was to factory reset the phone to its default state since I barely use the phone considering the fact that I own an iPhone, Blackberry 10 as well as the latest zero 2. Before doing a factory reset, I had to unroot it using the Kingroot app in other to avoid bricking (soft demage). Every thing worked out well and the factory reset process went smoothly.

Just when the phone had fully started up and running smoothly, an update popped up. I didn’t waste time reading the description hence I initiated the download update.

Download was complete and the phone had to restart in other to complete the update. It was during this process, the phone automatically came up with a No Command Error. Ooophs, phone bricked! At that point, the only options displayed were the once shown on the image below:

Bricked Infinix hot note X551 android phone

I had to research on how to unbrick the phone and while following a tutorial online, there was an interruption and the phone became hard-bricked. That means, it wasn’t turning on anymore. Even when connected to the computer and a power outlet. Simply put, no sign of life on the phone. About 4 days later, the phone came back to life, I initiated the flashing process and Voila, infinix hot note X551 is fully back to life and functional.

So, now that you know the story, let’s head-on to how I was able to fix it. This should aid you in case you encounter any issues with the infinix hot note or any other android phone running on MTK (MediaTek) processor.

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Repairing Bricked Infinix Hot Note X551

Just before I lead you on the processes involved, let me state down the requirements. It’s best you have all of these in place before proceeding.

Requirements

  • A Computer
  • A working USB cable (preferably the one that came with your phone)
  • SP Flash tool. You can download Here.
  • Infinix Hot Note X551 Stock ROM. You can download HERE.
  • Manually Install VCOM drivers on the computer. You can download the VCOM drivers HERE.

Steps

==> Using your computer, Unzip the SP flash tool files, the Stock ROM file as well as the MT6577 VCOM Driver files to a folder where you can easily remember on your computer. You can use WinZip software in unzipping the files.

==> Make sure you install the right MT6577 drivers on your computer.

ReadHow To Manually Install MediaTek (MT6577 USB) VCOM Drivers On Windows 7

==> Now, navigate to the folder where you unzipped the SP flash tool files, right click on flash_tool.exe and choose to run as administrator.

==> When launched, Click on the scatter loading option and navigate to the folder where you unzipped the Infinix hot note stock ROM into.

Using SP Flash tool in unbricking android phone

==> Under the Infinix hot not stock ROM folder, select the MT6592_Android_scatter.txt file.

==> Wait for it to load up. When it’s done loading, untick the CACHE and USERDATA options and click on Download.

repair bricked infinix hot note

==> At this post, make sure your Infinix hot note phone is switched off then connect it to your computer using the USB cable.

==> The program will begin to count. Wait till the count is complete because any interruption whatsoever will make the phone hard-bricked.

repairing bricked infinix hot note x551 android phone

==> When the flashing is complete, you should get a blue box with a white check mark stating download OK.

flashed infinix hot note android phone

==> Click on the x button and close the SP flash tool program.

==> Disconnect your phone from the computer, leave it for like 10 to 20 seconds and then power it on.

Since it’s a fresh stock ROM installation, the booting time will take much longer than usual. Don’t panic, your device is safe.

When the device boots to the start up options, I am sure by then, there should be a smile on your face because you have successfully unbricked your phone.

Unbricked infinix hot note android phone

Above is the picture of the Infinix hot note x551 successfully unbricked and everything is working perfectly fine so far.

If you have any questions or comment regarding unbricking a bricked phone, do ask your questions using the comment form and I will reply as soon as I can.

99 COMMENTS

  1. I have an infinix hot note after flashing it the phone refused to power and right now the phone is not connecting please i a solution

  2. Hello, I am having problem with my infinix x551. It kept rebooting itself. wont turn off and wont turn on. The rebooting will show the infinix text and sometimes the XUI logo but will go back and start again. Since I can’t turn it off, it means I had to leave it to continue until battery runs out. Once i plugged in the charger, it wont indicate battery charging but will start the rebooting process again. I tried hard reset but it won’t respond. Just tired! what can be done please.

  3. i just did all of this process for my infinix x522 but it won’t flash it takes me brom error : enable dram failed and i downloaded the correct version of the stock rom

  4. My phone model hot note x551 just keeps going on and off especially when I put it in my pocket. It’s a real big problem because even when I ‘m in the middle of something it will go off and even the smallest things like putting it down hard on a table will make it go off. Is there a way this can be fixed?

  5. Hello Samuel I’m in Côte d’Ivoire I have an infinix x557 that I rooted from TWRP and after that I downloaded the nougat version. after the download, the update started and the phone remained in twrp mode. good the phone remained in TWRP mode, I installed the boot.img image and I have since turned off the phone does not start anymore it remains on the logo infinix

    • Hi Serge, the content above should aid you in fixing the issue. Just flash in the appropriate rom for your phone using the instructions above. Remember, you’d have to flash in an infinix X557 firmware and not X551.

  6. Hello Samuel I’m in Côte d’Ivoire I have an infinix x557 that I rooted from TWRP and after that I downloaded the nougat version. after the download, the update started and the phone remained in twrp mode. good the phone remained in TWRP mode, I installed the boot.img image and I have since turned off the phone does not start anymore it remains on the logo infinix

  7. please after following your steps my phone refused to come on cos i formated the phone while using sp flash tool so please if we can talk i dnt mind let me knw what to do about it heres my number just flash me 08030412938 am francis thanks so i will knw if it will come on on its own

  8. Hello, i like the post. however, i wanted to know if there is any way or backing up my data before starting the flashing process.

      • bros please i need ur help my phone cant come up again even when i plug it to pc it just connets and disconnects cos i pressed format while using sp flash tool so i did that ur process and it showed me success so i want o knw if i leave it would it come on or what should i do about it heres my number please just flash i will call 08030412938

      • The phone was working I was using it, it suddenly went off n refused to on, I tried to charge it BT it didn’t display anything on the screen

  9. Hello,
    After downloading the scatter file, I powered my phone on and it didn’t load anything just blank. Since the battery is in built, i cannot restart my phone just waiting till the battery is drained.. any possible solution to this…..I use infinix x551 16×1… justblank… Help a first timer. thanks in advance

  10. Goddamn!!!!! God bless you wherever you are, bro. It worked. You don’t know how much this helped me..You rock, man.

  11. My infinix x551 got bricked a while back, i tried everything you descripted above but when it comes to that part of connecting the USB cable to the computer and loading part…it isnt loading at all…its just sits there while my phone is showing its charging while off…but the files are mot downloading into my phone..what should i do??

    • It’s ok now..i tried the entire process again and started loading…amazingly i didnt lose a single data, even the apps were all there…even though i didnt have an SD Card in my phone before it got bricked or during the un bricking process…than you very much SAMUEL ADENIYI…thumbs up!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Hi Samuel, thanks for this tutorial. I have the same issue but mine is quite different. Whenever i press the power button, the screen lights up, the infinix logo displays but its unable to take me to my device.
    It has kept a routine of booting and rebooting. What do I do?
    (This happened yesterday after it fell in water and i unscrewed and dried it up. It turns on but cannot take me to the android O/S or interface. The model is infinix hot note x551.)
    Please help me out..
    Thanks

  13. Hi Samuel, thanks for this tutorial. I have the same issue but mine is quite different. Whenever i press the power button, the screen lights up, the infinix logo displays but its unable to take me to my device.
    It has kept a routine of booting and rebooting. What do I do?
    (This happened yester after it fell in water and i unscrewed and dried it up. It turns on but cannot take me to the android O/S or interface. ) …
    Please help me out. Thanks

  14. Hello, I was charging my phone when it first went off, I restarted it again the first time, but it happened again when my battery died, ever since it went off I couldn’t turn it on again. My Infinix hot note was already Android 5.1 when I bought it. If I do the procedure, will it format my data? And I also have not rooted the phone before

  15. Hey wasp Bro…My phone freezed for a few minutes without any response so i decided to force shut down…From then it cant turn on..Infinix x551

  16. My phone does not turn on, or load, finally when I plug the cable on my pc it does nothing. I do not know what to do, if you could help me I would be grateful to you

  17. I want to format my infinix hot note x551 but I can’t boot into recovery mode coz I flashed a cwm recovery which seems like incompatible with my device. Anytime I try to go to recovery mode, the infinix logo shows and just vibrates and reboots back my device.

  18. Here’s what happen, my infinix hot note (16g+1) froze and i tried shutting it down just to restart. the phone is not powering again. I’ve charged it for two days now and still nothing popups. I tried flashing with infinix flashing tool but it keeps bring this Brom Error: Storage is not a match (3182) Ive downloaded 5 different version of lollipop rom but still the same Brom Error: Storage not a match. What do i do now?.. I’m lost out of options

  19. I am glad I found this post because my infinix hot note developed the same issue just yesterday. I’d try it and relate my feedback– hopefully it works ??

    Thanks for the tips.

  20. Dear Samuel Adeniyi,
    I have download successfully the firmware. after that i have power on the phone. now my phone is showing infinix logo & after 2-5 second it is restarting. What i can do now?
    i have to wait or do something else?

    • Hi Zohaib, the hot note has two variants – A 1GB version and a 2GB version. A single firm cannot work on both smartphone. You need to be sure you downloaded the specific ROM for the specific phone. If that isn’t the case, please download the appropriate firmware and follow the instructions again.

  21. Hi Sam my love for Techno Phantom A+ git me carried away and this same thing happened to my phone. I am going to pick it up and try this and revert.