How to Restore a bricked Infinix phone (Hot 2)

This post is for Infinix users that have mistakenly bricked their devices for one reason or the other. Especially users of the new Infinix Hot 2. I’ve received lots of complains – People trying to root and bricking their phones in the process. If you find yourself in such situations, here’s what you should do:

  • Visit the Infinix Support website HERE.
  • Go to Select Service and pick Software Updates.
  • Go ahead to pick your device. In this case, we pick the Hot 2.

Select-software

There are 2 methods to do the Restoration. With PC or Without PC

If you plan to download the software via your phone make sure you install MEGA app HERE, and register an account with them.

Without PC

  • Download the ROM file HERE .(It’s named update.zip) and place it on the root of your SD card. (Root means on the outside, not in any folder).
  • Boot to recovery mode by pressing Power button and Volume + key simultaneously.
  • Use Volume keys to navigate and Power button to Enter.
  • Select Apply Update from SD Card and navigate to where you kept the update.zip file.select-update-zip
  • Press the Power button to select and allow it to automatically update the phone.
  • The phone restarts and that’s all.

You can also download the guide HERE.

With PC

  • Download and Install MediaTek USB VCOM Drivers HERE.
  • Download the Update guide HERE.
  • Download the Infinix Flash tools HERE.

You’ll notice there are two ROMs available for the Hot 2.

The first one HERE, is the Android 5.1 ROM from Infinix. It has extra features like Font Changer, Hot Knot, Miravision and some extra apps.

The second one HERE, is the Android One ROM from Infinix. This is the one we’re all familiar with, and on this one, we’re sure of direct updates from Google.

First off all, install the VCOM drivers, then follow the guide religiously, and you’ll be fine. Make sure to buzz me if you encounter any issues.

Many thanks to Notiki Bello for the tip.

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16 comments

  1. Good morning to you. Please can you give me a guide on how to backup my infinix 510 rom with various link to download the required application for the procedure. Thanks in anticipation.

  2. Good day. Please i can’t access my pictures in my infinix X510. I know the pictures are there but I can’t see them. I can’t use my camera too. It tells me to connect to USB. I tried to conect the phone to my laptop, the phone driver could not install in my laptop. Please what should I do.

  3. I tried to flash my Infinix x600 using sp slash tools, the process was interrupted. the phone won’t power up. What can i do?

  4. If my infinix hot 2 came originally with android one rom can i safely flash the infinix rom on it using the infinix flash tool?

  5. Hey Elroy my Infinix X510 boots up but does not show my home screen, but i can see my battery and cellular network. I’ve tried going into recovery mode but it fails kindly assist.

    1. You’re probably not doing it right. Hold down power button and volume down button. it should boot to recovery mode.

  6. For my infinix hot 2 X510 doesn’t work anymore, i can see only my battery and cellular network since 3 days now, how can i fiw it please?

  7. My Infinix hot 2 doesn’t show the home screen anymore just wifi, cellular network and battery. I just restored the factory settings and it started this. I’ve tried button down and power buttons together but it ain’t working. What do I do?

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