My android phone has been affected by malware.From the suggestions of my last question I'm trying to flash ROM to my phone by following this link. In recovery mode the options I get are

apply update from adb
apply update from sd card
apply update from cache
wipe data/factory reset

and few other options After selecting apply update from sd card , it doesn't recognises the zip stored in sd card. Another method I read is using Sp flash tool,but it is not availble for linux 32 bit. How should I proceed?

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The zip file is not recognised probably because it's not a recovery flashable zip file. You need SP Flashtool to flash the device.

  • Download this firmware and save it to the desktop then extract it.

  • Download MTK CDC and preloader drivers from here

  • Open SP Flash tool (download from above link) and click on Scatter-Loading

  • Browse to where the firmware is extracted and select the scatter file (a .txt file)

  • SP Flashtool should load all the file. Preferably untick all the check mark except for the android slot as you need only the system partition to be flashed.

  • UNTICK the preloader slot (IMPORTANT), this will prevent the device from completely dead if something goes wrong.

  • Click on Download (Green arrow), power off the device, connect it to the computer and wait to till the end. You'll have a Green checkmark if the process succeed.

  • not able to find linux 32bit flash tool. Downloaded one from [link] (spflashtool.com/download) ,but getting error cannot execute binary file: Exec format error
    – pauli
    Jan 13, 2017 at 22:01
  • You're on a Linux computer?
    – esQmo_
    Jan 13, 2017 at 22:02
  • yes, ubuntu xenial
    – pauli
    Jan 13, 2017 at 22:16
  • I didn't find neither. You should try on Windows
    – esQmo_
    Jan 13, 2017 at 23:41
  • Hey @esQmo, I tried with adb sideload command using the ROM from the link you have provided. I'm getting installation aborted.
    – pauli
    Jan 16, 2017 at 4:53

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