Settings> About Devices> Software Updates
When your device has new software updates available, the notification panel will display a software update message. Just pull down the notification bar and press 'Software Update'. This will start the upgrade process for the device Power_5_V03_20180303-1404 based on Android 8.1.0 Oreo.
If you have not received a software update, follow these guidelines to manually flash the firmware using the following guide. However, regardless of which method you prefer, OTA is a more secure method of upgrading Ulefone Power 5. But if you want to manually upgrade your device, follow these guidelines carefully step by step.
Disclaimer: There is absolutely the risk of upgrading or flashing the Stock ROM firmware or custom ROM firmware. If you burn your device while upgrading your Smartphone firmware, UlefoneShop is not responsible for the warranty or repair of the equipment.
Download MediaTek USB VCOM Drivers here (MT6xxx_USB_VCOM_drivers. zip)
Download Latest Android 8.1.0 Oreo Stock ROM for Ulefone Power 5 from here (Login required)
Download Latest version of SPFlash Tool for Windows here.
How to manually update Ulefone Power 5 to Android 8.1.0 Oreo firmware？
Step 1: First download all the files mentioned in the Prerequisites section.
Step 2: Browse the downloaded file and right click on the compressed file MT6xxx_USB_VCOM_drivers. The zipper and the extraction are the same. Then navigate to the extracted folder and click on the file Installdriver and executable program. This will install the Preloader VCOM into your system.
Step 3: Suppose you have downloaded SP FlashTool(Win) from the link provided above and just click and extract the archive. Then, browse and run the file flash_tool. Executable program.
Step 4: After the SP Flash Tools opens, you will see tabs such as Welcome, Format, Download, Read Back, and Memory Test. Just click 'Download' Tab to select the same.
Step 5: Now, you will notice the folder icon next to the file path and the "scatterload" option "Download Agent" below on the Download Tab. Simply click on the folder 'Download Agent' and navigate to the Flash Tools folder, then open the folder SP_MDT and click the MTK_AllInOneDA.bin file.
Step 6: Now click on the scatter-load button and find the scatter file from the downloaded firmware archive. The name of the file should looks like MTxxxx_Android_scatter.txt [XXXX stands for MediaTek's chipset/processor number, ie 6753, etc.].
Step 7: After selecting and loading the MTxxxx_Android_scatter.txt file under 'Scatter-loading file', just click the 'Download' button.
Step 8: Remove the device's battery if it is removable and reinsert it. You can only connect your phone to your computer in download mode. To do this, simply press and hold the Volume Down+Volume Up button at the same time, and then connect the device to your computer through the USB cable. Make sure the volume down + volume increase button is pressed until the PC detects the device.
Step 9: Connect the Ulefone Power 5 to the computer through the USB slot, and the Smartphone will automatically start the flashing process then it will take only a few seconds to complete.
Step 10: This has been flashed on the Ulefone Power 5 of the latest stock firmware Android 8.1.0 Oreo. You can now disconnect the device from your computer and there is the "green check mark" and "download OK" messages.
Step 11: Now you can disconnect your phone from your computer and close the SP Flash Tool, then open your phone and enjoy the latest firmware.
Congratulations, you have successfully installed the Power_5_V03_20180303-1404 Android 8.1.0 Oreo on your Ulefone Power 5.