Install MediaTek MT65xx USB VCOM Drivers [for Windows all]


MT65xx Preloader USB drivers are required to be correctly installed on Windows for flashing devices running on MediaTek chipset with custom or stock compatible Android ROM.

For non-techies, flashing, however is another job which is performed by another tool such as for MediaTek devices, SP Flash Tool is most common utility software among consumers. Such tools first need to detect and communicate with the device which is going to be flashed. That’s where most of the beginners fail having successfully connected their devices to the computer so does the flashing tool. If you are a beginner, this tutorial will help you pass connecting your MediaTek powered smartphone successfully .

Note: This tutorial is not for flashing devices but just for making your device ready to be flashed.

Install MediaTek VCOM Drivers on Windows

Note: If you are on 64-bit Windows or Windows 8 or later versions, you will need to disable digital driver signature enforcement as told in prerequisites below. Or otherwise, Windows XP, Vista (32-bit) or Windows 7 (32-bit) users should ignore the prerequisites section and proceed to the steps to install VCOM drivers as there as unsigned drivers installation will be allowed on those PC.

Prerequisites: (Only for Windows 8, Windows 10 or later)

64-bit Windows editions require digitally signed drivers. As many devices ship with unsigned drivers.

Restart computer with Advanced Startup Options

(Windows 8 or later):

  • A simple trick is to Shift+Restart – then wait till the computer restarts with advanced startup options. (Usually you need to go through System settings to advanced startup.
  • Once restarted with Advanced Startup Options, Choose Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart – (your computer will restart again with a list options)
  • Press 7 to initiate a reboot with “Disable driver signature enforcement”.

Windows Vista 64-bit or Windows 7 64-bit:

  • You can normal restart your PC and press F8 on the startup. Then you can choose “disable driver signature enforcement

Windows will now restart and will allow you to install unsigned drivers. You can now perform following steps without any trouble.

Steps: to install MediaTek VCOM drivers

  1. First of all, download drivers (.zip).
  2. Extract the downloaded zip file in some folder.
  3. You can now do one of the following:
    • From the extracted zip file, you can run InstallDriver.exe with administrative rights (Run as Administrator) to install the drivers automatically.
      • You will be prompted with a security warning to install unsigned drivers; You must accept that and continue with installation by clicking Install Anyway. Otherwise the drivers won’t install.
      • After using this step to install driver automatically, you don’t need to continue with following steps as the drivers have been installed.
    • OR the recommended way to continue with the following steps to install drivers manually via device manager.
  4. Open Device Manageryou can open device manager by many ways; one is to Right-click my computer > properties > device manager.
  5. While in Device Manager, right-click on the top node (PC name) and choose Add legacy hardware
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  6. Follow the on screen instructions to “install the hardware that I manually select from a list“. Then choose “Show All Devices” and then “Have Disk
  7. Now in Have Disk, browse to the folder (you have extracted in 2nd step above) and open the folder according to your Windows version.
    • 2K_XP_COM – for Windows XP and earlier versions
    • Vista – for Windows Vista
    • Win7 – for Windows 7 and later inc. 8 and 10
  8. Once in a folder, click Open again to select the folder.
  9. A list of drivers will be provided to install, Just click Next > on the wizard to install
    You will be prompted with a security warning to install unsigned drivers; You must accept that and continue with installation by clicking Install Anyway. Otherwise the drivers won’t install.
  10. That’s it. MediaTek drivers have been installed. You may need to restart the computer.

You can comment below and ask about any trouble.

  • Wonderful

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  • Humayl Assad

    Are these Drivers compatible with windows XP?

    • Aamir

      Read the bullet no 7.

  • Jemp Peña

    file is unavailable :v
    I can’t find it on your dropbox

    • Sorry for inconvenience. Link has been updated.

      • george

        Hi Noman i got a mobicel METRO2 where can i get the rom or firmware to fix it? it stays in boot loop and keep restarting.

  • Aadhar

    The driver got installed just fine.. Thanks for the tutorial…. but I am still having issues connecting my phone to my laptop.. The issue here is that the phone has an inbuilt battery… whenever i connect the phone it gets detected for a few seconds and then the battery starts to charge and the device is unplugged from the preloader mode… have got it flashed at the service center and they said that they could connect it directly… dont know what to do.. Any suggestions?

    • Chards B

      Try to right click > properties the mediatek port icon in that pops in and out in the Device manager. a window describing the port and driver must be on top and allow it to float to hold the mediatek connected. Then you can Flash it using the Flash Tool.

  • नृपेश खड्का

    It says installed but might not work properly and nothing happens in my phone just error while using sp flash tool

  • seth frims

    after the installation has been done.. the phone can’t still connect
    with the computer …. the connection is on and off for one second…because its says that the “the device cannot start. (code 10) what should i do..

  • Klaus

    I have the same problem: error code 10, device cannot start.

  • 594Reptilian

    I have the same Code 10 error as seth frims below has, and then when flashing from SP Flash Tool, I get this message below. The crux of the problem is that 3 seconds after plugging my Zenfone 3 ZC520TL, it disappears from the Device Manager list even after installing the correct drivers and restarting.

  • jeson butil

    cant install or even update the driver. please help :'( I have tried all of that. same happens