SP Flash Tool ALL errors & solutions HERE

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SP Flash Tool ALL errors & solutions HERE By Ankit Davgar


Important Notice (PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU PROCEED
We have neatly arranged each error into error code, message, meaning and solution. In order to easily find the solution to the error you're getting, use the 'Find in page' option in your browser to search for the error code e.g 4032 . This will save you the stress of endless scrolling or accidentally scrolling past the SP Flash Tool error you're looking for.

Below is a list of SP Flash Tool errors, their meanings and how to resolve them


Phone still not working after flashing


Message: Phone still stuck at Bootlogo or Bootloop


Solution:
Ensure there's a formatted SD card in the phone before flashing
Give up to 5 minutes because first boot takes time
Boot the phone into recovery mode then wipe data / factory reset
Remove the battery for 30 seconds then slot back in
Try a firmware upgrade . use MTK droid tools version 2.3.0 to backup usrdata & cache or copy then from the clockworkmod backup
Try a firmware / ROM from another source


Phone shows white screen, strange colors or divided screen after flashing


Message: You can see the phone responding to buttons and making sound but all is blurred by white screen


Solution:
The ROM / Firmware you flashed is incompatible, get from another source (especially boot.img , logo.bin and uboot.bin / lk.bin )


Phone automatically disconnecting during flashing


Message: The phone makes the disconnecting sound just as flashing begins, interrupting the process


Solution:
Try a different USB cord, USB port & PC
Try holding down the Volume decrease (you could try volume increase or both) while connecting the phone to PC for flashing
Launch Device manager (Right-click My Computer > Select Manage)
Connect the phone to the PC via a USB cord, Device manager should refresh
Take note of what the phone is detected as (often as Unknown or Mediatek under Other devices)
Right-click whatever the phone is detect as and select Update Driver Software...
Select Browse my computer for driver software
Select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer
Click Next
Click Have Disk
Proceed with the Mediatek (VCOM) driver installation steps and click Yes if you get an Update Driver warning


Sp Flash tool remains at 0%


Message: Phone only shows charging sign


Meaning: Necessary drivers have not been successfully installed on the PC


Solution:
Follow this guide to manually install vcom drivers
If you have installed VCOM drivers but the phone is still only charging then Launch Device manager (Right-click My Computer > Select Manage)
Connect the phone to the PC via a USB cord, Device manager should refresh
Take note of what the phone is detected as (often as Unknown or Mediatek under Other devices)
Right-click whatever the phone is detect as and select Update Driver Software...
Select Browse my computer for driver software
Select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer
Click Next
Click Have Disk
Proceed with the Mediatek (VCOM) driver installation steps described at

Error 5054


Message: BROM ERROR S_DL_GET_DRAM_SETTINGS_FAIL (5054)


Meaning: The files you're trying to flash do not belong to or are not compatible with the phone you're trying to flash them to OR if you're getting the error while trying to format then it's likely you only loaded scatter file without the rest of the files in the firmware


Solution:
If you're trying to flash firmware, then ensure you're using the correct files. If you're sure they are, then try formatting before flashing again
If you're trying to format, then ensure you the scatter file you loaded onto SP flash tool has complete firmware file locations


Initialize scatter failed


Message: Error: Initialize scatter file failed. Please check the scatter file name you load is legal


Meaning: SP Flash tool doesn't accept the name format of your scatter file


Solution:
Ensure the scatter file wasn't renamed. If you're certain it wasn't, try a higher version of SP Flash tool


Error 8038


Message: Error 8038! Android download pmt is ready and layout has been changed


Meaning: SP Flash tool is having trouble writing to certain partitions due to some incompatibility


Solution:
Format the phone in SP flash tool (Do not format Bootloader) then try flashing the files again using Download
If Download doesnt work then do a firmware upgrade
If the MTK backup contains more than one scatter file, retry flashing with the other scatter file.
If that isn't feasible, try formatting first or use firmware upgrade
If that doesn't work, open the scatter file using Notepad++ and change __NODL_FAT to FAT by removing "__NODL_" .


Error 4032


Message: BROM ERROR : S_FT_ENABLE_DRAM_FAIL (4032) [EMI] Enable DRAM fail


Meaning: The firmware you're trying to flash is either not compatible with your device or you have selected the wrong flashing settings


Solution:
Ensure that the file(s) you're trying to flash are actually for your exact phone model
Ensure you tick the boxes for only the files present in the ROM you're about to flash
Probably have the wrong driver installed. Uninstall vcom, preloader and MTK drivers using usb deview then manually re-install using
Delete the sp flash tool folder then re-extract
Ensure the phone is switched off (with battery still inside) before connecting to PC for flashing.
If that doesn't work, keep holding down the volume decrease button just before connecting the phone to PC for flashing (you could try volume increase , power + volume decrease or power + volume increase).
Consider using the latest version of Sp Flash tool
Format the phone before trying to flash the file(s) again


Error 5056


Message: BROM ERROR : S_DL_PMT_ERR_NO_SPACE (5069)


Meaning: The size of a file is larger than the available / possible partition size


Solution:
Ensure that the file(s) you're trying to flash are actually for your exact phone model
Try another stock ROM
Change the phone's emmc chip


Error 4001


Message: S_FT_DA_NO_RESPONSE or Da didn't send response data to FlashTool!


Meaning: SP flash tool is having difficulty communicating with the device


Solution:
Change the USB-port
Run SP flash tool as Admin
Ensure to install the correct drivers
Try another PC and USB cord
Ensure the phone is switched off with a charged battery inside when connecting to the PC for flashing


Sp flash tool was successful but phone's calibration doesn't work


Message: Soft keys and touch screen don't work / respond


Solution:
Edit the scatter file using Notepad++ and remove NODL__ (or set is_download: false to is_download: true ) in front of the items you have in the backup folder but aren't listed when you load the scatter file in SP flash tool. This way, these items will become listed when next you load the scatter file (after saving of course) and therefore flashable


Error 4008


Message: BROM ERROR : S_FT_DOWNLOAD_FAIL (4008)


Meaning: SP Flash tool encountered an error while attempting to flash files


Solution:
Ensure the battery is in the phone and the phone is switched off before connecting for flashing
Try using a higher version of SP flash tool
Change the USB cord and port or PC
Use the format option then download in SP flash tool


Error 3149


Message: BROM ERROR : S_DA_SDMMC_WRITE_FAILED (3149)


Meaning: SP Flash tool was unable to flash files to the phone


Solution:
Ensure to run the latest version of SP flash tool as Administrator
Format first then Download
Don't tick a box with an unspecified / empty file path
Ensure the phone is switched off (with a well charged battery in it ) before connecting to PC for flashing
Try a different PC
Try a different ROM
Try a different USB cord
Try formatting the phone first before flashing files to it


Error 3168


Message: BROM ERROR: S_CHIP_TYRE_NOT_MATCH(3168)


Meaning: Sp flash tool believes there's a mismatch between the information provided in the scatter file and the phone's info.


Solution:
Ensure you're using the ROM for the exact phone model
Try a higher version of SP flash tool
Ensure to install the correct drivers for the phone on the PC


Error 2004


Message: BROM ERROR : S_FT_DOWNLOAD_FAIL (2004)


Meaning: There was an interruption in the communication between SP flash tool and the device


Solution:
A Secure Boot Download Agent (DA) might be required
Take out and reinsert the battery
Try using a different USB cord, port and PC
Right-click flash_tool.exe > Select Properties > Select Compatibility > Set to Windows XP Service Pack 3 > Click Apply > Click OK > Run SP flash tool as Administrator
Try a different USB cord
Try a different port on the PC or another PC
Ensure the battery is well changed and inside the switched off phone before connecting to PC for flashing


USB device not recognized


Message: USB device not recognized prompt at system tray after connecting the phone to PC


Meaning: The PC is having problems communicating with the phone (often due to interruption, hardware or driver problems)


Solution:


Try a different USB cord, PC port or PC


Error 1013


Message: BROM ERROR:S_COM_PORT_OPEN Fail(1013)


Meaning: SP flash tool encountered an error while attempting to communicate with the phone via the target port


Solution:
Try using a different port on the PC
Try a different version of SP flash tool
Install VCOM drivers using
Ensure the phone is switched off with battery inside before connecting to the PC for flashing
Try using a different PC
Try changing the USB cord
Ensure the phone's USB port isn't damaged


Error 2020


Message: BROM ERROR : S_BROM_CHKSUM16_MEM_RESULT_DIFF (2020)


Meaning: SP flash tool encountered a problem moving the files to be flashed into the phone's internal SRAM


Solution:
Use the latest version of SP flash tool
In SP flash tool, navigate to Options > Option > Connection > Battery. Set it to "with battery".
Use the Format all + Download option
Hold both volume buttons before connecting to the PC for flashing and release once flashing begins


Error 5007


Message: BROM ERROR : S_FTHND_FILE_IS_NOT_LOADED_YET (5007)


Meaning: You're trying to flash an item with an unspecified path (no file selected for the ticked item/box)


Solution:
Ensure the scatter file is in the same directory as the other file(s) to be flashed
Untick any item whose file you do not have or whose path is not specified; yet, is ticked / selected for flashing


Error 4010


Message: BROM ERROR : S_FT_FORMAT_FAIL


Meaning: The blocks map in the scatter file doesn't match the phone's partition sizes


Solution:
Try using the latest version of Sp flash tool
Try using another firmware for the exact phone model


Error 3182


Message: BROM ERROR: S_STORAGE_NOT_MATCH (3182)


Meaning: The ROM your're trying to flash is not compatible with the target device


Solution:
Download the ROM for the exact phone model you're trying to flash
Ensure to install VCOM drivers on the PC
Don't tick any box (after loading the scatter file) without a file path / whose corresponding file has not been automatically or manually loaded.


Error 6012


Message: BROM ERROR: S_SECURITY_SF_CODE_COMMAND_FORBIDDEN (6012), MSP ERROR CODE: 0X00


Meaning: The Download-Agent being used is incompatible with the phone


Solution:
Set Download-Agent to MTK_AllInOne_DA.bin


Error 1042


Message: BROM ERROR: S_TIMEOUT (1042)


Meaning: The flashing process took too long so SP flash tool encountered a timeout


Solution:
Try flashing one file at a time
Use the latest version of SP flash tool
Try using a different PC and USB cord
Try Infinix Flash tool


Error 2


Message: BROM ERROR: ?? (2)


Meaning: SP Flash tool was unable to communicate with the phone


Solution:
Try using a different PC (preferably Windows 7 or lower)
Install the correct VCOM drivers for your PC's OS and architecture (32 or 64 bit)
Try another USB cord


Error 2005


Message: BROM ERROR: S_BROM_CMD_STARTCMD_FAIL (2005)


Meaning: The device attempted to power on before SP flash tool could flash files to it


Solution:
Ensure the battery is well charged
Take out and reinsert the battery
Try using a different USB cord, port and PC
Right-click flash_tool.exe > Select Properties > Select Compatibility > Set to Windows XP Service Pack 3 > Click Apply > Click OK > Run SP flash tool as Administrator
Try a different USB cord
Try a different port on the PC or another PC
Ensure the battery is well changed and inside the switched off phone before connecting to PC for flashing
Do not hold any button when connecting to PC


Error 4058


Message: BROM ERROR: S_FT_GET_MEMORY_FAIL (4058)


Meaning: SP flash tool was unable to locate the partition you're trying to flash to


Solution:
Untick any item (box) with a blank or empty Location
Ensure that the memory and other components are properly seated on the board


Error 3178


Message: BROM_ERROR_S_STORAGE_NOT_MATCH (3178)


Meaning: The firmware you are trying to flash isnt compatible with your phone


Solution:
Try flashing another firmware for your exact phone model / variant


Error 8406


Message: SP FLASH TOOL ERROR (8406)


Meaning: There is some compatibility problem interrupting the flashing process


Solution:
Try flashing another firmware for your exact model
Update VCOM drivers for the device under Device manager


Error 1012


Message: BROM ERROR: S_NOT_ENOUGH_MEMORY (1012)


Meaning: The version of SP flash tool you're using doesn't support the size(s) of the file(s) in the firmware / stock ROM.


Solution:
Use the latest version of SP flash tool


Error 3140


Message: BROM ERROR : S_DA_UPDATE_BOOLOADER_EXIST_MAGIC_NOT_MATCHED


Meaning: SP flash tool encountered an error flashing a selected file to a non-specified partition


Solution:
Try using the latest version of SP flash tool
Use the format option then download in SP flash tool


Error 8417


Message: BROM ERROR: Initialize scatter file failed. Please check the scatter file name you load is legal


Meaning: The format of the scatter file is invalid


Solution:
Open the scatter file in Notepad++, the first line must begining with:


################################################## ################################################## ########## General Setting #


If there is anything else above this then delete it and save the scatter file


Error 6047


Message: BROM ERROR: S_SECURITY_SECURE_USB_DL_IMAGE_HASH_FAIL


Meaning: Hash (integrity) check of the images being flashed failed.


Solution:
Use SP Flash Tool V5.1516.00
Ensure to select the right Download-Agent
Navigate to Options > Option > Download and untick DA DLL All.....


Error 6010


Message: BROM ERROR: SP FLASHTOOL ERROR 6010 CODE DOWNLOAD FORBIDDEN


Meaning: The phone has a protected bootloader


Solution:
Untick Preloader and flash the rest


Error: 0xFDA


Message: BROM ERROR: S_FT_GET_MEMORY_FAIL (0xFDA)


Meaning: SP Flash tool encountered an error reading the phone's storage


Solution:
Try using a different USB Port, Cord and PC


Error 0x13BE


Message: S_DL_GET_DRAM_SETTING_FAIL (0x13BE)


Meaning: The firmware you're trying to flash is either not compatible with your device or you have selected the wrong flashing settings


Solution:
Ensure that the file(s) you're trying to flash are actually for your exact phone model
Ensure you tick the boxes for only the files present in the ROM you're about to flash


Error:?? (0x3)


Message: BROM ERROR:?? (0x3)


Meaning: SP Flash tool encountered an error maintaining a connection to the device during flashing


Solution
Reinstall the VCOM drivers
Try a different PC and USB cord
The scatter file needs to be modified using


PRO_INFO: Failed to get PMT info


Message: PRO_INFO: Failed to get PMT info


Meaning: SP flash tool is having problems reading the phone


Solution
Try using a different PC and USB cord
Ensure the phone is switched off (with a charged battery inside) when you connect


Error 0x7D4


Message: BROM ERROR: S_BROM_DOWNLOAD_DA_FAIL


Meaning: SP Flash tool encountered an error writing to the phone


Solution
Try changing the Download Agent (Secure Boot DA)
Try using a different USB cord, PC port and PC
Use the latest version of SP flash tool
Ensure the battery is well charged and the phone's USB port isn't faulty
Ensure the file name matches what's in the scatter file


Error 6124


Message: BROM ERROR: S_SECURITY_INVALID_PROJECT (6124), MSO ERROR CODE: 0X00


Meaning: Wrong flash settings or firmware


Solution:
Ensure you set the correct Download-Agent in SP flash tool and are using a firmware for your exact model
Go to Options > Option > Connection > USB Speed > Full Speed
Go to Options > Option > Download > Untick DA DL All with Checksum


Error 0x8


Message: BROM ERROR: ?? (0x8)


Meaning: The size of a file is larger than the available / possible partition size


Solution:
Ensure that the file(s) you're trying to flash are actually for your exact phone model
Try another stock ROM
Change the phone's emmc chip
Try using a different PC


Error OXFC0


Message: BROM ERROR S_FT_ENABLE_DRAM_FAIL (OXFC0)


Meaning: The firmware you're trying to flash is either not compatible with your device or you have selected the wrong flashing settings


Solution:
Ensure that the file(s) you're trying to flash are actually for your exact phone model
Ensure you tick the boxes for only the files present in the ROM you're about to flash
Probably have the wrong driver installed. Uninstall vcom, preloader and MTK drivers using usb deview then manually re-install using
Delete the sp flash tool folder then re-extract
Ensure the phone is switched off (with battery still inside) before connecting to PC for flashing.
If that doesn't work, keep holding down the volume decrease button just before connecting the phone to PC for flashing (you could try volume increase , power + volume decrease or power + volume increase).
Consider using the latest version of Sp Flash tool
Format the phone before trying to flash the file(s) again


Error 0X411


Message: BROM ERROR: S_CHKSUM_ERROR (0X411)


Meaning: There was a checksum error when flashing the firmware


Solution
Delete any file with checksum in its name from the firmware folder
Go to Options > Option > Download > Untick Da DL all with checksum


Error 0xFA1


Message: BROM ERROR : S_FT_DA_NO_RESPONSE (0xFA1)


Meaning: SP Flash tool encountered an error communicating with the device


Solution
Try using a different port, PC and USB cord
Ensure the phone is switched off with a charged battery inside
Do not hold any button when connecting for flashing
Ensure to install VCOM drivers


Error 4017


Message: BROM ERROR: S_FT_NAND_READLEN_NOT_ALIGNMENT (4017)


Meaning: You're trying to flash a file that has not been processed for flashing in SP flash tool


Solution:
If you're using an MTK Droid tools backup then ensure to carry out Phase


TOOL DL image Fail !


Message: TOOL DL image Fail !


Meaning: The firmware was flashed with Da DL all with Checksum disabled


Solution:
In SP flash tool, navigate to Options > Option > Download > Tick Da Dl all with checksum > Reflash the firmware


Please select one ROM at least before execution


Message: Please select one ROM at least before execution


Meaning: SP flash tool fails to recognize that there is an item ticked


Solution:
Select the scatter file again and untick all items you do not wish to flash one after the other. Don't use the checkbox beside "Name" in SP flash tool


Error 0xFC0


Message: BROM ERROR : S_FT_ENABLE_DRAM_FAIL (0xFC0)


Meaning: The firmware you're trying to flash is either not compatible with your device or you have selected the wrong flashing settings


Solution:
Ensure that the file(s) you're trying to flash are actually for your exact phone model
Ensure you tick the boxes for only the files present in the ROM you're about to flash
Probably have the wrong driver installed. Uninstall vcom, preloader and MTK drivers using usb deview then manually re-install using
Delete the sp flash tool folder then re-extract
Ensure the phone is switched off (with battery still inside) before connecting to PC for flashing.
If that doesn't work, keep holding down the volume decrease button just before connecting the phone to PC for flashing (you could try volume increase , power + volume decrease or power + volume increase).
Consider using the latest version of Sp Flash tool
Format the phone before trying to flash the file(s) again


Error: 0xC0050003


Message: BROM ERROR: STATUS_DOWNLOAD_EXCEPTION (0xC0050003)


Meaning: There was an interruption during writing to one or more partitions


Solution:
Repeat flashing with the latest version of SP Flash Tool
Try using a different Port, USB cord and PC


Error: 0xc002002A


Message: BROM ERROR: STATUS_SEC_IMG_TYPE_MISMATCH (0xc002002A)


Meaning: The firmware you're trying to flash is either not compatible with your device, you have selected the wrong flashing settings or verified boot is enabled


Solution:
Try unlocking the bootloader before flashing
Ensure that the file(s) you're trying to flash are actually for your exact phone model
Ensure you tick the boxes for only the files present in the ROM you're about to flash
Probably have the wrong driver installed. Uninstall vcom, preloader and MTK drivers using usb deview then manually re-install using
Delete the sp flash tool folder then re-extract
Ensure the phone is switched off (with battery still inside) before connecting to PC for flashing.
If that doesn't work, keep holding down the volume decrease button just before connecting the phone to PC for flashing (you could try volume increase , power + volume decrease or power + volume increase).
Consider using the latest version of Sp Flash tool
Format the phone before trying to flash the file(s) again


Error 0XFA8


Message: BROM ERROR: S_FT_DOWNLOAD_FAIL (0XFA8)


Meaning: SP Flash tool encountered an error while attempting to flash files


Solution:
Ensure the battery is in the phone and the phone is switched off before connecting for flashing
Try using the latest version of SP flash tool
Change the USB cord and port or PC
Use the format option then download in SP flash tool
Try changing the Download Agent setting in SP Flash tool


Error 0x7D5


Message: BROM ERROR: S_BROM_CMD_STARTCMD_FAIL (0x7D5)


Meaning: The device attempted to power on before SP flash tool could flash files to it


Solution:
Ensure the battery is well charged
Take out and reinsert the battery
Try using a different USB cord, port and PC
Right-click flash_tool.exe > Select Properties > Select Compatibility > Set to Windows XP Service Pack 3 > Click Apply > Click OK > Run SP flash tool as Administrator
Try a different USB cord
Try a different port on the PC or another PC
Ensure the battery is well changed and inside the switched off phone before connecting to PC for flashing
Do not hold any button when connecting to PC


Boundary Check Failed


Message: Boundary Check Failed: rom_end_addr >= next rom begin_addr.


Meaning: The firmware has a partition that wasn't included while backing up the firmware. SP flash tool encounters an error in the end address of the preloader partition and the begin address of PGPT partition (i.e the partition which wasn't included in the backup)


Solution:
Close the error message, then manually select the location of all files in the scatter file from the bottom to the top. Meaning that preloader would be the last thing you'll select
If that doesn't work, open and modify the scatter file using Notepad++ then change "boundary_check: True" to "boundary_check: False"
If after modifying the scatter file and you still encounter the same or a different error, then flash the firmware using miracle box


Error 3179


Message: BROM ERROR : S_CHIP_TYPE_NOT_MATCH (3179)


Meaning: The firmware you're trying to flash is either not compatible with your device or you have selected the wrong flashing settings


Solution:
Ensure that the file(s) you're trying to flash are actually for your exact phone model
Ensure you tick the boxes for only the files present in the ROM you're about to flash
Probably have the wrong driver installed. Uninstall vcom, preloader and MTK drivers using usb deview then manually re-install using
Delete the sp flash tool folder then re-extract
Ensure the phone is switched off (with battery still inside) before connecting to PC for flashing.
If that doesn't work, keep holding down the volume decrease button just before connecting the phone to PC for flashing (you could try volume increase , power + volume decrease or power + volume increase).
Consider using the latest version of Sp Flash tool
Format the phone before trying to flash the file(s) again


Error 5073


Message: BROM ERROR : S_DL_READ_PT_FAIL (5073)


Meaning: SP flash tool encountered an error while trying to format the device


Solution:
Use "download only" under the download tab to flash the firmware then you can format if need be.


SP Flash Tool force-closes when scatter file is loaded


Message: SP Flash tool automatically closes after selecting a scatter file


Meaning: SP Flash Tool doesn't support the scatter file due to its blocks or configuration


Solution:
Open the scatter file using Notepad++ > Locate the last partition on the list (flashinfo) > change is_download from true to false > Save the scatter file and reload


Storage type mismatch!


Message: scatter storage type is HW_STORAGE_EMMC
target storage type is HW_STORAGE_NAND


Meaning: There's a mismatch between the phone's storage type and that which the scatter file expects


Solution:
Try using a different firmware or a Chinese box
Try a different version of SP Flash tool and run as Administrator


Error 8045


Message: No Valid Partition Management Table (PMT) for storage


Meaning: SP Flash tool encountered a problem identifying the device's partitions ahead of file writes


Solution:
Try Flashing the firmware using Download only


Error 1041


Message: BROM ERROR: S_CHKSUM_ERROR (1041)


Meaning: There was a checksum error when flashing the firmware


Solution
Delete any file with checksum in its name from the firmware folder
Go to Options > Option > Download > Untick Da DL all with checksum


0x00


Message: BROM ERROR: S_SECURITY_AC_REGION_NOT_FOUND_IN_SECROIMG (6128), MSP ERROR CODE: 0X00


Meaning: The ROM contains a Checksum file but DL All With CheckSum was unticked


Solution:
Ensure to tick DL All With CheckSum under Options > Option > Download


BROM ERROR : S_SECURITY_SECRO_HASH_INCORRECT (6126) , MSP ERROE CODE : 0x00


Message: BROM ERROR : S_SECURITY_SECRO_HASH_INCORRECT (6126) , MSP ERROE CODE : 0x00


Meaning: The ROM contains a Checksum file but DL All With CheckSum was unticked


Solution:
Ensure to tick DL All With CheckSum under Options > Option > Download


Error 0xC0050005


Message: ERROR STATUS_EXT_RAM_EXCEPTION (0xC0050005)


Meaning: The firmware you're trying to flash is either not compatible with your device or you have selected the wrong flashing settings


Solution:

Ensure that the file(s) you're trying to flash are actually for your exact phone model
Ensure you tick the boxes for only the files present in the ROM you're about to flash


Error (3)


Message: BROM ERROR: ?? (3)


Meaning: There's a problem with the format of the scatter file or file(s) being flashed. An example is trying to flash .bin files using SP Flash Tool


Solution:
Check the scatter file and files you're about flashing to be sure they're not meant to be flashed using a different tool


Error 6104


Message: BROM ERROR: S_SECURITY_SECURE_USB_DL_DA_RETURN_INVALID_TYPE (6104), MSP ERROR CODE : 0X00


Meaning: Wrong flash settings or firmware


Solution:
Ensure you set the correct Download-Agent in SP flash tool and are using a firmware for your exact model
Go to Options > Option > Connection > USB Speed > Full Speed
Go to Options > Option > Download > Untick DA DL All with Checksum


Error 3183


Message: BROM ERROR: S_CHIP_TYRE_NOT_MATCH(3183)


Meaning: Sp flash tool believes there's a mismatch between the information provided in the scatter file and the phone's info.


Solution:
Ensure you're using the ROM for the exact phone model
Try a higher version of SP flash tool
Ensure to install the correct drivers for the phone on the Pc


Error 0xC0060001


Message: BROM ERROR: S_BROM_CMD_STARTCMD_FAIL (0xC0060001)


Meaning: The device attempted to power on before SP flash tool could flash files to it


Solution:
The device might require a custom Download Agent (DA) to be flashed
Ensure the battery is well charged
Take out and reinsert the battery
Try using a different USB cord, port and PC
Right-click flash_tool.exe > Select Properties > Select Compatibility > Set to Windows XP Service Pack 3 > Click Apply > Click OK > Run SP flash tool as Administrator
Try a different USB cord
Try a different port on the PC or another PC
Ensure the battery is well changed and inside the switched off phone before connecting to PC for flashing
Do not hold any button when connecting to PC


PMT changed for the ROM


Message: PMT changed for the ROM; it must be downloaded


Meaning: The partition table about to be written (from the scatter file) is different from the phone's current partition table layout


Solution:
Ensure that the scatter file / files you're trying to flash are actually for your exact model
If you're trying to flash just a few files and not the firmware then you need to get the firmware to complement and then flash using download only
If you're trying to flash the full firmware then try using the Firmware Upgrade option or Format first before download only


Error 6004


Message: ERROR: S_SECURITY_SLA_FAIL (6004), MSP ERROE CODE: 0X00


Meaning: The download agent isn't compatible with the device


Solution:
Try choosing a different Download Agent, version or tool
Ensure you're using the right Authentication file


Storage type mismatch!


Message:
scatter storage type is HW_STORAGE_EMMC
target storage type is HW_STORAGE_NONE


Meaning: There's a mismatch between the phone's storage type and that which the scatter file expects


Solution:
Try using SP Flash tool Version 3.x


Error 6045


Message: S_SECURITY_SECURE_USB_DL_IMAGE_SIGN_HEADER_NOT_FOU ND (6045) , MSP ERROE CODE : 0x00


Meaning: The image files you are trying to flash doesn't contain the -sign header.


Solution:
Use SP Flash Tool V5.1532.00 @
Load the Auth file for the device in the flash tool
Ty flashing a factory (signed) firmware
Flash the unsigned image using the 'Write Memory' tab in SP flash tool. To activate write memory tab, press 'Ctrl + Alt + V' to enabled advanced mode then click Window > Write Memory


Error 2035


Message: BROM ERROR: S_BROM_CMD_JUMP_DA_FAIL (2035)


Meaning: SP Flash tool encountered an error connecting to the device.


Solution
Ensure the battery is inserted and you're not holding any button when connecting to PC for flashing
Uninstall all Mediatek drivers then re-install VCOM drivers
Disable any modem manager or software which might be blocking ports on the PC
For Linux / Ubuntu users, make sure you installed libusb-dev then blacklist Ubuntu’s modem manager (because it controls port /dev/ttyACM0, which is disabling SP Flash Tool from running properly).


Error 0x412


Message: BROM ERROR: S_TIMEOUT (0X412)


Meaning SP Flash tool encountered a timeout when trying to flash (i.e flashing took too long to start or complete)


Solution
Ensure that files are actually loaded (with valid location) in SP flash tool (i.e location should not be empty)
Try flashing one file at a time
Use a higher version of SP Flash tool
Untick the large files or find smaller alternatives


Error 6029


Message: S_SECURITY_SEND_AUTH_FAIL (6029) , MSP ERROE CODE : 0x00


Meaning SP Flash tool can't authenticate the files you are trying to flash


Solution
Try another ROM / firmware from a different source


Error 0x93AF


Message: ROM[logo] checksum mismatch checksum_config[0x93af],checksum_val[0x94ae]


Meaning SP Flash tool encountered a checksum error


Solution
Open the checksum file using notepad++, search for 0x93af and replace with 0x94ae
Delete any checksum file in the rom


Error 5011


Message: S_DL_SCAT_INCORRECT_FORMAT (5011)


Meaning The scatter file has incorrect format. The scatter file has been badly created / modified


Solution
Download a different scatter file (one that doesn't pop the same incorrect scatter file error in SPft), open the two scatter files using Notepad++ and you will notice that the incorrect scatter file has its items slightly shifted to the left. Edit the incorrect scatter file to the same format arrangement as in the working scatter file.
After modifying the scatter file using the method above, ensure to use a recent version of SP flash tool e.g SP flash tool v5.1728
Download another ROM / firmware from a different source


Error 0xC52


Message: ERROR: S_DA_SDMMC_WRITE_FAILED (0XC52)


Meaning: SP Flash tool was unable to flash files to the phone


Solution:
Ensure to run the latest version of SP flash tool as Administrator
Format first then Download
Don't tick a box with an unspecified / empty file path
Ensure the phone is switched off (with a well charged battery in it ) before connecting to PC for flashing
Try a different PC
Try a different ROM
Try a different USB cord
Try formatting the phone first before flashing files to it


Error 0xC0050005


Message: BROM ERROR: STATUS_EXT_RAM_EXCEPTION (0xC0050005)


Meaning: There was an overlap error while trying to flash the firmware


Solution:
Ensure the firmware you're trying to flash is for your phone's variant


Error 0XFAA


Message: BROM ERROR: S_FT_FORMAT_FAIL (0XFAA)


Meaning: The source (firmware) doesn't properly match the target (phone)


Solution:
Try using a different firmware for your phone model
Ensure you're using the right tool to flash the firmware


Error 5072


Message: ERROR: S_DL_WRITE_PT_FAIL (5072)


Meaning: SP flash tool is having problems writing to one or more partitions


Solution
Try using a different PC and USB cord
Ensure the phone is switched off (with a charged battery inside) when you connect
Do not hold any button when connecting to PC for flashing


Error 0xC0070004


Message: ERROR: STATUS_DA_HASH_MISMATCH (0xC0070004)


Meaning: Hash (integrity) check of the images being flashed failed.


Solution:
Use SP Flash Tool V5.1516.00
Ensure to select the right Download-Agent
Navigate to Options > Option > Download and untick DA DLL All.....


Error 6046


Message: BROM ERROR: S_SECURITY_USB_DL_IMAGE_SIGNATURE_VERIFY_FAIL (6064), MSP ERROR CODE: 0X0


Meaning: Signature verification for the firmware failed


Solution:
Set Download-Agent to MTK_AllInOne_DA.bin
Navigate to Options > Option > Download and untick DA DLL All.....
Delete any checksum file in the firmware folder


Error 0XC0060003


Message: ERROR: STATUS_BROM_CMD_SEND_DA_FAIL (0XC0060003)


Meaning: SP flash tool is unable to read or write to the device using the preset Download Agent


Solution:
The device might require a custom Download Agent (DA) to be flashed
Ensure the battery is well charged
Take out and reinsert the battery
Try using a different USB cord, port and PC
Right-click flash_tool.exe > Select Properties > Select Compatibility > Set to Windows XP Service Pack 3 > Click Apply > Click OK > Run SP flash tool as Administrator
Try a different USB cord
Try a different port on the PC or another PC
Ensure the battery is well changed and inside the switched off phone before connecting to PC for flashing
Do not hold any button when connecting to PC


Error 0x94010000


Message: CHIP TYPE NOT match ! target refuse value: 0x94010000


Meaning: The device likely has a locked / encrypted preloader


Solution:
Untick preloader when flashing in Sp flash tool


Error 0xC0020029


Message: BROM ERROR: STATUS_SEC_IMGHDR_TYPE_MISMATCH (0xC0020029)


Meaning: You are trying to flash modified files to a device that only accepts signed or verified images


Solution:
Download and flash the official firmware (usually have -verified or -signed prefixes)


Error 5000


Message: BROM ERROR : S_AUTH_HANDLE_IS_NOT_READY (5000)


Meaning: The device has a secure boot / bootloader


Solution:
You'll need an Auth (*.auth) or custom Download Agent (DA) file for the device to proceed with SP flash tool


Error 0xC002002C


Message: ERROR : STATUS_SEC_IMG_HASH_VFY_FAIL (0xC002002C)


Meaning: The device has a verified boot


Solution:
You'll need to download and flash the official firmware (usually have -verified or -sign in their file name)


Error 0xC0030012


Message: ERROR: STATUS_SEC_AUTH_FILE_NEEDED (0xC0030012)


Meaning: The device has a secure boot


Solution:
You'll need to use a custom Download Agent (DA) for the model (check Hovatek Forum - Mediatek (MTK) Secure Boot DA & Auth. files )






Error 8


Message: ERROR: ?? (8)


Meaning: The size of a file is larger than the available / possible partition size


Solution:
Ensure that the file(s) you're trying to flash are actually for your exact phone model
Try another stock ROM
Change the phone's emmc chip
Try using a different PC


Error 5002


Message: ERROR: S_INVALID_DA_FILE (5002)


Meaning: SP flash tool does not recognize the DA file. Most likely the DA file is locked / encrypted for use on a specific tool


Solution:
You'll either need to search for a DA file compatible with SP flash tool or use the specified tool for the DA file you downloaded [specified tool are usually hardware box / dongles e.g CM2mtk, volcano tool, e.t.c]


Error 0xC0030001


Message: Error: STATUS_SCATTER_FILE_INVALID (0xC0030001)


Meaning: SP flash tool does not recognize the scatter file or the location of the scatter file.


Solution:
Rename the folder location of the scatter file including the parent folders too, remove all special characters / non English characters from the folder name
If that doesn't work then create a new folder in your desktop then copy and paste ONLY the firmware files into the new folder then retry flashing the contents on the new folder


Partition[nvram] should NOT set "is_download" to true in scatter file


Message: Partition[nvram] should NOT set "is_download" to true in scatter file


Meaning: The scatter file loaded has nvram set to download but doesn't specify a file name for nvram. This error is common in later versions of SP flash tool


Solution:
Modify the scatter file using notepad++ and add a file name for nvram partition. e.g "file_name: nvram.bin" then save and ensure there's an nvram.bin file in the same folder as the scatter file. If that doesn't work then
Modify the scatter file using notepad++ and set "is_download: false" for nvram partition


Error 0xC0050001


Message: ERROR: STATUS_DEVICE_CTRL_EXCEPTION (0XC0050001)


Meaning: The firmware you're trying to flash is either not compatible with your device or you have selected the wrong flashing settings


Solution:
Ensure that the file(s) you're trying to flash are actually for your exact phone model


Error 0xC002001B


Message: ERROR: STATUS_SEC_PUBK_AUTH_MISMATCH_N (0xC002001B)


Meaning: The device has a verified boot


Solution:
You'll need to download and flash the official firmware (usually have -verified or -sign in their file name)


Error 5014


Message: ERROR: S_DL_SCAT_ADDR_IS_NOT_ASCENDING_ORDER (5014)


Meaning: The scatter file was badly created or modified, depending on how you obtained the scatter file


Solution:
Input the correct values for all 'physical_start_addr' in the scatter file. The correct value for 'physical_start_addr' is the same as the value on 'linear_start_addr'


Error 0x7F3


Message: BROM ERROR: S_BROM_CMD_JUMP_DA_FAIL


Meaning: SP Flash tool encountered an error connecting to the device.


Solution
Ensure the battery is inserted and you're not holding any button when connecting to PC for flashing
Uninstall all Mediatek drivers then re-install VCOM drivers
Disable any modem manager or software which might be blocking ports on the PC
For Linux / Ubuntu users, make sure you installed libusb-dev then blacklist Ubuntu’s modem manager (because it controls port /dev/ttyACM0, which is disabling SP Flash Tool from running properly).


Error 3154


Message: BROM ERROR : S_DA_SDMMC_WRITE_FAILED (3154)


Meaning: SP Flash tool was unable to flash files to the phone


Solution:
Ensure to run the latest version of SP flash tool as Administrator
Format first then Download
Don't tick a box with an unspecified / empty file path
Ensure the phone is switched off (with a well charged battery in it ) before connecting to PC for flashing
Try a different PC
Try a different ROM
Try a different USB cord
Try formatting the phone first before flashing files to it


Error 0xC0010005


Message: BROM ERROR: STATUS_PROTOCOL_ERR (0xC0010005)


Meaning: Sp flash tool is having problems communicating with the device


Solution: Ensure the phone is properly switched off (with battery connected) before connecting to PC for flashing.


Error 0xC0010007


Message: BROM ERROR: INSUFFICIENT_BUFFER (0xC0010007)


Meaning: SP flash tool seems to be blocked from flashing files to the phone


Solution:
If you can boot to fastboot mode, then unlock the bootloader then retry flashing
Untick OEM then retry flashing


Error 0xC0050007


Message: ERROR: STATUS_READ_DATA_EXCEPTION (0xC0050007)


Meaning: SP flash tool is unable to readback from the connected phone (esp where the readback length is too large)


Solution:
Download and install updated MTK drivers on your PC at [ Login / Register at the top-left corner of this page to download]



LIB DA not match


Message: LIB DA not match, please re-select DA or ask for help


Meaning: SP flash tool is having trouble using the selected DA file


Solution:
Untick 'Check LIB DA match' within SP flash tool general settings (Options > option)
Try another version of SP flash tool ; you could try v5.1828 (it doesn't have this settings)


Error -1073283068


Message: BROM ERROR: STATUS_DA_HASH_MISMATCH (-1073283068), MSP ERROE CODE: 0X00




Meaning: The DA file being used isn't compatible


Solution: Try using a DA + Auth + Factory rom