A complete list of SP Flash Tool error codes and solutions ✔

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What Is the SP Flash Tool?
SP Flash Tool is an official MediaTek (MTK) device flash tool, which helps users to flash scatter firmware/stock ROM files quickly. With this program, the mobile phone operating system can be easily downloaded or upgraded.

The program has many features like user can easily backup stock ROM from the device, manually format the partition area in the device, download, upgrade and format complete ROM files. And users can quickly check RAM, Databus, Address Bus, Dedicated Pattern, and Inc/Dec Pattern.

The SP Flash Tool is very easy to use, but it dropped a lot of errors without the proper information. So, today I am going to share with you a massive list of the SP Flash Tool errors (BROM errors) and explain their meanings and solutions to correct them before you use this program.

Important to know I've covered almost all of the SP Flash Tool errors on this post, and if you notice any shortcomings in this list, you can let me know by posting in the comments section below. So, now let me tell you about SP Flash Tool BROM errors to correct them.


SP Flash Tool failed to enumerate COM port.
This error means that there is a problem finding the COM port in the Flash tool to which your device is connected.

Solution:
  • Connect your device to another port and make sure you have the MediaTek USB driver installed on your computer.
  • Open "Device Manager" and find the COM port of the device you want to connect to the computer. Once the port is located, open the Flash tool, click Options> COM Port> Select the COM port to which you have connected your device.

The device automatically disconnects from the computer during flashing.
As soon as the flashing process starts, the device is disconnected, the process is interrupted.

Solution:
  • Try another USB data cables, USB ports, or computer systems.
  • Press the volume up or down button when connecting the device to the computer.

SP Flash Tool remains at 0%.
In this case, the SP flash tool gets stuck at 0% and the flashing process does not start.

Solution:

Error: Initializing scatter file failed. Please check the scatter file name you load is legal.
This error means that the SP Flash Tool does not accept or load the scatter file.

Solution:
  • Check that the scatter file has not been edited.
  • Use the latest version of the SP Flash Tool.

Error: USB device not recognized.
This error occurs when you connect your device to a computer. It displays a hint in the system tray after connecting your device. The computer is having trouble communicating with your device (this is due to interruptions, hardware, or driver problems).

Solution:
  • Try another USB data cables, USB ports, or computer systems.
  • Install the latest version of MediaTek USB drivers.

Error: Please select one ROM at least before execution.
The SP Flash tool fails to determine which partition files are ticked.

Solution:
  • Select the scatter file again and uncheck the partitions of all the files and then check one by one which partitions you want to flash.

Error: PRO_INFO: Failed to get PMT info.
The SP Flash Tool is having trouble reading the partition mapping table from the device. Another reason is that the SP Flash Tool cannot map partitions in memory EMMC or EMCP. Table names, offsets, and partition sizes are not reliable.

Solution:
  • Do not press the volume up or down buttons when connecting the device to the computer.
  • Fix the preloader partition data, Writing the .extcsd file with EMMC Professional Tools (JTAG).
  • Re-bowl or replace the EMMC or EMCP components.

Error 1002: S_INVALID_ARGUMENTS.
The Scatter file you are trying to load in the SP Flash tool is invalid, or someone has changed the value of the partition files.

Solution:
  • Load the correct Scatter file that has not been edited and contains all valid partition values.

Error 1003: S_COM_PORT_OPEN_FAIL.
The Scatter file you are trying to load in the SP Flash tool is invalid, or someone has changed the value of the partition files.

Solution:
  • Load the correct Scatter file that has not been edited and contains all valid partition values.

Error 1011: S_NOT_ENOUGH_STORAGE_SPACE.
This error usually occurs when the firmware user data partition is larger than the mobile user data (partition) storage. For example, there are phones with 8GB, and you are trying to flash the 16GB version of the firmware/stock ROM. This error can also occur if the phone reports an incorrect size (hardware damage).

Solution:
  • Flash the exact firmware/stock ROM version of your phone storage.
  • If you want to force this firmware to flash, then uncheck the user's data partition in the firmware settings before flashing.

Error 1012: BROM ERROR: S_NOT_ENOUGH_MEMORY.
The SP Flash tool you are using does not support the size of files in the firmware/stock ROM.

Solution:

Error 1013: BROM ERROR: S_COM_PORT_OPEN Fail.
An error occurred with the SP Flash tool while interacting with the device via the target port. And this error usually occurs when the drivers of the mobile device are not installed properly, or there is a problem with either the USB data cable or the computer's USB port.

Solution:

Error 1022: S_UNSUPPORTED_VER_OF_DA.
This error occurs when the SP Flash Tool Download Agent (DA) file is not compatible with the mobile device, or the SP Flash Tool does not support the firmware/stock ROM because the file size is too large to use.

Solution:

Error 1040: S_UNSUPPORTED_OPERATION.
This error occurs in the SP Flash tool when the scatter file is loaded according to the wrong model or version, i.e., the firmware you are trying to flash is not eligible for the mobile ROM.

Solution:
  • Make sure your firmware is correct for your mobile operating system.
  • Flash the version of the same firmware that is already present in your mobile, I mean do not downgrade or upgrade your device's operating system.

Error 1042: BROM ERROR: S_TIMEOUT.
The flashing process took a long time, which caused the SP Flash Tool to run out of time.

Solution:
  • Flash each partition file one by one.
  • Use the latest version of the SP Flash Tool.
  • Try another USB data cable, USB ports, or computer systems.

Error 2: BROM ERROR: ??
In this case, the SP Flash tool is unable to communicate with the mobile device.

Solution:
  • Check that MediaTek (MTK) USB drivers are compatible with the device.
  • Try another USB data cable, USB ports, or computer systems.

Error 4008: BROM ERROR : S_FT_DOWNLOAD_FAIL.
In this case, the communication between the SP flash tool and the device is interrupted, which causes trouble in the flashing process.

Solution:
  • Remove the battery from the device before starting the flashing process and then insert it back into the mobile device.
  • Make sure the mobile battery is at least 50% charged.
  • Use the SP Flash tool in administrator mode.
  • Try another USB data cable, USB ports, or computer systems.

Error 2004: BROM ERROR : S_FT_DOWNLOAD_FAIL.
In this case, the SP Flash tool is unable to communicate with the mobile device.

Solution:
  • Check that MediaTek (MTK) USB drivers are compatible with the device.
  • Try another USB data cable, USB ports, or computer systems.

Error 2005: BROM ERROR: S_BROM_CMD_STARTCMD_FAIL.
Your device turns on automatically before the SP Flash Tool starts flashing.

Solution:
  • Do not press the volume up or down buttons when connecting the device to the computer.
  • Before connecting the device to the computer, make sure that the battery is at least 50% charged and the device is turned off.

Error 2020: BROM ERROR : S_BROM_CHKSUM16_MEM_RESULT_DIFF.
There is a problem with the SP Flash tool in transferring files to the internal SRAM of the phone.

Solution:
  • Use the latest version of the SP Flash Tool.
  • In the SP Flash tool, go to> Options> Connections> Battery. Set it to "with battery".
  • Flash the device using the "Format All + Download" option.
  • When connecting the device to the computer, press and hold the volume up or down button.

Error 3001: S_DA_EXT_RAM_ERROR.
This error is caused by interference between the device and the computer connection.

Solution:
  • Check that MediaTek (MTK) USB drivers are compatible with the device.
  • Try another USB data cable, USB ports, or computer systems.

Error 3012: NAND_FLASH_NOT_FOUND.
This error is associated with the definition of flash memory.

Solution:
  • Use the SP Flash tool in administrator mode.
  • Try another version of the SP Flash Tool.
  • Try another USB data cable, USB ports, or computer systems.

Error 3140: BROM ERROR: S_DA_UPDATE_BOOLOADER_EXIST_MAGIC_NOT_MATCHED.
An error occurred in SP Flash Tool while flashing a selected file on an unspecified partition.

Solution:
  • Use the latest version of the SP Flash Tool.
  • First, format the device using the "Format option" and then flash the firmware/stock ROM file using the "Download" option.

Error 3144: S_DA_EMMC_FLASH_NOT_FOUND.
Boot and scatter files are not compatible with the device. Note The device's EMMC partition and device's MTD partition use different TXT boot files.

Solution:
  • Load the correct Scatter file that has not been edited and contains all valid partition values.
  • Make sure the scatter file is compatible with your device's storage and operating system version.

Error 3149: BROM ERROR : S_DA_SDMMC_WRITE_FAILED.
This error occurs when the SP Flash Tool is unable to flash the firmware/stock ROM files on the device.

Solution:
  • Use the latest version of the SP Flash Tool.
  • First, format the device using the "Format option" and then flash the firmware/stock ROM file using the "Download" option.
  • Try another USB data cable, USB ports, or computer systems.

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