SP Flash Tool Error Codes List | Brom Error & Fix Guide

Who doesn't know SP Flash Tool, it's one of the most downloaded Android phone flashing software or tool. It helps you to flash any firmware on your phone or take a backup of your device's current firmware. Its compatibility includes all the Mediatek chipset-powered mobile phones like Android smartphones and watches. Although the tool is very easy and straightforward to use, it throws some errors. These SP Flash tool errors are meant for the developer's understanding and for normal users like you and me It's hard to understand what the error reads and where is the problem. So to help you in regard to error code meaning, I have compiled a list of SP Flash tool errors (Brom Errors).

SP Flash Tool Error

Several users have reported the following errors while using this flash tool. We have provided the meaning of the error and next to it the solution to fix that. You can use the browser find button to search for your error solution.

So let's begin -

Error 8100:

Meaning: Cant find the USB port.

Solution: Make sure that USB drivers are installed properly. If doesn't work, then re-install it.

Pro_Info Error: Failed to get PMT info

Meaning: SP Flash Tool is unable to read the phone

Solution:

  1. Use different USB cable
  2. Use another PC or laptop
  3. Make sure that your device has enough battery before you turn it off and connect to PC.

Error 1002: S_INVALID_ARGUMENTS

Meaning: Scatter file is invalid or it's corrupted

Solution: Simple, load the correct scatter file

Error 8038: PMT changed for the ROM it must be downloaded

This error code is also read as Android download pmt is ready, and layout has been changed or PMT changed for the rom or simply SP flash tool error 8038.

Meaning: The flash tool has trouble writing to certain partitions due to some incompatibility.

Solution:

  • Don't format bootloaders, simply format the device in the tool itself.
  • Retry flashing with another scatter file, provided MTK backup has more than one scatter file.
  • If it doesn't work, then open the scatter file using Notepad ++ and replace __NODL_FAT with __NODL, i.e., remove _FAT.

Brom error s_ft_enable_dram_fail (4032)

Meaning: Either you have selected the wrong flashing settings or the firmware that you are flashing is not compatible with your handset.

Solution:

  1. First delete the SP Flash tool folder and re-extract it.
  2. You might have the wrong drivers installed. Uninstall VCOM, Preloader and MTK drivers and re-install them.

Brom Storage type mismatch

Error Message:

scatter storage type is HW_STORAGE_EMMC

target storage type is HW_STORAGE_NONE

or

scatter storage type is HW_STORAGE_EMMC

target storage type is HW_STORAGE_NAND

Meaning: This error on SP flash tool happens due to the device storage type from the one that scatter files expects.

Solution:

  1. Try using a different ROM or firmware.
  2. It's recommended to use flash tool version 3.x and above or run as an administrator.

SP flash tool error 8406 solution or Error 8406

This error is due to various device compatibility issues. There is a straight forward solution to it, i.e., simply flash it with the right firmware for the exact device model. If that doesn't fix the error, then you need to update VCOM drivers.

S_STORAGE_NOT_MATCH (3182) or Brom error storage not match

Meaning: The firmware you are flashing is not compatible with your device.

Solution: Try to get the exact firmware for your device model.

Brom error s storage not match (3167)

The exact error the display is S_STORAGE_NOT_MATCH (3167).

Meaning: The firmware you are flashing is not compatible with your device.

Solution: Try to get the exact firmware for your device model.

S_DL_SCAT_INCORRECT_FORMAT (5011) or incorrect scatter file format

Meaning: The scatter file has been modified or badly created and so it has an incorrect format.

Solution:

  1. Download the right scatter file.
  2. Use the latest version of the SP flash tool.
  3. Download ROM/firmware.

brom error s_brom_cmd_startcmd_fail (0xc0060001)

Meaning: The device attempted to power ON before the SP flash tool could flash the files to it.

Solution:

  1. The handset requires a custom Download Agent to be flashed.
  2. Re-insert the battery on your phone.
  3. Try using a different USB cable.
  4. Try using a different COM Port on PC.
  5. Right click flash_tool.exe -> Properties -> Compatibility -> Set to your windows version (Windows 11 if you have latest OS build or Windows XP Service Pack 3, etc.,) -> Apply -> OK -> Run flash_tool.exe as administrator.
  6. Don't hold any button when connecting to PC.

BROM error s_da_sdmmc_write_failed (3154)

Meaning: SP flash tool is having trouble flashing your device.

Solution:

  • Run the latest version of the SP flash tool and run it as Administrator.
  • Format the file and then download.
  • Ensure the battery is sufficiently charge.
  • Download a different ROM or firmware file.

brom error s_ft_download_fail (0xfa8)

Meaning: The flash tool has encountered an error while attempting to flash the firmware.

Solution:

  1. Make sure the device is turned OFF and there is enough battery on the device.
  2. Try using a different PC
  3. Try different USB cables.
  4. Change the Download Agent Settings in the tool.

brom error S_STORAGE_NOT_MATCH (3167)

Meaning: The firmware you are flashing is not compatible with your device.

Solution:

  • Get the appropriate firmware for your device.

S_FT_DOWNLOAD_FAIL (4008) or s ft download fail 4008

Meaning: This error pops up when there is an interruption between the SP flash tool and the communicating device.

Solution:

  1. Re-insert the battery
  2. Use different USB cable
  3. Use another PC
  4. Try to insert USB cable in other USB port
  5. Make sure that you have enough battery left on your device

s_brom_cmd_startcmd_fail

The error is also seen as "S_BROM_CMD_STARTCMD_FAIL (2005)"

Meaning: Handset attempted to Power ON before the tool could flash the files to it.

Solution:

  1. Re-insert the battery
  2. Use different USB cable, PC, Port

flashtool error 3149

Here is the pop up message - S_DA_SDMMC_WRITE_FAILED (3149)

Meaning: SP flash tool failed to flash files to the handset.

Solution:

  1. Use the latest version of the flash tool.
  2. Format the device first and then download.
  3. Use different USB cable, PC, Port

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brom error s_brom_download_da_fail (2004)

Meaning: There is an interruption between the flashing tool and handset communication.

Solution:

  1. Use different USB cable, PC, Port
  2. Take out the battery and re-insert the battery

s_ft_enable_dram_fail (0xfc0)

Meaning: You have selected the wrong flashing settings or firmware file is not compatible.

Solution:

  • Ensure you have correct firmware file as per your phone model number for flashing
  • Use the latest version of the smartphone flashing tool
  • Format the phone from Settings and then try flashing again

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So those were the most common SP Flash tool errors reported by users and practically observed by us. As soon as we encounter more errors while flashing with the tool, we will update the article.

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SP Flash Tool Error Codes List | Brom Error & Fix Guide
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