Checklist - How To Fix SP Flash tool errors and problems



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May 15, 2015
Many people here or on youtube get error during the flash process like 'brom error 4032, 4008, 3144, 1013'. So here is a short checklist on what you should try when you get any of those error codes.

In this order

- Make sure that you are using the correct ROM !!

- Make sure you're using the latest versions of MTK Droid Tools and SP Flash Tools ( phone tutorial section )

- Try instead of SP Flash Tool

- Run SP Flash Tools as administrator ( right click on the .exe )

- Try with 'download' and 'firmware upgrade' mode. For firmware upgrade mode, all items need to be checked. In that case, make sure all parts of the firmware are there, or remove the references to them in the scatter if you don't want to flash them or if they don't exist.

- Try a new USB cable

- Try an outdated SP-flash tool version :

- Uninstall the current drivers ( USBdeview ) and install again

- Try a different PC

- Make your own scatter in mtkdroid tools

- Sometimes a different preloader MAY help, however this should only be attempted if all other solutions fail and could brick your phone if you use the wrong one.

Also feel free to use your own solutions.