[Fixed] PMT Changed for the rom: it must be downloaded in SP Flashtool

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Sometimes when you try flashing stock firmware via SP Flash Tool you get the error: PMT changed for the rom: it must be downloaded but don’t know how to fix it. In this post you’ll learn an easy fix for this.

Fixing PMT Changed for the rom

  • In SP Flash Tool interface, click Format tab
  • Once in Format tab, click Start to format the phone
  • Now go back to Download tab 
  • Load scatter file of the firmware you wish to flash
  • Click Download and connect phone.
  • Flashing should now commence.
Alternatively, you can watch the short Youtube video below to learn how to fix the above error…

Doesn’t solve your flashtool error? Click here to view other errors and how to fix them.

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37 Comments

  1. The firmware you are trying to flash is bigger than your phone's partitions.

    Verify that you are flashing your phone's exact firmware, or download a different ROM.

  2. this is the model Myphone agua hail i tried 3 different stock rom from google when i used older version of sp flash tool pmt brom erro but when tried latest sp flash tool the errors ar brom erro 08 and pmt change? this problem occurs when i flash wrong rom … thanks

  3. Every time flashing completed successfully .
    But on format the error shows is “BROM ERROR: S_DL_READ_PT_FAIL(0X13D1) “Please help!
    Phone is now not power on

  4. After formatting and flashing rom, my phone now wont turn on or even vibrate. but the pc still read it. help please lenovo a328

    • Hi Isaac. After using the format option, you’re supposed to flash your device with its stock firmware, else it will be stuck at boot or might not even display boot screen at all.

      But you should be able to access fastboot/flashmode to flash the firmware.

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