In the process of flashing your phone, users may encounter the message PMT . In this article, I will tell you what the error is, why it occurs, and how to fix it.
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The heart of the PMT problem
Each smartphone or tablet uses a partition table (memory markup), with which the normal operation of the operating system.
When flashing the device, special software is used that uses its own data on the phone's markup. If this data (usually in the Scatter file) differs from the actual phone markup (PMT), then the PMT error I described appears, and the user, trying to flash his machine, gets the above problem.
Another cause of this dysfunction is the corrupted (corrupted) partition table of the phone itself.
Immediately, I’ll make a reservation that you will perform all the actions proposed by me at your own peril and risk, since taking up the firmware of your device without having special technical knowledge is having a great chance to turn your phone into a lifeless “brick”.
First, check the status of the phone and the suitability of your software for this unit by IMEI. If the software you are using does not match the version of your phone, then look for the exact firmware version you need on the network.
If the phone doesn’t start at all or hangs on the logo after switching on and you try to flash it with the SP Flash Tool, you get the error message described PMT it’s necessary to get the phone’s partition table ( it is damaged).
It also happens that the versions of some files included in the used firmware do not correspond to the declared ones, and this can also cause the dysfunction described by me.
How to fix the PMT error?
Method 1. In addition to the above search on the network for software corresponding to the version of your phone, you can select the mode “ Firmware Upgrade ” instead of “ Download Only ” during the firmware. The firmware will download a special loader, but at the same time, if it is different from the phone loader, the device may “die”. In most cases, this method allows you to fix this problem, and the phone will work without problems.
Method 2. Another solution to the problem of PMT changed for the ROM is to select the firmware, and then format the phone using the Flash Flash Tool (select the Auto Format Flash option), then download the firmware (download flash) without selecting the bootloader. After the completion of the firmware process, you will need to fix IMEI.
Method 3. Turn off your phone and run the utility for the joint venture Flash Flash Tool. Select the "Format" submenu and click on the "Start" button. Connect your smartphone to the computer and wait until the formatting process is complete. After receiving the “Format OK” label, disconnect the device. Now go to the subsection “Download”, select the scatter file and click on “Download”. Reconnect the device, and the firmware process itself will begin.
How the error is corrected by method 3 can be viewed on the video:
Method 4. Open the Flash Too SP, select the scatter file. Click on the "Format" submenu, select the "formal all except bootloader" option. Then format the device and try again to flash it again. In some cases, this option was effective.
In most cases, the reasons for the “PMT changed for ROM it must be downloaded” error are the mismatch of the actual markup of the phone with the markup used in the scatter file. The methods listed by me are designed to correct the problem that has occurred, while being careful, and if you are not a professional in this field, then entrust this matter to a specialist.