My phone (Freelander i30/Newman K1 MTK6589-based) failed to boot up displaying an "encryption unsuccessful" error last week.
I had CWM on it and was still able to get into that so tried flashing a ROM from needrom but it still wouldn't boot and from within CWM it appeared that /data wouldn't mount - I tried formatting all the partitions and loading a nandroid backup from a few months ago but still the encryption error. Tried to access /data from ADB also without success
so I moved on to trying the MTK SP flash tool with an appropriate factory ROM. The flash tool can see the phone but when I try to flash the ROM I get the error brom error: s_da_sdmmc_write failed (3149) Tried formatting the flash to no avail. the memory test gives the same brom error eventually.
Somewhere along the line I seem to have also messed up the boot sector as the phone no longer boots at all or shows the charging symbol - the flash tool can still see it, but I can't get into CWM or use ADB any more.
so - is the flash memory on the phone completely gone or is there another way to get it back?
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SP Flash Error Message: BROM ERROR : S_FT_DOWNLOAD_FAIL (2004)
Error Code Message: The communication between SP Flash and the device was interrupted.
1. Try another USB Cord.
2. Lunch SP Flash as admin.
3. Try another PC.
4. Check that the battery in the device is charged.
Other sggestions here: aryk.tech/2016/02/common-sp-flash-tool-error-codes-and.html#Error2004 I'm sorry but I can't post links now but if you can make out something with that.