Device Image Mismatch Error in MSM Download Tool [Fixed]

In this guide, we will show you the steps to fix the “Device does not match image” error in the MSM download tool. When it comes to custom development, OnePlus devices still occupied the top position. And there are two main reasons for the same. The first is the underlying Qualcomm chipset which allows you to access the secondary download mode known as the emergency download mode. The next step is the leaked MSM download tool which allows you to flash the OPS firmware to unlock the device, in a locked bootloader.

While the flashing process is pretty straightforward, there is still a high chance that the tool will generate one or two errors. And this is what appears to be the case as of now. Various users have expressed their concern about receiving the error “Device does not match image” in the MSM download tool. If you are also on the same page, don’t worry. In this guide, we’ll let you know of an elegant workaround to fix this bug. So, without further ado, let’s get started.

Fix device image mismatch error in MSM download tool

The reason for this error is the fact that you downloaded the wrong version of the tool. For example, if you are using the OnePlus 9 Pro firmware on your OnePlus 9 device, the tool will immediately show this error message and prevent you from flashing. So make sure you get the correct version of the tool and then try the flashing procedure again.

However, if you were intentionally doing this task of flashing the wrong firmware [this was done by some OnePlus 9 Indian variant users- they had to first flash the firmware using the MSM Tool for OnePlus 9 Pro before they could use the modded version of the MSM Tool for their OnePlus 9] here’s what you need to do to ignore this error message.

The following process will only show you the steps to fix the “Device does not match image” error in the MSM download tool. However, if you’d like to know more flashing-related instructions as well, check out the guides on How to boot any OnePlus device in EDL mode and How to remove any OnePlus device via the MSM tool.

To begin with, launch the MSM tool using its EXE file.

MSM Download Tool

Then select Other in User type and press Next.

Device Image Mismatch Error

Next, enable Sha256 Check but uncheck Use Lite Firehose.

MSM Download Tool [Fixed]

That’s all. You can now proceed with the flashing process and there will be no errors now.

So these were the steps to fix the “Device does not match image” error in the MSM download tool. If you have any questions about the steps mentioned above, please let us know in the comments. We will get back to you as soon as possible with a solution


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