Monday, 4 July 2016

How to use Qualcomm Flash Image Loader (QFIL) to unbrick Qualcomm devices

QFIL is used in flashing factory build images of QUALCOMM devices (especially Lenovo qualcomm devices). It actually targets these devices when they are connected to PC in Emergency mode (EDL) or Normal Boot up mode (HLOS).
This guide is to show you how you can use QFIL to flash devices in emergency mode ie when the phone is bricked or OS is corrupted.


Watch the video or follow tutorial below


How to install QFIL
QFIL is found in QPST v2.7.416 and above installer package. So after installing QPST on your PC you will have QFIL.
Download QPST 2.27.420 from here
Extract an install it

How to flash your device with QFIL
Download an Install Qualcomm drivers from here
Turn off the device and connect to PC while holding volume up button so it will enter Emergency mode (EDL) NB: some phones requires you to hold both vol up and down
Launch QFIL (found in this folder C:\Program Files\Qualcomm\QPST\bin)
At the top of QFIL GUI you will see Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 (COM XX) showing the device is connected properly

Under Select Build
Search Path >> Click Browse button, navigate and select firmware folder of the phone you want to flash
Now click Load XML button, from the dialogue box
Select rawprogram xml files and click OK
Again select patch XML files and click OK

Under Select Programmer
Programmer Path >> Click Browse button.
From dialogue box select the prog_emmc_firehose mbn file and click OK

Now click Download button
Wait for flash process to complete
When the blue progress bar reaches the end, and you see Waiting for reset done..., know that flash process is complete.

Keep calm the device will reboot by its self.
You can now setup the phone and enjoy.........





39 comments:

  1. Hello amparas nice work u doing here, my concern is the programmer path in qualcomm flash tool i have i did everything as example above right but not find prog_emmc_firehorse mbn anywhere in my downloaded firmware please is there anything am doing wrong. pls your assistant is needed

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    1. Which phone are you trying to flash

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    2. i have same problem with huawei y 530_00

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    3. prog_emmc_firehorse is not usually included in most stock ROM, rather, it is usually downloaded by QFIL. See here: How to Flash Qualcom Android Devices. How to get QFIL to download the right prog_emmc_firehorse for your Qualcomm Android device is discussed.

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  2. i did everything but com port is not showing in Yuphoria

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  3. I have posh ulrra 5.0 lte could i use this to flash\recover this phone?

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    1. no this tool will not help you with that.
      If you have the recovery image of your device you can easily flash it using the following fastboot commands with cmd
      >fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

      Just make sure you put the recovery inside the adb/fastboot folder

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  4. Does the firmware have to be unpacked in the folder or does need to be in same format such as kdz

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  5. Hi, nice work! Do you know where to find the firmware of Zenfone Selfie (ZD551KL Chinese Version) with Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 that works with QFIL? I did search all over internet and did not find it.

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    2. If you have any of its Stock ROM downloaded already, you may upload it here and it will be converted to QFIL flashable format for you.

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  6. Hi I need a help on how to flash my sch i535 with qfil

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  7. hey my yureka is showing blue lines its now working can u please help me how to fix it .

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  8. does anyone can help to unbrick yureka plus / coolpad f2 fhd. in qpst

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  9. How to use this tool for moto g 2014? help pls!

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  10. How to use this tool for moto g 2014? help pls!

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  11. Anyone have g4 patch.xml file please upload

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  12. can i use this tool for oneplus x?

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  13. Can i flash andromax i3s, with this flahtool? Please help because my phone Can life and the sound but no picture in my phone

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  14. please help my lenovo x3c50 unabel to connect in dloader mode even when i hold the vol + , the phone just comes up how do i fix dix

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  15. Hi unbrick alcatel 4019a Qualcom hs-usb qdloader please... I need files

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  16. i also tried much but do not recognize my Lenovo YT3 x-50M what should i do

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  17. Plz give tutorial about lyf ls5504 firmware flash

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  18. Qfil does not work with window 7 ultimate...it showing compatibility with window xp.

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  19. Give a link for compatible QFIL version for window 7 ultimate to flash firmware in my LYF LS5504 or LYF WATER 7

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  20. hi can someone point me firmware for oppo R5(R8106)Stock Fix Qualcomm thanks

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  21. i can not find the port. its empty . i tried all. wat to do??

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  22. bro im not finding any qulcomm usd port in device manager after i installed it also. can u help

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  23. quiero el fimware de cel studio 5.0 alguien me puede ayudar

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  24. hola amparas queria saber si este metodo sirve para un LG E612G con esta falla RELINK hs-usb qdloader 908 com 12 no enciende no da modo download

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  25. how to flash MTNSteppa2 lte qualcomm snapdragon

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  26. Replies
    1. Prog file for which phone? You may check here for the available prog_emmc_firehorse.mbm file for Qualcomm Android devices.

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  27. you guys should always watch your computer device manager, to see whether your driver missing...... thanks

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  28. how it will showing after flashing huawei mobile qualcom cpu and it worked seriously?

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