Tutorial: 10+ Easy Steps to Flash Smartphone using QFIL

QFIL is an application used by firmware engineering to flash stock or custom ROMs on devices having Qualcomm chipsets only. This post will explain how to load Qualcomm based stock software (.mbn) on a QFIL loader tool and flash a Qualcomm smartphone or tablet in just a few easy steps.

This process can come with some complications, therefore I advise you follow all instructions carefully. Also note that I will not be responsible for any damage that may occur during this process.

How to install and RUN QFIL on PC
To begin you have to download and RUN QFIL on your PC. The application is portable therefore you don’t need to install. Simply download and extract, then launch the QFIL.exe and you are set.




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.

I also advice you observe and use the LOG BOX, QFIL has a log box which helps users troubleshoot QFIL errors using codes which will be displayed on the application

How to flash your device with QFIL
Download and Install Qualcomm drivers – Click 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 FilesQualcommQPSTbin)
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

This is will be completed when the BLUE bar reaches the ends and you see a message displaying “waiting for reset DONE”.

See Video Tutorial

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