How To'sAndroid Software Flashing GuideFlash any Qualcomm smartphone using Qualcomm Flash Image Loader (QFIL)

Flash any Qualcomm smartphone using Qualcomm Flash Image Loader (QFIL)

Before the reign of MediaTek, many smartphones have been powered by Qualcomm.

Qualcomm is one of the best smartphone Socs out there, most of the flagship smartphones of today are powered by Qualcomm and still counting.

Today, I am going to tell you how to flash your smartphone if your smartphone is running on Qualcomm chipset.

Requirements to flash the firmware using Qualcomm Flash Image Loader (QFIL)

Note that flashing a stock firmware to your phone erases everything in your phone including contents in internal storage. It is always very advisable to backup your contents to an external storage or a PC. If your phone is bricked and can’t be accessed, I guess there is nothing you can do.

Follow this procedure below if you wish to flash the stock rom.

Flash Qualcomm Firmware using Qualcomm Flash Image Loader (QFIL).

  • Download and extract Qualcomm Flash Image Loader to your favorite folder.
  • Extract Firmware you want to flash.

    Open the folder where you extrated Qualcomm Flash Image Loader
    Open the folder where you extracted Qualcomm Flash Image Loader
  • Now Open QFIL.exe.

    Qualcomm Flash Image Loader QFIL Interface
    Qualcomm Flash Image Loader QFIL Interface
  • Click on the Browse button to locate the extracted firmware for your smartphone.

    Locate Firmware File on Qualcomm load Image
    Locate Firmware File on Qualcomm load Image
  • You will need to power off your device and connect it to the PC while off.
  • Once the firmware is launched, click on Download.

    Download Qualcomm Flash Image Loader QFIL
    Download Qualcomm Flash Image Loader QFIL
  • Once you click on Download, the flashing process will begin, and might take up to 10 minutes to flash your phone.
  • Relax and take a cup of coffee maybe, your phone will auto reboot after the flashing.
  • Set up your phone and enjoy it.


We are not going to be responsible for any harm that might come to your phone. Please, make sure you are flashing the right firmare, stock rom, or flash file to your smartphone.

Before flashing firmware or files, YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if you point Your finger at us, we will laugh at you. [KIDDING.]

If the Smartphone Flash Tool didn’t detect your smartphone, you might need to press the volume down or up button but do not power your phone.

If you download any firmware from our site and the firmware file is not meant for the flash tool, you might check the actual flash tool that does the job.

To flash firmware to MediaTek smartphones, follow here

How to flash any MTK phone with Smartphone Flash Tool [SP Flash Tool]

If your smartphone is a Spreadtrum smartphone, or the flash file comes in .PAC format, that means you are going to flash it with Spreadtrum Upgrade Tool.

Follow the instruction below to do that.

Flash any Spreadtrum smartphone using Spreadtrum Upgrade Tool.

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    I can use my computer to start, via command line, the TWRP control interface but of course the nandroid backup and OS install will not work I am thinking because the TWRP console is not the default boot. The Tab is still working fine even in an unlocked state but the lack of OS upgrade is causing issues with apps and functionality.

    Any suggestions to get the new recovery console to boot when using vol up and power?


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