How to Flash Firmware using the QPST Flash Tool

In this tutorial, we will show you how to flash the firmware via the QPST Flash Tool. Qualcomm-powered devices are always among the most active players in custom development. They, more often than not, outdo their competitors (aka the likes of MediaTek and Exynos, among others). From unlocking the bootloader to flashing custom binaries, it manages to occupy the top spot. This translates to your ability to flash tons of custom ROMs, install a custom recovery like TWRP, or even gain administrative rights to your device via root.

Once you do so, you will be in a position to flash a plethora of other mods. However, all these processes might bring in a few risks as well. If not performed correctly, your device could end up in a bootloop or soft brick. However, there is a handy way out if it happens to your Qualcomm devices. Using the QPST Flash Tool, you could easily flash the stock firmware onto your device and return it to normal working condition. In this guide, we will show you how to do just that. Follow along for the detailed instructions.

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How to Flash Firmware using QPST Flash Tool

Apart from unbricking your device, you could also use the Qualcomm Product Support Tool to update your device to the latest version manually. This will usually come in handy if the OTA update is yet to arrive on your device. Along the same lines, this tool also has some other useful functionalities. These include creating and restoring device backup or monitoring device status via QPST Configuration.

Likewise, you could also save the Programming Data through it. Then, the fact that it allows you to load the stock firmware of your device directly proves to be the icing on the cake. All in all, it is a one-stop tool to meet all your device’s flashing needs. With that said, let’s now begin with the guide to flash the firmware via the QPST Flash Tool. Follow along. 


  1. First and foremost, this guide is only for devices with a Qualcomm processor as the underlying chipset. If your device has another processor, you should not try the instructions below.
  2. Next up, this process will wipe off all the data on your device. So, it is recommended to take a complete device backup beforehand.
  3. Furthermore, you will also need to install the Qualcomm USB Drivers on your PC.
  4. Download the firmware corresponding to your device in the HEX format. Likewise, make sure to get hold of your device’s boot file. This would be the BOOT_LOADER.HEX file, present inside the firmware that you had just downloaded.
  5. Finally, download the latest version of the QPST Flash Tool: Qualcomm Product Support Tool.

That’s it; these were the requirements. You may now proceed with the steps to flash the firmware via the QPST Flash Tool.

Instruction Steps

  1. To begin with, connect your device to the PC via a USB cable.
  2. Then, download and install the QPST Tool on your PC.
  3. Now head over to its installation directory, the default is:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Qualcomm\QPST\bin
  4. You should see the QPSTConfig file; double-click to open it.
    QPST Flash Tool config
  5. Once it launches, go to its Port menu, and you should see the COM <number> under Port, the device model number under Phone, and the Enabled Status.
  6. This signifies that the connection is successfully established. If you find any of these missing, then re-verify the driver installation.
  7. Go to the Start Clients section and select Software Download from the drop-down menu.
    software download
  8. This will take you to the QPST Software Download menu. Click on the Browse button next to Phone Image, navigate to the downloaded HEX firmware for your device, and select it.
  9. Then, click the Browse button next to Boot Image, navigate to and select the BOOT_LOADER.HEX file.
    browse phone image
  10. Once you have loaded both these files (firmware and boot), hit the Start button at the bottom. The flashing process shall now begin (you can keep track of the same from the below Progress bar).
    start QPST Flash Tool
  11. Once done, the progress bar shall turn green and reach 100%, and the process stands complete. You may now remove your device from the PC.

That’s it. These were the steps to flash the firmware via the QPST Flash Tool. If you have any queries, do let us know in the comments section below. Rounding off, here are some iPhone Tips and TricksPC tips and tricks, and Android Tips and Tricks you should also check out.

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