How to boot Qualcomm into Emergency Download (EDL) mode

This guide will explain how to boot Qualcomm chipset devices into Emergency Download (EDL) Mode. EDL enables you read or flash a Qualcomm Android phone’s stock rom.

Method 1: Button Combo

  • Power off the phone
  • Hold both Volume Up and Down buttons (don’t release)
  • Connect the phone to a PC via a USB cord while still holding both volume buttons

Method 2: ADB Method

  • Setup ADB
  • Enable USB Debugging on the phone
  • Launch ADB and run the following commands
    Code:adb devices
    adb reboot edl

The phone should boot into EDL Mode. You can verify by checking device manager for an entry like QHSUB_BULK or Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 (if you have installed drivers)

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