How to use Qualcomm SW Downloader

Updated on September 1, 2020

These are the instructions to flash stock firmware on Qualcomm devices using Qualcomm SW Downloader Application on Windows Computer.

Requirements: The following tutorial will only work on Qualcomm Feature Phone, Smartphone and Tablets. It will not work on the devices which are having other chipsets.

Use Qualcomm SW Downloader

  1. Download and extract the Qualcomm USB Driver on your Computer (if in case Qualcomm Drivers are already installed on the computer, then SKIP this step).
  2. USB
  3. Download Stock Firmware of your Qualcomm Device and extract it on the computer (you can find the Stock Firmware on FirmwareFile or through Google).
  4. download
  5. Download and extract Qualcomm SW Downloader on your computer. After, extracting you will be able to see the following files:
  6. qualcomm sw downloader files
  7. Now Open SWDownloader.exe:
  8. qualcomm sw downloader open
  9. Once the tool is launched, you will be able to see the following window:
  10. qualcomm sw downloader
  11. Click on the Browse button and locate the firmware folder (which you have downloaded in Step#2).
  12. qualcomm sw downloader browse
  13. Click on the Chipset and Select the platform of your device (platform number is written on the device box or on the back Sticker of your device).
  14. qualcomm sw downloader chipset
  15. If you want to restore the NAV or EFS file, then Click on the Settings button or else SKIP this step.
  16. qualcomm sw downloader settings
  17. Power Off your device.
  18. Power Off
  19. Connect the device to the computer using the USB Cable.
  20. mobile usb computer
  21. Click on the Start Download button to begin the flashing process.
  22. qualcomm sw downloader start download
  23. Once the Flashing process is completed you will be able to see the Success message on the flash tool.
  24. qualcomm sw downloader success
  25. Disconnect your device from the computer and Restart it.

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[*] Compatible Driver: Qualcomm SW Downloader may only works with the compatible driver which we have shared above. If you are using any other Qualcomm driver then it may not work for you.

[*] Caution: There are a few options available in the Settings Window, which includes Erase Data. If you tick this option by mistake, then during the Flashing process, it will erase the data from the device.

[*] How to Flash IMEI? If you want to Write or Flash IMEI on Qualcomm Smartphone, Tablet, or Feature Phone, then use SN Writer Tool to Write the IMEI. You can Find the SN Writer Tool with the Flash Tool.

[*] Credits: Qualcomm SW Downloader is created and distributed by WaterWorld D12. So, full credit goes to them for sharing the application for free.

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