Download Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 Drivers & How to Install

Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 Driver for Windows 32-bit/64-bit

Through this post, you can download Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 Drivers and install them on your PC. These drivers are compatible with any Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 PC with 32-bit or 64-bit CPU architecture. You will need to install these drivers in order for the PC to detect your Qualcomm phone or tablet in EDL (Emergency Download) mode.


Every mobile vendor releases the USB Drivers for their devices. These drivers are either come as a standalone executable application or pre-installed on the devices. Moreover, these drivers help in performing basic activities like transferring music, videos, pictures, documents, or for executing ADB and fastboot commands.

But the purpose of these OEM USB drivers is only applicable until your device is in a fully-working condition.


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Why and when you would need these drivers

If you flash an incompatible software on your device, there are high chances of getting your device bricked. In several such cases, flashing the stock firmware using fastboot or tools like Odin, Mi Flash, Nokia OST LA, LGUP, etc would not be possible. That’s because the normal USB drivers would not be able to recognize your Android device once it is connected to PC.

But if your device is running a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, then there’s a chance you can download and install the stock firmware using QPST tool to recover your device from the bricked state. And for that, your device must be booted into EDL mode and recognized as ‘Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008‘ by your Windows PC’s Device Manager.

So, if you want to unbrick your device, you must first download the required Qualcomm USB drivers and install them on your PC. The instructions below will help you install these USB drivers on any Windows 10/8.1/8/7 PC with 32-bit or 64-bit architecture.


Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 Driver for Windows 32-bit/64-bit


Follow the below points only if you are going to install the Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 Drivers via the ‘Manual’ method. However, if you prefer to install the drivers using the ‘Direct Method’ then you may skip this part.

  • Download and install the latest version of ADB and Fastboot tools. You could refer to our guide on how to download and install them.
  • Also, enable the ‘USB Debugging‘ (present under ‘Developer Options’) on your device.
  • If you are running Windows 8 or later versions, make sure to turn off ‘Driver Signature Verification’ on your PC. This can be done by entering the ‘Test Mode’. To do so, follow the steps below:
    1. Open Command Prompt on your PC
    2. Type in the following code in the CMD window:
      bcdedit /set testsigning on
    3. Now reboot your PC to enter Test Mode
    4. After the installation process is over, you may exit the Test mode by entering the below code:
      bcdedit /set testsigning off

Download Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 Drivers

Make sure to download the USB Drivers as per the ‘Installation Method’ you chose.

For Automatic and Direct Method:

For Manual Method:

How to Install Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 Drivers?

The provided Qualcomm USB drivers could be installed on any 32-bit or 64-bit Windows PC via two different methods. The first method follows an automatic and direct approach and lets you install the said drivers by simply using the setup wizard. This is the easiest and recommended way to install Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 drivers on your PC.

However, if the first method fails for some reason, you can follow the second method that takes the manual approach for the installation.

Method 1: Automatic and Direct

  1. Download Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 drivers corresponding to your PC’s CPU architecture (32-bit or 64-bit).
  2. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded.
  3. Double-click on the ‘QDLoader_HS-USB_Driver_xxbit_Setup.exe‘ executable file.
  4. Click on ‘Next‘ in the InstallShield Wizard that appears.
    Install Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 Drivers - Direct Method - InstallShield Wizard
  5. Accept the terms and conditions by selecting ‘I accept the terms in the license agreement‘ option.
    Install Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 Drivers - Direct Method - Accept T&C
  6. Click ‘Next‘ after accepting the terms and conditions.
  7. Now, click on the ‘Install‘ button to install Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 drivers on your Windows PC.
    Install Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 Drivers - Direct Method - Begin Installation
  8. Once the installation is completed, click on ‘Finish‘ to exit the InstallShield Wizard.
    Install Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 Drivers - Direct Method - Installation Finished

That’s it! The Qualcomm Android USB drivers are now successfully installed on your PC.

Method 2: Manual

If the automatic method does not work and your PC still doesn’t recognize your Android device, then you should follow the manual method as listed below.

  1. Download the ‘’ file.
  2. Extract the zip file to a suitable location on your PC.
  3. Connect your Android device to PC via the USB cable.
  4. Navigate to the folder where ADB and Fastboot tools are installed.
  5. Press the SHIFT key and right-click on an empty area inside this folder.
  6. Select the ‘Open PowerShell window here‘ option.
    Install Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 Drivers - Manual Method - Open PowerShell
  7. Type the following code in the PowerShell window to reboot your Android device into EDL mode:
    adb reboot edl
  8. Note: On certain devices, simply executing the above command to reboot into EDL mode might not work. In such a case, you will need to search online for a dedicated method for your specific Android device.
  9. Go to Control Panel > Device Manager on your Windows PC.
  10. You shall see your Android device being detected as ‘QHUSB_BULK‘ under the ‘Other Devices‘ tab, along with a yellow exclamation mark. This indicates that the PC is unable to recognize your device as the USB drivers aren’t installed till now.
    Install Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 Drivers - Manual Method - Device detected as 'QHUSB_BULK'
  11. Right-click on it and select ‘Update Driver software‘.
  12. Click on ‘Browse my computer for driver software‘ and select the folder that contains the USB driver files.
    Install Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 Drivers - Manual Method - Update Driver Software
  13. Once the folder is selected, click on ‘Next‘.
    Install Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 Drivers - Manual Method - Select Driver Folder
  14. Now you would see a Windows Security prompt on your PC’s screen.
  15. Just select ‘Install this driver software anyway‘ to confirm and install Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 drivers on your PC.
    Install Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 Drivers - Manual Method - Windows Security Prompt
  16. After the drivers are installed, your device should be recognized as ‘Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008‘ in the Device Manager.
    Android device detected as 'Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008' in Windows Device Manager

So there you go! You have just been able to download Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 drivers and also learned how to install them using two different methods. You can now go ahead and unbrick your device by flashing the stock firmware using the QPST tool, while your Android device is in EDL mode.

With that said, if you are having any query with respect to any part of this guide or you didn’t understand any of the installation steps, do ask us in the comments section below.


  1. Hi,

    Want to flash lenovo tab, either ADB driver or Qcom 9008 com driver works, unable to make both drivers work simultaneously. Help me Please

    1. Navid, where did you download the ADB drivers from?

      When you said you want them to work simultaneously, did you mean that your Lenovo Tab should be recognized by ADB and QPST/QFIL tool at the same time?

  2. hii.. iam having realme 5 pro hardbricked devices. only shows qualcom hs usb qloader9008 port. bootloader and recovery not working…… what to do? cannot get around like filehorse and sahara files .. please help

    1. Bharat, even if you do get the compatible firmware, you wouldn’t be able to flash them. That’s because Realme has blocked flashing over EDL.

      I would suggest visiting the nearest Realme service center in your region to get the phone fixed. This is something they do come around and offer a free software restoration.

  3. Hi, im able to boot into edl mode but when i dowmload the stock rom fpr my nokia 2.1 ta 1086 i get an error, “could not write to com3, windows api writefile failed, ypur device is probably not on this port. Download fail:filehose fail: fhloader fail” any solutions

    1. Hi Bravo. Have you configured the right port in QPST or QFIL? Which program are you using?

      When you connected the phone to the PC in EDL, did Windows automatically download the drivers? Or did you need to install them manually?

  4. Hi,
    I have a Oneplus 3 which bricked today and I am unable to recognise it as Qualcomm QUSB_BULK. I tried this tutorial but no success. It still recognises as Android device or one plus. Kindly help


    1. Hello. By any chance, can you boot your LG K10 (K428) into Download Mode?

  6. I have many errors in my stock OS, wifi not working, can’t transfer files , etc., and I can’t flash stock firmware. I can’t take ota nor can I sideload .zip.

    1. Hi Torrence. Could you please mention your device name, model number, and the Android version installed on it?

  7. please help me!! my lumia 540 is been hard bricked or deadboot since a year
    when connected to pc its recognised as “Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008
    ” how can i rescue it ?

    1. Hi again, Harshavardhan. Please take a look at my reply to the other comment you posted.

    2. Hi Sam, could you please share the model number of your Lumia 540 so that I can try and find the exact stock ROM for it?

  8. when i first plugged in my phone it recognized qloader 9008 device. i ran blankflash, and it failed. i plugged in my phone the 2nd time, and now it’s not a recognized usb device. why this happened?

    1. Hi Brandon. Since you mentioned “blankflash”, I believe we are talking about a Motorola device, is that correct?

      If so, please let me know the device name and try to provide a brief explanation of how it ended up in a hard brick.

  9. I have a Nokia 8 Zeiss running sd835 and it has a problem opening the camera once you use the camera you have to restart the phone to use it again.i need to flash help me with the required tools.

    1. Hi. Flashing is only possible if your phone’s bootloader is unlocked. Is it unlocked?

  10. Hey bro ,
    My phone is locked so I can’t turn on usb debugging and when I connect my Android device in fastboot mode it connects but in recovery mode my pc doesn’t connects what to do plz tell me

    1. Hi Ravi. May I know which phone is it? And what exactly are you trying to do with it?

  11. Hi Dhananjay,

    i’m not able to get the “Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008” driver’s installed properly in my windows 7 laptop.
    so many things have tried & few drivers also got installed but this one really challenging to get the driver/port displayed in the device manager
    my pnone is vivo v7+. which I forgot the unlock pattern and i’m trying to flash it with stock rom

    thanks & regards

    1. Hi MC. Are you sure that your Vivo V7+ is in EDL mode while it’s connected to the PC?

    2. Hi Am using mi A1 my phone is showing no command error while flashing please give me any solution

    3. Hi Vijay. That screen is basically the initiation of the stock recovery.

      When you see the ‘No command’ screen, press and hold the Power button and then tap the Volume Up key once. This will boot your phone into the stock recovery.

      On the stock recovery screen, use the Volume Up or Down buttons to move the selector to ‘Reboot system now’ and press the Power button to confirm the selection. This will reboot your Mi A1 back into the OS.

    1. Hi Junior, is the phone still recognized as ‘QUSB_BULK’ in the device manager?

      And please let me know which phone do you have and how did it end up to the situation?

    2. Sir i installed hsusb qualcomm by exe file and complete full installation but it doesn’t show in device manager or when i do edl in phone it doesn’t show help me

    3. Hello. Which phone is it? And when you connect the phone to the PC while it’s in EDL mode, what does ‘Device Manager’ identify it as? If possible, please share a screenshot of the ‘Device Manager’ screen while the phone is connected in EDL mode.

    4. I did it too..after complete installation, in device manager not showing port hs usb qualcomm. I tried test point and fastboot

    5. Hi Ike. May I know which device it is and what’s the current state it is in?

  12. I’m sorry but if I can enable USB debugging, my phone isn’t bricked. Is that really a prerequisite or lazy editing?

    1. Hi JMA. USB debugging is only needed (for certain OEM devices) to help you reboot your phone into EDL mode via ADB. For others, it has to be done via fastboot mode, in which case, USB debugging is not required.

      This post is generic, meant for a majority of different Android OEM devices equipped with Qualcomm SoCs, and that’s why we thought of listing it as a requirement.

    2. Well, my phone is not listed in ADB devices because of this I can’t give any further commands.
      Looking forward for an early reply.

    3. Hi Dhruv, could you please ask your question again? I am bit out of context here as I couldn’t find any of your previous replies on this post.

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