How to install Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 drivers

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 or 64 bit CPU architecture. You will need to install these drivers for your PC to detect your Qualcomm phone or tablet in EDL (Emergency Download) mode.

Each mobile device vendor releases USB drivers for their devices. These drivers are available as a standalone executable application or pre-installed on devices. Furthermore, these drivers help in performing basic tasks like transferring music, videos, images, documents, or for executing ADB and fastboot commands.

But the purpose of these OEM USB drivers is only applicable until the device is fully functional.

Why and when would you need these drivers

If you flash incompatible software on your device, there is a high chance that your device will be blocked. In many of these cases, stock firmware cannot be flashed using QuickStart or tools like Odin, Mi Flash, Nokia OST LA, LGUP, etc. This is because normal USB drivers would not be able to recognize your Android device once it is connected to the PC.

But if your device runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, then there is a chance you can download and install stock firmware using the QPST tool to reset your locked, brick-jargon device. And for this, your device must be booted in EDL mode and recognized as “Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008” by the Device Manager of your Windows PC.

So, if you want to remove the brick from 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 or 64-bit architecture.


Follow the steps below only if you intend to install Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 drivers via the “Manual” method. However, if you prefer to install the drivers using the “Direct Method”, you can skip this part.

  • Download and install the latest version of ADB and Fastboot tools.
  • Also, enable “USB Debugging” (found in “Developer Options”) on your device.
  • If you are using Windows 8 or later, be sure to turn off “Driver Signature Verification” on your PC. This can be done by entering “Test Mode”. To do this, follow these steps:
    • Open the command prompt on your PC
    • Type the following code in the CMD window:
bcdedit / set testsigning on
    • Now restart your PC to enter test mode
    • At the end of the installation process, you can exit Test mode by entering the following code:
bcdedit / set testsigning off

Download Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 drivers

Make sure you download the USB drivers according to the “Installation Method” you have chosen

For the automatic and direct method:

For the manual method:

How to install Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 drivers?

The supplied Qualcomm USB drivers can be installed on any 32-bit or 64-bit Windows PC via two different methods. The first method follows an automatic and straightforward approach and allows you to install the aforementioned drivers simply using the configuration 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 which uses the manual approach for 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 executable file “QDLoader_HS-USB_Driver_xxbit_Setup.exe“.
  4. Click “Next” in the InstallShield wizard that appears.
  5. Accept the terms and conditions by selecting the “I accept the terms in the license agreement” option.
  6. Click “Next” after accepting the terms and conditions.
  7. Now, click the “Install” button to install Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 drivers on your Windows PC.
  8. Once the installation is complete, click “Finish” to exit the InstallShield wizard.

That’s all! Qualcomm Android USB Drivers are now properly installed on your PC.

Method 2: manual

If the automatic method doesn’t work and your PC still doesn’t recognize your Android device, 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 USB cable.
  4. Navigate to the folder where the ADB and Fastboot tools are installed.
  5. Press the SHIFT key and right-click on an empty area within this folder.
  6. Select the option ”Open PowerShell window here“.
  7. Type the following code in the PowerShell window to reboot your Android device in EDL mode:
adb reboot edl
  1. Note: On some devices, simply running the above command to restart in EDL mode may not work. In that case, you will need to search online for a dedicated method for your specific Android device.
  2. Go to Control Panel > Device Manager on your Windows PC.
  3. You will see your Android device detected as “QHUSB_BULK” in the “Other Devices” tab, along with a yellow exclamation point. This indicates that the PC is unable to recognize your device as USB drivers have not been installed until now.
  4. Right-click and select “Update Driver Software“.
  5. Click “Browse my computer for driver software” and select the folder that contains the USB driver files.
  6. Once you have selected the folder, click “Next“.
  7. You would now see a Windows security prompt on your PC screen.
  8. Select “Install this driver anyway” to confirm and install Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 drivers on your PC.
  9. After installing the drivers, the device should be recognized as “Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008” in Device Manager.

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

Thats all.

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