This is what you need to learn how to use the Lenovo Downloader Tool to flash firmware flash files onto your smartphone or tablets.
The Lenovo Downloader Tool is obviously developed to be used with Lenovo devices in mind, but on some occasions, it can also be a useful tool to use with devices from other manufacturers, too.
You should always back up your data before flashing firmware files onto your device. You should find that pictures, music, video, documents, etc. are still there when you run the new firmware, but your contacts and application that you’ve installed from Google Play will probably need to be restored from a backup.
The following tutorial demonstrates how to use the Lenovo downloader tool to flash firmware to your smartphone or tablet from a Windows computer.
How to use Lenovo Downloader Tool
Here is how you can use the Lenovo downloader tool to install firmware on a mobile device:
1. Download and install the Qualcomm USB driver on the computer that you plan on using for the flashing.
2. Download the latest version of the Lenovo Downloader Tool and then extract the package on your computer.
3. Open the Lenovo Downloader Tool and click on the QcomDLoader application.
The QcomDLoader app is the one that has the colored icon next to it.
4. Click on the Load button from the top left-hand side of the Lenovo Downloader Tool’s interface.
5. Navigate through to the firmware file that you downloaded earlier and then load it to this location.
6. Click on the Start button.
7. Turn off the fast boot mode if your device has one, and then turn the device off completely.
8. Now connect the smartphone to the computer with the USB cable while holding the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons simultaneously.
9. Provided that you’ve installed the drivers and done everything correctly, the Lenovo Downloader Tool should start the flashing now automatically.
10. Since these firmware files are quite large, the flashing process can take as long as ten to fifteen minutes to complete, and your device may reboot a few times during that period.
11. Wait until you can see the green Passed message showing up on the Lenovo Downloader Tool interface before disconnecting.
Take Into Account:
- You need to have a smartphone or tablet that comes with a Qualcomm system chip to be able to use the Lenovo Downloader Tool. If you don’t have a Qualcomm SoC, don’t use it or else you might do damage to your device. Use Google to research your device’s specs if you aren’t sure.
- Like with all flashing tools, installing new firmware updates will likely result in your contacts and applications being wiped so you’ll need to back them up beforehand so you can restore them again later. Other data such as documents, music, videos, pictures, etc., should make the trip safely and still be there when you’re done. Use Google to find apps for backing up your date if you need to.
- There are other flashing tools out there that work for Qualcomm SoC’s as well such as the QFIL, eMMC, and Qcom Phone Download Tool that may work for your device if the Lenovo Downloader Tool isn’t able to flash your firmware files.
- Wingtech Shanghai develops the Lenovo Downloader Tool.