Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 Driver

Download Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 Driver with Installation

Hey guys! Welcome to our new post in which we are going to talk about Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 driver and how to install it successfully via two methods – direct and manual, on your computer. We will give a complete step-by-step explanation so that you won’t have any problem understanding & following any step. So, read the post till the end.

Every Android device comes with USB drivers. When you connect your device for the first time with a computer, the computer search for those drivers & installs them. It is necessary to recognize that device and establish a connection between the computer and that Android device. It allows them to perform various functions such as transferring files, renaming files, deleting files, etc. 

But these drivers are enough for basic operations only. For ADB & Fastboot commands execution, you will need a fully-working connection with updated drivers. Otherwise, your computer will not detect the Android device in Download Mode or EDL mode. Users usually face this problem in the Qualcomm Snapdragon-powered Android devices. We are going to share the Qualcomm USB driver download link in this post along with their installation guide.

What is Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008?

Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 Driver

Qualcomm HS USB QDLoader 9008 is the driver that is required to identify & flash the Qualcomm-powered Android devices. Otherwise, the computer will not detect the device. And without this connection, you can’t flash the device even when using the ADB and Fastboot commands or similar tools like Mi Flash, Odin, Nokia OST LA, etc.

In most cases, users try to flash the device without proper drivers which results in the device being bricked. You can also recover the bricked device but it will need the device booted in Emergency Download Mode with Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 drivers installed to recognize that device. 

Pre-Requirements to Install Qualcomm USB Drivers

  • Qualcomm Chipset Powered Smartphone
  • ADB and Fastboot Platform Tools
  • Computer with Windows OS
  • USB Cable

If you don’t know how to use ADB and Fastboot tools & commands, you can read our post – ADB and Fastboot Commands for Windows.

How to Install Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 Driver

There are two methods to install the Qualcomm USB driver on your computer, the first is to use an installer to install them directly and the second is to manually install them. The first method is simple and easy while the second is a little bit lengthy & includes many steps. Read the following subsections on how to install them.

Direct Method to Install Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 Driver

In this section, we have written the complete installation guide with a step-by-step explanation. 

  • First of all, download Qualcomm USB driver using these download links according to your OS architecture – 32 Bit | 64 Bit
  • Then go to the folder where the driver is downloaded & saved.
  • Now, open the “QDLoader HS-USB Driver_64bit_Setup.exe” by double-clicking on it. 
  • It will open the InstallShield Wizard. 
  • Now click on the ‘Next’ button. 
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  • Then click on the ‘I accept the terms in the license agreement’ and then on the ‘next’ button. 
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  • After that, click on the ‘Install’ button to begin the installation process. 
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  • It will take a few seconds to complete the installation. Once completed, click on the ‘Finish’ button. 
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  • Done. Qualcomm USB drivers are successfully installed on your computer. Now restart your computer and the drivers will be in effect properly. 

Manual Method to Install Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 Driver

  • First of all, download the Qualcomm USB driver zip file using this download link – Qualcomm Driver.
  • Then extract files from the downloaded ZIP file. 
  • Now, enable the USB Debugging option on your Android device. To do that, follow these steps:
    • Go to the “Settings >> About Phone”. Here, tap on the ‘Build Number’ seven times. It will make you the developer.
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  • Now, go back to the settings and navigate to the Developer Options. You will find the “USB Debugging” option here. Enable it.
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  • Now connect your Android device to your computer via a USB cable.
  • After that, navigate to the folder that contains ADB and Fastboot Platform Tools.
  • Here, open either PowerShell or Command Prompt. To do that, follow these steps:
    • While pressing the Shift key, right-click on the empty space. Then click on the ‘Open PowerShell Window Here’ option. 
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  • Type CMD in the address bar and hit enter to open the Command Prompt.
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  • Then check if the device is connected properly or not using the ADB command. Use the following command:
    • In PowerShell: .\adb devices 
    • In Command Prompt: adb devices
  • If it shows the device serial code after entering the above command, that means the device is connected.
  • Now, you need to boot the device into Download Mode or EDL Mode. To do that, use the following command depending on the mode you are using:
    • In PowerShell: .\adb reboot edl
    • In Command Prompt: adb reboot edl
  • After that, open the Control Panel on your computer and then the Device Manager. 
  • Here, you will find the “QHSUSB_BULK” option in the ‘Other Devices’ section. You will see an exclamation mark on QHSUSB_BULK that indicates that the driver is outdated or not installed. That leads your device to not be recognized by the computer.
  • Then right-click on the QHSUSB_BULK driver and then click on the “Update Driver Software” option. 
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  • It will open a window asking you where to search for the driver. Select “Browse my computer for driver software”. 
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  • Then click on the browse option and select the folder that contains the QHSUSB BULK driver.
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  • After that, click on the Next option. 
  • Then the Windows Security prompt will pop up. Click on the “Install this driver software anyway” option. 
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  • It will begin installing the drivers on the computer and will take a few seconds. 
  • After the installation, click on the ‘close’ option.
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  • Done. You will see the “Qualcomm HS-USE QDLoader 9008” installed successfully in the device manager under the ‘Ports (COM & LPT)’ section. 
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Why do I need a Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 driver?

This driver is required by your computer to detect & identify the Qualcomm Snapdragon-powered device. Without it, your computer will not recognize the device and you will not be able to transfer files or flash the device.

Which method is best to install the Qualcomm USB drivers?

We have shared two methods in our post. The first method using the installer is the best, much easier and simple than the second, manual method. 

Which devices are supported by this driver?

All the devices that have Qualcomm chipsets support the QHSUSB drivers.


Thank you for visiting and reading the post. Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 is a necessary driver to connect Snapdragon chipset-based devices with the computer. Without it, the computer will not detect the device and you can’t use the ABD and Fastboot commands to customize the device. Therefore, in this post, we have shared download links for Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 drivers along with the installation guide. We hope you will now be able to install the QUSB_bulk driver without facing any issues. If you have any questions, feel free to ask us in the comment section. Have a nice day!

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