This article will show you how to use the Quectel QFlash Tool to flash or install firmware on devices powered by Quectel modules.
What is Quectel QFlash Tool?
The Windows program Quectel QFlash Tool was created by Quectel. It enables users to upload and download configuration files, configure and test their Quectel devices, as well as update the firmware on those devices. The utility is compatible with Windows OS and supports a number of Quectel modules.
How to install Firmware With Quectel QFlash Tool
Please make sure that you have installed the drivers and tools before attempting to install the firmware using the Quectel QFlash Tool.
– Charge your Quectel device to at least 40-50%.
– A working Windows PC/Laptop and a USB Cable.
– Take a complete Backup of your Device.
– Download and install Quectel USB Driver.
– Download and extract Quectel QFlash Tool.
– Stock firmware (flash file) of the device.
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Steps for using the Quectel QFlash Tool to install Firmware
Launch the QFlash Tool by double-clicking on the qflash.exe file (found inside the Quectel QFlash Tool folder).
Once the QFlash Tool is launched, you will see the following window.
Click on the Load FW Files button and locate the firmware on the computer.
Connect your Quectel device to the computer.
Under COM port, Select USB or any COM Port where you have connected your device. You can check the correct COM Port ID from the Windows device manager.
From the drop-down option, select the appropriate baud rate. The device determines the best baud rate. For example, for GCxx, M65, or BC660K-GL modules, use 921600; for BCxx modules, use 9600; and for Quectel modules, use 460800. It is possible that the wrong baud rate was chosen.
Click on the Start button
You will see a dialog box asking if you require the MBN autosel functionality to be turned on by default. To start the installation procedure, check the box and press OK.
Upon completion of the installation process, a Pass message will appear
Congratulations! Now disconnect the device from the computer and restart it.
[*] The firmware will automatically be upgraded to Firehose mode if the Firehose folder is present in the firmware package. Select “Sahara only” under “Configuration” in the menu bar to switch to Sahara mode. If the firmware package doesn’t contain a Firehose folder, the upgrade will be carried out in Sahara mode.
[*] USB Driver: Visit the Quectel Driver page if you’re seeking for the original Quectel USB Driver.#How to use Quectel QFlash Tool install Firmware