How to flash MBN File using QPST tool (Qualcomm)

Qualcomm CPU or Chipset can be flashed using QPST tool. Stock ROM comes in MBN extension.


QualComm CPU Flashing is carried out in two phases:-

1- Driver Installation

2- Software Upgrade

Driver Installation:

1- Download and install Qualcomm driver. While installing driver avoid using cable for successful installation.

2- After installation, connect Phone to PC using USB cable.

3- While connecting to PC, phone should be switched off and press volume up & down as boot key.

4- If it makes Qualcomm port, then driver has been successfully installed.

Qualcomm Driver instalation port

Software Upgrade:

1- Download the QPST tool & driver.

2- Make sure your device has the Power to support flashing.

3- Run QFIL tool.

QFIL tool

4- Click on Browse under the Programmer path to select MBN File.


MBN File Format:

MBN File Format

5- As soon as the MBN file is selected, Select Build will automatically select the Update or Stock ROM.

6- Click on Load XML, select rawprogram_unsparse_without_qcn.xml and then choose Patch0.xml

Load XML comes with two option:

a- rawprogram_unsparse_without_qcn.xml : On choosing this file, data will not be lost.

b- rawprogram_unsparse.xml : Will lose RF Calibration data, IMEI and WiFi/Bluetooth Address.


7- Switch off the device and connect it to PC by pressing Volume up & down key.

8- Click on Select Port and choose the port.


9- Click on Download to start flashing.


10- Unplug USB cable, when Finish Download appears.

Note: Do not unplug cable when Reset Phone or waiting for Reset Phone is in the process.


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  • सुधांशु मिश्रा

    Lyf Flame 1 – Not able to Flashing using this step by QFIL Tool.

    • is device apperaing in Device Manager and shre error snapshot

      • hashiramawoodstyle

        we do I get the mpn file? in the stock rom

        • Share the model no as qualcomm chipset has 3-4 diffrent tools available

          • hashiramawoodstyle

            I finally recovered my phone. it was msm8916

          • GAMERZ CHUNKZZ

            I have a alcatel onetouch pop 7s p330x. I have a compatible .zip file. But i dont know how to flash it . And i cant boot into recovery mode .Is there any tools which can flash .zip files.pls help

          • unzip file & share snapshot

          • GAMERZ CHUNKZZ

            It is a cyanogen mod. And the official firmware is not in mbn extension.

          • GAMERZ CHUNKZZ

            I got zip file but when i flash using qpst it is said that switch to edl failed . 😭😭😭. What will i do now

          • reinstall qualcomm driver
            or use fastboot command
            fastboot oem reboot-edl

          • GAMERZ CHUNKZZ

            I have installed it.and tried the commands .now also it is not working

          • where you have used the fastboot command??