How to Debrick Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge In HS-USB QDLoader 9008 Mode

This tutorial explains how to unbrick hard bricked Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. This is meant to debrick Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge that has no partitions in it and is stuck at Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 which usually result from mistakenly erasing the phone's system partitions during flashing or from uncompleted or interrupted upgrade process.

In this method we make use of Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge full blk0 backup which is also known as loader.img file. This method is especially useful if you want to debrick your Galaxy S7 Edge using ODIN or other Samsung official flash tool method and save yourself the stress of dealing with QPST QFIL, Tool Studio eMMC Download Tool or Mi Flash Tool method of unbricking Qualcomm powered devices which might be too tedious for you.

In this guide, I provide you with all the information required to unbrick your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and most of the tools needed. All you have to do is follow the step by step guides and bring an end to the QHS-USB QDLoader 9008 brick state your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has been probably for days.

The Required Files (Downloads / Items)
File Download Link(s) Description
ODIN SKIP this if installed already. ODIN is Samsung's official service and support tool for virtually all Samsung mobile phones. ODIN tool will be used to download and flash official Samsung Stock ROM firmware on your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.
DiskImageRev2 DiskImageRev2 is the utility tool that will be used to flash the Galaxy S7 Edge loader.img file on your SD Card and this in turn, will make your SD Card bootable so that when inserted in your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, your device can boot from it.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Loader.img This is a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge full blk0 backup file which turns your SD Card to a bootable partition that can be mounted by your device so that ODIN or similar tool can detect your device and flash official stock firmware on it.
Your SD Card For your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, get either 4GB or 8GB SD Card. - the later is recommended.

Step By Step Guide to Debrick your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge In Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader Mode

1. Download ODIN from the table above and install it on your PC.
2. Download DiskImageRev2 also from the table above and extract it onto a folder on your PC.
3. Make your SD Card bootable by flashing the Loader.img file on the SD Card using DiskImageRev2. See instructions below here.
4. Now, boot your Galaxy S7 Edge to Download Mode by slotting / inserting the SD Card in your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge card slot and then press Power + Volume Down + Home buttons at the same time until the phone boots to Download Mode.
5. Connect your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge to the PC and wait while the drivers are being installed on your PC. NOTE: You must have installed Samsung drivers on your PC.
6. See the tutorial to flash stock firmware on Samsung devices using ODIN here to complete your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge debrick process.

The Does and Does Not of this Method
The Does The Does Not
With the correct Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Loader.img file, you will be able to access your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge recovery partition and Download Mode again. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Loader.img file ONLY boots your device to recovery and Download mode and not the OS.
This method aid your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge unbrick solutions. It's not the do-it-all. This Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Loader.img file will not boot your device to the full Android OS. You need full firmware to do that.
This Loader.img file only loads Samsung Stock Recovery partition on your device. This Loader.img file does not currently load custom recovery such as TWRP on your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge therefore, only Stock Firmware can be restored to using the method described above.
The SD Card (used) helps boot the device into recovery, Download Mode modes ONLY. You cannot use the same SD Card with the device except you format it. You can use Mini Tool to Partition or format the SD Card for re-use.

Troubleshoot! Having Issues Using this Method? See Below:
Issue(s) Solution(s)
ODIN successfully restored my device but my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge still boots to recovery. What can I do? Before you boot up the phone or while the phone boots up, make sure you remove the SD Card from the phone.
The PC no longer see my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge in Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader mode. What's wrong? Until the SD Card is in your phone, PC will continue to seeing the phone as functioning properly but only with flat battery.
My Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is stuck at boot logo instead of booting to recovery or Download Mode. What can I do? Try another SD Card. You must use a first class grade one SD Card that's really fast.
My Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is in recovery, Download mode but ODIN or Samsung PC Suite does not detect it. Is something wrong? Yes. Something is wrong. Check your USB Cord, USB Port or make sure that your drivers are properly installed. With each instance, you can try with another device to confirm.
Have other questions? Good! Drop your comment. I shall attend the question(s) and also include it in the list table.

How to Create Bootable SD Card with Loader.img File On your PC

1. First, format your SD Card.
2. Go to the folder where you have extracted DiskImageRev2 and open it. Remember, you have downloaded it from the first table above.
3. Slot your SD Card in a card reader and connect it to your PC.
4. Launch DiskImageRev2 on your PC - as Admin preferably.
5. On launch, DiskImageRev2 should detect and display the drive where your SD Card is connected. If otherwise, browse to select the drive.
6. From DiskImageRev2, browse to the folder where you saved/copied the Loader.img file on your PC and select it.
7. Now, click Write and wait until DiskImageRev2 completes the process.

    Once DiskImageRev2 has successfully written the files on the SD Card, your SD Card is now bootable! You may now insert it on your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and boot the device just by powering on the phone.

To boot your device with the just created bootable SD Card,

    a. Power Off your device by any means.
    b. Slot the bootable SD Card in the phone.
    c. Power On the phone by pressing the Power Button.
    d. Wait for some minutes while your phone is been booted. The phone will go straight into recovery screen.

Now, go to Step By Step Guide to Unbrick your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge at the Top Here to load stock firmware on your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.

Having issues to solve or questions to ask? Please, explain in detailed in the comment box below.


  1. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 SM-N930V qualcomm de brick image files needed. My phone is stuck in HS-USB QDLoaser 9008 mode.

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