How to unbrick Nothing Phone 1 using EDL Flash Tool

The budget Nothing Phone 1 has impressive features but high bricking risk from mods. This guide shows how to unbrick the Nothing Phone 1 using the EDL flash tool, recovering it from a hard brick.

The budget smartphone market is filled with a wide variety of exciting offerings from a number of worthy OEMs. Despite so much competition, Nothing has successfully made a name for itself thanks to offering exciting features and specifications at a reasonable price.

Further, its Glyph interface and a near about stock OS experience are also an exceptional addition. In the custom development scene, the smartphone is performing pretty well. However, there is a grave risk lurking. Although you can easily recover your smartphone from bootloop or soft brick by flashing the firmware using Fastboot Commands, there was no way of bringing it back if it gets hard-bricked.

But that isn’t the case anymore. Thanks to impressive work by the developer, it is possible to unbrick Nothing Phone 1 using EDL Flash Tool.

How to unbrick Nothing Phone 1 via EDL Flash Tool

Step 1: Boot your phone to EDL Mode

  1. Power off your smartphone by pressing the Power Key for 15-20 seconds
  2. Next, affix one end of the USB cord to your machine while leaving the other end disengaged.
  3. The volume up and down keys should currently be pushed and held.
  4. While holding both keys, you should connect your smartphone to the other end of the USB cable
  5. You’ll get a connection prompt signifying that the smartphone is booted to EDL and you can leave the pressed keys

Step 2: Verify EDL Mode and install Qualcomm drivers

How to unbrick Nothing Phone 1 using EDL Flash Tool

  1. Right-click on the Start menu and then select Device Manager
  2. Now, you should expand the Ports section
  3. If your smartphone is listed as Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008, you will be good to go
  4. If it is listed as QHUSB_BULK or Qualcomm HS-USB Diagnostics 900e, then you’ll need to install the Qualcomm US Drivers

Step 3: Disable Driver Signature Verification

  1. Depress the Shift key should be the initial move
  2. When doing so, you should click Restart
  3. Your PC will boot to Windows Recovery Environment
  4. Now, you should select Troubleshoot -> Advanced Options -> Startup Settings -> Restart
  5. After that, you should press F7 or 7 and your PC will get rebooted to the OS with Driver Signature Verification disabled

Step 4: Unbrick your phone

  1. Download and extract the EDL Flash Tool by heading over to the link mentioned below –

Link 1 | Link 2

  1. Launch the software, select Firmware Flash, and then click on “Start”
  2. The Flashing will start and it could take some time to finish
  3. Your phone will spontaneously jump into the OS when it is done.
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