The Nokia 8.1 also known as Nokia X7 in China was launched back in 2018 a premium-looking design and good hardware specifications. However, HMD Global didn’t set an affordable price tag for this at the time launching. However, the device is now selling at a very reasonable price segment in order to compete with other devices. The Nokia fans and Nokia 8.1 users are loving this handset due to its full glass body, overall form factor, nice display, Android One support, best-in-class cameras, and more.
The handset is currently running on the Android 10 stable version. If you’re also a Nokia 8.1 user and looking for the official stock firmware to install, check this article. Here we have shared the full list of Nokia 8.1 Stock Firmware [Back to Stock ROM].
Now, you can ask why we need stock firmware? Stock ROM comes by default with an Android device that runs the device. If you’re having a bootloop or blank screen issue due to flashing any custom firmware or installing root etc, the Stock Firmware will help you and your device to bring back in life. Additionally, if you’re facing any software-related issues, you can flash the Stock ROM again on your Nokia 8.1 device to fix it. You can Unbrick and unroot your device by flashing back the stock firmware which will give you your device’s warranty back.
About ROMs In Android Ecosystem
Android is an open-source platform so it allows users to replace the stock ROM or re-installed the operating system with any compatible third-party ROMs. In computer language, the ROM stands for READ ONLY MEMORY which means you can not edit or delete the ROM. However, when it comes to Android there is a different meaning for the ROM. In Android, it means firmware of the device. Installing ROM on the Android device is as same as installing an operating system on a computer device.
In the Android Ecosystem, there are two types of ROMs or Firmware exists. One is Stock Firmware which is provided by the manufacturer and comes pre-installed with the device and the second one is Custom ROM which is developed by third-party developers or team. Most of the cases, Stock Firmware is more stable compared to the Custom ROMs whereas Custom ROMs provide more features and updates compared to the Stock ROM.
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- Make sure the battery percentage is more than 60%
- Install the USB driver on your phone.
- Install ADB & Fastboot drivers on your computer. Guide Quickest Way To Install Android ADB and Fastboot (with drivers) on Windows or How to Install ADB and Fastboot on Mac or Linux
- Now Enable Developer option. Guide How to Enable Developer Options & USB Debugging on Android
- Create a full backup on your device How to Backup Important Data On Android (Non rooted users)
- Nokia 8.1 Stock Firmware – Download (Login Required)
Steps to Install Nokia 8.1 Stock Firmware [Back to Stock ROM]
- First of all, make sure you have followed each and every step mentioned in the pre-requisites section
- After that, you have to download the files mentioned in the Downloads section and transfer them onto your phone
- Then follow the firmware installation guide
Note: Follow the linked post below, then scroll down to the bottom portion of the post. There you can find the installation part. All the steps will be the same for all Nokia phones.
Note: As the device is powered by Spandgraon CPU you can use QFIL Tool to flash the firmware manually. The guide is given below
Using QFIL Tool
Step 1: Make sure that your PC has Qualcomm USB drivers installed on it. (If not download and install them, check pre-requirement section)
Step 2: Download the Qualcomm Flash Image Loader (QFIL) on your computer and Extract that using any unzipper app like WinRAR.
Step 3: Now go to the extracted folder and Open QFIL.exe.
Step 4: Once you enter the QFIL tool, you will see the basic user interface of the tool.
Step 5: Now, Switch Off your Smartphone or Tablet.
Step 6: After your Device is powered Off, Press and Hold Volume UP Key and Connect the Device to the Computer using USB Cable.
Step 7: Now, In QFIL, Click on Browse Button
Step 8: Now locate the Firmware File (.mbn).
Step 8: Once, you have added the firmware file, QFIL will automatically load the rest of the firmware data.
Step 9: Now, Click on the Download button to begin the Flashing Process.
Step 10: Like all other devices and tools, this flashing Process will take up to 10-15 minutes to complete. Once the Flashing process is completed your device will be reboot automatically.
You have successfully installed the stock firmware on your Nokia 8.1 device. If you have any questions related to this guide, feel free to leave that in the comment section down below.
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