How to use MSM Download Tool v1.6.19 to flash your OnePlus device
If you have a OnePlus device that is bricked or stuck in a bootloop, you might want to try using MSM Download Tool v1.6.19 to restore it to stock firmware. MSM Download Tool is a Windows-based software that can flash official OxygenOS ROMs to your OnePlus device via EDL mode. In this article, we will show you how to use MSM Download Tool v1.6.19 to flash your OnePlus device.
MSM Download Tool is a tool developed by OnePlus and Qualcomm to flash stock firmware to OnePlus devices. It can be used to unbrick, restore, or upgrade your OnePlus device via EDL mode. EDL mode stands for Emergency Download Mode, which is a special mode that allows you to flash firmware files to your device using a USB cable and a PC.
What is MSM Download Tool v1.6.19?
MSM Download Tool v1.6.19 is the latest version of MSM Download Tool that supports flashing OxygenOS 11 and Android 11 based ROMs to OnePlus devices. It can be used to flash OxygenOS 11 to OnePlus 8T, OnePlus 8 Pro, OnePlus 8, OnePlus Nord, OnePlus 7T Pro, OnePlus 7T, OnePlus 7 Pro, and OnePlus 7. It can also be used to flash OxygenOS 10 to older OnePlus devices such as OnePlus 6T, OnePlus 6, OnePlus 5T, and OnePlus 5.
How to use MSM Download Tool v1.6.19?
To use MSM Download Tool v1.6.19, you will need the following things:
A Windows PC with an internet connection
A USB cable compatible with your OnePlus device
The MSM Download Tool v1.6.19 zip file (you can download it from here)
The stock firmware file for your OnePlus device (you can download it from here)
Once you have everything ready, follow these steps:
Extract the MSM Download Tool v1.6.19 zip file to a folder on your PC.
Run the MsmDownloadTool V4.0.exe file as administrator.
Wait for the tool to load and verify the firmware file.
Turn off your OnePlus device and connect it to your PC via USB cable.
Press and hold the volume up and volume down buttons simultaneously for about 10 seconds until your device enters EDL mode.
The tool should detect your device and show its serial number and status.
Click on the Start button on the tool and wait for the flashing process to complete.
Your device should reboot automatically once the flashing is done.
Disconnect your device from your PC and enjoy the stock OxygenOS ROM on your OnePlus device.
If you encounter any issues while using MSM Download Tool v1.6.19, here are some tips that might help:
Make sure you have installed the latest drivers for your OnePlus device on your PC.
Make sure you have disabled any antivirus or firewall software on your PC that might interfere with the tool.
Make sure you have enough battery charge on your device before flashing.
Make sure you have backed up your data before flashing as it will erase everything on your device.
If the tool fails to detect your device or shows an error message, try using a different USB port or cable or rebooting your PC or device.
If the tool gets stuck at any stage of the flashing process, do not disconnect your device or close the tool. Wait for some time or try pressing the volume up and volume down buttons simultaneously for a few seconds.
If the flashing process completes but your device does not boot up or gets stuck in a bootloop, try doing a factory reset from recovery mode or flashing again with a different firmware file 06063cd7f5