Nothing Phone (1) Test Point EDL (Emergency Download Mode) is a diagnostic mode in Qualcomm-based Android devices that allows direct communication between the device and a computer for repair device malfunctions. When Qualcomm Snapdragon devices are bricked and unresponsive, Testpoint is usually required to enter EDL mode, which is the only way to potentially save the device.
To enter EDL a pair of tweezers is necessary to make a test point, which involves touching Golden Points on the device’s motherboard while connecting the USB cable to the computer can successfully enter EDL mode.
For some newer devices, an authorized account or patched firehose is also needed. This article provides information on test points for Nothing phone.
There are 4 methods to reboot into EDL mode:
- First Method: Boot into fastboot mode and enter “fastboot oem edl” command from the Minimal fast boot folder
- Second Method: Connect to a computer via USB, launch the command prompt from Minimal Fastboot files, and enter “adb reboot edl” command while holding the shift key and right-clicking
- Third Method: Turn off the device, connect to a computer via USB, and press and hold the Volume Up + Volume Down keys to boot into EDL mode
- Fourth Method: Remove the battery connector and connect two test points, which will show up as a Qualcomm port when connected. Choose the preferred method based on the device and preference.
Nothing Phone (1) Reboot EDL steps:
- Install the QCOM driver on your computer.
- Remove the back cover of the phone and locate the test point, as shown in the accompanying image.
- Short the test point using a copper wire or tweezers, and then connect the USB cable.
- Check the device manager for the QCOM USB device under the COM port. If it’s not there, try the steps again.
Use of Test Points Nothing Phone (1):
- Flashing the firmware of the device to fix software issues
- Upgrade or Downgrade Software Version
- Unbricking the device, Bootloop or Dead
- Remove Security Lock
- Remove FRP (Factory Reset Protection)
- Recovering deleted or lost data from the device
Test points are typically used as a last resort when the device cannot enter EDL mode through standard methods, such as by using a combination of buttons or software commands. It involves physically accessing the device’s motherboard and using a probe or wire to make contact with specific points to force the device into EDL mode. This requires some knowledge of disassembling devices, so proceed at your own risk.