How to Flash Stock Rom with DFU (Broadcom Download Firmware Utility)

Broadcom Download Firmware Utility (DFU) is a small utility which is used to perform multiple tasks on Broadcom devices like flashing stock firmware on smartphone and tablets. Here, in this guide, we’ll let you know that how to flash stock ROM on Android devices using Broadcom Download Firmware Utility (DFU). Also, we have given links to download the correct DFU Flash Tool. DFU flash tool is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7 / 8 / 8.1 and Windows 10.

There is no need to install the tool as its portable and can be used without any installation on PC. Just download the DFU tool and extract the .zip file on the desktop of your PC. Click on the dfu.exe file to run. This tool supports multiple modes to flash the stock firmware on Broadcom devices such as Simple Download Mode, Calibration Mode and Loader Mode as well as contains other listed advanced features.

  • ADB Fastboot Protocol
  • BootUSB Mode
  • Password Protection
  • Console Tab
  • Calibration Mode
  • Restarting Device
  • Athena/21553 support
  • Generate Debug logs
  • Play sound after flashing
  • Turn off the device
  • Stress Test

Steps to Flash Stock Rom using DFU Tool on Android Devices:

Before proceeding to the installation guide, create a proper backup of all your valuable data, and the battery level of your device should be at least about 70% to 80% to avoid unexpected shutdowns during installation.

Step No 1: – First, download and install the Broadcom USB drivers on your Windows-based PC if you have not already installed.

Step No 2: – Once the drivers are installed, download and extract DFU tool on your PC.

Step No 3: Turn OFF your phone.


Step No 4: – Now, you’ll need to download the required Stock ROM which you’d like to flash on your phone. After downloading the firmware, extract it on your PC.Step No 5: – Run dfu.exe on your PC.

Step No 6: – Click on the Browse button from the Top Right and locate the firmware folder after launching the Broadcom Download Firmware Utility (DFU), as shown below.


Step No 7: – After you have found the DFU compatible firmware folder, it will be displayed in the Broadcom Download Firmware Utility (DFU) tool automatically.


Step No 8: – Now, tap on the Download menu after the firmware is added successfully in DFU tool.


Step No 9: – Click on Start button to initiate the flashing process.


Step No 10: – Plug the Android phone (Broadcom Chipset based) to your PC. (But ensure that the phone is Powered OFF).

Step No 11: to- Once the phone is connected to the PC, just press Volume UP or Down button on to be detected by Broadcom Download Firmware Utility (DFU).

Step No 12: – As soon as the Broadcom Download Firmware Utility (DFU) recognise your phone, the flashing process will automatically start.


Step No 13: – You’ll see Finish message after flashing process is completed.

Step No 14: – Finally, close the DFU tool and disconnect your Android Device from the PC.

Done! You have successfully flashed the Stock ROM on your Android phone using DFU tool.

Credits: All credits goes to Broadcom INC for creating and distributing DFU Flash Tool.

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