Vivo X21S (1814A) EDL Mode PINOUT – Vivo X21S Test Point


Vivo X21S (1814A) EDL Mode PINOUT – Vivo X21S Test Point

This article shows you the way to bring Vivo X21S into Test Point mode which is formerly known as Emergency Download (EDL) mode. Despite it is an advanced method, some users still prefer to use this technique to bypass the need an officially unlocked bootloader.

There might be a situation when your device got bricked or in the boot loop state, but the bootloader has not been unlocked yet. Hence, this situation will force you to deliberately use the Test Point method. It would be impossible to unlock the boot loader since the device is bricked or is bootlooped.

What Is Vivo X21S EDL Mode?

If you are a newbie user then probably EDL mode may be a new word for you. But if you are involved in rooting and flashing firmware then absolutely not.

In short, EDL mode is also known as an emergency mode for mobile. Technically all the Vivo devices come with EDL mode option. If you want to install or update your own Vivo phone then you have many options to flash new stock ROM on the device using Recovery Mode or using fastboot mode. Both methods have some limitations like Recovery ROM can be used only to update higher version and you can’t downgrade Xiaomi version.

Just boot the device into EDL mode or emergency downloading mode and flash fastboot rom /firmware using vivo flash tool. It will fix all existing errors or you can recovery your dead phone again.

It’s really must to understand that EDL mode flashing is an universal method for all Vivo devices. But EDL booting process may be different for different devices. For some devices, you can use EDL boot command but problem is that now a days edl command don’t work for all latest Nokia smartphones. So test point is the easiest and perfect method to boot any Vivo phone into edl mode using test terminals.



  • Power off the device if possible.
  • Open back cover of dead Vivo X21S. [You may do Google to tear down Vivo X21S at home]
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[Be careful at the time of removing back cover of the device and make sure you are not going to damage any hardware of the device]
  • Once you are able to remove back cover, disconnect the batter connector first. Battery not required for EDL mode.
  • Now remove the black tape to visible the edl points of Redmi Note 5 pro as shown below.

Vivo X21S 1814A EDL Mode PINOUT Vivo X21S Test Point

  • Now EDL mode or Vivo X21Sedl test points are in front of you. And you can use them to install firmware on Vivo X21S without unlocking the bootloader.

So guys this is all about Redmi note 5 pro emergency downloading mode or edl mode. Now you can find the Vivo X21S test points easily.

Uses Of Vivo X21S Test Points

  • Install stock ROM on Vivo X21S.
  • Flash Vivo X21Swithout unlock the bootloader. Bootloader unlocking permission not required.
  • Recovery dead Vivo X21S by flashing firmware.
  • Install stock ROM easily, if the device is not able to boot into fastboot mode or device stuck on the Nokia logo.
  • Remove Vivo X21S FRP Lock without any tool.
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