Xiaomi is a privately owned Chinese electronics company headquartered in Beijing. It is the world’s 4th largest smartphone maker. Xiaomi designs develop and sells smartphones, mobile apps, laptops, and related consumer electronics.
There are two different way to unlocking the bootloader, The Official Method, and Non-Official Method. We will go through this hack and unlock by the official method.
Basically, if you unlock bootloader with official method your system accepts it and causes no problems while flashing MIUI ROMs.
But if you unlock the bootloader by this hack method, your system doesn’t accept it fully and causes problems if you flash stock MIUI. Flashing MIUI without proper modifications will easily cause a hard brick.
If you don’t think around of your smartphone or tablet much, you may not exactly know what the bootloader is. This is the program that fires up as you turn on your device and is used to load the operating system. The majority of smartphone manufacturers lock the bootloader by default allowing only the loading of their own firmware or UI and preventing the installation of custom ROMs, such as CyanogenMod or Paranoid Android. As such, unlocking the bootloader is one of the key components to being able to install these custom ROMs on your device and we’ll show you the simplest and the easiest way to unlock you Xiaomi Devices.
Unlocking Tool supported device
- Xiaomi Mi 4c
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
- Xiaomi Mi Note Pro
- Xiaomi Redmi 3
- Xiaomi Mi 4S
- Xiaomi Mi 5
- Xiaom Mi devices launched in the year 2016 onwards
Unlock Bootloader With Permission [Official Method]
Warning: Unlocking Bootloader may void warranty. The second method is risky and you should be cautious about it.
Part 1> Apply for Bootloader Unlock Code
Step 1. To Unlock Bootloader of Xiaomi device request an Unlocking code from Here.
Step 2. To get approved from Xiaomi website It may take up to 2 days to get the unlock code. The approval will be sent to your phone as a text message.
Part 2> Unlocking using the Mi Unlock Tool
Mi Flash Unlock tool is what you need to after getting your request approved. It’s just a matter of time to get the permission.
Step 1. Download and Install Mi Unlock Tool on your PC.
Step 2. Open Mi Unlock tool and login to your Mi account (which you have used to get unlock code from Xiaomi website) using your credentials.
Step 3. Once logged in, Turn off your device and boot it into fastboot mode by holding volume down + power buttons simultaneously. Wait a few seconds, then let the power button and the volume button go again. (The phone will display “fastboot” text indicating that it has successfully entered fastboot mode.)
Step 4. Now connect your Xiaomi device to the PC using properly working USB cable. Wait for 10″ to 15 sec to detect your device automatically.
Step 5. Once detected, click the UNLOCK button. It will show you the progress. If it completes without any issues, your bootloader will be unlocked.
(i) If the unlocking process fails at 50%, wait for 2 days and try again.
If successfully unlocked, now you’re ready to Root your Xiaomi Device. Just be careful as flashing a ROM not designed for your phone can permanently damage it. Enjoy!