The bootloader is a program that controls our device when we start it. Once it checks that everything is fine, it gives way to the operating system to start. In this article, we will cover how you can Unlock Bootloader In Any Xiaomi Phone.
Obtaining root rights on your Xiaomi will allow you to open many new features, such as modifying android applications, disabling ads, installing modifications for firmware, etc
I recommend that you follow the instructions carefully.
- Now unlocking takes place on stable firmware.
- Phones manufactured after 2015 primarily need to “unlock bootloader” that protects the operating system from unauthorized access.
- Phones manufactured before 2015 do not need to unlock the bootloader (you can skip the previous step). You can immediately start installing advanced recovery (TWRP recovery).
- After installing the recovery, it is necessary to flash a special archive that introduces root rights into the system.
IMPORTANT. The bootloader unlocking process is easily reversible by installing an official ROM, which would lock it again and leave the terminal as it was. However, your provider may shield itself to void the device’s warranty if detected. Consult your supplier or carry out the process under your responsibility and being aware of its implications.
Stage One : Requesting Xiaomi for authorization to unlock bootloader
To unlock the bootloader of a Xiaomi phone, the first thing we have to do is request authorization to do so. This authorization is requested from Xiaomi directly and usually takes less than 10 days to get authorized
If you do not have a Xiaomi account, you cannot do the process. You must create one either with your Xiaomi phone or at the following link: Create Official Xiaomi Account
It is important that your Xiaomi account is linked to your phone number for the process to work. To avoid problems use the same phone number to create the account, to request the unlock permission on your Xiaomi phone.
Open the browser on your computer. I recommend that you use Google Chrome since you will be able to translate the web automatically. Enter the following link: http://en.miui.com/unlock/
Once inside the official page, click on unlock now.
The website asks you to download an application to your PC
Extract the archive and run the application and log in with your MI credentials
Click on the gear icon at the top right corner to check for updates and if available update it
Now we have to follow the instructions displayed on the screen
- Turn off your phone
- Hold the volume down button and power button together to enter bootloader
- As soon as you have entered the bootloader connect your phone to your PC
Your screen will be similar to as shown above now click on unlock
As the unlocking process continues the screen will look like as shown in the above image
Step 3 – Wait for the unlocking period to pass
On your first try the screen will pop a message asking you to wait for about 168 hours before you can proceed to unlock your bootloader.
Some users get a shorter waiting period and some complain about a longer waiting period
Do not try any unorthodox methods to bypass the waiting period as it may cause the waiting period to extend even more.
As soon as the waiting period is over your bootloader will unlock successfully
Your bootloader has been unlocked successfully and now you can install custom roms and access many other features.
If you face any complications during the process leave a comment and we will get back to you.
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