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Unlocking XIAOMI bootloaders
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Important information! Read first.
The theme is common for ALL Xiaomi phone models that require unlocking the bootloader. Having come to this highly specialized branch, you already know why you need unlocking, have a mi account (or you can create it without problems), you can install the firmware and deal with the drivers for the phone (on the computer), you know how to use the command line.

For the official unlock bootloader need fully working phone (tablet) without any reservations.

If the search by topic and header did not give any results:
  • clearly and correctly indicate the model Xiaomi, because on different models different nuances
  • specify the firmware version, as well as localization (official, Miui Pro, multorom, etc.)
  • Questions regarding the firmware (as well as TWRP and root) are discussed in the topic of the firmware of your model.

Models with pre-installed MIUI are unlocked only with the MiFlashUnlock program. Models with a pre-installed android are unlocked only via the command line.

When using the tool, you get a message"Binding time is too short, Less than XX hours"or"After XX hours of trying to unlock the device". This is not a bug (72/720/1440 hours or less), it is now standard counter and can not do and do not accelerate. Just wait. All phones are unlocked right now only the third version of the utility.

From 13.11.2017 models Mi5x, Redmi Note 5A, Redmi 5a get the maximum counter in360hours From the end of December, Redmi 5 / 5plus, Mi Max were added. All subsequent models will also receive such a counter.

From 08/30/2018, the maximum unlock standby counter is set to 720/1440 hours (for fresh models and models that previously had a 360 hour counter). Older models and Pokofon have a maximum counter of 72 hours.

Users of Redmi 5+ (and similar bodies) that have a "Chinese" body with the Vietnamese installed need to install Chinese firmware through a TP (test point), and only after that unlock the bootloader. You can try to change the firmware by Instructions .

As the release of new models, the previous shift in the niche of "old" with a corresponding reduction in the maximum count. Clear boundaries and no deadlines.

In this topic, it is forbidden to discuss issues related to the transfer of an account to unlock (demand, supply, etc.)! Especially since after linking a new account, you get a 72/720/1440 hour counter.

On which devices the bootloader is locked
List of devices with factory loader locking:
all models from November 2015 to the current moment. This refers to the release date of the model on the market, not the date of purchase (by you). Starting with the models Redmi 3, Redmi Note 3, Mi4s and further, more recent.

The list of devices that do not have factory lock, but can also be blocked:
As a result of random / forced firmware data devices on the official firmware, blocking the bootloader.
- Mi Note Pro
- Mi Pad 2
- Mi4c

Mi4c, Mi Note Pro is now officially not unlock. Support vehicles stopped and disconnected from the server.

Sellers, most often, patch the bootloader and install reassembled firmware (to be Russian), but there are devices that are officially unlocked (by the seller’s account).

Drivers and Utilities
Since October 2019 the minimum working version3.3.418.37and it is also recommended at the moment (least of all the problems and bugs with it).

Instructions and other useful information
Official boot loader unlocking is done only on official firmware with stock boot loader and recovery, no patched boot loaders and TWRP, no AOSP and their clones.

Starting with models2018It was regional division models loader level. "Chinese" version of the phone can be locked bootloader firmware only Chinese on board. "Flip Flops" do not take into account. When unlocked, the boot loader can be any firmware. Lock the bootloader on the "Chinese" body established under the global (Russian) insertion is impossible.

Unlock mechanism

FAQ (question-answer)
- What is a bootloader and what is it for?
- The loader is responsible for starting the system, as well as for launching the recovery.

- What is the boot loader unlock for?
- To install custom recovery, which in turn allows you to quickly install and reinstall the system, install various patches, add-ons that improve the performance of the system, add new features, as well as to create and subsequently restore backups.

- Why did Xiaomi block it?
- This is a requirement of Google, as well as for the safety of your data in case of loss of the device.

- Does unlocking bootloader affect warranty?
- Not. More detailed answerhere. But there is a nuance. If you, for example, brought the phone firmware to the bootlap, then it is not covered by the warranty. Those. The warranty is only for hardware. The software part and everything connected with it falls out of warranty.

- howto blockloader back
Method 1. Method 2.

- How to check the status of the bootloader on your phone
Wayvia fastboot, the most reliable option.Check under Linux.

- what firmware you need to pre-install to unlock
WITHthe beginning of 2017 unlock successfully passes and on stable firmware.
Previously, it was necessary to install developer (weekly) firmware for unlock.
ForMi4c and Mi Note Pro , having an unlocked bootloader from the factory, you only need to sew the last ones (starting from April 2016) China Developer Version blocking the bootloader, and only after that unlock it.
Installing official firmware locked boot does not interfere!

- When unlocking occurs hard reset? (factory reset, or data reset)
no, unlike HTC, Motorola unlocking ... unlocking occurs without data loss. Starting with Mi6, Mi Note 3, Mi Mix 2, Mi Mix 2s and more recent models - a complete reset occurs. The program will necessarily show a warning if the data will be deleted.

- What does the "factory unlock" item in the menu for developers mean?
- Opens or closes access to the bootloader, an additional security measure. This is NOT an unlock.

- Is it possible to unlock a new (other) phone, if an unlock has already been made from the m-account?
- Can. The number of unlocks is unlimited. But each new phone will have its own time counter. AND
for 1 account ->1 phone per calendar month, i.e. From the 1st of each month you can unlock the next device.

- If you lock the bootloader, then when you re-unlock, wait for the counter again?
- The same phone on the same mi account, after the first unlock, you can unlock at least every 5 minutes. But after leaving the account and changing the firmware, most likely, there will be a counter again.

- When I launch Mi Unlock, I get the message "Not connected to Mi Phone"
- Not installed (or not those) drivers for fastboot (adb).

- When unblocking, I see a message that a part of the functions, including "Finger scanner", "Device search", will be unavailable.
A little misinterpretation (the fault of the translation from Chinese into English and beyond). Functionality will remain and will work. Its PROTECTIVE properties will become weaker, since There will be access to the system and the ability to disable this functionality.

- The bootloader unlocked, but when I try to enter the recovery, I also see the phone with the cable.
This is normal. The type of recovery does not change (there is a recovery with a closed external entrance). This does not interfere with flashing official firmware. Also, you can flash TWRP and use it. Instructions for flashing, TWRP and firmware are looking for in the theme of the firmware of your device.

- Can I get OTA updates after unlocking the bootloader?
- Unlocking the bootloader does not affect the mechanism of OTA updates. As it was with the locked, it will be the same with the unlocked.

- My phone does not load and I cannot unlock the bootloader.
- If you have a "brick", then you must first "pick up" the phone, and only after that unlock the bootloader. And not the other way around.

- I forgot to enter the pattern and can not log in.
- Unlocking the bootloader does not relate to a forgotten pattern key set on the phone’s entrance and to the activated “anti-theft”. First, deal with these problems, and then unlock the bootloader (if you still need to). And not the other way around.

- For how long is permission to unlock the bootloader?
- Permission to unlock the bootloader is given forever. You can use it at any time, not necessarily immediately. Autumn (2016) and February (2017) collapse of Xiaomi databases is a force majeure, not a real revocation of permissions.

- Is it possible to block the bootloader if I have localized firmware and TWRP?
- Locking the bootloader is possible only on the official firmware and native recovery (full flow).

- Is windows important when unlocking?
- Not important. You can unlock on both 32 and 64-bit system. Bitness is sometimes important when flashing.

- When you log into your account gives an error.
- You can try to enter in the login field not a phone number, but an account ID.

- Error "Network Error"
- The problem is in the xiaomi server, the Chinese wall (firewall). You can try to clean the cookies in the browser, use the anonymizer (VPN gateway), for example, some here used TunnelBear, but others can also. For some, this problem occurs on the provider Beeline and helps to enter through another provider.

- When you try to add your phone to the database (via the developer’s menu), we get an error10008
- The problem is in the router / provider / Chinese firewall. You can try to use VPN, for example,So, orSo, orSo.

- When I try to bind the phone through the Mi Unlock status menu (in the developer menu), an error pops up86006
- This sometimes happens on stable firmware. If nothing helps, then put the developer (through the system update).

- When I try to bind the phone through the Mi Unlock status menu (in the developer menu), an error pops up20091
- You can try to makeSoanda continuation. And furthervariation. ANDwarning. an option forRedmi Note 3 Pro SE

- Problems with IP and exceeding the number of requests.
- Oneoption.Secondoption.Thirdoption.Fourthoption.Fifthoption.

- I bought a phone, and he ended up with an unlocked bootloader. How so?
- on the phone, going to the factory with Chinese firmware, sellers often patchatsya bootloader to install a global firmware. But there are also some with unlocked bootloader officially (via the service account).

- When I try to bind the phone in the developer menu, I get the message "connect to the network and try again."
- Sometimes it helps to disable the search location of the phone.

- Unlocked the bootloader, installed TWRP, root. And now the phone shows that the bootloader is locked.
- If magisk is used as root, it hides the real state of the bootloader from the system.

- Constantly in the "press any key to shutdown" fastboot
- Most often, the problem is the unfriendly yusb-ports. Slow, "oak" yusb - the best option. Or look for another computer, or try yusb-hub, better yusb 2.0.

- When unlocking, the program shows an errorдЅїз”Ё жњЄ иѕѕе€° жЊ‡е®љ ж—¶й—ґ пјЊ ж— жі• и§Јй”Ѓ
- Try other versions of MiFlashUnlock

- When you try to link your phone to the Developer menu pops up "Error Code 1"
- Get off the phone from E-Account, restart your phone and re-enter E-Account.

- On a computer processor Ryzen in 99.5% of cases, not be able to unlock the boot loader due to poor compatibility with adb mode.

Unofficial ways to bypass the loader lock
Unofficial bypass of the locked bootloader is not an unlock. Upon subsequent installation of the official or unprepared firmware, you will receive a locked bootloader or bootlap.
Each phone model has its own peculiarities of the detour (if a detour is possible) and its own files necessary for the procedure, therefore it is not possible to use instructions from one model to another. All questions on the firmware ask in the firmware branch of your device. There you will find instructions for installing the firmware, and the necessary firmware.
If your phone model is not here, it means that it is not yet possible to bypass the locked bootloader unofficially or even no one to share such information.
Xiaomi MiPad 2 (latte)
Unlocking the bootloader Xiaomi MiPad 2. It works only on MiPad 2, since it runs on an intel processor.

Redmi Note 3 Pro (kenzo)

Mi4c (libra). Suitable for Mi Note Pro (leo), adjusted for the corresponding firmware
Rollbackon an unlocked bootloader. There are many similar, but many instructions in the network in which it is written that this is “unofficial unlocking”. This is from the ignorance of the authors.
Mi4c and Mi Note Pro, unlike other models, can have 3 bootloader states. More inFAQ.

Redmi 4 Pro (markw)

Redmi 4 Prime (MARKW)

Redmi Note 3 Pro SE (KATE)

Mi4s (aqua)

Redmi 3/3 Pro (ido)

Redmi 3S / 3X (land)

Mi Max (hydrogen)

Redmi Note 5A Lite

Redmi Note 5A Prime

Redmi note 7

Redmi S2 (YSL)

Mi 6

Redmi Note 6 Pro (Tulip)

At the moment, get permission to unlock the bootloader is required. It is given to all by default. Immediately unlocker downloading and start to unlock procedure (counter remains). COUNTER BYPASS NO!

On 30/08/2018 the maximum possible waiting unlock counter is set 720/1440 hours. In reality, more often, sometimes less.

The curator of the topic is scsichnik

Post has been editedscsichnik - 02.06.20, 16:01
Reason for editing: Redmi Note 6 Pro

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Those. fast

Post has been editeddevserg - 01.02.16, 02:02

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The approval procedure is now simplified. Fill out the application is not required. Permission is given automatically. Immediately download the unlocker and proceed to the unlock process.

Instructions for applying for permission to unlock the bootloader:

Attention! If you have problems with receiving SMS, a window with Chinese text has flown out or you can not log in to your account, you will find the solution in the header!

1. Go to the siteMiui (Link is clickable) (How to enter the English version of the site) Straightlinkon the English page.
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2. Click on the single button and get to the login page
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3. Enter your account information (write number with +7, not 8) click on the login button and get to the page with the form to fill
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4. Go toGoogle translate, set the source code as Russian, and the target language is Chinese (simplified). Enter your name in Russian.
If the application page opened in English, fill in everything in English, not in Chinese !!!
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5. Copy and paste your Chinese name in the first column. On the English site we write in English. The name must consist only of letters, without spaces and other signs.
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6. In the second column, select your country (n.R. Russia (+7))
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7. In the third column we write our number (for example 9159999999)
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8. Go back toGoogle translateand write "To install a localized version of the firmware" or something like that. Yes, you can write anything.
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9. Insert in the fourth column of the form, put a tick to the left of the inscription under the form and click ongreen button.
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10. Next, you will receive an SMS with the code that you need to enter in the column. After entering click ongreen button.
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Everything, you successfully applied for unlocking the bootloader! Standby time is 3-15 days. Recently (since May) applications have been approved without any problems within 12 hours-3 days.

If you get a failure, we doSo

After you receive a confirmation SMS, followof this instruction. SMS with confirmation does not always come, t.ch. in parallel, check onthe siteand unlock program (it does not require installation, it works in portable mode).

Some accounts, mainly with high activity and / or belonging to different development groups, are given permission immediately, without a request. Those. when you try to submit an application, it flips to the program download page.

Post has been editedscsichnik - 07.05.19, 06:56

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First, outdated manual version.
Instructions for unlocking the bootloader after obtaining permission.

In order to unlock the bootloader you should have a weekly (developer) version of miui!

Stable firmwares are firmware, the number of which starts from 8 (miui8), n. 8.3 or 8.3.1
Weekly (developer) firmware starts from the year in which they are released, for example, 6/12/24 (December 24, 2016)

If your account is old enough, you can try to unlock it on a stable firmware, but it works very rarely! If you do not go, thensew weekly ! No need to spam in the topic with requests to help unlock on a stable firmware !!!

For Mi4c and Mi Note Pro, which have an unlocked bootloader from the factory, you only need to sew the latest China Developer Version locking the bootloader, and only after that unlock it. And only for them, after installing the developer, the waiting is 4-8 days, and all this time the unlock program will show "Current account is different from the account info on the device".

  1. We bind your phone to the Mi account for which permission is obtained (after logging in to the account, you can do any actions with this account, for example, enter and find your phone on the sitei.mi.com, it is advisable to do to avoid an error for 50% unlock)
  2. Download and unzip to computer MiFlashUnlock (link in the header under the driver and utility spoiler)
  3. When you open the program, click on the button "Agree"
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  4. Next, log in with your MI account for which you received permission.
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  5. Completely turn off the phone. Hold the power button and the volume button down, wait for the appearance of a hare withbutndroid We connect the phone to the computer and click on the unlock button and wait.
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  6. If all three checkboxes are lit successfully, you have successfully unlocked the bootloader, if not, write to the forum and get ready for kicking.
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  7. Check if everything is correct, go to settings>About the device, 5 times we poke on the kernel version, in the list that appears, click on the first line and at the bottom look for the item fastboot lock state, if it costsunlockyou did everything right, but what iflockthen no. This check is relevant only for Redmi 3, Redmi Note 3.
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Post has been editedscsichnik - 07.05.19, 06:57

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I managed to submit a request to unlock the bootloader here is a small FAK:
- To begin, we are looking for a proxyHERE(preferably HTTPS)
- Then we configure the proxy according to the instructionsHERE, Next words "If the proxy that you want to use supports all protocols, or you are not sure which protocols it supports, close the window by clicking OK, otherwise, additionally, do one of the following." no need to configure.
- Check if the IP has changed throughSITE
- If everything is fine then use the instructions for submitting a request from the header.
- After receiving the message that the request has been sent, do not forget to disable the proxy in the network settings.
Ps. Since the Google translator does not work with the Chinese proxy, I advise you to initially copy the name and the reason for the request in a notebook in Chinese, then just transfer it to the form on the MIUI website.
If anyone else works, please put the method in the header.


Post has been editedilya0103 - 26.01.16, 21:02

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How to greatly increase your chances of unlocking the bootloader and earn some MI credits!
Since the approval of unlocking the bootloader depends on many factors, not all receive it.
One of such factors and probably the most important is participation on the official Xiaomi forum. Is hehere
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In order to gain respect from Xiaomi, you need to at least spend a couple of days learning and participating in the forum.
So, for the beginning we enter. When you first log in, you can ask to create a nickname on the forum, write your nickname (you can fromsavagemessiahzine.com)
Before us opens the forum home page with a list of recent topics from users.
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And so, how to earn Mi credits (directly affect the course of consideration of the application)?
Mi loans are calculated by the formula:number of messages (comments) X0.5 + number of digests X5 + experience + prestige X10 + online time (hours) X0.5
Points of prestige are awarded for: an assessment of your topics by other users and for the comments of your topics by other users (I did not understand the exact prestige, can someone tell me)
The number of digests I do not know what it is (tips in QMS)
Experience is charged for voting in a poll (2 points), installing an avatar (5 points), rating a topic (10 points), writing an answer (1) and creating a topic (2)
It is worth considering that each of these operations has its own limiter in the number of repetitions per day (about 50)
It is also advisable to go into the settings and fill out basic profile information, including the installation of an avatar
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As we can see, in the last screenshot, Xiaomi knows not only what phone you have, but evenMiui version !
What to do next depends only on you, go to different topics, write comments, like, etc. Comments should be written in English. Those who know English well, try to create a couple of topics.

Post has been editedscsichnik - 10.06.16, 13:45

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What firmware did you use while waiting? *

I would add another option - no, the phone at that time was not yet on hand. That was how it was with me.

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Ilya0103 @ 01/29/2016, 11:45*

As it does not really work tips. I have been registered on the forum since 2003, the information is 100% filled, the phone is activated, the visits to the forum were, at the time of the refusal was in the status of gold.
SMS did not come, the site hangs a failure. I submitted applications with 3 more accounts, they are waiting for approval for more than 10 days.

Judging by the forum miui, gold, diamonds are refused, and just registered accounts receive permissions.

In general, the situation with unlocking is not clear, they also blocked the figs with it, but the normal unlock method is the same as on a Nexus or HTC

Post has been editedilya0103 - 31.01.16, 15:35

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* ilya0103,
Generally, the system of approval and refusal is not clear, and why did they refuse it? My phone is what I want and I do, I want to unlock, I want to throw out and so on. If a person submits an application, then by 98% he realizes what it is for.

And how to re-apply, too, there is no information anywhere, I suppose I don’t want to create a couple of dozen accounts, but they do.

Post has been editedOrldim - 31.01.16, 15:41

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* OrlDim
There is a feeling that approval / refusal is given in time, a week is given to everyone, and then there is no week, in order to find out, we are conducting a survey

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My site goes like this
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and in the program MiFlashUnlock like this
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Received sms on January 12th and all

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* Sevpilot,
Try to go from incognito to their site.

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Since they see the firmware version, maybe you need to install a developer?

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There is a feeling that approval / rejection is given in time.

If so, then this is nonsense. Moreover, I still have three accounts waiting for the result, the time of submission is different
* Devilsoft,
At the time of failure, there was a weekly office. Yes, and many have been given good at all without a phone.

It is sad that the Chinese are silent, at least they would write something in time and how to continue to be rejected, or write in the subject, and there is nothing in the subject except for curses

Post has been editedOrldim - 31.01.16, 16:02

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here on the pagehttp://en.miui.com/thread-216442-1-1.htmlUnlock bootloader XRN3 you can see who has what firmware
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* Sevpilot,
Yes, it is clear, but if you read the forum ga en.miui.com and even onsavagemessiahzine.com, the people received permission to unlock without having a phone in their hands, that is, they bought the bodies while they went from the seller to register an account, submitted an application and received a positive response. So it's not a fact that the firmware affects. If so, I don’t understand my refusal at all, everything was on Feng Shui. Is that the avatar did not like

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* Dmitry I.,
What did they do all this time? Some give good to others net.h / s

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Marco Polo Vc @ 01/31/2016, 15:34*
what kind of avatar?

company hare with phone. in the English forum, this avatar is not paid attention.

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I also refused, one account was 6 months old, and another almost 2 years old, filed again with a Chinese proxy, I fill in credits on the forum, while the inscription is green for 6 days

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If a person submits an application, then by 98% he realizes what it is for.
C'mon, read the theme of the firmware, there newbies are those 2% polls.
I have been waiting for more than 3 weeks already. He even wrote a post to the complaint on their forum. Do not care so far.
It seems that they read what you write on the forum all these 10+ days. : D So millions Thanks in every topic will not pass, I guess.
SchA and the theme of the firmware will be inundated about unlocking, and this one too.

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* Bugogogo
I wrote something in Chinese for a month now, and after the cancellation can I reapply?

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